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Nathanael Tilahun Ali is a lecturer in public international law at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and originally from Ethiopia. He is also a member and coordinator of a major interdisciplinary research project on rule of law (www.esl.eur.nl/INFAR) at Erasmus University, involving legal scholars, historians and social scientists from the university, together with Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton) and Jan Klabbers (Helsinki). During his visit at Berkeley, he will be working on a research project that studies the use of risk management techniques by global banks to fight financial crimes (terrorism financing and money laundering). His broader research interests are international law theory, global security governance, critical and third world approaches to international law, and personal and cultural alternatives to legal accountability. Dr Ali has previously held visiting scholar appointments at Queen Mary University of London (2016), the Lauterpacht Center for International Law at University of Cambridge (2014) and Hofstra University in New York (2011). Dr. Ali is recipient of a prestigious Dutch research grant (Niels Stensen Fellowship 2016) and a collaborative research grant from Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School. (2/17-1/18) ali@law.eur.nl

Ross Astoria is a graduate of the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley (2010). He also holds a J.D. from Berkeley’s School of Law (2006). Professor Astoria teaches courses in public law at the University of Wisconsin at Parkside, including constitutional law, political philosophy, and environmental policy. His research now focuses on greenhouse gas mitigation policy, and he has published on California’s cap and trade system, the constitutionality of various proposed mitigation policies, and international trade law. His current work is on the political economy of the transition to renewable generation. He is presently studying the regulatory restructuring of the utility industry in New York and is particularly interested in how the transition to renewables can enhance democratic participation and benefit low income households. Professor Astoria is chair of the board of directors for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-profit which empowers citizens to engage their members of Congress on the issue of energy and climate change. He is also the founder of the Model Constitutional Convention, an annual three day gathering of undergraduates who wish to draft and debate amendments to the Constitution. (1/17-5/17) rossastoria@yahoo.com

Brandon M. Finlay is a PhD student in Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington. His research focuses on how people, organizations, and institutions who have broken the law seek support from broader society. Brandon’s dissertation examines how in breaking the law, organizations such as medical cannabis dispensaries work to shape the law and create new marketplaces for quasi-legal products. As a Visiting Scholar he seeks to work on his dissertation while embracing the rich intellectual community the CSLS and Berkeley have to offer. Brandon received an A.A. from Santa Monica College, a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and an M.A. in Sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington. Brandon is funded as a Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year. (12/16 – 8/17) bmfinlay@indiana.edu

Carol A. Heimer is Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University, Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation.  She spent 2015-16 as the Lenore Annenberg and Wallis Annenberg Fellow in Communication at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University.  Her current research focuses on overlapping normative systems, including especially the normative systems of law and medicine in the world of HIV/AIDS.  She is currently completing a book project based on her ethnographic work in HIV clinics in the U.S., Thailand, Uganda, and South Africa.  Recent publications from this project include: Colonizing the Clinic: The Adventures of Law in HIV Treatment and Research (with J. Morse, in Klug and Merry, eds., The New Legal Realism, Vol. II), ‘Wicked’ Ethics (Social Science and Medicine); Inert Facts and the Illusion of Knowledge (Economy and Society, winner of the 2014 Star-Nelkin Award); and Extending the Rails (with J. Petty, Social Studies of Science). c-heimer@northwestern.edu

Elizabeth Hirsh is Associate Professor of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Inequality and Law at the University of British Columbia.  She earned her PhD at the University of Washington and taught at Cornell University prior to joining the faculty at UBC.  Her research interests are in the areas of work organizations, inequality, and the law.  Much of her work focuses on issues of employment discrimination and the impact of various antidiscrimination laws, legal claims, and corporate diversity policies on gender, race, and ethnic inequality in the workplace, both in the U.S. and Canada.  At CSLS, she will be focusing on a project looking at nearly 500 high-profile employment discrimination lawsuits resolved in U.S. courts over the last two decades.  Combining information gleaned from legal records, interviews with plaintiffs, and data on workplace sex and race composition, she is exploring the factors the give rise to discrimination disputes, how workers experience the law, the legal process, and access to justice, and the impact of legal challenges on workers’ careers and organizations’ progress toward equity.  Related collaborative projects include an analysis of the impact of corporate diversity policies on levels of workplace sex and race inequality among U.S. firms and an examination of motherhood wage penalties and the gendered nature of caregiver discrimination in Canada.  (1/17-4/17) ehirsh@mail.ubc.ca

Anil Kalhan is an Associate Professor of Law at the Drexel University Kline School of Law. His areas of interest include immigration law, criminal law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, privacy and surveillance, and South Asian legal studies. Since 2015, he has served as chair of the New York City Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee, and before coming to Drexel he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law and an Associate in Law at the Columbia University School of Law. He previously worked as a litigation associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he also served as co-coordinator of the firm’s immigration and international human rights pro bono practice group, and at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. He also is an affiliated faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania South Asia Center and a faculty advisory board member for the Drexel University Center for Mobilities Research and Policy. Before attending law school, he worked for Cable News Network, PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and the New York City Department of Transportation. While at Berkeley, Kalhan will build upon on his existing scholarship on the immigration detention regime in the United States and on issues at the intersection of immigration, surveillance, and privacy. (2/17-5/17) anil.kalhan@drexel.edu; Website: http://kalhan.com; Twitter: @kalhan

Yoshinobu Kitamura is a Professor of Law and the former Dean at Sophia Law School in Tokyo.  He received his M.A. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from U.C. Berkeley (supervised by Professors Malcolm M. Feeley and Robert A. Kagan), and SJD from Kobe University, Japan.  He was a member of the Ecology Law Quarterly in 1986-88. In addition to teaching environmental law, Nobu has conducted a variety of empirical research projects  of regulatory enforcement; midnight dumping of industrial solid wastes, abalone and sea cucumber poaching, violation of fire code and building code. Because Sophia Law School is now preparing an environmental law clinic program, he looks forward to visiting clinic classes and learning from Berkeley Law’s rich experience in this area during his time at the Center (3/17-4/17) kitamu-y@sophia.ac.jp

Allan Manson is Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, In 2016, he was a Keeley Visiting Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford.  In 2017 he is a Fulbright Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the Faculty at Queen’s in 1977, he was a practising criminal lawyer in Toronto, Canada.  From 1990 to 1994, he served as the Project Director for the Ontario Law Reform Commission study of the coroners’ system.  In 1994-1995, he was a Deputy Judge of the Yukon Territorial Court.  From 2005 to 2008, he worked with the firm of Wardle, Daley as co-counsel to a party with standing at the Cornwall Public Inquiry.  Along with numerous articles and book chapters on criminal law topics, especially sentencing, imprisonment and evidence, he has written or co-edited a number of books:  Sentencing and Penal Policy in Canada, 3rd Ed.(Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2016) with P. Healy, G. Trotter, D. Ives, J. Roberts); Free Speech in Fearful Times (Toronto: Lorimer, 2007, with James Turk); Commissions of Inquiry : Praise or Re-Appraise (Toronto: Irwin, 2003, with David Mullan); The Law of Sentencing (Toronto: Irwin, 2001); Release from Imprisonment: The Law of Sentencing , Parole, and Judicial Review (Toronto: Carswell, 1990, with David Cole). He holds a BA from the University of Toronto, LLB from the University of Western Ontario and LLM from the University of London. (1/17-5/17) mansona@queensu.ca

Trang (Mae) Nguyen is a lawyer and John A. Hazard Memorial Fellow in Comparative Law for the 2017-2019 term. Mae is also an affiliated scholar at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law. Her research focuses on comparative Vietnamese and Chinese legal developments, including Vietnam and China’s land and maritime border negotiations, environmental litigation, and criminal justice systems. In her previous work, Mae litigated gender discrimination claims at a legal non-profit in Berkeley, CA; advocated for data-driven criminal justice reforms at the California Office of the Attorney General; and co-founded a non-profit organization to provide educational and professional programs for Vietnamese youth. Mae earned a J.D. degree from NYU School of Law, where she was a Jacobson Law & Leadership Fellow and an executive editor of the NYU Law Review. (1/17-1/18) trang.mae@gmail.com

Jennifer Raso is a SJD candidate from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and a Junior Fellow at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. Her research centers on discretion, regulatory technologies, and administrative decision-making, and is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Canadian social service offices, Jen’s dissertation examines how the layering of human and non-human decision-makers in welfare agencies regulates front-line workers’ conception and use of discretion. This work was recently awarded the Richard Hart Prize at the 2016 University of Cambridge Public Law Conference. While at CSLS, Jen will conduct comparative research into the structure of decision-making in American social benefits agencies, including the increasing centrality of new technologies as legal decision-makers. Before taking up doctoral studies, Jen practiced as an in-house litigator with the City of Toronto’s Legal Services. Jen received her law degree from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University, where she was a member of the Liberal Arts College. (1/17-4/17) jen.raso@mail.utoronto.ca

Katja Šugman Stubbs, PhD is Professor of Criminal procedure and criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She holds a BA in Psychology as well as her degrees in Law. Her research interests lie in Criminal Procedure, EU Criminal Law, Evidence Law, Psychology and Law and Criminology. She has published on a wide range of topics including the rights of defendants in Slovenian and EU criminal law, exclusion of evidence, standards of proof, influence of stereotyping on judicial decision-making, and the role of language in judicial procedures. With a colleague at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana she co-authored the Second Report of the Republic of Slovenia on the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (2004). She led a research group which developed a new concept for the Slovenian Criminal Procedure Code. She is closely involved in the training of Judges and Prosecutors in Slovenia. She is a member of the Slovenian Prosecutorial Council (2012-), a Slovenian contact point for the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN), and was Slovenia’s representative on the Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (2015-2016). She was a Visiting Fellow at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge and a Visiting and Research Fellow at the Institute de Sciences Criminelles, University of Poitiers (France). She is visiting Berkeley on a Fulbright Scholarship and will be focusing on research into plea-bargaining. She is also interested in studying the different psychological factors influencing judicial decision-making.  (2/17-5/17) katja.sugman@pf.uni-lj.si

Seline Trevisanut (PhD, Milan; MA, Paris I) is associate professor of international law at Utrecht Law School, senior research associate at the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), and principal investigator of the ERC Starting Grant Project ‘Sustainable Ocean’ (2015-2020). Before joining Utrecht in 2012, she taught courses and conducted research at Columbia University, at the European University Institute, at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and at the National University of Singapore. Her publications include inter alia edited volumes on Foreign Investment, International Law and Common Concerns (Routledge 2014), and on Energy from the Sea: An International Law Perspective on Ocean Energy (Brill 2015), and a forthcoming monograph on The International Law of Offshore Installations: Through Fragmentation Towards Better Governance (Cambridge Studies of International and Comparative Law 2017). (1/17-5/17)  S.Trevisanut@uu.nl

Ingo Venzke is Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Amsterdam and Executive Director of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Leiden Journal of International Law. Ingo’s publications include How Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists (OUP 2012), which won the book prize of the European Society of International Law in 2014, and In Whose Name? A Public Law Theory of International Adjudication (together with Armin von Bogdandy, OUP 2014). Ingo has been a Visiting Professor at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Visiting Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS), a Hauser Research Scholar at New York University (NYU) and a Visiting Scholar at the Cegla Center for the Interdisciplinary Research of the Law, Tel Aviv University. He wrote his PhD at the University of Frankfurt while working as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (MPIL). While at Berkeley, Ingo’s research will focus on hindsight bias and counterfactual thinking about international law’s development.  (1/17-5/17)   i.venzke@uva.nl

Smadar Ben-Natan is a PhD candidate at Tel-Aviv University and an Israeli human rights lawyer, approved to practice before the ICC. She holds an LLB from Tel-Aviv University (1995) and a Masters of international human rights law (distinction) from the University of Oxford (2011), where her MA Dissertation won the Morris Prize for the best dissertation in her class. Her PhD research, written under the supervision of Prof. Shai Lavi and Prof. Aeyal Gross, is titled: Enemy Criminal Adjudication: Criminal Law, Martial Law and Armed Conflict. It discusses the plurality of legal systems Israel has employed between 1967 and 2000 to adjudicate national security offences, and suggests several paradigmatic models of enemy criminal adjudication.  Smadar’s research interests include human rights and criminal justice, military courts and tribunals and international humanitarian law. Her publications discuss Prisoners of War status for Palestinian prisoners, reflections of patriotism in the Israeli trial of Hezbollah fighters, and the application of Israeli law in the military courts of the OPT. During her career as a lawyer she was cited twice (2005, 2007) as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel, and awarded for her special contribution by the Israeli Public Defense. She taught professional trainings for Palestinian lawyers on the Israeli military courts, as well as trained lawyers and medical professionals on documenting torture and litigating torture claims. (8/16-5/17) smadar@bennatan-law.co.il

Yang Chengliang is an Associate Professor of History at Luoyang Normal University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in history in 2005 from Renmin University of China. His academic interests include U.S. Constitutional History and History of Immigration to the United States. Recently, he works on a research project “Development of U.S. Horizontal Federalism”, which is based on the clauses concerning interstate relations in U. S. Constitution and the efforts taken by several states to compete or cooperate among themselves. While at CSLS, he will continue this research, and particularly he will focus on the part “Horizontal Federalism and Environmental Regulation”. (10/16-08/17) yangchengliangly@126.com

Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg is an Associate Professor at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law. Her fields of interest are criminal law and procedure, non-adversarial criminal justice and the interface between criminal and constitutional law.  She earned her LL.B from Bar-Ilan University (Summa Cum Laude), her LL.M. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Summa Cum Laude) and her Ph.D from Bar-Ilan University (with highest distinction). Her dissertation deals with the doctrine of accomplice liability for collateral offenses, drawing on insights from moral philosophy. Prior to her graduate studies Hadar served as a law clerk to the Israeli State Attorney. Before joining Bar-Ilan she was the academic director of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Clinic for Violence Against Women. Among her recent publications: “Unconstitutional Criminalization” (New Crim. L. Rev), “Criminal Law Multitasking” (Lewis & Clark L. Rev.), “Restorative Criminal Justice” (Cardozo L. Rev.), “Pain, Love and Voice: The Place of Domestic Violence Victims in Sentencing,” (Mich. J. Gen. & L.). This year Hadar is affiliated as a Visiting Scholar to both the CSLS and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. She is currently working on three major projects. The first is an empirical-legal project that uncovers the expanded goals of criminal law and the attainment of these goals, through an analysis of a variety of justice mechanisms offering both punitive and non-punitive responses to crime. The second project aims to develop the normative basis for accomplice liability. The third project seeks to uncover the needs and expectations of sexual assault victims who choose to participate in the social media discourse. Using surveys and in-depth interviews, the study aims to identify the function that the social media plays for victims and their attitude towards this new platform vis-a-vis the formal criminal justice system. (8/16-7/17) Hadar.rosenberg@biu.ac.il

Yannick Ganne is a Ph.D. candidate in law at the University of Strasbourg (France). He is a Georges Lurcy Fellow for the academic year 2016-2017. He holds his undergraduate degree from Sciences Po in Strasbourg and his research Masters from the law school. In Spring 2015, he was a visiting PhD candidate at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. His research interests are related to socio-legal research in the US. He studies how socio-legal scholars undertake their research, what are their methodologies, how do they shape their research questions, etc. Therefore, he considers the CSLS as a great institution to conduct immersive research and an ideal case study. At the CSLS, he will work on the historical construction of empirical legal research in the US and on interdisciplinary movements such as « New Legal Realism ». Additionally, he will be interviewing socio-legal scholars to have their insights on what academic research means to them. (8/16-5/17) yannickganne@gmail.com

Eliza Hersh is an attorney specializing in criminal justice, specifically the collateral consequences of arrest and conviction. She received a Soros Justice Fellowship to work on sex offense registration reform in California. For the last 10 years, Eliza was a clinical instructor at the East Bay Community Law Center, which is a teaching clinic of Berkeley Law School. At EBCLC Eliza directed the Clean Slate Reentry Legal Services Clinic, which helps people overcome barriers to housing, employment, and civic engagement following contact with the criminal justice system. Eliza received her JD from Berkeley Law School and earned her BA from Wesleyan University. She serves on the board of the national Collateral Consequences Resource Center, and is a frequent trainer and speaker on post-conviction barriers. (9/16-9/17) ehersh@gmail.com

Tamar Kricheli-Katz holds a joint appointment in the faculty of law and the department of sociology at the Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. She received her PhD and JSM from Stanford University and her LL.B from the Hebrew University. Prior to her graduate studies, Tamar served as a law clerk and a legal advisor to Justice T. Or of the Israeli Supreme Court. She studies inequality, anti-discrimination law, empirical legal studies, sociology of law and employment law.  This year she is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Visiting Professor in Israeli Law and Society at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies for 2016-17, as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. Tamar will present her research in the CSLS Speaker Series, cosponsored by BIJLIS, on Monday, October 31, 2016.  (8/16-5/17) tamarkk@post.tau.ac.il

Su Li is the Director of Research on Organization Bias at the Center for WorkLife Law at University of California, Hastings College of Law. Su is a quantitative sociologist with a background in using quantitative research methods in empirical legal studies research. Her research interests include quantitative methods, the legal profession, law and society, and gender and social inequality. She has published in law review journals (such as Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, and Arizona Law Review) and peer review journals (such as Law and Social InquirySociology of Education, and Gender and Society) on topics including the legal profession, intellectual property, and constitutional law. Prior to joining U. C. Hastings, Su worked as a research methodologist at U.C. Berkeley Law School, and  an assistant professor of Sociology at Wichita State University. Su holds a master’s degree in Mathematical Methods for Social Sciences and a Ph.D. in Sociology, both from Northwestern University. As a visiting scholar, Su is working on a project exploring international law firms’ development in China and another project on the correlation between adolescents’ mental health wellbeing and their criminal behaviors as young adults. (1/16-1/18) lisu@uchastings.edu

Maya Manian is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law.  Her research focuses on access to reproductive health care and explores the relationship between reproductive rights and gender equality. She publishes and presents widely on abortion rights and related constitutional issues. Her publications include “Minors, Parents, and Minor Parents” (Missouri Law Review, 2016); “Lessons from Personhood’s Defeat: Abortion Restrictions and Side Effects on Women’s Health” (Ohio State Law Journal, 2013); “Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation” (Family Court Review, 2012); and “The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision–Making” (Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 2009). She previously served as a Blackmun Fellowship Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City. Professor Manian received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree magna cum laudefrom Harvard Law School, where she served on the Harvard Law Review.  As a visiting scholar, she is working on a book that explores how anti-abortion laws and policies negatively impact women’s access to a broad range of health care.  (8/16-5/17) mmanian@usfca.edu

Behnoosh Payvar is a researcher at Lund University. She received her Ph.D. in collaboration between the University of Tuebingen and Lund University in 2013. She is the author of Space, Culture and the Youth in Iran – Observing Norm Creation Processes at the Artists’ House (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). As a guest researcher and lecturer at Tehran University in 2015, she initiated a new series of lectures, courses (BA, MA and PhD level) and research on ‘norms, law and society,’ which took place in cooperation between Lund and Tehran. 

Her present research is on the interrelations of norms and law in Iran, studying the case of ‘women, work and law’.  As a visiting scholar, she is working on the field material collected in Tehran during 2015 and 2016 that will culminate in a monograph.  (9/16-5/17) behnoush_payvar@yahoo.com

Jason S. Sexton is Lecturer in the Honors Program at Cal State Fullerton, where he teaches a variety of innovative, integrative, and interdisciplinary courses, and where he has served as Faculty-GE Coordinator. A fourth generation Californian, he holds the PhD from the University of St Andrews, and has taught and held visiting fellowships at the University of Cambridge, University of Southern California, and UC Riverside. He has presented his research in fora ranging from the Huntington Library to the University of Virginia, in both academic and popular settings, and presently serves in leadership capacity with many different scholarly organizations. He has written widely in the areas of California studies, prison studies, religious studies, and contemporary theology. He is also the Editor of the UC Press-published, Boom: A Journal of California, and of Theology and California: Theological Refractions on California’s Culture (Routledge), and the author of The Trinitarian Theology of Stanley J. Grenz (Bloomsbury). He is currently writing a book that gives an interdisciplinary theological account of the incarcerated church.  This year he is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion and will participate as a CSLS visiting scholar.  (7/16-6/17) jsexton@fullerton.edu

Martin Sybblis is a PhD Candidate in the Sociology Department at Princeton University and a Graduate Associate in the Law and Public Affairs Program at the Woodrow Wilson School.  His research examines commercial law in a comparative context.  Martin’s dissertation focuses on the role of lawyers in the development of commercial law in the British Caribbean post-colonies of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.  Prior to his doctoral studies, Martin served as a consultant to the World Bank; he also practiced law for over seven years, as an Assistant County Attorney (in-house counsel) for Miami-Dade County and an Associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP.  Immediately following law school, he was a Law Clerk for United States District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke in the Southern District of Florida.  Martin received a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, a Master in Public Policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut. (5/16-5/17) sybblis@princeton.edu

Anjuli Verma is a University of California, Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine and her B.A. in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia. Her research and teaching interests include: social reactions to crime and deviance; law and organizations; legal mobilization and social movements; and mixed-methods research. Anjuli’s doctoral research, funded by the NSF and NIJ, examined the causes and effects of deinstitutionalization and decarceration in California, with a focus on legal reform and organizational regulation and compliance processes. At Berkeley, she will launch a new project that examines the “afterlife” of mass incarceration and how prison displacements affect various dimensions of community health, including among elderly parolees. Anjuli’s publications have appeared in Law & Society Review,The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, The Oxford Handbook on Prisons and Imprisonment and The American Journal of Bioethics. Co-authored work is forthcoming in Ethnography and Sociological Perspectives. She is a member of the University of California Criminal Justice & Health Consortium and serves on the advisory board for the non-profit research organization, Justice Strategies. Before graduate school, Anjuli worked as a policy advocate and communications strategist on drug policy and criminal justice reform issues at the American Civil Liberties Union and held internships at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama and the National Indian Human Rights Commission in New Delhi. (9/16-9/18) acverma@berkeley.edu See also https://berkeley.academia.edu/AnjuliCatherineVerma and http://sites.uci.edu/anjuliverma/

Monica Varsanyi is Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and a member of the Doctoral Faculties in Geography and Criminal Justice at the CUNY Graduate Center.  She is a visiting scholar in the Department of Geography, with a courtesy appointment at CSLS.  Her research and teaching interests include immigration law and policy, and state and local politics.  Her research addresses the politics of unauthorized immigration in the United States, specifically the growing tensions between local, state, and federal scales of government vis-à-vis immigration policy and enforcement.  Her edited volume, Taking Local Control:  Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States was published by Stanford University Press in 2010, and a co-authored book Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines (with Doris Marie Provine, Scott Decker, and Paul Lewis) was published in the Law and Society series of the University of Chicago Press in June 2016.  Her current research project, with Marie Provine, explores the tensions of immigration federalism as they play out in New Mexico and Arizona. (8/15-8/17) mvarsanyi@gc.cuny.edu

Lee Ann S. Wang is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley School of Law as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s Program in American Culture and Asian Pacific Islander American Studies and her B.A. from Scripps College, Claremont. At CSLS, Lee Ann will work on the completion of her manuscript, “Of Law’s Protection and Punishment: Gender Violence, Asian Immigrant Women, and the Enforced Safety of the Security State,” which examines the making of legal personhood at the intersections of immigration law, criminal enforcement, and the humanitarian rescue of the feminine through an ethnographic engagement of anti-violence and immigrant rights strategies. Her publications have appeared in the UC Irvine Law Review and The Feminist and Scholar and her research and teaching areas are: Law and Ethnography; Critical Ethnic Studies; Sexuality and Law; Asian American Feminisms; Critical Race Theory; Gender and Critical Prison Studies; Women of Color Feminist Theory and Movements; Diaspora and Migration. Lee Ann is the past co-chair of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association (2012-2014) and previously worked as a community organizer, youth mentor, campaign organizer, and legislative advocate with organizations and non-profits across the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Detroit. (7/15-6/17) leeannswang@berkeley.edu 697 Simon Hall.

Xing-Hong Zhao is a PhD Candidate at Peking University in Beijing China and an Assistant Professor of Law at Southwest University in Chongqing China. His academic interests include Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Empirical Study. He is the co-author of Angel or Devil: Empirical Research on Private Finance and Its Legislation (Peking University Press, 2014) and Criminal Procedure (China University of Political Science & Law Press, 2014).He has published several articles in China’s main Law journals. At CSLS, his research addresses Probation Sentencing in China and United States. (3/16-2/17) thinklaw@126.com

Visiting Scholars – Fall 2016

Smadar Ben-Natan is a PhD candidate at Tel-Aviv University and an Israeli human rights lawyer, approved to practice before the ICC. She holds an LLB from Tel-Aviv University (1995) and a Masters of international human rights law (distinction) from the University of Oxford (2011), where her MA Dissertation won the Morris Prize for the best dissertation in her class. Her PhD research, written under the supervision of Prof. Shai Lavi and Prof. Aeyal Gross, is titled: Enemy Criminal Adjudication: Criminal Law, Martial Law and Armed Conflict. It discusses the plurality of legal systems Israel has employed between 1967 and 2000 to adjudicate national security offences, and suggests several paradigmatic models of enemy criminal adjudication.  Smadar’s research interests include human rights and criminal justice, military courts and tribunals and international humanitarian law. Her publications discuss Prisoners of War status for Palestinian prisoners, reflections of patriotism in the Israeli trial of Hezbollah fighters, and the application of Israeli law in the military courts of the OPT. During her career as a lawyer she was cited twice (2005, 2007) as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel, and awarded for her special contribution by the Israeli Public Defense. She taught professional trainings for Palestinian lawyers on the Israeli military courts, as well as trained lawyers and medical professionals on documenting torture and litigating torture claims. (8/16-5/17) smadar@bennatan-law.co.il

Helen Dancer is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Brighton, UK. She practised as a barrister in English law for 11 years and trained as a legal anthropologist during her doctorate. She holds degrees from the universities of Oxford, London and Sussex. Her research interests centre on people’s relationships with land and access to justice, approached from socio-legal and philosophical perspectives. Her research to date has focused particularly on gender, agriculture and land issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2015 she published her monograph, Women, Land and Justice in Tanzania. The book explores meanings of land, legal pluralism, access to justice and equal rights discourse in Tanzania and follows the progression of women’s legal claims to land from their social origins through processes of dispute resolution to judgment. Helen is also a consultant for the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and has worked on a series of collaborative policy-oriented funded projects exploring the gender implications of land and agricultural commercialisation in Africa. She is currently working on a new research project on meanings of land in the context of large-scale agricultural investment, deforestation and land-grabbing. (7/16-12/16) H.Dancer@brighton.ac.uk

Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg is an Associate Professor at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law. Her fields of interest are criminal law and procedure, non-adversarial criminal justice and the interface between criminal and constitutional law.  She earned her LL.B from Bar-Ilan University (Summa Cum Laude), her LL.M. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Summa Cum Laude) and her Ph.D from Bar-Ilan University (with highest distinction). Her dissertation deals with the doctrine of accomplice liability for collateral offenses, drawing on insights from moral philosophy. Prior to her graduate studies Hadar served as a law clerk to the Israeli State Attorney. Before joining Bar-Ilan she was the academic director of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Clinic for Violence Against Women. Among her recent publications: “Unconstitutional Criminalization” (New Crim. L. Rev), “Criminal Law Multitasking” (Lewis & Clark L. Rev.), “Restorative Criminal Justice” (Cardozo L. Rev.), “Pain, Love and Voice: The Place of Domestic Violence Victims in Sentencing,” (Mich. J. Gen. & L.). This year Hadar is affiliated as a Visiting Scholar to both the CSLS and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. She is currently working on three major projects. The first is an empirical-legal project that uncovers the expanded goals of criminal law and the attainment of these goals, through an analysis of a variety of justice mechanisms offering both punitive and non-punitive responses to crime. The second project aims to develop the normative basis for accomplice liability. The third project seeks to uncover the needs and expectations of sexual assault victims who choose to participate in the social media discourse. Using surveys and in-depth interviews, the study aims to identify the function that the social media plays for victims and their attitude towards this new platform vis-a-vis the formal criminal justice system. (8/16-7/17) Hadar.rosenberg@biu.ac.il

Manoj Dias-Abey is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace at Queen’s University (Canada). He recently received his PhD in Law from Queen’s University. He also holds BA, LLB and LLM degrees from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Manoj’s PhD research explored how non-traditional labour organizations and movements are helping achieve better working conditions for migrant farmworkers in the USA and Canada. While at the CSLS, he is working on an article and book manuscript that extends his analysis in three main ways. First, he is considering a broader range of civil society organizations and movements by undertaking further empirical work. Second, Manoj aims to gain a greater understanding of the political and economic factors that shape and limit the actions of the various actors in the food industry. Thirdly, he is examining how non-traditional labour organizations and movements draw upon, and are limited and transformed by, the legal environment. (9/16 – 12/16) manoj.dias-abey@queensu.ca

Yannick Ganne is a Ph.D. candidate in law at the University of Strasbourg (France). He is a Georges Lurcy Fellow for the academic year 2016-2017. He holds his undergraduate degree from Sciences Po in Strasbourg and his research Masters from the law school. In Spring 2015, he was a visiting PhD candidate at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. His research interests are related to socio-legal research in the US. He studies how socio-legal scholars undertake their research, what are their methodologies, how do they shape their research questions, etc. Therefore, he considers the CSLS as a great institution to conduct immersive research and an ideal case study. At the CSLS, he will work on the historical construction of empirical legal research in the US and on interdisciplinary movements such as « New Legal Realism ». Additionally, he will be interviewing socio-legal scholars to have their insights on what academic research means to them. (8/16-5/17) yannickganne@gmail.com

Elena M. Górriz Royo is a Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Valencia (School of Law), Spain. She received her Ph.D. cum laude, from the School of Law of Jaume I – Castellon (Spain) in 2000. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Administration of Justice of the International University of Florida in 2001 and at UC Berkeley (Institute for Legal Research) in 2014. In Europe, she has also been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Freiburg and at the Max-Planck Institute in Germany. Her earlier research has focused on the field of Environmental Criminal Law, and she is active in different associations for the defense of the environment from the legal perspective. Additionally, she has been a member of the International Association of Criminal Law since 2005. More recently, she has focused on the study of the current national security threats and the protection of fundamental rights, participating in research projects on the current debate on how to combine the achievement of security in today’s society and the protection of fundamental freedoms, especially liberty. In this respect, she is focused on a critical analysis of recent criminal policies which try to spread populism in criminal law and, at the same time, to strengthen penalties which deprive of freedom. (8/16-9/16) elena.gorriz@uv.es

Eliza Hersh is an attorney specializing in criminal justice, specifically the collateral consequences of arrest and conviction. She received a Soros Justice Fellowship to work on sex offense registration reform in California. For the last 10 years, Eliza was a clinical instructor at the East Bay Community Law Center, which is a teaching clinic of Berkeley Law School. At EBCLC Eliza directed the Clean Slate Reentry Legal Services Clinic, which helps people overcome barriers to housing, employment, and civic engagement following contact with the criminal justice system. Eliza received her JD from Berkeley Law School and earned her BA from Wesleyan University. She serves on the board of the national Collateral Consequences Resource Center, and is a frequent trainer and speaker on post-conviction barriers. (9/16-9/17) Hersh.Eliza@gmail.com

Tamar Kricheli-Katz holds a joint appointment in the faculty of law and the department of sociology at the Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. She received her PhD and JSM from Stanford University and her LL.B from the Hebrew University. Prior to her graduate studies, Tamar served as a law clerk and a legal advisor to Justice T. Or of the Israeli Supreme Court. She studies inequality, anti-discrimination law, empirical legal studies, sociology of law and employment law.  This year she is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Visiting Professor in Israeli Law and Society at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies for 2016-17, as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. Tamar will present her research in the CSLS Speaker Series, cosponsored by BIJLIS, on Monday, October 31, 2016.  (8/16-5/17) tamarkk@post.tau.ac.il

Maya Manian is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law.  Her research focuses on access to reproductive health care and explores the relationship between reproductive rights and gender equality. She publishes and presents widely on abortion rights and related constitutional issues. Her publications include “Minors, Parents, and Minor Parents” (Missouri Law Review, 2016); “Lessons from Personhood’s Defeat: Abortion Restrictions and Side Effects on Women’s Health” (Ohio State Law Journal, 2013); “Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation” (Family Court Review, 2012); and “The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision–Making” (Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 2009). She previously served as a Blackmun Fellowship Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City. Professor Manian received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served on the Harvard Law Review.  As a visiting scholar, she is working on a book that explores how anti-abortion laws and policies negatively impact women’s access to a broad range of health care.  (8/16-5/17) mmanian@usfca.edu

Ewan McGaughey is a lecturer at King’s College, London, and a research associate at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Business Research. He holds degrees from King’s, the Humboldt Universitäet zu Berlin and the London School of Economics. While at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, he is researching the relationship between the asset management industry and the pension and retirement savings system in California and the United States. He is particularly interested in how state regulation, the Department of Labor and the Securities and Exchange Commission can revitalise corporations as laboratories of enterprise, to prevent climate damage and rising inequality. Ewan’s further research focuses on law, economics and history in the Commonwealth, the EU and the US. He teaches contracts, trusts, property law, EU law, commercial law, labour law, insolvency law, corporate governance and corporate finance.  (7/16-9/16) ewan.mcgaughey@kcl.ac.uk

Behnoosh Payvar is a researcher at Lund University. She received her Ph.D. in collaboration between the University of Tuebingen and Lund University in 2013. She is the author of Space, Culture and the Youth in Iran – Observing Norm Creation Processes at the Artists’ House (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). As a guest researcher and lecturer at Tehran University in 2015, she initiated a new series of lectures, courses (BA, MA and PhD level) and research on ‘norms, law and society,’ which took place in cooperation between Lund and Tehran. 

Her present research is on the interrelations of norms and law in Iran, studying the case of ‘women, work and law’.  As a visiting scholar, she is working on the field material collected in Tehran during 2015 and 2016 that will culminate in a monograph.  (9/16-5/17) behnoush_payvar@yahoo.com

Nan Seuffert is a Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC) in the School of Law at the University of Wollongong in Australia.  Nan’s is currently working on a project on refugee law and policy and asylum seekers who are sexual minorities, investigating what a more concerted focus on colonial genealogies of ‘sexuality’ can bring to: analyses of the stories of origin of international law; the operation of concepts such as ‘discretion’ and ‘credibility’ in the jurisprudence determining refugee claims; and critical understandings of Australia’s controversial asylum seeker detention policies and practices.  Other projects include a National Australia Bank Community Impact grant-funded evaluation of a unique domestic violence intervention project, collaboration with the Women Lawyer’s Association of New South Wales and Sydney law firms on diversity and inclusion in senior positions, and a law and postcolonial theory project on contract and colonisation.  She has been a resident fellow at the University of California Humanities Research Institute (based at UCI) and a visitor at the University of Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality.  The analysis of gender, race, sexuality and the law has been the focus of her work in a number of international research collaborations on edited books and journals in Canada, the US, Australia and the UK.  Nan also researches in the area of securities regulation. (11/16-12/16) nseuffer@uow.edu.au

Jason S. Sexton is Lecturer in the Honors Program at Cal State Fullerton, where he teaches a variety of innovative, integrative, and interdisciplinary courses, and where he has served as Faculty-GE Coordinator. A fourth generation Californian, he holds the PhD from the University of St Andrews, and has taught and held visiting fellowships at the University of Cambridge, University of Southern California, and UC Riverside. He has presented his research in fora ranging from the Huntington Library to the University of Virginia, in both academic and popular settings, and presently serves in leadership capacity with many different scholarly organizations. He has written widely in the areas of California studies, prison studies, religious studies, and contemporary theology. He is also the Editor of the UC Press-published, Boom: A Journal of California, and of Theology and California: Theological Refractions on California’s Culture (Routledge), and the author of The Trinitarian Theology of Stanley J. Grenz (Bloomsbury). He is currently writing a book that gives an interdisciplinary theological account of the incarcerated church.  This year he is a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion and will participate as a CSLS visiting scholar.  (7/16-6/17) jsexton@fullerton.edu

Shu (Carrie) Shang is an Assistant Professor of Law at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and a lawyer of cross-border dispute resolution experiences. She received her B.A. (Hons) from U.C. Berkeley and J.D. from USC Gould School of Law. Her current research interests include studying transforming roles emerging social organizations plays in advancing important civic interests in China, and how that is constantly impacted by changing government regulations. She is also interested in understanding whether private dispute resolution tools (domestic and international alike) could be seen as important pillars of forming a satisfying social governance order. During her stay at Berkeley CSLS, she will mainly work on two papers: Welcoming Lex Mercatoria Through Resistance: Institutional Difficulties in Implementing the Merchant Law in China and Using Social Capital to Restore Confidence in Public Institutions: Will China’s Public Private Partnership Legislation Achieve Its Goals? (8/16-12/16) sscarrie@gmail.com

Martin Sybblis is a PhD Candidate in the Sociology Department at Princeton University and a Graduate Associate in the Law and Public Affairs Program at the Woodrow Wilson School.  His research examines commercial law in a comparative context.  Martin’s dissertation focuses on the role of lawyers in the development of commercial law in the British Caribbean post-colonies of Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.  Prior to his doctoral studies, Martin served as a consultant to the World Bank; he also practiced law for over seven years, as an Assistant County Attorney (in-house counsel) for Miami-Dade County and an Associate at Bingham McCutchen LLP.  Immediately following law school, he was a Law Clerk for United States District Court Judge Marcia G. Cooke in the Southern District of Florida.  Martin received a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, a Master in Public Policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut. (5/16-5/17) sybblis@princeton.edu

Amelia Thorpe is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Environmental Law Programs at the University of New South Wales. Her research is at the intersection of law, urban planning and geography, drawing on degrees in Architecture and City Policy as well as professional experience in the planning, transport and housing departments in Western Australia. Amelia’s current research project examines the ways in which understandings of law, ownership and belonging shape – and are in turn shaped by – practices of participation in urban planning. Prior to joining UNSW in 2012, Amelia was a director at the Environmental Defenders Office, Australia’s largest and oldest public interest environmental law organisation. Amelia studied law at the University of Oxford and at Harvard Law School, and is a member of the New York Bar. (8/16-11/16) a.thorpe@unsw.edu.au

Anjuli Verma is a University of California, Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Jurisprudence and Social Policy, as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine and her B.A. in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia. Her research and teaching interests include: social reactions to crime and deviance; law and organizations; legal mobilization and social movements; and mixed-methods research. Anjuli’s doctoral research, funded by the NSF and NIJ, examined the causes and effects of deinstitutionalization and decarceration in California, with a focus on legal reform and organizational regulation and compliance processes. At Berkeley, she will launch a new project that examines the “afterlife” of mass incarceration and how prison displacements affect various dimensions of community health, including among elderly parolees. Anjuli’s publications have appeared in Law & Society Review, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, The Oxford Handbook on Prisons and Imprisonment and The American Journal of Bioethics. Co-authored work is forthcoming in Ethnography and Sociological Perspectives. She is a member of the University of California Criminal Justice & Health Consortium and serves on the advisory board for the non-profit research organization, Justice Strategies. Before graduate school, Anjuli worked as a policy advocate and communications strategist on drug policy and criminal justice reform issues at the American Civil Liberties Union and held internships at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama and the National Indian Human Rights Commission in New Delhi. (9/16-9/18) acverma@uci.edu/  See also https://berkeley.academia.edu/AnjuliCatherineVerma and http://sites.uci.edu/anjuliverma/

Yang Chengliang is an Associate Professor of History at Luoyang Normal University, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in history in 2005 from Renmin University of China. His academic interests include U.S. Constitutional History and History of Immigration to the United States. Recently, he works on a research project “Development of U.S. Horizontal Federalism”, which is based on the clauses concerning interstate relations in U. S. Constitution and the efforts taken by several states to compete or cooperate among themselves. While at CSLS, he will continue this research, and particularly he will focus on the part “Horizontal Federalism and Environmental Regulation”. (10/16-08/17) yangchengliangly@126.com

Carina Gallo is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Holy Names University in Oakland as well as a Research Scholar at the School of Social Work at Lund University in Sweden. She completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University. Her research interest lies in the intersection between criminology and sociology of law, with particular attention to trends in criminal and welfare policies. She is especially interested in how countries develop policies and practices for victims of crime. Carina is delighted be a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she will work on the research project “Beyond Punishment: The origins and evolution of Swedish victim support”. Carina is also a trained social worker, and has worked with many different actors involved in the criminal justice system. For instance, between 2001 and 2006 she was the director of a nongovernmental victim support center, which provides services to over 500 crime victims per year. (1/15-12/16) carina.gallo@soch.lu.se

Su Li is the Director of Research on Organization Bias at the Center for WorkLife Law at University of California, Hastings College of Law. Su is a quantitative sociologist with a background in using quantitative research methods in empirical legal studies research. Her research interests include quantitative methods, the legal profession, law and society, and gender and social inequality. She has published in law review journals (such as Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, and Arizona Law Review) and peer review journals (such as Law and Social Inquiry, Sociology of Education, and Gender and Society) on topics including the legal profession, intellectual property, and constitutional law. Prior to joining U. C. Hastings, Su worked as a research methodologist at U.C. Berkeley Law School, and  an assistant professor of Sociology at Wichita State University. Su holds a master’s degree in Mathematical Methods for Social Sciences and a Ph.D. in Sociology, both from Northwestern University. As a visiting scholar, Su is working on a project exploring international law firms’ development in China and another project on the correlation between adolescents’ mental health wellbeing and their criminal behaviors as young adults. (1/16-1/17) lisu@uchastings.edu

Julia Morris is a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford and a research student at the University’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society. Her departmental-funded doctoral research draws on ethnographic research conducted between Geneva, Australia, and the Republic of Nauru, looking at the transnational commodity market and offshore industry in refugees from a political economic standpoint. Julia was the recipient of an SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship and Oxford’s Peter Lienhardt Memorial Fund and Philip Bagby award. She was a visiting student researcher at CSLS in 2015-16. For 2016-17 she is a visiting student researcher working with Professor Laura Nader in the Anthropology Department, as well as at CSLS.  Previously she has held visiting research scholarships at the Graduate Institute Geneva and the University of the South Pacific Suva. She has published in distinguished journals and publication houses (Global Networks, Population, Space and Place, Space and Polity, and Routledge publishers) on global migration governance and knowledge networks.  (8/15-5/17) julia.morris@stx.ox.ac.uk

Monica Varsanyi is Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and a member of the Doctoral Faculties in Geography and Criminal Justice at the CUNY Graduate Center.  She is a visiting scholar in the Department of Geography, with a courtesy appointment at CSLS.  Her research and teaching interests include immigration law and policy, and state and local politics.  Her research addresses the politics of unauthorized immigration in the United States, specifically the growing tensions between local, state, and federal scales of government vis-à-vis immigration policy and enforcement.  Her edited volume, Taking Local Control:  Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States was published by Stanford University Press in 2010, and a co-authored book Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines (with Doris Marie Provine, Scott Decker, and Paul Lewis) was published in the Law and Society series of the University of Chicago Press in June 2016.  Her current research project, with Marie Provine, explores the tensions of immigration federalism as they play out in New Mexico and Arizona. (8/15-8/17) mvarsanyi@gc.cuny.edu

Lee Ann S. Wang is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley School of Law as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s Program in American Culture and Asian Pacific Islander American Studies and her B.A. from Scripps College, Claremont. At CSLS, Lee Ann will work on the completion of her manuscript, “Of Law’s Protection and Punishment: Gender Violence, Asian Immigrant Women, and the Enforced Safety of the Security State,” which examines the making of legal personhood at the intersections of immigration law, criminal enforcement, and the humanitarian rescue of the feminine through an ethnographic engagement of anti-violence and immigrant rights strategies. Her publications have appeared in the UC Irvine Law Review and The Feminist and Scholar and her research and teaching areas are: Law and Ethnography; Critical Ethnic Studies; Sexuality and Law; Asian American Feminisms; Critical Race Theory; Gender and Critical Prison Studies; Women of Color Feminist Theory and Movements; Diaspora and Migration. Lee Ann is the past co-chair of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association (2012-2014) and previously worked as a community organizer, youth mentor, campaign organizer, and legislative advocate with organizations and non-profits across the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Detroit. (7/15-6/17) leeannswang@berkeley.edu 697 Simon Hall.

