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Hank Willis Thomas 'Raise Up' Statue, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery Alabama (Getty Images)

Criminal Justice

Hank Willis Thomas 'Raise Up' Statue, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery Alabama (Getty Images)

Lighting the World Protesting Darkness, Fayek Tasneem Khan (Getty Images)

Democracy and Civil Society

Lighting the World Protesting Darkness, Fayek Tasneem Khan (Getty Images)

Martin Luther King Jr's speech 'I Have A Dream' at the Lincoln Memorial (public domain)

Inequality

Martin Luther King Jr's speech 'I Have A Dream' at the Lincoln Memorial (public domain)

The Center for the Study of Law and Society

The Center supports theoretically-based, empirical research on new developments at the interplay of law and society in contemporary and historical contexts.  While part of Berkeley's School of Law, the Center fosters a multidisciplinary context in which UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students from many departments interact and engage with visiting socio-legal scholars from universities in the United States and abroad.

CSLS Speaker Series: Archive of Recordings 

Many of our talks for the 2020-2021 academic year were recorded and can be found here.

 

CSLS former and current Faculty and Executive Directors

Please consider making a donation to support CSLS.  Donate $100 dollars or more and you will receive a CSLS t-shirt!  Funds will support BELS Fellows, JSP Students, 60th anniversary conference, and crucial and timely programming focused on our three pillars of Criminal Justice, Inequality, and Democracy and Civil Society. 

CSLS Congratulates Rosann Greenspan! 

Rosann Greenspan

Former and long-time CSLS Executive Director, Rosann Greenspan, is a recipient of a Legacy award at this year’s Law and Society Association Conference.  The Legacy Award is bestowed on individuals to honor their outstanding contributions to the development of the Law & Society Association’s mission and legacy, extensive service, and scholarly publications.  The award ceremony will be held online on Saturday, May 29th, at 11 a.m. Central Time.  More information on the awards ceremony can be found here