CSLS Speaker Series

To receive email notification of talks, please send your name and email address to csls@law.berkeley.edu
  Coffee will be available.
Unless otherwise noted all talks are 12:30p-1:45p
in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room at 2240 Piedmont Avenue. 


Monday, January 26 - Paul Starr
Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs, Princeton University
"Entrenchment: Power, Rules, Structure"

Monday, February 2 - Benjamin Liebman
Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law
Director, Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
"Leniency in Chinese Criminal Law? Everyday Justice in Henan"

Monday, February 9 - Kaaryn Gustafson
Professor of Law, UC Irvine Law School
"The Legal Manufacture of Hardworking Bastards:  Marriage, Bastardy, Apprenticeship, and the Policing of Race and Labor in North Carolina, 1741-1870"

THURSDAY, February 26 - Bernard E. Harcourt
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law
Directeur d'études, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
Director, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, Columbia University
"The Expository Society:  Spectacle, Surveillance, and Exhibition in the Digital Age"

Monday, March 2 - Victor David Quintanilla
Associate Professor of Law, Indiana Maurer School of Law
"Biasing Access to Justice: A Social Psychological Investigation of the Pro Se Signaling Effect"

Monday, March 9 - Steven Wilf
Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
"(Re)-Contextualizing Intellectual Property: 
Social Conflict and Social Practice in Late 19th Century America"

Monday, March 16 - Jonathan Simon
Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law and Director, CSLS, UC Berkeley

Monday, March 30 - Yxta Murray
Professor of Law and William M. Rains Fellow, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
"Seeing Instead of Peering in Detroit: Eminent Domain, Blight Clearance, and Poverty in the City"

Monday, April 6 - Jeannine Bell
Professor of Law and Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow, Indiana Maurer School of Law
"Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and the Challenging of Policing in Contemporary Spaces"

Monday, April 13 - Gregory Alexander
A. Robert Noll Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School
"The Sporting Life: Democratic Culture and the Historical Origins of teh Scottish Right to Roam"

Monday, April 20 - Ariela Gross
John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History, USC Gould School of Law
"From the Streets to the Courts:  The Grassroots History of Colorblind Conservatism"

Monday, April 27 - Amy Lerman
Michelle Schwarz Associate Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, UCB
"Arresting Citizenship:  Political Consequences of the Carceral State"

FALL 2014

Monday, September 8 – Christopher Tomlins
Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
"Revulsions of Capital: 
The Political Law of Slavery in the Epoch of the Turner Rebellion, Virginia, 1829-1832”

Monday, September 15 –Leonardo Barbosa
Michigan Grotius Research Scholar, University of Michigan Law School
Legislative Attorney, Chamber of Deputies (Brazil)
"Constitutional Law and the Fight Against Contemporary Slavery in Brazil:
Putting Property on the Line"

(co-sponsored with The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of History) 

Monday, September 22 –Avani Mehta Sood
Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Cognitive Cleansing: Experimental Psychology and the Exclusionary Rule   

Monday, September 29Mary Dudziak
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory Law
"Death and the War Power" 

Monday, October 6Ira Ellman
Charles J. Merriam Distinguished Professor of Law and Affiliate Professor of Psychology
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
"How Ordinary Citizens Think about Fairness in Family Law Rules" 

Monday, October 13Tonya Brito
Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
"The Dearth of Defense:  Realizing the Unrealized Promise of Civil Gideon"

Monday, October 20Rebecca McLennan
Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley
"Circuit Justice: Law, Legitimacy, and the Federal Courts in the Early Republic" 

CANCELED Monday, October 27William Forbath
Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law
"Wealth, Commonwealth, and the Constitution of Opportunity: A Story of Two Traditions"

Monday, November 3Victor Rios
Associate Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
"Missing fire: Punitive Social Control Across Institutional Settings" 

Monday, November 10Herbert Kritzer
Marvin J. Sonosky Chair of Law and Public Policy, University of Minnesota Law School
"Do Judicial Elections Matter, and If So, How?" 

