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August 2017

CSLS Speaker Series: Mona Lynch – Monday, August 28 at 12:45pm

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the first speaker in our series this semester, Mona Lynch Mona Lynch is Professor and Chancellor's Fellow in Criminology, Law and Society and Law at the University of California, Irvine. She will be speaking on her book Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court (Sage, Nov 2016). Hard Bargains offers a critical analytic link between the well-told, front-end story of the national politics that…

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September 2017

CSLS Speaker Series: CATHARINE MACKINNON at 12:45p

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series, Catharine MacKinnon Catharine MacKinnon is Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. She will be speaking on her book Butterfly Politics (Harvard University Press, 2017). The butterfly effect in chaos theory contends that the minuscule motion of a butterfly’s wings can trigger a tornado half a world away. Small simple interventions in unstable…

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CSLS Speaker Series: MARK BRILLIANT at 12:45p

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series, MARK BRILLIANT Mark Brilliant is Associate Professor of History and American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He will be presenting his current research: “To Liberate From the Accident of Family Wealth: How Liberals Revived and Revised the Case for School Vouchers in the 1960s and 1970s and Paved the Way to Zelman” Vouchers are exhibit…

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CSLS Speaker Series – CHARLES REICHMANN – 12:45pm

Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series, CHARLES REICHMANN Charles Reichmann is an Attorney and Lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law He will be speaking on his paper “Anti-Chinese Racism at Berkeley: The Case for Renaming Boalt Hall” Those familiar with UC Berkeley School of Law know its traditional name and the name of its primary classroom building - Boalt Hall. Yet…

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October 2017

CSLS Speaker Series: SUSAN BISOM-RAPP

Monday, October 2, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series,  SUSAN BISOM-RAPP Susan Bisom-Rapp is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Scholarship at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.  She will be speaking on her paper “The Role of the State towards the Grey Zone of Employment: Eyes on Canada and the United States” (co-author Professor Urwana Coiquaud, HEC Montréal). ­ In most countries,…

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CSLS Speaker Series – ADAM BADAWI

Monday, October 9, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series, ADAM BADAWI Adam Badawi is Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law.  He will be speaking on his paper “Lawyers, Law Firms, and the Production of Legal Information” Legal language is a prominent constraint on firm behavior. While some of this language is statutory or regulatory in origin, much of it is produced by the lawyers…

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CSLS Speaker Series – NANCY SCHEPER-HUGHES

Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 Speaker Series,  NANCY SCHEPER-HUGHES Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor of Medical Anthropology Emerita at UC Berkeley. Professor Scheper-Hughes will be speaking on her paper “Why Human Trafficking for Organs is a Protected Crime: The Case of Izhak Rosenbaum, the First and Only Prosecution of Kidney Trafficking in the US “ ­ On June 22, 2012 I followed Mr. Levy Izhak Rosenbaum and…

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CSLS Visiting Scholar Speaker Series

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society invites you to the CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series An occasional series of presentations & discussion with wine and light refreshments Moderated by Jonathan Simon Please join us in the Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave., 3:00 to 4:45pm   Smadar Ben-Natan, Tel Aviv University “The Burden of Citizenship” ** David Collins, City Law School City, University of London “International Trade in Legal Services and Mutual Recognition Agreements” ** Trang Nguyen,…

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CSLS Speaker Series – JANICE NADLER

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 Speaker Series, JANICE NADLER Janice Nadler is Nathaniel L. Nathanson Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzer School of Law, and Research Professor, American Bar Foundation. Professor Nadler will be speaking on her paper “Regulation, Public Attitudes, and Private Governance“ (Coauthor David Dana, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law)  ­ Corporate adoption of politically contestable practices (e.g., transgender bathrooms; cage-free eggs) are increasingly common.…

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November 2017

CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series

Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society invites you to the CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series An occasional series of presentations & discussion with wine and light refreshments   Moderated by Jonathan Simon Please join us in the Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave., 3:00 to 4:45pm   Susanne Krasmann, University of Hamburg “Secrecy and the Force of Truth” Post-truth regimes dissolve the distinction between true and false, and they destroy the secret. A world without secrecy would…

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CSLS Speaker Series: MELYNDA PRICE

Monday, November 6, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series,  MELYNDA PRICE Melynda Price is University Research Professor and W. L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky She will be speaking on her paper “What Would Mama Do? Save Our Sons and Daughters and Anti-Violence Organizing Among Black Mothers of Murdered Children in 1980s Detroit” ­ This paper explores the formation of Save Our…

