June 29, 2011
UC Davis Law Review was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court! In her dissenting opinion, Justice Ginsburg cited a Volume 28 article written by Russel Weintraub. See J. McIntyre Machinery, LTD v. Nicastro, 2011 WL 2518811 (decided June 27, 2011) citing Weintraub, A Map Out of the Personal Jurisdiction Labyrinth, 28 UC Davis L. Rev. 531, 555 (1995).
Ranked thirtieth among legal journals in the United States, the UC Davis Law Review publishes scholarly articles from legal academics, practitioners, and student editors. The Review's staff prides itself on consistently meeting deadlines while working with authors to produce the highest quality scholarship. Each academic year, the staff of nearly 75 students publishes one volume composed of five issues. This year, the Review staff is excited to publish its forty-sixth volume.
Lecture: What Would Be the Story of Alice and Leonard Rhinelander Today?
My lecture today comes from my book project, According to Our Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family, which will be published by Yale University Press in 2013. According to Our Hearts consists of two parts. The first part of the book tells the love story of Alice and Leonard Rhinelander, which began in 1921, and their trial in November of 1925. Thereafter, the second part of the book uses the annulment lawsuit, Rhinelander v. Rhinelander, from 1924 and its resulting trial in 1925 as springboards for examining how law and society have functioned together to frame the normative ideal of family as monoracial. Specifically, it explores how law and social norms have worked to define the ideal of family as monoracial: (1) by failing to account for the existence of multiracial families; and (2) by punishing those who are part of multiracial family units. In so doing, it discredits the myth that interracial, heterosexual couples no longer experience legally facilitated discrimination against them in a post-Loving v. Virginia era.