Founded in 1961, the Center for the Study of Law and Society encourages and supports empirical research and theoretical analysis of the social consequences of law, including legal institutions and processes; the impact of law on individuals and groups; and social, political, and intellectual influences on law itself and legal activity. While located in the UC Berkeley School of Law, the Center provides an environment where faculty and graduate students from many campus departments in the social sciences and humanities, as well as visiting scholars from the U.S. and overseas institutions, regularly meet, present research papers, exchange ideas, and explore new concepts, perspectives and research agendas. The Center’s associated faculty and visitors are drawn from many disciplines, such as political science, sociology, economics, psychology, law, philosophy, and history.


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Berkeley, California, 94720