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Conferences, Workshops & Special Events 2011-2012

Dedication of the Sanford H. Kadish Library
Reception to Honor Sandy Kadish

Monday, November 5, 2012, 4-5pm
2240 Piedmont Avenue
(Photos)

Since arriving on the Berkeley campus in 1964, Sanford H. Kadish has been associated with the Center for the Study of Law and Society (founded 3 years earlier by Philip Selznick). In 1976, as Dean of Boalt Hall Law School, Sandy co-founded the path-breaking Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program with Philip Selznick. The first PhD students arrived in 1978; next fall we will welcome the 35th class of JSP students. On October 5, 2012, Sandy honored us with a wonderful interview (conducted by David Lieberman) in the CSLS Conversations in Law and Society Series in which he described the early days at the Center and the founding of JSP. The videotape will soon be available on the web. Join us as we raise a glass to our friend and founder Sandy Kadish, enjoy some hors d’oeuvres, and admire the beautiful new sign over the entrance to the Sanford H. Kadish Library.

BERKELEY-NSF WORKSHOP

On the Interpay Between Social Sciences and Law Schools:
Visions, Challenges and Trajectories

(FUNDING FROM THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION,
LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES PROGRAM)

Thursday, May 3rd-Friday, May 4th

50th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE (1961-2011)

The Future of Law and Society

A Conference on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary
Of the Center for the Study of Law and Society
University of California, Berkeley

November 3-4. 2011
Bancroft Hotel

 

Conferences, Workshops & Special Events 2009-2011

A TALK BY SHELDON L. ZEDEK

Date: February 4, 2010, 12:30-1:45p
Location: Goldberg Room
Title: "Ricci v. the City of New Haven"

Bay Area Law and Society Scholars (BALSS)

The Balss meeting was held in conjuction with Conversations in Law and Society
Friday, April 23, 2010
2-3:30p
Location: 140 Boalt Hall
Reception in CSLS Library, 2240 Piedmont Avenue.

Constitution Day Colloquium

(Program flier)
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties: The Constitution in Crisis Times
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Program 12:15p - 1:50p with a light lunch available 11:45a - 12:15p
Location: Boalt 110

Constitution Day itself is September 17th. This colloquium on September 15th is part of a week of events in celebration of the Constitution of the United States. The Welcome will be given by Calvin Morrill, the Director at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. The panel will be chaired by Malcolm Feeley. The first of two papers to be presented is by Willoughby Anderson, Law Clerk, Chambers of Senior Judge John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, and is entitled "Constitutional Crisis in Birmingham: the Civil Rights Movement and Beyond." The discussant will be Goodwin Liu, Berkeley Law. The second paper is "Martial Law and Military Courts: Hawaii in WWII" and will be presented by Harry Scheiber and Jane Scheiber, UC Berkeley. The discussant for this paper is Gordon Silverstein, UC Berkeley.

 

Conferences, Workshops & Special Events 2008-2009

 

A CONFERENCE ON BUILDING THEORY THROUGH EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES

Friday, April 24, 2009
(website) (info for presenters)

Empirical Legal Studies is often associated with sophisticated quantitative work and less often associated with theory. This conference is designed to highlight the ways in which empirical legal studies (both quantitative and qualitative) can and should be integrated with theoretical work. The conference, building on a long tradition of empirical legal studies at Berkeley, will show how empirical legal studies can be grounded in socio-legal theory and can be used to generate, test, and elaborate socio-legal theory. Invited speakers from both the legal academy and the social sciences will foster a productive dialog about the intersection of empirical legal studies and law and social science theory. The conference will consist of three panels scheduled consecutively to allow for full participation. We also hope to foster connections across disciplines and among scholars in this area that will continue long after this initial conference.The conference will feature a Keynote Address by Richard Lempert, Stein Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Law and Sociology at the University of Michigan and former director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division at the National Science Foundation. Panelists and discussants include: Katherine Albiston (UC Berkeley), Kitty Calavita (UC Irvine), Lauren Edelman (UC Berkeley), Yuval Feldman (Bar Ilan University), Tristin Green (Seton Hall), John Hagan (Northwestern), Daniel Ho (Stanford), Valerie Jenness (UC Irvine), Alexandra Kalev (Arizona), Stephanie Lindquist (Vanderbilt), Orly Lobel (University of San Diego),Calvin Morrill (UC Irvine), Anne Joseph O'Connell (UC Berkeley), Kevin Quinn (Harvard), Margo Schlanger (Washington University), Mark Suchman (Brown University), Christopher Zorn (Pennsylvania State).