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CSLS Speaker Series – JOY MILLIGAN

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series, JOY MILLIGAN Joy Milligan is Associate Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law She will be speaking on her paper “Public Housing and the Administrative Constitution of Race” Public housing represents one of the most striking New Deal legacies.  Surrounded with political and constitutional controversy, the emergence of government-owned and -subsidized rental housing for the poor…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – Behnoosh Payvar & Martin Sybblis

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  invites you to the  CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series an occasional series of presentations & discussion Moderated by Jonathan Simon Friday, November 17th   In the Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave. 3:00 to 4:30 pm *** Behnoush Payvar, Lund University “Information and Communication Technology and Education in Muslim Context" Teaching and learning faced transformations following the rapid but not geo-graphically equal development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Information technology and media engage all…

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CSLS Speaker Series – LAUREN RIVERA

Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society and co-sponsor the Center for Ethnographic Research are pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series,  LAUREN RIVERA Lauren Rivera is Associate Professor, Kellogg School of Management and Department of Sociology at Northwestern University She will be speaking on her paper “When Two Bodies Are (Not) a Problem: Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring” ­ Although junior faculty search committees serve as gatekeepers to the…

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CSLS Speaker Series – CHRIS ZEPEDA-MILLAN

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society and co-sponsor the Center for Research on Social Change are pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 CSLS Speaker Series,  CHRIS ZEPEDA-MILLAN Chris Zepeda-Millán is Associate Professor and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Berkeley He will be speaking on his new book Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism  (Cambridge University Press, Sept. 2017) ­ In the…

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December 2017

CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series w/Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg, Mihira Tsukasa, Marc de Leeuw & Sonja van Wichelin

Friday, December 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series Friday, December 8, 2017   Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg Bar Ilan University “Characterizing Court Processes” (with Tali Gal) Community courts, a variant of problem-solving courts, provide a therapeutic diversion for repeat low-level offenders. Through court-hearing observations and a process of multi-rater coding of cases, this project explores and analyzes the characteristics of two Israeli community courts, using a methodology which we developed elsewhere for assessing process-, stakeholder-, substance-, and outcomes-related characteristics of criminal justice mechanisms. The findings…

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January 2018

CSLS Speaker Series – TERRY MARONEY

Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the first talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series,  TERRY MARONEY   Terry Maroney is Professor of Law, Professor of Medicine, Health and Society, and 2017-19 Chancellor Faculty Fellow at Vanderbilt University   She will be speaking on her paper “Judicial Emotion: Investigating Its Role in Behavior, Decision-Making, and That Mysterious Thing We Call Temperament”   Please join us on Monday, January 22 from 12:45-2:00p in the Philip Selznick…

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CSLS Speaker Series – KATHRYN ABRAMS

Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, KATHRYN ABRAMS   Kathryn Abrams is Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law at U.C. Berkeley School of Law   She will be speaking on her paper “Practices of Authorization: Storytelling, Performative Citizenship and Emotional Self-Regulation in the Undocumented Immigrants Movement” This study of the undocumented immigrants’ movement in Phoenix, Arizona asks how a group of activists, organizing…

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February 2018

CSLS Speaker Series – DAPHNA HACKER

Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, DAPHNA HACKER   Daphna Hacker is Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Women and Gender Studies Program at Tel Aviv University   She will be speaking on her book Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization (Cambridge University Press, 2017) Providing a panoramic and interdisciplinary perspective,…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series

Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series   Friday, February 9, 2018   CAITLIN KELLY HENRY “Pedagogy and Ethics in the Prisoner Advocacy Network: Launching a Community-Based, Rebellious, Collaborative, Movement Law and Organizing Clinic”   The National Lawyers Guild's (NLG) San Francisco chapter launched the Prisoner Advocacy Network (PAN) in response to California prison hunger strike leaders demanding individualized legal services to support movement participants. This community based clinical law teaching program trains volunteer activists and legal professionals in client-centered and transformative…

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CSLS Speaker Series – VINCENT CHIAO

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, VINCENT CHIAO Vincent Chiao is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law at University of Toronto He will be speaking on his book Criminal Law in the Age of the Administrative State (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018) This chapter sketches the gradual emergence of criminal law as public law over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as public institutions…

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CSLS Speaker Series – ROBERT J. MACCOUN

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, ROBERT J. MACCOUN Robert J. MacCoun is James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law at Stanford University He will be speaking on his paper “Rapidly Changing Standards and Practices in Empirical Social Science: What Does It Mean for Empirical Legal Studies?” In this talk, I will review the revolution that is happening in response to the "replicability crisis" in psychology,…