Xing-Hong Zhao is a PhD Candidate at Peking University in Beijing China and an Assistant Professor of Law at Southwest University in Chongqing China. His academic interests include Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Empirical Study. He is the co-author of Angel or Devil: Empirical Research on Private Finance and Its Legislation (Peking University Press, 2014) and Criminal Procedure (China University of Political Science & Law Press, 2014).He has published several articles in China’s main Law journals. At CSLS, his research addresses Probation Sentencing in China and United States. (3/16-2/17) thinklaw@126.com

Visiting Scholars – Spring 2016

Shlomit Azgad-Tromer is a 2015-16 Visiting Scholar at CSLS and at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies (BIJLIS). She holds a Ph.D., an LL.B. and a B.A. in English, all awarded magna cum laude from Tel Aviv University. During her doctoral studies, Shlomit was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School. Her research interests revolve around issues of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, corporate bankruptcy, and corporate accountability towards retail consumers. Recent articles include “A Hierarchy of Markets”, an economic analysis of the hierarchy of bounded voluntariness in various product markets, and “Corporations and the 99%: Team Production Revisited”, raising the timely concern for the agency costs embedded in the relationship between the general public and institutional investors. Shlomit frequently publishes op-eds on corporate law and economics in Israeli dailies, and has extensive practice experience, including some of Israel’s largest corporate and securities transactions. At CSLS, Shlomit’s research addresses systemically-important non-financial corporations. (8/15-5/16) shlomit@tromer.org

Peter Blanchard is a PhD candidate in the Law School at the University of New South Wales. He has a BA (Hons) in American history and economics from the Australian National University (1979) and a Master of International Relations from Macquarie University (2013) for which he received the Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence. Prior to commencing his PhD, Peter had enjoyed 30 years in the public and private sectors engaged in the operational dimensions of international trade in goods and services. His scholarship builds on this experience to examine the relationship between public and private sectors in international economic law with special emphasis on international trade law and the law of the WTO. His research at CSLS will focus on the way that institutional structures have impacted on American legal culture and compare that to the legal culture that has developed in his native Australia. (1/16-5/16) blanchardp56@gmail.com

Jay Borchert is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan as well as a Pre-doctoral Trainee at the Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor. He received his BA in Sociology from DePaul University in 2010 and his MA in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2012. Jay’s scholarship examines law and social change, citizenship, human rights and macro-level inequality with a sharp focus on prisons and prisoners as objects of both legal and social negotiation and conflict. He was awarded a Mellon American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2015-2016 for his dissertation Mass Incarceration, The Profession of Corrections, and the Way Prison Workers Construct Meanings about their Participation in our Punishment State. Jay’s paper, “A New Iron Closet: The Failure to Extend the Spirit of Lawrence v Texas to Prisons and Prisoners,” was awarded the 2015 Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Sexualities as well as an Honorable Mention for from the Society for the Study of Social Problems Division on Crime and Juvenile Delinquency. The paper is forthcoming in The War on Sex, David Halperin and Trevor Hoppe, eds., Duke University Press. (8/13-8/16) borjay@umich.edu

Xenia Chiaramonte is a doctoral candidate at the University of Milan under the supervision of Prof. Dario Melossi. Her research deals with the criminalization of social movements in Italy with a special focus on No Tav, an environmental struggle arisen 25 years ago in Susa Valley (Piedmont, Northern Italy). This current work uses insights of Foucault with the aim to blend theoretical fragments from the field of critical criminology with social movements studies, toward a theory of political deviance. She holds a degree in Law from the University of Milan where her thesis considered sociolegal aspects in the history of the Italian Gay Movement (supervisor, Prof. Vincenzo Ferrari), her Master was completed at the Oñati Institute for the Sociology of Law (Basque Country, Spain). Her scholarly interests range from sociology of law to gender studies, to jurisprudence and political philosophy. (1/16-5/16) xenia.chiaramonte@gmail.com

Paulo Eduardo Alves da Silva is Associate Professor of civil procedure and dispute resolution at the University of São Paulo (School of Law of Ribeirao Preto), Brazil. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Law at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Global Legal Studies Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (2012) and also a researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA; 2010-2013) and at the Brazilian National Justice Council (CNJ, 2014-2015). He is the founder and coordinator of the Brazilian Network on Empirical/Socio Legal Studies (REED), an association that encourages socio legal research in Brazil, and is also co-editor of the Brazilian Journal of Empirical Legal Research. His research bridges the areas of civil procedure and Law & Society, particularly on issues that deal with access to justice, dispute resolution and judicial bureaucracy. He is now researching the access to justice in development countries, particularly those recently affected by the phenomenon of mass litigation and the methods of dispute resolution and informal justice. He is also researching methods of legal research in civil law tradition countries. (1/16 – 7/16) pauloeduardoalves@usp.br

Carina Gallo is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Holy Names University in Oakland as well as a Research Scholar at the School of Social Work at Lund University in Sweden. She completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University. Her research interest lies in the intersection between criminology and sociology of law, with particular attention to trends in criminal and welfare policies. She is especially interested in how countries develop policies and practices for victims of crime. Carina is delighted be a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she will work on the research project “Beyond Punishment: The origins and evolution of Swedish victim support”. Carina is also a trained social worker, and has worked with many different actors involved in the criminal justice system. For instance, between 2001 and 2006 she was the director of a nongovernmental victim support center, which provides services to over 500 crime victims per year. (1/15-12/16) carina.gallo@soch.lu.se

Mark Halsey is a Professor of Criminology at Flinders University, Australia. He holds a four-year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship examining intergenerational incarceration with a particular focus on unresolved trauma and loss in the lives of Indigenous prisoners and the role of the prison (and related institutions) in stabilising or intensifying such problems. Previous to this, Mark conducted a decade-long interview based study of repeat offending in a cohort of young men aged 15 to 29 years resulting in the co-authored book Young Offenders: Crime, Prison & Struggles for Desistance. He has an ongoing interest in therapeutic courts and jointly led the three-year evaluation of Australia’s first and only neighbourhood justice centre based in Melbourne. In 2010 he was appointed by the Premier (Governor) of South Australia to the state’s Social Inclusion Board to advise on matters related to serious repeat youth offending. More recently, Mark was appointed the non-Aboriginal spokesperson for Justice Reinvestment South Australia. His forthcoming co-authored book Tacking Correctional Corruption will be published in early 2016. (3/16-4/16) mark.halsey@flinders.edu.au

Elizabeth (Beth) Hoffmann is an Associate Professor in Purdue University’s Law & Society Program and Sociology Department. She is active in the American Sociological Association, for which she is incoming president of the Sociology of Law Section. Beth also enthusiastically participates in the Law & Society Association for which she is chairing the Early Career Workshop for 2016 (a great opportunity for new scholars!). Beth’s scholarship bridges the areas of work & organizations and law & society. Her research has won awards from the Industrial Relations Research Association, the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the American Bar Foundation. Her research interests include how new laws are implemented in the workplace, legal consciousness in the workplace, employees’ dispute resolution strategies, the effect of loyalty on workplace behavior, and the impact of workplace organizational structure. (1/16 – 5/16) ehoffman@purdue.edu

Li Jun is an Associate Professor of Sociology at East China University of Political Science and Law. She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology at Nanjing University. Her field of research is in the sociology of law, with particular attention to the legal profession, elder law and dispute resolution. Currently she is especially interested in the social status and work pressures of the legal profession in different countries. With the world entering into a period characterized by an aging society, she is also focusing on the formulation and implementation of law related to elders. Li Jun is delighted to be a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she will work on the research project “The improvement of legislation of elder law in China”. Li Jun is also the director of the Center for Social Investigation in her University, and has rich experiences in Survey, Interview and Statistics. rosali1512@126.com

Su Li is the Director of Research on Organization Bias at the Center for WorkLife Law at University of California, Hastings College of Law. Su is a quantitative sociologist with a background in using quantitative research methods in empirical legal studies research. Her research interests include quantitative methods, the legal profession, law and society, and gender and social inequality. She has published in law review journals (such as Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, and Arizona Law Review) and peer review journals (such as Law and Social Inquiry, Sociology of Education, and Gender and Society) on topics including the legal profession, intellectual property, and constitutional law. Prior to joining U. C. Hastings, Su worked as a research methodologist at U.C. Berkeley Law School, and  an assistant professor of Sociology at Wichita State University. Su holds a master’s degree in Mathematical Methods for Social Sciences and a Ph.D. in Sociology, both from Northwestern University. As a visiting scholar, Su is working on a project exploring international law firms’ development in China and another project on the correlation between adolescents’ mental health wellbeing and their criminal behaviors as young adults. (1/16-1/17) lisu@uchastings.edu

Daniel S. Margolies is Professor of History and department chair at Virginia Wesleyan College. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. from Hampshire College. He has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Sogang University in Seoul and Faculty Fellow at the American Center for Mongolian Studies in Ulaanbaatar. His research focuses on jurisdictional aspects of U.S. foreign relations and trade policy in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As a Visiting Scholar at CSLS in 2010, he wrote his second book Spaces of Law in American Foreign Relations: Extradition and Extraterritoriality in the Borderlands and Beyond, 1877–1898 (University of Georgia Press, 2011). He is currently editing an interdisciplinary book on extraterritoriality in historical and theoretical perspective featuring contributions from a group of international scholars. As a Visiting Scholar, he is working on his new book examining the jurisdictional, regulatory, and spatial reordering of U.S. trade and strategic resource regimes entitled “Zones of Sovereignty and Exception: United States Foreign Trade Strategies since the Mid- Nineteenth Century.” (1/16-5/16) dmargolies@vwc.edu

Julia Morris is a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford and a research student at the University’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society. Her departmental-funded doctoral research focuses on the developmental trajectories of the Republic of Nauru, looking at postcolonial industry projects rooted in scientific and legal epistemologies. Julia was the recipient of an SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship and Oxford’s Peter Lienhardt Memorial Fund and Philip Bagby award. She conducted research in Geneva in June 2014 under a Europaeum Oxford-Geneva Study Bursary at the Graduate Institute’s International Law faculty. Before completing fieldwork in Nauru she was a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of the South Pacific’s School of Government, Development and International Affairs. (8/15-5/16) julia.morris@stx.ox.ac.uk

Sarah Shourd is an author, prisoner rights advocate and Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch—currently based in Oakland, California. Sarah was held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010. She was captured, along with her two companions, while hiking near the unmarked Iran/Iraq border in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan while on a weeklong trip from her home in Damascus, Syria, where Sarah taught refugees for the Iraqi Student Project. Sarah was held incommunicado in solitary confinement for 410 days; then suddenly released without ever being tried or charged. Sarah then joined the Free the Hikers campaign to advocate for the release of Josh and Shane, which came to pass a year later. She now writes, speaks and advocates against the use of prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Sarah’s written for The New York Times, CNN, SF Chronicle, Newsweek’s Daily Beast and has a blog on Huffington Post. Her memoir A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran—co-authored by Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal—was published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt in March 2014. Sarah’s webpage at http://www.sarahshourd.com/ email: sarah@sarahshourd.com

Monica Varsanyi is Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and a member of the Doctoral Faculties in Geography and Criminal Justice at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a 2015-16 Visiting Scholar in UC Berkeley’s Department of Geography as well as a CSLS Visiting Scholar. Her research and teaching interests include immigration law and policy, sociolegal studies, and urban politics. Her research addresses the politics of unauthorized immigration in the United States, specifically the devolution of immigration policing powers from the federal government to state and local governments, the emergence of grassroots immigration policy activism, and the growing tensions between local, state, and federal scales of government vis-à-vis immigration policy and enforcement. Her edited volume, Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States was published by Stanford University Press in 2010, and a co-authored book Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines (with Doris Marie Provine, Scott Decker, and Paul Lewis) is forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press. Her current research project, with Marie Provine, explores the tensions of immigration federalism as they play out in New Mexico and Arizona. (8/15-8/16) mvarsanyi@gc.cuny.edu

Lee Ann S. Wang is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley School of Law as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s Program in American Culture and Asian Pacific Islander American Studies and her B.A. from Scripps College, Claremont. At CSLS, Lee Ann will work on the completion of her manuscript, “Of Law’s Protection and Punishment: Gender Violence, Asian Immigrant Women, and the Enforced Safety of the Security State,” which examines the making of legal personhood at the intersections of immigration law, criminal enforcement, and the humanitarian rescue of the feminine through an ethnographic engagement of anti-violence and immigrant rights strategies. Her publications have appeared in the UC Irvine Law Review and The Feminist and Scholar and her research and teaching areas are: Law and Ethnography; Critical Ethnic Studies; Sexuality and Law; Asian American Feminisms; Critical Race Theory; Gender and Critical Prison Studies; Women of Color Feminist Theory and Movements; Diaspora and Migration. Lee Ann is the past co-chair of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association (2012-2014) and previously worked as a community organizer, youth mentor, campaign organizer, and legislative advocate with organizations and non-profits across the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Detroit. (7/15-6/17)
leeannswang@berkeley.edu, 697 Simon Hall.

Sharon Weill is an international lawyer specializing in international humanitarian law, human rights and international criminal law. Her particular field of interest is the relationship between international and domestic law, the politics of international law, the judicial enforcement mechanism of international law and the law of military occupation. Her PhD dissertation (University of Geneva) on the political and legal roles of national courts in applying international humanitarian law was published as The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her current research focuses on military justice. Since 2013, she has been lecturing at Sciences-Po Paris and has been coordinating the legal section of the Master in Humanitarian Action – CERAH, a joint program of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies. In addition, she has lectured in different universities including Tel Aviv University and Paris II. She worked for five years as a research fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law, and had been a visiting senior researcher fellow at the London School of Economics (“Security in Transition Project”). In parallel she gives on regular basis seminars for lawyers and practitioners and is a legal advisor for different NGOs and UN bodies. (8/15-5/16) s_weill@hotmail.com

George Wright was, for many years, Professor of Political Science and then of Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, Wisconsin. He holds a BA in English from Concordia University; an MA in Greek and Latin from Columbia University; JD from Valparaiso University Law School, and PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from U.C., Berkeley. He is author of Religion, Politics and Thomas Hobbes, which appeared in the Archives internationales d’histoire des idées Series, Sarah Hutton, Director (Dordrecht: Springer, 2006). With Luc Foisneau, he edited Nuove prospettive critiche sul Leviatano di Hobbes nel 350° anniversario di pubblicazione (New Critical Per¬spectives on Hobbes’s Leviathan upon the 350th Anniversary of its Publication), Rivista di storia della filosofia 60 (2004). He made contributions to Michael J. Murray’s edition of the De praedesti¬natione et gratia dissertatio of Leibniz, published in the Yale Leibniz Series (2011). With Maria Cuzzo, he edited The Legal Studies Reader: A Conversation and Readings about Law (Peter Lang, 2004). Prof. Wright is at work on a book dealing with Romer v. Evans, the 1996 US Supreme Court case that overturned a Colorado proposition depriving gays and lesbians of certain legal protections. To develop and introduce its themes, he is currently writing an article on the dissents in Obergefell. (1/16-5/16) gwright_312@hotmail.com

Xing-Hong Zhao is a PhD Candidate at Peking University in Beijing China and an Assistant Professor of Law at Southwest University in Chongqing China. His academic interests include Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Empirical Study. He is the co-author of Angel or Devil: Empirical Research on Private Finance and Its Legislation (Peking University Press, 2014) and Criminal Procedure (China University of Political Science & Law Press, 2014).He has published several articles in China’s main Law journals. At CSLS, his research addresses Probation Sentencing in China and United States. (3/16-2/17) thinklaw@126.com

Chen Zhi is Associate Professor at Economic Law School of Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) in Chongqing China. Her main fields of research are welfare law and social policy, and public finance law. She received her Ph.D. from SWUPL in 2007. Her dissertation describes the evolutionary history of western countries’ welfare policies and legal systems, analyzes welfare changes in China from absolutely reliance on the government to resorting to marketization as well as emphasizing governmental responsibilities for general social justice, and concludes by suggesting a theoretic framework for welfare public policy and legal systems in modern society. Her current research is interdisciplinary and focuses on public participation in the budgetary process, the relationship between welfare provision, budget decisions and public participation, and how to achieve social justice by public participation in public policy decision-making. She published a book in 2014 on the legal systems of public finance for people’s well-being of China. While at CSLS, she will continue her study of public participation in public policy especially in budgetary decision-making. She will work on the reasons, values and restrictions of public participation, the relationship between participation and the public interest, the relationship between direct public participation and parliamentary deliberation, the role of law in participatory practice, and a comparison of budget participation in the U.S. and China. (7/15-7/16) attischen@163.com

Visiting Scholars – Fall 2015

Luciana Alvarez received her law degree at the University of Cuyo, Argentina where she also received her PhD in Law with Distinction in the Philosophy of Law (2010). After that she completed a postdoctoral stage at the University of Paris 8. Currently she works as a Scientific Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) and as a Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Cuyo/Mendoza, Argentina. She has already published her doctoral thesis: Philosophical and juridical dimensions of rights to difference. The indigenous case into Argentinean juridical discourse (Buenos Aires: Biblos, 2013). During her residence at the Center she proposes a study on the development of interest groups in political and juridical practices in the United States at the beginning of the nineteen century, from the biopolitical perspective, as developed in the work of Michel Foucault. (6/15-11/15) lalvarezbauza@gmail.com

Shlomit Azgad-Tromer is a 2015-16 Visiting Scholar at CSLS and at the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies (BIJLIS).   She holds a Ph.D., an LL.B. and a B.A. in English, all awarded magna cum laude from Tel Aviv University. During her doctoral studies, Shlomit was a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School. Her research interests revolve around issues of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, corporate bankruptcy, and corporate accountability towards retail consumers. Recent articles include “A Hierarchy of Markets”, an economic analysis of the hierarchy of bounded voluntariness in various product markets, and “Corporations and the 99%: Team Production Revisited”, raising the timely concern for the agency costs embedded in the relationship between the general public and institutional investors. Shlomit frequently publishes op-eds on corporate law and economics in Israeli dailies, and has extensive practice experience, including some of Israel’s largest corporate and securities transactions. At CSLS, Shlomit’s research addresses systemically-important non-financial corporations. (8/15-5/16) shlomit@tromer.org

Jay Borchert is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan as well as a Pre-doctoral Trainee at the Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor. He received his BA in Sociology from DePaul University in 2010 and his MA in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2012. Jay’s scholarship examines law and social change, citizenship, human rights and macro-level inequality with a sharp focus on prisons and prisoners as objects of both legal and social negotiation and conflict. He was awarded a Mellon American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2015-2016 for his dissertation Mass Incarceration, The Profession of Corrections, and the Way Prison Workers Construct Meanings about their Participation in our Punishment State. Jay’s paper, “A New Iron Closet: The Failure to Extend the Spirit of Lawrence v Texas to Prisons and Prisoners,” was awarded the 2015 Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Sexualities as well as an Honorable Mention for from the Society for the Study of Social Problems Division on Crime and Juvenile Delinquency. The paper is forthcoming in The War on Sex, David Halperin and Trevor Hoppe, eds., Duke University Press. (8/13-8/16) borjay@umich.edu 

Louise Brangan is a PhD candidate in the Law School at the University of Edinburgh and is a Visiting Fulbright scholar at CSLS for fall 2015. She has a BA in Sociology and Philosophy (2005) and an MA in Criminology (2009). Her interests are in politics, sociology of punishment and penal reform. She has previously worked for the Irish Penal Reform Trust and as a researcher for the Howard League for Penal Reform Scotland. While at CSLS Louise will continue her research, a comparative investigation of how political culture shapes and influences the uses of imprisonment, focusing specifically on Ireland and Scotland between 1970 and1998. Ireland and Scotland provide an interesting point of departure in the comparative study of penality as during this period neither country is considered to have followed the punitive turn observed in other English speaking countries. Combining archival research and biographical interviews with (often retired) civil servants, the work aims to reconstruct the thinking styles and sensibilities that animated the many actors invested with political and policy-making power. While at the Center Louise will begin to develop a descriptive analysis of how these evolving sets of complex and contrasting values and beliefs are influential in shaping the variegated, convergent and divergent patterns of penality. (9/15-12/15) s1055256@sms.ed.ac.uk

William Gallagher is Professor of Law, Director of the Intellectual Property Law Center, and Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship at the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. He received his JD from the UCLA School of Law; his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program); his MA from the University of Chicago; and his BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Gallagher is the Founding Editor of the online, peer-reviewed journal, The IP Law Book Review. He is also the Co-Founder of the Law and Society Association collaborative research network (“CRN”) on “Culture, Society, and Intellectual Property”. Gallagher’s edited book, International Essays in Law and Society: Intellectual Property, was published in 2007 by Ashgate Press. A second book, Intellectual Property Law in Context: Towards a Law and Society Perspective, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. While at the CSLS, Professor Gallagher will continue research that draws on both intellectual property law and sociology of professions literatures, as he examines the roles and ethics of lawyers who obtain and enforce intellectual property rights on behalf of their clients. (8/15-12/15) wgallagher@ggu.edu

Carina Gallo is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Holy Names University in Oakland as well as a Research Scholar at the School of Social Work at Lund University in Sweden. She completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University. Her research interest lies in the intersection between criminology and sociology of law, with particular attention to trends in criminal and welfare policies. She is especially interested in how countries develop policies and practices for victims of crime. Carina is delighted be a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she will work on the research project “Beyond Punishment: The origins and evolution of Swedish victim support”. Carina is also a trained social worker, and has worked with many different actors involved in the criminal justice system. For instance, between 2001 and 2006 she was the director of a nongovernmental victim support center, which provides services to over 500 crime victims per year. carina.gallo@soch.lu.se
Elizabeth Hoffmann (Beth) is an Associate Professor in Purdue University’s Law & Society Program and Sociology Department. She is active in the American Sociological Association, for which she is incoming president of the Sociology of Law Section. Beth also enthusiastically participates in the Law & Society Association for which she is chairing the Early Career Workshop for 2016 (a great opportunity for new scholars!). Beth’s scholarship bridges the areas of work & organizations and law & society. Her research has won awards from the Industrial Relations Research Association, the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the American Bar Foundation. Her research interests include how new laws are implemented in the workplace, legal consciousness in the workplace, employees’ dispute resolution strategies, the effect of loyalty on workplace behavior, and the impact of workplace organizational structure. (1/15-12/16) carina.gallo@soch.lu.se

Elizabeth Hoffmann (Beth) is an Associate Professor in Purdue University’s Law & Society Program and Sociology Department. She is active in the American Sociological Association, for which she is incoming president of the Sociology of Law Section. Beth also enthusiastically participates in the Law & Society Association for which she is chairing the Early Career Workshop for 2016 (a great opportunity for new scholars!). Beth’s scholarship bridges the areas of work & organizations and law & society. Her research has won awards from the Industrial Relations Research Association, the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the American Bar Foundation. Her research interests include how new laws are implemented in the workplace, legal consciousness in the workplace, employees’ dispute resolution strategies, the effect of loyalty on workplace behavior, and the impact of workplace organizational structure. (9/15 – 5/16) ehoffman@purdue.edu

Annalisa Iacobone received her law degree at the University of Foggia, Italy, where she also received her postgraduate Diploma for Legal Professions at the School of Specialization for the Legal Professions, all magna cum laude . As an Italian lawyer, she is specializing in criminal law and specifically in the rights of women. She is also working with an anti-violence center for woman. Annalisa completed her professional training as a deputy public prosecutor in proceedings before the justice of the peace. She is also trying to specialize in international law. She is an expert in Criminal Law at the Department of Law of the University of Foggia, as well as a PhD student in Legal Sciences of the XXIX Cycle of the University of Siena in collaboration with the University of Foggia – Curriculum: Studies, Theory and Comparison of Legal Systems. She has taught “Criminal Law II” at the School of Specialization for Legal Professions at the University of Foggia, and held seminars in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She has published articles about stalking, gender violence and medical malpractice. Annalisa has been a Visiting Scholar at Villanova Law School, at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a CSLS Visiting Scholar, where she is working on her Ph.D. project, “The Metamorphosis of the Penal System”. Specifically, Annalisa is researching how “penal populism”–the recent phenomenon of the complex interactions between the political, judicial and criminal law spheres–is researched, written about, and addressed in the United States, in the hopes of drawing examples that can be applicable in Italy. annalisaiacobone@libero.it

Li Jun is an Associate Professor of Sociology at East China University of Political Science and Law. She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology at Nanjing University. Her field of research is in the sociology of law, with particular attention to the legal profession, elder law and dispute resolution. Currently she is especially interested in the social status and work pressures of the legal profession in different countries. With the world entering into a period characterized by an aging society, she is also focusing on the formulation and implementation of law related to elders. Li Jun is delighted to be a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she will work on the research project “The improvement of legislation of elder law in China”. Li Jun is also the director of the Center for Social Investigation in her University, and has rich experiences in Survey, Interview and Statistics. rosali1512@126.com

Ronán Long holds a Personal Professorship and the Jean Monnet Chair of European Law at the School of Law, National University of Ireland Galway. He is the author/co-editor of a number of books and articles on oceans law and policy issues. He worked previously for the European Commission (1994–2002) and in the Naval Service in Ireland (1981-1994), including service with the elite diving unit. He was the first recipient of the Michael Manahan Fellowship (2002-2004), held a Scholarship-in-Residence at the University of Virginia School of Law (Fall 2007) and a Distinguished Senior Visiting Scholarship at the Law of the Sea Institute, Berkeley (Fall 2015). Professor Long’s current research interests concern the restoration of marine ecosystems, the interface between the law of the sea and human rights, as well as the maritime and economic policies of the European Union with a particular focus on the law applicable to irregular migration by sea. ronan.long@berkeley.edu

Liber Martin is Professor of Public and Water Law at the University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina and a Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET). His fields of expertise are comparative Water Law and Policy, Water Rights and Private Property Rights, Water – Public Utilities, International Water Law, Natural Resources and Environmental Law. He received his PhD from the University of Saragossa, Spain (2009) and he is a former post-doctoral fellow at the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) Paris (2011). He is the author of Water Law: A Study on the Use and Property of Public Waters (Buenos Aires: Abeledo Perrot, 2010) and co-author of The Human Right to Water. Particularities of their Recognition, Development and Exercise – 2nd edn (Buenos Aires: Abeledo Perrot, 2011). At the Center, he will be conducting research on the contemporary political rationality of natural resources regulation, in particular analyzing the water law and policy of California for the last 15 years, from a critical perspective. (6/15-11/15) libermartin@hotmail.com

Steven S. McCarty-Snead is a Clarendon Scholar and doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies where he was the recipient of the Overseas Research Student Award and Wolfson College Graduate Scholarship. Steve recently graduated with a J.D., Environmental Law Certificate, and Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2015. Previously, he earned his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in Political Science with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley with highest honors and highest distinction, a Master of Public Policy and Management (M.P.P.M.), Phi Kappa Phi, from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Advanced Study (M.A.S.) in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine, where he gained membership in Alpha Phi Sigma. Steven’s current research focuses on the intersection of rights and regulation. Specifically, the principal empirical research question emanating from his study considers the conceptualization of privacy rights in the formation, implementation, and enforcement of surveillance regulations in England. Generally, he is interested in socio-legal studies, land use law, conflict resolution, public policy, and the theories and practices of regulation and governance. (11/15-5/16)  steven.mccarty@gmail.com

Laurindo Dias Minhoto is Associate Professor of legal sociology and sociology of punishment at the University of São Paulo (Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences), Brazil. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Law at the University of São Paulo, Brazil and a LL.M. with Distinction in Law in Development from Warwick University, U.K. He was a visiting scholar at the School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo (2005-2006). He served as a member of the Editorial Board of Social & Legal Studies. He is a former member of the National Board for Crime and Prison Policy at the Brazilian Ministry of Justice. He has been researching and publishing in the areas of social-legal theory, crime and punishment, law and development, health and social law. His Ph.D. thesis dealt in a comparative perspective with the issue of prison privatization in the U.S., U.K. and Brazil. At the Center, he will be engaged in two different but articulated lines of research: on the one hand, the identification of analytical links that might throw light on the relationships between contemporary urban changes, the punitive turn, and the government of security in distinct global cities; on the other, based on the work of the German sociologist Niklas Luhmann, the possibility of establishing an analytical framework for a critical systems theory in order to provide insights on dedifferentiation trends that have been taking place between the legal, economic and political systems under the hegemony of neoliberal rationality. (7/15-12/15) lminhoto@gmail.com

Julia Morris is a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford and a research student at the University’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society. Her departmental-funded doctoral research focuses on the developmental trajectories of the Republic of Nauru, looking at postcolonial industry projects rooted in scientific and legal epistemologies. Julia was the recipient of an SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship and Oxford’s Peter Lienhardt Memorial Fund and Philip Bagby award. She conducted research in Geneva in June 2014 under a Europaeum Oxford-Geneva Study Bursary at the Graduate Institute’s International Law faculty. Before completing fieldwork in Nauru she was a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of the South Pacific’s School of Government, Development and International Affairs. (8/15-5/16) julia.morris@stx.ox.ac.uk

Nina Peršak is Research Professor of Criminology and Sociology of Law at Ghent University in Belgium. She holds an LL.M. and an M.Phil. in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. in Law from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Before coming to Ghent, she worked as a Research Fellow at criminological and interdisciplinary institutes (including at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy for Sciences and Arts) in Ljubljana and, as an Assistant Professor of criminology, taught victimology at the University of Maribor. She has been a Visiting Scholar of the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge, UK on several occasions, a Visiting Scholar at HEUNI, Finland, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia. Her research interests lie in the areas of criminology, criminal law philosophy, jurisprudence, human rights and socio-legal studies. Nina’s current research focuses on the intersection of criminalization and incivilities (anti-social behavior). At the Center, she will be conducting research on the regulation of incivilities and the role of US courts in it. (10/15-12/15) nina.persak@ugent.be

Sarah Shourd is an author, prisoner rights advocate and Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch—currently based in Oakland, California. Sarah was held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010. She was captured, along with her two companions, while hiking near the unmarked Iran/Iraq border in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan while on a weeklong trip from her home in Damascus, Syria, where Sarah taught refugees for the Iraqi Student Project. Sarah was held incommunicado in solitary confinement for 410 days; then suddenly released without ever being tried or charged. Sarah then joined the Free the Hikers campaign to advocate for the release of Josh and Shane, which came to pass a year later. She now writes, speaks and advocates against the use of prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Sarah’s written for The New York Times, CNN, SF Chronicle, Newsweek’s Daily Beast and has a blog on Huffington Post. Her memoir A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran—co-authored by Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal—was published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt in March 2014. (11/13-11/15) Visit Sarah’s webpage at http://www.sarahshourd.com/ email: sarah@sarahshourd.com

Giane Silvestre is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. She received a Masters in Sociology (2011) from the same University. Her master’s dissertation focused on mass incarceration and the growth of the prison population in the State of São Paulo, Brazil and was published as a book in 2012 entitled Visiting Days: A Sociology of Prison and Punishment (published in Portuguese). Since 2009 she has been a member of the “Center for the Study of Violence and Management of Conflict” and Researcher Fellow of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). She has published on incarceration, crime control, police violence and racial profiling in Brazil, mainly in the State of São Paulo. Giane is currently conducting her doctoral research about state crime control in São Paulo, analyzing different institutions and agents of crime control – police officers, public prosecutor, judges – and the relationships among them. (1/15-10/15) silvestregiane@gmail.com

Gakuto Takamura is a Professor of Land Use Law and Sociology of Law at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from Waseda University. He was a visiting scholar at Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan France from 1999 to 2000 and from 2003-2004. His first book, Historical Sociology of Freedom of Association (in Japanese), received the Shibusawa-Claudel and Louis Vuitton Prize in 2008. His second book, Urban Commons and City Revitalization (in Japanese) received the Fujita Prize from the Foundation of the Tokyo Institute for Municipal Research in 2013. His research topic at the Center is Private Urban Governance in the US and Japan. Through participant observations and interviews with Business Improvement Districts and Privately-Owned Public Spaces in San Francisco and other cities, he plans to investigate the social effects of BID and POPS and study how local government can control the privatization of urban spaces. (8/14-3/16) takamura@sps.ritsumei.ac.jp

Lisa Vanhala is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at University College London. She holds a DPhil and MPhil in Politics from Oxford University and spent her undergraduate years studying political science at McGill University and Sciences Po, Paris. Prior to joining UCL Lisa worked at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in Oxford and at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE. Lisa’s research interests include comparative politics, qualitative methods, law and courts, human rights, environmental policy and new social movements. Her work explores the encounters social movement organizations and activists have with law and courts. Her current research seeks to explain why some environmental NGOs in four European countries are active participants before the courts while others have completely eschewed the use of legal strategies in pursuit of their policy goals. She has published her research in Law & Society Review, Law & Policy, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of European Public Policy, and Environmental Politics. Her first book, ‘Making Rights a Reality? Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization’ was published by Cambridge University Press and won the Best Book in Comparative Politics Prize from the Canadian Political Science Association and the Hart Early Career Prize from the Socio-Legal Studies Association in 2012. While visiting Berkeley Lisa will be working on a project on the judicialization of climate change politics. l.vanhala@ucl.ac.uk

Monica Varsanyi is Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and a member of the Doctoral Faculties in Geography and Criminal Justice at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a 2015-16 Visiting Scholar in UC Berkeley’s Department of Geography as well as a CSLS Visiting Scholar. Her research and teaching interests include immigration law and policy, sociolegal studies, and urban politics. Her research addresses the politics of unauthorized immigration in the United States, specifically the devolution of immigration policing powers from the federal government to state and local governments, the emergence of grassroots immigration policy activism, and the growing tensions between local, state, and federal scales of government vis-à-vis immigration policy and enforcement.  Her edited volume, Taking Local Control:  Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States was published by Stanford University Press in 2010, and a co-authored book Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines (with Doris Marie Provine, Scott Decker, and Paul Lewis) is forthcoming with the University of Chicago Press. Her current research project, with Marie Provine, explores the tensions of immigration federalism as they play out in New Mexico and Arizona. (8/15-8/16)  mvarsanyi@gc.cuny.edu

Lee Ann S. Wang is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley School of Law as well as a CSLS visiting scholar. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s Program in American Culture and Asian Pacific Islander American Studies and her B.A. from Scripps College, Claremont. At CSLS, Lee Ann will work on the completion of her manuscript, “Of Law’s Protection and Punishment: Gender Violence, Asian Immigrant Women, and the Enforced Safety of the Security State,” which examines the making of legal personhood at the intersections of immigration law, criminal enforcement, and the humanitarian rescue of the feminine through an ethnographic engagement of anti-violence and immigrant rights strategies. Her publications have appeared in the UC Irvine Law Review and The Feminist and Scholar and her research and teaching areas are: Law and Ethnography; Critical Ethnic Studies; Sexuality and Law; Asian American Feminisms; Critical Race Theory; Gender and Critical Prison Studies; Women of Color Feminist Theory and Movements; Diaspora and Migration. Lee Ann is the past co-chair of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association (2012-2014) and previously worked as a community organizer, youth mentor, campaign organizer, and legislative advocate with organizations and non-profits across the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Detroit. (7/15-6/17)
leeannswang@berkeley.edu, 697 Simon Hall.

