Assistant Professor, Politics
Thalia González is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College.
- Office: Johnson 302
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 323-259-2896
Education: B.A., Arizona State University; J.D., Northwestern University
In her teaching and scholarship Professor González has developed an interdisciplinary, multicultural, and community-focused approach to understanding increasingly complex and interdependent relationships between law and society. Her research and teaching interests include law and education, juvenile justice, human rights, civil rights, critical race theory, community legal practice, and social movements. She has authored articles on restorative justice, racial disproportionality education, juvenile justice, economic development, law and organizing, and community environmental policing. Professor González is a member of the Civil Rights Project Research to Practice Collaborative at University of California, Los Angeles and since 2009 has studied the use of restorative justice in the context of school culture, school violence, and addressing racial disparities in discipline. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Professor González was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley Law. Prior to joining the faculty at Occidental College, Professor González was a practicing attorney and community organizer. She has held faculty appointments at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Arizona State University.
Thalia González, Fighting for Dignity and Respect in Schools: A Decade of Parent Organizing for Human Rights in South Los Angeles (work in progress)
Thalia González, Integrating Experiential Legal Education into the Undergraduate Curriculum: A New Dimension to Critical Service-Learning (submitted for review)
Thalia González & Giovanni Saarman, Regulating Pollutants, Good Neighbor Agreements, and Negative Externalities: Who Bears the Burden of Protecting Communities? (Ecology Law Quarterly: forthcoming 2014)
Thalia González, Reclaiming the Promise of the Indian Child Welfare Act: A Study of State Incorporation and Adoption of Legal Protections for Indian Status Offenders, 42 N.M. L. Rev. (2012)
Thalia González, Keeping Kids in Schools: Restorative Justice, Punitive Discipline, and the School to Prison Pipeline, 41 J.L. & Educ. 2, 281-335 (2012)
Thalia González, Restoring Justice: Community Organizing to Transform School Discipline Policies, 15 UC Davis J. Juv. L. & Pol'y 1, 2-37 (2011)
Thalia González, A Model for Economic Empowerment: Minority Business Development and Advocacy Before the California Public Utilities Commission, Los Angeles Pub. Int. L.J. 2, 104-129 (2010)
Book Chapters and Edited Volumes
Thalia González & Benjamin Cairns, Socializing Schools: Addressing Racial Dispartities in Discipline Through Restorative Justice in Closing the School Discipline Gap: Research for Policymakers (Teachers College Press, forthcoming 2014)
Thalia González & Edwin González-Santin, The Indian Child Welfare Act: Legal Mandate for Social Justice and Preservation of American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage in Social Issues in Contemporary Native America: Reflections from Turtle Island (Ashgate Press: February 2014)
Thalia González, Protecting the Future of Tribal Communities: Ensuring Compliance with the Indian Welfare Act in Big Ideas for Children in the Southwest (First Focus: 2012)
Thalia González & Benjamin Cairns, Moving Beyond Exclusion: Integrating Restorative Practices and Impacting School Culture in Denver Public Schools in Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System (New York University Press: 2011)
American Politics and Public Policy
Community Law Internship
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
The Fourth Amendment
Law and Society
Race and Law
Supreme Court Politics
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/index.html. Archive containing opinions of the court issued since 1990.
http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/supreme.html. Free source for finding cases (federal and the state level).
http://www.landmarkcases.org/. Wide range of materials about landmark cases, including secondary sources, and a helpful glossary.
The Supreme Court & the Justices
http://www.supremecourtus.gov/. Official site of the Supreme Court and provides information about the history and operation of the Court, links to cases, as well as biographical information about the justices.
http://www.supremecourthistory.org/. Official site for the Historical Society of the Supreme Court and is resource for information about the Court (includes a timeline, biographies of the justices, and information about including landmark cases).
http://www.oyez.org/oyez/frontpage. Multimedia site that includes audio transcripts of oral arguments in major cases, a virtual tour of the Court, as well as biographical information for sitting justices, information about pending cases, and news items about the Court.
News & Press Coverage
http://news.findlaw.com/legalnews/us/sc/. News about the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
http://www.law.com/jsp/scm/index.jsp. News and commentary about the Supreme Court.
http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/currentawareness/ussupremes.php. News about the Supreme Court, as well as links to blogs and others sources of information and commentary about the Court.
http://www.scotusblog.com/movabletype/. Discussions about the Court and its cases.
http://scotus.blogspot.com/ Information about pending cases.
http://supremecourtwatch.tpmcafe.com/. Commentary about current cases and Supreme Court news.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/help/constRedir.html. Links to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, later amendments, the Federalist Papers, and other materials.
http://www.law.indiana.edu/uslawdocs/declaration.html. The Declaration of Independence.
http://www.usconstitution.net/. A Comprehensive, annotated on-line guide to the Constitution.
http://www.constitution.org/. Secondary information about the Constitution.
http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/federalist/. The Federalist Papers.
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/federal/fed.htm. The Federalist Papers, Annotated.
http://confinder.richmond.edu/ Links to other Constitutions.