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March 2018

CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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  CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series Friday, March 2, 2018  ULADZISLAU BELAVUSAU University of Amsterdam – T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague "Legal Governance of History in Europe: Holocaust, Memory Laws and Freedom of Speech" This presentation will examine the legal governance of history in European law and the ongoing conflicts it causes with freedom of speech. I will begin with exploring the genesis and mechanics of the legal prescription of certain historical memories in Western law, starting from the duty of oblivion imposed by the…

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CSLS Speaker Series – RON HARRIS

Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, RON HARRIS   Ron Harris is Professor of Legal History and former Dean Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University   He will be speaking on his book The Birth of the Business Corporation East and West: Eurasian Trade Institutions and their Migration, 1400–1700 (forthcoming, Princeton University Press) The business corporation dominates today’s economy. But 450 years ago it did not yet…

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CSLS Speaker Series – SHAINA POTTS

Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, SHAINA POTTS   Shaina Potts is Assistant Professor of Geography and of Global Studies at University of California, Los Angeles   She will be speaking on her paper “The Politics of the ‘Private’: U.S. Law and the Judicialization of Sovereign Debt Relations”   Since the 1950s, US courts have exercised increasing authority over transnational economic relations involving foreign governments. This…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – LUCÍA ARAGÜEZ VALENZUELA  & MING HSU CHEN

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series   Friday, March 16, 2018   LUCÍA ARAGÜEZ VALENZUELA University of Málaga  “The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Working Relationships” New information and communication technologies have an impact on labor relations.  They affect the worker's own person, which raise questions in the organizational framework that must be dealt with legally.  Secondly, there are effects on work performance and the extent of the employer's control in the enterprise, which raises problems in the dimension…

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CSLS Speaker Series – OSAGIE OBASOGIE

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, OSAGIE OBASOGIE   Osagie Obasogie is Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics, School of Public Health at University of California, Berkeley   He will be speaking on his paper “Police Violence, Use of Force Policies, and Public Health” Despite emerging social movements and growing media attention, police violence against unarmed individuals continues to be a dire issue in…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – JÉRÔME PÉLISSE & KEN TANAKA

Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series   Friday, March 23, 2018   JÉRÔME PÉLISSE Sciences Po, Paris  “Figures of Legal Intermediaries: Variations and Paradox” The legal intermediary is an emerging theoretical concept developed to grasp the importance of the actors who contribute to legal endogenisation processes. My presentation will propose to extend this analytical category to all actors who, even if they are not legal professionals, deal daily with legal categories and provisions. It compares different types of non-legal professionals who…

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April 2018

CSLS Speaker Series – REUEL SCHILLER

Monday, April 2, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, REUEL SCHILLER   Reuel Schiller is The Honorable Roger J. Traynor Chair & Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law   He will be speaking on his paper “Regulation and the Collapse of the New Deal Order or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Market”   For the last thirty years, politicians, policy-makers, and…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – TRANG (MAE) NGUYEN & LIJUN ZOU

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series   TRANG (MAE) NGUYEN New York University “From Fragmentation to Partial Cohesion: Vietnam's Developing Legal Profession”   How does a historically fragmented legal profession move towards a cohesive professional identity? This paper studies the evolution of Vietnamese lawyers, tracing their fragmented colonial roots to an “awakening moment” propelled by a recent change in the penal law. By criminalizing lawyers’ failure to report on clients’ incriminating information, the new law threatened the bedrock principle of attorney-client…

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CSLS Speaker Series – JOHN HAGAN

Monday, April 9, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, JOHN HAGAN   John Hagan is John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University; Research Professor and Codirector, Center on Law & Globalization, American Bar Foundation   He will be speaking on his paper “A Tale Half Told: Incarceration of Fathers, State Investment in Families, and the Educational Attainment of Children”   Paternal incarceration intensifies educational disparities among children innocent…

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CSLS Speaker Series – CHRISTOPHER SCHMIDT

Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
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Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, CHRISTOPHER SCHMIDT   Christopher Schmidt is Associate Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation   He will be speaking on his book The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era (University of Chicago Press, 2018)   On February 1, 1960, four African American college students entered the…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series w/ LIORA ISRAËL & ALEXANDRA JORDANOSKA

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series Friday, April 20, 2018   LIORA ISRAËL École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (ÉHESS), Paris   “Rights on the Left?  Social Movements, Law and Lawyers after 1968 in France”   Like in the United States and probably most European countries, the last half of the twentieth century is in France ‘in part, a story of law’s role in movements for social change’, to quote Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold. In this regard, the social…