Sharon Weill is an international lawyer specializing in international humanitarian law, human rights and international criminal law. Her particular field of interest is the relationship between international and domestic law, the politics of international law, the judicial enforcement mechanism of international law and the law of military occupation. Her PhD dissertation (University of Geneva) on the political and legal roles of national courts in applying international humanitarian law was published as The Role of National Courts in Applying International Humanitarian Law (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her current research focuses on military justice. Since 2013, she has been lecturing in Sciences-Po Paris and has been coordinating the legal section of the Master in Humanitarian Action – CERAH, a joint program of the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International Studies. In addition, she lectured in different universities including Tel Aviv University and Paris II. She worked for five years as a research fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian and Human Rights law, and had been a visiting senior researcher fellow at the London School of Economics (“Security in Transition Project”). In parallel she gives on regular basis seminars for lawyers and practitioners and is a legal advisor for different NGOs and UN bodies.(8/15-5/16)  s_weill@hotmail.com

Chen Zhi is Associate Professor at Economic Law School of Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) in Chongqing China. Her main fields of research are welfare law and social policy, and public finance law. She received her Ph.D. from SWUPL in 2007. Her dissertation describes the evolutionary history of western countries’ welfare policies and legal systems, analyzes welfare changes in China from absolutely reliance on the government to resorting to marketization as well as emphasizing governmental responsibilities for general social justice, and concludes by suggesting a theoretic framework for welfare public policy and legal systems in modern society. Her current research is interdisciplinary and focuses on public participation in the budgetary process, the relationship between welfare provision, budget decisions and public participation, and how to achieve social justice by public participation in public policy decision-making. She published a book in 2014 on the legal systems of public finance for people’s well-being of China. While at CSLS, she will continue her study of public participation in public policy especially in budgetary decision-making. She will work on the reasons, values and restrictions of public participation, the relationship between participation and the public interest, the relationship between direct public participation and parliamentary deliberation, the role of law in participatory practice, and a comparison of budget participation in the U.S. and China. (7/15-7/16) attischen@163.com

 

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LAW AND SOCIETY
Visiting Scholars – Summer 2015

Luciana Alvarez received her law degree at the University of Cuyo, Argentina where she also received her PhD in Law with Distinction in the Philosophy of Law (2010). After that she completed a postdoctoral stage at the University of Paris 8. Currently she works as a Scientific Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) and as a Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Cuyo/Mendoza, Argentina. She has already published her doctoral thesis: Philosophical and juridical dimensions of rights to difference. The indigenous case into Argentinean juridical discourse (Buenos Aires: Biblos, 2013). During her residence at the Center she proposes a study on the development of interest groups in political and juridical practices in the United States at the beginning of the nineteen century, from the biopolitical perspective, as developed in the work of Michel Foucault. lalvarezbauza@gmail.com

Avishai Benish is Assistant Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of expertise are public law, welfare law and social policy, and his main research is on the impact of welfare state governance reforms (such as privatization and performance management) on accountability, social rights and administrative justice. Avishai graduated with honors from the Hebrew University, receiving an LL.B. in Law and Political Science; he is also an honors graduate of the LL.M. program at Columbia University Law School. He has published in journals such as Law and Policy, Public Administration and Social Service Review, and he currently serves as co-editor (with Professor David Levi-Faur) of the Jerusalem Papers on Regulation & Governance working papers series. While at CSLS, he will continue his research on the regulation of privatized social services through an empirical study of the institutional dynamics of extending public law to private welfare contractors and the impact of marketization on the role and practices of street-level professionals. Avishai is also leading a research study (with Professor Shimon Shpiro) on the inspection of social services and the implications of inspectors’ professional background on the goals and style of their regulatory enforcement.    avishai.benish@mail.huji.ac.il

Agustina Gil Belloni is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Argentina who works as a Clerk in the Criminal Court of Appeals in the City of Buenos Aires, and as an Ad honorem Researcher and Teaching Assistant in the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires. She graduated in Law (2002) with honors and then in Sworn Translation (2010) in the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, where she also obtained a graduate degree called “Specialization in Criminal Law” (2014) and is now completing a “Master in Criminal Law” by preparing her thesis: “Judicial Review of Disciplinary Sanctions Imposed in Federal Prisons in Argentina”. For the past ten years she has been working in Criminal Courts, and teaching Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure; and since 2010 she has been teaching Legal Translation and doing research on areas related to prison conditions in Argentina (the impartial investigation of torture reports in prisons, judicial review of disciplinary sanctions imposed in federal prisons, and prison downsizing, among others). At the Center, she will conduct research as a Fulbright Scholar on her project: “Constitutional Safeguards and Judicial Review in Disciplinary Sanctions Imposed in Federal Prisons in the United States,” and then on a project of the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires called “Prison Downsizing”. agil@jusbaires.gov.ar

Jay Borchert is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan as well as a Pre-doctoral Trainee at the Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor. He received his BA in Sociology from DePaul University in 2010 and his MA in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2012. Jay’s scholarship examines law and social change, citizenship, human rights and macro-level inequality with a sharp focus on prisons and prisoners as objects of both legal and social negotiation and conflict. He was awarded a Mellon American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2015-2016 for his dissertation Mass Incarceration, The Profession of Corrections, and the Way Prison Workers Construct Meanings about their Participation in our Punishment State.  Jay’s paper, “A New Iron Closet: The Failure to Extend the Spirit of Lawrence v Texas to Prisons and Prisoners,” was awarded the 2015 Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Sexualities as well as an Honorable Mention for from the Society for the Study of Social Problems Division on Crime and Juvenile Delinquency. The paper is forthcoming in The War on Sex, David Halperin and Trevor Hoppe, eds., Duke University Press. borjay@umich.edu

Carina Gallo is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Holy Names University in Oakland as well as a Research Scholar at the School of Social Work at Lund University in Sweden. She completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University. Her research interest lies in the intersection between criminology and sociology of law, with particular attention to trends in criminal and welfare policies. She is especially interested in how countries develop policies and practices for victims of crime. Carina is delighted be a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she will work on the research project “Beyond Punishment: The origins and evolution of Swedish victim support”. Carina is also a trained social worker, and has worked with many different actors involved in the criminal justice system. For instance, between 2001 and 2006 she was the director of a nongovernmental victim support center, which provides services to over 500 crime victims per year. carina.gallo@soch.lu.se

Anil Kalhan is an Associate Professor of Law at the Drexel University Kline School of Law. His areas of interest include immigration law, criminal law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, privacy and surveillance, and South Asian legal studies. Before coming to Drexel, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law and an Associate in Law at the Columbia University School of Law. He previously worked as a litigation associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he also served as co-coordinator of the firm’s immigration and international human rights pro bono practice group, and at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. He also is an affiliated faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania South Asia Center and a faculty advisory board member for the Drexel University Center for Mobilities Research and Policy. Before attending law school, he worked for Cable News Network, PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and the New York City Department of Transportation. While at Berkeley, Kalhan will build upon his existing scholarship on issues at the intersection of immigration, surveillance, and privacy, in which he examines the transformation of immigration control into an information-centered and technology-driven regime of mass enforcement and assesses the implications of that reconfiguration. Email: anil.kalhan@drexel.edu; Website: http://kalhan.com; Twitter: @kalhan

Elena Larrauri is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). She has been awarded Fulbright-la Caixa and Alexander von Humboldt Scholarships. She was president of the European Society of Criminology (2007-2010) and Visiting Fellow in All Souls College, University of Oxford) during the 2013-14 academic year. She is currently engaged in two research projects: Criminal Records and Social Exclusion (funded by Recercaixa, 2013) and Measuring the Quality of Prison Life. Website: http://www.upf.edu/pdi/larrauri/en/;  Email: elena.larrauri@upf.edu

Liber Martin is Professor of Public and Water Law at the University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina and a Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET). His fields of expertise are comparative Water Law and Policy, Water Rights and Private Property Rights, Water – Public Utilities, International Water Law, Natural Resources and Environmental Law. He received his PhD from the University of Saragossa, Spain (2009) and he is a former post-doctoral fellow at the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) Paris (2011). He is the author of Water Law: A Study on the Use and Property of Public Waters (Buenos Aires: Abeledo Perrot, 2010) and co-author of The Human Right to Water. Particularities of their Recognition, Development and Exercise – 2nd edn (Buenos Aires: Abeledo Perrot, 2011). At the Center, he will be conducting research on the contemporary political rationality of natural resources regulation, in particular analyzing the water law and policy of California for the last 15 years, from a critical perspective. libermartin@hotmail.com

Steven S. McCarty-Snead is a Clarendon Scholar and doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies where he was the recipient of the Overseas Research Student Award and Wolfson College Graduate Scholarship. Steve recently graduated with a J.D., Environmental Law Certificate, and Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2015. Previously, he earned his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, in Political Science with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley with highest honors and highest distinction, a Master of Public Policy and Management (M.P.P.M.), Phi Kappa Phi, from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Advanced Study (M.A.S.) in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine, where he gained membership in Alpha Phi Sigma. Steven’s current research focuses on the intersection of rights and regulation. Specifically, the principal empirical research question emanating from his study considers the conceptualization of privacy rights in the formation, implementation, and enforcement of surveillance regulations in England. Generally, he is interested in socio-legal studies, land use law, conflict resolution, public policy, and the theories and practices of regulation and governance. steven.mccarty@gmail.com

Michael McKenzie is a PhD candidate in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University.  Michael’s research provides a new perspective on international cooperation by examining it through the analytic frame of Transnational Legal Orders (TLOs).  Using a qualitative case study of criminal justice cooperation between Australia and Indonesia, it asks: what are the role and dynamics of international cooperation in the development of crime control TLOs in the region?   Michael is completing his research through a Sir Roland Wilson Foundation PhD Scholarship.  Prior to commencing his dissertation, Michael worked at the Australian Attorney-General’s Department assisting countries in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their transnational crime laws.  He was also involved in the design and implementation of the Australian Civilian Corps. michael.mckenzie@anu.edu.au

Laurindo Dias Minhoto is Associate Professor of legal sociology and sociology of punishment at the University of São Paulo (Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences), Brazil. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Law at the University of São Paulo, Brazil and a LL.M. with Distinction in Law in Development from Warwick University, U.K. He was a visiting scholar at the School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo (2005-2006). He served as a member of the Editorial Board of Social & Legal Studies. He is a former member of the National Board for Crime and Prison Policy at the Brazilian Ministry of Justice. He has been researching and publishing in the areas of social-legal theory, crime and punishment, law and development, health and social law. His Ph.D. thesis dealt in a comparative perspective with the issue of prison privatization in the U.S., U.K. and Brazil. At the Center, he will be engaged in two different but articulated lines of research: on the one hand, the identification of analytical links that might throw light on the relationships between contemporary urban changes, the punitive turn, and the government of security in distinct global cities; on the other, based on the work of the German sociologist Niklas Luhmann, the possibility of establishing an analytical framework for a critical systems theory in order to provide insights on dedifferentiation trends that have been taking place between the legal, economic and political systems under the hegemony of neoliberal rationality. lminhoto@gmail.com

George Radics is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore where he teaches Law and Society, Special Topics on Law and Justice, Sociology of Emotions, and Classical Sociological Theory.  He received his PhD in Sociology from the National University of Singapore (2008), Juris Doctor with a concentration in Asian law from the University of Washington (2010), and Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Asian American Studies, summa cum laude, from UCLA (2002).  After law school, George worked for the Supreme Court of Guam for two years.  He is a member of the New York Bar.  His articles have been published in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Santa Clara Journal of International Law, and the Philippine Sociological Review.  His work involves the judicial system, notions of justice, human rights, minorities, and comparative legal studies.  While at CSLS he will be revising for publication his dissertation concerning the ongoing conflict between the Philippine government and Islamic separatists in Mindanao, as well as wrapping up several articles on legal topics in Southeast Asia.  One such article concerns the Public Order Additional Temporary Measures Bill that was meant to contain a recent riot in Singapore’s community of Little India.  He can be reached at radics@nus.edu.sg.

Ilenia Ruggiu, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Jurisprudence, University of Cagliari (Sardinia-Italy), where she teaches Constitutional Law and is director of the Masters program in “multilevel governance”. Her research interests are: multiculturalism, gender studies, legal anthropology, comparative method, federalism. She is currently developing a research project on: “The Law and Patriarchy: A comparative analysis of recent developments in legislation and judicial reasoning in Italy and the US”. Prof. Ruggiu has being a visiting scholar in several European and US academic institutions including John Marshall Law School, University of Southern California, Georgetown University, University of Glasgow, Edinburgh University, University of Victoria, BC, and University of Seville where she taught in a Masters program on human rights. iruggiu@unica.it

Sarah Shourd is an author, prisoner rights advocate and Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch—currently based in Oakland, California. Sarah was held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010. She was captured, along with her two companions, while hiking near the unmarked Iran/Iraq border in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan while on a weeklong trip from her home in Damascus, Syria, where Sarah taught refugees for the Iraqi Student Project. Sarah was held incommunicado in solitary confinement for 410 days; then suddenly released without ever being tried or charged. Sarah then joined the Free the Hikers campaign to advocate for the release of Josh and Shane, which came to pass a year later. She now writes, speaks and advocates against the use of prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Sarah’s written for The New York Times, CNN, SF Chronicle, Newsweek’s Daily Beast and has a blog on Huffington Post. Her memoir A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran—co-authored by Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal—was published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt in March 2014. Visit Sarah’s webpage at http://www.sarahshourd.com/ email: sarah@sarahshourd.com

Giane Silvestre is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. She received a Masters in Sociology (2011) from the same University. Her master’s dissertation focused on mass incarceration and the growth of the prison population in the State of São Paulo, Brazil and was published as a book in 2012 entitled Visiting Days: A Sociology of Prison and Punishment (published in Portuguese). Since 2009 she has been a member of the “Center for the Study of Violence and Management of Conflict” and Researcher Fellow of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). She has published on incarceration, crime control, police violence and racial profiling in Brazil, mainly in the State of São Paulo. Giane is currently conducting her doctoral research about state crime control in São Paulo, analyzing different institutions and agents of crime control – police officers, public prosecutor, judges – and the relationships among them. silvestregiane@gmail.com

Geir Stenseth is a Professor of Law at Lillehammer University College, Norway, where he was Head of the Department of Law 2011-2014 and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences 2013–2014. He is also associated with the Research Group in Natural Resources Law at University of Oslo, of which he was a founding member. Professor Stenseth has also practiced law since 1994 as a partner in a Norwegian law firm. He is a graduate of the University of Oslo, where he earned his cand. jur. degree and dr. juris degree. While at the Institute of Private Law, University of Oslo, he was a Visiting Scholar at Center for the Study of Law & Society, on a project combining property law and behavioral economics (2007–2008). Professor Stenseth was granted a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in the U.S. during the 2014-15 academic year. He is delighted to be able to do the research as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society. His main project will be “Gain sharing in public and private takings”. He will also try to finish off a textbook on property law (joint with Professor dr. juris Endre Stavang, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo). Geir.Stenseth@hil.no

Anton Symkovych is a Fulbright Scholar from Ukraine. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2011. For the past fourteen years his research interest has been in the area of prisons, spanning from Californian juvenile correctional institutions and British medium-security prisons, to a Ukrainian correctional colony for men. He holds degrees from Ukraine, USA, and UK. His PhD thesis, entitled “Power Relations in a Ukrainian Prison”, was the first study of the Ukrainian prison in the English language of its kind, and one of the first to examine the dramatic transformations within the prison system following the collapse of the Communist régime. In 2012-2013 Anton was a member of the Ukraine-Council of Europe expert group charged with designing a training course and writing a manual for Ukrainian prison governors and area managers. Since 2011 he has also served as Deputy Head of the regional prison oversight committee in the Transcarpathia region, Ukraine. Last year he was Senior Research Fellow, Center for Sociological Research, Uzhgorod National University. His current project aims to detail how order is maintained and reproduced in prisons in the countries very different in their history, economy, legal, and political arrangements — UK, Ukraine, and potentially US (depending on access arrangements). asymkovych@law.berkeley.edu

Gakuto Takamura is a Professor of Land Use Law and Sociology of Law at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from Waseda University. He was a visiting scholar at Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan France from 1999 to 2000 and from 2003-2004. His first book, Historical Sociology of Freedom of Association (in Japanese), received the Shibusawa-Claudel and Louis Vuitton Prize in 2008. His second book, Urban Commons and City Revitalization (in Japanese) received the Fujita Prize from the Foundation of the Tokyo Institute for Municipal Research in 2013. His research topic at the Center is Private Urban Governance in the US and Japan. Through participant observations and interviews with Business Improvement Districts and Privately-Owned Public Spaces in San Francisco and other cities, he plans to investigate the social effects of BID and POPS and study how local government can control the privatization of urban spaces. takamura@sps.ritsumei.ac.jp

Chen Zhi is Associate Professor at Economic Law School of Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL) in Chongqing China. Her main fields of research are welfare law and social policy, and public finance law. She received her Ph.D. from SWUPL in 2007. Her dissertation describes the evolutionary history of western countries’ welfare policies and legal systems, analyzes welfare changes in China from absolutely reliance on the government to resorting to marketization as well as emphasizing governmental responsibilities for general social justice, and concludes by suggesting a theoretic framework for welfare public policy and legal systems in modern society. Her current research is interdisciplinary and focuses on public participation in the budgetary process, the relationship between welfare provision, budget decisions and public participation, and how to achieve social justice by public participation in public policy decision-making. She published a book in 2014 on the legal systems of public finance for people’s well-being of China. While at CSLS, she will continue her study of public participation in public policy especially in budgetary decision-making. She will work on the reasons, values and restrictions of public participation, the relationship between participation and the public interest, the relationship between direct public participation and parliamentary deliberation, the role of law in participatory practice, and a comparison of budget participation in the U.S. and China. attischen@163.com

Center for the Study of Law and Society
Visiting Scholars – Spring 2015

Avishai Benish is Assistant Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of expertise are public law, welfare law and social policy, and his main research is on the impact of welfare state governance reforms (such as privatization and performance management) on accountability, social rights and administrative justice. Avishai graduated with honors from the Hebrew University, receiving an LL.B. in Law and Political Science; he is also an honors graduate of the LL.M. program at Columbia University Law School. He has published in journals such as Law and Policy, Public Administration and Social Service Review, and he currently serves as co-editor (with Professor David Levi-Faur) of the Jerusalem Papers on Regulation & Governance working papers series. While at CSLS, he will continue his research on the regulation of privatized social services through an empirical study of the institutional dynamics of extending public law to private welfare contractors and the impact of marketization on the role and practices of street-level professionals. Avishai is also leading a research study (with Professor Shimon Shpiro) on the inspection of social services and the implications of inspectors’ professional background on the goals and style of their regulatory enforcement.    avishai.benish@mail.huji.ac.il

Agustina Gil Belloni is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Argentina who works as a Clerk in the Criminal Court of Appeals in the City of Buenos Aires, and as an Ad honorem Researcher and Teaching Assistant in the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires. She graduated in Law (2002) with honors and then in Sworn Translation (2010) in the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, where she also obtained a graduate degree called “Specialization in Criminal Law” (2014) and is now completing a “Master in Criminal Law” by preparing her thesis: “Judicial Review of Disciplinary Sanctions Imposed in Federal Prisons in Argentina”. For the past ten years she has been working in Criminal Courts, and teaching Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure; and since 2010 she has been teaching Legal Translation and doing research on areas related to prison conditions in Argentina (the impartial investigation of torture reports in prisons, judicial review of disciplinary sanctions imposed in federal prisons, and prison downsizing, among others). At the Center, she will conduct research as a Fulbright Scholar on her project: “Constitutional Safeguards and Judicial Review in Disciplinary Sanctions Imposed in Federal Prisons in the United States,” and then on a project of the School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires called “Prison Downsizing”. agil@jusbaires.gov.ar

Jay Borchert is pleased to return for a 2nd year at the Center. Jay is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan as well as a Pre-doctoral Trainee at the Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor. He received his BA in Sociology from DePaul University in 2010 and his MA in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2012. Jay’s scholarship examines law and social change, citizenship, human rights and macro-level inequality with a sharp focus on prisons and prisoners as objects of both legal and social negotiation and conflict. Forthcoming is a book chapter titled “Denying Rights: The Failure to Extend (the spirit of) Lawrence v. Texas to Prisons and Prisoners,” in Sex & Justice, D. Halperin and T. Hoppe (Eds.) Duke University Press. During his first year at the Center Jay conducted nationwide interviews with 26 directors of state departments of corrections to better understand their role in the political economy and culture of punishment. In his 2nd year here at Berkeley, Jay will dive into dissertation work focusing on the logics that support our punishment state and its political economy across time, making prisons seem a natural part of our daily life. As part of this project, Jay will be entering prisons in Kentucky in order to examine the culture of prison workers as the labor power required to make mass or hyper-incarceration efficient. borjay@umich.edu

Teresa Degenhardt is a Lecturer in Criminology at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has a PhD from Ulster University (2007), MA from Keele University (2003), and a BA in Law from Bologna University (2000). Her PhD research focused on the war in Afghanistan and Iraq as responses to 9/11 in a theoretical perspective. She is now working on the monograph from her PhD expanding her research to other military interventions as practices of coercion and violence within the international sphere (book contract with Routledge). Her works attempts to bring criminological knowledge to the international sphere, expanding the remit of the discipline. She was also recently co-investigator in a UK Research Council project on the role of risk and uncertainty in the development of security technology (http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/ES.K011332.1/read). The work was carried out through ethnographic research (interviews and observations) on how scientists and border guards collaborate in a EU funded project towards the development of a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) detection device for border control. She is currently analyzing the data for the final report and for publication. Previously she had worked on prostitution and crimes against migrants in a European Project called Stop Trafficking in Europe. t.degenhardt@qub.ac.uk

Jamie Fellner, Senior Advisor of the U.S. Program of Human Rights Watch, is engaged in research, documentation and advocacy on US criminal justice issues. Much of her work has focused on human rights abuses in US prisons, and she has written about inadequate treatment and conditions of confinement for inmates with mental illness, prison rape, solitary confinement, abusive use of force, aging prisoners and the lack of compassionate release In addition, she has engaged in extensive research and advocacy on pretrial policies and practices, including excessive bail and pre-trial detention in New York City and coercive plea bargaining in federal drug trials, and on racial disparities in drug law enforcement. Ms. Fellner was a commissioner on the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. She has authored and co-authored numerous published reports and articles addressing human rights problems in the United States. Her work has been covered extensively by U.S. and international media, she has appeared on many national television and radio shows, and her op-eds and letters to the editor have been published in the New York Times and other major outlets. Ms. Fellner is a graduate of Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall), and holds an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. from Smith College. At the Center, she will be exploring the relationship between notions of dignity in human rights and in Christianity as they are reflected in views about just punishment. fellnej@hrw.org

Carina Gallo is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Holy Names University in Oakland as well as a Research Scholar at the School of Social Work at Lund University in Sweden. She completed her Ph.D. at the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University. Her research interest lies in the intersection between criminology and sociology of law, with particular attention to trends in criminal and welfare policies. She is especially interested in how countries develop policies and practices for victims of crime. Carina is delighted be a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she will work on the research project “Beyond Punishment: The origins and evolution of Swedish victim support”. Carina is also a trained social worker, and has worked with many different actors involved in the criminal justice system. For instance, between 2001 and 2006 she was the director of a nongovernmental victim support center, which provides services to over 500 crime victims per year. carina.gallo@soch.lu.se

Kristi Gourlay is currently a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Laws at University College London (UK). She received both her MA in History (2010) and her BA in History (2008) from the University of Ottawa (Canada). Her current research is funded by a Faculty Research Scholarship from the UCL Faculty of Laws and is conducted under the supervision of Professor Philip Schofield (Director of the Bentham Project). Her dissertation focuses on the works of Lord Kames, William Blackstone, and Jeremy Bentham and explores how different legal historical methodologies influenced and were used to support different legal theories and legal sciences in eighteenth-century Britain. She examines the legal theory that each man espoused – Blackstone’s natural law, Bentham’s utilitarianism, Kames’s common sense – and compares how these theories influenced their proponents’ studies of legal history and, ultimately, their understanding of what the law was and what they believed it ought to be. k.gourlay.12@ucl.ac.uk

Sarah Horton is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver. She received her PhD in Anthropology with Distinction from the University of New Mexico and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard University from 2003 to 2005. She has published in journals such as American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Social Science & Medicine, and Political and Legal Anthropology Review, and was awarded the Steven J. Polgar Prize by the Society for Medical Anthropology in 2011. Her areas of interest include legal anthropology, medical anthropology, migration, and migrant “illegality.” She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled “They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields:” Injury and ‘Illegality’ in California’s Central Valley, which is under contract with the University of California Press’ Series in Public Anthropology. Based on a decade of ethnography in a migrant farmworking community in California’s Central Valley, the book situates unauthorized farmworkers’ occupational vulnerability within the context of a national trend towards governing immigration through crime. Specifically, it examines how the trend towards the criminalization of immigration-related conduct, such as migrants’ working with fake or fraudulent documents, expedites the process of value transfer from unauthorized migrants to employers and the state. More broadly, she is interested in unauthorized migrants’ lay practices of documentation, how they render migrants selectively visible or invisible to the state, and the work and benefit consequences of migrants’ invisibility. Sarah.Horton@ucdenver.edu

Courtney Joslin is a Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Prior to joining the faculty at UC Davis, Courtney served as an attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), where she litigated cases on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families. Courtney’s areas of interest include family and relationship recognition, particularly focusing on same-sex and nonmarital couples. Her publications have appeared in the Boston University Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review, the Harvard Law & Policy Review, the Iowa Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, and the Southern California Law Review. At the Center, Courtney will be working on a series of articles exploring marital status discrimination. cgjoslin@ucdavis.edu

Anil Kalhan is an Associate Professor of Law at the Drexel University Kline School of Law. His areas of interest include immigration law, criminal law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, privacy and surveillance, and South Asian legal studies. Before coming to Drexel, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law and an Associate in Law at the Columbia University School of Law. He previously worked as a litigation associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, where he also served as co-coordinator of the firm’s immigration and international human rights pro bono practice group, and at the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. He also is an affiliated faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania South Asia Center and a faculty advisory board member for the Drexel University Center for Mobilities Research and Policy. Before attending law school, he worked for Cable News Network, PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and the New York City Department of Transportation. While at Berkeley, Kalhan will build upon his existing scholarship on issues at the intersection of immigration, surveillance, and privacy, in which he examines the transformation of immigration control into an information-centered and technology-driven regime of mass enforcement and assesses the implications of that reconfiguration. Email: anil.kalhan@drexel.edu; Website: http://kalhan.com; Twitter: @kalhan

Sarah Morando Lakhani is an Affiliated Scholar at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago. She was a Law and Social Science Doctoral Fellow at the American Bar Foundation for 2012-2014. Sarah completed her Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA in 2013 and plans to begin law school in the fall of 2015. She studies U.S. immigration and related social inequality issues, including legalization, immigrant incorporation, and immigration lawyering. While at the Center, Sarah will be working on a book manuscript examining the U Visa legalization process in the context of broader U.S. immigration law and policy approaches. She will also be conducting research in the San Francisco Immigration Court for a project investigating how the use of videoconferencing technology in immigrants’ deportation and bond hearings impacts judicial substance and outcomes. Sarah’s research has been funded by diverse interdisciplinary audiences, such as the National Science Foundation, the Law and Society Association, and the American Association of University Women. She has published her findings in Law & Social Inquiry, Social Problems, Social Forces, and The Sociological Quarterly. Sarah is an advisory board member of the New Legal Realism Project, an effort to improve interdisciplinary communication between law professors, lawyers, and social scientists. smlakhani@abfn.org

Rhonda V. Magee (J.D./M.A. Sociology) is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, School of Law, where she has been a full-time member of the faculty since 1998, and where she teaches Torts, Race, Law and Policy, and Contemplative Lawyering. She recently served as Interim co-director of the University of San Francisco’s Center for Teaching Excellence. For Fall 2014, she has appointments as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and Senior Fellow with the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness and law, and she will be teaching a course on mindfulness and the practice of law. Before joining USF, Professor Magee was a civil litigation associate at a Chicago-based national law firm, primarily representing insurance industry clients in complex insurance coverage litigation. She has published law review articles and essays in such publications as the Virginia Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her writing and teaching is inspired by a commitment to education for effective problem-solving and presence-based leadership in a diverse and ever-changing world, and to humanizing legal education. The author of the article, Educating Lawyers to Meditate? 79 UMKC L. Rev. 535 (2011) (Lead Article), she is a nationally-recognized thought and practice leader in the emerging fields of Contemplative Pedagogy and Contemplative Lawyering. Among other service commitments, she was a founding member of the Executive Board of the AALS’s Section on Balance in Legal Education, is a founding member of its subsection on Mindfulness in Legal Education, and presently serves as President of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. rvmagee@usfca.edu

 


Sarah Shourd
is an author, prisoner rights advocate and Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch—currently based in Oakland, California. Sarah was held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010. She was captured, along with her two companions, while hiking near the unmarked Iran/Iraq border in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan while on a weeklong trip from her home in Damascus, Syria, where Sarah taught refugees for the Iraqi Student Project. Sarah was held incommunicado in solitary confinement for 410 days; then suddenly released without ever being tried or charged. Sarah then joined the Free the Hikers campaign to advocate for the release of Josh and Shane, which came to pass a year later. She now writes, speaks and advocates against the use of prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Sarah’s written for The New York Times, CNN, SF Chronicle, Newsweek’s Daily Beast and has a blog on Huffington Post. Her memoir A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran—co-authored by Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal—will be published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt in March 2014. Visit Sarah’s webpage at http://www.sarahshourd.com/ email: sarah@sarahshourd.com

Giane Silvestre is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. She received a Masters in Sociology (2011) from the same University. Her master’s dissertation focused on mass incarceration and the growth of the prison population in the State of São Paulo, Brazil and was published as a book in 2012 entitled Visiting Days: A Sociology of Prison and Punishment (published in Portuguese). Since 2009 she has been a member of the “Center for the Study of Violence and Management of Conflict” and Researcher Fellow of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). She has published on incarceration, crime control, police violence and racial profiling in Brazil, mainly in the State of São Paulo. Giane is currently conducting her doctoral research about state crime control in São Paulo, analyzing different institutions and agents of crime control – police officers, public prosecutor, judges – and the relationships among them. silvestregiane@gmail.com

Geir Stenseth is a Professor of Law at Lillehammer University College, Norway, where he was Head of the Department of Law 2011-2014 and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences 2013–2014. He is also associated with the Research Group in Natural Resources Law at University of Oslo, of which he was a founding member. Professor Stenseth has also practiced law since 1994 as a partner in a Norwegian law firm. He is a graduate of the University of Oslo, where he earned his cand. jur. degree and dr. juris degree. While at the Institute of Private Law, University of Oslo, he was a Visiting Scholar at Center for the Study of Law & Society, on a project combining property law and behavioral economics (2007–2008). Professor Stenseth was granted a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in the U.S. during the 2014-15 academic year. He is delighted to be able to do the research as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society. His main project will be “Gain sharing in public and private takings”. He will also try to finish off a textbook on property law (joint with Professor dr. juris Endre Stavang, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo). Geir.Stenseth@hil.no

 

 


Anton Symkovych
is a Fulbright Scholar from Ukraine. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2011. For the past fourteen years his research interest has been in the area of prisons, spanning from Californian juvenile correctional institutions and British medium-security prisons, to a Ukrainian correctional colony for men. He holds degrees from Ukraine, USA, and UK. His PhD thesis, entitled “Power Relations in a Ukrainian Prison”, was the first study of the Ukrainian prison in the English language of its kind, and one of the first to examine the dramatic transformations within the prison system following the collapse of the Communist régime. In 2012-2013 Anton was a member of the Ukraine-Council of Europe expert group charged with designing a training course and writing a manual for Ukrainian prison governors and area managers. Since 2011 he has also served as Deputy Head of the regional prison oversight committee in the Transcarpathia region, Ukraine. Last year he was Senior Research Fellow, Center for Sociological Research, Uzhgorod National University. His current project aims to detail how order is maintained and reproduced in prisons in the countries very different in their history, economy, legal, and political arrangements — UK, Ukraine, and potentially US (depending on access arrangements). asymkovych@law.berkeley.edu

Gakuto Takamura is a Professor of Land Use Law and Sociology of Law at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. He received his Ph.D. from Waseda University. He was a visiting scholar at Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan France from 1999 to 2000 and from 2003-2004. His first book, Historical Sociology of Freedom of Association (in Japanese), received the Shibusawa-Claudel and Louis Vuitton Prize in 2008. His second book, Urban Commons and City Revitalization (in Japanese) received the Fujita Prize from the Foundation of the Tokyo Institute for Municipal Research in 2013. His research topic at the Center is Private Urban Governance in the US and Japan. Through participant observations and interviews with Business Improvement Districts and Privately-Owned Public Spaces in San Francisco and other cities, he plans to investigate the social effects of BID and POPS and study how local government can control the privatization of urban spaces. takamura@sps.ritsumei.ac.jp

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LAW AND SOCIETY
Visiting Scholars – Fall 2014

 

Sarah Auspert is currently a PhD candidate at the Center for Law and Justice History of the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). She received a Masters in History (2009) and a Masters in Sociology and Anthropology (2010) from the Catholic University of Louvain. Since 2010, she has been a Research Fellow of the Belgian French-speaking Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS). Under the supervision of Professor Xavier Rousseaux, her doctoral dissertation focuses on prostitutes’ mobility before the 19th-century regulation of prostitution (Belgian area, 1750-1795). At the Center, she will continue her research on prostitution, migration and the social control exerted on prostitutes and migrants at that time when prostitution was prohibited. Sarah is co-editor of Buveurs, voleuses, insensés et prisonniers à Namur au XVIIIe siècle. Déviance, justice et régulation sociale au temps des Lumières, published by the University Press of Namur in 2012. She is more broadly interested in deviance, migration and gender studies. sarah.auspert@uclouvain.be

Avishai Benish is Assistant Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His fields of expertise are public law, welfare law and social policy, and his main research is on the impact of welfare state governance reforms (such as privatization and performance management) on accountability, social rights and administrative justice. Avishai graduated with honors from the Hebrew University, receiving an LL.B. in Law and Political Science; he is also an honors graduate of the LL.M. program at Columbia University Law School. He has published in journals such as Law and Policy, Public Administration and Social Service Review, and he currently serves as co-editor (with Professor David Levi-Faur) of the Jerusalem Papers on Regulation & Governance working papers series. While at CSLS, he will continue his research on the regulation of privatized social services through an empirical study of the institutional dynamics of extending public law to private welfare contractors and the impact of marketization on the role and practices of street-level professionals. Avishai is also leading a research study (with Professor Shimon Shpiro) on the inspection of social services and the implications of inspectors’ professional background on the goals and style of their regulatory enforcement.     avishai.benish@mail.huji.ac.il

Jay Borchert is pleased to return for a 2nd year at the Center.  Jay is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan as well as a Pre-doctoral Trainee at the Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor. He received his BA in Sociology from DePaul University in 2010 and his MA in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2012. Jay’s scholarship examines law and social change, citizenship, human rights and macro-level inequality with a sharp focus on prisons and prisoners as objects of both legal and social negotiation and conflict. Forthcoming is a book chapter titled “Denying Rights: The Failure to Extend (the spirit of) Lawrence v. Texas to Prisons and Prisoners,” in Sex & Justice, D. Halperin and T. Hoppe (Eds.) Duke University Press.  During his first year at the Center Jay conducted nationwide interviews with 26 directors of state departments of corrections to better understand their role in the political economy and culture of punishment.  In his 2nd year here at Berkeley, Jay will dive into dissertation work focusing on the logics that support our punishment state and its political economy across time, making prisons seem a natural part of our daily life. As part of this project, Jay will be entering prisons in Kentucky in order to examine the culture of prison workers as the labor power required to make mass or hyper-incarceration efficient. borjay@umich.edu

Teresa Degenhardt is a Lecturer in Criminology at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has a PhD from Ulster University (2007), MA from Keele University (2003), and a BA in Law from Bologna University (2000). Her PhD research focused on the war in Afghanistan and Iraq as responses to 9/11 in a theoretical perspective. She is now working on the monograph from her PhD expanding her research to other military interventions as practices of coercion and violence within the international sphere (book contract with Routledge). Her works attempts to bring criminological knowledge to the international sphere, expanding the remit of the discipline. She was also recently co-investigator in a UK Research Council project on the role of risk and uncertainty in the development of security technology (http://www.esrc.ac.uk/my-esrc/grants/ES.K011332.1/read). The work was carried out through ethnographic research (interviews and observations) on how scientists and border guards collaborate in a EU funded project towards the development of a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) detection device for border control. She is currently analyzing the data for the final report and for publication. Previously she had worked on prostitution and crimes against migrants in a European Project called Stop Trafficking in Europe. t.degenhardt@qub.ac.uk

Giulia Fabini is a doctoral candidate in the “Renato Treves” International PhD program in Law and Society at the University of Milan (Italy). She graduated in Political Science from the University of Bologna, where she is an honorary fellow in criminology. Since 2011 she has been a member of the “European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control”. Since 2012, she has taken part in the “Center for studies and research on the sociology of criminal law, deviance and social control” at the law school of the University of Bologna. She is currently conducting her doctoral research under the direction of Prof. Dario Melossi about undocumented migration control mechanisms in Bologna (Italy). Her focus is on police and judges’ practices and rationales when implementing the law, as well as strategies of resistance by undocumented migrants. The main argument is that Italian illegal immigration law enforcement rests on continuous, discretionary decisions made by police officers during territory control activity, which is then possibly validated by minor judicial officials (justices of the peace). “Acceptable levels of illegality” are continuously negotiated by the social actors in an ongoing process of informally setting the “rules of the game”. Practices and rationales of police and judges, immigration law, and its symbolic role are considered. The research uses qualitative and quantitative methods and is intended as a foucauldian ascending analysis of power from the micro- to the macro-mechanisms of control. Fabini’s scholarly interests range widely, from the sociology of law to critical criminology to sociology of police to political philosophy to migration studies, with an interest in post-colonial and gender studies. giulia.fabini@unimi.it

Liora Israël is Associate Professor in Sociology at L’Ecole des
Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). Her scholarship
focuses on several topics, including political mobilization of law
during the XXth Century, legal education, and anti-discrimination law.
Professor Israel is the author of two books, and has edited several
volumes including Dealing with Wars and Dictatorships: Legal Concepts and Categories in Action
(with Mouralis Guillaume, 2014). She was awarded the Adam Podgorecki
Prize by the Research Committee on Sociology of Law of the International
Sociological Association in 2008. She has served as a member of the
Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society and Droit et Société.
She was elected trustee of the Law and Society Association (2014-2016).
She is currently writing a book on political mobilization of law after
1968, including a comparison between France and the United States
(notably in the Bay Area). Liora.Israel@ehess.fr 

Laverne Jacobs is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Windsor, Canada.  She completed her law degrees and an undergraduate degree at McGill University, and her PhD at York University.  Professor Jacobs is at Berkeley in 2014 as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, and as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair Canadian Studies.  She is an administrative law and disability rights scholar.  Her research interests include the independence and impartiality of administrative actors; human rights law; disability rights; access to information and privacy; comparative administrative law; and qualitative empirical research methodology. Dr. Jacobs’ research has used ethnography to explore meanings of the concept of tribunal independence within Canadian access to information and privacy commissions, and has examined, through qualitative data analysis, the effectiveness of ombuds oversight for regulating freedom of information. Dr. Jacobs recently co-edited a collection on comparative administrative process, which brings together global perspectives on polyjuralism in the administrative state (The Nature of Inquisitorial Processes in Administrative Regimes: Global Perspectives (Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2013); see also, L. Jacobs, “Evaluating Ombuds Oversight in the Canadian Access to Information Context: A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry” ) . At the Center, she will be working on a new multiyear research project that focuses on the efficacy of agency regulation-making processes when they are used to create regulations that affect persons with disabilities. She has a particular interest in the ability of persons with disabilities to have a voice in the regulatory process. ljacobs@uwindsor.ca

Sarah Morando Lakhani is an Affiliated Scholar at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago.  She was a Law and Social Science Doctoral Fellow at the American Bar Foundation for 2012-2014.  Sarah completed her Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA in 2013 and plans to begin law school in the fall of 2015.  She studies U.S. immigration and related social inequality issues, including legalization, immigrant incorporation, and immigration lawyering.  While at the Center, Sarah will be working on a book manuscript examining the U Visa legalization process in the context of broader U.S. immigration law and policy approaches.  She will also be conducting research in the San Francisco Immigration Court for a project investigating how the use of videoconferencing technology in immigrants’ deportation and bond hearings impacts judicial substance and outcomes.  Sarah’s research has been funded by diverse interdisciplinary audiences, such as the National Science Foundation, the Law and Society Association, and the American Association of University Women.  She has published her findings in Law & Social Inquiry, Social Problems, Social Forces, and The Sociological Quarterly.  Sarah is an advisory board member of the New Legal Realism Project, an effort to improve interdisciplinary communication between law professors, lawyers, and social scientists. smlakhani@abfn.org

Rhonda V. Magee (J.D./M.A. Sociology) is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, School of Law, where she has been a full-time member of the faculty since 1998, and where she teaches Torts, Race, Law and Policy, and Contemplative Lawyering.  She recently served as Interim co-director of the University of San Francisco’s Center for Teaching Excellence.  For Fall 2014, she has appointments as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and Senior Fellow with the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness and law, and she will be teaching a course on mindfulness and the practice of law. Before joining USF, Professor Magee was a civil litigation associate at a Chicago-based national law firm, primarily representing insurance industry clients in complex insurance coverage litigation.  She has published law review articles and essays in such publications as the Virginia Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, and the San Francisco Chronicle.  Her writing and teaching is inspired by a commitment to education for effective problem-solving and presence-based leadership in a diverse and ever-changing world, and to humanizing legal education.  The author of the article, Educating Lawyers to Meditate? 79 UMKC L. Rev. 535 (2011) (Lead Article), she is a nationally-recognized thought and practice leader in the emerging fields of Contemplative Pedagogy and Contemplative Lawyering.  Among other service commitments, she was a founding member of the Executive Board of the AALS’s Section on Balance in Legal Education, is a founding member of its subsection on Mindfulness in Legal Education, and presently serves as President of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.  rvmagee@usfca.edu

Dario Melossi is Full Professor of Criminology in the School of Law of the University of Bologna. He has done research and taught at the University of California, in Santa Barbara and Davis. He has published:  The Prison and the Factory (1981, together with Massimo Pavarini), The State of Social Control: A Sociological Study of Concepts of State and Social Control in the Making of Democracy (1990), and Controlling Crime, Controlling Society: Thinking About Crime in Europe and America (2008), plus 200 other edited books, chapters, and articles. He is Editor-in-Chief of Punishment and Society. His Crime, Punishment and Migration (SAGE) is coming out in a few months.  dario.melossi@unibo.it