THE VIRTUES AND VICES OF LEGALISM: A CONFERENCE HONORING THE WORK OF ROBERT A. KAGAN

(Program) (Presenter Information) (Photo Gallery)
Friday, September 19, 2008

Beginning with the publication of Regulatory Justice in 1974, Bob Kagan has made far-reaching contributions to the study of courts, regulatory decision-making, and the legal profession. Richly comparative, his work spans disciplinary and national boundaries. Through detailed empirical observation Kagan's writings shed new light on the day-to-day reality of legal actors and institutions. His work has been particularly influential in the study of regulation, where his studies have shaped contemporary understandings of what constitutes reasonable and effective regulation. His insights have brought attention to the special problems of the American legal order, where he argues that an exceptionally adversarial system, while very useful in some respects, diminishes the accountability, efficiency and fairness of the U.S. system. Bob Kagan's work is original and provocative. In the law and society tradition, Bob's empirical studies get to the core of the law in action. And in the jurisprudence and social policy tradition, he draws normative implications that challenge scholars and policymakers alike to seek reason and justice in law. Inspired by this model and his generous mentorship, scores of graduate students have sought to follow in his path. The sessions will include: 1) Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance, 2) Comparative Legal Institutions, and 3) Adversarial Legalism. In the final session -- The Virtues and Vices of Legalism -- Malcolm Feeley will take the long view of Bob's work and the themes that weave throughout, and Bob will be invited to respond.

It is anticipated that the papers will be published as an edited volume as soon as possible after the conference.
Organizing Committee: Malcolm M. Feeley (Chair), Lauren Edelman, Rosann Greenspan, Tom Burke (Wellesley College), Noga Morag-Levine (Michigan State-College of Law)

BAY AREA LAW AND SOCIETY GATHERING

Stanford Law School will host the next Bay Area Law and Society Scholars (BALSS) gathering on Wednesday, October 29, 2008.

Stanford Law School will host the next Bay Area Law and Society Scholars (BALSS) gathering on Wednesday, October 29, 2008.

MELLON-SAWYER SEMINAR PLENARY CONFERENCE

November 7-8, 2008

During 2007-2008 the Center for the Study of Law and Society hosted a year-long seminar funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Grant. Entitled "The Dilemmas of Judicial Power in Comparative Perspective, the seminar was administered by Gordon Silverstein (Political Science), Principal Investigator, and Robert A. Kagan (Political Science and Law), Malcolm F. Feeley (Jurisprudence and Social Policy, School of Law) and Martin Shapiro (Law), co-prinicipal investigators. Also assisting were Diana Kapiszewski (Post-doctoral Fellow), Manoj Mate (Political Science), and Pablo Rueda (Jurisprudence and Social Policy). A complete calendar of speakers and participants is available on the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar website.November 7-8, 2008During 2007-2008 the Center for the Study of Law and Society hosted a year-long seminar funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Grant. Entitled "The Dilemmas of Judicial Power in Comparative Perspective, the seminar was administered by Gordon Silverstein (Political Science), Principal Investigator, and Robert A. Kagan (Political Science and Law), Malcolm F. Feeley (Jurisprudence and Social Policy, School of Law) and Martin Shapiro (Law), co-prinicipal investigators. Also assisting were Diana Kapiszewski (Post-doctoral Fellow), Manoj Mate (Political Science), and Pablo Rueda (Jurisprudence and Social Policy). A of speakers and participants is available on the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar website.

All the Sawyer Seminar speakers and participants will be returning for the Plenary Conference on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, where they will review and discuss the papers presented during the seminar. Authors will revise their papers in light of the theoretical framework developed through an iterative process and contribute them to a volume for publication. The Plenary Conference website has links to the current versions of the papers.

