CSLS Speaker Series Archive

SPRING 2013

 

Monday, January 28 – Katerina Linos

Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

“The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion” reading
 
Monday, February 4 – Kimberly Krawiec

Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law, Duke University
Don't 'Screw Joe the Plumber:' Sausage-Making of Financial Reform
(co-sponsored with the Law & Economics Workshop)
**Note: Venue changed to ***Bancroft Hotel***, 2680 Bancroft Way

Monday, February 11 – David Wilkins
Lester Kissel Professor of Law and
Vice Dean for Global Initiatives 
on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School
The Rise of the Corporate Legal Elite in the BRICS: Implications for Global Governance" 

Monday, February 25 – Sida Liu
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Law 
University of Wisconsin - Madison
“The Ecology of Law Firm Growth in China”



Cancelled--Monday, March 4 – Kamari Clarke

Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
"Africa and the International Criminal Court: Structures of Emotion in Decision-Making"

 Monday, March 11 – Jessica Cattelino
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
“Getting the Water Right’: Valuation in the Florida Everglades”

Monday, March 18 – Carl Bauer
Associate Professor and Interim Director, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
“Hydropower Governance and Historical Geography in California: 

Water Rights and Electricity Law since 1890s”
 
Cancelled--Monday, April 1 – Simon Cole
Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine
“Forensic Science Reform as a Site for Public Law and Society Scholarship”
 
Monday, April 8 – Matthew Desmond
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies;
Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University
Unpolicing the Urban Poor: Consequences of Third Party Policing on Inner-City Women
 
Monday, April 15 – Stefanie Lindquist
Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts and
Assoc. Dean for External Affairs, U of Texas, School of Law
Judicial Review in State Supreme Courts: Institutional Design and the Separation of Powers

(Cancelled)--Monday, April 22 – David Sklansky
Yosef Osheawich Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
“1984 is So Last Century: Privacy and Policing in the Information Age”

Monday, April 29 - Rachel Stern
Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
“China's New Environmental Courts”

 

FALL 2012

Monday, August 27 - David Vogel
Solomon P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics, Haas School of Business
and Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
“The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety,
and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States”
Publishing info Chapter One

Monday, September 10 – Justin McCrary
Professor of Law and Co-director, Law and Economics Program, Berkeley Law
“Normative and Empirical Perspectives
on the Organization of the Criminal Justice System”
(co-sponsored with the Law & Economics Workshop)
NOTE: Change of Venue to the Warren Rm, 295 Simon Hall
background readings: Effect of Police Deterrence Perspectives

Monday, September 24 – John Sutton
Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Transformation of Prison Regimes in Late Capitalist Societies” (abstract)

Monday, October 1 – David Winickoff
Associate Professor of Bioethics and Society,
Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UCB
“Private Assets, Public Mission:
Life Science, Technology Transfer and the New American University”

Monday, October 8 – Frank Munger
Professor of Law, New York Law School
“When Rights Work: Fragile Networks, Improbable discourses and
Unpredictable Globalizations of Law, A Contemporary Thai Case Study”

Monday, October 15 – Carla Hesse
Dean of Social Sciences and Peder Sather Professor of History, UCB
“The Spirit of Revolutionary Law: Political Justice
and the Logic of Legitimation in Republican France”
(abstract)
(co-sponsored by Berkeley Law Faculty Workshop)
NOTE: Change of Venue to the Warren Room, 295 Simon Hall

Monday, October 22 – Duana Fullwiley
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University
"'Equal Representation Before the Sequencer': How Beliefs in Democratic Equality and Multiculturalism are Powering 21st-century Genetic Concepts of Race"

Monday, October 29 – Kerry Abrams
Albert Clark Tate, Jr., Professor of Law, U. of Virginia School of Law
“A Legal Home: Derivative Domicile and Women's Citizenship”

Monday, November 5 – Margot Canaday
Associate Professor of History, Princeton University
“Perverse Ambitions, Deviant Careers: A Queer History of the American Workplace”

Monday, November 19 – Ariela Dubler
George Welwood Murray Professor of Legal History, Columbia Law School
“The Maternal Difficulty”

Monday, November 26 – Marianne Constable
Professor and Chair, Department of Rhetoric
and Zaffaroni Family Chair in Undergraduate Education, UCB
“Our Word is Our Bond: How Legal Speech Acts”

SPRING 2012

Monday, January 23 – Franklin Zimring
William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar, Berkeley Law
“The City That Became Safe: New York's Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control”

Monday, January 30 – Felicia Kornbluh
Associate Professor of History, University of Vermont
Disability, Civil Rights, and Law: Jacobus tenBroek, Howard Jay Graham,
and the New Politics of Equality in the Middle Twentieth Century
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Monday, February 6 – Sandra Susan Smith
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
“Searching for Work with a Criminal Record”
(co-authors Nora Broege and Laura Mangels)
paper data

Monday, February 13 – Timothy Lytton
Albert and Angela Faron Distinguished Professor of Law, Albany Law School
"Can You Believe It’s Kosher? Trust, Reputation,
and Non-Governmental Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food”

Monday, February 27 – Wendy Espeland
Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University
Fear of Falling: How Media Rankings Changed Legal Education in America

Monday, March 5 – Ethan Michelson
Associate Professor of Law, Sociology and East Asian Languages & Cultures, and
Co-Director, Center for Law, Society and Culture, University of Indiana-Bloomington
"Access to Lawyers: Situating the Anomalous Case of China in Global Context"

Monday, March 12 – Meera Deo
Assistant Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson Law School
"The Promise of Grutter: Diverse Interactions at the University of Michigan Law School"

Monday, March 19 – Jonathan Simon
Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
"Brown v Plata: Can Courts Overcome Mass Incarceration?"

(Monday, March 26 – SPRING BREAK)

Monday, April 2 – Kathleen Gerson
Professor of Sociology, New York University
"Blurring Gender Boundaries and the New Worlds of Work and Care"

Monday, April 9 – Pat O'Malley (**To Be Rescheduled)
Professorial Research Fellow, Sydney Law School
“Mass Preventive Justice: Control and Resistance in Consumer Societies”

Monday, April 16 – Ellen Berrey
Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University at Buffalo
Bottom-Line Diversity:
Race and Productive Pluralism in a Multinational Corporation

Monday, April 23 – Saira Mohammed
Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law.
Shame in the Security Council”

FALL 2011

Monday, August 29 – Robert MacCoun
Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
"Military Unit Cohesion and the Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'"

Monday, September 12 – Justice Eliezer Rivlin
Deputy President, Israeli Supreme Court
"Law and Economics in the Israeli Legal System:
Why Learned Hand Never Made It to Jerusalem"

(co-sponsored with Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society
and the Law & Economics Program) --Talk moved to 100 Boalt--

Monday, September 19 – Bryant Garth
Dean and Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School
"Asian Legal Revivals: Lawyers in the Shadow of Empire"
Chapter I Chapter XIV

Monday, September 26 – Amy Kapczynski
Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
"A Present Absence: Locating Social Movements Inside of Legal Discourse"

Monday, October 3 – Fred Smith
Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
“’Til Voters Do Us Part: Marriage, Initiatives, and Procedural Due Process”

Monday, October 10 – Kenneth Mack
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
"Law, Local Knowledge, and Social Change during the Civil Rights Movement"

Monday, October 17 – Elizabeth Brown and Michael Musheno
Elizbeth Brown
, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Studies, San Francisco State University,
Michael Musheno, Director of the Legal Studies Program and Lecturer in Residence, Berkeley Law.
"Risky or Resilient: Confronting Criminological Constructions of Urban Youth"

Monday, October 31 – Elizabeth Loftus
Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology,
and Professor of Law and Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine
"Illusions of Memory"
(co-sponsored with the Seminar on Human Rights and War Crimes)

