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Alison Renteln

Alison Renteln

Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Public Policy, and Law

Last Updated: Thursday, July 5, 2018

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Personal Website: Link
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Alison Renteln studies international law, human rights, comparative legal systems, constitutional law and legal and political theory. An expert on cultural rights, including the use of the "cultural defense" in the legal system.

Renteln has lectured to judicial organizations and law enforcement groups on this subject. She served on the State Bar Commission on Access to Justice and the California Judicial Council Access and Fairness Advisory Committee. She also served as a member of the California Attorney General's Commission on Hate Crimes. She holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, an MA from the UC Berkeley, a PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from UC Berkeley, and a JD from USC Gould School of Law.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Odessa American
July 16, 2018
Re: Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich published a commentary on the possibility of a nomination and potential to win the election for certain politicians. “Sadly, I knew the difference between winning a nomination and winning a general election,” Estrich said. “A year before, when I took over the campaign, I was already a well-known ‘rules junkie’ in Democratic circles, a veteran of two cycles and three campaigns, not to mention the rules fights at the 1980 convention and the two rules commissions that always followed our defeats.”

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Jonathan Barnett
April, 2018

Jonathan Barnett's original op-ed posted in The Hill "SCOTUS is About to Hear the Easiest Antitrust Case Ever" was reprinted in Competition Policy International on April 2, 2018.

Hannah Garry
April, 2018

Hannah Garry served on the conference steering committee for the International Human Clinicians Conference, UCLA School of Law.

George Lefcoe
April, 2018

George Lefcoe attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.