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CSLS Speaker Series: Kathryne Young

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

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 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 on a survey of over 1000 law students that Young designed and fielded, interviews with law students, alums, law professors, administrative and academic staff, law school dropouts, law librarians, law school janitors, and more.  The result is one of the most comprehensive studies of the law school experience to date.  Young’s talk will include take-homes from the book for law and society scholars: the social sources of variation in law students’ experience, particularly how identity affects the ways people experience law school; the structural factors that shape students’ sense of subjective well-being; and the implications her findings hold for law school education and the legal profession.  Young will also talk about future directions for law school research and will preview the next phase of her work on law schools, which seeks to understand how law students form social networks within and outside law school, and particularly how race, gender, and socioeconomic background affect professional network formation.



Please join us on Monday, March 11 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.”
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!


Jonathan Simon, Faculty Director

Rosann Greenspan, Executive Director



Monday, March 11, 2019
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


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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