Monday, November 7 – Jinee Lokaneeta
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Drew University
“Transnational Torture: Law, Violence and State Power in the United States and India”
Table of Contents Introduction Chapter Two

Monday, November 14 – Kent Greenfield
Professor of Law and Law Fund Research Scholar, Boston College Law School
“The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits”

Monday, November 21 – Karen Tani
Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
"'Precisely Who Is My Brother's Keeper?'":
Welfare, Federalism, and the Rule of Law, 1935-1965”

Ariela Dubler
to be rescheduled
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
"The Maternal Difficulty"

SPRING 2011

 

Monday, January 24 – Russell Robinson
Visiting Associate Professor, Berkeley Law; Professor of Law, U.C.L.A. 
“What's Wrong with Gay Rights”
***This talk will take place in Boalt Hall Rm. 100, Berkeley Law School at 12:30p***

Monday, January 31 – Jennifer L. Skeem
Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, U.C. Irvine and
Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, U.C. Berkeley
"Toward Smarter Sentencing: Understanding Alternative Routes to Criminal Behavior"
background papers:   one    two 

Monday, February 7 –  Kitty Calavita
Emerita Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology, U.C. Irvine
 and Distinguished Affiliated Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society
“Naming, Blaming, and...Disclaiming:  Disputing Behind Bars in Three California Prisons”

Monday, February 14 – David Frank
Professor and Chair of Sociology, U.C. Irvine
"Cross-National Variations in the Criminal Regulation of Sexual Activity, 1965-2005"

Monday, February 28 – Cybelle Fox
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley
"Redrawing the Boundaries of Social Citizenship:
The Rise of Citizenship and Legal Status Restrictions for Welfare and Medicaid"

Monday, March 7 – Erwin Chemerinsky
Founding Dean, U.C. Irvine School of Law
"Not a Free Speech Court: 
The Roberts Court and the First Amendment"

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 – Mona Lynch
Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society, U.C., Irvine
"Crack Pipes and Policing:
a Case Study of Institutional Racism and Remedial Action in Cleveland"
(co-sponsor--Center on Culture, Immigration, & Youth Violence Prevention; Goldberg Rm, 3:30-5p)

CANCELED--Monday, March 14 – Robert Steinfeld
Professor of Law and Roger and Karen Jones Faculty Scholar, SUNY Buffalo and Visiting Scholar, CSLS
“The Early Anti-Majoritarian Rationale for Judicial Review"

Monday, March 28 – Helen Nissenbaum
Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, Professor of Computer Science,
and Senior Faculty Fellow, Information Law Institute, New York University
"Why Privacy Online is Different, and Why it Isn't"
 
Monday, April 4 – Cheryl Kaiser
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Washington
“Diversity Structures Create Illusions of Fairness”

Monday, April 11 – David Engel
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, University at Buffalo Law School
“‘Law Has Gone Away’:  Injury, Religion, and Modernity in Thailand”

Monday, April 18 – Kimberly Richman
Associate Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies, University of San Francisco 
“‘By Any Other Name’: The Social and Legal Stakes of Same Sex Marriage”

Monday, April 25 -- Catherine Albiston
 Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley
“Law, Norms and the Motherhood/Caretaker Bias in the Workplace”

 

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FALL 2010
Monday, August 30 - Deborah Rhode
Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, and
Director, Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School
"Lawyers and Leadership"

Monday, September 13 - Ming Hsu Chen and Taiku Lee
Ming Hsu Chen, Ph.D. Candidate (JSP), U.C. Berkeley and
Taeku Lee, Professor of Law and Professor and Chair of Political Science, U.C. Berkeley
“Asian Americans, the Voting Rights Act, and the Identity-to-Politics Link”

Monday, September 27 - Jodi Short
Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society
“Making Self-Regulation More than Merely Symbolic:
The Critical Role of the Legal Environment”

Monday, October 4 - Mario Barnes
Professor of Law, U.C. Irvine School of Law
"Singlism: Do the Rights of Unmarried Workers Need Protection?"

Monday, October 11 - Mark Suchman
Professor of Sociology, Brown University and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society
“Sharing is (S)caring on the Digital Frontier:
The Challenges of IT Governance in Healthcare Organizations”
                                             
Monday, October 18 - Zev Eigen
Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School ofLaw
“When and Why do Individuals Obey Form-Adhesive Contracts?:
Experimental Evidence of Consent, Compliance, Promise and Performance”

CANCELED --Monday, October 25 - Bryant Garth
Dean and Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School
"Asian Legal Revivals: Law in the Shadow of Empire"
cover page    table of contents      ch 1    ch 14

Monday, November 1 - Shari Diamond
Howard J. Trienens Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University;
Research Professor, American Bar Foundation
"The 'Kettleful of Law' in Real Jury Deliberations"

Monday, November 8 - Jack Citrin
Heller Professor of Political Science and Director, Institute of Governmental Studies, U.C. Berkeley
"Is It Really “Yes Dear, Your Honors?”:  A Survey Experiment
Looks at the Supreme Court’s Power to Persuade"

Monday, November 15 - David Garland
Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, New York University
“Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition”
Table of Contents    Prologue    Chapt 1  
Co-Sponsor – Department of Sociology

Monday, November 22 - Leti Volpp
Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law
"Immigration and Notions of Space"

Monday, November 29 – Sarah Song
Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science, U.C. Berkeley
"Justice and Migration"

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SPRING 2010

Monday, January 25 -- Kevin Quinn
Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
Did a Switch in Time Save Nine?

Monday, February 1 – Antoinette Hetzler
Professor of Sociology, Lund University, Sweden;
Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society
"Regulating People-processing Organizations"

[No lunch speaker Feb 8 or Feb 15]

Monday, February 22 – Jacqueline Stevens
Professor of Law and Society, UC Santa Barbara;
Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society
"Reporting on U.S. Citizens Deported as Aliens:
Notes on Rewriting State Fantasies"

Monday, March 1 – Amalia Kessler
Professor of Law and Helen L. Crocker Faculty Scholar, Stanford Law School
"Civic Republicanism and the Rise of a
Unified (Oral and Adversarial) Model of Procedure"

Monday, March 8 – Richard Leo
Associate Professor of Law, University of San Francisco
“When Lightning Strikes Twice: Analyzing Double Wrongful Convictions”

Monday, March 15 –Kwai Ng
Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC San Diego
“Is the Adversarial Trial a Universal Mechanism?”

[No lunch speaker - Mar 22 - Spring Break]

Monday, March 29 –  Robert L. Nelson
Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University;
Director and MacCrate Research Chair
in the Legal Profession, American Bar Foundation 
“Contested Constructions of Employment Discrimination”
background paper #1      background paper #2

Monday, April 5 – David Ward
Professor of Sociology, Emeritus, University of Minnesota
“Alcatraz: America's First Supermax and its Successors”

Monday, April 12 –Margaret Somers [***talk at Sociology Dept]
 
Professor of Sociology and History, University of Michigan
 “Rights as Public Goods and Social Artifacts:
Between Free-market Utopianism and Citizenship”  
(Co-sponsor: Berkeley Sociology Colloquium Series)
(in the Blumer Room, 402 Barrows Hall, 2-3:30p)

Monday, April 19 – Katherine Porter  (please note change of date)
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, UC Berkeley;
Associate Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law
“Assessing Failure in Bankruptcy”

( Revised) Monday, April 26 – Ming Hsu Chen and Taeku Lee
Ming Hsu Chen, JSP Doctoral Candidate
Taeku Lee, Professor of Law and Political Science, UC Berkeley
"Voting Rights, Asian Americans, and the Identity-to-Politics Link"