Monday, November 17Liora Israël
Associate Professor, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris)
"Legalize It! The Rising Place of Law in French Sociology" 

Monday, November 24Marie Gottschalk
Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
"Bring it On: The Future of Penal Reform, The Carceral State, and American Politics" 

Monday, December 1 Sujit Choudhry
Dean, Berkeley Law School
"How to Do Constitutional Law and Politics in South Asia"

Spring 2014

Monday, January 27 – Calvin Morrill and Michael Musheno
Calvin Morrill, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and Sociology and Associate Dean for JSP and Michael Musheno, Director of the Legal Studies Program and Adjunct Prof. of Law, Berkeley Law
“The Cultural Organization of an Urban High School that Works:
Lessons in Trust, Conflict & Control”

Monday, February 3 – Dylan Penningroth
Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University
and Research Professor, American Bar Foundation
“Faith and Property in African American History”  

Monday, February 10 – Simon Cole
Professor, Department of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine
“Forensic Science Reform as a Site for Public Law and Society Scholarship”  

Monday, February 24 – Kamari Clarke
Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
“Africa and the International Criminal Court:
Making Sense of Structures of Emotion in Decision-Making”

Monday, March 3 – David Harding
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
“Effects of Incarceration on Employment and Recidivism: Evidence from a Natural Experiment”  

Monday, March 10 – Christoph Graber
Professor of Law, University of Lucerne
“The Future of Online Content Personalization: Technology, Law and Digital Freedoms”  

Monday, March 17 – Ruth Horowitz
Professor of Sociology, New York University
In the Public Interest: Medical Licensing and the Disciplinary Process  

Monday, March 31 – Benjamin Van Rooij
John S. and Marilyn Long Professor of U.S.-China Business and Law, UC Irvine
General Duty to Obey the Law: Perceptions of Chinese in Comparative Perspective  

Monday, April 7 – Susan Coutin
Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Anthropology and
Associate Dean of the Graduate Division, UC Irvine
“Re/Membering: Reassembling Nations, Persons, and Histories in the Aftermath of Violence”  

Monday, April 14 – Jennifer Eberhardt
Associate Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
“Race, Crime, and Inequality: A Social Psychological Perspective”

VENUE CHANGE TO 132 BOALT--Monday, April 21 – Christopher Edley, Jr.
The Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr., Distinguished Chair, Berkeley Law 
“Movement Building and Policy Revolution in Public K-16 Education” (reading)

Monday, April 28 – Kevin Quinn and Christopher Elmendorf
Kevin Quinn, Professor of Law, Berkeley Law and Christopher Elmendorf, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law (co-author Marisa Abrajano)
Using Experiments to Estimate Geographic Variation in Racially Polarized Voting"

Fall 2013

Monday, September 9 - David Sklansky
Yosef Osheawich Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
1984 Is So Last Century: Privacy and Policing in the Information Age

Monday, September 16 – Devon Carbado
Associate Provost and the Honorable Harry Pregeson Professor of Law, UCLA
"Equal Protection Inversions"

Monday, September 23 – Neil Fligstein
Class of 1939 Chancellor's Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
All of the Incentives Were Wrong: Opportunism and the Financial Crisis
(Co-author Alexander Roehrkasse)

Monday, September 30 – Andrew Guzman
Jackson H. Ralston Professor of Law and Associate Dean,
International and Graduate Programs, Berkeley Law,
and Katerina Linos, Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Human Rights Backsliding
(Co-sponsored with the Law and Economics Workshop)
Change: Talk will start at 12:45 in Boalt 100. Lunch from 12:15p

Monday, October 7 – Melissa Murray
Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
“Remaking Public Sex"
(co-author Daniel Kluttz)

Monday, October 14 – Jay Krishnan
Professor of Law and Charles L. Whistler Faculty Fellow,
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
“Grappling at the Grassroots: Access to Justice at India's Lower Tier"
(Berkeley—Indiana Law and Society Speaker Exchange)

Monday, October 21 – Robert Gordon
Professor of Law, Stanford University and Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History
and Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University
“Markets, Morals, Lawyers: Can Lawyers Repair,
or Do They Just Exacerbate, the Pathologies of Commercial Societies?”

Monday, October 28 – Edward Rubin
University Professor of Law and Political Science, Vanderbilt University
“The Morality of Self-Fulfillment and the Modern State”

Monday, November 4 – Heather Haverman
Professor of Sociology and Business, UC Berkeley
Property in Print: Copyright Law, Cultural Conceptions of Authorship,
and the American Magazine Industry
(co-author Daniel Kluttz)

Monday, November 18 – Setsuo Miyazawa
Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law and Aoyama Gakuin University Law School, Tokyo
“Criminal Trials by Mixed Panels in Japan: First Four Years”

Monday, November 25 – Kathryn Abrams
Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
"Feeling Work in the Undocumented Students Movement"

 Talks 12:30p-1:45p in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley.
A light lunch is served at 12:00 noon.

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 Jonathan Simon, Director