CELEBRATING PHILIP SELZNICK'S NEW BOOK

November 18, 2008
(program front, back)

Philip Selznick, Professor of Law and Sociology, Emeritus; Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Society; Founding Chair of the Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) Program; and Former Chair of the Department of Sociology, in his 90th year, has just published a new book with Stanford University, Press, A HUMANIST SCIENCE: VALUES AND IDEALS IN SOCIAL INQUIRY. In honor of Philip, and in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the JSP Program he envisioned and established, the Center for the Study of Law and Society and the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program will host a reception and discussion, on Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Goldberg Room (Simon Hall). Marianne Constable (U.C. Berkeley), Sanford Kadish (U.C. Berkeley), Martin Krygier (University of New South Wales), and Philippe Nonet (U.C. Berkeley) will provide comments, followed by a reply by Philip Selznick.

Conferences, Workshops, and Special Events 2007-2008

2008 BCLT PRIVACY LECTURE: DAVID COLE
The Center for the Study of Law and Society co-sponsored the 2008 BCLT Privacy Lecture by David Cole of Georgetown University, with responses by John Yoo and David Kris, on April 14, 2008. The topic of Professor Cole's lecture was: "Would You Rather Be on Closed Circuit TV or in Jail ? Trade-offs between Liberty and Privacy in the U.S. and the U.K."

 

CSLS BAY AREA LAW AND SOCIETY GATHERING
On October 17, 2007, Bay area law and society scholars gathered for an evening of conversation, starting with a brief presentation by Lawrence Friedman of Stanford Law School, long a leading light in our field.

The second BALSS gathering took place on March 19, 2008 at UC Hastings (200 McAllister Street, San Francisco). After an informal reception, the group gathered to discuss Hiring and Career Choices in Law and Society, featuring: Nell Newton (Dean and Chancellor, UC Hastings College of the Law) and Jonathan Simon (Chair, JSP Program, and Associate Dean, Boalt School of Law, UC Berkeley). David Levine (UC Hastings College of the Law) facilitated the discussion.

Stanford Law School will host the next Bay Area Law and Society Scholars (BALSS) gathering in Fall 2008.

CSLS MINI-SERIES ON EMPIRICAL RESEARCH METHODS
CSLS has launched a new series of methodology seminars presenting aspects of empirical research methods by and for legal and sociolegal scholars. To go to the webpage of any of the workshops in the mini-series, click on the seminar title below. There you will find the videos of each 3-hour seminar; handouts; powerpoint slides; bibliographies; and other course materials.

The first seminar was a Workshop in Systematic Qualitative Fieldwork led by Calvin Morrill of UC Irvine on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 9 a.m. to noon, in the JSP Seminar Room.

The second seminar was a Workshop in Historical-Comparative Methods led by Robin Stryker of the University of Minnesota, on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 9 a.m. to noon, in the JSP Seminar Room.

The third seminar was an Introduction to Survey Research led by Tom Piazza of U.C. Berkeley's Survey Research Center, on Thursday, February 21, 2008, 9 a.m. to noon, in the JSP Seminar Room.

The fourth seminar, The Art and Science of Interviewing, led by Kristin Luker, Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley, took place on Thursday, April 10, 2008, 9 a.m. to noon, in the JSP Seminar Room.

JIRI PRIBAN, "IS THERE THE SPIRIT OF EUROPEAN LAW?"
Jiri Priban, Professor of Law at Cardiff University, University of Wales, presented a public lecture on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. The event was co-sponsored by the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Center for the Study of Law and Society, and the Institute of European Studies.

Recent Conferences and Workshops

2007

LAW AND THE EMOTIONS
The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to be a co-sponsor of Law and the Emotions: New Directions in Scholarship, February 8-9, 2007.
Conference Website

2006

CONFERENCE TO HONOR THE WORK OF HARRY N. SCHEIBER

Friday, September 15th, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Boalt Hall School of Law
Conference Website
Conference Photos by James Block
Conference Photos by Victoria Woeste
David Lieberman presents signed poster to Harry Scheiber

2005

WEST COAST LAW AND SOCIETY RETREAT
Friday, Saturday, March 11-12, 2005.
Doubletree Hotel / Berkeley, CAFriday, Saturday, March 11-12, 2005.Doubletree Hotel / Berkeley, CA

A highlight of the year’s activities was the highly successful, inaugural West Coast Law and Society Retreat, initiated by CSLS Director Lauren Edelman, and organized and hosted by CSLS, with major funding from Boalt Hall, as well as the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Dean of Social Sciences, Stanford Law School and the University of Washington. Some 80 invited scholars in a range of academic fields from about 20 universities and law schools participated in intensive discussions about the state of sociolegal scholarship in a variety of substantive areas, as well as about teaching law and society in undergraduate, graduate and law school programs.