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CSLS Speaker Series – SANDRA SUSAN SMITH

Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
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Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce the next talk in the Spring 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, SANDRA SUSAN SMITH   SANDRA SUSAN SMITH is Professor of Sociology at University of California, Berkeley   She will be speaking on her paper “Rethinking the Relationship between Procedural Justice, Legal Cynicism, and Police Legitimacy: What We Can Learn from the Experiences of Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders”   Persons with co-occurring disorders—individuals who suffer from mental health illness and…

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May 2018

CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – SARA BIANCA TAVERRITI & MARIANO SICARDI

Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series   Friday, May 4, 2018   SARA BIANCA TAVERRITI University of Milan “Self-regulation in Criminal Matters: Investigation into Origins, Causes, Structure, Effectiveness and Limits of anAlternative Paradigm of Crime Prevention” One of the crucial challenges of Criminal Law in the new millennium is to deal with the complexity of contemporary society. The traditional approach based on state monopoly of criminal matters no longer keeps abreast with the scientific-technological sophistication and changes in criminal behavior in…

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September 2018

CSLS Special Book Event w/Calvin Morrill & Michael Musheno

Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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A CSLS SPECIAL BOOK EVENT WITH CALVIN MORRILL AND MICHAEL MUSHENO  Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School  (University of Chicago Press, 2018)   Friday, September 14, 2018 Kadish Library & Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave. Reception at 12:30pm, Book Event at 1:30 - 3:00pm    Calvin Morrill, Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy / Legal Studies, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law, and Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley Michael Musheno, Professor of Law and Faculty…

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CSLS Speaker Series – FORREST STUART

Monday, September 17, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, FORREST STUART   Forrest Stuart is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Chicago   Presenting his research on “Code of the Tweet: Urban Violence and Criminal Justice Responses in the Social Media Age” According to recent reports, gang-affiliated youth increasingly use social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to taunt rivals, boast of crimes, and…

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CSLS Speaker Series – CHRISTOPHER MULLER

Monday, September 24, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, CHRISTOPHER MULLER   Christopher Muller is Assistant Professor of Sociology at U.C. Berkeley   He will be speaking on his paper “Freedom and Convict Leasing in the Postbellum South”   In 1868, the state of Georgia began punishing convicts by leasing them to private companies. Georgia's transition from penitentiary confinement to convict leasing coincided with a shift in the composition…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – Yoav Mehozay & Doron Dorfman

Friday, September 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series A Series of Talks by Center for the Study of Law & Society Visiting Scholars Fridays in the Selznick Seminar Room. 3:00 to 4:45 pm. Moderated by Jonathan Simon. Refreshments served. Friday, September 28   YOAV MEHOZAY Haifa University “The Epistemology of Algorithmic Risk Assessment and the Path Towards a Non-Penology Penology” (Forthcoming in Punishment & Society; co-author Fran Fisher)   In this article, we argue that algorithmic risk assessment cannot be understood merely as a technological…

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October 2018

CSLS Speaker Series – DAVID VOGEL

Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2018 CSLS Speaker Series,  DAVID VOGEL   David Vogel is Solomon P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at UC Berkeley   He will be speaking on his book California Greenin’: How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader (Princeton University Press, 2018)   ­ Over the course of its 150-year history, California has successfully protected…

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CSLS Speaker Series – HOLLY BREWER

Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, HOLLY BREWER   Holly Brewer is Burke Chair of American History and Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland   Presenting her research “’Most agreeable to the monarchy under which we live’: Slavery, Power, and the Restoration”   ­ It is a common historical contention that American slavery developed in each colony…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – SMADAR BEN-NATAN & PABLO RANDO CASERMEIRO

Friday, October 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series Friday, October 12, 2018 SMADAR BEN-NATAN Tel Aviv University “The Jurisdictional Politics of Military Courts”   Military courts and tribunals form part of the legal landscape in many modern states, although they might have seemed at times as belonging in the past. In Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory they play a primary role in the criminal justice system, currently responsible for the conviction of about one third of the prisoner population. In this paper,…

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CSLS Speaker Series – JUSTIN DRIVER

Monday, October 15, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2018 CSLS Speaker Series, JUSTIN DRIVER   Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law at the University of Chicago   Speaking on his book The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind (Pantheon, 2018)   ­ Judicial decisions assessing the constitutional rights of students in the nation’s public schools have consistently generated…

