Conferences, Workshops and Special Events

The Center for the Study of Law and Society sponsors conferences and workshops for the dissemination and discussion of research, the exploration of new ideas for research, and the promotion of new multidisciplinary and cross-national collaborations.

 

FALL 2019

 

CSLS Cosponsored Book Event with Angela S. García

Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law

Angela S. García, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Latinx Research Center, UC Berkeley, 2547 Channing Way | 4:00-5:30pm

For more event information, click here
For more information on Legal Passing and the publisher, click here

Cosponsored with Center for Research on Social Change

 

SPRING 2019

 

CSLS Cosponsored Event with C. Dixon Osburn

“Bringing Genocidaires to Justice: The Perspective of an NGO in the Trenches”

C. Dixon Osburn, Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA)

Wednesday, January 23
Bay View Room at Eshleman Hall, UC Berkeley | 6:00-7:30pm

For more information, click here

Cosponsored with The Berkeley Forum

 

CSLS Cosponsored Event with Michael Avi Helfand

“Jews and the Culture Wars: Consensus and Dissensus in Jewish Religious Liberty Advocacy”

Michael Avi Helfand, Associate Dean of Pepperdine Law School, Associate Director of the Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies, and Arbitrator at the Beit Din of America

Monday, January 28, 2019
Warren Room (295), Berkeley Law | 3:30-5:00 PM

Please RSVP to Rebecca Golbert at rlgolbert@law.berkeley.edu. 
For the event flyer, click here

Cosponsored with Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

 

A Special Book Event with Tony Platt

Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States 
(St. Martin’s Press, January 2019)

Tony Platt, CSLS Distinguished Affiliated Scholar

Moderated by:
Jonathan Simon, Lance Robbins Professor of Criminal Justice Law, and, Faculty Director, Center for the Study of Law & Society, UC Berkeley

With Comments by:
Rebecca McLennan, Professor of History, UC Berkeley
Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, UC Santa Cruz

Friday, February 1
Room 105, Berkeley Law | 2:00-3:30pm with reception to follow. 

More on Beyond These Walls and publisher here
For the event flyer, click here

Cosponsored with Center for Race and Gender, and Berkeley Legal History Workshop

 

CSLS Cosponsored Event with Chris Tilly

“Intersectional Histories, Overdetermined Fortunes: Understanding Mexican and US Domestic Worker Movements”

Chris Tilly, University of California Los Angeles

Discussants:
Catherine Fisk, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
and
Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley

Wednesday, February 6
IRLE – 2521 Channing Way | 4:00-6:00pm

Register here. 
For the event flyer, click here

Cosponsored with Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, and Sociology Department.

 

A Book Event with Nikki Jones

The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption
(University of California Press, 2018)

Nikki Jones, Sociologist and Associate Professor of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

Respondent:
Clarence Ford, GSPP MA student and member of the Underground Scholars

Wednesday, February 13
Dwinelle Hall, Room 117 (UC Berkeley) | 4-5:30pm, light reception to follow. 

More information on The Chosen Ones and publisher, here
View the flyer announcement here

Cosponsored with Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Berkeley Underground Scholars, American Cultures Center, and Center for Race and Gender 

 

CSLS Cosponsored Symposium: Anti-Black Violence in Brazil and the U.S.

February 20-22
More information here.
For flyer announcement, click here

This symposium is being organized by a multi-disciplinary coalition of graduate students from across campus, developed by Maria-Fátima Santos, co-directed with Jessica F. Compton, and with guidance from Professor Tianna S. Paschel. We give great thanks to the following university co-sponsors: Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society (HIFIS), Office of the Dean of Social Sciences, Antonio Gramsci Fund, Center for Latin American Studies, Global Black Feminisms Project, Department of Sociology, Office of the Dean of Graduate School of Education, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Study of Law and Society, Latinx Research Center, HIFIS Diversity and Democracy Cluster, Institute for Governmental Studies, Institute for International Studies, Center for Social Change (ISSI), Department of Comparative Literature, Department of African American and Diaspora Studies, American Cultures Center, and Center for Race & Gender.

 

CSLS Cosponsored Colloquium with Trevor Gardner

Immigrant Sanctuary as the “Old Normal”: A Brief History of Police Federalism 

Trevor Gardner, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington

Discussant:
Franklin Zimring, William G. Simon Professor Of Law, UC Berkeley

Tuesday, February 26 
Wildavsky Conference Room, 2538 Channing Way | 4:00-5:30pm

For more information, click here
For the event flyer, click here

Cosponsored with ISSI Graduate Fellows Program, Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Sociology, Center for Race and Gender

 

Evidence, Replication, and Ethics in Ethnographic Research

Thursday, February 28
Goldberg Room (297), Berkeley Law | 4:00-5:30pm 

Steven Lubet, Williams Memorial Professor of Law, Northwestern University 
and 
Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley

Moderated by:
Calvin Morrill, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law; Professor of Sociology; and Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley

For the event flyer, click here
For more information, click here

Cosponsored with the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, Center for Ethnographic Research

 

CSLS Book Event with Richard Abel

     

Law’s Wars: The Fate of the Rule of Law in the US ‘War on Terror’
(Cambridge University Press)
&
Law’s Trials: The Performance of Legal Institutions in the US ‘War on Terror’
(Cambridge University Press)

Tuesday, March 5
Selznick Seminar Room and Kadish Library, 2240 Piedmont Ave  | 3:00-4:30, reception to follow.

Richard Abel, Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor, UCLA

Comments by
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
&
Malcolm Feeley, Claire Sanders Clements Dean’s Professor of Law (Emeritus), Berkeley Law

More on Law’s Wars and publisher here
More on Law’s Trials and publisher here

For the flyer announcement, click here

 

A SPECIAL BOOK EVENT WITH MEERA E DEO

Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia
(Stanford University Press, February 2019)

Tuesday, March 12
Goldberg Room, Berkeley Law | 4:30-6:00pm

Meera E Deo, Professor of Law, TJSL; Visiting Professor, UC Davis School of Law; Director of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE)

With Comments by:
Saira Mohamed, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
Victoria Plaut, Professor of Law and Social Science; Director, Culture, Diversity & Intergroup Relations Lab, UC Berkeley
Bertrall Ross, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

For the flyer announcement, click here.
More on Unequal Profession and publisher here

Cosponsored with the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

 

CSLS Cosponsored Book Event with Renisa Mawani

Across Oceans of Law: The Komagata Maru and Jurisdiction in the Time of Empire
(Duke University Press)

Monday, Mar 18, 2019 
Anthony Hall, UC Berkeley | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

More on Across Oceans of Law and publisher here

Renisa Mawani, Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Law and Society Program, University of British Columbia 
Renisa Mawani is the Berkeley Center for Race and Gender’s Spring Distinguished Visitor.

For the event flyer, click here
For more information, click here

Cosponsored with Berkeley Center for Race and Gender, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, Canadian Studies, Program in Critical Theory, Law and Contemporary Theory, Native American Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

 

CSLS 5th Annual Robert A. Kagan Lecture in Law and Regulation with Jodi Short

“The Politics of Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance”

Wednesday, March 20
Goldberg Room (297) | 3:30-5:15pm w/reception to follow. 

Jodi Short, Honorable Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law

Comments by:
Neil Fligstein, Class of 1939 Chancellor‟s Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Director, Center for Culture, Organization, and Politics, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley
and
Salo Coslovsky, Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Public Service, NYU Wagner 

For the flyer announcement, click here

 

CSLS Cosponsored Book Event with Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos

Improperly Obtained Evidence in Anglo-American and Continental Law
(Hart Publishing)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 
Room 140 (Moot Court Room), Berkeley Law | 4:00 – 6:00 pm. 
Refreshments will be served.

More on Improperly Obtained Evidence and publisher here

Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Inaugural Chair in Law at Goldsmiths, University of Lon­don. He is an Associate Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Edu­cation Academy.

For the event flyer, click here
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Cosponsored with Sho Sato Program in Japanese and US Law.

 

Organizations and Change: Philip Selznick Centennial Symposium

Inspired by the 70th Anniversary of Philip Selznick’s TVA and the Grass Roots and the 50th Anniversary of his Law, Society and Industrial Justice on the Centennial of Selznick’s Birth

Thursday, April 11
Goldberg Room (297), Berkeley Law | 9-5:30pm.
Lunch included, closing reception from 4:30-5:30. 

For the event flyer and details, click here

 

CSLS Cosponsored Event with Mab Segrest

“Lunacy Administration: Racism and the Haunting of American Psychiatry”

Mab Segrest, Fuller-Maathai Professor Emeritus of Gender and Women’s Studies, Connecticut College.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley | 5:00pm

For more information, click here

Cosponsored with Berkeley Psychology Department and Disability Studies Program. 

 

A Conversation in Law and Society with Richard Delgado

Richard Delgado, John J. Sparkman Chair of Law, University of Alabama School of Law

Interviewed by:
Jonathan Simon, Lance Robbins Professor of Criminal Justice Law, and, Faculty Director, Center for the Study of Law & Society, UC Berkeley

Wednesday, April 24
More information forthcoming.

 

FALL 2018

 

A Book Event with Sandy Kedar 

Emptied Lands: A Legal Geography of Bedouin Rights in the Negev 
(Stanford University Press, 2018)

Wednesday, August 29
340 Stephens Hall | 12:30-2:00pm 

More on Emptied Lands and publisher here
View the flyer announcement here

Cosponsored with Center for Middle Eastern Studies

 

A CSLS special book event with Calvin Morrill and Michael Musheno 

Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble In A High-Poverty School

Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School 
(University of Chicago Press, 2018)

Calvin Morrill, Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy / Legal Studies, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law, and Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley

Michael Musheno, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Legal Studies, University of Oregon

Moderated by:
Jonathan Simon, 
Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law, Berkeley Law & Faculty Director, Center for the Study of Law and Society

with discussants:
Nikki Jones, Associate Professor, Department of African American Studies, U.C. Berkeley
Torin Monahan, 
Professor of Communication, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Forrest Stuart, 
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

Friday, September 14, reception to follow
Kadish Library & Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave. | Reception at 12:30pm, Book Event at 1:30pm 
For more information on Navigating Conflict and publisher,click here

 

CSLS Cosponsored Event with James Loeffler

“Double Amnesia: Rethinking The History Of Zionism And Human Rights”

James Loeffler, Jay Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History at the University of Virginia

Thursday, October 4
Room 105, Berkeley Law | 5:30pm Reception, 6:00pm Lecture
RSVP to berkeley_institute@law.berkeley.edu

Cosponsored with Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel StudiesKadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs
View the flyer announcement here

 

A Book Event with Nikki Jones

The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption
(University of California Press, 2018)

Nikki Jones, Sociologist and Associate Professor of African American Studies, UC Berkeley
Respondent: Clarence Ford, GSPP MA student and member of the Underground Scholars

Event has been canceled and will be rescheduled for Spring 2019. 

More information on The Chosen Ones and publisher, here

Cosponsored with Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
View the flyer announcement here

 

A CSLS Book Event with Issa Kohler-Hausmann 


Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an age of Broken windows Policing 
(Princeton University Press, 2018)

Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale University

with discussants:
Malcolm Feeley
, Claire Sanders Clements Dean’s Professor of Law (Emeritus), U.C. Berkeley
Armando Lara-Millan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley
Sandra Susan Smith, Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley

Friday, November 2
Selznick Seminar Room & Kadish Library, 2240 Piedmont Ave | Times forthcoming. 
For more information on Misdemeanorland and publisher, click here
View the flyer announcement here

 

SPRING 2018

A special event with Barak Richman – Stateless Commerce: The Diamond Network and the Persistence of Relational Exchange (Harvard University Press, 2017)

Co-Sponsored with Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Thursday, February 8 , 12:45-1:45pm
Berkeley Law, Room # 170
Lunch provided (first-come, first-served). Register here

A special event with Catherine Fisk – “Working Together: How the Supreme Court divided the civil rights movement and labor leaders”

Co-Sponsored with Institute for Research on Labor and Employment 

Thursday, February 8 , 4pm
IRLE | 2521 Channing Way
Refreshments will be served. Register here.

 

A special event with Han-Ru Zhou – “How Exceptional is Judicial Review in Canada? Past, Present and Future”

Cosponsored with the Canadian Studies Program

Wednesday, February 28, 12:00-1:30p
Moses Hall, Room 223 – UC Berkeley. Lunch will be provided.

 

A Special Event with Jennie E. Brand – “What You Lose When You Lose Your Job: The Lasting Impacts of Unemployment”

Cosponsored with the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Moderated by Sandra Smith, IRLE interim director and Professor of Sociology, and Danny Yagan, Professor of Economics. 

Thursday, March 1, 4:00-6:00 pm. 
IRLE, 2521 Channing Way Register here

 

A Special Event  – “New Scholarship on Arab-Palestinians in Israel”

Cosponsored with Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies and the Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Confirmed panelists include: Dr. Safa Abu-Rabia, Harvard University; Dr. Morad Elsana, California Western School of Law; Mr. Thair Abu-Rass, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maryland; Dr. Rami Zeedan, The Open University of Israel.  

Wednesday, March 7, 3:30 P.M.
Goldberg Room, Berkeley Law
Click here for more details. 

 

4th Annual Robert A. Kagan Lecture in Law and Regulation with Christopher Edley, Jr.

“The Regulation of Education Equity”

Wednesday, March 14, 3:30 P.M.
The Great Room, Bancroft Hotel (across from Berkeley Law)
Click here for more details. 

 

CSLS Symposium – “Is There a Future for Dignity in Prison Litigation? Reflections on Recent Prisoner Rights Precedents from the US and Israel”

Co-Sponsored with Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, and Human Rights Center

Confirmed panelists include:  The Honorable Thelton E. Henderson, Senior Judge, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California; Don Specter, Prison Law Office; Hadar Aviram, UC Hastings; Amnon Reichman, University of Haifa and Visiting Professor, Berkeley Law; Smadar Ben Natan, Tel Aviv University; Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law. Moderated by Malcolm Feeley, Berkeley Law. 

Tuesday, March 20, 3:00-5:00pm
Goldberg Room, Berkeley Law 
Click here for more details. 

 

CSLS Workshop – Legal Governance of Historical Memory in Comparative Perspective

Co-Sponsored by the T.M.C. Asser Institute (The Hague), the Center for the Study of Law and Society and the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Confirmed panelists include:  Dr. Ulad Belavusau (T.M.C. Asser Institute – University of Amsterdam); Prof. Eric Heinze (Queen Mary University of London); Prof. Robert Kahn (University of St. Thomas, Minnesota); Dr. Heleen Touquet (KU University Leuven); Prof. Reuel E. Schiller (UC Hastings College of the Law);  Prof. Nikolay Koposov (Emory University); Marina Bán (T.M.C. Asser Institute); Prof. Richard Buxbaum (UC Berkeley School of Law); Prof. Jonathan Simon (UC Berkeley School of Law); Prof. Dimitry Kochenov (Groningen University); Prof. Angana Chatterji (Center for Race & Gender – UC Berkeley); Dr. Grażyna Baranowska (Polish Academy of Sciences); Prof. Mariane C. Ferme (Department of Anthropology – UC Berkeley)

Tuesday, April 3, 10:00-6:00pm for Workshop (9am – 7pm including breakfast and reception)
Room 107, Berkeley Law 
Click here for more details.
SPACE IS LIMITED. TO REGISTER for the WORKSHOP, which includes breakfast, lunch & closing reception, and to receive the DETAILED WORKSHOP AGENDA:
EMAIL CSLS@LAW.BERKELEY.EDU BY MARCH 26, 2018.
For detailed agenda, click here

 

CSLS Cosponsored Colloquium – Hard Work Is Not Enough: Gender and Racial Inequality in an Urban Workspace

Co-sponsored by Center for Research on Social Change, Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, Department of Sociology, Division of Equity and Inclusion, UC Berkeley 

 Katrinell Davis, Associate Professor of Sociology, Florida State University

 Catherine Fisk, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

Thursday, April 12, 12:00-1:30pm 
Warren Room (#295), Berkeley Law 
  FREE Register for a FREE lunch.
 Register online by April 5
Click here for more info.