2004

PROTECTING HUMAN SUBJECTS VS. PRESERVING SOCIAL RESEARCH
Thursday, April 8, 2004.
Jack Katz, Professor of Sociology, UCLA

2003

CONFERENCE TO HONOR THE WORK OF MARTIN SHAPIRO
March 6, 2003
(see agenda)

March 6, 2003

Martin Shapiro has profoundly shaped the study of public law in the United States His work has influenced the study of American constitutional and administrative law, the politics of European integration, and comparative constitutional law. His 1981 book Courts was described (by Sam Krislov) as "the most significant single contribution in the field" of public law in political science. He is the recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association. To further honor his career, of which the last 25 years have been spent at Boalt Hall, this conference brought together colleagues, admirers, and former students.

The conference featured three panels with papers prepared especially for the occasion and a discussant commenting on each session's papers. The sessions include: 1) Law and Politics in the United States, 2) Comparative Law and Courts, and 3) The Politics of European Integration. Papers and commentary were presented by Lief Carter, Javier Couso, Paul Craig, Howard Gillman, Tom Ginsburg, Carol Harlow, Lynn Mather, Shep Melnick, Bronwen Morgan, Brad Roth, Alec Stone Sweet, and Joseph Weiler. Martin provided commentary at the conclusion of the three substantive sessions. The papers were published as an edited volume in 2005, Tom Ginsburg and Robert Kagan, editors.

LAW & SOCIETY ASSOCIATION SUMMER INSTITUTE
July 16-20, 2003
Clark Kerr Campus

The Institute was co-sponsored by CSLS and the Law & Society Association, with additional support from Boalt Hall and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The theme of the Institute was “(Studying) Justice in a Changing World:” Some 26 participants drawn from 120 applicants – advanced graduate students and junior faculty from across the U.S. and abroad – had the opportunity to engage with senior law and society scholars. Faculty included 6 CSLS affiliates: Robert Kagan, Lauren Edelman, Robert MacCoun, Philip Selznick (emeritus) Harry Scheiber, and Jonathan Simon, as well as 10 other distinguished law and society scholars.

2002

LAW AND SOCIETY IN CHINA
September 20-21, 2002

A conference on law and society in China was held at the School of Law (Boalt Hall), sponsored by the School, the Institute of East Asian Studies, the Center for the Study of Law and Society and the Center for Chinese Studies. All of the participants had recently engaged in field research in China that promised insights into the operation of a range of institutions, with implications for state-society relations. The conference was organized by Stanley Lubman, visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society and lecturer at Boalt Hall, Kevin J. O'Brien, professor of political science, UC Berkeley and Neil Diamant, assistant professor of political science, Dickinson College. The papers were published as an edited volume in 2005, Diamant, O’Brien and Lubman, editors.

Other Highlights 1996-2000

CONFERENCE ON PHILIP SELZNICK AND THE STUDY OF LEGALITY
In April 2000 the Center sponsored a two-day symposium honoring founding director Philip Selznick's contribution to socio-legal studies. Focusing on the concept of legality, law and society scholars from across the United States and from abroad presented papers that demonstrated the influence of Selznick's scholarship on their work and on the field. Papers representing a wide range of topics and methodological approaches attested to the breadth and depth of Selznick's impact. Collected papers were published as Legality and Community: On the Intellectual Legacy of Philip Selznick (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002, Robert Kagan, Martin Krygier and Kenneth Winston, editors).