Jérôme Pélisse is Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Versailles – Saint-Quentin en Yvelines (France). His work is situated within the law and society tradition (notably legal consciousness studies), in relation with the sociology of labor, professions and industrial relations. His PhD dissertation focused on the working time reduction reform in France (2004). He has developed research using quantitative and qualitative methods on labor conflicts in France, as well as diverse studies on a French staff-management union, on policies dedicated to the unemployed, and judicial forensics. Expertise in various fields is a central topic for him. In 2014, he began a new research project on the implementation of health and safety rules in the scientific world in comparative perspective, notably in nanolabs in France and the U.S. While at the Center, he will be writing a  ‘Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches’ (necessary to become a Full professor in France) until November. He will then concentrate on developing exchanges with various colleagues on labor rights and the industrial relations framework and will be conducting research in nanolabos in UC Berkeley to extend and deepen his fieldwork. His recent publications include “Conventions at Work: On Forensic Accountant’s Intermediation”, Economic Sociology- European Electronic Newsletter, vol. 14.1, 2012 (with E. Charrier); Sociologie d’un syndicalisme catégoriel: la CFE-CGC ou la fin d’une exception? Coll. Recherche, Armand Colin, 2013 (with E. Béthoux, G. Desage et A. Mias); Droit et régulations des activités économiques. Perspectives sociologiques et institutionnalistes, coll. Droit et société, LGDJ, 2011 (with C. Bessy and T. Delpeuch). jerome.pelisse@uvsq.fr

Yuan Qiao is currently a doctoral candidate in Peking University (PKU) Law School in China, specializing in both criminal law and international financial law. Prior to her studies in PKU, she received two Master of Law Degrees-a Banking and Financial Services Law Master Degree from the University of Melbourne, and a Chinese Criminal Law Master Degree. Yuan has participated in several research projects supported by the National Social Science Association. In a recently completed project, named ‘Study on Theory of Criminal Law”, she was responsible for examining and analysing the American and British criminal law theories. Further, she has gained deep understanding of banking and financial law not only from study, but also from her previous work experiences. As an assistant attorney, she has provided high quality legal services to key clients, such as the Bank of East Asia (China) and the Bank of China (Linfen Branch, Shanxi). Her current research interests include law of financial crimes, white-collar crimes, economic criminal law, crimes committed against banks and their control and prevention. yuan.qiao@ymail.com

Antoine Renglet is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Namur, Belgium and in the “Institut de Recherches historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS UMR CNRS 8529)” at the University of Lille-3. Antoine received his MA (History) from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve. Antoine’s dissertation focuses on urban police and public order in Belgian territories from 1770 to 1814, analyzing archival material produced by police officers in the context of war and revolutions to ask how and why police in Western Europe moved from a classical police model under the Ancien Régime, understood as city government, to a tool of state repression and security under Napoleon. He is currently a member of the project “BeJust 2.0”, an Interuniversity Attraction Pole (IAP) funded by the Belgian Science Policy that tackles the theme of the relationships between justice and populations from an interdisciplinary, long-term perspective, covering the period from 1795 (end of the Ancien Régime in Belgium) to the present. He recently co-edited (with Axel Tixhon): Un commissaire de Police à Namur sous Napoléon. Le registre de Mathieu de Nantes, 10 vendémiaire an XIII-28 août 1807 (Louvain-la-Neuve, Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2013). His recent publications also deal with police in the French Revolution: “Les comités de surveillance et l’occupation du Brabant, 1794-1795” in Annales historiques de la Révolution française, vol. 368 (2012) and “Antwerp and Namur under State of Siege during the French Directory: Policing Practices and Authorities’ Relationships in Maintaining Order”, in Margo De Koster et al. (eds.), Justice in Wartime and Revolutions, Europe, 1795-1950, Brussels, Archives générales du Royaume, 2012). Antoine.renglet@gmail.com

Alethea Sargent received her Ph.D. from the Departments of Anthropology and American Studies at Yale University and her J.D. from Stanford Law School. Her dissertation, which she is currently revising as a monograph, examines the construction of social identity among older homeless women in Boston-area shelters. It argues that women’s identity work was performed in response to shelter structures and in order to resist them, but that this resistance ultimately led to the reproduction of homelessness and poverty. Revision of the manuscript while at CSLS involves research into the legal and administrative structures in which the shelter system is embedded. More broadly, Alethea is interested in the potential role of anthropology in informing lawmaking and policymaking.  alethea@post.harvard.edu

Sarah Shourd is an author, prisoner rights advocate and Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch—currently based in Oakland, California. Sarah was held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010. She was captured, along with her two companions, while hiking near the unmarked Iran/Iraq border in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan while on a weeklong trip from her home in Damascus, Syria, where Sarah taught refugees for the Iraqi Student Project. Sarah was held incommunicado in solitary confinement for 410 days; then suddenly released without ever being tried or charged. Sarah then joined the Free the Hikers campaign to advocate for the release of Josh and Shane, which came to pass a year later. She now writes, speaks and advocates against the use of prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Sarah’s written for The New York Times, CNN, SF Chronicle, Newsweek’s Daily Beast and has a blog on Huffington Post. Her memoir A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran—co-authored by Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal—will be published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt in March 2014. Visit Sarah’s webpage at http://www.sarahshourd.com/  email:  sarah@sarahshourd.com

George Siedel is the Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration and the Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.  He completed his graduate legal studies at Cambridge University and the University of Michigan.  George has served as Visiting Professor at Stanford University and Harvard University and, as a Fulbright Scholar, held a Distinguished Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences. His current research focuses on proactive law. His work in progress includes the impact of litigation on large corporations and the use of electronic communication as evidence in litigation.  While at Berkeley, George will be working on a comparative law study of corporate bullying. gsiedel@umich.edu

Geir Stenseth is a Professor of Law at Lillehammer University College, Norway, where he was Head of the Department of Law 2011-2014 and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Social Sciences 2013–2014. He is also associated with the Research Group in Natural Resources Law at University of Oslo, of which he was a founding member. Professor Stenseth has also practiced law since 1994 as a partner in a Norwegian law firm.  He is a graduate of the University of Oslo, where he earned his cand. jur. degree and dr. juris degree. While at the Institute of Private Law, University of Oslo, he was a Visiting Scholar at Center for the Study of Law & Society, on a project combining property law and behavioral economics (2007–2008).  Professor Stenseth was granted a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in the U.S. during the 2014-15 academic year. He is delighted to be able to do the research as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society. His main project will be “Gain sharing in public and private takings”. He will also try to finish off a textbook on property law (joint with Professor dr. juris Endre Stavang, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo). Geir.Stenseth@hil.no

Anton Symkovych is a Fulbright Scholar from Ukraine. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2011.  For the past fourteen years his research interest has been in the area of prisons, spanning from Californian juvenile correctional institutions and British medium-security prisons, to a Ukrainian correctional colony for men. He holds degrees from Ukraine, USA, and UK. His PhD thesis, entitled “Power Relations in a Ukrainian Prison”, was the first study of the Ukrainian prison in the English language of its kind, and one of the first to examine the dramatic transformations within the prison system following the collapse of the Communist régime. In 2012-2013 Anton was a member of the Ukraine-Council of Europe expert group charged with designing a training course and writing a manual for Ukrainian prison governors and area managers. Since 2011 he has also served as Deputy Head of the regional prison oversight committee in the Transcarpathia region, Ukraine. Last year he was Senior Research Fellow, Center for Sociological Research, Uzhgorod National University.  His current project aims to detail how order is maintained and reproduced in prisons in the countries very different in their history, economy, legal, and political arrangements — UK, Ukraine, and potentially US (depending on access arrangements). asymkovych@law.berkeley.edu

Gakuto Takamura is a Professor of Land Use Law and Sociology of Law at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.  He received his Ph.D. from Waseda University.  He was a visiting scholar at Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan France from 1999 to 2000 and from 2003-2004.  His first book, Historical Sociology of Freedom of Association (in Japanese), received the Shibusawa-Claudel and Louis Vuitton Prize in 2008.  His second book, Urban Commons and City Revitalization (in Japanese) received the Fujita Prize from the Foundation of the Tokyo Institute for Municipal Research in 2013.  His research topic at the Center is Private Urban Governance in the US and Japan. Through participant observations and interviews with Business Improvement Districts and Privately-Owned Public Spaces in San Francisco and other cities, he plans to investigate the social effects of BID and POPS and study how local government can control the privatization of urban spaces.   takamura@sps.ritsumei.ac.jp

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – Summer 2014

Jason Anastasopoulos is a Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013 and his master’s degree in statistics from Harvard University in 2005. His research focuses on political polarization, immigration and race in the late 20th and early 21st century United States. His interests in research methodology include design of experiments, causal inference and machine learning algorithms for text analysis. jason_anastasopoulos@hks.harvard.edu

Jay Borchert is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and a Population Studies Center Trainee at the Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research, at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Recently awarded the Eva L. Mueller New Directions In Economics and Demography Fund Grant to facilitate his research, Jay’s dissertation focuses on the philosophies that guide the practice of Corrections in the United States to include how and why these knowledge frameworks may reshape and refine inequality for prisoners, those working in corrections, and communities. Over the last 4 years Jay has worked with professors David Harding and Jeffrey Morenoff, as part of the Michigan Study of Life after Prison research team, to examine the neighborhood context of prisoner reentry. In his current work,Jay is conducting interviews with high-ranking correctional officials nationwide. The goal of the project is to determine the effects of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, and its Standards or Final Rule of 2012, upon correctional orthodoxy and praxis, institutional culture, prisoners and correctional staff. Jay is broadly interested in law and social change, citizenship, human rights and macro-level inequality with a sharp focus on prisons and prisoners as objects of legal and social negotiation and conflict. borjay@umich.edu

Peter Burdon is a Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School and deputy chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Ethics Specialist Group. Peter holds a BA (History/Philosophy), LLB (hons) and a PhD from the University of Adelaide. His PhD won the Bonython Prize & the University Research Medal for best original thesis. It will be published as part of the Routledge ‘Law, Justice and Ecology’ series. Since 2005 Peter has worked with the environment NGO Friends of the Earth. In this role he has engaged in community advocacy, developed submissions in response to mining projects in South Australia, acted as media spokesperson, organized working trips to aboriginal communities in northern South Australia and organized significant public conferences. Peter was a founding member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and he currently sits on the management committee of the Australian Earth Law Alliance. From 2007-2011 Peter sat on the executive committee of the Conservation Council South Australia and from 2011-2013 he sat on the management committee of the Environmental Defenders Office (SA). Peter’s current research examines the root causes of the current environmental crisis and considers methods for catalysing significant legal and cultural change toward a viable human presence on the Earth. His research uses interdisciplinary materials from political economy, political science, sociology and prefigurative political activism. Peter is also conducting a comparative analysis of the privatization of legal education in Australia and the United States, with a specific focus on academic empowerment and resistance. peter.d.burdon@adelaide.edu.au

Masahiro Fujita is associate professor of social psychology at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan. He received his LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Tokyo, an M.A. in Human System Science from Hokkaido University, and a Ph.D. in the Basic Science of Law at the University of Tokyo. Working in the interdisciplinary field of law and psychology, he is interested in human behavior within the legal system, and has been engaged in studies of civic participation in the legal system, conducting experiments on group decision making and social surveys on public attitudes towards the legal system. Currently research projects include studying the impact of the introduction of civic participation on public trust and attitudes towards the legitimacy of the legal system, people’s sense of justice, and verifying the validity and reliability of legal knowledge. m.fujita.cf6@gmail.com

Yumiko Fujita is an attorney at law, specializing in divorce and domestic violence in Japan. She graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo and received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in 2000. Since passing the Japanese Bar Examination in 2004, she has practiced law since 2006. A common issue in her divorce cases has been whether the parent who is not awarded child custody should be permitted to contact the child after the divorce. The effects of contacting on the child are in controversy in Japan, but there is little evidence or data on the effects of those contacts. At the Center, she will study the factors considered in California courts to determine parental contact after a divorce, through interviews with lawyers and judges. yfujita@lawyers.jp

Barbora Hola works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, VU University Amsterdam. She is a fellow at the Center for International Criminal Justice and a member of the steering committee of the Africa-Low Countries Network. In her research Barbora focuses on issues of transitional justice, in particular (international) criminal trials, sentencing of international crimes and enforcement of international sentences. In 2013, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded Barbora the prestigious Veni grant for a project on vertical (in)consistency of international sentencing. Barbora received her Law degree (JUDr, summa cum laude) at the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. In 2007 she received her LL.M degree in International and European Law at the University of Amsterdam. In 2012, Barbora obtained her PhD in supranational criminology from the VU University Amsterdam where she defended a dissertation on consistency of sentencing of international crimes by international tribunals. At the Center, Barbora will be working on an article analyzing consistency of sentencing of international crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and domestic courts in the countries of the Former Yugoslavia. b.hola@vu.nl

Sarah E. Igo is Associate Professor of History, with affiliate appointments in Political Science and Sociology, at Vanderbilt University. She received her Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 2001 and was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2008. Her primary research interests are in American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge, and the history of the public sphere. She is the author of The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public (2007), which explores the relationship between survey data—opinion polls, sex surveys, consumer research—and modern understandings of self and nation. Professor Igo is at the CSLS on a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which she is using to pursue training in sociolegal studies and jurisprudence. At the Center she will be working on a cultural history of privacy in the U.S. since the 1890s, examined through legal debates, artistic and architectural movements, technological innovations, professional codes, and shifting social norms. Interested in everyday vocabularies of privacy, her focus is on public debates that had privacy at their core, whether over “instantaneous photographs,” Social Security numbers, suburban home design, reproductive rights, or social media. sarah.igo@vanderbilt.edu

Laverne Jacobs is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Windsor, Canada. She completed her law degrees and an undergraduate degree at McGill University, and her PhD at York University. Professor Jacobs is at Berkeley in 2014 as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, and as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair Canadian Studies. She is an administrative law and disability rights scholar. Her research interests include the independence and impartiality of administrative actors; human rights law; disability rights; access to information and privacy; comparative administrative law; and qualitative empirical research methodology. Dr. Jacobs’ research has used ethnography to explore meanings of the concept of tribunal independence within Canadian access to information and privacy commissions, and has examined, through qualitative data analysis, the effectiveness of ombuds oversight for regulating freedom of information. Dr. Jacobs recently co-edited a collection on comparative administrative process, which brings together global perspectives on polyjuralism in the administrative state (The Nature of Inquisitorial Processes in Administrative Regimes: Global Perspectives (Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2013); see also, L. Jacobs, “Evaluating Ombuds Oversight in the Canadian Access to Information Context: A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry” ) . At the Center, she will be working on a new multiyear research project that focuses on the efficacy of agency regulation-making processes when they are used to create regulations that affect persons with disabilities. She has a particular interest in the ability of persons with disabilities to have a voice in the regulatory process. ljacobs@uwindsor.ca

Yuan Qiao is currently a doctoral candidate in Peking University (PKU) Law School in China, specializing in both criminal law and international financial law. Prior to her studies in PKU, she received two Master of Law Degrees-a Banking and Financial Services Law Master Degree from the University of Melbourne, and a Chinese Criminal Law Master Degree. Yuan has participated in several research projects supported by the National Social Science Association. In a recently completed project, named ‘Study on Theory of Criminal Law”, she was responsible for examining and analysing the American and British criminal law theories. Further, she has gained deep understanding of banking and financial law not only from study, but also from her previous work experiences. As an assistant attorney, she has provided high quality legal services to key clients, such as the Bank of East Asia (China) and the Bank of China (Linfen Branch, Shanxi). Her current research interests include law of financial crimes, white-collar crimes, economic criminal law, crimes committed against banks and their control and prevention. yuan.qiao@ymail.com

Ashley Rubin is Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. She received her Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from U.C. Berkeley in 2013 and is excited to return. Her research examines punishment through historical and sociological perspectives, relying on qualitative and quantitative data. Her current focus uses organizational theory to better understand penal trends and the administration of punishment on the ground. At the Center, she will continue her research exploring the nineteenth-century diffusion of prison models and reactions to a non-conforming or “deviant” prison. She has on-going quantitative projects that examine penal trends in eighteenth-century British criminal justice and sentencing disparities among nineteenth-century Pennsylvania prisoners, and qualitative projects exploring the theoretical considerations surrounding prisoner resistance. arubin@fsu.edu

Sarah Shourd is an author, prisoner rights advocate and Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch—currently based in Oakland, California. Sarah was held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010. She was captured, along with her two companions, while hiking near the unmarked Iran/Iraq border in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan while on a weeklong trip from her home in Damascus, Syria, where Sarah taught refugees for the Iraqi Student Project. Sarah was held incommunicado in solitary confinement for 410 days; then suddenly released without ever being tried or charged. Sarah then joined the Free the Hikers campaign to advocate for the release of Josh and Shane, which came to pass a year later. She now writes, speaks and advocates against the use of prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Sarah’s written for The New York Times, CNN, SF Chronicle, Newsweek’s Daily Beast and has a blog on Huffington Post. Her memoir A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran—co-authored by Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal—will be published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt in March 2014. Visit Sarah’s webpage at http://www.sarahshourd.com/ email: sarah@sarahshourd.com

Kathleen (Kate) Sullivan is an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at California State University Los Angeles. Her work is situated within the legal and political anthropology tradition, and focuses on environmental politics, governance practices, spatial planning, and regulatory regimes in marine and coastal environments. She conducts archival and ethnographic field research in Chile, British Columbia, Canada, and California, U.S.A., where new forms of ocean planning and management have emerged in recent decades. While at the Center, she will be conducting research for her book, which critically explores the concrete ways in which human relationships with marine environments are being reconfigured through a constellation of instrumental logics driven by law and marine science practices in growing efforts to address the problems of balancing development and conservation in the Pacific Ocean. Her recent publications include Reorganizing Indigenous-State Relations in Chile: Programa Origenes and Participatory Governance in Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Vol. 55:101-129 (2011), and (Re)Landscaping Sovereignty in British Columbia, Canada in PoLAR, Political and Legal Anthropology Review 29(1):44-65 (2006), as well as the co-edited symposium (with Sandra Brunnegger) Negotiating Rights between Indigenous Peoples and States in Latin America in Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Vol. 55 (2011). Dr. Sullivan received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2004. ksulliv4@calstatela.edu 

Lars Tummers is an Assistant Professor of Public Management and Public Policy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2013, he was awarded the ‘Best Researcher Award’ (Erasmus University Rotterdam). In his PhD (which he received with honors/cum laude), he developed a new model of ‘policy alienation’ to examine the problems of professionals with implementing policies set by government. The dissertation laid the foundations of his book “Policy Alienation and the Power of Professionals” (Edward Elgar, 2013). His research continues to focus on public management and public policy issues, specializing in public leadership, public innovation and policy implementation. He has published about these topics in leading public administration journals, such as Public Administration, Public Administration Review and Public Management Review. Together with Prof. Bekkers, he coordinates a research consortium of 12 universities in 11 European countries on innovation in the public sector (sponsored by the European Commission). He received a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission together with Michael Musheno and others. The project analyses how civil servants cope with stress during public service delivery. He combines the literatures of psychology and public administration, developing a new research line on the ‘psychology of public administration’. As part of this Marie Curie Fellowship, he will be a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley for the full academic year 2013-2014. Tummers@fsw.eur.nl

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LAW AND SOCIETY
VISITING SCHOLARS – Spring 2014

Deborah A. Boehm is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies/Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno. During 2013-2014, she is on research leave as an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. She is the author of Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality among Transnational Mexicans (New York University Press, 2012) and co-editor of Everyday Ruptures: Children, Youth, and Migration in Global Perspective (Vanderbilt University Press, 2011). She has served as guest editor for International Migration and Latin American Perspectives and has published in Anthropological Quarterly, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Refugee Survey Quarterly, and Urban Anthropology, among other journals. She has conducted more than a decade of binational ethnographic research with transnational Mexicans, including a year in Mexico as a Fulbright-García Robles Scholar at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas. Her current research projects explore deportation and return migration, cross-border families with mixed U.S. immigration statuses, and citizenship among transnational children and youth. During her residency at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, she is working on a book manuscript, “Return(ed): Going and Coming in an Age of Deportation.” dboehm@unr.edu

Jay Borchert is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and a Population Studies Center Trainee at the Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research, at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Recently awarded the Eva L. Mueller New Directions In Economics and Demography Fund Grant to facilitate his research, Jay’s dissertation focuses on the philosophies that guide the practice of Corrections in the United States to include how and why these knowledge frameworks may reshape and refine inequality for prisoners, those working in corrections, and communities. Over the last 4 years Jay has worked with professors David Harding and Jeffrey Morenoff, as part of the Michigan Study of Life after Prison research team, to examine the neighborhood context of prisoner reentry. In his current work,Jay is conducting interviews with high-ranking correctional officials nationwide. The goal of the project is to determine the effects of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, and its Standards or Final Rule of 2012, upon correctional orthodoxy and praxis, institutional culture, prisoners and correctional staff. Jay is broadly interested in law and social change, citizenship, human rights and macro-level inequality with a sharp focus on prisons and prisoners as objects of legal and social negotiation and conflict. borjay@umich.edu

Peter Burdon is a Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School and deputy chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Ethics Specialist Group. Peter holds a BA (History/Philosophy), LLB (hons) and a PhD from the University of Adelaide. His PhD won the Bonython Prize & the University Research Medal for best original thesis. It will be published as part of the Routledge ‘Law, Justice and Ecology’ series. Since 2005 Peter has worked with the environment NGO Friends of the Earth. In this role he has engaged in community advocacy, developed submissions in response to mining projects in South Australia, acted as media spokesperson, organized working trips to aboriginal communities in northern South Australia and organized significant public conferences. Peter was a founding member of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature and he currently sits on the management committee of the Australian Earth Law Alliance. From 2007-2011 Peter sat on the executive committee of the Conservation Council South Australia and from 2011-2013 he sat on the management committee of the Environmental Defenders Office (SA). Peter’s current research examines the root causes of the current environmental crisis and considers methods for catalysing significant legal and cultural change toward a viable human presence on the Earth. His research uses interdisciplinary materials from political economy, political science, sociology and prefigurative political activism. Peter is also conducting a comparative analysis of the privatization of legal education in Australia and the United States, with a specific focus on academic empowerment and resistance. peter.d.burdon@adelaide.edu.au

Pedro H. Butelli is a researcher at FGV Sao Paolo Law School. He is a graduate at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where he studied Industrial Engineering, and holds an MA in Economics at EPGE – Fundação Getúlio Vargas, where he is a PhD candidate. His MA dissertation was focused on the empirical measurement of the impacts of the UPPs – Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora (Pacifying Police Units) on academic performance of children in the public schools of Rio de Janeiro. This law enforcement/social services policy, which focuses on reclaiming territories which once were dominated by gangs of drug dealers, has the potential of creating significant changes for the share of Rio’s population which live in the favelas. The next step in his research, which will be developed during his stay at CSLS, is the impact evaluation of the UPPs on violence by measuring changes in the temporal and spatial distributions of different types of crimes in Rio de Janeiro. He is also interested in establishing causality and measuring the impacts of legal change and social policies in general, such as evaluating the impact on marriage and separation rates of new divorce laws in Brazil. pedrobutelli@gmail.com

Marinos Diamantides is a Reader in Law and director of LL.M. Constitutional Law, Theory and Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. His research includes earlier, award-winning, work on the significance for jurisprudence of the ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, and, currently, investigations into the relationship of religion to public law in monotheistic societies. Recent books include Law, Levinas Politics (Routledge/Cavendish, 2009, second edition) and Law, Islam and Identity (Routledge/Cavendish, 2011, with Adam Gearey). He is currently working on a book on secularization and law and another on religion, crisis and public law in Greece, Israel and Turkey. While on sabbatical leave during 2013-14, he will be visiting the Cardozo School of Law and the Faculty of Law at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in addition to the Center for the Study of Law and Society. m.diamantides@bbk.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Christopher Elmendorf is Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. A graduate of the Yale Law School and former clerk to Judge Guido Calabresi, Professor Elmendorf writes primarily in the fields of election law and statutory interpretation. In recent and forthcoming papers, he examines the consequences of election law for political party branding and the performance of low-information electorates; the propriety of categorizing “the electorate” as a state actor under the U.S. Constitution and what this implies for judicial interpretation of the Voting Rights Act; the geography of racial discrimination by voters; and the administration of direct democracy. While at Berkeley, Elmendorf will be working on projects that adapt new statistical techniques and experimental methods from political science to answer longstanding questions under the Voting Rights Act. His work has been published in theYale Law Journal, the New York University Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the California Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Cornell Law Review, and the Election Law Journal, among other leading journals. cselmendorf@ucdavis.edu

Masahiro Fujita is associate professor of social psychology at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan. He received his LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Tokyo, an M.A. in Human System Science from Hokkaido University, and a Ph.D. in the Basic Science of Law at the University of Tokyo. Working in the interdisciplinary field of law and psychology, he is interested in human behavior within the legal system, and has been engaged in studies of civic participation in the legal system, conducting experiments on group decision making and social surveys on public attitudes towards the legal system. Currently research projects include studying the impact of the introduction of civic participation on public trust and attitudes towards the legitimacy of the legal system, people’s sense of justice, and verifying the validity and reliability of legal knowledge.. m.fujita.cf6@gmail.com

Yumiko Fujita is an attorney at law, specializing in divorce and domestic violence in Japan. She graduated from International Christian University in Tokyo and received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in 2000. Since passing the Japanese Bar Examination in 2004, she has practiced law since 2006. A common issue in her divorce cases has been whether the parent who is not awarded child custody should be permitted to contact the child after the divorce. The effects of contacting on the child are in controversy in Japan, but there is little evidence or data on the effects of those contacts. At the Center, she will study the factors considered in California courts to determine parental contact after a divorce, through interviews with lawyers and judges. yfujita@lawyers.jp

 

Mari Hirayama is excited to return to the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she was a visiting student researcher nine years ago. She is now Associate Professor of Criminal Procedure & Criminology at Hakuoh University Department of Law (Japan). She received her Master of Laws from Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Law. As a Fulbright Scholar from 2002-2004, she received an LL.M. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003, and then was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. Professor Hirayama’s specialization is in Criminal Procedure & Criminology. She has conducted research on the impact of victims’ rights and viewpoints on criminal procedure, and on criminal justice policy for sex crimes. Recently, she has also focused on the Saiban-in system (the lay judge system in Japan). At the Center, once again the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, she will conduct a comparative study of criminal justice policy for sex crimes in the US and Japan. Her recent publications (in Japanese) include: Criminal Procedure Class (Horitsu- Bunka Publication, forthcoming March 2013), Introduction to Criminal Procedure (Yachiyo Publication 2011), and Direction of Criminology: Challenge of Legal Criminology, 2nd Edition (Horitsu Bunka Press 2007). ma07@fc.hakuoh.ac.jp

Barbora Hola works as Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, VU University Amsterdam. She is a fellow at the Center for International Criminal Justice and a member of the steering committee of the Africa-Low Countries Network. In her research Barbora focuses on issues of transitional justice, in particular (international) criminal trials, sentencing of international crimes and enforcement of international sentences. In 2013, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) awarded Barbora the prestigious Veni grant for a project on vertical (in)consistency of international sentencing. Barbora received her Law degree (JUDr, summa cum laude) at the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. In 2007 she received her LL.M degree in International and European Law at the University of Amsterdam. In 2012, Barbora obtained her PhD in supranational criminology from the VU University Amsterdam where she defended a dissertation on consistency of sentencing of international crimes by international tribunals. At the Center, Barbora will be working on an article analyzing consistency of sentencing of international crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and domestic courts in the countries of the Former Yugoslavia. b.hola@vu.nl

Sarah E. Igo is Associate Professor of History, with affiliate appointments in Political Science and Sociology, at Vanderbilt University. She received her Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 2001 and was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2008. Her primary research interests are in American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge, and the history of the public sphere. She is the author of The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public (2007), which explores the relationship between survey data—opinion polls, sex surveys, consumer research—and modern understandings of self and nation. Professor Igo is at the CSLS on a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which she is using to pursue training in sociolegal studies and jurisprudence. At the Center she will be working on a cultural history of privacy in the U.S. since the 1890s, examined through legal debates, artistic and architectural movements, technological innovations, professional codes, and shifting social norms. Interested in everyday vocabularies of privacy, her focus is on public debates that had privacy at their core, whether over “instantaneous photographs,” Social Security numbers, suburban home design, reproductive rights, or social media. sarah.igo@vanderbilt.edu

Laverne Jacobs is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Windsor, Canada. She completed her law degrees and an undergraduate degree at McGill University, and her PhD at York University. Professor Jacobs is at Berkeley in 2014 as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, and as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair Canadian Studies. She is an administrative law and disability rights scholar. Her research interests include the independence and impartiality of administrative actors; human rights law; disability rights; access to information and privacy; comparative administrative law; and qualitative empirical research methodology. Dr. Jacobs’ research has used ethnography to explore meanings of the concept of tribunal independence within Canadian access to information and privacy commissions, and has examined, through qualitative data analysis, the effectiveness of ombuds oversight for regulating freedom of information. Dr. Jacobs recently co-edited a collection on comparative administrative process, which brings together global perspectives on polyjuralism in the administrative state ( The Nature of Inquisitorial Processes in Administrative Regimes: Global Perspectives (Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2013); see also, L. Jacobs, “Evaluating Ombuds Oversight in the Canadian Access to Information Context: A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry” ) . At the Center, she will be working on a new multiyear research project that focuses on the efficacy of agency regulation-making processes when they are used to create regulations that affect persons with disabilities. She has a particular interest in the ability of persons with disabilities to have a voice in the regulatory process. ljacobs@uwindsor.ca

Genevieve Fuji Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. She studies and teaches democratic theory, feminist social and political thought, social and political theories related to sexuality and gender, ancient Greek political thought, and a range of current public policy issues. She is author of Deliberative Democracy for the Future: The Case of Nuclear Waste Management in Canada (2008), which has been translated into Japanese, and has co-edited three volumes: Race, Racialization and Anti-Racism in Canada and Beyond (2007), Nuclear Waste Management in Canada: Critical Issues, Critical Perspective s (2009), and Political Responsibility Refocused: Thinking Justice after Iris Marion Young (2013). She has recently completed a book-length manuscript on the paradoxes of deliberative democratic processes in areas of public policy including social housing in Toronto, energy options in Nova Scotia, official languages in Nunavut, and nuclear waste management in Canada. She is starting new research into the implementation of policies regulating prostitution in jurisdictions in Canada and the US. She is also a new member of a research team based at Penn State University focusing on the Oregon Citizens Initiative Review process. Dr. Johnson is an Associate Faculty Member of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, and a Dialogue Associate and member of the Steering Committee of the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors (2009-2011) and Executive (2010-2011) of the Canadian Political Science Association. gfjohnso@sfu.ca

Zakiya Luna is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow hosted by the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law. She is also affiliated with the Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology and the Center for the Study of Law and Society. She earned a joint PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies from University of Michigan (2011), where she also earned her Masters of Social Work (2009). Her research was has been funded by multiple sources including the National Science Foundation. She has published in Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change; Sociological Inquiry; Feminist Studies; Societies without Borders: Social Science and Human Rights and is lead author of a forthcoming article on Reproductive Rights and Justice in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science (with Kristin Luker, 2013). In 2011-2 she was the Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar in Human Rights Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the reproductive justice movement entitled Reproductive Justice for All: Identity Politics, Human Rights, and the (Un) Making of a Movement. Starting in Fall 2014, she will be an Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. zluna@law.berkeley.edu

Yuan Qiao is currently a doctoral candidate in Peking University (PKU) Law School in China, specializing in both criminal law and international financial law. Prior to her studies in PKU, she received two Master of Law Degrees-a Banking and Financial Services Law Master Degree from the University of Melbourne, and a Chinese Criminal Law Master Degree. Yuan has participated in several research projects supported by the National Social Science Association. In a recently completed project, named ‘Study on Theory of Criminal Law”, she was responsible for examining and analysing the American and British criminal law theories. Further, she has gained deep understanding of banking and financial law not only from study, but also from her previous work experiences. As an assistant attorney, she has provided high quality legal services to key clients, such as the Bank of East Asia (China) and the Bank of China (Linfen Branch, Shanxi). Her current research interests include law of financial crimes, white-collar crimes, economic criminal law, crimes committed against banks and their control and prevention. yuan.qiao@ymail.com

Brad R. Roth is a Professor of Political Science and Law at Wayne State University, where he teaches courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels in international law, human rights, political theory, and legal studies. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court and then as a practicing lawyer before earning an LL.M. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law (Oxford University Press, 1999), winner of the 1999 Certificate of Merit from the American Society of International Law as “best work in a specialized area,” and of Sovereign Equality and Moral Disagreement (Oxford University Press, 2011), as well as an array of journal articles and book chapters dealing with questions of sovereignty, constitutionalism, human rights, and democracy. He is co-editor, with Gregory H. Fox, of Democratic Governance and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and, with Paul Dubinsky and Gregory Fox, of a forthcoming volume (contracted to Cambridge University Press) on the status of treaties in United States law. His current major project addresses tensions between international criminal justice and state sovereignty. brad.roth@wayne.edu

Sarah Shourd is an author, prisoner rights advocate and Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch—currently based in Oakland, California. Sarah was held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010. She was captured, along with her two companions, while hiking near the unmarked Iran/Iraq border in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan while on a weeklong trip from her home in Damascus, Syria, where Sarah taught refugees for the Iraqi Student Project. Sarah was held incommunicado in solitary confinement for 410 days; then suddenly released without ever being tried or charged. Sarah then joined the Free the Hikers campaign to advocate for the release of Josh and Shane, which came to pass a year later. She now writes, speaks and advocates against the use of prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Sarah’s written for The New York Times, CNN, SF Chronicle, Newsweek’s Daily Beast and has a blog on Huffington Post. Her memoir A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran—co-authored by Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal—will be published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt in March 2014. Visit Sarah’s webpage at http://www.sarahshourd.com/ email: sarah@sarahshourd.com

Kathleen (Kate) Sullivan is an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at California State University Los Angeles. Her work is situated within the legal and political anthropology tradition, and focuses on environmental politics, governance practices, spatial planning, and regulatory regimes in marine and coastal environments. She conducts archival and ethnographic field research in Chile, British Columbia, Canada, and California, U.S.A., where new forms of ocean planning and management have emerged in recent decades. While at the Center, she will be conducting research for her book, which critically explores the concrete ways in which human relationships with marine environments are being reconfigured through a constellation of instrumental logics driven by law and marine science practices in growing efforts to address the problems of balancing development and conservation in the Pacific Ocean. Her recent publications include “Reorganizing Indigenous-State Relations in Chile: Programa Origenes and Participatory Governance” in Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Vol. 55:101-129 (2011), and “(Re)Landscaping Sovereignty in British Columbia, Canada” in PoLAR, Political and Legal Anthropology Review 29(1):44-65 (2006), as well as the co-edited symposium (with Sandra Brunnegger) Negotiating Rights between Indigenous Peoples and States in Latin America in Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Vol. 55 (2011). Dr. Sullivan received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2004. ksulliv4@calstatela.edu

Lars Tummers is an Assistant Professor of Public Management and Public Policy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2013, he was awarded the ‘Best Researcher Award’ (Erasmus University Rotterdam). In his PhD (which he received with honors/cum laude), he developed a new model of ‘policy alienation’ to examine the problems of professionals with implementing policies set by government. The dissertation laid the foundations of his book ” Policy Alienation and the Power of Professionals” (Edward Elgar, 2013). His research continues to focus on public management and public policy issues, specializing in public leadership, public innovation and policy implementation. He has published about these topics in leading public administration journals, such as Public Administration, Public Administration Review and Public Management Review. Together with Prof. Bekkers, he coordinates a research consortium of 12 universities in 11 European countries on innovation in the public sector (sponsored by the European Commission). He received a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission together with Michael Musheno and others. The project analyses how civil servants cope with stress during public service delivery. He combines the literatures of psychology and public administration, developing a new research line on the ‘psychology of public administration’. As part of this Marie Curie Fellowship, he will be a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley for the full academic year 2013-2014. Tummers@fsw.eur.nl

Marion Vannier is currently reading for a D.Phil at the University of Oxford within the Center for Criminology, Faculty of Law. Her research project, supervised by Professors Mary Bosworth and Carolyn Hoyle, focuses on life without parole (LWOP) as the alternative to the death penalty in California. From January 2014, Marion will serve as the editorial assistant for Theoretical Criminology. Marion completed a joint LLB (King’s College London) and French Maîtrise de droit (Université Paris I Panthéon – La Sorbonne) (with honors), a Research Masters in international private law (Université Paris II Panthéon – Assas) (with honors), an LLM in international legal studies at Georgetown University Law Center (with honors, dean’s list), and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford (with distinction). A member of the New York and Paris bars, Marion worked for four years at Linklaters LLP and White & Case LLP on various areas of international law. She then worked as legal officer on a defense team before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Upon her return in France, Marion was hired as a refugee judge (Juge assesseur) for the UNHCR within the French Asylum appeals court. Marion decided to build on these international legal experiences to redirect her career towards academia, leading her to start a D.Phil in criminology at Oxford. Marion.vannier@crim.ox.ac.uk

Rose Cuison Villazor is Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches and writes in the areas of property law, immigration law, race, and citizenship. Her articles have been published in the New York University Law Review, Washington University Law Review, andCalifornia Law Review, among other leading law journals. She is co-editor of Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage, published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. Prof. Villazor received the 2011 Derrick A. Bell Award given by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Minority Section. She obtained an LL.M from Columbia Law School in 2006 and a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in 2000. She clerked for Associate Judge Stephen H. Glickman on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (2001-2004), and served as a Human Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School (2004-2006). While at the Center (Summer 2013 & Spring 2014) she will be researching the ways in which the federal government, through the US military, prohibited African American soldiers from marrying white European women during and a few years after World War II. Through this exploration, she aims to show that the federal government has played a significant role in regulating and restricting interracial marriages. In so doing, her research challenges the conventional view that the regulation and restriction of marriages and family formation has rested only with the state governments. rcvillazor@ucdavis.edu

 

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LAW AND SOCIETY
VISITING SCHOLARS – FALL 2013

Jay Borchert is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and a Population Studies Center Trainee at the Population Studies Center of the Institute for Social Research, at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Recently awarded the Eva L. Mueller New Directions In Economics and Demography Fund Grant to facilitate his research, Jay’s dissertation focuses on the philosophies that guide the practice of Corrections in the United States to include how and why these knowledge frameworks may reshape and refine inequality for prisoners, those working in corrections, and communities. Over the last 4 years Jay has worked with professors David Harding and Jeffrey Morenoff, as part of the Michigan Study of Life after Prison research team, to examine the neighborhood context of prisoner reentry. In his current work,Jay is conducting interviews with high-ranking correctional officials nationwide. The goal of the project is to determine the effects of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, and its Standards or Final Rule of 2012, upon correctional orthodoxy and praxis, institutional culture, prisoners and correctional staff. Jay is broadly interested in law and social change, citizenship, human rights and macro-level inequality with a sharp focus on prisons and prisoners as objects of legal and social negotiation and conflict. borjay@umich.edu

Pedro H. Butelli is a researcher at FGV Law School. He is a graduate at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where he studied Industrial Engineering, and holds an MA in Economics at EPGE – Fundação Getúlio Vargas, where he is a PhD candidate. His MA dissertation was focused on the empirical measurement of the impacts of the UPPs – Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora (Pacifying Police Units) on academic performance of children in the public schools of Rio de Janeiro. This law enforcement/social services policy, which focuses on reclaiming territories which once were dominated by gangs of drug dealers, has the potential of creating significant changes for the share of Rio’s population which live in the favelas. The next step in his research, which will be developed during his stay at CSLS, is the impact evaluation of the UPPs on violence by measuring changes in the temporal and spatial distributions of different types of crimes in Rio de Janeiro. He is also interested in establishing causality and measuring the impacts of legal change and social policies in general, such as evaluating the impact on marriage and separation rates of new divorce laws in Brazil. pedrobutelli@gmail.com

Ana Carolina da Matta Chasin is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department of the University of São Paulo (USP) working on a study of the arbitration system in Brazil. The project intends to discuss the way by which this private remedy system is leading to the restructuring of the Brazilian law field. She holds a Law degree from Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), a Social Sciences degree and a Master in Sociology (both at USP). Her Master thesis was focused on small claims courts in Brazil. She works with sociology of law, focusing on two major topics: alternative dispute resolution and land rights and quilombolas communities (rural black communities formed by descendants of slaves). She also has just finished the Portuguese translation of the paper “Why the “haves” come out ahead: speculations on the limits of legal change” (author Marc Galanter), which will be published at the beginning of 2013. acchasin@usp.br

Francisco Carvalho de Brito Cruz is a master’s degree candidate in Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law and the coordinator of the Internet, Law & Society Nucleus at the University of Sao Paulo Law School. He is a member of Brazil’s Empirical Legal Research Network (REED) and winner of the “Brazil’s Internet Framework Bill & Development Award” (sponsored by Fundacao Getulio Vargas Law School and Google). His research project is a case study about the Brazilian experience to elaborate a draft bill on Internet regulation and user’s rights entirely through an online social media platform. He is also concerned about privacy and freedom of expression in the digital age and Internet governance. fbritocruz@gmail.com.