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CSLS Speaker Series – CELESTE ARRINGTON

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  and cosponsors The Center for Korean Studies & the Robert & Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair in Disability Studies are pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2018 CSLS Speaker Series   CELESTE ARRINGTON   Celeste Arrington is Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University   Presenting her research “Rights Refracted: Disability Rights Diffusion and Evolving Legal Opportunity Structures in South Korea and Japan”   ­ Disability rights…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – CAITLIN HENRY & SOLVEIG LAUGERUD

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series Friday, October 26, 2018   CAITLIN HENRY Sonoma State University   “What the Prisoner Advocacy Network Law Clinic Learned from Its Participants and Clients”   The Prisoner Advocacy Network (PAN) is a client-centered and collaborative volunteer limited scope legal services law clinic that intervenes in mass incarceration at the pre-litigation phase of advocacy. PAN regularly asks its law clinic participants and clients to evaluation the program, participants, and services it delivers. This work explores the qualitative…

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CSLS Speaker Series – CONSTANCE BACKHOUSE

Monday, October 29, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2018 CSLS Speaker Series   CONSTANCE BACKHOUSE   Constance Backhouse is Professor of Law and Distinguished University Professor at University of Ottawa Faculty of Law   Presenting her research “Lessons from Legal History for the #MeToo Movement”   ­ The #MeToo Movement has raised hopes that the justice system may finally begin to respond to the needs of survivors of sexual…

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November 2018

A CSLS BOOK EVENT WITH ISSA KOHLER-HAUSMANN

Friday, November 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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A CSLS BOOK EVENT WITH ISSA KOHLER-HAUSMANN  Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an age of Broken windows Policing  (Princeton University Press, 2018) Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University with discussants: Malcolm Feeley, Claire Sanders Clements Dean’s Professor of Law (Emeritus), U.C. Berkeley Armando Lara-Millan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley Sandra Susan Smith, Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley Friday, November 2 Selznick Seminar Room & Kadish Library, 2240 Piedmont Ave |…

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CSLS Speaker Series – PHIL PARVIN

Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2018 CSLS Speaker Series   PHIL PARVIN   Phil Parvin is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University, UK   Presenting his research “The Ethics of Political Lobbying: Power, Influence, and Democratic Decline”   ­ The ability of unelected organisations of one kind or another to seek to influence elected representatives is a crucial aspect of democracy. It is also a profound…

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CSLS Speaker Series – CECILIA MENJIVAR

Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2018 CSLS Speaker Series   CECILIA MENJIVAR   Cecilia Menjivar is Dorothy L. Meier Chair in Social Equities, Department of Sociology at UCLA   Presenting her research “Transformative Effects of Immigration Law and Its Enforcement on Perceptions of the Self”   ­ This paper examines the enduring alterations in behaviors, practices, and self-image that immigrants’ evolving knowledge of and participation in…

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CSLS Speaker Series – MICHAEL MCCANN

Monday, November 26, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the final speaker in the Fall 2018 CSLS Speaker Series   MICHAEL MCCANN   Michael McCann is Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for the Advancement of Citizenship at University of Washington   Presenting his research Union by Law: Filipino Labor Activists, Rights Radicalism, and Racial Capitalist Empire 1900-2000   ­ The presentation explores how two generations of Filipino labor activists developed a host of rights-based campaigns challenging exploitive plantation-style labor systems…

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December 2018

CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – NIR KOSTI & YASUHIRO MARUYAMA

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series Wednesday, December 5, 2018   NIR KOSTI Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)   “The Puzzle of Legislative Division of Labor”   Rules growth is an understudied area in the field of Regulation and Governance. Scholars have failed, so far, in developing concepts and datasets that can serve for comparative analysis of state rules. This study attempts to overcome these challenges, showing that there are distinct national patterns of rules production. More specifically, it illustrates that…

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January 2019

CSLS Speaker Series – BERTRALL ROSS

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the introductory speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   BERTRALL ROSS   Bertrall Ross is Chancellor’s Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley   Presenting his research “Passive Voter Suppression” The past decade has seen the proliferation of laws designed to suppress the vote. For many critics, the enactment of voter ID laws, the tightening of registration rules, and reduction of early voting mark…

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CSLS Speaker Series – BINYAMIN BLUM

Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   BINYAMIN BLUM   Binyamin Blum is Associate Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law   Presenting his paper “Going Ballistic: The Forgotten Origins of Forensic Firearm Identification” On November 19, 1924, the British Governor-General of the Sudan and commander-in-chief of the Egyptian Army was assassinated in broad daylight in central Cairo. Though many…

