Center for the Study of Law & Society

 The CSLS 50th Anniversary Conference was a great success. Enjoy the photos from the event or visit the conference web page here.


  • August 29 CSLS Speaker Series – Jonathan Simon, U.C. Berkeley School of Law – “The Dignity-Deterrence Trade Off in Criminal Justice Reform”
  • September 12 – CSLS Speaker Series – Mario Biagioli, UC Davis School of Law – “Beyond Pastures: Networked Commons v. Natural Commons”
  • September 19 – CSLS Speaker Series – Nicole Gonzalez van Cleve, Temple University- “Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court”
  • September 26 – CSLS Speaker Series – John Pratt, Victoria University of Wellington- “Risk Control, Rights and Legitimacy in the Limited Liability State”

The Center
The Center supports theoretically-based, empirical research on new developments at the interplay of law and society in contemporary and historical contexts. While part of Berkeley’s School of Law, the Center fosters a multi- disciplinary context in which UC Berkeley faculty and graduate students from many departments interact and engage with visiting socio-legal scholars from universities in the United States and abroad. – Jonathan Simon, Director