Meera E. Deo is Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Visiting Professor (Spring 2014) at UCLA School of Law. Dr. Deo is nationally renowned for her interdisciplinary empirical research on institutional diversity, including studies of law student and law faculty diversity. Her J.D. is from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a named Intervening-Defendant and a member of the legal team defending affirmative action in Grutter v. Bollinger. While earning her Ph.D. in Sociology at UCLA, she was awarded the UCLA Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year, the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Dr. Deo’s scholarship has been cited in numerous amicus briefs filed before the U.S. Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. In 2012, she was appointed to the California Commission on Access to Justice. Her teaching interests include Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Evidence, and Law & Society. While at Berkeley, Dr. Deo will continue data collection, coding, and analysis for the landmark empirical study, Diversity in Legal Academia, which focuses on unique challenges and opportunities facing faculty from underrepresented groups and seeks to increase recruitment rates and improve the experiences of women of color in legal academia. mdeo@law.berkeley.edu

Chris Elmendorf is Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. A graduate of the Yale Law School and former clerk to Judge Guido Calabresi, Professor Elmendorf writes primarily in the fields of election law and statutory interpretation. In recent and forthcoming papers, he examines the consequences of election law for political party branding and the performance of low-information electorates; the propriety of categorizing “the electorate” as a state actor under the U.S. Constitution and what this implies for judicial interpretation of the Voting Rights Act; the geography of racial discrimination by voters; and the administration of direct democracy. While at Berkeley, Elmendorf will be working on projects that adapt new statistical techniques and experimental methods from political science to answer longstanding questions under the Voting Rights Act. His work has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the New York University Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the California Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Cornell Law Review, and the Election Law Journal, among other leading journals. cselmendorf@ucdavis.edu.

Masahiro Fujita is associate professor of social psychology at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan. Working in the interdisciplinary field of law and psychology for the past 15 years, he has been engaged mainly in jury studies in Japan. While at CSLS, he will study the current state of jury research with respect to personality and decision-making in the United States, along with research methods for those studies, and hopes to conduct a survey addressing the relationship between personality traits of potential jurors and their judicial decision-making. m.fujita.cf6@gmail.com

Yumiko Fujita is an associate lawyer at Veritas Law Office, located in Itami City, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. She will study the factors considered in California courts to determine parental contact after a divorce, through interviews with lawyers and judges. yfujita@lawyers.jp

Mari Hirayama is excited to return to the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she was a visiting student researcher nine years ago. She is now Associate Professor of Criminal Procedure & Criminology at Hakuoh University Department of Law (Japan). She received her Master of Laws from Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Law. As a Fulbright Scholar from 2002-2004, she received an LL.M. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003, and then was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. Professor Hirayama’s specialization is in Criminal Procedure & Criminology. She has conducted research on the impact of victims’ rights and viewpoints on criminal procedure, and on criminal justice policy for sex crimes. Recently, she has also focused on the Saiban-in system (the lay judge system in Japan). At the Center, once again the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, she will conduct a comparative study of criminal justice policy for sex crimes in the US and Japan. Her recent publications (in Japanese) include: Criminal Procedure Class (Horitsu- Bunka Publication, forthcoming March 2013), Introduction to Criminal Procedure (Yachiyo Publication 2011), and Direction of Criminology: Challenge of Legal Criminology, 2nd Edition (Horitsu Bunka Press 2007). ma07@fc.hakuoh.ac.jp

Sarah E. Igo is Associate Professor of History, with affiliate appointments in Political Science and Sociology, at Vanderbilt University. She received her Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 2001 and was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2008. Her primary research interests are in American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge, and the history of the public sphere. She is the author of The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public (2007), which explores the relationship between survey data—opinion polls, sex surveys, consumer research—and modern understandings of self and nation. Professor Igo is at the CSLS on a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which she is using to pursue training in sociolegal studies and jurisprudence. At the Center she will be working on a cultural history of privacy in the U.S. since the 1890s, examined through legal debates, artistic and architectural movements, technological innovations, professional codes, and shifting social norms. Interested in everyday vocabularies of privacy, her focus is on public debates that had privacy at their core, whether over “instantaneous photographs,” Social Security numbers, suburban home design, reproductive rights, or social media. sarah.igo@vanderbilt.edu

Genevieve Fuji Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. She studies and teaches democratic theory, feminist social and political thought, social and political theories related to sexuality and gender, ancient Greek political thought, and a range of current public policy issues. She is author of Deliberative Democracy for the Future: The Case of Nuclear Waste Management in Canada (2008), which has been translated into Japanese, and has co-edited three volumes: Race, Racialization and Anti-Racism in Canada and Beyond (2007), Nuclear Waste Management in Canada: Critical Issues, Critical Perspectives (2009), and Political Responsibility Refocused: Thinking Justice after Iris Marion Young (2013). She has recently completed a book-length manuscript on the paradoxes of deliberative democratic processes in areas of public policy including social housing in Toronto, energy options in Nova Scotia, official languages in Nunavut, and nuclear waste management in Canada. She is starting new research into the implementation of policies regulating prostitution in jurisdictions in Canada and the US. She is also a new member of a research team based at Penn State University focusing on the Oregon Citizens Initiative Review process. Dr. Johnson is an Associate Faculty Member of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, and a Dialogue Associate and member of the Steering Committee of the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors (2009-2011) and Executive (2010-2011) of the Canadian Political Science Association. gfjohnso@sfu.ca

Felicia Kornbluh is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of Vermont. She is the author of the monograph The Battle over Welfare Rights (University of Pennsylvania, 2007) and numerous articles in academic and non-academic journals on the subjects of poverty, social welfare, activism, disability, LGBT history, and women’s rights. Kornbluh has held fellowships from the American Bar Foundation, N.Y.U. Law School, the American Historical Association, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation (in Women’s Studies). Before training as an historian, she had a long career as an advocate for women and children, and as a freelance writer.

Zakiya Luna is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow hosted by the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law. She is also affiliated with the Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology and the Center for the Study of Law and Society. She earned a joint PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies from University of Michigan (2011), where she also earned her Masters of Social Work (2009). Her research was has been funded by multiple sources including the National Science Foundation. She has published in Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change; Sociological Inquiry; Feminist Studies; Societies without Borders: Social Science and Human Rights and is lead author of a forthcoming article on Reproductive Rights and Justice in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science (with Kristin Luker, 2013). In 2011-2 she was the Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar in Human Rights Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the reproductive justice movement entitled Reproductive Justice for All: Identity Politics, Human Rights, and the (Un) Making of a Movement. Starting in Fall 2014, she will be an Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara. zluna@law.berkeley.edu

Yuan Qiao is currently a doctoral candidate in Peking University (PKU) Law School in China, specializing in both criminal law and international financial law. Prior to her studies in PKU, she received two Master of Law Degrees-a Banking and Financial Services Law Master Degree from the University of Melbourne, and a Chinese Criminal Law Master Degree. Yuan has participated in several research projects supported by the National Social Science Association. In a recently completed project, named ‘Study on Theory of Criminal Law”, she was responsible for examining and analysing the American and British criminal law theories. Further, she has gained deep understanding of banking and financial law not only from study, but also from her previous work experiences. As an assistant attorney, she has provided high quality legal services to key clients, such as the Bank of East Asia (China) and the Bank of China (Linfen Branch, Shanxi). Her current research interests include law of financial crimes, white-collar crimes, economic criminal law, crimes committed against banks and their control and prevention. yuan.qiao@ymail.com

 

 

 

 

Sarah Shourd is an author, prisoner rights advocate and Contributing Editor at Solitary Watch—currently based in Oakland, California. Sarah was held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010. She was captured, along with her two companions, while hiking near the unmarked Iran/Iraq border in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan while on a weeklong trip from her home in Damascus, Syria, where Sarah taught refugees for the Iraqi Student Project. Sarah was held incommunicado in solitary confinement for 410 days; then suddenly released without ever being tried or charged. Sarah then joined the Free the Hikers campaign to advocate for the release of Josh and Shane, which came to pass a year later. She now writes, speaks and advocates against the use of prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Sarah’s written for The New York Times, CNN, SF Chronicle, Newsweek’s Daily Beast and has a blog on Huffington Post. Her memoir A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran—co-authored by Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal—will be published by Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt in March 2014. Visit Sarah’s webpage at http://www.sarahshourd.com/ email: sarah@sarahshourd.com

Kathleen (Kate) Sullivan is an Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department at California State University Los Angeles. Her work is situated within the legal and political anthropology tradition, and focuses on environmental politics, governance practices, spatial planning, and regulatory regimes in marine and coastal environments. She conducts archival and ethnographic field research in Chile, British Columbia, Canada, and California, U.S.A., where new forms of ocean planning and management have emerged in recent decades. While at the Center, she will be conducting research for her book, which critically explores the concrete ways in which human relationships with marine environments are being reconfigured through a constellation of instrumental logics driven by law and marine science practices in growing efforts to address the problems of balancing development and conservation in the Pacific Ocean. Her recent publications include Reorganizing Indigenous-State Relations in Chile: Programa Origenes and Participatory Governance in Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Vol. 55:101-129 (2011), and (Re)Landscaping Sovereignty in British Columbia, Canada in PoLAR, Political and Legal Anthropology Review 29(1):44-65 (2006), as well as the co-edited symposium (with Sandra Brunnegger) Negotiating Rights between Indigenous Peoples and States in Latin America in Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Vol. 55 (2011). Dr. Sullivan received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2004. ksulliv4@calstatela.edu

Lars Tummers is an Assistant Professor of Public Management and Public Policy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2013, he was awarded the ‘Best Researcher Award’ (Erasmus University Rotterdam). In his PhD (which he received with honors/cum laude), he developed a new model of ‘policy alienation’ to examine the problems of professionals with implementing policies set by government. The dissertation laid the foundations of his book “Policy Alienation and the Power of Professionals” (Edward Elgar, 2013). His research continues to focus on public management and public policy issues, specializing in public leadership, public innovation and policy implementation. He has published about these topics in leading public administration journals, such as Public Administration, Public Administration Review and Public Management Review. Together with Prof. Bekkers, he coordinates a research consortium of 12 universities in 11 European countries on innovation in the public sector (sponsored by the European Commission). He received a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission together with Michael Musheno and others. The project analyses how civil servants cope with stress during public service delivery. He combines the literatures of psychology and public administration, developing a new research line on the ‘psychology of public administration’. As part of this Marie Curie Fellowship, he will be a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley for the full academic year 2013-2014. Tummers@fsw.eur.nl

VISITING SCHOLARS – SUMMER 2013

Shahla Ali is an assistant professor of law and deputy director of the LLM in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Ali is currently working on a 3-year research project funded by the Government of Hong Kong on “New Governance and Post-Disaster Humanitarian Aid” which aims to compare how three models of post-disaster governance (international, domestic and public/private) engage local populations in relief efforts. She is the author of Consumer Financial Dispute Resolution in a Comparative Context (Cambridge U. Press, 2013) and Resolving Disputes in the Asia Pacific Region (Routledge, 2010). Her empirical articles on globalization and access to justice have appeared in the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, and the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal. She has consulted with USAID, IFC/World Bank and the UN Office of Human Resource Management on issues pertaining to peace process negotiation and assessment of community dialogue and is a member of the IBA Drafting Committee on Investor-State Mediation Rules. She received her J.D. and Ph.D in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley; and her B.A. with honors from Stanford University. She is a member of the State Bar of California and a public arbitrator (FINRA, SCIA). She speaks English, Chinese and Farsi. sali@hku.hk

Clare Chambers is University Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge. Her specialism is contemporary analytical political and legal philosophy, particularly feminist and liberal theory, and issues of equality, autonomy, culture, and personal relationships. She is currently working on the normative issues surrounding the state regulation of marriage, in articles such as “The Marriage-Free State” in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (2013), “Political Liberalism, Neutrality and State-Recognised Marriage” (in progress) and “The Limitations of Contract: Regulating Personal Relationships in a Marriage-Free State” (in progress). Clare is the author of two books: Sex, Culture, and Justice: The Limits of Choice (Penn State University Press, 2008), and, with Phil Parvin, Teach Yourself Political Philosophy: A Complete Introduction (Hodder, 2012). She has also published numerous articles on feminist and liberal political and legal philosophy in journals of law, politics, and philosophy, and for publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Polity, Routledge, and Penn State University Press. Before joining Cambridge in 2006 she was on the faculties of the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has been a Visiting Scholar at the CSLS before, in 2009. cec66@cam.ac.uk

Ana Carolina da Matta Chasin is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department of the University of São Paulo (USP) working on a study of the arbitration system in Brazil. The project intends to discuss the way by which this private remedy system is leading to the restructuring of the Brazilian law field. She holds a Law degree from Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), a Social Sciences degree and a Master in Sociology (both at USP). Her Master thesis was focused on small claims courts in Brazil. She works with sociology of law, focusing on two major topics: alternative dispute resolution and land rights and quilombolas communities (rural black communities formed by descendants of slaves). She also has just finished the Portuguese translation of the paper “Why the “haves” come out ahead: speculations on the limits of legal change” (author Marc Galanter), which will be published at the beginning of 2013. acchasin@usp.br

Fusheng Chen is Associate Professor of Law at Harbin Engineering University (China). He finished his Post-doctorate research in legal sociology at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and received both the degree of Master of Law and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Heilongjiang University (China), in 1998 and in 2004. He specializes in sociology of law, intellectual property, and company law. He has finished several research projects, including one of the state-level projects of special funds for fundamental researches in universities. The title of it is: Research on the Legal Issues of the Protection of the Enterprises’ Intellectual Property Rights on Innovation (2010). His publications include some books and papers, such as Rule of Law—Dynamic Balance between Freedom and Order.(Law Press,2006); Fundamentals and Practices of Intellectual Property Law (Heilongjiang People’s Publishing House, 2003); “Research on the Legality of Staff Reduction in Economic Crisis(Academic Exchange, 2010, No.3.); “A Comparative Study of Mode of Law Development in Russia and East Asia Countries—from the Perspective of Different Cultural Modes(Russian Central Asian & East European Studies,2009,No.2.). He plans to work at the Center for the Study of Law and Society on the Comparative Study of Patent Consciousness of Chinese and American Enterprises. cfsycy@126.com

Sharon Cowan is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include: Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Criminal Law; Criminal Justice; Legal Pedagogy; and Asylum and Immigration. Along with Helen Baillot of the Scottish Refugee Council, and Vanessa Munro of the University of Nottingham she recently completed a UK-wide empirical project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation (2009-2012), investigating how women asylum claimaints, whose applications include a claim of rape, are treated by the Asylum and Immigration Appeal Tribunal. Her current project investigates the legal consciousness of transgender people. Recent publications include: Sharon Cowan ‘To Buy or Not to Buy? Vulnerability and the Criminalisation of Commercial BDSM’ (2012) Feminist Legal Studies 20(3) 263-279; Sharon Cowan, Helen Baillot, Vanessa Munro ‘‘Hearing the Right Gaps’: Enabling and Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence within the UK Asylum Process’ (2012) Social & Legal Studies 21(3) 269-296; Sharon Cowan, Suzanne Bouclin, Gillian Calder ‘Playing Games with Law’ in Zenon Bankowski, Paul Maharg, Maks Del Mar (eds) The Arts and the Legal Academy Beyond Text in Legal Education (Ashgate, 2013) p69-86. scowan1@staffmail.ed.ac.uk

Rose Cuison Villazor is Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches and writes in the areas of property law, immigration law, race, and citizenship. Her articles have been published in the New York University Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and California Law Review, among other leading law journals. She is co-editor of Loving v. Virginia in a Post-Racial World: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Marriage, published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. Prof. Villazor received the 2011 Derrick A. Bell Award given by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Minority Section. She obtained an LL.M from Columbia Law School in 2006 and a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law in 2000. She clerked for Associate Judge Stephen H. Glickman on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, received an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work for New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (2001-2004), and served as a Human Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School (2004-2006). While at the Center (Summer 2013 & Spring 2014) she will be researching the ways in which the federal government, through the US military, prohibited African American soldiers from marrying white European women during and a few years after World War II. Through this exploration, she aims to show that the federal government has played a significant role in regulating and restricting interracial marriages. In so doing, her research challenges the conventional view that the regulation and restriction of marriages and family formation has rested only with the state governments. rcvillazor@ucdavis.edu

Chris Elmendorf is Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. A graduate of the Yale Law School and former clerk to Judge Guido Calabresi, Professor Elmendorf writes primarily in the fields of election law and statutory interpretation. In recent and forthcoming papers, he examines the consequences of election law for political party branding and the performance of low-information electorates; the propriety of categorizing “the electorate” as a state actor under the U.S. Constitution and what this implies for judicial interpretation of the Voting Rights Act; the geography of racial discrimination by voters; and the administration of direct democracy. While at Berkeley, Elmendorf will be working on projects that adapt new statistical techniques and experimental methods from political science to answer longstanding questions under the Voting Rights Act. His work has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the New York University Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the California Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Cornell Law Review, and the Election Law Journal, among other leading journals. cselmendorf@ucdavis.edu.

 

 

 

 

Elisabeth Greif is Assistant Professor at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. She earned her doctorate at the University of Linz in 2005. She also teaches courses in feminist legal doctrine at the Rosa Mayreder College (Vienna). She specializes in gender studies and law as well as in legal history and earned the JKU goes Gender post-doctorate fellowship in 2010. Her research focuses on the construction of (sexual) identities in both historical and contemporary law and on the rights of sexual minorities. In her book Doing Trans/Gender. Rechtliche Dimensionen she has analysed the legal aspects of gender reassignment in Austria with a strong focus on human rights. Her recent publications include the co-editing of a multidisciplinary volume on legal gender studies and the editing of a comparative study on sex work. At the Center she will be working on her habilitation treatise in which she analyses law against unnatural fornication between people of the same sex in Austria’s First Republic (1918-1934) focusing on the judicial treatment of male and female unnatural fornication and the construction of sexual identity in this context. elisabeth.greif@jku.at

 

Mari Hirayama is excited to return to the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she was a visiting student researcher nine years ago. She is now Associate Professor of Criminal Procedure & Criminology at Hakuoh University Department of Law (Japan). She received her Master of Laws from Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Law. As a Fulbright Scholar from 2002-2004, she received an LL.M. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003, and then was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. Professor Hirayama’s specialization is in Criminal Procedure & Criminology. She has conducted research on the impact of victims’ rights and viewpoints on criminal procedure, and on criminal justice policy for sex crimes. Recently, she has also focused on the Saiban-in system (the lay judge system in Japan). At the Center, once again the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, she will conduct a comparative study of criminal justice policy for sex crimes in the US and Japan. Her recent publications (in Japanese) include: Criminal Procedure Class (Horitsu- Bunka Publication, forthcoming March 2013), Introduction to Criminal Procedure (Yachiyo Publication 2011), and Direction of Criminology: Challenge of Legal Criminology, 2nd Edition (Horitsu Bunka Press 2007). ma07@fc.hakuoh.ac.jp

Roselyn Hsueh is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University. She received a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 2008 and has served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California and conducted fieldwork in Asia as a Fulbright scholar. Her research focuses on the politics of market reform, regulation, comparative capitalism, globalization, and the relationship between social and economic control in developing countries. Her recent publications include China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization (Cornell University Press/ Cornell Studies in Political Economy, 2011) and “China and India in the Age of Globalization: Sectoral Variation in Postliberalization Reregulation,” Comparative Political Studies 45 (2012): 32-61. She is also affiliated with the Institute of East Asian Studies as Residential Research Faculty. rhsueh@temple.edu

Sarah E. Igo is Associate Professor of History, with affiliate appointments in Political Science and Sociology, at Vanderbilt University. She received her Ph.D. in History from Princeton University in 2001 and was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2008. Her primary research interests are in American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge, and the history of the public sphere. She is the author of The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public (2007), which explores the relationship between survey data—opinion polls, sex surveys, consumer research—and modern understandings of self and nation. Professor Igo is at the CSLS on a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which she is using to pursue training in sociolegal studies and jurisprudence. At the Center she will be working on a cultural history of privacy in the U.S. since the 1890s, examined through legal debates, artistic and architectural movements, technological innovations, professional codes, and shifting social norms. Interested in everyday vocabularies of privacy, her focus is on public debates that had privacy at their core, whether over “instantaneous photographs,” Social Security numbers, suburban home design, reproductive rights, or social media. sarah.igo@vanderbilt.edu

Malcolm Langford is a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. His principal focus is on socio-economic rights, various equality rights, judicial review, civil society, international development and investment law. He is currently completing a thesis on the legitimacy and effectiveness of social rights adjudication. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked for various universities, NGOs, UN agencies and national human rights institutions. He has published in law, economic and politics and his books include: Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa: Symbols or Substance? (Cambridge University Press, 2013, edited with B. Cousins, J. Dugard and T. Madlingozi) and Social Rights Jurisprudence: Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press, 2008, edited). Malcolm also coordinates a number of international initiatives (Metrics for Human Rights and the Global School on Socio-Economic Rights) and is the Chair of Judgment Watch. Malcolm.langford@nchr.uio.no Home page: http://www.jus.uio.no/smr/english/people/aca/malcolml/index.html

Jiaqi (Anya) Lao is a doctoral candidate in Peking University in China, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in law (with honors) in 2008 and then entered the Masters-Doctor-combined program in 2009. She is also involved in the human rights Masters program jointly launched by the Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of Peking University Law School (RCHRHL) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University of Sweden (RWI) in 2008. Her research interests include criminal justice, sentencing policy and human rights protection. She is involved in several important empirical research projects on criminal law funded by National Funds of Social Science in China and is author of five articles dealing with healthcare-related commercial bribery, sentencing policy for recidivists, and the protection of minorities. Jiaqi Lao plans to complete her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Recidivist Premium in Chinese Sentencing Process” at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. anyalaopku@gmail.163
 
Tamara Lave is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Miami. Prior to her full-time academic appointment, she was a deputy public defender for ten years in San Diego. She holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and a B.A. from Haverford College. Her dissertation and subsequent research have focused on sexually violent predator legislation. During her time as a visiting scholar at the Center, she will be working on a project with Professor Frank Zimring and Justin McCrary on the recidivism rates of released sexually violent predators. She will also be working on two articles – one on Stand Your Ground Laws in Florida and another on the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v Jones (2012). tlave@law.miami.edu

Zakiya Luna is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley hosted by the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law. She is also a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. She earned a joint PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies from University of Michigan (2011), where she also earned her Masters of Social Work (2009). Her research is in the areas of social movements, law and society, reproduction and identity. Her current research examines why and how marginalized women in the US are engaging international human rights discourse to advance a broader movement for reproductive justice that addresses rights to have children and rights to parent. Her research has been funded by multiple sources including the National Science Foundation. She has published in Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change; Sociological Inquiry; Feminist Studies and Societies without Borders: Social Science and Human Rights. In 2011-2 she was the Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar in Human Rights Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison. zluna@law.berkeley.edu

Anne Meuwese is Associate Professor of European and Comparative Public Law at Tilburg Law School in The Netherlands. After obtaining her doctorate in Law from Leiden University in February 2008 (cum laude) with a thesis on `Impact Assessment in EU Lawmaking’ and working as a researcher for several years at the University of Exeter and the University of Antwerp, Anne currently teaches and carries out research on topics at the intersection of public law and regulation. Anne is co-chairing the Standing Group on Regulatory Governance of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), see http://regulation.upf.edu/. Anne’s current research – funded by a personal Veni grant from the Dutch research council NWO – deals with the use of regulatory mechanisms as alternative review of government action. anne.meuwese@tilburguniversity.edu

Frédéric Varone is Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He holds a MA in economics, a MA in public administration and a Ph.D. in political science. He is a member of the Research Committee of the Swiss National Science Foundation. His current research interests include comparative public policy (e.g. sustainable management of natural resources, regulation of biotechnologies), program evaluation and, public sector reforms (e.g. New Public Management, liberalization and privatization of public services, Public Service Motivation). At the CSLS, he is launching a new research project focusing on three strategies implemented by interest groups to pursue agenda-setting and policy change: lobbying, litigation and direct legislation. He aims at comparing interest groups’ actions and policy impacts in California and in Switzerland, in various policy domains (e.g. health and welfare, economic regulation, environmental protection or morality issues), and over the last two decades. Frederic.varone@unige.ch

Piao Yanhong received her Ph.D. in Jurisprudence from Kyoto University (Japan, 2012), where she also earned her Masters of Law and Society (2007). Before coming to America, she served as a researcher in the Department of Legal and Political Studies at Kyoto University (2012). Piao’s research is in the areas of Law and Social Change in China, Chinese Social Security, and Dispute Resolution. Her scholarly interests have been mainly focused on the interactions between courts, local government and migrant laborers’ protests in or out of courts, as well as how these actors’ activities are influenced by the law and other social institutional environment and how they, in turn, have influenced changes in legal institutions. Her doctoral thesis focused on the workers’ accident compensation insurance (WACI) law system in Guangdong, China, and investigated the institutional evolution of the system from 1983 to 1999. At CSLS, she will continue her research on the institutional formation and transformation of Guangdong’s WACI System since the 1980’s, examining the period from 2000 to 2012. yanhong7480@gmail.com

Lan Zhao is a senior lecturer of British and American Cultures in Central University of Finance and Economics (China). She received her Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature in Beijing Normal University in 2000. Ever since, she’s been teaching undergraduate students introductory courses on the study of American society and culture. In the recent years, she is beginning to see the vast and significant impact of English language acquisition on people’s social behavior and thinking patterns, given the English learning “mania” that has been around for 20 years in China. During her visit in CSLS, she’ll focus on the development of legal consciousness of the increasing population of Chinese college students who already have a good command of English and have been sufficiently exposed to western culture. She will be working with Dr. Su Li at UCB to establish the theoretical framework, and design the data collection methods. zhaolan06@126.com

VISITING SCHOLARS – SPRING 2013

Ian Burney is Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM). He received his PhD in History from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993, and after three years as a junior fellow at the Michigan Society of Fellows he moved to the UK. His principal research focus has been the history of legal medicine and forensic science. He is the author of two books, Bodies of Evidence: Medicine and the Politics of the English Inquest, 1830-1926 (Johns Hopkins, 2000), and Poison, Detection and the Victorian Imagination (Manchester, 2006; paperback ed. 2012). He is currently working on a Wellcome Trust-funded research project on the history of forensic homicide investigation in twentieth-century England. Recent published work from this project includes a special issue on “Forensic Cultures” in Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 44(1), 2013, and two articles: “Our Environment in Miniature: Dust and the early Twentieth-Century Forensic Imagination,” Representations 121, Winter 2013, and “Bruised Witness: Bernard Spilsbury and the Performance of early Twentieth-Century Forensic Pathology,” Medical History 55(1) 2011. He is also an editor of the journal Social History of Medicine. ian.burney@manchester.ac.uk

Clare Chambers is University Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge. Her specialism is contemporary analytical political and legal philosophy, particularly feminist and liberal theory, and issues of equality, autonomy, culture, and personal relationships. She is currently working on the normative issues surrounding the state regulation of marriage, in articles such as “The Marriage-Free State” in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (2013), “Political Liberalism, Neutrality and State-Recognised Marriage” (in progress) and “The Limitations of Contract: Regulating Personal Relationships in a Marriage-Free State” (in progress). Clare is the author of two books: Sex, Culture, and Justice: The Limits of Choice (Penn State University Press, 2008), and, with Phil Parvin, Teach Yourself Political Philosophy: A Complete Introduction (Hodder, 2012). She has also published numerous articles on feminist and liberal political and legal philosophy in journals of law, politics, and philosophy, and for publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Polity, Routledge, and Penn State University Press. Before joining Cambridge in 2006 she was on the faculties of the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has been a Visiting Scholar at the CSLS before, in 2009. cec66@cam.ac.uk

Ana Carolina da Matta Chasin is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department of the University of São Paulo (USP) working on a study of the arbitration system in Brazil. The project intends to discuss the way by which this private remedy system is leading to the restructuring of the Brazilian law field. She holds a Law degree from Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), a Social Sciences degree and a Master in Sociology (both at USP). Her Master thesis was focused on small claims courts in Brazil. She works with sociology of law, focusing on two major topics: alternative dispute resolution and land rights and quilombolas communities (rural black communities formed by descendants of slaves). She also has just finished the Portuguese translation of the paper “Why the “haves” come out ahead: speculations on the limits of legal change” (author Marc Galanter), which will be published at the beginning of 2013. acchasin@usp.br
 
Fusheng Chen is Associate Professor of Law at Harbin Engineering University (China). He finished his Post-doctorate research in legal sociology at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and received both the degree of Master of Law and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Heilongjiang University (China), in 1998 and in 2004. He specializes in sociology of law, intellectual property, and company law. He has finished several research projects, including one of the state-level projects of special funds for fundamental researches in universities. The title of it is: Research on the Legal Issues of the Protection of the Enterprises’ Intellectual Property Rights on Innovation (2010). His publications include some books and papers, such as Rule of Law—Dynamic Balance between Freedom and Order.(Law Press,2006); Fundamentals and Practices of Intellectual Property Law (Heilongjiang People’s Publishing House, 2003); “Research on the Legality of Staff Reduction in Economic Crisis” (Academic Exchange, 2010, No.3.); “A Comparative Study of Mode of Law Development in Russia and East Asia Countries—from the Perspective of Different Cultural Modes” (Russian Central Asian & East European Studies, 2009, No.2.). He plans to work at the Center for the Study of Law and Society on the Comparative Study of Patent Consciousness of Chinese and American Enterprises. cfsycy@126.com
 
Sharon Cowan is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include: Gender, Sexuality and the Law; Criminal Law; Criminal Justice; Legal Pedagogy; and Asylum and Immigration. Along with Helen Baillot of the Scottish Refugee Council, and Vanessa Munro of the University of Nottingham she recently completed a UK-wide empirical project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation (2009-2012), investigating how women asylum claimaints, whose applications include a claim of rape, are treated by the Asylum and Immigration Appeal Tribunal. Her current project investigates the legal consciousness of transgender people. Recent publications include: Sharon Cowan ‘To Buy or Not to Buy? Vulnerability and the Criminalisation of Commercial BDSM’ (2012) Feminist Legal Studies 20(3) 263-279; Sharon Cowan, Helen Baillot, Vanessa Munro ‘‘Hearing the Right Gaps’: Enabling and Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence within the UK Asylum Process’ (2012) Social & Legal Studies 21(3) 269-296; Sharon Cowan, Suzanne Bouclin, Gillian Calder ‘Playing Games with Law’ in Zenon Bankowski, Paul Maharg, Maks Del Mar (eds) The Arts and the Legal Academy Beyond Text in Legal Education (Ashgate, 2013) p69-86. scowan1@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
 
Rebecca Curry received the Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley (2008), where she also earned the J.D. (2002). Her scholarly work investigates interactions between courts and other branches of government, as well as the use of litigation to manage both public policy and the regulation of the private sector. Her research to date has focused on separation of powers, judicial review, election law, and the First Amendment. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Curry served as Assistant Professor of Public Law in the Political Science Department at Hofstra University. There, she offered courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, the judicial process, and American politics, while also directing the University’s accelerated B.A./J.D. program. At the Center, she will be completing a book entitled, The Paradox of Rights: Unexpected Lessons in the Judicial Review of Campaign Finance Policy. It examines the role of electoral interests and interbranch politics in the development of campaign finance jurisprudence. Dr. Curry is also continuing her work on presidential war powers, investigating how Supreme Court rulings in national security cases are affected by the Court’s interest in preserving its own policymaking authority. Rebecca.s.curry@gmail.com
 
Omer Dekel is Senior Lecturer at the Academic Center of Law & Business in Israel and the former dean of the Academic Center’s Law School. He holds LL.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Direct track). Dr. Dekel topics are Administrative Law and Government Procurement Law. Dr. Dekel’s books on government procurement law (in Hebrew) are quoted in hundreds of judgments (district and supreme court) and were the base for a vast legislation regulatory reform. Dr. Dekel served as a Counsel for the Israeli Government for strategic and complex acquisition processes; served as a special consultant to the Israeli Parliament for the reform of Public Procurement Regulations; and represents administrative agencies and private entities before the Israeli Supreme Court, primarily in administrative law cases. Among his recent publications: “The Bankruptcy Auction as a Game – Designing an Optimal Auction in Bankruptcy”, REVIEW OF LITIGATION (2012) (with Yaad Rotem); “Should the Acquitted Recover Damages? The Right of an Acquitted Defendant to Receive Compensation for the Injury He Has Suffered”, Criminal Law Bulletin (2011); “Modification of a Government Contract Awarded Following a Competitive Procedure”, Public Contracts Law Review (2009); “The Legal Theory Of Competitive Bidding For Government Contracts”, Public Contracts Law Review (2008). Dr. Dekel is also a visiting scholar at the Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society and his current research focuses on the connection between Cognitive Psychology, Economics and Law in the scope of Government Procurement. omerdekel@012.net.il
 
Thalia González is Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College. She holds a JD from Northwestern University Law School. In her teaching and scholarship she has developed an interdisciplinary, multicultural, and community-focused approach to understanding increasingly complex and interdependent relationships between law, race, and society. Her research interests include civil rights, critical race theory, juvenile justice, the organization and experience of community based legal practice, and the intersection between law and organizing. She has authored articles on collaborative models of community problem-solving, racial inequity in education, juvenile justice, economic development, and the use of non-legal strategies for social change. Professor González is currently engaged in a multi-year research project addressing racial disparities in school discipline as part of a research collaborative of the UCLA Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project. While at CSLS, she will be completing several projects including an article that considers norm formation and internalization in the context of education reform. The project will explore several dimensions of her research agenda, including community mobilization, the use of framing in legal and non-legal contexts, collaborative models of community problem-solving, and institutional reform. Prior to teaching at Occidental, Professor González was a practicing attorney and community organizer. She has also taught at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the University of San Francisco, School of Law, and Arizona State University. thaliagonzalez@oxy.edu

Elisabeth Greif is Assistant Professor at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. She earned her doctorate at the University of Linz in 2005. She also teaches courses in feminist legal doctrine at the Rosa Mayreder College (Vienna). She specializes in gender studies and law as well as in legal history and earned the JKU goes Gender post-doctorate fellowship in 2010. Her research focuses on the construction of (sexual) identities in both historical and contemporary law and on the rights of sexual minorities. In her book Doing Trans/Gender. Rechtliche Dimensionen she has analysed the legal aspects of gender reassignment in Austria with a strong focus on human rights. Her recent publications include the co-editing of a multidisciplinary volume on legal gender studies and the editing of a comparative study on sex work. At the Center she will be working on her habilitation treatise in which she analyses law against unnatural fornication between people of the same sex in Austria’s First Republic (1918-1934) focusing on the judicial treatment of male and female unnatural fornication and the construction of sexual identity in this context. elisabeth.greif@jku.at

Mari Hirayama is excited to return to the Center for the Study of Law and Society, where she was a visiting student researcher nine years ago. She is now Associate Professor of Criminal Procedure & Criminology at Hakuoh University Department of Law (Japan). She received her Master of Laws from Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Law. As a Fulbright Scholar from 2002-2004, she received an LL.M. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003, and then was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. Professor Hirayama’s specialization is in Criminal Procedure & Criminology. She has conducted research on the impact of victims’ rights and viewpoints on criminal procedure, and on criminal justice policy for sex crimes. Recently, she has also focused on the Saiban-in system (the lay judge system in Japan). At the Center, once again the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, she will conduct a comparative study of criminal justice policy for sex crimes in the US and Japan. Her recent publications (in Japanese) include: Criminal Procedure Class (Horitsu-Bunka Publication, forthcoming March 2013), Introduction to Criminal Procedure (Yachiyo Publication 2011), and Direction of Criminology: Challenge of Legal Criminology, 2nd Edition (Horitsu Bunka Press 2007). ma07@fc.hakuoh.ac.jp

Roselyn Hsueh is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University. She received a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 2008 and has served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California and conducted fieldwork in Asia as a Fulbright scholar. Her research focuses on the politics of market reform, regulation, comparative capitalism, globalization, and the relationship between social and economic control in developing countries. Her recent publications include China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization (Cornell University Press/ Cornell Studies in Political Economy, 2011) and “China and India in the Age of Globalization: Sectoral Variation in Postliberalization Reregulation,” Comparative Political Studies 45 (2012): 32-61. She is also affiliated with the Institute of East Asian Studies as Residential Research Faculty. rhsueh@temple.edu

Lia Kent is a Research Fellow with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program at the Australian National University. She holds a Ph.D. and MPubIntLaw from the University of Melbourne. Her research covers the politics of post-conflict peace-building and transitional justice, with a particular focus on East Timor, where she has worked and conducted research since 2000. She is the author of The Dynamics of Transitional Justice: International Models and Local Realities in East Timor (Routledge: 2012) and has published in journals including Human Rights Quarterly and the International Journal of Transitional Justice. While at CSLS she will be working on a project that investigates how individuals and communities in East Timor remember the past and seek to reconstruct everyday life in the wake of conflict. The project examines how local justice priorities and practices may resonate with, or diverge from, those of the national leadership and international donors. lia.kent@anu.edu.au

 

Malcolm Langford is a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. His principal focus is on socio-economic rights, various equality rights, judicial review, civil society, international development and investment law. He is currently completing a thesis on the legitimacy and effectiveness of social rights adjudication. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked for various universities, NGOs, UN agencies and national human rights institutions. He has published in law, economic and politics and his books include: Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa: Symbols or Substance? (Cambridge University Press, 2013, edited with B. Cousins, J. Dugard and T. Madlingozi) and Social Rights Jurisprudence: Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press, 2008, edited). Malcolm also coordinates a number of international initiatives (Metrics for Human Rights and the Global School on Socio-Economic Rights) and is the Chair of Judgment Watch. Malcolm.langford@nchr.uio.no Home page: http://www.jus.uio.no/smr/english/people/aca/malcolml/index.html
 
Jiaqi (Anya) Lao is a doctoral candidate in Peking University in China, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in law (with honors) in 2008 and then entered the Masters-Doctor-combined program in 2009. She is also involved in the human rights Masters program jointly launched by the Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of Peking University Law School (RCHRHL) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University of Sweden (RWI) in 2008. Her research interests include criminal justice, sentencing policy and human rights protection. She is involved in several important empirical research projects on criminal law funded by National Funds of Social Science in China and is author of five articles dealing with healthcare-related commercial bribery, sentencing policy for recidivists, and the protection of minorities. Jiaqi Lao plans to complete her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Recidivist Premium in Chinese Sentencing Process” at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. anyalaopku@gmail.163

Zakiya Luna is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley hosted by the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law. She is also a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. She earned a joint PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies from University of Michigan (2011), where she also earned her Masters of Social Work (2009). Her research is in the areas of social movements, law and society, reproduction and identity. Her current research examines why and how marginalized women in the US are engaging international human rights discourse to advance a broader movement for reproductive justice that addresses rights to have children and rights to parent. Her research has been funded by multiple sources including the National Science Foundation. She has published in Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change; Sociological Inquiry; Feminist Studies and Societies without Borders: Social Science and Human Rights. In 2011-2 she was the Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar in Human Rights Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison. zluna@law.berkeley.edu

Anne Meuwese is Associate Professor of European and Comparative Public Law at Tilburg Law School in The Netherlands. After obtaining her doctorate in Law from Leiden University in February 2008 (cum laude) with a thesis on `Impact Assessment in EU Lawmaking’ and working as a researcher for several years at the University of Exeter and the University of Antwerp, Anne currently teaches and carries out research on topics at the intersection of public law and regulation. Anne is co-chairing the Standing Group on Regulatory Governance of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), see http://regulation.upf.edu/. Anne’s current research – funded by a personal Veni grant from the Dutch research council NWO – deals with the use of regulatory mechanisms as alternative review of government action. anne.meuwese@tilburguniversity.edu

Dayna Nadine Scott is an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto. Her research is in the areas of environmental law and policy, risk regulation and the distribution of harms from industrial pollution. She is currently working on a SSHRC-funded research project (with Professor Gus Van Harten) entitled Investigating Regulatory Chill: Contemporary Constraints on Regulatory Decision-Making to Protect the Environment. While at Berkeley, Professor Scott intends to work on a project on Pollution Dynamics, investigating the factors that contribute to the patterns and flows of industrial pollution around the world. I will look specifically at “pollution hotspots“, emphasizing such factors as local enforcement decisions and community characteristics, and backgrounding formal legal differences between jurisdictions. I aim to contribute to debates about regulatory competition and transnational governance by advocating for closer attention to the differences between formal and informal regulation to produce a more open-ended, textured analysis of the linkages between environmental regulations, community characteristics, and pollution intensity. Professor Scott`s writing has appeared in the Canadian Journal of Law & Society, Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law, Loyola Law Review, Feminist Legal Studies, RECIEL and the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, among others. DScott@osgoode.yorku.ca
 
Satomi Tayama is Associate Professor of Law at Kanagawa University (Japan). She received a Master of Laws from Waseda University. She specializes in criminal law, and her primary research interests lie in the interrelationship between criminal law and civil law. Getting a foothold in interpretation of Japanese criminal law, she has mainly emphasized in her articles that criminal law should remain the last resort of maintaining social control. During her stay at CSLS, she will be working on research into the limits of criminal sanctions, comparing criminal and civil sanctions in terms of a deterrent to unlawful acts. tayama@kanagawa-u.ac.jp
 
