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Faculty and Alumni Take on New Roles at Law and Society Association Meeting
Several Boalt faculty members began new terms as officers in the Law and Society Association (LSA) at the association’s annual meeting, held in Pittsburgh on June 5-8. Newly appointed officials include Treasurer Marianne Constable ’89 (J.D./Ph.D.) and LSA Program Committee Chair Laura Beth Nielsen ’99 (J.D./Ph.D.). Professor Malcolm Feeley began his term as secretary and Professor Jonathan Simon became part of the LSA board of trustees and executive committee. Also at the meeting, Professor Lauren Edelman completed her term as the association’s president.

In addition the LSA awarded Yen Nguyen ’05 the 2003 student paper prize for her paper, "Creating Computer Crimes Units to Take a Byte Out of Computer Crime." The award is given annually to two students whose papers represent outstanding law and society research. Also honored at the meeting was Professor Philip Selznick, who received the Harry J. Kalven, Jr. Prize. A related article is available about Selznick’s award.

Founded in 1964, the Law and Society Association is an organization of scholars from many fields and countries, interested in the place of law in social, political, economic and cultural life. Members bring training in law, sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, economics and history, as well as in other related areas to the study of sociolegal phenomena. Among its activities, the association publishes the Law & Society Review, sponsors conferences and educational workshops, and fosters the development of academic programs in law and society around the world. For more information, please contact Erin Campbell at 510-643-8010 or



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