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FALL 2009
Monday, August 24 – Jonathan Simon
Associate Dean, JSP Program and Professor of Law,
Faculty Co-Chair, Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice, Berkeley Law
“The Empirical Strikes Back: Long Waves in Empirical Legal Knowledge"

Monday, August 31 – Rachel Best and Lauren Edelman
Rachel Best, PhD Candidate in Sociology, U.C. Berkeley
 and Lauren Edelman, Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
 “Multiple Disadvantages: An Empirical Test of Intersectionality Theory in EEO Litigation"

Monday, September 14 – Lawrence Rosen
William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University
"Defending Culture: The Cultural Defense Plea and the Law's Concept of Culture"
(Professor Rosen has compiled a Select Bibliography on the Cultural Defense)

Monday, October 5 – Franklin Zimring
William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar, Berkeley Law
“Political Change and the Death Penalty in Asia:  The Lessons of Regional Comparison”
(co-sponsored with Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice)

Monday, October 12 – Carroll Seron
Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
"An Innovative Approach to Legal Education and the Founding
of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law"
(co-authored with Carrie Hempel, School of Law, UCI)

Monday, October 19 – Daphne Barak-Erez
Stewart and Judy Colton Chair of Law and Security, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University;
Visiting Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; and
Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law
"Secret Evidence and the Due Process of Terrorist Detentions"
                                                                
Monday, October 26 – Victoria Plaut
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Georgia and Visiting Professor, Berkeley Law
"Fixing Deafness? Effects of Models of Deafness
on Prejudice Toward Deaf Individuals"

Monday, November 2 – Barry Friedman
Vice Dean and Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, N.Y.U.
“The Will of the People: How Public Opinion Has Influenced
the Supreme Court and Shaped the Meaning of the Constitution”
**Please note location:  Goldberg Room, Simon Hall

Monday, November 9 – Tristin Green
Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
and Visiting Professor of Law, University of San Francisco
"Race and Sex in Organizing Work: 'Diversity,' Discrimination, and Integration"

Monday, November 16 – Tom Blomberg
Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice,
Florida State University; Executive Director, Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research
"Criminological Knowledge Building and Public Policy"

Thursday, November 19 -- Robert Garot
Assistant Professor of Sociology, John Jay College
"Reconsidering Retaliation: Structural Inhibitions, Emotive Dissonance,
and the Acceptance of Ambivalence Among Inner-City Young Men"
Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Social Issues and co-sponsored by CSLS
**Please note location: ISSI, 2538 Channing, Berkeley

Monday, November 23 – Clare Chambers
University Lecturer and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge and
Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law
"Marriage and the State"

 Monday, November 30 -- Charles Weisselberg
Shannon Cecil Turner Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
"Big Law's Sixth Amendment"
(co-authored with Su Li, Statistician, Berkeley Law--as of January 2010)
(co-sponsored with Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice)

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SPRING 2009
Monday, January 26 – Anne Joseph O'Connell
Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
“Hiding in Plain Sight? Timing and Transparency in the Administrative State”
(written with Jacob E. Gersen)

Monday, February 2 – Calvin Morrill, Lauren Edelman,
Richard Arum, and  Karolyn Tyson
Calvin Morrill, Professor of Sociology, U.C. Irvine; Visiting Professor, Berkeley Law,
Lauren Edelman, Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley,
Richard Arum, Professor of Sociology and Education, New York University,
Karolyn Tyson, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina
“Legal Mobilization in U.S. Schools:
How Race Conditions Students' Response to Laws and Rights”

Monday, February 9 – Christopher Tomlins
Research Professor, American Bar Foundation; Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern University
“The Legalities of English Colonizing:
Discourses of Intrusion on the North American Mainland, 1490-1640”

Monday, February 23 – Christine Parker
Associate Professor and Reader, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
"The Challenge of Empirical Research on Business Compliance in Regulatory Capitalism”

Monday, March 2 – Justin Richland
Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, & Society and Assistant Professor of Anthropology,
 University of California, Irvine
"Arguing with Tradition in Hopi Tribal Court"
Chapters 1. 3. 5 from Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court

Monday, March 9 – Abigail Saguy
Assistant Professor of Sociology, U.C.L.A.
"Coming out as Fat:  Reclaiming a Stigmatized Identity"
Copies of the paper are available in the Center Library and by email to mgentes@law.berkeley.edu 

Monday, March 16 – Catherine Fisk
Chancellor's Professor of Law, School of Law, University of California, Irvine
“Attribution Within Organizations: Crediting Work in the Context of
Anonymous Authorship at the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency, 1920-1980”

Monday, March 30 – Emilio J. Castilla
Asstistant Professor of Management, Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.;
Visiting Professor (2008-09), Wagner School of Social Service, N.Y.U.
“The Paradox of Meritocracy”
Copies of the AJS article are available in the Center Library or on line at  http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/588738 
or by email request to  mgentes@law.berkeley.edu or in the Center Library

Monday, April 6 – Olivier Roy
Research Director, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS);
Visiting Scholar, Center on Institutions and Governance, U. C. Berkeley
"Managing Religious Pluralism in Liberal States"
                                                               
Monday, April 13 – Dara Strolovich
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota
"Affirmative Advocacy in Hard Times: Representing Marginalized Groups in Times of National Crisis"

Monday, April 20 – Jacob Hacker
Professor of Political Science, U. C. Berkeley
“Yes, We Can? The New Push for American Health Security”
Copies of the paper are available at http://www.henryfarrell.net/hacker.pdf and in the Center Library.

Monday, April 27 – Kinch Hoekstra
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Law,  University of California, Berkeley
“The History of Mixed Government and the Future of Absolutism”

FALL 2008
Monday, September 8 – Justin McCrary

Assistant Professor of Law and Economics, University of California, Berkeley.
“Economic Perspectives on Prison Expansion in the U.S., 1970-2000.”

Monday, September 15 – Andreas Abegg
Research Fellow, University of Freiburg.
 “The Contracting State and Its Courts – A Comparative Historical Inquiry.”

Monday, September 22 – Justin O’Brien
Professor of Corporate Governance, Centre for Applied Philosophy
and Public Ethics, Australian National University.
(NEW TOPIC) “Barriers to Entry: Foreign Direct Investment and the Regulation of Sovereign Wealth." (revised) 

Monday, October 6 – Rucker Johnson and Steven Raphael
Rucker Johnson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Steven Raphael, Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley.
“Incarceration Trends and Racial Disparities in AIDS Infections.”
(This paper is forthcoming in the Journal of Law and Economics.)

Monday, October 13 – Eric Feldman
Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania 
"Assuming the Risk: Tort Law, Policy and Politics on the Slippery Slopes"

Monday, October 20 – John Monahan
John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology
and Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia;
and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society.
1.“Lawyers at Mid-Career: A 20-Year Longitudinal Study of Job and Life Satisfaction.” 2. figures

Monday, October 27 –  Traci Burch
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University,
and Research Professor, American Bar Foundation.
“Trading Democracy for Justice? The Spillover Effects of Imprisonment
on Neighborhood Voter Registration in Atlanta.”

Monday, November 3 – Eric Biber and Berry Brosi (speaker added)
Eric Biber, Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Berry J. Brosi, Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University 
"Political Accountability and Expertise in Administrative Law: 
Lessons from the U.S. Endangered Species Act."

TO BE RESCHEDULED---Monday, November 10 – Carroll Seron
Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine.
“Policing Police Misconduct in a Democratic Society: The Judgments of
Police Officers and White, Black, and Latino Citizens.”

Monday, November 17 – Trina Jones
Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine. 
“Coherence or Chaos in U.S. Anti-Discrimination Law:  In Search of a Theory of Equality.”

TO BE RESCHEDULED---Monday, November 24 – Richard Leo
Associate Professor of Law, University of San Francisco.
“When Lightning Strikes Twice: Analyzing Double Wrongful Convictions.”

