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Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for the Study of Law and Society 
is pleased to announce the next talk in the Fall 2017 Speaker Series,

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. In two studies, we empirically explore the relationship between corporate practices and subsequent public support for legislation mandating such practices. One hypothesis is that public support for new legislation decreases following corporate action because the private sector is perceived to be adequately managing the problem, thus obviating the need for a legislative response. A competing hypothesis is that public support for new legislation increases because people are prompted to recognize the issue in question as one in need of regulation. Our results suggest that announced changes to corporate practices can increase public support for legislation, but the effects differ depending on the political orientation of the perceiver. Legislators might fruitfully integrate corporate endorsements into public information efforts.

Please join us on Monday, October 23 from 12:45-2:00p in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave. 

Coffee and water are provided. We invite you to bring your own “bag lunch”.

Professor Nadler’s paper is available online at our website and in hard copy at the Center.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Jonathan Simon, CSLS Faculty Director
Rosann Greenspan, CSLS Executive Director


Center for the Study of Law and Society


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