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On January 5, 2012, Rose Cuison Villazor presented her paper, "Negotiating Citizenship," at the Constitutional Law Section Panel on Citizenship. The paper argues that in some instances, the rights and obligations of citizenship may be negotiated. Her paper was selected from the Constitutional Law Section's Call for Papers.
On January 6, she presented her essay, "Teaching Property Law and What It Means to Be Human" at the Section on Law and the Humanities. The essay explores the ways in which film, novels and art provides valuable tools for teaching doctrinal, theoretical and normative principles of property law. The essay will be published in the California Law Review's online publication, The Circuit. http://www.californialawreview.org/circuit
Also on January 6, she presented her article, "The Other Loving: Uncovering the Federal Government's Racial Regulation of Marriage," at the Section of Family Law and Section of Juvenile Law. The article examines the role of the federal government in restricting interracial marriages during Occupied Japan (post-World War II) and it analyzes the contemporary implications of this unknown federal regulation in contemporary debates about the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This article was published in November 2011 at the NYU Law Review. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1785365