TO BE RESCHEDULED---Monday, December 1 – Jonathan Simon
Associate Dean, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program,
and Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley. 
“The Political Economy of Empirical Legal Studies: 
Why ELS Is Much Less Than a Paradigm Shift, and Much More Than a Fad!”

SPRING 2008

Monday, January 28 Tom Ginsburg
Professor of Law and Political Science, and Director, Program in Asian Law, Politics and Society. University of Illinois College of Law. 
The Lifespan of Written Constitutions.” 
Location: Goldberg Room.
Co-sponsored with the Law and Economics Workshop and the Faculty Workshop. 

Wednesday, January 30Edward Greenspan, Q.C. 
Senior Partner, Greenspan, White.  
“Stranger in a Surprisingly Strange Land:  A Canadian Lawyer Defends Lord Conrad Black in U.S. Federal Court in Chicago.” 
Time:  4:00 p.m.  Location:  Goldberg Room.  Reception to follow at 2240 Piedmont.

Co-sponsored with Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy,
Institute for Legal Research, Institute for Governmental Studies, and Canadian Studies Program.

Monday, February 4Timothy Kaufman-Osborn
Baker Ferguson Professor of Politics and Leadership, Whitman College; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society.
"Perfecting Death: Abolitionism and the Challenge of Lethal Injection."

Monday, February 11Cindy Skach
Associate Professor of Government and Affiliated Professor of International Legal Studies, Harvard University. 
"The Constitution of Peoples: Outlaw Religion and the Public Sphere."

Thursday, February 14Nancy Polikoff
Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University.
“Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families Under the Law.” 
Respondent: Kay Trimberger
Professor Emerita of Women and Gender Studies, Sonoma University; ISSC Visiting Scholar.
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Location: 2420 Bowditch.
Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Social Change.  

Monday, February 25Noga Morag-Levine
Associate Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law. 
“Civil Law, Common Law, and the Origins of Anglo-American Skepticism towards the Precautionary Principle.”

Monday, March 3Elizabeth Chambliss
Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Professional Values and Practice, New York Law School. 
"When Do Facts Persuade? Some Thoughts on the Market for 'Empirical Legal Studies'."

Monday, March 10Edward Rubin and Malcolm Feeley
Edward Rubin, Dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School, and
Malcolm Feeley, Claire Sanders Clements Dean's Chair Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law. 
“Federalism:  Political Identity and Tragic Choice.”
Chapter One, "What is Federalism?", of Rubin and Feeley's forthcoming book is available here.

Monday, March 17 –  Laura Gomez
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law.
"Manifest Destiny's Legacy: Race in the U.S. at the Turn of the Twentieth Century."
 
Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Social Change. 

Chapter Four of Gomez's new book, Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race.

Monday, March 31 Alexandra Kalev
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona.
"Cracking the Glass Cages? Restructuring and Ascriptive Inequality at Work."

Monday, April 7Richard Perry
Professor of Justice Studies, San Jose State University; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society.
“On the Strange Career of the Cultural Defense.”

Monday, April 14Alison Morantz
Assistant Professor of Law, Stanford Law School.
“Rethinking the Great Compromise: What Happens When Large Companies Opt Out of Workers Compensation?” 
Co-sponsored with the Law and Economics Workshop.

Copies of Professor Morantz's paper are available in the Center Library
or emailed by request to mgentes@law.berkeley.edu

Monday, April 21L. Edelman, L. Krieger, S. Eliason, C. Albiston and V. Mellema
Lauren Edelman, U.C. Berkeley, Linda Krieger, U.C. Berkeley, Scott Eliason, University of Minnesota,
Catherine R. Albiston, U.C. Berkeley, and Virginia Mellema, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“When Organizations Rule: Judicial Deference to Institutionalized Employment Structures.”
Copies of the paper are available in the Center Library or emailed
by request to mgentes@law.berkeley.edu.

Monday, April 28 Richard Abel
Michael J. Connell Professor of Law, U.C.L.A. School of Law. 
“The Defense of Legality in post-9/11 America.”

FALL 2007

Monday, August 27 - John Hagan, John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University; Senior Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation. "The Collective Dynamics of Race and Genocidal Victimization in Darfur." 

Monday, September 10 - Dvora Yanow, Strategic Chair in Meaning and Method, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
"Reviewing Institutional Review Boards:  Issues in Policy Implementation and Social Science Research." Dvora Yanow - CSLS paper

Monday, September 17 - Calvin Morrill, Professor and Chair of Sociology, Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, and Professor of Business, University of California, Irvine. "How Resistance Matters:   The Micro-Politics of Legal and Policy Change among Parole Agents, Social Workers, and Teachers." 

Monday, September 24 - Irene Bloemraad, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley. "Multiculturalism as Peril or Promise? Repercussions for Immigrants' Citizenship." Bloemraad Paper 1 - Bloemraad Paper 2

Wednesday, September 26 – Jiri Priban, Professor of Law, Cardiff Law School, University of Wales. "Is there The Spirit of European Law? Critical Remarks on EU Constitution-making, Enlargement, and Political Culture." Co-sponsored with the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Institute of European Studies. Please note location and time: 270 Stephens Hall, 12 noon. Priban Paper from V. Gessner and D. Nelken (eds), European Ways of Law (Oxford, Hart Publishing 2007).

Monday, October 8 - Tom Burke, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College, and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. "The Path of the Law: The Mobilization and Diffusion of Disability Access Rules." Barnes and Burke Paper 1 - Barnes and Burke Paper 2

Monday, October 15 - Robert A. Kagan and Dorothy Thornton, Robert Kagan, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, U.C. Berkeley; and Dorothy Thornton, Asst. Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health; Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Law and Society, U.C. Berkeley."The Persistence of Economic Factors in Shaping Regulation and Environmental Performance: The Limits of Regulation and Social License Pressures." Paper available for download at: http://repositories.cdlib.org/csls/fwp/50/

Thursday, October 18 - Laura Rosenbury, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis; Respondent Melissa Murray, Assistant Professor of Law, Boalt Hall. "Children as Subjects: Considering Children's Relationships with Other Children." Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Social Change. Please note location and time: ISSC, 2420 Bowditch, 3:30-5:00 p.m.  

Monday, October 22 - Robin Stryker, Professor of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate, Law School, University of Minnesota. "Social Science as Resource in Legal Regulation of the Workplace."

Monday, October 29 - Joel Handler, Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law and Professor of Policy Studies, School of Public Policy and Social Research, U.C.L.A. "The Changing Status of Citizenship: The Spread of Workfare in the Developed World." Joel Handler- CSLS Paper

Monday, November 5 - Pamela Brandwein, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan. "A Judicial Abandonment of Blacks? Rethinking the 'State Action' Cases of the Waite Court." Brandwein Paper - LSR

Monday, November 19 - Vicki Schultz, Ford Foundation Professor of Law, Yale Law School. "Antidiscrimination Law as Disruption: The Emergence of a New Paradigm for Understanding Discrimination." Co-sponsored with the Faculty Appointments Committee. Please note location and time: Goldberg Room, Lunch at 12:15,Talk at 12:30 Schultz Abstract

Monday, November 26 - Katherine Beckett, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Law, Societies, and Justice Program, University of Washington. "Banished: The Regulation of Urban 'Disorder'."

Monday, December 3 - Catalyzing Privacy: Corporate Privacy Practices Under Fragmented Law, Kenneth Bamberger, Assistant Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law; and Deirdre Mulligan, Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; Director, Clinical Program. "Catalyzing Privacy: Corporate Privacy Practices Under Fragmented Law."

 

SPRING 2007

Tuesday, January 16 - Susan Silbey Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Governing Green Laboratories: Trust and Surveillance in the Cultures of Science."