U.S. AND JAPANESE LAW CONFERENCES.
In May, 1997, the Sho Sato Fund and the Center for the Study of Law and Society co-sponsored a two-day conference, "Sociolegal Perspectives on Governmental Regulation in Japan and the U.S." Conference papers by American and Japanese scholars covered comparative regulation of pollution, workplace safety, financial services, gender equality in the workplace, and tobacco use) in the two countries; they are forthcoming in the journal Law in Japan.

In April, 1998, the Center for the Study of Law and Society and the Sho Sato Fund presented a conference, "The Role of the Criminal Defense Counsel in Japan and the U.S," organized by Professor Malcolm Feeley and Center Visiting Scholar Setsuo Miyazawa. Scholars from U.S. and Japanese universities and leading Japanese defense lawyers discussed structural differences between Japanese and American criminal justice and judiciaries and prospects for more adversarialism in Japan. The conference papers will be published (MacMillan, forthcoming).

A third Sho Sato conference on "Legal and Judicial Reform in Japan," directed by Professor Scheiber and Visiting Professor Kahei Rokumoto met in November 1999. The conference papers were be published as a symposium in the American Journal of Comparative Law (Fall, 2001).

The Center continued to co-sponsor annual Sho Sato Fund conferences, including, in February 2005, “Emerging Concepts of Rights in Japanese Law,” organized by Harry Scheiber, with papers by several affiliated faculty and visiting scholars.

OCEAN LAW AND POLICY.
In October, 1998, the Center, under the leadership of Professor Harry Scheiber, organized and hosted a conference on The Law of the Sea, with major support from the LUSO-American Development Foundation, and the California Sea Grant program, UCB International and Area Studies. The conference papers have been published in Law of the Sea: The Common Heritage and Emerging Challenges, edited by Harry Scheiber.

Together with Professor David Caron (Law) and Chris Carr ( Ph.D., JSP), Scheiber has been active in the Ocean Governance Study Group, a national scholarly consortium. The Center has hosted several meetings of the group, and Center scholars have contributed articles to special journal issues edited by Study Group members. The proceedings of the 1999 meeting were published as Emerging Issues in National Ocean and Coastal Policy, edited by Harry Scheiber. Papers from the April 2002 meeting, “Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters,” were published in 2004 as Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters (M. Nijhoff Publishers, edited by David D. Caron and Harry N. Scheiber).

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND THE LAW.
In April, 1997, the Center served as the organizational hub for a conference on Social Science and the Law, sponsored jointly with the Russell Sage Foundation and Amherst College and held at Yale Law School. Bringing together leading sociolegal scholars from the US and abroad, the conference led to the publication of Patricia Ewick, Robert A. Kagan, & Austin Sarat, eds, Social Science, Social Policy,and the Law (1999).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY.
The Center for the Study of Law and Society provided support, together with Boalt Hall, for two conferences organized by the student editors of the Ecology Law Quarterly. Papers by legal practitioners, academics, governmental officials, environmental activists at the February, 1997, conference were published as a symposium issue in the Ecology Law Quarterly, "The Ecosystem Approach: New Departures for Land and Water." The February, 1998 conference led to the publication of a symposium issue, "Power, Politics, and Place: Who Holds the Reins of Environmental Regulation?"

In February, 1997, the Center also hosted the "Third Space Workshop on Environmental Regulation," organized by Dr. Larry Ruth (Ph.D, JSP) addressing collaborative regulatory governance, attended by a new working group of sociolegal scholars from Berkeley and five other universities.

In 1996-97, the Center for the Study of Law and Society conducted a Workshop on Environmental Law Enforcement, in which Berkeley faculty initiated discussion among state and federal regulatory officials and prosecutors on practices and standards concerning criminal prosecution in implementing environmental law. The Workshop reflected the Center's interest in creating ongoing links between Berkeley scholars and practicing legal officials.

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY.
In September, 1996, the Center sponsored a conference, organized by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, entitled "Comprehensive Strategy on Juvenile Crime."

LAW AND SOCIETY SUMMER INSTITUTE.
In July, 1996, the Center for the Study of Law and Society helped host the Summer Institute of the Law and Society Association, a two-week program on sociolegal studies. The Center held a reception for Institute faculty and participants, and presented a lecture by Philip Selznick.

