CSLS Speaker Series

CSLS Speaker Series

Spring 2021 SPEAKER SERIES CALENDAR COMING SOON

Fall 2020 SPEAKER SERIES TALKS

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Monday, August 31 – Becca Goldstein

Assistant Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
“The Effects of Criminal Justice Debt: Evidence from a Field Experiment”
(co-authors Devah Pager, Bruce Western, and Helen Ho)
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Monday, September 14 – Patricia Cain & Eleanor Swift

Patricia CainProfessor of Law, Santa Clara University
Eleanor Swift, Professor Emerita, Berkeley Law

“Breaking into the Legal Ivory Tower: The First American Women Law Professors–a book by Herma Hill Kay”
In celebration of 150 Years of Women at Berkeley.  Cosponsored with the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies.
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Monday, September 21 – Matt A. Barreto & Sonni Waknin 

Matt A. Barreto, Professor of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies, UCLA
Sonni Waknin, Managing Law Fellow, UCLA Voting Rights Project & UCLA School of Law class of 2020 Graduate
“The Right to Vote During a Global Pandemic: Improving Vote By Mail and Protecting In-Person Voting”
Cosponsored with Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice
There are two related papers for this talk; first paper / second paper.
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Monday, October 5 – Osagie Obasogie, Nikki Jones, & Stephanie Campos-Bui

Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Bioethics, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program; Haas Distinguished Chair, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Nikki Jones, Associate Professor of African American Studies, UC Berkeley
Stephanie Campos-Bui, Clinical Supervising Attorney, Policy Advocacy Clinic at Berkeley law
New Perspectives on Reforming the Criminal Justice System
Cosponsored with Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice , Center for Race and Gender, & Center for Research on Social Change

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Monday, October 12 – Patricia Posey

Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
Political Science Department’s junior faculty member for the Race and Capitalism Project
“Race and Indebted Access: How the Fringe Economy Shapes Political Inclusion”
Cosponsored with Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice  & Center for Race and Gender

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Monday, October 26 – Veena Dubal-POSTPONED

Associate Professor of Law, UC Hastings Law
“Rulemaking as Structural Violence: Immigrant Workers Amidst Innovation Governance”
Cosponsored with Center for Law and the Workplace, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, & Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Monday, November 2 – Susan Hyde, Taeku Lee, & Kathy Abrams 

Susan Hyde, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Taeku Lee, Professor of Political Science and Law, UC Berkeley 
Kathy Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Democracy, Civil Society, & Free and Fair Elections
Cosponsored with Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative & Institute of Governmental Studies

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Monday, November 9 – Vesla Weaver

Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Political Science and Sociology, Johns Hopkins University 
“The State from Below: Democracy and Citizenship in Policed Communities”
Cosponsored with Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice , Institute of Governmental Studies, & Center for Research on Social Change

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Monday, November 16 – Rebecca Hamlin

Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Crossing: How We Label and React to People on the Move
(University Press, 2021)
Cosponsored with Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice  & Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

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Monday, November 23 – Richard Ross

David C. Baum Professor of Law and Professor of History, University of Illinois
“The Rule of Law in British America: Thinking with Indians While Comparing to Spaniards”

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To receive email notification of talks, please send your name and email address to csls@law.berkeley.edu

All events will take place on Zoom. Meeting registration details forthcoming.
Registration will remain open until event start time.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact csls@law.berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.