Mark Brandon, currently a constitutional law expert at Vanderbilt University Law School with a secondary appointment in the department of political science, was a LAPA Fellow in 2008-2009. During that time, he worked on his most recent book States of Union: Family and Change in the American Constitutional Order, which was published in 2013 by the University Press of Kansas. The book is a finalist for the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award.
LAPA/Perkins Fellow Daniel LaChance is one of seven winners of a prestigious competition for junior law and humanities scholars. An interdisciplinary committee from sponsoring organizations The University of Southern California Center for Law, History and Culture, and the Law Schools of UCLA, Columbia, and Georgetown selected among the anonymously submitted papers. The honor means that Danny will present his paper in a stand-alone session at a June conference with two senior scholars as commentators.