Tuesday, January 23 - Gillian Hadfield Richard L. and Antoinette S. Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California Gould School of Law; Director, USC Center in Law, Economics and Organization. "To Govern and Be Governed in Turn: Civil Litigation as Democratic Practice."

Tuesday, January 30 - Dr. David Neal SC Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Institute for Legal Research. "The Rule of Law in the Age of Terrorism - An Audit." Co-sponsored with the Institute for Legal Research.
David Neal - CSLS Paper

Monday, February 5 - Jennifer Eberhardt Associate Professor of Psychology, Stanford University. "Policing Racial Bias."

Tuesday, February 13 - Richard Ross Professor of Law and History, Thomas M. Mengler Faculty Scholar, Co-Director of the Legal History Program, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) College of Law and History Department. "Puritan Godly Discipline in Comparative Perspective: Legal Pluralism and the Sources of 'Intensity'"
Richard Ross - CSLS Paper

Tuesday, February 20 - Edward L. Rubin Dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law,
Vanderbilt University Law School; Boalt Hall Senior Administrative Law Visiting Scholar."Rethinking Law for the Administrative State" Co-sponsored with Office of the Dean, Boalt Hall School of Law. Goldberg Room, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Monday, February 26 - James B. Rule Professor of Sociology Emeritus, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Distinguished Affiliated Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. "The Logic of Surveillance and the Limits of Privacy Protection."

Thursday, March 1 - Book Colloquium
Franklin Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law and Wolfen Distinguished Scholar, Boalt Hall School of Law
The Great American Crime Decline: Why Did Crime Rates Plummet in the 1990's?
With respondent Jonathan Simon, Associate Dean, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, and Professor of Law.
Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Social Change.

Monday, March 5 - Stanley Lubman Lecturer, Boalt Hall School of Law. "Looking for Law in China: Legal Uncertainty- Its Causes and Management." Co-sponsored with the Center for Chinese Studies. 

Tuesday, March 13 - Sarah Jain Assistant Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University."Aggregated Time: Prognosis and Death in Malpractice."

Monday, March 19 - Amnon Reichman Faculty of Law, University of Haifa. "The Passionate Expression of Religious Hatred: A Comparative Perspective on the Limits of Satire."

Monday, April 2 - Kathryn Harrison Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. "The Comparative Politics of Climate Change."

Monday, April 9 - Christopher Kutz Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley. "Epistemethics: Goodness and Expertise."

Monday, April 16 - Errol Meidinger Professor and Vice Dean of Law and Adjunct Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at Buffalo. "Competitive Metagovernmental Regulation and Democratic Legitimacy."

April 23 -- Ayelet Shachar Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism, Faculty of Law and Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. "Birthright Citizenship and Global Inequality."

 

FALL 2006

Monday, September 11. Kristin Luker Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, U. C. Berkeley. "Transgendered Numbers: Trust and Truth in Early Twentieth Century Social Science."

Monday, September 18. R. Alta Charo Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin; Visiting Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley. "From Stem Cells to Jail Cells -- The Tortured Politics of Regenerative Medicine."

Monday, September 25. Kitty Calavita Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. "Down by Law: Immigration, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe ."

Monday, October 9. Elizabeth Joh Acting Professor of Law, University of California, Davis."Reclaiming 'Abandoned' DNA: Genetics, Privacy, and Policing."

Monday, October 16. Robert Mnookin Samuel Williston Professor of Law and Chair, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School. "One State or Two? The Negotiated Resolution of Ethnic Conflict When There Are Territorial Cleavages."

Monday, October 23. William T. Gallagher Associate Professor of Law, Golden Gate University. "Strategic Intellectual Property Litigation: What IP Lawyers and their Clients Say (and Do)About Asserting IP Rights."

Monday, October 30. Samera Esmeir Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, U. C. Berkeley. "Juridical Humanity: Colonialism and the Making of the Universe."

Monday, November 6. Julie Nice Delaney Chair and Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law. "Four Corners : Marriage, Social Movements, Constitutional Law, and Constitutive Theory."
Nice Abstract - Longer Version

Thursday, November 9, John Fabian Witt Professor of Law, Columbia University. "The King and the Dean: Melvin Belli, Roscoe Pound, and the Common Law Nation." Co-sponsored with the Institute for Legal Research.

Tuesday, November 14. William Bielby Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania. "'Statistical Dueling' with Unconventional Weapons: What Courts Should Know About Experts in Employment Discrimination Class Actions" (co-author Pamela Coukos). Co-sponsored with the Haas School of Business and Department of Sociology. (Location: Haas room C-220)
Bielby Paper

Tuesday, November 21. Ann Southworth Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University. "Righting the Profession and Professionalizing the Right: Lawyers of the Conservative Coalition."

Tuesday, November 28. Valerie Jenness Professor and Chair of Criminology, Law and Society and Professor of Sociology, University of California , Irvine ; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society."The Passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act: An Analysis of the Reconfiguration of Sexual Citizenship for Prisoners."
Jenness Paper
Jenness Slides

Tuesday, December 5. Jonathan Simon Associate Dean, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program and Professor of Law, U. C. Berkeley.
"What the May 1st * Marchers Meant: Immigration Reform Should Not Be About Crime."
*May 1, 2006

 

SPRING 2006

Tuesday, January 17 – Robert Reich Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy , UC Berkeley. "The Four Fables of America"

Tuesday, January 24 – Rebecca Sandefur Assistant Professor of Sociology, Stanford University; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society; "Lawyers' Pro Bono Service and American-Style Civil Legal Assistance"

Tuesday, January 31 – Hendrik Hartog Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty, Princeton University; "Someday All This Will Be Yours: Aging Parents, Adult Children, and Inheritance in the Modern Era"

Tuesday, February 7 – Martin Krygier Professor of Law and Director, European Law Centre; University of New South Wales Faculty of Law; "Ideals and Institutions: Coherence and Development in the Thought of Philip Selznick"

Tuesday, February 14 – Catharine A . MacKinnon Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School; "Women's Status, Men's States"

Tuesday, February 21 – Benjamin Brown Lecturer, Legal Studies Program, UC Berkeley; "Free Pigs and Free Men: The Political Definition of Property in the 19th Century United States "

Wednesday, February 22 - Wilfrid Prest Professor and ARC Professorial Fellow, University of Adelaide Law School; 'Commenting on the Commentator, and his Commentaries: Sir William Blackstone, Biographers and Historians'? Location and time: Dean's Seminar Room, 4:00-5:30 (Co-sponsored with the Institute for Legal Research)

Monday, February 27 – Laura Beth Nielsen Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation and Assistant Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University (beginning Fall 2006) "Consciousness and Claiming: The Socio-Legal Construction of Employment Discrimination"

Monday, March 6 – Christopher Waldrep Pasker Chair of American History, San Francisco State University; "American Lynching, Civil Rights, and the Changing Meaning of Community, 1865-1965"

Thursday, March 9 - Andras Sajo University Professor at Central European University; Budapest and Global Faculty New York University Law School: "Constitutional Sentiments" Time: 4:10-5:30

Monday, March 13 – Joe Rollins Associate Professor of Political Science, Queens College, City University of New York; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society "Defensive Marriage Acts: Pathologizing Heterosexuality in Judicial Decisions on Same-Sex Marriage"

Monday, March 20 – Michael Musheno Director and Professor, Criminal Justice Program, San Francisco State University; "Deployed After 9/11: Transformations of the American Citizen Soldier"

Monday, April 3 – David Winickoff Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Society; Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM), UC Berkeley "The New Stem Cell Initiatives in Law and Society: How Progressive Bioethics is Missing the Boat"

