Association for the Study ofLaw, Culture & The Humanities 14th Annual Conference, March 11 & 12, 2011Universityof Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School ofLaw boundaries and enemies Nations are imagined political communities . . . , which need boundaries, and enemies. Law is integral to the construction and maintenance of these boundaries, and the identification of enemies. . . . This part of the fiction [that imagines nations as communities] typically masks various forms of inequality, exclusion and exploitation. -Nan Seuffert, Jurisprudence of National Identity: Kaleidoscopes of Imperialism and Globalisation from Aotearoa New Zealand This conference was made possible by the generous support of the William S. Boyd School ofLaw at the Universityof Nevada, Las Vegas Special thanks are owed to Dean John Valery White, for his immediate and unwavering support. Thanks are also due to Daniel Boose and Eric Kerchner, Villanova University School ofLaw Class of 2012, for their work on the conference program, and Dean John Y. Gotanda, for the research support that made their labors remunerated. Program Committee Catherine Kellogg, Department of Political Science, Universityof Alberta William MacNeil, Griffith Law School Penelope Pether, Villanova University School ofLaw Clifford J. Rosky, S.J. Quinney CollegeofLaw, Universityof Utah Andrea Stone, Department of English Language and Literature, Smith College ! i!
Organizing Committee Linda Meyer, President, Law, Quinnipiac University Serena Mayeri, Secretary, Law and History, Universityof Pennsylvania Susan Ayres, Treasurer, Law, Texas Wesleyan University Austin Sarat, Editor, Law, Culture and Humanities, Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College Tucker Culbertson, Webmaster, Law and LGBT Studies, SyracuseUniversity Susan Heinzelman, Listserv Moderator, English and Women's Studies, Universityof Texas Marinos Diamantides, Law, Birkbeck College, Universityof London Leonard Feldman, Political Science, Hunter College Catherine Kellogg, Political Science, Universityof Alberta Desmond Manderson, Law, McGill University Jennifer Mnookin, Law, Universityof California - Los Angeles Serena Mayeri, Law and History, Universityof Pennsylvania Francis J. Mootz III, Law, Universityof Nevada, Las Vegas Paul Passavant, Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Penelope Pether, Law, Villanova University Ravit Reichman, English, Brown University Local Arrangements Francis J. Mootz III served as on-site coordinator and would like to express his thanks to Associate Dean Christine Smith; Director of Special Programs, Elaina Bhattacharyya; Director of Communications, Catherine Bacos; and Faculty Support Supervisor, Nettie Mann, for their hard work. ! ii