Me on medium

I’ve started a Medium channel to better represent my research interests, and how they intersect with my life as a parent with a mental illness. I’ll still post on here things that are more personal, and will try to do so at least once a week. I’ll also cross post here so the folks who […]

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To New “Friends” on Facebook and Twitter

I’ve noticed lately that I’ve been accepting friend requests from law professors. Folks perhaps that I met on the market, or just colleagues of other professors. I talk a lot about mental health on here, in particular my own struggle with bipolar II disorder. It’s concerned me a bit to widen my “friends” on here […]

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“It’s Not Fair:” A Working-Class Mama with Middle-Class Kids

“It’s not fair.” The first words out of my seven-year old’s mouth after leaving a birthday party turned barbecue at the home of one of her classmates. She had a great time, and her brother too as he tagged along for the party. I sort of knew what she meant when she said those words, […]

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Humbled…and Tired

First, let me say how humbled I am that y’all are still reading. That I’m still getting emails from folks wanting to connect. That my stories and experiences are making a difference. I’m totally and completely humbled. Second, as you can imagine, I’m exhausted. Tired. Writing a dissertation in a year while nurturing a marriage […]

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ABD #5: festschrift

Today was an inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhausting day. I traveled from Stanford to UC Berkeley to attend a festschrift honoring a prominent, if modest and humble, legal scholar. Festschrifts are usually reserved for scholars who are retiring, or are held after a scholar has passed away. But the organizers of this event felt that this […]

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Champions of Freedom

This is an event I organized for my kids’ school…the posters went up on Tuesday, in honor of MLK Day that was celebrated on Monday. There are posters of the “champions of freedom” and “fact” posters that have facts about each of the people, color coded. Today, the kids did a “fact hunt” by choosing […]

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Why are 60% of the books in the sociology section of the borders about food?

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I must be getting the hang of this

From a law professor on my first piece of legal scholarship: Hi gradmommy I just finished reading your paper for advanced law class and wanted to tell you that it is just excellent– by far the best of the class and certainly also one of the best I’ve seen in many years.   You managed […]

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Stop the Presses: ASA in Vegas

Ok, I gotta work on a paper to submit by the January 13th deadline so I can get funding to go: ‘cuz ASA is going to be in VEGAS, baby!  

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