Monday, April 10 – Bryant Garth Dean, Southwestern University School of Law "Law, Lawyers, and Empire: From the Foreign Policy Establishment to Technical Legal Hegemony." (Co-Sponsored with the Sociology Department) Center Paper / Sociology Paper

Monday, April 17 – Brian Tamanaha Chief Judge Benjamin N. Cardozo Professor of Law; St. John's University School of Law
The talk and paper follow up on ideas laid out in an earlier paper at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=725582"The Fundamental Tensions Between the Rule of Law and an Instrumental View of Law"

Monday, April 24 – Pieter Spierenburg Professor of History and Criminology, Erasmus University , Rotterdam: "Democracy Came Too Early: A Tentative Explanation for the Problem of American Homicide" AHR Piece / Taiwan Piece

 

FALL 2005

Monday, August 29: Goodwin Liu Acting Professor of Law, Boalt Hall "Education, Equality, and National Citizenship "

Monday September 12: Claire Valier Lecturer, School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society "Complicity and the Bystander to Crime"

Monday, September 19: Jeff Goldsworthy Professor of Law, Monash University "Methods of Constitutional Interpretation: Explaining Differences among Six Federal Systems"

Monday, September 26: Shai Lavi Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University "The Limits of Legal Regulation: On the Sub-legal and Supra-legal Practice of Euthanasia"

Monday, October 3: Richard Brooks Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School "Race and Uncertainty"

Monday, October 17: John Darley Warren Professor of Psychology, Princeton University "What Motivates Citizens When They Assign Punishments To Prototypical Criminal Offenses? Deterrence? Retribution?"

Monday, October 24: David Law Assistant Professor of Law, University of San Diego; Assistant Adjunct Professor of Political Science, UCSD "The Paradox of Omnipotence: Courts, Constitutions, and Commitments"

Monday, October 31: Barry A. Krisberg President, National Council on Crime and Delinquency "Noble Goals, Ignoble Means: The Rise and Fall of the California Youth Authority."

Monday, November 7: Robert MacCoun Professor of Public Policy and Law, University of California, Berkeley "Drugs, Sex, and Skateboarding: Public Support for Harm Reduction vs. Prevalence Reduction"

Monday, November 14: Mark Brilliant Assistant Professor, History and American Studies, U.C. Berkeley "‘What is Good for One Racial Classification is Not Necessarily Good for Another’:California's Axes of Discrimination and Avenues of Redress, 1945-1975"

Tuesday, November 22: Susan Bandes Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society "Repellent Crimes and Rational Deliberation: Emotion and the Death Penalty"

Tuesday, November 29: Edward Rubin Dean; John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School "Suicide, Law and Morality"

Monday, December 5. Kathryn Abrams Associate Dean, J.D. Program; Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley "Law in the Cultivation of Hope" #1 Individual Hope / #2 Cultivated Hope / #3 Head Start

 

SPRING 2005

Monday, January 24. Lauren Edelman Professor of Law & Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Law & Society, UC Berkeley. "Judicial Deference to Institutionalized Organizational Practices in Civil Rights Cases."

Monday, January 31. David Faigman Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law. "Constitutional Facts: The Essential Function of Fact-Finding in Setting Constitutional Norms."

Thursday, February 10. Christopher Zorn Director, Law & Social Science Program, National Science Foundation. "Funding Opportunities for Law and Social Science Research at the NSF."

Monday, February 14. Lee Epstein Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Political Science and
Professor of Law, Washington University. "The Effect of War on the Supreme Court."

Monday, February 28. Robert Cooter and Brian Broughman
Robert Cooter, Herman F. Selvin Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law; and Brian Broughman, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, UC Berkeley. "Charity, Publicity, and the Donation Registry."

Monday, March 7. Ángel Oquendo Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law; Visiting Professor, Boalt Hall School of Law "Liking to Be in America: Puerto Rico's Quest for Difference in the United States."

Monday, March 14. Marc Schneiberg Associate Professor of Sociology, Reed College . "Regulation, Organization and Ownership Forms in the US Insurance and Electrical Utility Industries 1900-1930."

Monday, March 28. Gregory Alexander A. Robert Noll Professor of Law, Cornell Law School . " From Social Obligation to Social Transformation? South Africa 's Experiment with Constitutional Property."

Monday, April 4. Kirsten Campbell Director of Research, Research Unit in Law, Justice and Social Change, Goldsmiths College, University of London ; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. " Models of Justice in the Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia ."

Monday, April 11. Anne Joseph
Acting Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law. "Presidential Transitions: The Shaping and Reshaping of the Federal Regulatory Agenda."

Monday, April 18. Sean Farhang
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy , UC Berkeley. "Congressional Mobilization of Private Litigation to Achieve Regulatory Enforcement: The Case of the Civil Rights Act of 1991."

Monday, April 25. Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley. "Price and Prejudice: Compensation for Ecological Damage in Two Oil Spill Litigations."

 

FALL 2004

Monday, August 30. Laura Nader, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley. “Frontiers of Illegalities: Empire and the Rule of Law.”

Monday, September 13. Pamela Samuelson. Professor of Law and Information Management, University of California, Berkeley. “A Turning Point in Copyright: Baker v. Selden and Its Legacy.

Monday, September 20. Ira Ellman. Professor of Law and Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, Arizona State University College of Law. “Fudging Failure: The Economic Analysis Used to Construct Child Support Guidelines.

Wednesday, September 22. Alison Dundes Renteln, Professor of Political Science. University of Southern California. Book Colloquium: The Cultural Defense. Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Social Change. Please note location and time: ISSC, 2420 Bowditch, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Monday, September 27. Yoram Shachar. Visiting Professor, Boalt Hall School of Law; Professor, Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya. “Protection of Emotions in Criminal Law.”

Wednesday, October 6. John Skrentny, Professor of Sociology, University of California, San Diego. "Law and the Meaning of Race in the American Workplace." (Co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology.)

Monday, October 18. Hila Keren. Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. “Textual Harassment: A New Historicist Reappraisal of the Parol Evidence Rule on its Four Hundredth Anniversary.”

Thursday, October 28. David Nelken. Distinguished Professor of Legal Institutions and Social Change, University of Macerata, Italy; Distinguished Research Professor of Law, University of Cardiff, Wales. “Using the Concept of Legal Culture.”

Monday, November 1. Peter King. Professor of History, University College Northampton, UK. "Rethinking the Early History of the Juvenile Reformatory in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century England." (Co-sponsored with the Center for British Studies.)

Monday, November 8. Michael McCann. Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for the Advancement of Citizenship, Department of Political Science, University of Washington; Director, Law, Societies, and Justice; Director, Comparative Law and Society Studies Center. “Public Interest Litigation in a Neoliberal Age: Law, Media, and the Politics of Responsibility.”

Monday, November 15. Mona Lynch. Associate Professor, Administration of Justice, San Jose State University; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. "The Making of a Post-Rehabilitative Penal Regime: A Case Study of Arizona, 1960-Present."

Monday, November 22. Stanley Lubman, Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Lecturer in Residence, Boalt Hall School of Law. “Law Reform in China: Progress and Problems.”

Tuesday, November 30. Christopher Edley, Dean, Boalt Hall School of Law. “Foundations for the Next Generation Civil Rights Agenda.”

Monday, December 6. David Sklansky. Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law; Visiting Professor, Boalt Hall School of Law. "Not Your Father's Police Department?: Making Sense of the New Demographics of Law Enforcement."

 

SPRING 2004

Tuesday, January 27. Harry N. Scheiber, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and History, Boalt Hall School of Law; Director, Earl Warren Legal Institute; Director, Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law. "Property Rights and Military Necessity in American Constitutional History." JSP Faculty Papers Series. Co-sponsored with the Earl Warren Legal Institute.

Tuesday , February 3. Elizabeth Borgwardt, Assistant Professor of History, University of Utah; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. "Human Rights and International Justice: Revisiting Nuremberg as a 'New Deal' Institution."