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February 2019

CSLS Speaker Series – RUTH COLKER

Monday, February 4, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   RUTH COLKER   Ruth Colker is Distinguished University Professor & Heck-Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University   Presenting her paper “The Power of Insults” Insults work on both a structural and personal level. This Article argues that the power elite has effectively hurled insults at civil…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – GAGAN CHHABRA & HOLLY PELVIN

Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series Friday, February 8, 2019   GAGAN CHHABRA Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway)   “Converging Disability Laws in Diverging Country Contexts: Why Did Norway and India Adopt Similar Policies on Employment of Persons with Disabilities?”   Norway and India have adopted similar social regulation policies aimed at the employment of persons with disabilities since the 1990s. Countries adopt social regulation policies, i.e. antidiscrimination laws and design for all principles, owing to multiple international and domestic factors. This…

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CSLS Speaker Series: Lucy Salyer

Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   LUCY SALYER   Lucy Salyer is Associate Professor of History at University of New Hampshire   Speaking on her book Under the Starry Flag: How a Band of Irish Americans Joined the Fenian Revolt and Sparked a Crisis over Citizenship (Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, Oct. 2018) In 1867 forty Irish American freedom…

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CSLS Speaker Series: Ke Li

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   KE LI   Ke Li is Assistant Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York   Speaking on her book Marriage Unbound: Divorce Litigation, Power, and Inequality in Contemporary China    Two weeks past the lull of the Chinese New Year, Qinchuan People’s Tribunal reached a decision.…

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March 2019

CSLS Speaker Series: Eve Darian Smith

Monday, March 4, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   EVE DARIAN SMITH   Eve Darian Smith is Professor of Anthropology & Director of International Studies University of California, Irvine   Speaking on her paper “Legal Pluralism in Postcolonial, Postnational, and Postdemocratic Times”   The study of law, as a subtopic of anthropology, has contributed enormously to contemporary sociolegal analyses of legal pluralism across the academy. However, in…

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Law and History Workshop

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States

Chase Burton (Berkeley Law JD '16 and current JSP student) will discuss his paper, “Legible People.” The paper explores fingerprinting and policing during World War I. Using the archives of an internal publication of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Burton considers the technological and racial construction of criminal suspects and national security threats, and uncovers cultural dynamics of early 20th century law enforcement. The Workshop proceeds on the basis that participants have read the paper for discussion. To receive…

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CSLS Book Event – RICHARD ABEL

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS BOOK EVENT Tuesday, March 5, 2019   RICHARD ABEL Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA   Law’s Wars: The Fate of the Rule of Law in the US ‘War on Terror’ (Cambridge University Press) &   Law’s Trials: The Performance of Legal Institutions in the US ‘War on Terror’  (Cambridge University Press)   Comments by: ERWIN CHEMERINSKY Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law & MALCOLM FEELEY Claire…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – SHIRAN ALTMAN-BATTLER & JAVIER ALBERTO WILENMANN

Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series Friday, March 8, 2019   SHIRAN ALTMAN-BATTLER Tel Aviv University (Israel)   “Plea Bargaining in International Criminal Law: Historical and Normative Perspectives”   Plea Bargaining is one of the most interesting and controversial legal instruments within the fields of domestic criminal law and criminal justice, especially in common law legal systems from which this legal tool originates. While plea bargaining in the domestic legal arena has been widely explored, the examination of this legal institution in…

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CSLS Speaker Series: Kathryne Young

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   KATHRYNE YOUNG   Kathryne Young is Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst   Speaking on her paper “New Directions in Legal Education Research”   In this talk, Professor Young will discuss her recent book, How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School (Stanford University Press, 2018).  The book is ambitiously multimethod, drawing…

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CSLS Speaker Series: Rachel Stern

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   RACHEL STERN   Rachel Stern is Professor of Law and Political Science; Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies, Berkeley   Speaking on her paper “State-Adjacent Lawyering: How Chinese Lawyers Participate in Political Life” (co-author JSP student Lawrence Liu)   Looking beyond elections, what possibilities for political participation exist in an authoritarian state?…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – ANTHONY ALFIERI & YOAV MEHOZAY

Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series Friday, March 22, 2019   ANTHONY ALFIERI University of Miami School of Law   “Black, Poor, and Gone: Civil Rights Law’s Inner-City Crisis” 54 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019)   In recent years, academics committed to a new law and sociology of poverty and inequality have sounded a call to revisit the inner city as a site of cultural and socio-legal research. To understand the crisis of civil rights law in failing to alleviate…