Frédéric Varone is Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He holds a MA in economics, a MA in public administration and a Ph.D. in political science. He is a member of the Research Committee of the Swiss National Science Foundation. His current research interests include comparative public policy (e.g. sustainable management of natural resources, regulation of biotechnologies), program evaluation and, public sector reforms (e.g. New Public Management, liberalization and privatization of public services, Public Service Motivation). At the CSLS, he is launching a new research project focusing on three strategies implemented by interest groups to pursue agenda-setting and policy change: lobbying, litigation and direct legislation. He aims at comparing interest groups’ actions and policy impacts in California and in Switzerland, in various policy domains (e.g. health and welfare, economic regulation, environmental protection or morality issues), and over the last two decades. frederic.varone@unige.ch
 
Kenneth Veitch is Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex, UK. He studied law at the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and obtained his PhD in Law from Cardiff University. His research interests lie in the fields of sociology of law, legal and social theory, and law and social policy. His current project explores the relationship between law, neo-liberalism and the welfare state. Recent publications include: “Social Solidarity and the Power of Contract”, Journal of Law and Society (2011) and “Juridification, Medicalisation and the Impact of EU Law: Patient Mobility and the Allocation of Scarce NHS Resources”, Medical Law Review (2012). He is the author of The Jurisdiction of Medical Law (Ashgate, 2007). At Berkeley, he will be researching the historical and contemporary nature of the concept of social law (the law of the welfare state) and, specifically, the relationship between this type of law and the privatisation of welfare services. K.J.Veitch@sussex.ac.uk
 
Piao Yanhong received her Ph.D. in Jurisprudence from Kyoto University (Japan, 2012), where she also earned her Masters of Law and Society (2007). Before coming to America, she served as a researcher in the Department of Legal and Political Studies at Kyoto University (2012). Piao’s research is in the areas of Law and Social Change in China, Chinese Social Security, and Dispute Resolution. Her scholarly interests have been mainly focused on the interactions between courts, local government and migrant laborers’ protests in or out of courts, as well as how these actors’ activities are influenced by the law and other social institutional environment and how they, in turn, have influenced changes in legal institutions. Her doctoral thesis focused on the workers’ accident compensation insurance (WACI) law system in Guangdong, China, and investigated the institutional evolution of the system from 1983 to 1999. At CSLS, she will continue her research on the institutional formation and transformation of Guangdong’s WACI System since the 1980’s, examining the period from 2000 to 2012. yanhong7480@gmail.com
 
Lan Zhao is a senior lecturer of British and American Cultures in Central University of Finance and Economics (China). She received her Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature in Beijing Normal University in 2000. Ever since, she’s been teaching undergraduate students introductory courses on the study of American society and culture. In the recent years, she is beginning to see the vast and significant impact of English language acquisition on people’s social behavior and thinking patterns, given the English learning “mania” that has been around for 20 years in China. During her visit in CSLS, she’ll focus on the development of legal consciousness of the increasing population of Chinese college students who already have a good command of English and have been sufficiently exposed to western culture. She will be working with Dr. Su Li at UCB to establish the theoretical framework, and design the data collection methods. zhaolan06@126.com
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VISITING SCHOLARS – FALL 2012

Ana Carolina da Matta Chasin is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department of the University of São Paulo (USP) working on a study of the arbitration system in Brazil. The project intends to discuss the way by which this private remedy system is leading to the restructuring of the Brazilian law field. She holds a Law degree from Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), a Social Sciences degree and a Master in Sociology (both at USP). Her Master thesis was focused on small claims courts in Brazil. She works with sociology of law, focusing on two major topics: alternative dispute resolution and land rights and quilombolas communities (rural black communities formed by descendants of slaves). She also has just finished the Portuguese translation of the paper “Why the “haves” come out ahead: speculations on the limits of legal change” (author Marc Galanter), which will be published at the beginning of 2013. acchasin@usp.br

Fusheng Chen is an Associate Professor of Law at Harbin Engineering University (China). He finished his Post-doctorate research in legal sociology at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and received both the degree of Master of Law and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Heilongjiang University (China), in 1998 and in 2004. He specializes in sociology of law, intellectual property, and company law. He has finished several research projects, including one of the state-level projects of special funds for fundamental researches in universities. The title of it is: Research on the Legal Issues of the Protection of the Enterprises’ Intellectual Property Rights on Innovation (2010). His publications include some books and papers, such as Rule of Law—Dynamic Balance between Freedom and Order.(Law Press, 2006); Fundamentals and Practices of Intellectual Property Law (Heilongjiang People’s Publishing House, 2003); “Research on the Legality of Staff Reduction in Economic Crisis” (Academic Exchange, 2010, No.3.); “A Comparative Study of Mode of Law Development in Russia and East Asia Countries—from the Perspective of Different Cultural Modes” (Russian Central Asian & East European Studies, 2009,No.2.). He plans to work at the Center for the Study of Law and Society on the Comparative Study of Patent Consciousness of Chinese and American Enterprises. cfsycy@126.com

Rebecca Curry received the Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley (2008), where she also earned the J.D. (2002). Her scholarly work investigates interactions between courts and other branches of government, as well as the use of litigation to manage both public policy and the regulation of the private sector. Her research to date has focused on separation of powers, judicial review, election law, and the First Amendment. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Curry served as Assistant Professor of Public Law in the Political Science Department at Hofstra University. There, she offered courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, the judicial process, and American politics, while also directing the University’s accelerated B.A./J.D. program. At the Center, she will be completing a book entitled, The Paradox of Rights: Unexpected Lessons in the Judicial Review of Campaign Finance Policy. It examines the role of electoral interests and interbranch politics in the development of campaign finance jurisprudence. Dr. Curry is also continuing her work on presidential war powers, investigating how Supreme Court rulings in national security cases are affected by the Court’s interest in preserving its own policymaking authority. Rebecca.s.curry@gmail.com

Omer Dekel is a Senior Lecturer at the Academic Center of Law & Business in Israel and the former dean of the Academic Center’s Law School. He holds LL.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Direct track). Dr. Dekel topics are Administrative Law and Government Procurement Law. Dr. Dekel’s books on government procurement law (in Hebrew) are quoted in hundreds of judgments (district and supreme court) and were the base for a vast legislation regulatory reform. Dr. Dekel served as a Counsel for the Israeli Government for strategic and complex acquisition processes; served as a special consultant to the Israeli Parliament for the reform of Public Procurement Regulations; and represents administrative agencies and private entities before the Israeli Supreme Court, primarily in administrative law cases. Among his recent publications: “The Bankruptcy Auction as a Game – Designing an Optimal Auction in Bankruptcy”, Review of Litigation (2012) (with Yaad Rotem); “Should the Acquitted Recover Damages? The Right of an Acquitted Defendant to Receive Compensation for the Injury He Has Suffered”, Criminal Law Bulletin (2011); “Modification of a Government Contract Awarded Following a Competitive Procedure”, Public Contracts Law Review (2009); “The Legal Theory Of Competitive Bidding For Government Contracts”, Public Contracts Law Review (2008). Dr. Dekel is also a visiting scholar at the Institute for Jewish Law and Israeli Law, Economy and Society and his current research focuses on the connection between Cognitive Psychology, Economics and Law in the scope of Government Procurement. omerdekel@012.net.il

Jacqueline Gehring is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Allegheny College. She received the Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley (2007). She is especially interested in how ideas of race and nation are currently evolving in Europe, and in the impact of the European Union on state and local equality policies. Her past work includes investigations of race riots in France, and the changing nature of German citizenship and identity. While at CSLS she will be completing “One European Right, Diverse National Realities,” a book investigating the implementation of European racial anti-discrimination policy by labor unions, employers, NGOs and governmental actors. She will also be working on a project that investigates the limitations on the free movement of the Roma in Europe and the use of legal rights and court to remedy discrimination experienced by the Roma. jgehring@allegheny.edu

Ben Golder is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales (Australia). He has undergraduate degrees in law and English literature from the same institution, and took his PhD in legal theory from the University of London (Birkbeck College) in 2009. Ben works in the fields of law and social theory, legal theory, public law and human rights. He is the author, with Peter Fitzpatrick, of Foucault’s Law (Routledge, 2009) and the editor of the collection, Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights (Routledge, 2012). His work has been published in journals such as Law, Culture and the Humanities, Social and Legal Studies and the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. He is presently at work, and will continue this work whilst at the Center, on a manuscript entitled Critical Counter-Conducts: Michel Foucault and the Politics of Rights. b.golder@unsw.edu.au

Thalia González is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College. She holds a JD from Northwestern University Law School. In her teaching and scholarship she has developed an interdisciplinary, multicultural, and community-focused approach to understanding increasingly complex and interdependent relationships between law, race, and society. Her research interests include civil rights, critical race theory, juvenile justice, the organization and experience of community based legal practice, and the intersection between law and organizing. She has authored articles on collaborative models of community problem-solving, racial inequity in education, juvenile justice, economic development, and the use of non-legal strategies for social change. Professor González is currently engaged in a multi-year research project addressing racial disparities in school discipline as part of a research collaborative of the UCLA Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project. While at CSLS, she will be completing several projects including an article that considers norm formation and internalization in the context of education reform. The project will explore several dimensions of her research agenda, including community mobilization, the use of framing in legal and non-legal contexts, collaborative models of community problem-solving, and institutional reform. Prior to teaching at Occidental, Professor González was a practicing attorney and community organizer. She has also taught at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, the University of San Francisco, School of Law, and Arizona State University. thaliagonzalez@oxy.edu

Elisabeth Greif is Assistant Professor at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. She earned her doctorate at the University of Linz in 2005. She also teaches courses in feminist legal doctrine at the Rosa Mayreder College (Vienna). She specializes in gender studies and law as well as in legal history and earned the JKU goes Gender post-doctorate fellowship in 2010. Her research focuses on the construction of (sexual) identities in both historical and contemporary law and on the rights of sexual minorities. In her book Doing Trans/Gender. Rechtliche Dimensionen she has analysed the legal aspects of gender reassignment in Austria with a strong focus on human rights. Her recent publications include the co-editing of a multidisciplinary volume on legal gender studies and the editing of a comparative study on sex work. At the Center she will be working on her habilitation treatise in which she analyses law against unnatural fornication between people of the same sex in Austria’s First Republic (1918-1934) focusing on the judicial treatment of male and female unnatural fornication and the construction of sexual identity in this context. elisabeth.greif@jku.at

Roselyn Hsueh is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University. She received a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 2008 and has served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California and conducted fieldwork in Asia as a Fulbright scholar. Her research focuses on the politics of market reform, regulation, comparative capitalism, globalization, and the relationship between social and economic control in developing countries. Her recent publications include China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization (Cornell University Press/ Cornell Studies in Political Economy, 2011) and “China and India in the Age of Globalization: Sectoral Variation in Postliberalization Reregulation,” Comparative Political Studies 45 (2012): 32-61. She is also affiliated with the Institute of East Asian Studies as Residential Research Faculty. rhsueh@temple.edu

Jiaqi (Anya) Lao is a doctoral candidate in Peking University in China, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in law (with honors) in 2008 and then entered the Masters-Doctor-combined program in 2009. She is also involved in the human rights Masters program jointly launched by the Research Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of Peking University Law School (RCHRHL) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University of Sweden (RWI) in 2008. Her research interests include criminal justice, sentencing policy and human rights protection. She is involved in several important empirical research projects on criminal law funded by National Funds of Social Science in China and is author of five articles dealing with healthcare-related commercial bribery, sentencing policy for recidivists, and the protection of minorities. Jiaqi Lao plans to complete her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Recidivist Premium in Chinese Sentencing Process” at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. mailto:anyalaopku@163.com

Zakiya Luna is a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California, Berkeley hosted by the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law. She is also a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. She earned a joint PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies from University of Michigan (2011), where she also earned her Masters of Social Work (2009). Her research is in the areas of social movements, law and society, reproduction and identity. Her current research examines why and how marginalized women in the US are engaging international human rights discourse to advance a broader movement for reproductive justice that addresses rights to have children and rights to parent. Her research has been funded by multiple sources including the National Science Foundation. She has published in Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change; Sociological Inquiry; Feminist Studies and Societies without Borders: Social Science and Human Rights. In 2011-2 she was the Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar in Human Rights Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Wisconsin, Madison. zluna@law.berkeley.edu

Dario Melossi is Full Professor of Criminology in the School of Law of the University of Bologna. After having being conferred a law degree at this University, he went on to do a Ph. D. in sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was then Assistant and thereafter Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis, from 1986 to 1993. He has published The Prison and the Factory (1977, together with Massimo Pavarini), The State of Social Control: A Sociological Study of Concepts of State and Social Control in the Making of Democracy (1990), and Controlling Crime, Controlling Society: Thinking About Crime in Europe and America (2008), plus about 200 other edited books, chapters, and articles. He is Editor of Studi sulla questione criminale and Editor-in-Chief of Punishment and Society, and is member of the boards of many other professional journals. His current research concerns the process of construction of deviance and social control within the European Union, especially with regard to migration processes. dario.melossi@unibo.it

Mathias Siems is Professor of Commercial Law at Durham University, England. He is a graduate of the Universities of Munich, Germany, and Edinburgh, Scotland, and has held visiting research positions at the European University Institute in Florence (as a Jean Monnet Fellow), Harvard Law School (as a Fulbright Scholar), and the Centre for Business Research of the University of Cambridge (ESRC-funded project on Law, Finance and Development). His main research interests lie in comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to private, company and commercial law (see also SSRN author page at http://www.ssrn.com/author=367649). Currently, he is working on a book on Comparative Law, under contract with the Law in Context Series of Cambridge University Press. This book will attempt a detailed contextualized treatment of comparative law, for instance, by way of discussing topics such as legal pluralism and regulatory competition, and by way of incorporating critical, socio-legal and empirical approaches to comparative law. siems@fulbrightmail.org

Satomi Tayama is an Associate Professor of Law at Kanagawa University (Japan). She received a Master of Laws from Waseda University. She specializes in criminal law, and her primary research interests lie in the interrelationship between criminal law and civil law. Getting a foothold in interpretation of Japanese criminal law, she has mainly emphasized in her articles that criminal law should remain the last resort of maintaining social control. During her stay at CSLS, she will be working on research into the limits of criminal sanctions, comparing criminal and civil sanctions in terms of a deterrent to unlawful acts. tayama@kanagawa-u.ac.jp

Frédéric Varone is full professor of political science at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He holds a MA in economics, a MA in public administration and a Ph.D. in political science. He is a member of the Research Committee of the Swiss National Science Foundation. His current research interests include comparative public policy (e.g. sustainable management of natural resources, regulation of biotechnologies), program evaluation and, public sector reforms (e.g. New Public Management, liberalization and privatization of public services, Public Service Motivation). At the CSLS, he is launching a new research project focusing on three strategies implemented by interest groups to pursue agenda-setting and policy change: lobbying, litigation and direct legislation. He aims at comparing interest groups’ actions and policy impacts in California and in Switzerland, in various policy domains (e.g. health and welfare, economic regulation, environmental protection or morality issues), and over the last two decades. frederic.varone@unige.ch

Kenneth Veitch is Lecturer in Law at the University of Sussex, UK. He studied law at the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and obtained his PhD in Law from Cardiff University. His research interests lie in the fields of sociology of law, legal and social theory, and law and social policy. His current project explores the relationship between law, neo-liberalism and the welfare state. Recent publications include: “Social Solidarity and the Power of Contract”, Journal of Law and Society (2011) and “Juridification, Medicalisation and the Impact of EU Law: Patient Mobility and the Allocation of Scarce NHS Resources”, Medical Law Review (2012). He is the author of The Jurisdiction of Medical Law (Ashgate, 2007). At Berkeley, he will be researching the historical and contemporary nature of the concept of social law (the law of the welfare state) and, specifically, the relationship between this type of law and the privatisation of welfare services. K.J.Veitch@sussex.ac.uk

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SUMMER 2012

Ely Aharonson is Assistant Professor at the University of Haifa (Israel). He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, an LL.M from NYU, and an MA in the history of ideas from Tel Aviv University (summa cum laude). Dr. Aharonson’s scholarship explores historical, sociological and comparative aspects of criminal justice policy, with particular emphasis on the study of criminalization and sentencing. He is currently working on a book on the criminalization of racial violence in American history (under contract with Cambridge University Press). His recent publications have included a comparative study of the use of determinate sentencing laws in the US and Europe (forthcoming in Law and Contemporary Problems) and the co-editing of a special issue of New Criminal Law Review, examining the impact of recent transformations in the idea of citizenship on various aspects of criminalization policy.   aharonso@research.haifa.ac.il

Kitty Calavita
(Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. She was President of the Law & Society Association in 2000-2001, and is a Thorsten Sellin Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She has published widely in the fields of immigration and immigration lawmaking. Her work is both contemporary and historical, U.S.-based and comparative. An early book, Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the INS (1992), used unpublished archival material to document the internal dynamics of the INS in shaping the Bracero Program, and connected structural contradictions in the political economy to the details of agency decisionmaking. Her interest in the interplay of economic forces and state power led to her investigation of white-collar crime in Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (1997, with co-authors Henry Pontell and Robert Tillman). Another book, Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe (2005), examined immigrant marginalization in Italy and Spain, and the formal and informal legal processes that contribute to it. Her most recent book is Invitation to Law & Society: An Introduction to the Study of Real Law (2010). kccalavi@uci.edu

Yukyong Choe received both LL.M. and JSD degrees from the UC Berkeley School of Law, in 2008 and in 2011. Before she came to Berkeley, she received her Master in International Law and was a Ph.D. candidate in Constitutional law at College of Law, Seoul National University in Korea. While her early interest covers multi-culturism and citizenship policy of Korea which is also ongoing, her current research area mainly encompasses legal profession, legal education and legal reform of Northeast Asian countries. Her dissertation, titled “Politics, Conflicts, and Power Redistribution of the Modern Legal Complex: The Legislative Process of Reform of the Korean Legal Profession,” focuses on diverse agencies shown in the reform of the legal professional training system of Korea. Through many in-depth interviews, she highlighted those agencies’ roles, struggles, and choices that have affected the post-reform legal education system, especially from 1995 to 2007, concluding that the Supreme Court and a small group of legal academics played a decisive role in transforming the Korean legal education system to a U.S.-style law school system. At the Center, she is expanding her research on recent legal reform to inter-Asian countries, including Japan, China and Taiwan. She is also participating in a project called “Reforms and Socio-political Changes in Contemporary Korea” sponsored by AKS-UCB in 2011-2012. She is also serving as an advisor of the California Bar Association International Law Section.  yukyong@gmail.com

Rebecca Curry received the Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley (2008), where she also earned the J.D. (2002).  Her scholarly work investigates interactions between courts and other branches of government, as well as the use of litigation to manage both public policy and the regulation of the private sector.  Her research to date has focused on separation of powers, judicial review, election law, and the First Amendment.  From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Curry served as Assistant Professor of Public Law in the Political Science Department at Hofstra University.  There, she offered courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, the judicial process, and American politics, while also directing the University’s accelerated B.A./J.D. program.  At the Center, she will be completing a book entitled, The Paradox of Rights: Unexpected Lessons in the Judicial Review of Campaign Finance Policy.  It examines the role of electoral interests and interbranch politics in the development of campaign finance jurisprudence.  Dr. Curry is also continuing her work on presidential war powers, investigating how Supreme Court rulings in national security cases are affected by the Court’s interest in preserving its own policymaking authority. Rebecca.s.curry@gmail.com 

David DePianto is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (ASU). His work applies economic insights, both classical and behavioral, to active issues in tort and the study of social norms. A number of his ongoing projects explore the implications of subjective well-being (or “happiness”) research to the area of tort damages. Professor DePianto’s work has appeared, or is forthcoming in, the Arizona State Law Journal, Law and Psychology Review, Social Science Research, and The Research Handbook on the Economics of Torts. Prior to arriving at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, DePianto received his Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, he was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics and the recipient of an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an associate editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. DePianto practiced law at Cooley Godward (now Cooley LLP). depianto@gmail.com  

Christoph B. Graber is a founding member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Lucerne, since 2001, where he is Professor of Law, Head of the research center i-call (International Communications and Art Law Lucerne) and Director of lucernaiuris, the Institute for Research in the Fundaments of Law. He studied law at the Universities of Bern and St. Gallen, received his admission to the bar in Switzerland, a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence) and his Habilitation from the University of Bern. He teaches in the fields of media law, intellectual property (IP) and art law, international trade law and legal sociology. His main research interests relate to legal challenges of globalisation and a digital networked environment at the intersection of IP, cultural diversity, cultural heritage, human rights and international trade regulation, including issues of indigenous peoples. Christoph is a member of the Swiss Federal Arbitration Commission for the Exploitation of Author’s Rights and Neighbouring Rights and a member of the research commission of the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Lucerne. He has been advisor to various branches of the Swiss Government in the fields of IP, trade and culture. He is the author of numerous publications, including Handel und Kultur im Audiovisionsrecht der WTO (Staempfli, 2003), and editor of Free Trade versus Cultural Diversity: WTO Negotiations in the Field of Audiovisual Services (Schulthess, 2004), Digital Rights Management: The End of Collecting Societies? (Staempfli, 2005), Interdisziplinäre Wege in der juristischen Grundlagenforschung (Schulthess, 2007), Intellectual Property and Traditional Cultural Expressions in a Digital Environment (Edward Elgar, 2008) and Governance of Digital Game Environments and Cultural Diversity (Edward Elgar, 2010). He is editor of medialex, the Swiss journal of media law, and a member of the board of directors of the Solothurn Film Festival.  In 2010, Christoph Graber received the Swiss-Academies Award for Transdisciplinary Research (the highest research prize of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences). Christoph-Beat.Graber@unilu.ch

Joseph Gusfield (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. His books Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics and the American Temperance Movement and The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking, Driving and the Symbolic Order helped define the fields of the sociology of law, the sociology of social movements and the sociology of social problems, bringing the study of culture into the emerging field of law and society.  jgusfield@ucsd.edu

Roselyn Hsueh is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University.  She received a Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 2008 and has served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Southern California and conducted fieldwork in Asia as a Fulbright scholar.  Her research focuses on the politics of market reform, regulation, comparative capitalism, globalization, and the relationship between social and economic control in developing countries.   Her recent publications include China’s Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization (Cornell University Press/ Cornell Studies in Political Economy, 2011) and “China and India in the Age of Globalization: Sectoral Variation in Postliberalization Reregulation,” Comparative Political Studies 45 (2012): 32-61.  She is also affiliated with the Institute of East Asian Studies as Residential Research Faculty. rhsueh@temple.edu

Tamara Lave is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Miami.  Prior to her full-time academic appointment, she was a deputy public defender for ten years in San Diego.  She holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and a B.A. from Haverford College.  Her dissertation and subsequent research have focused on sexually violent predator legislation.  tlave@law.miami.edu

Raquel Medina-Plana is a Professor of Legal History at the Universidad Complutense Law School (Madrid, Spain). She holds a PhD in Law (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2001), as well as degrees in Law (1992) and in Cultural Anthropology (2007). Her current main lines of research deal with the interaction of law and culture in the construction of family legal discourse, both from a socio-legal and historical perspective. Recently published are studies on the early modern Castilian family through the study of successoral mechanisms and practices. Another ongoing research project dealing with judicial discretionary treatment of rape crimes committed through promise of marriage in early modern Castille is to be published in 2012 by the Université de Montpellier. Legal Education is another important area of study in which she addresses the interdependence of theoretical and methodological issues around the relationship of law and social sciences. She has been director of half a dozen research projects on legal education in recent years involving: planning of the socio-legal courses in the new law degrees; analysis of the treatment given to critical thinking in social sciences and law schools; legal culture and professional image in law schools. Recently she has been chair of an International Workshop on “Critical thinking inside law schools” in the Oniati’s International Institute of Sociology of Law, which has reunited prestigious legal scholars from all over the world.  This workshop’s results are available in the online Oniati Socio Legal Series: http://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/index. At the CSLS she will be working on an ongoing research project on the subject of monoparental families by choice. Part of two interdisciplinary working groups on the subject, constituted by cultural anthropologists and jurists, her research approaches the subject from a socio-legal perspective, stemming from ethnographies constituted from participant observation, interviews and also archival documentation. Disruptions of the formal line between private and public law appear as soon as gender issues are addressed, and governance issues are advanced in the analysis of public policies and judicial treatment dispensed to these families. She will also be working on a reader volume on Legal Anthropology to be published next year. rmedina@der.ucm.es

Xiaoling Qin is a Ph.D. candidate at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China, working on Human Rights Law and Population Law. Since her study for the Master of Law degree (2002-2005) and during her tenure in the Development and Reform Commission of Sichuan Province (2005-2011), she has been working on a series of research projects, from the regional to the national level, on disadvantaged population’s rights in the workplace, and on social security reform regarding farmers and migrant workers. Xiaoling plans to work at the Center for the Study of Law and Society on exploring workers’ legal consciousness, legal mobilization, and empowerment in the work place. Xiaolingqin2008@gmail.com

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University.  He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information.  He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and  “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society. jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Satomi Tayama is an Associate Professor of Law at Kanagawa University (Japan). She received a Master of Laws from Waseda University. She specializes in criminal law, and her primary research interests lie in the interrelationship between criminal law and civil law. Getting a foothold in interpretation of Japanese criminal law, she has mainly emphasized in her articles that criminal law should remain the last resort of maintaining social control. During her stay at CSLS, she will be working on research into the limits of criminal sanctions, comparing criminal and civil sanctions in terms of a deterrent to unlawful acts. tayama@kanagawa-u.ac.jp

Zheng Xi is a Ph.D candidate in China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) working on criminal procedure law and criminal evidence law. He also holds his Master of Laws (with honors) and Bachelor of Laws (with honors) from CUPL. Zheng Xi has published in a variety of law reviews and journals. His research interests include police behavior and human rights protection in criminal investigations and he is now working on his book titled Police’s Temporary Physical Seizure Power in Criminal Investigations. Zheng Xi is planning to use his time at the Center for the Study of Law and Society to explore the issue of police interrogation in order to promote human rights protection during the interrogation. zhengxi-jim@hotmail.com

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SPRING 2012

Victoria Belco is an Associate professor of Modern European History at Portland State University in Portland Oregon. She has both a JD and a PhD in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and practiced as a criminal defense attorney for a number of years, including seven years at the Federal Public Defenders in San Francisco.  Her 2010 book, War, Massacre, and Recovery in Central Italy, 1943-1948 is an archival study of the transition from war to peace as well as a social history of war and the immediate postwar years in Italy from the fall of Fascism to the inauguration of the Republic. She is currently researching crime and criminal justice in Fascist Italy.  vbelco@pdx.edu

Kitty Calavita (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. She was President of the Law & Society Association in 2000-2001, and is a Thorsten Sellin Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She has published widely in the fields of immigration and immigration lawmaking. Her work is both contemporary and historical, U.S.-based and comparative. An early book, Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the INS (1992), used unpublished archival material to document the internal dynamics of the INS in shaping the Bracero Program, and connected structural contradictions in the political economy to the details of agency decisionmaking. Her interest in the interplay of economic forces and state power led to her investigation of white-collar crime in Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (1997, with co-authors Henry Pontell and Robert Tillman). Another book, Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe (2005), examined immigrant marginalization in Italy and Spain, and the formal and informal legal processes that contribute to it. Her most recent book is Invitation to Law & Society: An Introduction to the Study of Real Law (2010). kccalavi@uci.edu

Mónica Castillejos-Aragón received a J.S.D and LL.M from The University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and earned an LL.B from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Her general areas of research are comparative courts and politics, and justice systems in the developing world. Dr. Castillejos-Aragón clerked at the Mexican Supreme Court for four years. She also interned at the Supreme Court of California (2009) and at the Supreme Court of India (2010). These experiences with high courts inspired her current research on judicial behavior, civil society, and the legal profession. Dr. Castillejos-Aragón is currently drafting an extract of her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Transformation of the Mexican Supreme Court into an arena for political contestation”. castillejosa.m@gmail.com

Leonidas Cheliotis is Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice at the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London. He holds MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge (his doctoral thesis was awarded the 2010 Nigel Walker Prize by the Cambridge Institute of Criminology). Leonidas is an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Criminology, and the editor of three books: The Arts of Imprisonment: Control, Resistance and Empowerment (2012), Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Greece: International Comparative Perspectives (2011, with Sappho Xenakis), and Roots, Rites and Sites of Resistance: The Banality of Good (2010). He is currently working on a monograph provisionally entitled The Punitive Heart: Neoliberal Capitalism and the Psychopolitics of Crime Control, where he draws on Erich Fromm’s ‘materialistic psychoanalysis’ to account for level and nature of state and public punitiveness in the US and the UK under conditions of neoliberal capitalism. L.Cheliotis@qmul.ac.uk

Yukyong Choe received both LL.M. and JSD degrees from the UC Berkeley School of Law, in 2008 and in 2011. Before she came to Berkeley, she received her Master in International Law and was a Ph.D. candidate in Constitutional law at College of Law, Seoul National University in Korea. While her early interest covers multi-culturism and citizenship policy of Korea which is also ongoing, her current research area mainly encompasses legal profession, legal education and legal reform of Northeast Asian countries. Her dissertation, titled “Politics, Conflicts, and Power Redistribution of the Modern Legal Complex: The Legislative Process of Reform of the Korean Legal Profession,” focuses on diverse agencies shown in the reform of the legal professional training system of Korea. Through many in-depth interviews, she highlighted those agencies’ roles, struggles, and choices that have affected the post-reform legal education system, especially from 1995 to 2007, concluding that the Supreme Court and a small group of legal academics played a decisive role in transforming the Korean legal education system to a U.S.-style law school system. At the Center, she is expanding her research on recent legal reform to inter-Asian countries, including Japan, China and Taiwan. She is also participating in a project called “Reforms and Socio-political Changes in Contemporary Korea” sponsored by AKS-UCB in 2011-2012. She is also serving as an advisor of the California Bar Association International Law Section.
yukyong@gmail.com

Rebecca Curry received the Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley (2008), where she also earned the J.D. (2002).  Her scholarly work investigates interactions between courts and other branches of government, as well as the use of litigation to manage both public policy and the regulation of the private sector.  Her research to date has focused on separation of powers, judicial review, election law, and the First Amendment.  From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Curry served as Assistant Professor of Public Law in the Political Science Department at Hofstra University.  There, she offered courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, the judicial process, and American politics, while also directing the University’s accelerated B.A./J.D. program.  At the Center, she will be completing a book entitled, The Paradox of Rights: Unexpected Lessons in the Judicial Review of Campaign Finance Policy.  It examines the role of electoral interests and interbranch politics in the development of campaign finance jurisprudence.  Dr. Curry is also continuing her work on presidential war powers, investigating how Supreme Court rulings in national security cases are affected by the Court’s interest in preserving its own policymaking authority. Rebecca.s.curry@gmail.com 

Christoph B. Graber is a founding member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Lucerne, since 2001, where he is Professor of Law, Head of the research center i-call (International Communications and Art Law Lucerne) and Director of lucernaiuris, the Institute for Research in the Fundaments of Law. He studied law at the Universities of Bern and St. Gallen, received his admission to the bar in Switzerland, a Ph.D. from the European University Institute (Florence) and his Habilitation from the University of Bern. He teaches in the fields of media law, intellectual property (IP) and art law, international trade law and legal sociology. His main research interests relate to legal challenges of globalisation and a digital networked environment at the intersection of IP, cultural diversity, cultural heritage, human rights and international trade regulation, including issues of indigenous peoples. Christoph is a member of the Swiss Federal Arbitration Commission for the Exploitation of Author’s Rights and Neighbouring Rights and a member of the research commission of the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Lucerne. He has been advisor to various branches of the Swiss Government in the fields of IP, trade and culture. He is the author of numerous publications, including Handel und Kultur im Audiovisionsrecht der WTO (Staempfli, 2003), and editor of Free Trade versus Cultural Diversity: WTO Negotiations in the Field of Audiovisual Services (Schulthess, 2004), Digital Rights Management: The End of Collecting Societies? (Staempfli, 2005), Interdisziplinäre Wege in der juristischen Grundlagenforschung (Schulthess, 2007), Intellectual Property and Traditional Cultural Expressions in a Digital Environment (Edward Elgar, 2008) and Governance of Digital Game Environments and Cultural Diversity (Edward Elgar, 2010). He is editor of medialex, the Swiss journal of media law, and a member of the board of directors of the Solothurn Film Festival.  In 2010, Christoph Graber received the Swiss-Academies Award for Transdisciplinary Research (the highest research prize of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences). Christoph-Beat.Graber@unilu.ch

Joseph Gusfield (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. His books Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics and the American Temperance Movement and The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking, Driving and the Symbolic Order helped define the fields of the sociology of law, the sociology of social movements and the sociology of social problems, bringing the study of culture into the emerging field of law and society.  jgusfield@ucsd.edu

Daniel E. Martin is an Associate Professor of Management at California State University, East Bay. His research interests include: social capital, ethical behavior, racism and prejudice, human resources assessment, religiosity, spirituality and humor. Formerly a Research Fellow for the U.S. Army Research Institute as well as a Personnel Research Psychologist for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, He has worked with private, public and non-profit organizations on pre-employment selection, training, and organizational assessment. Dan is published in journals including Personnel Review, Human Organization, Ethics and Behavior, Equal Opportunities International, Management Research Review, Intelligence, Military Psychology, Business Education Forum, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Dan holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Howard University. While at CSLS, Dan will be working on a research stream that aims to establish the interaction between employment law and potentially higher levels of prejudice/discrimination in members of a Title VII (1964) protected class (religion). An established body of research links prejudicial behavior with higher levels of religiosity. As many organizations have become interested in the application of religion in the workplace, the possibility of religiosity contributing to discriminatory employment decisions has ramifications for employment law. The working title is: Protected and Prosecutorial. daniel.martin@csueastbay.edu

Raquel Medina-Plana is a Professor of Legal History at the Universidad Complutense Law School (Madrid, Spain). She holds a PhD in Law (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2001), as well as degrees in Law (1992) and in Cultural Anthropology (2007). Her current main lines of research deal with the interaction of law and culture in the construction of family legal discourse, both from a socio-legal and historical perspective. Recently published are studies on the early modern Castilian family through the study of successoral mechanisms and practices. Another ongoing research project dealing with judicial discretionary treatment of rape crimes committed through promise of marriage in early modern Castille is to be published in 2012 by the Université de Montpellier. Legal Education is another important area of study in which she addresses the interdependence of theoretical and methodological issues around the relationship of law and social sciences. She has been director of half a dozen research projects on legal education in recent years involving: planning of the socio-legal courses in the new law degrees; analysis of the treatment given to critical thinking in social sciences and law schools; legal culture and professional image in law schools. Recently she has been chair of an International Workshop on “Critical thinking inside law schools” in the Oniati’s International Institute of Sociology of Law, which has reunited prestigious legal scholars from all over the world.  This workshop’s results are available in the online Oniati Socio Legal Series: http://opo.iisj.net/index.php/osls/index. At the CSLS she will be working on an ongoing research project on the subject of monoparental families by choice. Part of two interdisciplinary working groups on the subject, constituted by cultural anthropologists and jurists, her research approaches the subject from a socio-legal perspective, stemming from ethnographies constituted from participant observation, interviews and also archival documentation. Disruptions of the formal line between private and public law appear as soon as gender issues are addressed, and governance issues are advanced in the analysis of public policies and judicial treatment dispensed to these families. She will also be working on a reader volume on Legal Anthropology to be published next year. rmedina@der.ucm.es

Jialu Ou is a Ph.D. candidate at Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL), where he earned a Bachelor of Law (2006) and his Master of Law (2009). He has been Editorial Commissioner of a Research series on Chinese Real Estate Law since 2006, and also served as Executive Chief Editor of the Law Review of SWUPL from 2007 to 2008 and 2009 to 2010. His interests include civil society, philosophy of property, judicial reform, etc. At SWUPL, he actively participated in a research series covering topics including China’s existing land expropriation policy and legal problems resulting from the reconstruction of earthquake-stricken areas, and co-organized forums about Chinese judicial reform and marketization of land in China. Under the sponsorship of a Fulbright Scholarship, he plans to continue his research on the construction of Chinese civil society and protection of private rights during his stay at CSLS.  oujialu@gmail.com

Xiaoling Qin (pronounced “shiaoling chin”) is a Ph.D. candidate at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China, working on Human Rights Law and Population Law. Since her study for the Master of Law degree (2002-2005) and during her tenure in the Development and Reform Commission of Sichuan Province (2005-2011), she has been working on a series of research projects, from the regional to the national level, on disadvantaged population’s rights in the workplace, and on social security reform regarding farmers and migrant workers. Xiaoling plans to work at the Center for the Study of Law and Society on exploring workers’ legal consciousness, legal mobilization, and empowerment in the work place. Xiaolingqin2008@gmail.com

Elizabeth Rapaport is professor of law and philosophy at the University of New Mexico (JD, Harvard, PhD, philosophy, Case Western Reserve University). Rapaport has also held appointments in public policy, political science and women’s studies in the course of a hybridizing academic career.  Her principal endeavor while at the Center in Spring 2012 will be to update her research on gender and capital punishment in the contemporary U.S. dispensation, and to begin work on a book on that subject.   She has written on many facets of the topic, including the history of capital punishment for women, and whether women are more successful than men in avoiding death sentences, gaining judicial relief after a death sentence, and obtaining executive clemency, and the gendered nature of the law of homicide.   Representative of the earlier work she is updating are “Gender Discrimination and the Death Penalty,” 25 Law and Society Review (1991) and “Staying Alive: Executive Clemency, Equal Protection, and the Politics of Gender in Women’s Capital Cases,” 4 Buffalo Criminal Law Review (2001).  Rapaport is also engaged in the study of executive clemency, capital and noncapital (would that there were more of it).  Her other interests include international criminal law and the history and philosophy of religion. rapaport@law.unm.edu

Sidney William Richards is a doctoral candidate in the Law Faculty at the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College). His dissertation deals with the various relationships between the philosophy of law and globalisation, particularly how dominant theories of general jurisprudence and general concepts of law are affected by ongoing work in the fields of global governance, sociology and economics and transnational/global political theory. At the centre, his work will focus on how the interconnected and networked nature of a globalised society challenges the underlying concepts of practical agency, citizenship and collective action in the work of authors such as Hart, Raz and Finnis. Sidney Richards holds degrees in law (LLB/LLM) and political science (BA/MA) from Leyden University and was formerly attached to the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law and Utrecht University. Swr28@cam.ac.uk

Kimberly Richman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of San Francisco.  She received her B.A. at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine.  Her research interests include gender, sexuality, and law; crime, law, and deviance; family law; legal consciousness; court processes; and reintegrative programming for prison inmates. She is the author of the award winning book Courting Change (NYU Press) and multiple articles and book chapters on the topic of child custody and adoption for gay and lesbian parents, in which she investigates the negotiation of sexual and parental identity in family court, the problematic deployment of rights discourses in the LGBT family law context, and the development of expanded legal definitions of family over time. These articles appear in Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Law & Sexuality, and in the edited volume, The New Civil Rights Research. She is also the author of two articles on domestic violence, appearing in Sociological Inquiry and Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. Her current research, the subject of a book under contract with NYU Press as well as an article in the University of San Francisco Law Review, analyzes variation in legal consciousness regarding same sex marriage through interviews with gay and lesbian couples married in California and Massachusetts.  She sits on the Editorial Board for Law & Society Review, was recently elected Council Member for the American Sociological Association Sections on Sociology of Law and Sex and Gender, as well as Executive Counselor for the Western Criminological Association. In addition, she is co-founder and President of the Board of Directors for the San Quentin Alliance for C.H.A.N.G.E., a non-profit and inmate-led rehabilitative and community service program at San QuentinState Prison. kdrichman@usfca.edu

Yaad Rotem is Assistant Professor at the Center of Law & Business in Ramat Gan, Israel; and serves there as the Academic Director of the Business Law Program. He holds an LL.B. (1998, magna cum laude) and a B.A. in economics (1998) from the University of Haifa, and an LL.M. (2000) and LL.D. (2005) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as a law clerk for Justice Dalia Dorner of the Supreme Court of Israel in 1999, and as a senior law clerk for the Justice during the years 2000-2002. Dr. Rotem also served as a special consultant to the State Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli Government’s Treatment of Holocaust Survivors (2008). His main areas of research include corporate bankruptcy law, and the conflict of laws (private international law). Among his recent publications: “The Problem of Selective or Sporadic Recognition: A New Economic Rationale for the Law of Foreign Country Judgments,” Chicago Journal of International Law (2010); “Company Duplication—Plain Fraud or a ‘Poor Man’s’ Bankruptcy? A Case Study in the Financial Distress of Small Businesses,” International Insolvency Review (2011); “Better Positioned Agents: Introducing a New Redeployment Model for Corporate Bankruptcy Law,” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Employment Law (2008); “Contemplating a Corporate Governance Model for Bankruptcy Reorganizations: Lessons from Canada,” Virginia Law and Business Review (2008); “Pursuing Preservation of Pre-Bankruptcy Entitlements: Corporate Bankruptcy Law’s Self-Executing Mechanisms,” Berkeley Business Law Journal (2008). yrotem@law.berkeley.edu