Wednesday , February 11. Ron Harris, Associate Professor of Law and Legal History, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University; Visiting Professor, Boalt Hall School of Law, Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. "Corporate Personality Discourse at the Turn of the 20th Century: Germanic Clans, British Trade Unions, and American Big Business."

Tuesday ,February 17. Franklyn S. Haiman, John Evans Professor Emeritus of Communications Studies, Northwestern University; Past Vice President and Board Member, American Civil Liberties Union. "Decision-making in the American Civil Liberties Union: An Examination of Some Divisive Issues."

Monday, February 23. Mariana Valverde, Professor of Criminology, University of Toronto. "Seeing like a City: Legal Tools of Urban Ordering."

Monday, March 1. Ian F. Haney Lopez, Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law. "Racial Projections: How the Census Counts Latinos."

Monday, March 8. John Beattie, University Professor Emeritus of History and Criminology,
University of Toronto. "Policing London in the Eighteenth Century." Co-sponsored with the Center for British Studies, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Department of History.

Monday, March 15. Sheldon Zedeck, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, and Marjorie M. Shultz, Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law. "Beyond the LSAT: Identifying Predictors of Lawyering Competence for Use in Law School Admissions Decisions."

Monday, March 29. John (Jeb) Barnes, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California; Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholar, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. "Overruled? Legislative Overrides, Pluralism, and Contemporary Court Congress Relations."

Monday, April 5. Bruce D. Sales, Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, & Law; Director, Program in Psychology, Policy and Law, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona. "Experts in Court: Accommodating Law, Science, and Professional Knowledge."

Monday, April 12. Thomas Franck, Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law Emeritus, New York University School of Law. "Prevention, Preemption and Anticipatory Self Defense in International Law."

Monday, April 19. Michael Heise, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School. "Mercy by the Numbers: An Empirical Analysis of Clemency and its Structure."

Monday, April 26. Cary Coglianese, Associate Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Chair, Regulatory Policy Program, Center for Business and Government, Harvard University; 2003-04 Irvine Visiting Professor of Law, Stanford Law School. "The Challenges of Performance Based Social Regulation."

Monday, May 3. Samuel Scheffler, Class of 1941 World War II Memorial Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of California, Berkeley. "Egalitarian Justice." JSP Faculty Papers Series.

FALL 2003

Monday, September 8. Jonathan Simon, Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law. "Wechsler's Century and Ours: Reforming Criminal Law in Times of Governmental Transformation." (JSP Faculty Papers Series)

Friday, September 12. Jiri Priban, Professor of Jurisprudence and Sociology of Law at Charles University in Prague, and Lecturer at Cardiff Law School, University of Wales. "Reconstituting Paradise Lost: The Temporal Dimension of Postcommunist Constitution-Making in Central Europe." Co-sponsored with the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Monday, September 15. Dvora Yanow, Professor and Chair, Department of Public Affairs and Administration, California State University, Hayward and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. "Classification by Administrative Practice: Category Errors and Race-Ethnic Identity." (Copies of the paper are available in the Center's library).

Monday, September 22. Keith Hawkins, Reader in Law and Society, Oriel College, Oxford. "Prosecution Decision-making in a Regulatory Agency."

Monday, September 29. Robert Kagan and Dorothy Thornton, University of California, Berkeley. "The Role of Legal Penalties in Regulation: Some Empirical Evidence."

Monday, October 20. Annette Nierobisz, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Carleton College, and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. "Wrestling with the New Economy: Wrongful Dismissal and the Canadian Courts, 1981-1997." Co-Sponsored with the Canadian Studies Program.

Monday, October 27. Richard D. Friedman, Ralph W. Aigler Professor of Law, University of Michigan. "‘Face to Face’: Rediscovering the Right to Confront Prosecution Witnesses."

Monday, November 3. Thomas Miguel Hilbink, Assistant Professor, Department of Legal Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. "Equal Justice, Reform, and the Grassroots: Constructing Legal Services in 1960s America."

Monday, November 17. Mark J. Osiel, Professor of Law, University of Iowa. "How Globalization Affects the Practice of Law: A Sociology of Professional Knowledge."

Monday, November 24. Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Assistant Professor of Law, Stanford Law School. "Rethinking Public Engagement in the Administrative State." (Northern California Socio-legal Scholars Series.)

Monday, December 1. Gordon Silverstein, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. "Watergate and the Turn from Politics to Law."

 

SPRING 2003

Monday, January 27. Philip Selznick, Professor of Law and Sociology, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley. "A Humanist Science?" Co-sponsored with the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program.

Monday, February 3. Gerald Cromer, Professor, Department of Criminology, Bar Ilan University. "'Secularism is the Root of All Evil': The Fundamentalist/Ultra-Orthodox Response to Crime, Delinquency and Other Social Problems."

Monday, February 10. Marlyn J. Jones, Assistant Professor, Division of Criminal Justice, California State University, Sacramento. "'Basket To Carry Water:' A Jamaican Case Study Of U.S. Drug Policy Consequences In A Drug Transit Country." (Northern California Socio-Legal Scholar Series)

Tuesday, February 18. Mauricio Duce, Professor, Center for Juridical Research, Diego Portales University School of Law. "Criminal Justice Reform in Chile: Advances and Perspectives on a Radical Process of Transformation."

Monday, February 24. John J. Donohue III, Professor, Stanford Law School. "Shooting Down the More Guns, Less Crime Hypothesis." (tables and charts)(Northern California Socio-Legal Scholar Series)

Monday, March 3. Mark C. Suchman, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin. "Contracts as Social Artifacts: Mapping a Road Less Traveled."

Monday, March 10.(CANCELED) Amanda K. Packel, 2002 Young Scholar, Earl Warren Legal Institute Criminal Justice Studies Program; Associate, Covington & Burling. "The Illinois Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Capital Punishment: Can and Should the System Be Fixed?"

Friday, March 14. Martin Krygier, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia. "False Dichotomies, True Perplexities, and the Rule of Law." Co-sponsored with the Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs.

Monday, March 17. Jonathan Rose, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar and Professor of Law, Arizona State University. "Greasing Justice in Fifteenth Century England: Sir John Fastolf's Litigation and Will Dispute."

Monday, March 31. Bryna Bogoch, Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Studies and Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies, Bar Ilan University. "The Voice is the Voice of Mediation but the Arms are the Arms of the Law: Gender and the Professional Practice of Divorce in Israel."

Monday, April 7. (CANCELED) Michael Heise, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University; Visiting Professor, Cornell Law School. "Mercy by the Numbers: An Empirical Analysis of Clemency and its Structure."

Monday, April 14. Leslie Goldstein, Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor of Political Science, University of Delaware. "The Rule of Law and Federative Unions."

Monday, April 21. Peter Levine, Research Scholar, Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy, University of Maryland. "Building the Electronic Commons." Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Paper#1 / Paper #2

Wednesday, April 23. Kamari Clarke, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Yale University. "Regionalism and Conflict in the Making of the International Criminal Court."

Monday, April 28. Timothy Hartnagel, Professor, Department of Sociology and Dean, St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta. "Public Attitudes Toward Crime Control: Some Research Issues."

Monday, May 5. Martin Shapiro, James W. and Isabel Coffroth Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law. "On Prediction and Comparison in the Study of Legal Institutions." Co-sponsored with the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program.

 

Fall 2002

Monday, September 9. David Lieberman, Associate Dean, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program; Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law, Boalt Hall School of Law. "Mapping Criminal Law: Blackstone and the Categories of English Jurisprudence." In the JSP Faculty Papers Series - an occasional program in which members of the JSP faculty present examples of their current work. Co-sponsored with the JSP Program.

