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.


  • February 22nd –Visiting Scholars Speaker Series – Ross Astoria – “New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision: On the Possibility of Energy Democracy in the Empire State”
  • February 27th CSLS Speaker Series – Monica Hakimi, University of Michigan “The Project of International Law”
  • March 2nd Symposium on Attica and Its Legacy for the American Prison: How Prisoner Resistance Shapes the Evolution of Punishment 1:00-3:30pm with reception to follow
  • March 6th CSLS Speaker Series – Arzoo Osanloo, University of Washington “‘When Mercy Seasons Justice’: Revelation and Reform in Iranian Criminal Sanctioning”

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