- Friday, April 3 at 3pm – CSLS Visiting Scholar Speaker Series via Zoom – Mel Greenlee, Researcher – “Talking the Talk: A Close Look at the Discourse of Pro-se Defendants in Capital Trials” & John Philipsborn, Criminal Defense Attorney – “The Risk Assessment Fix: Is the Proliferation of Risk Assessment in the U.S. Criminal Justice System an Improvement”
- Friday, April 10 at 3pm – CSLS Visiting Scholar Speaker Series via Zoom – Gwendolyn Gordon, University of Pennsylvania – “Corporate Reparations” & David Skarbek, Brown University – “The Puzzle of Prison Order”
- Friday, April 17 at 3pm – CSLS Visiting Scholar Speaker Series via Zoom – Lisa Hahn, Humboldt University – “Strategic Litigation: How Litigation Collectives Mobilize Law for Social Change” & Yi You, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law – “Modern Sage: An Educative Approach to Penal Norms”
- Friday, May 1 at 3pm – CSLS Visiting Scholar Speaker Series via Zoom – Erdem Demirtas, Bogazici University Istanbul – “Political Sources of Judicial Activism in Hybrid Regimes: The Case of the Turkish Constitutional Court” & Noboru Yanase, Nihon University – “Citizens’ Participation in Criminal Trial and the Constitution of Japan”
Due to the campus response to coronavirus, we will have to postpone the remainder of our in-person Spring events.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time.
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.