The Center for the Study of Law and Society’s
50th Anniversary Conference

The Future of Law and Society
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Check-In   1:00-2:00pm (Laub Lobby, Boalt Hall)

Welcome   2:00 – 2:15 pm (Booth Auditorium, Boalt Hall)
Calvin Morrill, Director, Center for the Study of Law and Society
Christopher Edley, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law
Carla Hesse, Dean, Social Sciences Division, College of Letters and Science
Session I:  History as Prologue    2:15 – 3:30pm (Booth Auditorium)
Harry Scheiber
, University of California, Berkeley, Chair/Discussant
Jerome Skolnick, New York University (Emeritus), “The Center for the Study of Law and Society:  The First 25 Years”
Malcolm Feeley, University of California, Berkeley, “The Center, Social Science of Law, and the Disciplines:  History as Prologue?”
Robert A. Kagan, University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus), “Three Sociolegal Research Agendas”
Lawrence Friedman, Stanford University, “Fifty Years:  A View from Across the Bridge”

Coffee Break   3:30 – 4:00pm

Session II:   Law, Rights and Social Change    4:00 – 5:45pm (Booth Auditorium)
David Lieberman
, Chair/Discussant
Michael McCann, University of Washington, “Beyond Legal Mobilization: Rethinking Rights and Power”
Javier Couso, Law, Rights and Social Change in Latin America:  Competing Models of Constitutionalism in an Era of Uncertainty”
Laura Beth Nielsen, Northwestern University and American Bar Foundation, “Law in Motion:  The Multiple Futures of Law & Society Research”
Charles Epp, University of Kansas, “Rights, Inequality, and the Administrative State”

Dinner   6:30 – 8:00pm (Bancroft Hotel)


Friday, November 4, 2011

Continental Breakfast  8:00 – 8:45am (Donor Lobby, Boalt Hall)

Session III:  Law, Culture and Inequality    8:45 – 10:30am (Booth Auditorium)
Catherine Albiston, University of California, Berkeley, Chair/Discussant
Kitty Calavita, University of California, Irvine (Emerita), “Terms of Engagement: Sociolegal Research in an Era of Mass Incarceration”
Leti Volpp, University of California, Berkeley, “The Indigenous as Alien”
Kathleen Hull, University of Minnesota, “The Legal Subjectivities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People”
David Wilkins, Harvard University, “Racing the Tournament:  Using the Experience of Black Corporate       Lawyers to Get Back to the Future of Socio-Legal Scholarship”

Coffee Break 10:30 – 10:45am (Donor Lobby)

Session IV:  Global Governance   10:45am – 1:00pm (Booth Auditorium)
Jonathan Simon
, University of California, Berkeley, Chair/Discussant
Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago and American Bar Foundation, “The Future of National Constitutions in a Global World”
Sida Liu, University of Wisconsin, “Legal Profession as a Social Process:  A Theory on Lawyers and Globalization”
Sally Engle Merry, New York University, “Sociolegal Perspectives on Human Rights”

Coffee Break 11:30am-11:45pm (Donor Lobby)

John Hagan, Northwestern University and American Bar Foundation, “Is California Mass Incarceration a ‘Complex Humanitarian Emergency’ – or Worse?”
César Rodríguez-Garavito, Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), “Mapping Global Justice: Law, Society and Justice for a Post-Westphalian World”

Lunch   1:00 – 2:15pm (Bancroft Hotel)

Session V:  In the Academy   2:15 – 4:00pm (Booth Auditorium)

In the final session panelists will act as provocateurs, introducing ideas which the audience will be invited to discuss.  The session will be audio-recorded. Remarks of provocateurs and participants will be edited for inclusion in the book that we intend to publish after the conference. If your remarks are included, you will be contacted to review and approve. Panelists were selected to represent a range of views about the future of law and society in the academy.

Calvin Morrill, University of California, Berkeley, Chair/Discussant
Austin Sarat, Amherst College
Laura Gómez, University of California, Los Angeles
Edward Rubin, Vanderbilt University
Lauren Edelman, University of California, Berkeley

Concluding Remarks: The Future of Law and Society   4:00 – 4:15pm (Booth Auditorium)
Calvin Morrill

Closing Reception   4:15 – 5:30pm (JSP Building, 2240 Piedmont Ave.)

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