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Inheriting inequality: Wealth, race, and the laws of succession
Palma Joy Strand, Inheriting Inequality: Wealth, Race, and the Laws of Succession, 89 Or. L. Rev. 453 (2010).
The article begins by documenting deep inequality in the form of Black-White wealth disparities. While the overall wealth distribution in the United States is highly unequal from both historical and international perspectives, ...
Civic underpinnings of legal change: Gay rights, abortion, and gun control
Palma Joy Strand, The Civic Underpinnings of Legal Change: Gay Rights, Abortion, and Gun Control, 21 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 117 (2011).
This article offers a civic view of legal change. This view emphasizes the role of citizens and describes the connection between civic bonds and new, sustainable legal doctrine, especially constitutional doctrine. Three ...
Do we value our cars more than our kids? The conundrum of care for children
Palma Joy Strand, Do We Value Our Cars More Than Our Kids? The Conundrum of Care for Children, 19 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol'y 1 (2011).
Formal child care workers in the United States earn about $21,110 per year. Parking lot attendants, in contrast, make $21,250. These relative wages are telling: The market values the people who look after our cars more ...
Cultivating "civity": Enhancing city resilience with bridging relationships and increased trust
Palma Joy Strand, Cultivating "Civity": Enhancing City Resilience with Bridging Relationships and Increased Trust, 50 Idaho L. Rev., no. 2, 2014 at 153.
Sociologists have demonstrated that "civic" social networks -- weblike ("small-world, weak-tie") networks comprised of collaborative relationships that bridge across social divides to generate trust and norms of generalized ...
Is Brown holding us back? Moving forward, six decades later: Visionary states, civic locals, and trusted schools and teachcer
Palma Joy Strand, Is Brown Holding Us Back? Moving Forward, Six Decades Later: Visionary States, Civic Locals, and Trusted Schools and Teacher, 23 Kan. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 283 (2013/2014).
Brown v. Board of Education brought the democratic value of equality to U.S. democracy, which had previously centered primarily on popular control. Brown has not, however, resulted in actual educational equality -- or ...
Gaining on the gap: Changing hearts, minds, and practice
Robert G. Smith, Alvin L. Crawley, Cheryl Robinson, Timothy Cotman Jr., Marty Swaim & Palma Strand, Gaining on the Gap: Changing Hearts, Minds, and Practice (2011).
This book serves as a guide along the journey taken by six individuals who each played a role in moving a school system along a path where race would not be a predictor for academic success. Join us as we share insights ...
Law as story: A civic concept of law (with constitutional illustrations)
Palma Joy Strand, Law as Story: A Civic Concept of Law (with Constitutional Illustrations), 18 S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. 603 (2009).
This article introduces a social constructionist civic concept of law, which emphasizes the story nature of law and the fact that as a complex social system law emerges from and is grounded in collaborative communications ...
Troubled lawyers and lawyers in trouble: Current trends and perspectives
Palma Joy Strand, Troubled Lawyers and Lawyers in Trouble: Current Trends and Perspectives, in Second Annual Seminar on Ethics and Professionalism (Omaha Bar Ass'n ed., 2008).
Racism 4.0, civity, and reconstitution
Palma Joy Strand, Racism 4.0, Civity, and ReConstitution, 42 Hastings Const. L.Q. 763 (2015).
Racism has been so deeply embedded in our culture for so long that actions taken to uproot it have not been entirely successful. After each concerted effort, racism grows back but in a different form. To emphasize the ...
Education-as-inheritance crowds out education-as-opportunity
Palma Joy Strand, Education-as-Inheritance Crowds Out Education-as-Opportunity, 59 St. Louis U. L.J. 283 (2015).
Since the founding of our nation, education has been valued as a preeminent means of achieving equal opportunity and the social mobility of democracy. A generation ago, however, Professor John Langbein diagnosed a different ...