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University.  He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information.  He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and  “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society. jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Jennifer Skeem is Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. She also is a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment, and the Centers for Psychology and Law and Evidence-Based Corrections at UCIrvine.  She earned her PhD from the University of Utah and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Skeem’s research is designed to inform clinical and legal decision-making about individuals with mental disorder. Specific topics include understanding psychopathic personality disorder, assessing and treating violence risk, and identifying factors that influence the outcomes of offenders who are required to accept psychiatric treatment.  She has authored and coauthored over 70 articles, chapters, and books.  To help research inform policy and practice, she works closely with both national and local agencies. Dr. Skeem received a Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence from the American Psychological Association (Division 41) and a Distinguished Research award from the Academic Senate of UC, Irvine.  skeem@uci.edu

Satomi Tayama is an Associate Professor of Law at Kanagawa University (Japan). She received a Master of Laws from Waseda University. She specializes in criminal law, and her primary research interests lie in the interrelationship between criminal law and civil law. Getting a foothold in interpretation of Japanese criminal law, she has mainly emphasized in her articles that criminal law should remain the last resort of maintaining social control. During her stay at CSLS, she will be working on research into the limits of criminal sanctions, comparing criminal and civil sanctions in terms of a deterrent to unlawful acts. tayama@kanagawa-u.ac.jp

Zheng Xi is a Ph.D candidate in China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) working on criminal procedure law and criminal evidence law. He also holds his Master of Laws (with honors) and Bachelor of Laws (with honors) from CUPL. Zheng Xi has published in a variety of law reviews and journals. His research interests include police behavior and human rights protection in criminal investigations and he is now working on his book titled Police’s Temporary Physical Seizure Power in Criminal Investigations. Zheng Xi is planning to use his time at the Center for the Study of Law and Society to explore the issue of police interrogation in order to promote human rights protection during the interrogation.
zhengxi-jim@hotmail.com

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – Fall 2011

Victoria Belco is an Associate professor of Modern European History at Portland State University in Portland Oregon. She has both a JD and a PhD in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and practiced as a criminal defense attorney for a number of years, including seven years at the Federal Public Defenders in San Francisco.  Her 2010 book, War, Massacre, and Recovery in Central Italy, 1943-1948 is an archival study of the transition from war to peace as well as a social history of war and the immediate postwar years in Italy from the fall of Fascism to the inauguration of the Republic. She is currently researching crime and criminal justice in Fascist Italy.  vbelco@pdx.edu

Kitty Calavita (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. She was President of the Law & Society Association in 2000-2001, and is a Thorsten Sellin Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She has published widely in the fields of immigration and immigration lawmaking. Her work is both contemporary and historical, U.S.-based and comparative. An early book, Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the INS (1992), used unpublished archival material to document the internal dynamics of the INS in shaping the Bracero Program, and connected structural contradictions in the political economy to the details of agency decisionmaking. Her interest in the interplay of economic forces and state power led to her investigation of white-collar crime in Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (1997, with co-authors Henry Pontell and Robert Tillman). Another book, Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe (2005), examined immigrant marginalization in Italy and Spain, and the formal and informal legal processes that contribute to it. Her most recent book is Invitation to Law & Society: An Introduction to the Study of Real Law (2010). Her current research, with co-author Valerie Jenness, examines the inmate grievance process and legal mobilization in California prisons. kccalavi@uci.edu

Rebecca Curry received the Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California at Berkeley (2008), where she also earned the J.D. (2002).  Her scholarly work investigates interactions between courts and other branches of government, as well as the use of litigation to manage both public policy and the regulation of the private sector.  Her research to date has focused on separation of powers, judicial review, election law, and the First Amendment.  From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Curry served as Assistant Professor of Public Law in the Political Science Department at Hofstra University.  There, she offered courses on constitutional law, civil liberties, the judicial process, and American politics, while also directing the University’s accelerated B.A./J.D. program.  At the Center, she will be completing a book entitled, The Paradox of Rights: Unexpected Lessons in the Judicial Review of Campaign Finance Policy.  It examines the role of electoral interests and interbranch politics in the development of campaign finance jurisprudence.  Dr. Curry is also continuing her work on presidential war powers, investigating how Supreme Court rulings in national security cases are affected by the Court’s interest in preserving its own policymaking authority. Rebecca.s.curry@gmail.com

Joseph Gusfield (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. His books Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics and the American Temperance Movement and The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking, Driving and the Symbolic Order helped define the fields of the sociology of law, the sociology of social movements and the sociology of social problems, bringing the study of culture into the emerging field of law and society.  jgusfield@ucsd.edu

Daniel E. Martin is an Associate Professor of Management at California State University, East Bay. His research interests include: social capital, ethical behavior, racism and prejudice, human resources assessment, religiosity, spirituality and humor. Formerly a Research Fellow for the U.S. Army Research Institute as well as a Personnel Research Psychologist for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, He has worked with private, public and non-profit organizations on pre-employment selection, training, and organizational assessment. Dan is published in journals including Personnel Review, Human Organization, Ethics and Behavior, Equal Opportunities International, Management Research Review, Intelligence, Military Psychology, Business Education Forum, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. Dan holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Howard University. While at CSLS, Dan will be working on a research stream that aims to establish the interaction between employment law and potentially higher levels of prejudice/discrimination in members of a Title VII (1964) protected class (religion). An established body of research links prejudicial behavior with higher levels of religiosity. As many organizations have become interested in the application of religion in the workplace, the possibility of religiosity contributing to discriminatory employment decisions has ramifications for employment law. The working title is: Protected and Prosecutorial. daniel.martin@csueastbay.edu

Rolf Nygren
, born 1944, is senior professor of legal history, Dept of Law (Law School), Uppsala University. Rolf passed his Ph.D. in history  (Uppsala) in 1977, was promoted assistant professor of history in 1980, archivist-in-chief of Swedish Parliament 1979-1984, professor of  legal history (Uppsala) 1984-2011, senior professor of legal history 2011-. He has been vice dean 1999-2001 including chair of the Law School´s doctoral training, head of the Law School 2001-2007. He has also been member of the Swedish Council for Social Research for six years in the 1990s. Rolf´s main fields in legal history are family law and constitutional law. He has been a visiting scholar/ professor at Minnesota Law School in 1991-1992, and Robbins Collection, Berkeley, in 1999. He hopes to finish two running projects during his stay at Berkeley: 1) Swedish Law and Integration of Jewish Immigrants in the 19th century, and 2) Constitutional values and school curricula 1980-2011. rolf.nygren@jur.uu.se

Jialu Ou is a Ph.D. candidate at Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL), where he earned a Bachelor of Law (2006) and his Master of Law (2009). He has been Editorial Commissioner of a Research series on Chinese Real Estate Law since 2006, and also served as Executive Chief Editor of the Law Review of SWUPL from 2007 to 2008 and 2009 to 2010. His interests include civil society, philosophy of property, judicial reform, etc. At SWUPL, he actively participated in a research series covering topics including China’s existing land expropriation policy and legal problems resulting from the reconstruction of earthquake-stricken areas, and co-organized forums about Chinese judicial reform and marketization of land in China. Under the sponsorship of a Fulbright Scholarship, he plans to continue his research on the construction of Chinese civil society and protection of private rights during his stay at CSLS.  oujialu@gmail.com

Jirí Pribán graduated from Charles University in Prague in 1989 and joined Cardiff University as a full-time member of staff in 2001. Jirí received his LLD in 2001 and was appointed visiting professor of legal philosophy and sociology at Charles University in November 2002. He was also visiting professor or scholar at European University Institute in Florence, New York University, University of San Francisco, University of Pretoria, and University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has published extensively in the areas of sociology of law, legal philosophy, constitutional and European comparative law, and theory of human rights. He is an editor of the Journal of Law and Society and a regular contributor to the BBC World Service, the Czech TV, newspapers and review journals. He is author of several monographs and edited volumes, especially Legal Symbolism: On Law, Time and European Identity (Ashgate, 2007), Dissidents of Law: On the 1989 Revolutions, Legitimations, Fictions of Legality and Contemporary Version of the Social Contract (Ashgate, 2002), Liquid Society and Its Law (ed., Ashgate, 2007), Law’s New Boundaries: On the Consequences of Legal Autopoiesis (edited with D. Nelken, Ashgate, 2001) and The Rule of Law in Central Europe (edited with J. Young, Ashgate, 1999). priban@cardiff.ac.uk

Xiaoling Qin (pronounced “shiaoling chin”) is a Ph.D. candidate at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in China, working on Human Rights Law and Population Law. Since her study for the Master of Law degree (2002-2005) and during her tenure in the Development and Reform Commission of Sichuan Province (2005-2011), she has been working on a series of research projects, from the regional to the national level, on disadvantaged population’s rights in the workplace, and on social security reform regarding farmers and migrant workers. Xiaoling plans to work at the Center for the Study of Law and Society on exploring workers’ legal consciousness, legal mobilization, and empowerment in the work place. Xiaolingqin2008@gmail.com

Kimberly Richman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of San Francisco.  She received her B.A. at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine.  Her research interests include gender, sexuality, and law; crime, law, and deviance; family law; legal consciousness; court processes; and reintegrative programming for prison inmates. She is the author of the award winning book Courting Change (NYU Press) and multiple articles and book chapters on the topic of child custody and adoption for gay and lesbian parents, in which she investigates the negotiation of sexual and parental identity in family court, the problematic deployment of rights discourses in the LGBT family law context, and the development of expanded legal definitions of family over time. These articles appear in Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Law & Sexuality, and in the edited volume, The New Civil Rights Research. She is also the author of two articles on domestic violence, appearing in Sociological Inquiry and Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. Her current research, the subject of a book under contract with NYU Press as well as an article in the University of San Francisco Law Review, analyzes variation in legal consciousness regarding same sex marriage through interviews with gay and lesbian couples married in California and Massachusetts.  She sits on the Editorial Board for Law & Society Review, was recently elected Council Member for the American Sociological Association Sections on Sociology of Law and Sex and Gender, as well as Executive Counselor for the Western Criminological Association. In addition, she is co-founder and President of the Board of Directors for the San Quentin Alliance for C.H.A.N.G.E., a non-profit and inmate-led rehabilitative and community service program at San Quentin State Prison. kdrichman@usfca.edu

Yaad Rotem is Assistant Professor at the Center of Law & Business in Ramat Gan, Israel; and serves there as the Academic Director of the Business Law Program. He holds an LL.B. (1998, magna cum laude) and a B.A. in economics (1998) from the University of Haifa, and an LL.M. (2000) and LL.D. (2005) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as a law clerk for Justice Dalia Dorner of the Supreme Court of Israel in 1999, and as a senior law clerk for the Justice during the years 2000-2002. Dr. Rotem also served as a special consultant to the State Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli Government’s Treatment of Holocaust Survivors (2008). His main areas of research include corporate bankruptcy law, and the conflict of laws (private international law). Among his recent publications: “The Problem of Selective or Sporadic Recognition: A New Economic Rationale for the Law of Foreign Country Judgments,” Chicago Journal of International Law (2010); “Company Duplication—Plain Fraud or a ‘Poor Man’s’ Bankruptcy? A Case Study in the Financial Distress of Small Businesses,” International Insolvency Review (2011); “Better Positioned Agents: Introducing a New Redeployment Model for Corporate Bankruptcy Law,” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Employment Law (2008); “Contemplating a Corporate Governance Model for Bankruptcy Reorganizations: Lessons from Canada,” Virginia Law and Business Review (2008); “Pursuing Preservation of Pre-Bankruptcy Entitlements: Corporate Bankruptcy Law’s Self-Executing Mechanisms,” Berkeley Business Law Journal (2008). yrotem@law.berkeley.edu

Antoni Rubi-Puig
is a full time Lecturer in Civil Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). His main interests of research lie in the fields of copyright, commercial speech, tort law and products liability. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and is the author of the book Advertising and Freedom of Speech (Publicidad y libertad de expresión, Thomson-Civitas, 2008). Antoni has previously been an Invited Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany) and a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School. At the CSLS he will be working on a volume on the limits of private ordering of information by intellectual property rightholders.
Antoni.rubi-puig@upf.edu

James B. Rule(Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University.  He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information.  He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and  “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society. jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Jennifer Skeem is Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. She also is a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment, and the Centers for Psychology and Law and Evidence-Based Corrections at UCIrvine.  She earned her PhD from the University of Utah and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Skeem’s research is designed to inform clinical and legal decision-making about individuals with mental disorder. Specific topics include understanding psychopathic personality disorder, assessing and treating violence risk, and identifying factors that influence the outcomes of offenders who are required to accept psychiatric treatment.  She has authored and coauthored over 70 articles, chapters, and books.  To help research inform policy and practice, she works closely with both national and local agencies. Dr. Skeem received a Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence from the American Psychological Association (Division 41) and a Distinguished Research award from the Academic Senate of UC, Irvine.  skeem@uci.edu

Zheng Xi is a Ph.D candidate in China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) working on criminal procedure law and criminal evidence law. He also holds his Master of Laws (with honors) and Bachelor of Laws (with honors) from CUPL. Zheng Xi has published in a variety of law reviews and journals. His research interests include police behavior and human rights protection in criminal investigations and he is now working on his book titled Police’s Temporary Physical Seizure Power in Criminal Investigations. Zheng Xi is planning to use his time at the Center for the Study of Law and Society to explore the issue of police interrogation in order to promote human rights protection during the interrogation.
zhengxi-jim@hotmail.com

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SUMMER 2011

Kitty Calavita (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. She was President of the Law & Society Association in 2000-2001, and is a Thorsten Sellin Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She has published widely in the fields of immigration and immigration lawmaking. Her work is both contemporary and historical, U.S.-based and comparative. An early book, Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the INS (1992), used unpublished archival material to document the internal dynamics of the INS in shaping the Bracero Program, and connected structural contradictions in the political economy to the details of agency decision making. Her interest in the interplay of economic forces and state power led to her investigation of white-collar crime in Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (1997, with co-authors Henry Pontell and Robert Tillman). Another book, Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe (2005), examined immigrant marginalization in Italy and Spain, and the formal and informal legal processes that contribute to it. Her most recent book is Invitation to Law & Society: An Introduction to the Study of Real Law (2010). kccalavi@uci.edu

Diarmuid Griffin is a lecturer in law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Criminology, University College Dublin. His research examines the decision-making process used to determine when and under what conditions parole is granted to serious and long term offenders, particularly those serving life sentences. He has acted as a consultant and legal expert for FRALEX, a group which advises the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, the Garda Síochána (Irish Police) Ombudsman Commission, Transparency International Ireland, and the European Forum for Restorative Justice project, “Restorative Justice and Crime Prevention.” diarmuid.griffin@nuigalway.ie

Joseph Gusfield (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. His books Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics and the American Temperance Movement and The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking, Driving and the Symbolic Order helped define the fields of the sociology of law, the sociology of social movements and the sociology of social problems, bringing the study of culture into the emerging field of law and society. jgusfield@ucsd.edu

Takashi Iida is Associate Professor of Law at Seikei University in Tokyo. He received a Master of Laws at the University of Tokyo in 2002, and worked for the University of Tokyo as Research Associate during 2002-2004. He specializes in law & economics and sociology of law. His main published work is Social Norms and Rationality: A Perspective from Law and Economics (in Japanese, ‘Ho to Keizaigaku no Shakaikihan-ron’, 2004). He is interested in the impact of social networks on the social functions of the law, especially civil law (including family law), environmental law, and anti-discrimination law. During his residence at Berkeley, he will write his second book which examines the interrelationships among social norms, social networks, and the law. iida-t@mug.biglobe.ne.jp

Tamara Lave is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Miami. Prior to her full-time academic appointment, she was a deputy public defender for ten years in San Diego. She holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and a B.A. from Haverford College. Her dissertation and subsequent research have focused on sexually violent predator legislation. tlave@law.miami.edu

Mercedes Perez-Manzano is Professor of Criminal Law at the Law School, Autonoma University of Madrid (Spain). She has conducted research in different areas of Criminal Law, Fundamental Rights and Evidence Law, such as Foundations and Goals of Criminal Law, Mens rea, Criminal Law and Gender, White-collar Criminality, Double Jeopardy or Standard of Proof of Subjective Elements. She was also Counsellor-at-Law for the Spanish Constitutional Court. Currently she is participating in a research project dealing with Neuroscience and Criminal Responsibility and is researching the theoretical and constitutional problems of using neuroimaging in courtrooms as evidence of the mental state of violent criminals, such as psychopaths. More information here. mercedesp.manzano@uam.es

Kimberly Richman is Associate Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of San Francisco. She received her B.A. at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, and law; crime, law, and deviance; family law; legal consciousness; court processes; and reintegrative programming for prison inmates. She is the author of the award winning book Courting Change (NYU Press) and multiple articles and book chapters on the topic of child custody and adoption for gay and lesbian parents, in which she investigates the negotiation of sexual and parental identity in family court, the problematic deployment of rights discourses in the LGBT family law context, and the development of expanded legal definitions of family over time. These articles appear in Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Law & Sexuality, and in the edited volume, The New Civil Rights Research. She is also the author of two articles on domestic violence, appearing in Sociological Inquiry and Studies in Law, Politics, and Society. Her current research, the subject of a book under contract with NYU Press as well as an article in the University of San Francisco Law Review, analyzes variation in legal consciousness regarding same sex marriage through interviews with gay and lesbian couples married in California and Massachusetts. She sits on the Editorial Board for Law & Society Review, was recently elected Council Member for the American Sociological Association Sections on Sociology of Law and Sex and Gender, as well as Executive Counselor for the Western Criminological Association. In addition, she is co-founder and President of the Board of Directors for the San Quentin Alliance for C.H.A.N.G.E., a non-profit and inmate-led rehabilitative and community service program at San Quentin State Prison.

Yaad Rotem is Assistant Professor at the Center of Law & Business in Ramat Gan, Israel; and serves there as the Academic Director of the Business Law Program. He holds an LL.B. (1998, magna cum laude) and a B.A. in economics (1998) from the University of Haifa, and an LL.M. (2000) and LL.D. (2005) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as a law clerk for Justice Dalia Dorner of the Supreme Court of Israel in 1999, and as a senior law clerk for the Justice during the years 2000-2002. Dr. Rotem also served as a special consultant to the State Commission of Inquiry into the Israeli Government’s Treatment of Holocaust Survivors (2008). His main areas of research include corporate bankruptcy law, and the conflict of laws (private international law). Among his recent publications: “The Problem of Selective or Sporadic Recognition: A New Economic Rationale for the Law of Foreign Country Judgments,” Chicago Journal of International Law (2010); “Company Duplication—Plain Fraud or a ‘Poor Man’s’ Bankruptcy? A Case Study in the Financial Distress of Small Businesses,” International Insolvency Review (2011); “Better Positioned Agents: Introducing a New Redeployment Model for Corporate Bankruptcy Law,” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Employment Law (2008); “Contemplating a Corporate Governance Model for Bankruptcy Reorganizations: Lessons from Canada,” Virginia Law and Business Review (2008); “Pursuing Preservation of Pre-Bankruptcy Entitlements: Corporate Bankruptcy Law’s Self-Executing Mechanisms,” Berkeley Business Law Journal (2008). yrotem@law.berkeley.edu

Antoni Rubi-Puig is a full time Lecturer in Civil Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). His main interests of research lie in the fields of copyright, commercial speech, tort law and products liability. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and is the author of the book Advertising and Freedom of Speech (Publicidad y libertad de expresión, Thomson-Civitas, 2008). Antoni has previously been an Invited Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany) and a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School. At the CSLS he will be working on a volume on the limits of private ordering of information by intellectual property rightholders. Antoni.rubi-puig@upf.edu

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University. He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information. He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society. jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Jennifer Skeem is Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. She also is a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment, and the Centers for Psychology and Law and Evidence-Based Corrections at UCIrvine. She earned her PhD from the University of Utah and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Skeem’s research is designed to inform clinical and legal decision-making about individuals with mental disorder. Specific topics include understanding psychopathic personality disorder, assessing and treating violence risk, and identifying factors that influence the outcomes of offenders who are required to accept psychiatric treatment. She has authored and coauthored over 70 articles, chapters, and books. To help research inform policy and practice, she works closely with both national and local agencies. Dr. Skeem received a Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence from the American Psychological Association (Division 41) and a Distinguished Research award from the Academic Senate of UC, Irvine. skeem@uci.edu

Hubert Smekal holds Ph.D. in European Studies from the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, where he currently works as an assistant professor. He has also worked as a research fellow in the International Institute of Political Science. He co-founded the Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democratization and serves as an assistant to E.MA Director (E.MA in Human Rights and Democratization, EIUC, Venice) for the Czech Republic. Smekal authored Human Rights in the European Union (MUNI Press, 2009) and his academic interests cover the issue of human rights in the EU, political role of the Court of Justice of the EU and judicialization of international politics. He lectured at the Bilgi University in Istanbul (2009), during the summers of 2005-2008 at University of Toronto and winter 2010 in the Australian International Law and Human Rights Program. He was awarded Fulbright-Masaryk Scholarship for 2010–2011. hsmekal@fss.muni.cz

Mark Suchman is Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Previously, he was Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a BA (summa cum laude in Sociology, 1983) from Harvard, a JD from Yale Law School (1989), and a PhD in Sociology from Stanford (1994). From 1999 to 2001, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Yale, and in 2002-2003 he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. During his visit at Berkeley, he will be writing a book on the role of law firms in Silicon Valley. He will also be continuing a multi-year project on the organizational, professional, and legal challenges surrounding new information technologies in health care. In addition to these topics, he has written on organizational legitimacy, on inter-organizational disputing practices, on the “internalization” of law within corporate bureaucracies, and on social science approaches to the study of contracts. He has also served as Chair of the ASA section on Sociology of Law (2005-2006), as a review-panel member for the NSF’s Program on Law and Social Science (2004-2006), and as a member of the Law and Society Association’s Board of Trustees (2005-2008). mark_suchman@brown.edu

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SPRING 2011

Kitty Calavita (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. She was President of the Law & Society Association in 2000-2001, and is a Thorsten Sellin Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She has published widely in the fields of immigration and immigration lawmaking. Her work is both contemporary and historical, U.S.-based and comparative. An early book, Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the INS (1992), used unpublished archival material to document the internal dynamics of the INS in shaping the Bracero Program, and connected structural contradictions in the political economy to the details of agency decisionmaking. Her interest in the interplay of economic forces and state power led to her investigation of white-collar crime in Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (1997, with co-authors Henry Pontell and Robert Tillman). Another book, Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe (2005), examined immigrant marginalization in Italy and Spain, and the formal and informal legal processes that contribute to it. Her most recent book is Invitation to Law & Society: An Introduction to the Study of Real Law (2010). kccalavi@uci.edu

Emily Cloatre is a lecturer at Kent Law School (UK). Before taking up this position in July 2010, she worked at the University of Nottingham, as a lecturer at the School of Law and an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Science and Society. Her main research interest lies in the intersection between law and contemporary ‘science and society’ issues, for example patent law and access to health care, and the regulatory networks of climate change. She has a particular interest in studying these issues in the context of developing countries, as exemplified by her previous (and ongoing) work in sub-Saharan Africa and current work on the international scope of climate change regulation and its impact on developing states. This is not an exclusive focus as she has also conducted research at the level of European nation states (analysing the role of bioethicists in clinical research in France, for example) and at the European Union level (looking at the EC/98/44 Biotech Directive). Alongside her core interests, she has been involved in socio-legal projects looking at the EU and social integration, as well as civil justice and the use of courts in the UK. In relation to theory, she is interested in network theories, as well as exploring key approaches from Science and Technology Studies to analyse the links between law, science and society. The theoretical core of her recent and current work aims to clarify how Actor-Network Theory can be used in socio-legal research. E.cloatre@kent.ac.uk

Jennifer Drobac is a tenured professor at the Indiana University-Indianapolis School of Law. She holds her doctoral and J.D. degrees from Stanford Law School and Masters and Bachelors degrees in History from Stanford University. Her recent scholarly work focuses primarily on sexual harassment and juvenile law and has been published in a variety of law reviews and journals. In 2005, she finished her first textbook, Sexual Harassment Law: History, Cases and Theory. A university video profile of her recent research can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/indylawchannel. While in residence, Jennifer will be researching how new information regarding the neurological and psychosocial development of teenagers might influence the modification of civil law pertaining to youth. jdrobac@iupui.edu

Diarmuid Griffin is a lecturer in law at the National University of Ireland, Galway and a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Criminology, University College Dublin. His research examines the decision-making process used to determine when and under what conditions parole is granted to serious and long term offenders, particularly those serving life sentences. He has acted as a consultant and legal expert for FRALEX, a group which advises the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, the Garda Síochána (Irish Police) Ombudsman Commission, Transparency International Ireland, and the European Forum for Restorative Justice project, “Restorative Justice and Crime Prevention.” diarmuid.griffin@nuigalway.ie

Joseph Gusfield (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. His books Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics and the American Temperance Movement and The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking, Driving and the Symbolic Order helped define the fields of the sociology of law, the sociology of social movements and the sociology of social problems, bringing the study of culture into the emerging field of law and society.jgusfield@ucsd.edu

Kiyoshi Hasegawa is Professor of Law at Tokyo Metropolitan University. He received a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Tokyo. He specializes in the sociology of law. Hasegawa’s most well-known work is ‘Toshi Komyuniti to Hō’ [The Urban Community and the Law], which received the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) Adam Podgorecki Prize in 2006. He is particularly interested in dispute resolutions in neighborhoods, private land-use restrictions, and residential private governments. He also has an interest in the homeless, and in the exclusion from several social sub-systems that is caused by homelessness. While at the Center, he will be conducting a comparative study of homeowners associations in the United States and Japan. The aim of this study is to present an accurate picture of these associations in addition to examining the conditions wherein residents of the two countries take recourse to their respective legal frameworks. At the same time, Hasegawa will be conducting research on the various kinds of exclusion from communities, and on the phenomena of segregation and homelessness. This study aims to focus on the negative side of deliberative or democratic communities, shedding light on the cumulative effects of exclusion from social sub-systems. He can be contacted at k-hase@tmu.ac.jp

Amanda Hollis-Brusky earned her doctorate in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2010. She will begin her appointment as an Assistant Professor of Politics at Pomona College in July 2011, where she will teach courses in American Politics, constitutional law, and constitutional theory. Her current research focuses on the role networks of legal elites play in generating, cultivating, and diffusing legal ideas and strategies to decision-makers in government. While in residence at the Center, Amanda will be turning her doctoral dissertation (The Federalist Society and the “Structural Constitution:” An Epistemic Community at Work) into a book manuscript that examines, in much greater detail, how and to what extent actors affiliated with the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy – a conservative and libertarian legal network – shaped and influenced some of the most critical and controversial decisions of the recent “conservative counterrevolution” in American Supreme Court jurisprudence. She will also be completing an article length manuscript on the origins and impact of the Unitary Executive Theory. ahollis@berkeley.edu

Takashi Iida is Associate Professor of Law at Seikei University in Tokyo. He received a Master of Laws at the University of Tokyo in 2002, and worked for the University of Tokyo as Research Associate during 2002-2004. He specializes in law & economics and sociology of law. His main published work is Social Norms and Rationality: A Perspective from Law and Economics (in Japanese, ‘Ho to Keizaigaku no Shakaikihan-ron’, 2004). He is interested in the impact of social networks on the social functions of the law, especially civil law (including family law), environmental law, and anti-discrimination law. During his residence at Berkeley, he will write his second book which examines the interrelationships among social norms, social networks, and the law. iida-t@mug.biglobe.ne.jp

Hideyo Matsubara is Associate Professor of Law at Ehime University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Law from Kwanseigakuin University. His first book, Controlling Corporate Misconducts through Criminal Sanctions: From Deterrent Function to Defining Function, is based on his doctoral dissertation and won an award from the Japanese Association of Sociological Criminology for Young Scholars in 2000. His research interests lie in the role of criminal justice and punishment in modern societies. While at Berkeley, he is conducting research into the transformation of criminal policy which occurred in the U.S. in the late-20th-century. hideyoma@ehime-u.ac.jp

Antoni Rubi-Puig is a full time Lecturer in Civil Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). His main interests of research lie in the fields of copyright, commercial speech, tort law and products liability. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and is the author of the book Advertising and Freedom of Speech (Publicidad y libertad de expresión, Thomson-Civitas, 2008). Antoni has previously been an Invited Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany) and a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School. At the CSLS he will be working on a volume on the limits of private ordering of information by intellectual property rightholders. Antoni.rubi-puig@upf.edu

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University. He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information. He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society (in press). jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Jennifer Skeem is Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. She also is a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment, and the Centers for Psychology and Law and Evidence-Based Corrections at UCIrvine. She earned her PhD from the University of Utah and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Skeem’s research is designed to inform clinical and legal decision-making about individuals with mental disorder. Specific topics include understanding psychopathic personality disorder, assessing and treating violence risk, and identifying factors that influence the outcomes of offenders who are required to accept psychiatric treatment. She has authored and coauthored over 70 articles, chapters, and books. To help research inform policy and practice, she works closely with both national and local agencies. Dr. Skeem received a Saleem Shah Award for Early Career Excellence from the American Psychological Association (Division 41) and a Distinguished Research award from the Academic Senate of UC, Irvine. skeem@uci.edu

Hubert Smekal holds Ph.D. in European Studies from the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, where he currently works as an assistant professor. He has also worked as a research fellow in the International Institute of Political Science. He co-founded the Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democratization and serves as an assistant to E.MA Director (E.MA in Human Rights and Democratization, EIUC, Venice) for the Czech Republic. Smekal authored Human Rights in the European Union (MUNI Press, 2009) and his academic interests cover the issue of human rights in the EU, political role of the Court of Justice of the EU and judicialization of international politics. He lectured at the Bilgi University in Istanbul (2009), during the summers of 2005-2008 at University of Toronto and winter 2010 in the Australian International Law and Human Rights Program. He was awarded Fulbright-Masaryk Scholarship for 2010–2011. hsmekal@fss.muni.cz

 

Robert J. Steinfeld is Professor of Law at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His most recent book, Coercion, Contract and Free Labor in the Nineteenth Century, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2001. The University of North Carolina Press brought out his earlier book The Invention of Free Labor in 1992. He has published numerous articles on the history of labor law in America and England. Professor Steinfeld has been a Langdell Fellow at Harvard Law School and a Visiting Scholar at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. He is currently at work on a book about the origins of American judicial review. steinfel@buffalo.edu

Mark Suchman is Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Previously, he was Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a BA (summa cum laude in Sociology, 1983) from Harvard, a JD from Yale Law School (1989), and a PhD in Sociology from Stanford (1994). From 1999 to 2001, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Yale, and in 2002-2003 he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. During his visit at Berkeley, he will be writing a book on the role of law firms in Silicon Valley. He will also be continuing a multi-year project on the organizational, professional, and legal challenges surrounding new information technologies in health care. In addition to these topics, he has written on organizational legitimacy, on inter-organizational disputing practices, on the “internalization” of law within corporate bureaucracies, and on social science approaches to the study of contracts. He has also served as Chair of the ASA section on Sociology of Law (2005-2006), as a review-panel member for the NSF’s Program on Law and Social Science (2004-2006), and as a member of the Law and Society Association’s Board of Trustees (2005-2008). mark_suchman@brown.edu.

Rob Tennyson received his doctorate in Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy program in the Fall of 2009, writing a dissertation on the function of private legislative procedure in the eighteenth-century British parliaments. At the Center, he aims to extend the project, carrying it into the nineteenth century and examining the impact of parliamentary procedures and norms on administrative, corporate and property law. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Robert worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Propst and the Honorable Dean Buttram, Jr., (resigned) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He obtained his JD from Tulane Law School in 1996. leytyn@gmail.com

Michael Tolley is associate professor of political science and an affiliated faculty in the Law, Policy and Society Program at Northeastern University. His research interests are at the intersection of law and politics and, in recent years, his work has taken comparative and empirical turns. He was co-editor (and contributor) most recently of a book titled Globalizing Justice: Critical Perspectives on Transnational Law and the Cross-Border Migration of Legal Norms (SUNY, 2010). He is planning to use his time at the Center for the Study of Law and Society to finish two projects. One, called Constituting Social Welfare Rights, examines the judicial protection of socio-economic rights from a comparative perspective and explores the relationship between socio-economic rights in national constitutions, government spending on various social welfare programs, and civic engagement. The second, called Keeping Pace with Brusssels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg, examines the efforts by national courts in several western European countries to harmonize national law with international and supranational law in dealing with asylum and immigration. Michael Tolley is a graduate of Swarthmore College (BA, 1984) and Johns Hopkins University (PhD, 1990). m.tolley@neu.edu

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – FALL 2010

Daniella Beinisch is an SJD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she completed her LLM (with honors). She also holds an LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniella worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Israeli State Attorney’s office for several years; she also worked for a few NGOs promoting social programs and human rights. Her research interests include the intersections between civil society organizations and governmental agencies, criminal justice, community justice and the social role of courts. While at the Center, she plans to complete her doctoral dissertation exploring the problem solving courts phenomenon and the challenges that it represent to the traditional criminal justice system.  beinisch@law.berkeley.edu

Kitty Calavita (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Chancellor’s Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. She was President of the Law & Society Association in 2000-2001, and is a Thorsten Sellin Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. She has published widely in the fields of immigration and immigration lawmaking. Her work is both contemporary and historical, U.S.-based and comparative. An early book, Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the INS (1992), used unpublished archival material to document the internal dynamics of the INS in shaping the Bracero Program, and connected structural contradictions in the political economy to the details of agency decisionmaking. Her interest in the interplay of economic forces and state power led to her investigation of white-collar crime in Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis (1997, with co-authors Henry Pontell and Robert Tillman). Another book, Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe (2005), examined immigrant marginalization in Italy and Spain, and the formal and informal legal processes that contribute to it. Her most recent book is Invitation to Law & Society: An Introduction to the Study of Real Law (2010). Interweaving scholarship with personal anecdotes and humor, it is an accessible guide to the prominent issues and distinctive approaches in the field of law & society. Her current research project explores the informal grievance process in California prisons, and what the use of this process can tell us about prisoners’ legal consciousness, as well as about rights consciousness and prison life more generally. Data for the study include prisoners’ written grievances and interviews with prisoners and corrections officials. kccalavi@uci.edu

Jennifer Drobac is a tenured professor at the Indiana University-Indianapolis School of Law. She holds her doctoral and J.D. degrees from Stanford Law School and Masters and Bachelors degrees in History from Stanford University. Her recent scholarly work focuses primarily on sexual harassment and juvenile law and has been published in a variety of law reviews and journals.  In 2005, she finished her first textbook, Sexual Harassment Law: History, Cases and Theory. A university video profile of her recent research can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/indylawchannel.  While in residence, Jennifer will be researching how new information regarding the neurological and psychosocial development of teenagers might influence the modification of civil law pertaining to youth. jdrobac@iupui.edu

William Gallagher is Associate Professor of Law at the Golden Gate University School of Law. Prior to his full-time academic appointment, he was a partner in a San Francisco law firm where he specialized in intellectual property litigation.  He holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.  His research interests include intellectual property law and policy, the legal profession, and the sociology of law.  He is a co-founder of the Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network (“CRN”) on Culture, Society, and Intellectual Property.  While serving as a visiting scholar at the CSLS, he will be continuing research on (1) two empirical studies of strategic enforcement of intellectual property claims, (2) an empirical study of patent lawyers, (3) an edited book on “law and society” approaches to intellectual property law, and (4) a study of lawyer regulation in California.  wgallagher@ggu.edu

Joseph Gusfield (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. His books Symbolic Crusade: Status Politics and the American Temperance Movement and The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking, Driving and the Symbolic Order helped define the fields of the sociology of law, the sociology of social movements and the sociology of social problems, bringing the study of culture into the emerging field of law and society.

Kiyoshi Hasegawa is Professor of Law at Tokyo Metropolitan University. He received a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Tokyo. He specializes in the sociology of law. Hasegawa’s most well-known work is ‘Toshi Komyunitii to Hō’ [The Urban Community and the Law], which received the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) Adam Podgorecki Prize in 2006. He is particularly interested in dispute resolutions in neighborhoods, private land-use restrictions, and residential private governments. He also has an interest in the homeless, and in the exclusion from several social sub-systems that is caused by homelessness. While at the Center, he will be conducting a comparative study of homeowners associations in the United States and Japan. The aim of this study is to present an accurate picture of these associations in addition to examining the conditions wherein residents of the two countries take recourse to their respective legal frameworks. At the same time, Hasegawa will be conducting research on the various kinds of exclusion from communities, and on the phenomena of segregation and homelessness. This study aims to focus on the negative side of deliberative or democratic communities, shedding light on the cumulative effects of exclusion from social sub-systems.  k-hase@tmu.ac.jp

Paul Hirschfield is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Program of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey. He holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Kalamazoo College and a PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University, Evanston. Most of his work aims to uncover the causes and social implications of the widespread criminalization of adolescent deviance and school misconduct, especially in the inner-city.  He also has examined criminalization in relation to adolescent mental disorders and symbolic criminalization within news media narratives of deadly force. He is currently conducting a federally-funded study on competing approaches to the reintegration of youth from correctional facilities into New York City schools. During his residency, he will be focused on a project that assesses the impact of neighborhood levels of proactive policing in Chicago on African-American and Latino children’s attitudes toward and compliance with the Law, along with any moderating influence of local participation in community policing. His email address is phirschfield@sociology.rutgers.edu.

