- March 13th – CSLS Speaker Series – Avani Mehta Sood, UC Berkeley – “Psychological Constructions of Criminality: Law, Crime Severity, and Bias in Lay Determinations of Criminal Attempt”
- March 16th – 3rd Annual Robert A. Kagan Lecture in Law and Regulation: Going by the Symbols: How Organizations, Courts, and Regulators Undermine Legal Rights – Lecture by Lauren Edelman, U.C. Berkeley, Introduction by Jonathan Simon, UC Berkeley, with Comments by Kimberly Krawiec of Duke University and Robin Stryker of University of Arizona.
- March 20th – CSLS Speaker Series – Erin Kerrison, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley – “‘Your Pants Won’t Save You’: Why Black Youth Challenge Race-Based Police Surveillance and Thoughts on How Age Conditions the Presence of Legal Cynicism”
- April 3rd – CSLS Speaker Series – Elizabeth Hinton, Harvard University – “The Making of Mass incarceration”
- April 7th – Special Book Event – Franklin E. Zimring, UC Berkeley – When Police Kill (Harvard University Press, February 2017) – Commentators include: George Gascón, District Attorney, City and County of San Francisco; Hadar Aviram, Professor of Law, U.C. Hastings College of Law; Michael Romano, Director, Stanford Justice Advocacy Project; with Moderator Jonathan Simon, CSLS Director, UC Berkeley
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