LEGAL CULTURE AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION.
In 1997 the Center sponsored a conference with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (principal sponsor) and the University of California Institute for Humanities Research on Legal Culture and the Legal Profession. The conference papers were published as Legal Culture and the Legal Profession, edited by Lawrence M. Friedman and Harry N. Scheiber.

 

Conferences, Workshops, and Special Events 2007-2008

 

2008 BCLT PRIVACY LECTURE: DAVID COLE

The Center for the Study of Law and Society co-sponsored the 2008 BCLT Privacy Lecture by David Cole of Georgetown University, with responses by John Yoo and David Kris, on April 14, 2008. The topic of Professor Cole's lecture was: "Would You Rather Be on Closed Circuit TV or in Jail ? Trade-offs between Liberty and Privacy in the U.S. and the U.K."

CSLS BAY AREA LAW AND SOCIETY GATHERING

On October 17, 2007, Bay area law and society scholars gathered for an evening of conversation, starting with a brief presentation by Lawrence Friedman of Stanford Law School, long a leading light in our field.

The second BALSS gathering took place on March 19, 2008 at UC Hastings (200 McAllister Street, San Francisco). After an informal reception, the group gathered to discuss Hiring and Career Choices in Law and Society, featuring: Nell Newton (Dean and Chancellor, UC Hastings College of the Law) and Jonathan Simon (Chair, JSP Program, and Associate Dean, Boalt School of Law, UC Berkeley). David Levine (UC Hastings College of the Law) facilitated the discussion.

Stanford Law School will host the next Bay Area Law and Society Scholars (BALSS) gathering in Fall 2008.

CSLS MINI-SERIES ON EMPIRICAL RESEARCH METHODS

CSLS has launched a new series of methodology seminars presenting aspects of empirical research methods by and for legal and sociolegal scholars. To go to the webpage of any of the workshops in the mini-series, click on the seminar title below. There you will find the videos of each 3-hour seminar; handouts; powerpoint slides; bibliographies; and other course materials.

CSLS has launched a new series of methodology seminars presenting aspects of empirical research methods by and for legal and sociolegal scholars. To go to the webpage of any of the workshops in the mini-series, click on the seminar title below. There you will find the videos of each 3-hour seminar; handouts; powerpoint slides; bibliographies; and other course materials.

The first seminar was a Workshop in Systematic Qualitative Fieldwork led by Calvin Morrill of UC Irvine on Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 9 a.m. to noon, in the JSP Seminar Room.

The second seminar was a Workshop in Historical-Comparative Methods led by Robin Stryker of the University of Minnesota, on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 9 a.m. to noon, in the JSP Seminar Room.

The third seminar was an Introduction to Survey Research led by Tom Piazza of U.C. Berkeley's Survey Research Center, on Thursday, February 21, 2008, 9 a.m. to noon, in the JSP Seminar Room.

The fourth seminar, The Art and Science of Interviewing, led by Kristin Luker, Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley, took place on Thursday, April 10, 2008, 9 a.m. to noon, in the JSP Seminar Room.

JIRI PRIBAN, "IS THERE THE SPIRIT OF EUROPEAN LAW?"
Jiri Priban, Professor of Law at Cardiff University, University of Wales, presented a public lecture on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. The event was co-sponsored by the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Center for the Study of Law and Society, and the Institute of European Studies.

Recent Conferences and Workshops
2007
LAW AND THE EMOTIONS
The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to be a co-sponsor of Law and the Emotions: New Directions in Scholarship, February 8-9, 2007.
Conference Website

2006
CONFERENCE TO HONOR THE WORK OF HARRY N. SCHEIBER
Friday, September 15th, 2006
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Boalt Hall School of Law
Conference Website
Conference Photos by James Block
Conference Photos by Victoria Woeste
David Lieberman presents signed poster to Harry Scheiber

2005
WEST COAST LAW AND SOCIETY RETREAT
Friday, Saturday, March 11-12, 2005.
Doubletree Hotel / Berkeley, CA

A highlight of the year’s activities was the highly successful, inaugural West Coast Law and Society Retreat, initiated by CSLS Director Lauren Edelman, and organized and hosted by CSLS, with major funding from Boalt Hall, as well as the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Dean of Social Sciences, Stanford Law School and the University of Washington. Some 80 invited scholars in a range of academic fields from about 20 universities and law schools participated in intensive discussions about the state of sociolegal scholarship in a variety of substantive areas, as well as about teaching law and society in undergraduate, graduate and law school programs.

