BART cell cut off

August 19, 2011

I gave a quick e-mail interview to Fast Company, about BART’s decision to cut off mobile communications to avoid a social media-assisted protest.  Here is the quotation: Another expert on telecommunications law, Jerry Kang of the UCLA Law School, seconded the fact that BART’s decision took the transit provider into a legal gray area. According to Kang, […]

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Video Online – Implicit Bias in the Courtroom

April 20, 2011

With Jennifer Mnookin, I codirect the pulse program at UCLA Law school. We recently uploaded video from the very interesting second annual symposium.

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Asians in the Library Redux

April 15, 2011

APILSA is sponsoring a talk at the law school on Asians in the Library, which I’ll be moderating.  Great panelists.  Promises to be an interesting conversation. See also Asians in the Library post.       ‘

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Asians in the Library

March 16, 2011

A UCLA student recorded a video rant complaining about about Asians in the library, which went viral (caution re the anonymous comments–they may be offensive).  [Update:  according to the Sacramento Bee, the video may have been a trial balloon for a larger blog presence.] Since I am teaching communications law and policy right now, this poses […]

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Getting up to speed on implicit bias

March 13, 2011

Updated 2017 11 27 I sometimes get inquiries from folks about  implicit bias.  I’ve written quite a bit about the subject.  Here’s a guide on which articles you might want to read. New My Book Review of Jonathan Kahn’s Race on the Brain (critique from the Left) published in Science Implicit Bias Video Series @ […]

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PULSE Symposium announcement

February 12, 2011

Implicit Bias in the Courtroom: Theoretical Problems and Concrete Solutions Public Conference: March 3, 2011 The problems of overt discrimination have received an enormous amount of attention from lawyers, judges, and policy-makers. While explicit sexism, racism, and other forms of bias still exist, they have become less prominent and public as compared to earlier periods […]

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California Judicial Training Videos on Implicit Bias

January 16, 2011

I was in the process of responding to an email request about training materials on implicit bias.   I knew that the California Administrative Office of the Courts had produced a three part series called “The Neuroscience and Psychology of Decisionmaking” (put together by Kimberly Papillon).  I thought a few easy searches would turn up […]

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AALS Social Science and Law Talk map

January 10, 2011

 At the AALS Research Committee section (Jan 6, 2011), I gave a talk about how Implicit Social Cognition might be imported in the law (after Tony Greenwald and before Greg Mitchell).   The themes included:  behavioral realism, 4 quadrants of legal intervention, and politicization (with time only to discuss Backlash from the Right).  Here’s […]

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Seeing through Colorblindness published

January 5, 2011

2010 was a busy year in terms of getting some papers out on implicit bias and the law. Seeing through Colorblindness: Implicit Bias and the Law (co-authored with psychologist Kristin Lane) was just published in the UCLA Law Review.   Here’s a table of contents: If want to learn more about” behavioral realism,” here’s a […]

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Self-surveillance privacy draft online

December 23, 2010

This is still very much a draft.   Comments and reactions are welcome.  Here’s the link to the full paper @ SSRN.   The abstract is below: It has become cliché to observe that new information technologies endanger privacy. Typically, the threat is viewed as coming from Big Brother (the government) or Company Man (the […]

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