Hank Willis Thomas 'Raise Up' Statue, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery Alabama (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)
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.
"A two-prong generous gift from Frances Coles will help Berkeley Law’s Center for the Study of Law & Society expand its already sizable impact and influence.
A global hub for scholars in the multidisciplinary field, CSLS has been hailed by former Law and Society Association president Howard Erlanger as “without a doubt the premier law and society research center in the world.” Another former president (Lawrence Friedman) called it “a magnet for scholars all over the world whose international influence is incalculable.”
Most Mondays from 12:45 - 2:00pm | Details forthcoming.
Monday, January 24 - JAMILA MICHENER
Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University
"Civil Justice and Local Organizations"
Cosponsored with the Center for Race & Gender, & the Civil Justice Research Initiative
Monday, January 31 - JENNIFER M. CHACÓN
Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
“Legal Phantoms: The Haunting Power of Failed Law Reform”