The Law and Society Association hosted its international conference in Lisbon last month. I presented on a panel on traditional African governance. My paper, “Women, Violence, and Changing Legal Landscapes in Rwandan Mining,” drew from my WCMM data to argue that private mining companies have taken on state-like functions in the extractive communities I study. In particular, companies have become “legal architects” and “legal managers” in local conflict resolution. This paper has been submitted to a journal and is currently under review. Please reach out for a copy of the manuscript.