Assistant Professor, Politics
Thalia González is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College.
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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, race, and society. Her research and teaching interests include law and education, community legal practice, social movements, civil rights, critical race theory, juvenile justice, and the intersection between law and organizing. She has authored articles on restorative justice, racial inequity in education, juvenile justice, economic development, collaborative models of community problem-solving, and the use of non-legal strategies for social change. Since 2008, Professor González has studied the use of school-based restorative justice in the context of addressing racial disparities in school discipline, school culture, and school violence. She is a member of the Civil Rights Project Research to Practice Collaborative at University of California Los Angeles. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Professor González will be 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. Professor González has also taught at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Arizona State University. Professor González has substantial experience designing, developing, and implementing statewide legal and public policy advocacy strategies focused on underserved communities. Central to her work is the "big picture" recognition of the interrelatedness of issues facing underserved communities. She maintains a deep commitment to issues of social justice and continues to work in the community, as well as sit on several non-profit boards.
American Politics and Public Policy
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Community Law Internship
Constitutional Law I
Constitutional Law II
Law, Social Activism and Change
Race and Law
Thalia González, Empowering Students and Transforming Communities: A Critical Service-Learning Teaching Model for Undergraduate Legal Education (work in progress)
Thalia González & Benjamin Cairns, Addressing Racial Disparities in School Discipline: Restorative Alternatives to Exclusionary Practices in Schools (work in progress)
Thalia González & Giovanni Saarman, Environmental Law, Good Neighbor Agreements, and Negative Externalities: Who Bears the Burden of Protecting Communities? (under review)
Thalia González, The Indian Child Welfare Act: Legal Protections For Native American Children, Families, and Tribes in Context in Social Issues in Contemporary Native America: Reflections from Turtle Island (Ashgate Press: forthcoming 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, 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, J.L. & Educ. 41 J.L. & Educ. 2, 281-335 (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)
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)
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.