2004
PROTECTING HUMAN SUBJECTS VS. PRESERVING SOCIAL RESEARCH
Thursday, April 8, 2004.
Jack Katz, Professor of Sociology, UCLA

2003
CONFERENCE TO HONOR THE WORK OF MARTIN SHAPIRO
March 6, 2003
(see agenda)

Martin Shapiro has profoundly shaped the study of public law in the United States His work has influenced the study of American constitutional and administrative law, the politics of European integration, and comparative constitutional law. His 1981 book Courts was described (by Sam Krislov) as "the most significant single contribution in the field" of public law in political science. He is the recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association. To further honor his career, of which the last 25 years have been spent at Boalt Hall, this conference brought together colleagues, admirers, and former students.

The conference featured three panels with papers prepared especially for the occasion and a discussant commenting on each session's papers. The sessions include: 1) Law and Politics in the United States, 2) Comparative Law and Courts, and 3) The Politics of European Integration. Papers and commentary were presented by Lief Carter, Javier Couso, Paul Craig, Howard Gillman, Tom Ginsburg, Carol Harlow, Lynn Mather, Shep Melnick, Bronwen Morgan, Brad Roth, Alec Stone Sweet, and Joseph Weiler. Martin provided commentary at the conclusion of the three substantive sessions. The papers were published as an edited volume in 2005, Tom Ginsburg and Robert Kagan, editors.

LAW & SOCIETY ASSOCIATION SUMMER INSTITUTE
July 16-20, 2003
Clark Kerr Campus

The Institute was co-sponsored by CSLS and the Law & Society Association, with additional support from Boalt Hall and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The theme of the Institute was “(Studying) Justice in a Changing World:” Some 26 participants drawn from 120 applicants – advanced graduate students and junior faculty from across the U.S. and abroad – had the opportunity to engage with senior law and society scholars. Faculty included 6 CSLS affiliates: Robert Kagan, Lauren Edelman, Robert MacCoun, Philip Selznick (emeritus) Harry Scheiber, and Jonathan Simon, as well as 10 other distinguished law and society scholars.

2002
LAW AND SOCIETY IN CHINA
September 20-21, 2002

A conference on law and society in China was held at the School of Law (Boalt Hall), sponsored by the School, the Institute of East Asian Studies, the Center for the Study of Law and Society and the Center for Chinese Studies. All of the participants had recently engaged in field research in China that promised insights into the operation of a range of institutions, with implications for state-society relations. The conference was organized by Stanley Lubman, visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society and lecturer at Boalt Hall, Kevin J. O'Brien, professor of political science, UC Berkeley and Neil Diamant, assistant professor of political science, Dickinson College. The papers were published as an edited volume in 2005, Diamant, O’Brien and Lubman, editors.

Other Highlights 1996-2000
CONFERENCE ON PHILIP SELZNICK AND THE STUDY OF LEGALITY
In April 2000 the Center sponsored a two-day symposium honoring founding director Philip Selznick's contribution to socio-legal studies. Focusing on the concept of legality, law and society scholars from across the United States and from abroad presented papers that demonstrated the influence of Selznick's scholarship on their work and on the field. Papers representing a wide range of topics and methodological approaches attested to the breadth and depth of Selznick's impact. Collected papers were published as Legality and Community: On the Intellectual Legacy of Philip Selznick (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002, Robert Kagan, Martin Krygier and Kenneth Winston, editors).

U.S. AND JAPANESE LAW CONFERENCES.
In May, 1997, the Sho Sato Fund and the Center for the Study of Law and Society co-sponsored a two-day conference, "Sociolegal Perspectives on Governmental Regulation in Japan and the U.S." Conference papers by American and Japanese scholars covered comparative regulation of pollution, workplace safety, financial services, gender equality in the workplace, and tobacco use) in the two countries; they are forthcoming in the journal Law in Japan.

