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.


  • October 16CSLS Speaker Series – Nancy Scheper-Hughes, University of California, Berkeley – “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”
  • October 17 – CSLS Special Event (Co-Sponsor BCLBE) – Yuval Feldman, Bar-Ilan University Law School – The Law of Good People: Challenging States’ Ability to Regulate Human Behavior (Cambridge University Press, 2018) 
  • October 20 – CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series 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, NYU School of Law – “Sentimentally Reasonable and Legally Sound: Judicial Discretion and Fairness in Viet Nam”
  • October 23CSLS Speaker Series – Janice Nadler, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and American Bar Foundation – “Regulation, Public Attitudes, and Private Governance” (Coauthor David Dana, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law)
  • October 30 – CSLS Speaker Series – Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley School of Law – “Fighting for the Constitution”
  • November 1 – CSLS Special Event (Co-Sponsors: Institute for South Asia Studies & Berkeley Legal History Workshop) – Ornit Shani, University of Haifa – How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise (Cambridge, 2017).

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