Early-bird Deadline: Sun, September 11th, 2016
Tue, October 11th, 2016
Extended Submission Deadline: Sun, November 6th, 2016
While intentionally interdisciplinary, this conference likely is of most interest to those with interests in:
Political Science | Elections | Public Policy | Public Administration | Intergovernmental Relations | Legislation | Judicial Process | International Law | Trans-Pacific Partnership
Professor of Law
Harry and Lillian Hastings Research Chair
UC Hastings College of the Law
Politics, law and public policy are intertwined on most substantive social issues. A case in point receiving much current media attention regards the open carrying of handguns. Gun rights activists support open carrying as a way to normalize gun ownership and deter crime, whereas gun control activists find it disruptive to social discourse and an invitation for violence. As shown below, California and five other states have enacted laws to ban the open carrying of handguns. Thirteen states have enacted public policy to require a permit or license to openly carry. The remaining thirty-one states have no law or public policy limiting the open carrying of handguns. There is no Federal law or public policy, and the U.S. Supreme Court has not offered an opinion on the matter.
Each conference weekend, a specialty workshop is offered that exposes attendees to open-source productivity tools that are freely available, such as "R Packages", that are specifically designed for teaching and research in the discipline(s) and topics that are the focus of that weekend.
It is the leading programming language for newly introduced algorithms, and more than 7,000 “R Packages” are available for download to save you from needing to “reinvent the wheel” in your own work. We solicit requests from attending delegates and select one or two to present at each workshop. No prior experience with R or programming is expected.
Following are a sample of “R Packages” representative of those we cover: