CSLS Speaker Series

To receive email notification of talks, please send your name and email address to csls@law.berkeley.edu

Coffee will be available.
Unless otherwise noted all talks are 12:45p-2:00p in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room at 2240 Piedmont Avenue. 


Full calendar available here


Monday, August 28 – Mona Lynch, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Law, University of California, Irvine.  Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court (Sage, Nov. 2016)
Read the Introduction to Professor Lynch’s book here
View the flyer annoucement here


Monday, September 11 – Catharine MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan. Butterfly Politics (Harvard University Press, 2017)


Monday, September 18 – Mark Brilliant, Associate Professor of History and American Studies; Director, Program in American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. “To Liberate From the Accident of Family Wealth’: How Liberals Revived and Revised the Case for School Vouchers in the 1960s and 1970s and Paved the Way to Zelman”


Monday, September 25 – Charles Reichmann, Attorney and Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley School of Law. “Anti-Chinese Racism at Berkeley: The Case for Renaming Boalt Hall”


Monday, October 2 – Susan Bisom-Rapp, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Scholarship, Thomas Jefferson School of Law. “The Role of the State towards the Grey Zone of Employment: Eyes on Canada and the United States”
Read Professor Bisom-Rapp’s paper here
View the flyer announcement here


Monday, October 9 – Adam Badawi, Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law. “Lawyers, Law Firms, and the Production of Legal Information”


Monday, October 16 – Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Title TBA.
Please note: This talk will take place in the Warren Room at Berkeley Law.


Monday, October 23 – Janice Nadler, Stanford Clinton Research Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law. “Regulation, Public Attitudes, and Private Governance”


Monday, October 30 –Kathryn Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law. “The Emotional Habitus of the Undocumented Immigrants’ Movement”


Monday, November 6 – Melynda Price, Robert E. Harding, Jr. Associate Professor of Law, UK School of Law, and Director, African American and Africana Studies Program, University of Kentucky. “What Would Mama Do? Save Our Sons and Daughters and Anti-Violence Organizing among Black Mothers of Murdered Children in 1980s Detroit”


Monday, November 13 – Joy Milligan, Assistant Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law. “Before Fair Housing: ‘Racial Equity’ and Segregation in Early Federal Housing Programs”


Monday, November 20 – Lauren Rivera, Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, and Associate Professor of Sociology, Northwestern University. “When Two Bodies Are (Not) a Problem: Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring”
Cosponsored with the Center for Ethnographic Research.


Monday, November 27 – Chris Zepeda-Millan, Assistant Professor and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Berkeley. “Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism”
Cosponsored with the Center for Research on Social Change.