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April 2019

CSLS Speaker Series: ALESSANDRO DE GIORGI

Monday, April 1, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   ALESSANDRO DE GIORGI   Alessandro De Giorgi is Professor of Justice Studies at San Jose State University   Speaking on his research “'We Left from Nothing and We're Back to It.' Prisoner Reentry and Social Abandonment in Oakland”   This presentation draws from a 3-year ethnographic study conducted in Oakland, California among a group of formerly…

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2019 JSP Gateway Conference

Thursday, April 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States

Berkeley Law's Jurisprudence and Social Policy Department is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Gateway Conference. Gateway is a small internal conference in which our first-year students present a paper or idea alongside a panel of one faculty member and one advanced student. The idea is that the first-year gets some new insights into the project, older students build their experience commenting on disparate papers outside their comfort zone, and everyone has a good time. In keeping with JSP’s…

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2019 JSP Gateway Conference

Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States

Berkeley Law's Jurisprudence and Social Policy Department is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Gateway Conference. Gateway is a small internal conference in which our first-year students present a paper or idea alongside a panel of one faculty member and one advanced student. The idea is that the first-year gets some new insights into the project, older students build their experience commenting on disparate papers outside their comfort zone, and everyone has a good time. In keeping with JSP’s…

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CSLS Speaker Series: DAVID ROBINSON

Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   DAVID ROBINSON   Visiting Scientist, AI Policy and Practice Initiative, College of Computing and Information Science, Cornell University; Managing Director (on leave), Upturn   Speaking on his research “Kidney Allocation as Algorithmic Governance”   This lecture explores a real-world example of collaborative algorithmic governance: The allocation of deceased-donor kidneys for transplant in the United States. Although…

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CSLS Speaker Series: SORA HAN

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   SORA HAN   Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society & Affiliated Faculty of Law at University of California, Irvine   Speaking on her research “Res Nullius Loquitur: Black Life and the Problem of Self-Evidence"   This paper examines a rhetoric of self-evidence underwriting the current public critique of racial profiling and police violence captured by audio-visual…

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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – Lilla Farkas & Carrie Rosenbaum

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series Friday, April 18, 2019   LILLA FARKAS European University Institute   “US Hegemony in the Meaning and Practice of Anti-racist Law in Europe: The Roma Rights Movement, 1989-2018” The presentation revisits critical narratives about the Open Society Foundations’ role in the Roma Rights Movement, claiming that discursive domination facilitates the transnational governance of the ‘Roma issue’ in the European Union and functions as a self-legitimating tool that also promotes the internationalization of public interest litigation…

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CSLS Speaker Series: NORMAN SPAULDING

Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the final speaker in the Spring 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   NORMAN SPAULDING   Nelson Bowman Sweitzer and Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law at Stanford Law School   Speaking on his research “Trauma, Memory, and the Law”   For much of the twentieth century, the connections between trauma, memory, and law have traditionally been represented as redemptive.  Naming traumatic experience by recovering the memory of victims,…

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August 2019

CSLS Speaker Series: CYBELLE FOX

Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the inaugural speaker in the Fall 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   CYBELLE FOX   Professor of Sociology at University of California, Berkeley   Speaking on her research “‘The Line Must Be Drawn’: The Rise of Legal Status Restrictions in State Welfare Policy”    In 1971, Governor Reagan signed into law a measure barring unauthorized immigrants from public assistance. The following year, New York state legislators passed a…

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September 2019

CSLS Speaker Series: SAM ERMAN

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   SAM ERMAN   Professor of Law at University of Southern California Gould School of Law   Speaking on his book Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2018)   Almost Citizens lays out the tragic story of how the United States denied Puerto Ricans full citizenship following annexation of the island in 1898. As America became an overseas empire, a handful of remarkable Puerto…

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October 2019

CSLS Speaker Series: LIAM MARTIN

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   LIAM MARTIN   Lecturer, Institute of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)   Speaking on his research “The Recovery Hustle: Race and Reintegration in Postindustrial America”   Drawing on ethnographic research at a halfway house for men leaving prison and jail, this paper examines the experience of three residents on the frontlines of an emerging…

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CSLS Speaker Series: TAEKU LEE

Monday, October 14, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   TAEKU LEE   Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at University of California, Berkeley   Speaking on his research “Mad as Hell, but Still Going to Take It? Media Frames, Affective Response, and the Limits of Public Opinion on Financial Regulation in the United States”   Can public opinion counter the political power of…