Monday, September 23. Victoria Saker Woeste, Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation, "Suing Mr. Ford: Rhetorics of Persuasion and Conversion Narratives in Antisemitism and Libel, 1920-1927." Co-sponsored with the Earl Warren Legal Institute.

Monday, September 30. Elizabeth Rapaport, Dickason Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law; Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society. "Discretion and Due Process in the Institution of Executive Clemency."

Monday, October 7. Richard Brooks, Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law. "Covenants & Conventions." Co-sponsored with the Earl Warren Legal Institute.

Monday, October 14. Malcolm M. Feeley, Claire Sanders Clements Dean's Chair, Boalt Hall School of Law. “Where Have All the Women Gone? The Decline of Women Criminals in the 18th Century." In the JSP Faculty Papers Series. Co-sponsored with the JSP Program.

Monday, October 28. Michele Landis Dauber. Associate Professor of Law. Stanford Law School. "Special Pleading: Disaster Narratives in Individual Relief Requests" (Northern California Socio-legal Scholars Series).

Monday, November 4. Ryken Grattet, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California, Davis. "The Reception and Reinterpretation of Law in Local Settings: Responses to Hate Crime and Hate Crime Law among California Law Enforcement Agencies." (Northern California Socio-legal Scholars Series).

Monday, November 18. Richard Banks, Associate Professor of Law, Stanford Law School. "Beyond Racial Profiling: The Dilemma of Reform." (Northern California Socio-legal Scholars Series).

Monday, November 25. James F. Spriggs, II. Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis. "Explaining the Overruling of U.S. Supreme Court Precedent." Table. Figure 1. (Northern California Socio-legal Scholars Series).

 

Spring 2002

Thursday, January 31. Roger Cotterrell, Department of Law, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. "Law and Community in a Time of Fear: Sociolegal Studies and the Reshaping of the Social." This event will be held in the Dean's Seminar Room in Boalt Hall.

Monday, February 4. Susan Bisom-Rapp, Associate Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego. "From Bulletproofing the American Workplace to Bulletproofing the World: Exporting U.S. Litigation Prevention Practices to the Global Worksite."

Tuesday, February 12. Christy Story, Ph.D. Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley. "Justice and the Russian Revolutionary Tribunals, 1917-1921."

Tuesday, February 19. Jack Glaser, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. "Stereotype-Based Discrimination in the New Millenium: Racial Profiling Before and After September 11."

Tuesday, February 26. Robert J. MacCoun, Professor of Public Policy and Law, Goldman School of Public Policy and Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. "Behavioral Law and Economics: A Psychological Perspective."

Tuesday, March 5. Steven W. Usselman, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, School of History, Technology, and Society. Georgia Institute of Technology. "Making Invention Anonymous and Autonomous: Patent Law and American Railroads." This event will take place in the Goldberg Room at Boalt Hall. Pizza and soda will be provided. Joint Sponsorship with the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.

Friday, March 8. Yasuaki Onuma, Professor of International Law, Tokyo University. "Japanese War Guilt and Post-War Responsibilities: An Overview." This event, the Stefan Riesenfeld Lecture, is co-sponsored by the Sho Sato Program for Japanese and U.S. Law and the Berkeley Journal of International Law. The presentation will take place at noon in room 140 Boalt Hall followed by a reception in the Goldberg Room.

Tuesday, March 12. Anne Griffiths, Reader in Law, Edinburgh University, Faculty of Law. "Culture and Rights: Remaking Law in Africa, Perspectives from Botswana."

Friday, March 15. Guillermo O'Donnell, Helen Kellogg Professor of Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame. This event is co-sponsored with the Center for Latin American Studies. "Some Thoughts on New Democracies and the Rule of Law."

Tuesday, March 19. Richard Swedberg, Professor of Sociology, University of Stockholm, and 2001-02 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University. "The Case for an Economic Sociology of Law."

Tuesday, April 2. Michael A. Bernstein, Professor of History and Associated Faculty-Member in Economics, Department of History, University of California, San Diego. "The Perilous Progress of American Economics."

Monday, April 8. Steven Raphael, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley. "Perceived Criminality, Criminal Background Checks and the Racial Hiring Practices of Employers."

Wednesday, April 10. Stanley B. Lubman, Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, and Lecturer, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. "Prospects for the Rule of Law in China After Accession to the W.T.O."

Tuesday, April 16. Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law, Director, Earl Warren Legal Institute, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. "American Culture and the Contradictions of Capital Punishment."

Tuesday, April 23. Paul Pickowicz, Professor of History and Chinese Studies, University of California, San Diego. "Domestic Violence and the Law in Rural China."

Monday, April 29. Ken Alder, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University. "A Social History of Untruth: Trust and Lie Detectors in Twentieth-Century America." This event is co-sponsored by the Office for History of Science and Technology and will take place in 203 Wheeler Hall at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30. Catherine L. Fisk, Professor of Law and William M. Rains Fellow, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. "Unions and Law-Wage Immigrant Workers: Lessons from the Justice for Janitors Campaign in Los Angeles, 1990-2002."

Friday, May 3. Kay Levine, J.D., Doctoral Candidate, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley. "Angling for Substantive Justice: How Prosecutors Work Through and Around Legislative Limitations in Statutory Rape Cases."

Friday, May 10. Guillermo O'Donnell, Helen Kellogg Professor of Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame. This event is co-sponsored with the Center for Latin American Studies. "Some Thoughts on New Democracies and the Rule of Law."

Fall 2001

Friday, September 7. Professor Lucy E. Salyer, Department of History, University of New Hampshire. "The All-American Soldier: Race, Military Service and Citizenship in World War I."

Tuesday, September 11. EVENT CANCELED -- TO BE RESCHEDULED. Robert A. Kagan, Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, Chair (on leave), Center for the Study of Law and Society, and Dorothy Thornton, Research Associate, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Doctoral Candidate, School of Public Health. "Explaining Corporate Environmental Performance: How Does Regulation Matter?"

Friday, September 14. EVENT CANCELED -- TO BE RESCHEDULED. Isabel Marcus, Professor, School of Law, University of Buffalo, Chair, Department of Women's Studies, Co-Director, Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. "Dark Numbers: Domestic Violence, Law and Public Policy in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Russia." Joint sponsorship with the Institute for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies and the School of Social Welfare.

Monday, September 17. EVENT CANCELED -- TO BE RESCHEDULED. Paul Pickowicz, Professor of History and Chinese Studies, University of California, San Diego. "Domestic Violence and the Law in Rural China."

Thursday, September 20. Gary Marx, Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Help! Nine Problems in a Study of Surveillance and Society." Professor Marx's website is http://garymarx.net/

Tuesday, October 2. R. Benjamin Brown, J.D., Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley. "Enclosing America: Creating Private Property Rights in the Nineteenth Century."

Thursday, October 11. Robert A. Kagan, Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, Chair (on leave), Center for the Study of Law and Society, and Dorothy Thornton, Research Associate, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Doctoral Candidate, School of Public Health. "Explaining Corporate Environmental Performance: How Does Regulation Matter?"

Monday, October 22. Professor Noga Morag-Levine, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan. "Legal Ideology and 'Command-and-Control': Risk, Technology Standards and the Common Law State."

Thursday, October 25. Eric L. Muller, Professor of Law, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “Free to Die for their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters of World War II.”

Monday, October 29. Miriam Gur-Arye, Judge Basil Wunsh Professor of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "Can Freedom of Expression Survive Social Trauma?: The Israeli Experience."

Monday, November 5. Tal Golan, Department of History, Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva, Israel. "Visuality & Authority: The Careers of Visual Technologies in Medicine and Law." This event will take place in 203 Wheeler at 5 pm. Joint sponsorship with Office for History of Science and Technology.