2006 Archive

Two Students Capture Law and Society Writing Prizes

Ariel Meyerstein '06 and UC Berkeley undergraduate Ian Richardson have won prestigious prizes from the Law and Society Association (LSA) for outstanding research papers. They are students in the Jurisprudence & Social Policy and Legal Studies programs, respectively.

Meyerstein won the LSA's graduate prize for his paper "Between Law and Culture: Rwanda's Gacaca and Postcolonial Legality." Richardson won the undergraduate prize for his paper "From Institutional Change to Practical Service: the Development of the Practical Meaning of Title VI." They will be honored at the LSA's annual meeting in Baltimore on July 8.

For more than a decade, the Massachusetts-based LSA has sponsored the annual competition for outstanding law and research papers written by graduate and undergraduate students. Founded in 1964, the LSA is an organization representing scholars from many fields and countries, interested in the place of law in social, political, economic and cultural life.