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, January 22 – Terry Maroney, Professor of Law, Professor of Medicine, Health and Society, and 2017-19 Chancellor Faculty Fellow, Vanderbilt University.
“Judicial Emotion: Investigating Its Role in Behavior, Decision-Making, and That Mysterious Thing We Call Temperament” 
View the flyer announcement here
View the Introduction to Professor Maroney’s paper here


Monday, January 29 – Kathryn Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, U.C. Berkeley School of Law.
“Practices of Authorization: Storytelling, Performative Citizenship and Emotional Self-Regulation in the Undocumented Immigrants Movement” 
View the flyer announcement here
View Chapter 2 of Professor Abrams’ paper here


Monday, February 5 – Daphna Hacker, Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University Law Faculty and Women and Gender Studies Program.
Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Co-sponsored with the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. 
View the flyer announcement here
View the Intro of Professor Hacker’s book here


Monday, February 12 – Vincent Chiao, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
Criminal Law in the Age of the Administrative State
(Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018).
View the flyer announcement here. 
View the Intro and Ch. 1 of Professor Chiao’s book here. 


Monday, February 26 – Robert J. MacCoun, James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law, Stanford University. 
“Rapidly Changing Standards and Practices in Empirical Social Science: What Does It Mean for Empirical Legal Studies?”
View the flyer announcement here.
View a recent relevant paper by Professor MacCoun and Saul Perlmutter here.


Monday, March 5 – Ron Harris, Professor of Legal History and former Dean, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. 
The Birth of the Business Corporation East and West: Eurasian Trade Institutions and their Migration, 1400–1700 (forthcoming, Princeton University Press)
View the flyer announcement here.


Monday, March 12 – Shaina Potts, Assistant Professor of Geography and of Global Studies, UCLA. 
“The Politics of the ‘Private’: U.S. Law and the Judicialization of Sovereign Debt Relations”
View the flyer announcement here.
View Professor Potts’ paper here


Monday, March 19 – Osagie Obasogie, Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
“Police Violence and Public Health”  
View the flyer announcement here
Professor Obasogie’s paper with co-author Zachary Newman (American Journal of Law & Medicine, 43 (2017): 279-295) is linked here and available in hard copy at the Center.


Monday, April 2 – Reuel Schiller, The Honorable Roger J. Traynor Chair & Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law.
“Regulation and the Collapse of the New Deal Order or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Market”


Monday, April 9 – John Hagan, John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law, Northwestern University; Research Professor and co-director, Center on Law & Globalization, American Bar Foundation.
“A Tale Half Told: Incarceration of Fathers, State Investment in Families, and the Educational Attainment of Children”


Monday, April 16 – Christopher Schmidt, Associate Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law and Research Professor, American Bar Foundation.  
The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era
(University of Chicago Press, 2018).


Monday, April 23 – Sandra Susan Smith, Associate Professor of Sociology, U.C. Berkeley. 
“How the Stigma of Pre-Trial Detention Shapes Short- and Long-Term Criminal Justice Involvement Among Low-Level Offenders”