In April, 1998, the Center for the Study of Law and Society and the Sho Sato Fund presented a conference, "The Role of the Criminal Defense Counsel in Japan and the U.S," organized by Professor Malcolm Feeley and Center Visiting Scholar Setsuo Miyazawa. Scholars from U.S. and Japanese universities and leading Japanese defense lawyers discussed structural differences between Japanese and American criminal justice and judiciaries and prospects for more adversarialism in Japan. The conference papers will be published (MacMillan, forthcoming).

A third Sho Sato conference on "Legal and Judicial Reform in Japan," directed by Professor Scheiber and Visiting Professor Kahei Rokumoto met in November 1999. The conference papers were be published as a symposium in the American Journal of Comparative Law (Fall, 2001).

The Center continued to co-sponsor annual Sho Sato Fund conferences, including, in February 2005, “Emerging Concepts of Rights in Japanese Law,” organized by Harry Scheiber, with papers by several affiliated faculty and visiting scholars.

OCEAN LAW AND POLICY.
In October, 1998, the Center, under the leadership of Professor Harry Scheiber, organized and hosted a conference on The Law of the Sea, with major support from the LUSO-American Development Foundation, and the California Sea Grant program, UCB International and Area Studies. The conference papers have been published in Law of the Sea: The Common Heritage and Emerging Challenges, edited by Harry Scheiber.

Together with Professor David Caron (Law) and Chris Carr ( Ph.D., JSP), Scheiber has been active in the Ocean Governance Study Group, a national scholarly consortium. The Center has hosted several meetings of the group, and Center scholars have contributed articles to special journal issues edited by Study Group members. The proceedings of the 1999 meeting were published as Emerging Issues in National Ocean and Coastal Policy, edited by Harry Scheiber. Papers from the April 2002 meeting, “Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters,” were published in 2004 as Bringing New Law to Ocean Waters (M. Nijhoff Publishers, edited by David D. Caron and Harry N. Scheiber).

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND THE LAW.
In April, 1997, the Center served as the organizational hub for a conference on Social Science and the Law, sponsored jointly with the Russell Sage Foundation and Amherst College and held at Yale Law School. Bringing together leading sociolegal scholars from the US and abroad, the conference led to the publication of Patricia Ewick, Robert A. Kagan, & Austin Sarat, eds, Social Science, Social Policy,and the Law (1999).

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY.
The Center for the Study of Law and Society provided support, together with Boalt Hall, for two conferences organized by the student editors of the Ecology Law Quarterly. Papers by legal practitioners, academics, governmental officials, environmental activists at the February, 1997, conference were published as a symposium issue in the Ecology Law Quarterly, "The Ecosystem Approach: New Departures for Land and Water." The February, 1998 conference led to the publication of a symposium issue, "Power, Politics, and Place: Who Holds the Reins of Environmental Regulation?"

In February, 1997, the Center also hosted the "Third Space Workshop on Environmental Regulation," organized by Dr. Larry Ruth (Ph.D, JSP) addressing collaborative regulatory governance, attended by a new working group of sociolegal scholars from Berkeley and five other universities.

In 1996-97, the Center for the Study of Law and Society conducted a Workshop on Environmental Law Enforcement, in which Berkeley faculty initiated discussion among state and federal regulatory officials and prosecutors on practices and standards concerning criminal prosecution in implementing environmental law. The Workshop reflected the Center's interest in creating ongoing links between Berkeley scholars and practicing legal officials.

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY.
In September, 1996, the Center sponsored a conference, organized by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, entitled "Comprehensive Strategy on Juvenile Crime."

LAW AND SOCIETY SUMMER INSTITUTE.
In July, 1996, the Center for the Study of Law and Society helped host the Summer Institute of the Law and Society Association, a two-week program on sociolegal studies. The Center held a reception for Institute faculty and participants, and presented a lecture by Philip Selznick.

LEGAL CULTURE AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION.
In 1997 the Center sponsored a conference with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (principal sponsor) and the University of California Institute for Humanities Research on Legal Culture and the Legal Profession. The conference papers were published as Legal Culture and the Legal Profession, edited by Lawrence M. Friedman and Harry N. Scheiber.