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CSLS Speaker Series: NIKKI JONES

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  & cosponsor Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice are pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   NIKKI JONES   Professor of African American Studies at University of California, Berkeley   Speaking on her research “Color-Blind Cops: How Racism Makes Its Way into Everyday Policing” (co-authors Kenly Brown, Eduardo Bautista Duran, Kaily Heitz, Jasmine Kelekay, Gil Rothschild Elyassi, Geoffrey Raymond)   This paper presents preliminary findings from…

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CANCELED — CSLS Speaker Series: Richard Ross

Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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CANCELED DUE TO CAMPUS POWER OUTAGE. The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   RICHARD ROSS   David C. Baum Professor of Law and Professor of History at University of Illinois   Speaking on his research “The Rule of Law in British America: Thinking with Indians While Comparing to Spaniards”   Settlers in British North America used stylized depictions of indigenous peoples to argue…

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November 2019

CSLS Speaker Series – STEPHANIE JONES-ROGERS

Monday, November 18, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Fall 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   STEPHANIE JONES-ROGERS   Associate Professor of History, U.C. Berkeley   Speaking on her research “‘She had...a Womb Subjected to Bondage’: The Afro-Atlantic Origins of British Colonial Descent Law”   In December of 1662, Virginia’s legislators decided to pass an act which made the free or enslaved status of a child born to an “Englishman” and a…

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CSLS Speaker Series: KIM VOSS & IRENE BLOEMRAAD

Monday, November 25, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  Cosponsored with the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice are pleased to announce our final speakers in the Fall 2019 CSLS Speaker Series   KIM VOSS & IRENE BLOEMRAAD   Kim Voss, Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley Irene Bloemraad, Professor of Sociology and Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies & Director, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, U.C. Berkeley   Speaking on their research “Making Claims on Behalf of Noncitizens: What Works…

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January 2020

CSLS Speaker Series: DYLAN PENNINGROTH

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the first speaker in the Spring 2020 CSLS Speaker Series   DYLAN PENNINGROTH   Professor of Law and History at University of California, Berkeley   Speaking on his research “Race and Contract Law”   This paper analyzes the legal and practical materiality of race in Contract law by assessing the role that African Americans played in its making. The paper begins to recover a significant but mostly…

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February 2020

CSLS Speaker Series – GOODWIN LIU

Monday, February 3, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  and cosponsor Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice are pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2020 CSLS Speaker Series   GOODWIN LIU   Associate Justice for the California Supreme Court   Speaking on his research “Who's Going to Law School? Recent Trends in Enrollment by Gender, Race, and Nationality” Coauthored by Miranda Li and Philip Yao   In this study, we examine recent U.S. law school enrollment…

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CSLS Speaker Series: CAITLIN ROSENTHAL

Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2020 CSLS Speaker Series   CAITLIN ROSENTHAL   Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley   Speaking on her research “Capitalism Where Labor was Capital: Slavery, Power and Price in Antebellum America”   The new historians of capitalism have been reluctant to define “capitalism,” warning that a narrow definition could artificially constrain our analysis of the system on the ground.…

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CSLS Speaker Series: KHIARA BRIDGES

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2020 CSLS Speaker Series   KHIARA BRIDGES   Professor of Law at Berkeley School of Law   Speaking on her research “Imagining an Ethnography of Pregnant Class-Privileged Women of Color”   In this talk, Bridges will draw from her previous work with poor, pregnant women of color to discuss how class and race interact with – and alter – one another…

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CSLS Special Event – Laura Nelson

Friday, February 28, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-2150 United States
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce a special event with   LAURA NELSON   Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University   Speaking on her research "The Meaning of Action: Linking Goals, Tactics, and Strategies in the Environmental Movement"   Collective behavior is a necessary but not sufficient condition for a social movement. To be classified as a social movement, collective action must be linked to other actions and symbols that, taken together,…

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March 2020

CSLS Speaker Series – TAMAR KRICHELI-KATZ

Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
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The Center for the Study of Law and Society  is pleased to announce the next speaker in the Spring 2020 CSLS Speaker Series   TAMAR KRICHELI-KATZ   Associate Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University   Speaking on her research “Do Languages Generate Future-Oriented Economic Behavior? Experimental Evidence for Causal Effects” Coauthored by Ian Ayres and Tali Regev   Do languages affect or merely reflect the attitudes, preferences and behaviors of the people who speak them? Languages vary in the…

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