Amanda Hollis-Brusky earned her doctorate in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2010.  She will begin her appointment as an Assistant Professor of Politics at Pomona College in July 2011, where she will teach courses in American Politics, constitutional law, and constitutional theory.  Her current research focuses on the role networks of legal elites play in generating, cultivating, and diffusing legal ideas and strategies to decision-makers in government.  While in residence at the Center, Amanda will be turning her doctoral dissertation (The Federalist Society and the “Structural Constitution:” An Epistemic Community at Work) into a book manuscript that examines, in much greater detail, how and to what extent actors affiliated with the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy – a conservative and libertarian legal network – shaped and influenced some of the most critical and controversial decisions of the recent “conservative counterrevolution” in American Supreme Court jurisprudence.  She will also be completing an article length manuscript on the origins and impact of the Unitary Executive Theory.  ahollis@berkeley.edu

Takashi Iida is Associate Professor of Law at Seikei University in Tokyo. He received a Master of Laws at the University of Tokyo in 2002, and worked for the University of Tokyo as Research Associate during 2002-2004. He specializes in law & economics and sociology of law. His main published work is Social Norms and Rationality: A Perspective from Law and Economics (in Japanese, ‘Ho to Keizaigaku no Shakaikihan-ron’, 2004).  He is interested in the impact of social networks on the social functions of the law, especially civil law (including family law), environmental law, and anti-discrimination law.  During his residence at Berkeley, he will write his second book which examines the interrelationships among social norms, social networks, & the law.  iida-t@mug.biglobe.ne.jp

Hideyo Matsubara is Associate Professor of Law at Ehime University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Law from Kwanseigakuin University. His first book,  Controlling Corporate Misconducts through Criminal Sanctions: From Deterrent Function to Defining Function, is based on his doctoral dissertation and won an award from the Japanese Association of Sociological Criminology for Young Scholars in 2000. His research interests lie in the role of criminal justice and punishment in modern societies. While at Berkeley, he is conducting  research into the transformation of criminal policy which occurred in the U.S. in the late-20th-century. hideyoma@ehime-u.ac.jp

Dario Melossi is Full Professor of Criminology in the School of Law at the University of Bologna. He received a law degree at Bologna and went on to do a Ph.D.in sociology at UC, Santa Barbara. From 1986 to 1993 he was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Sociology at UC, Davis. He has authored Carcere e fabbrica, 1977 with Massimo Pavarini which was translated as The Prison and the Factory, 1981; The State of Social Control, 1990 (Stato, controllo sociale, devianza, 2002); and Controlling Crime, Controlling Society: Thinking about Crime in Europe and America, 2008.  He has also contributed over 100 chapters and articles to edited books. He is a prominent spokesperson for “critical criminology,” a movement in and outside Italy. He is the main editor of the Italian journal Studi sulla questione criminale, co-editor of Punishment and Society, and a member of the Board of many other professional journals. His current research concerns the construction of deviance and social control in the European Union, especially with regard to migration. He is currently leading a research project on self-reported delinquency in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. dario.melossi@unibo.it

Charles O’Mahony is a Ph.D candidate in the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland Galway working on a comparative study of the diversion of mentally ill persons from the criminal justice system in Ireland, the United States and New Zealand. (His research is supported by a Higher Education Authority of Ireland PRTLI scholarship). He was awarded a LL.M from University College London in 2005 and a LL.M in Public Law from NUI Galway in 2006. Charles worked as a full-time legal researcher for the Law Reform Commission of Ireland from 2006-2008. He was the principal legal researcher for the Commission’s Third Programme of Law Reform 2008-2014 and the Commission’s Consultation Paper on Jury Selection published in March 2010. Charles has taught in the areas of criminal law, human rights, the criminal jury and labour law. He is a regular contributor to the Human Rights in Ireland blog (www.humanrights.ie) where he writes on mental health and disability law. mailto:c.omahoney3@nuigalway.ie

Antoni Rubi-Puig is a full time Lecturer in Civil Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). His main interests of research lie in the fields of copyright, commercial speech, tort law and products liability. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and is the author of the book Advertising and Freedom of Speech (Publicidad y libertad de expresión, Thomson-Civitas, 2008). Antoni has previously been an Invited Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany) and a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School. At the CSLS he will be working on a volume on the limits of private ordering of information by intellectual property rightholders. Antoni.rubi-puig@upf.edu

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University.  He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information.  He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and  “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society (in press).  He is teaching Law 209.8 (Privacy Seminar) at Boalt this Fall (2008). jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Jothi Saunthararaja (Jothie Rajah) has just submitted her doctoral dissertation to the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, for examination. Her dissertation applies critical theory on language and power to study the intersections of law, language and politics. She has studied the manner in which the Singapore state has reframed the liberal idea of the rule of law through legislation and public discourse. Jothie also has research interests in the legal professions, the British colonial state’s formulations of law, and Hindu law. Her earlier degrees are from the National University of Singapore. Jothie2010@gmail.com

Jodi Short is Associate Professor at Georgetown Law.  Her research is on the nexus of public and private institutions in regulatory governance.  She is currently working on a series of empirical papers examining the effects of corporate internal compliance auditing on regulatory performance.  Her work also addresses theoretical justifications for and critiques of regulation, exploring tensions in the U.S. administrative state between cooperation and coercion, expertise and politics, and public and private interests.  While in residence at the Center for the Study of Law and Society this summer, Professor Short will be working on papers that investigate: (1) whether the voluntary disclosure of legal violations can serve as a reliable signal of effective self-policing; (2) the conditions under which self-policing policies get institutionalized within or decoupled from the actual compliance practices of regulated organizations; (3) how sociological  theories of reason-giving can help us better understand practices of administrative justification.  Professor Short teaches courses on administrative law, the regulatory state, and the role that private organizations play in public governance and law.  She can be contacted at jls272@law.georgetown.edu

Hubert Smekal holds a Ph.D. in European Studies from the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, (Czech Republic)where he is currently works Assistant Professor. He has also worked as a research fellow at the International Institute of Political Science. He co-founded the Czech Centre for Human Rights and Democratization and serves as an assistant to E.MA Director (E.MA in Human Rights and Democratization, EIUC, Venice) for the Czech Republic. Smekal authored a book Human Rights in the European Union (MUNI Press, 2009) and his academic interests cover the issue of human rights in the EU, the political role of the Court of Justice of the EU and the judicialization of international politics. He lectured at the Bilgi University in Istanbul (2009), at the University of Toronto during the summers of 2005-2008 and in winter 2010 in the Australian International Law and Human Rights Program. He was awarded Fulbright-Masaryk Scholarship for 2010–2011. hsmekal@fss.muni.cz

Mark Suchman is Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Previously, he was Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a BA (summa cum laude in Sociology, 1983) from Harvard, a JD from Yale Law School (1989), and a PhD in Sociology from Stanford (1994).  From 1999 to 2001, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Yale, and in 2002-2003 he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. During his visit at Berkeley, he will be writing a book on the role of law firms in Silicon Valley.  He will also be continuing a multi-year project on the organizational, professional, and legal challenges surrounding new information technologies in health care.  In addition to these topics, he has written on organizational legitimacy, on inter-organizational disputing practices, on the “internalization” of law within corporate bureaucracies, and on social science approaches to the study of contracts.  He has also served as Chair of the ASA section on Sociology of Law (2005-2006), as a review-panel member for the NSF’s Program on Law and Social Science (2004-2006), and as a member of the Law and Society Association’s Board of Trustees (2005-2008).  mark_suchman@brown.edu.

Rob Tennyson received his doctorate in Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy program in the Fall of 2009, writing a dissertation on the function of private legislative procedure in the eighteenth-century British parliaments.  At the Center, he aims to extend the project, carrying it into the nineteenth century and examining the impact of parliamentary procedures and norms on administrative, corporate and property law.  Prior to obtaining his PhD, Robert worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Propst and the Honorable Dean Buttram, Jr., (resigned) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.  He obtained his JD from Tulane Law School in 1996. leytyn@gmail.com 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SUMMER 2010

Daniella Beinisch is an SJD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she completed her LLM (with honors). She also holds an LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniella worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Israeli State Attorney’s office for several years; she also worked for a few NGOs promoting social programs and human rights. Her research interests include the intersections between civil society organizations and governmental agencies, criminal justice, community justice and the social role of courts. While at the Center, she plans to complete her doctoral dissertation exploring the problem solving courts phenomenon and the challenges that it represent to the traditional criminal justice system.  beinisch@law.upenn.edu

Jennifer Drobac is a tenured professor at the Indiana University-Indianapolis School of Law. She holds her doctoral and J.D. degrees from Stanford Law School and Masters and Bachelors degrees in History from Stanford University. Her recent scholarly work focuses primarily on sexual harassment and juvenile law and has been published in a variety of law reviews and journals.  In 2005, she finished her first textbook, SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAW: HISTORY, CASES AND THEORY. A university video profile of her recent research can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/indylawchannel.  While in residence, Jennifer will be researching how new information regarding the neurological and psychosocial development of teenagers might influence the modification of civil law pertaining to youth. jdrobac@iupui.edu

William Gallagher is Associate Professor of Law at the Golden Gate University School of Law. Prior to his full-time academic appointment, he was a partner in a San Francisco law firm where he specialized in intellectual property litigation.  He holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.  His research interests include intellectual property law and policy, the legal profession, and the sociology of law.  He is a co-founder of the Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network (“CRN”) on Culture, Society, and Intellectual Property.  While serving as a visiting scholar at the CSLS, he will be continuing research on (1) two empirical studies of strategic enforcement of intellectual property claims, (2) an empirical study of patent lawyers, (3) an edited book on “law and society” approaches to intellectual property law, and (4) a study of lawyer regulation in California.   wgallagher@ggu.edu

Joseph Gusfield, Distinguished Affiliate Scholar.  Professor Emeritus, ECSD.  Research: social movements and social problems

Kiyoshi Hasegawa is Professor of Law at Tokyo Metropolitan University. He received a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Tokyo. He specializes in the sociology of law. Hasegawa’s most well-known work is ‘Toshi Komyunitii to Hō’ [The Urban Community and the Law], which received the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) Adam Podgorecki Prize in 2006. He is particularly interested in dispute resolutions in neighborhoods, private land-use restrictions, and residential private governments. He also has an interest in the homeless, and in the exclusion from several social sub-systems that is caused by homelessness. While at the Center, he will be conducting a comparative study of homeowners associations in the United States and Japan. The aim of this study is to present an accurate picture of these associations in addition to examining the conditions wherein residents of the two countries take recourse to their respective legal frameworks. At the same time, Hasegawa will be conducting research on the various kinds of exclusion from communities, and on the phenomena of segregation and homelessness. This study aims to focus on the negative side of deliberative or democratic communities, shedding light on the cumulative effects of exclusion from social sub-systems.  k-hase@tmu.ac.jp

Amanda Hollis-Brusky earned her doctorate in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2010.  She will begin her appointment as Assistant Professor of Politics at Pomona College in July 2011, where she will teach courses in American Politics, constitutional law, and constitutional theory.  Her current research focuses on the role networks of legal elites play in generating, cultivating, and diffusing legal ideas and strategies to decision-makers in government.  While in residence at the Center, Amanda will be turning her doctoral dissertation (The Federalist Society and the “Structural Constitution:” An Epistemic Community at Work) into a book manuscript that examines, in much greater detail, how and to what extent actors affiliated with the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy – a conservative and libertarian legal network – shaped and influenced some of the most critical and controversial decisions of the recent “conservative counterrevolution” in American Supreme Court jurisprudence.  She will also be completing an article length manuscript on the origins and impact of the Unitary Executive Theory.  ahollis@berkeley.edu

Takashi Iida is Associate Professor of Law at Seikei University in Tokyo. He received a Master of Laws at the University of Tokyo in 2002, and worked for the University of Tokyo as Research Associate during 2002-2004. He specializes in law & economics and sociology of law. His main published work is Social Norms and Rationality: A Perspective from Law and Economics (in Japanese, ‘Ho to Keizaigaku no Shakaikihan-ron’, 2004).  He is interested in the impact of social networks on the social functions of the law, especially civil law (including family law), environmental law, and anti-discrimination law.  During his residence at Berkeley, he will write a second book which examines the interrelationships among social norms, social networks, and the law.  iida-t@mug.biglobe.ne.jp

Anna Kirkland is Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Political Science at the University of Michigan. She earned her J.D. (2001) and Ph.D. (Jurisprudence and Social Policy, 2003) from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research has focused on the construction of the legal categories that receive civil rights protections in various jurisdictions of the United States as well as the ways in which ordinary people understand and negotiate their identities through the law. Her first book, Fat Rights: Dilemmas of Difference and Personhood, was published in 2008 by New York University Press. Prof. Kirkland has also published work on fat acceptance advocates and their perceptions of law, fatness as disability, transgendered plaintiffs who win their cases, transgender discrimination as sex discrimination, the moral, racial, gendered, and political features of the “obesogenic environment” account of population weight gains, and an analysis of the diversity essay on the undergraduate UM application. With Michigan colleague Jonathan Metzl, Prof. Kirkland edited the forthcoming volume Against Health:  How Health Become the New Morality (New York University Press, 2010).  While at Berkeley, she is working on a second book on vaccination law, politics and activism.  The new research focuses on the ongoing Autism Omnibus Proceedings before the federal vaccine compensation court, in which the Special Masters have found that vaccines did not cause autism spectrum disorder in children.  Prof. Kirkland is also studying movement opposition to the rulings, state-level vaccine controversies and regulation, and the interaction between vaccine safety advocates and policymakers at the federal level. She will spend the 2010-2011 academic year as a Fellow in Princeton University’s Law and Public Affairs Program. akirkland@umich.edu

Joe McGrath graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from University College Cork, Ireland. He was awarded the title ‘College Scholar’ and a Faculty of Law PhD scholarship. He was subsequently awarded the Government of Ireland PhD scholarship by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. His doctoral research employs jurisprudential methodologies, enriched by a criminological, penological and sociological analysis of law, to explore the emergence of a new legal regime addressing corporate deviancy and corporate crime in Ireland and it explores the impact of this regulatory regime on traditional criminal law values and the practice of corporate enforcement. He has also undertaken studies in European business regulation in Bilbao, pursuant to a European Commission scholarship. He has presented papers both domestically and internationally on corporate crime and corporate regulation and published in books and journals on these areas. He was also a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School in 2009. jhmcgrath@gmail.com

Christopher Roberts is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Michigan in the Joint Program in Public Policy and Sociology.  He holds a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.  While in residence, Christopher will be working on completing his dissertation project, in which he examines the social origins of the modern international human rights concept.  His work shows how the human rights concept became the site for a series of seminal struggles over competing institutional frameworks for organizing social and political relationships, and how the formidable opposition that developed against human rights between 1944 and 1966 has been influential in shaping the modern human rights concept, itself.  His article (co-authored with Margaret Somers), “Toward a New Sociology of Rights: A Genealogy of ‘Buried Bodies’ of Citizenship and Human Rights”, will appear in the next issue of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science. cnrobert@umich.edu .

Antoni Rubi-Puig is a full time Lecturer in Civil Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). His main interests of research lie in the fields of copyright, commercial speech, tort law and products liability. He holds a Ph.D. in Law from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and is the author of the book Advertising and Freedom of Speech (Publicidad y libertad de expresión, Thomson-Civitas, 2008). Antoni has previously been an Invited Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany) and a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School. At the CSLS he will be working on a volume on the limits of private ordering of information by intellectual property rightholders. antonirubi-puig@upf.edu

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University.  He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information.  He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and  “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society (in press).  jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Jothi Saunthararaja (Jothie Rajah) has just submitted her doctoral dissertation to the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, for examination. Her dissertation applies critical theory on language and power to study the intersections of law, language and politics. She has studied the manner in which the Singapore state has reframed the liberal idea of the rule of law through legislation and public discourse. Jothie also has research interests in the legal professions, the British colonial state’s formulations of law, and Hindu law. Her earlier degrees are from the National University of Singapore  jothie2010@gmail.com

Jodi Short is Associate Professor at Georgetown Law.  Her research is on the nexus of public and private institutions in regulatory governance.  She is currently working on a series of empirical papers examining the effects of corporate internal compliance auditing on regulatory performance.  Her work also addresses theoretical justifications for and critiques of regulation, exploring tensions in the U.S. administrative state between cooperation and coercion, expertise and politics, and public and private interests.  While in residence at the Center for the Study of Law and Society this fall, Professor Short will be working on papers that investigate: (1) how different regulatory enforcement strategies influence the self-policing practices of regulated organizations; (2) how concerns about state coercion have shaped the debate about regulatory reform; and (3) how agencies administer “public interest” standards in their enabling statutes – how they develop models of and mediate competing claims about what the public’s interest is.  Professor Short teaches courses on administrative law, the regulatory state, and the role that private organizations play in public governance and law.  She will present a talk in the CSLS Speaker Series on Sept. 27 entitled, “Institutionalizing Self-Regulation: The Effect of Threat, Surveillance and Experience.”  She can be contacted at jls272@law.georgetown.edu.

Mark Suchman is Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Previously, he was Professor of Sociology and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a BA (summa cum laude in Sociology, 1983) from Harvard, a JD from Yale Law School (1989), and a PhD in Sociology from Stanford (1994).  From 1999 to 2001, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Yale, and in 2002-2003 he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. During his visit at Berkeley, he will be writing a book on the role of law firms in Silicon Valley.  He will also be continuing a multi-year project on the organizational, professional, and legal challenges surrounding new information technologies in health care.  In addition to these topics, he has written on organizational legitimacy, on inter-organizational disputing practices, on the “internalization” of law within corporate bureaucracies, and on social science approaches to the study of contracts.  He has also served as Chair of the ASA section on Sociology of Law (2005-2006), as a review-panel member for the NSF’s Program on Law and Social Science (2004-2006), and as a member of the Law and Society Association’s Board of Trustees (2005-2008).  mark_suchman@brown.edu.

Rob Tennyson received his doctorate in Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy program in the Fall of 2009, writing a dissertation on the function of private legislative procedure in the eighteenth-century British parliaments.  At the Center, he aims to extend the project, carrying it into the nineteenth century and examining the impact of parliamentary procedures and norms on administrative, corporate and property law.  Prior to obtaining his PhD, Robert worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Propst and the Honorable Dean Buttram, Jr., (resigned) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.  He obtained his JD from Tulane Law School in 1996.  leytyn@gmail.com 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SPRING 2010

Megan Allyse is a Wellcome Trust PhD candidate at the Institute for Science and Society in the University of Nottingham. Her doctoral work focuses on the development of models for the political and regulatory stabilization of controversial technologies, with particular emphasis on normative controversy surrounding emerging biotechnologies. Her case study on the stabilization of oocyte contribution to stem cell research compares policy development in the UK, California and China. Other research interests include the emergence of ethical governance structures in developing countries, normative institutionalisation and work in public health ethics. Megan is a member of the UE Framework 6 BIONET project focusing on collaborative development of ethical governance between Europe and China. lbxmaf@nottingham.ac.uk

Daniella Beinisch is an SJD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she completed her LLM (with honors). She also holds an LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniella worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Israeli State Attorney’s office for several years; she also worked for a few NGOs promoting social programs and human rights. Her research interests include the intersections between civil society organizations and governmental agencies, criminal justice, community justice and the social role of courts. While at the Center, she plans to complete her doctoral dissertation exploring the problem solving courts phenomenon and the challenges that it represent to the traditional criminal justice system.  beinisch@law.upenn.edu

Françoise Briegel is a recipient of a one-year fellowship for Academic Research from the Swiss National Science Foundation. She earned a Ph.D. at the Faculté des Lettres, University of Geneva. She has conducted research in several areas of the history of law and justice in continental Europe, such as recidivism between the 16th and the 18th century, the legalisation of the defence in the Republic of Geneva at the beginning of the 18th century, the negotiation between judges and accused regarding the defence, the impact of the politicization of public and judicial spaces. While at the Center her main goals are to explore the rhetorical dimension of the plea, the elements (facts, evidence, social values, etc.) which are ignored by the accusation and by the defence. Finally, and more generally, what are the consequences of the right to a spoken defence in “inquisitorial” procedure in which the fair hearing concept was previously non-existent?  Does the defence lawyer bring about changes in terms of evidence, the role of judges or the public body; what about the double classification of the defendant made by the accusation and by the defence regarding the concept of “criminal responsibility”?   francoise.briegel@gmail.com  

Mariavittoria Catanzariti is a PhD student at University of Roma, Roma Tre. Her doctoral work focuses on the topic of secrecy within the public/private dichotomy. More deeply, she analyzes the connections between the management and the access to sensitive data and their influences on democratic systems. This great field includes different issues: trail and secret, secret’s vote procedures, the problem of emergence, the international terrorism, the right on privacy. It is devoted to a new elaboration of secret as a concept of General Theory that covers all dimensions of public life and politics. Her research project compares two different models: the European one and the Common Law system, specifically the American one. Depending on the point of view, we have at least two different impacts: the ‘secret’ is considered as an asset, but it ensures also the protection of private life from the public powers. In this perspective the PhD thesis aims to determine a normative definition of ‘secret’ within the modern Constitutions. mailto:mariavittoriacat@libera.it

Martin Doris is a full time Lecturer in Private and Commercial Law at the University of Glasgow (UK). He holds a Ph.D. in Law from the European University Institute in Florence and his primary research interests lie in the fields of comparative private law and general consumer law. He has written widely on European private law themes and is the author of Dispute Avoidance and European Contract Law (Europa Law, 2008). Martin has previously  been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of European Law at the University of Birmingham (UK) and at the CSLS he will be working on a series of publications, including a planned new work exploring the future of the CISG Advisory Council.  mailto:m.doris@law.gla.ac.uk

Jennifer Drobac
is a tenured professor at the Indiana University-Indianapolis School of Law. She holds her doctoral and J.D. degrees from Stanford Law School and Masters and Bachelors degrees in History from Stanford University. Her recent scholarly work focuses primarily on sexual harassment and juvenile law and has been published in a variety of law reviews and journals.  In 2005, she finished her first textbook, SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAW: HISTORY, CASES AND THEORY. A university video profile of her recent research can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/indylawchannel.  While in residence, Jennifer will be researching how new information regarding the neurological and psychosocial development of teenagers might influence the modification of civil law pertaining to youth. jdrobac@iupui.edu

William Gallagher is Associate Professor of Law at the Golden Gate University School of Law. Prior to his full-time academic appointment, he was a partner in a San Francisco law firm where he specialized in intellectual property litigation.  He holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.  His research interests include intellectual property law and policy, the legal profession, and the sociology of law.  He is a co-founder of the Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network (“CRN”) on Culture,Society, and Intellectual Property.  While serving as a visiting scholar at the CSLS, he will be continuing research on (1) two empirical studies of strategic enforcement of intellectual property claims, (2) an empirical study of patent lawyers, (3) an edited book on “law and society” approaches to intellectual property law, and (4) a study of lawyer regulation in California.  wgallagher@ggu.edu

Kiyoshi Hasegawa is Professor of Law at Tokyo Metropolitan University. He received a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Tokyo. He specializes in the sociology of law. Hasegawa’s most well-known work is ‘Toshi Komyunitii to Hō’ [The Urban Community and the Law], which received the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) Adam Podgorecki Prize in 2006. He is particularly interested in dispute resolutions in neighborhoods, private land-use restrictions, and residential private governments. He also has an interest in the homeless, and in the exclusion from several social sub-systems that is caused by homelessness. While at the Center, he will be conducting a comparative study of homeowners associations in the United States and Japan. The aim of this study is to present an accurate picture of these associations in addition to examining the conditions wherein residents of the two countries take recourse to their respective legal frameworks. At the same time, Hasegawa will be conducting research on the various kinds of exclusion from communities, and on the phenomena of segregation and homelessness. This study aims to focus on the negative side of deliberative or democratic communities, shedding light on the cumulative effects of exclusion from social sub-systems.  k-hase@tmu.ac.jp

Antoinette (Toni) Hetzler is Professor of Sociology with emphasis on Social Policy at Lund University, Sweden. She is head of a research group in Sweden studying Social Policy, Working Life and Global Welfare (SWG) and is currently president of the Swedish Sociology Association. Her most recent books include Sick-Sweden (Sjuk-Sverige, 2005) and Rehabilitation and Welfare Politics (Rehabilitering och välfärdspolitik, 2004). She has published extensively on welfare state politics including workers compensation in Sweden as well as the role of law in social policy. Currently she is working on two manuscripts. One is “Women, Work and Well-being” and the other is “Regulating the Financial Market.”  Antoinette Hetzler received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, was Assistant Professor at New York University, and post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society before she immigrated to Sweden in the late 1970s.  antoinette.hetzler@soc.lu.se

Takashi Iida is Associate Professor of Law at Seikei University in Tokyo. He received a Master of Laws at the University of Tokyo in 2002, and worked for the University of Tokyo as Research Associate during 2002-2004. He specializes in law & economics and sociology of law. His main published work is Social Norms and Rationality: A Perspective from Law and Economics (in Japanese, ‘Ho to Keizaigaku no Shakaikihan-ron’, 2004).  He is interested in the impact of social networks on the social functions of the law, especially civil law (including family law), environmental law, and anti-discrimination law.  During my residence at Berkeley, he will write a second book which examines the interrelationships among social norms, social networks, and the law.  iida-t@mug.biglobe.ne.jp

Joe McGrath graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from University College Cork, Ireland. He was awarded the title ‘College Scholar’ and a Faculty of Law PhD scholarship. He was subsequently awarded the Government of Ireland PhD scholarship by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. His doctoral research employs jurisprudential methodologies, enriched by a criminological, penological and sociological analysis of law, to explore the emergence of a new legal regime addressing corporate deviancy and corporate crime in Ireland and it explores the impact of this regulatory regime on traditional criminal law values and the practice of corporate enforcement. He has also undertaken studies in European business regulation in Bilbao, pursuant to a European Commission scholarship. He has presented papers both domestically and internationally on corporate crime and corporate regulation and published in books and journals on these areas. He was also a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School in 2009. jhmcgrath@gmail.com

Michael Musheno (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned a Ph.D. at American University. He is currently Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at SFSU and Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University. Formerly  program director of Law and Society at NSF, his interests are in policing, street law, state frontline workforces (currently US Army reservists serving in Iraq), and interpretive field methods, esp. narratives and storytelling.  His book Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq (with Susan Ross) was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2008.  mmusheno@sfsu.edu .

Christopher Roberts is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Michigan in the Joint Program in Public Policy and Sociology.  He holds a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.  While in residence, Christopher will be working on completing his dissertation project, in which he examines the social origins of the modern international human rights concept.  His work shows how the human rights concept became the site for a series of seminal struggles over competing institutional frameworks for organizing social and political relationships, and how the formidable opposition that developed against human rights between 1944 and 1966 has been influential in shaping the modern human rights concept, itself.  His article (co-authored with Margaret Somers), “Toward a New Sociology of Rights: A Genealogy of ‘Buried Bodies’ of Citizenship and Human Rights”, will appear in the next issue of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science. cnrobert@umich.edu .

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University.  He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information.  He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and  “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society (in press).  jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Jothi Saunthararaja (Jothie Rajah) has just submitted her doctoral dissertation to the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, for examination. Her dissertation applies critical theory on language and power to study the intersections of law, language and politics. She has studied the manner in which the Singapore state has reframed the liberal idea of the rule of law through legislation and public discourse. Jothie also has research interests in the legal professions, the British colonial state’s formulations of law, and Hindu law. Her earlier degrees are from the National University of Singapore  jothie2010@gmail.com

Jacqueline Stevens’ work explores harms wrought by the nation-state, as well as possibilities for post-national governance and post-kinship family. She is the author of States Without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals (Columbia Univeristy Press, 2009) and Reproducing the State (Princeton University Press, 1999). Since 2007 Stevens has been conducting research on the unlawful detention and deportation of thousands of U.S. citizens. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has no jurisdiction over U.S. citizens; these so-called legal removals are often false arrest or kidnapping.  Stevens is an Associate Professor in Law and Society at UC Santa Barbara. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.  For links to her articles and blog, http://www.jacquelinestevens.org.

Rob Tennyson received his doctorate in Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy program in the Fall of 2009, writing a dissertation on the function of private legislative procedure in the eighteenth-century British parliaments.  At the Center, he aims to extend the project, carrying it into the nineteenth century and examining the impact of parliamentary procedures and norms on administrative, corporate and property law.  Prior to obtaining his PhD, Robert worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Propst and the Honorable Dean Buttram, Jr., (resigned) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.  He obtained his JD from Tulane Law School in 1996.  leytyn@gmail.com  

Mary Vogel
joined King’s College London School of Law in 2005 and was made Reader in Law and Democratic Transformation in 2007.  She came to King’s from the University of Leicester where she was Postgraduate Tutor and Director of the Master’s Programme in Criminology and Risk Management.  Dr. Vogel’s research focuses on a series of interconnected interests in law, politics, globalization, democracy and governance.  She holds a funded Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust and is Associate Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford and Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.  Since completing her doctorate at Harvard University in 1988, Dr. Vogel has taught at Northwestern University, the State University of New York, the University of Michigan and the University of California at Santa Barbara, and has been a visiting fellow at a number of institutions.  Dr. Vogel has written Coercion to Compromise:  Plea Bargaining, Courts and the Making of Political Authority (OUP 2007) and edited Crime, Inequality and the State (Routledge 2007).  Coercion to Compromise was a Finalist for the British Society of Criminology Book Prize in 2008.  Her article, “The Social Origins of Plea Bargaining:  Conflict and the Law in the Process of State Formation” (Law and Society Review 1999), won the Law and Society Association’s award for Best Article of 1999 as well as the American Sociological Association, Law Section, Article Prize for 1999-2000.  mary.vogel@kcl.ac.uk

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – FALL 2009

Ely Aharonson is a Candidate for the Ph.D. at London School of Economics and Political Science. He completed his LL.M at NYU, MA (summa cum laude) in philosophy at Tel Aviv University, and LL.B (magna cum laude) at the University of Haifa. His primary areas of scholarship include: historical, sociological, and comparative perspectives on American politics of crime; legal mobilization and social change; sociology and history of racial formations in the US; the dynamics and consequences of the judicialization and juridification of political problems; and sociologically-informed legal theory more broadly.  He has published articles in the Canadian Journal of Law & Technology, Tel Aviv Univ. Law Review, and Law & Government.   In his doctoral dissertation, he explores the genealogy of political and legal discourses on the use of criminalization for protecting Afro-Americans, as they have evolved from the slavery era to the present. He intends to devote his residence at Berkeley to working on two articles based on his doctoral dissertation.  He currently serves on the board of the Israeli Law & Society Association.  E.Aharonson@lse.ac.uk 

Megan Allyse is a Wellcome Trust PhD candidate at the Institute for Science and Society in the University of Nottingham. Her doctoral work focuses on the development of models for the political and regulatory stabilization of controversial technologies, with particular emphasis on normative controversy surrounding emerging biotechnologies. Her case study on the stabilization of oocyte contribution to stem cell research compares policy development in the UK, California and China. Other research interests include the emergence of ethical governance structures in developing countries, normative institutionalisation and work in public health ethics. Megan is a member of the UE Framework 6 BIONET project focusing on collaborative development of ethical governance between Europe and China. lbxmaf@nottingham.ac.uk

Daphne Barak-Erez is Stewart and Judy Colton Chair of Law and Security and Director, Cegla Center for the Interdisciplinary Research of Law, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. Her JSD is from Tel Aviv University. While at the Center she is researching the legal battles surrounding the participation of various social groups in the scheme of mandatory military service in Israel under the Defense Service Law.  barakerz@post.tau.ac.il 

Daniella Beinisch is an SJD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she completed her LLM (with honors). She also holds an LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Daniella worked as a criminal prosecutor in the Israeli State Attorney’s office for several years; she also worked for a few NGOs promoting social programs and human rights. Her research interests include the intersections between civil society organizations and governmental agencies, criminal justice, community justice and the social role of courts. While at the Center, she plans to complete her doctoral dissertation exploring the problem solving courts phenomenon and the challenges that it represent to the traditional criminal justice system.  beinisch@law.upenn.eduu 

Françoise Briegel is a recipient of a one-year fellowship for Academic Research from the Swiss National Science Foundation. She earned a Ph.D. at the Faculté des Lettres, University of Geneva. She has conducted research in several areas of the history of law and justice in continental Europe, such as recidivism between the 16th and the 18th century, the legalisation of the defence in the Republic of Geneva at the beginning of the 18th century, the negotiation between judges and accused regarding the defence, the impact of the politicization of public and judicial spaces. While at the Center her main goals are to explore the rhetorical dimension of the plea, the elements (facts, evidence, social values, etc.) which are ignored by the accusation and by the defence. Finally, and more generally, what are the consequences of the right to a spoken defence in “inquisitorial” procedure in which the fair hearing concept was previously non-existent?  Does the defence lawyer bring about changes in terms of evidence, the role of judges or the public body; what about the double classification of the defendant made by the accusation and by the defence regarding the concept of “criminal responsibility”?  fbriegel@aliceadsl.fr

Clare Chambers is University Lecturer in Philosophy and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge. She specializes in contemporary political and legal philosophy. She is particularly interested in contemporary liberalism, including autonomy, equality, multiculturalism and global justice; feminism, including the body, appearance norms and personal relationship; and theories of social construction, including those of Michel Foucault and Pierre Bourdieu. She is the author of Sex, Culture, and Justice: The Limits of Choice (Penn State UP, 2008). While at CSLS she will be working on a monograph titled Marriage and the State, exploring how marriage should be regulated by the state from liberal and feminist perspectives. cecc66@cam.ac.uk

William Gallagher is Associate Professor of Law at the Golden Gate University School of Law. Prior to his full-time academic appointment, he was a partner in a San Francisco law firm where he specialized in intellectual property litigation.  He holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley (Jurisprudence and Social Policy), a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley.  His research interests include intellectual property law and policy, the legal profession, and the sociology of law.  He is a co-founder of the Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network (“CRN”) on Culture, Society, and Intellectual Property.  While serving as a visiting scholar at the CSLS, he will be continuing research on (1) two empirical studies of strategic enforcement of intellectual property claims, (2) an empirical study of patent lawyers, (3) an edited book on “law and society” approaches to intellectual property law, and (4) a study of lawyer regulation in California.   wgallagher@ggu.edu

Antoinette (Toni) Hetzler is Professor of Sociology with emphasis on Social Policy at Lund University, Sweden. She is head of a research group in Sweden studying Social Policy, Working Life and Global Welfare (SWG) and is currently president of the Swedish Sociology Association. Her most recent books include Sick-Sweden (Sjuk-Sverige, 2005) and Rehabilitation and Welfare Politics (Rehabilitering och välfärdspolitik, 2004). She has published extensively on welfare state politics including workers compensation in Sweden as well as the role of law in social policy. Currently she is working on two manuscripts. One is “Women, Work and Well-being” and the other is “Regulating the Financial Market.”  Antoinette Hetzler received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, was Assistant Professor at New York University, and post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society before she immigrated to Sweden in the late 1970s.  antoinette.hetzler@soc.lu.se

Takashi Iida is Associate Professor of Law at Seikei University in Tokyo. He received a Master of Laws at the University of Tokyo in 2002, and worked for the University of Tokyo as Research Associate during 2002-2004. He specializes in law & economics and sociology of law. His main published work is Social Norms and Rationality: A Perspective from Law and Economics (in Japanese, ‘Ho to Keizaigaku no Shakaikihan-ron’, 2004).  He is interested in the impact of social networks on the social functions of the law, especially civil law (including family law), environmental law, and anti-discrimination law.  During his residence at Berkeley, he will write his second book which examines the interrelationships among social norms, social networks, and the law.  iida-t@law.seikei.ac.jp

Jinee Lokaneeta holds a Ph.D in Political Science from University of Southern California and is currently an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Drew University, New Jersey. Her areas of interest include Political Theory (Postcolonial, Feminist and Marxist theory), Law and Violence, Cultural Studies, and Jurisprudence. Her book manuscript titled Unraveling the Exception: Torture in Liberal Democracies focusing on the legal discourses on torture in the United States and India is currently under review. She has a forthcoming article titled: “A Rose by another Name: Definitions, Sanitized Terms and Imagery of Torture in 24.” in Law, Culture and Humanities. She recently participated in a NEH Summer Institute on the “Rule of Law: Legal Studies and the Liberal Arts” held at the University of New England, Maine. She is presently working on the theoretical implications of the use of brain scan technology by the Indian criminal justice system for the liberal state’s uneasy relationship with excess violence. She is also interested in the relationship of Indian civil liberty groups with the law especially the tension between utilizing law as a site of intervention even while being skeptical about its potential. Broader questions of disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity in legal studies especially the interface between political science and interdisciplinary legal studies are also the focus of her study. jlokanee@drew.edu

Maria Martin Lorenzo earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Law at the Law School, Complutense University, where she is currently Associate Professor of Criminal Law.  She has conducted research in several areas of Criminal Law on some theoretical questions, such as the Foundations of Criminal Law, the differentiation between Justification and Excuse, the legal treatment of the concurrence of offences, and the Theory of Mistakes.  Also, she has worked on more readily practical topics, such as criminal regulation of workplace safety, road safety or the courts’ interpretation and application of drug trafficking offences.  Currently she is part of a research project on the main traits of crime policy in the Western nations in the last few years.  Among other topics, she specializes on child pornography offences.  While at the Center her main goals are to compare the US and Spanish criminal law regulation of child pornography with a special focus on the influence of international documents and to compare the enforcement of said regulations in both countries.  mmlor235@der.ucm.es

Daniel Margolies is Batten Associate Professor of History at Virginia Wesleyan College.  He specializes in the history of United States foreign relations.  He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. from Hampshire College.  He is currently researching extraterritoriality in American empire and migrant transnationalism and globalization in the contemporary South.  In 2007-2008 he was Fulbright Senior Scholar/Lecturer at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea.  His first book was Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization (2006).  He is currently editing the Companion to Harry S. Truman (Blackwell). While at the Center, he will be working on the manuscript of a book examining issues of extraterritorial jurisdiction in American foreign relations through studies of extraterritorial crime, extraterritorial abduction, transboundary incursion, & extradition in the borderlands of the United States. dmargolies@vwc.edu

Michael Musheno (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned a Ph.D. at American University. He is currently Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at SFSU and Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University. Formerly  program director of Law and Society at NSF, his interests are in policing, street law, state frontline workforces (currently US Army reservists serving in Iraq), and interpretive field methods, esp. narratives and storytelling.  His book Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq (with Susan Ross) was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2008. mmusheno@sfsu.edu .

Kurt Pärli  is Head of Research and Professor of Labour- and Social Law and European Law at the Institute for Economic Law, School of Management and Law, University of applied Sciences Zuerich (Switzerland). He studied social work as well as law and practiced in the field of Social Law before he wrote his PhD and postdoctoral Thesis and became finally a Professor. In his research projects and publications he focused on challenges in the field of social policy and social law (key words: Integration through Activation) on the one hand and on anti-discrimination law and its effectiveness on the other hand (key words: Integration through non-discrimination). For an overview of his projects and publications see: http://project.zhaw.ch/en/management/nondiscrimination/diskriminierung0.html. Currently he is project leader of the Swiss National Research Foundation funded study “Work reintegration of individuals with long term work disability – a micro sociological investigation into the role of law and social environment” (see: http://www.berufliche-wiedereingliederung.ch). In this study we are interested to learn why some employees find it easier to re-integrate into the employment process after a prolonged phase of work incapacity than others. Our research project is running for several years (2008-2011) and will reveal the complex interplay among individuals, social, legal and societal conditions of context and the involved employers and social institutions. kurt.paerli@zhaw.ch

Christopher Roberts is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Michigan in the Joint Program in Public Policy and Sociology.  He holds a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.  While in residence, Christopher will be working on completing his dissertation project, in which he examines the social origins of the modern international human rights concept.  His work shows how the human rights concept became the site for a series of seminal struggles over competing institutional frameworks for organizing social and political relationships, and how the formidable opposition that developed against human rights between 1944 and 1966 has been influential in shaping the modern human rights concept, itself.  His article (co-authored with Margaret Somers), “Toward a New Sociology of Rights: A Genealogy of ‘Buried Bodies’ of Citizenship and Human Rights”, will appear in the next issue of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science.  cnrobert@umich.edu.

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University.  He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information.  He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and  “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society (in press).  mailto:jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Jacqueline Stevens‘ work explores harms wrought by the nation-state, as well as possibilities for post-national governance and post-kinship family. She is the author of States Without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals (Columbia Univeristy Press, forthcoming November 2009) and Reproducing the State (Princeton University Press, 1999). Since 2007 Stevens has been conducting research on the unlawful detention and deportation of thousands of U.S. citizens. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has no jurisdiction over U.S. citizens; these so-called legal removals are often false arrest or kidnapping.  Stevens is Professor in Law and Society at UC Santa Barbara. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.  For links to her articles and blog, http://www.jacquelinestevens.org.

Marco Tabarelli earned a PhD in political science at the University of Bologna, with a dissertation project about the recent reforms of the judicial system in the United Kingdom (Constitutional Reform Act 2005) and, at a more abstract level, with the reasons for which political actors decide to increase the political significance or the independence of the courts. He is currently Researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Bologna, Italy. His areas of scholarship include judicial power, judicial behaviour and organization and judicial policies.  marco.tabarelli@unibo.it

Judith van Erp is Associate Professor of Criminology at Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a PhD in Public Administration from the Free University of Amsterdam.  Her field of interest is the regulation and governance of corporations and markets. She is currently working on a grant-funded research project (2006-2009) on naming and shaming in the Dutch financial market, that was inspired by the fact that more and more regulatory agencies in Europe actively publish the names of offending companies as a part of their regulatory strategy. The aim of the project was to empirically establish the effects of naming and shaming on consumers, the companies whose names were published, and market parties in general. A main finding was that naming and shaming fails to fulfill the role of moral education in the financial market, while it creates defiance and distrust of the regulator. While in Berkeley, Judith will work on several publications on this research project and think about future research plans. Judith’s office is at 2240 Piedmont Avenue.  vanerp@frg.eur.nl

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SUMMER 2009

Ely Aharonson is a Candidate for the Ph.D. at London School of Economics and Political Science. He completed his LL.M at NYU, MA (summa cum laude) in philosophy at Tel Aviv University, and LL.B (magna cum laude) at the University of Haifa. His primary areas of scholarship include: historical, sociological, and comparative perspectives on American politics of crime; legal mobilization and social change; sociology and history of racial formations in the US; the dynamics and consequences of the judicialization and juridification of political problems; and sociologically-informed legal theory more broadly.  He has published articles in the Canadian Journal of Law & Technology, Tel Aviv Univ. Law Review, and Law & Government.   In his doctoral dissertation, he explores the genealogy of political and legal discourses on the use of criminalization for protecting Afro-Americans, as they have evolved from the slavery era to the present. He intends to devote his residence at Berkeley to working on two articles based on his doctoral dissertation.  He currently serves on the board of the Israeli Law & Society Association.  He can be contacted at E.Aharonson@lse.ac.uk

Adam Gearey earned a Ph.D. at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he is currently Reader in Law, Birkbeck College.  He took the Common Professional Examination in Law at the University of Manchester and has held Visiting Professorships in Law at the University of Praetoria, South Africa and at Makarere University in Uganda.  He will be examining law and legal relationships in the European/Anglican traditions that do not reach their final form in the sovereign state, but articulate a “social ontology of plural being.” He can be contacted at a.gearey@bbk.ac.uk

Fernando Gascon Inchausti is Professor of procedural law at the Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain (Full Professor since 2002). He has published widely on civil and criminal procedure: criminal evidence, the role of under-cover agents in criminal procedure, civil action in criminal procedure, Spain’s recent criminal procedure reforms, judicial cooperation in the European Union in criminal matters. He has also worked as an assistant of the Committee who drafted two important reforms of Spanish criminal procedure in 2002 (fast-track procedure) and in 2003 (new regulation of arrest and detention).  The main researcher of a project dealing with criminal procedure in Spain, which is aimed to raise proposals for its future reform, while at the Center he will analyze 1) the US criminal procedure regulation in behalf of plea bargaining and public prosecutors’ discretionary powers regarding accusation, 2) the social impact of plea bargaining and public prosecutors’ discretionary powers: what influence they have on the social perception of criminal justice’s effectiveness and fairness, and 3) if it is convenient to propose a new regulation of these matters in Spanish law, who could be similar to the US regulation. He can be contacted at fgascon@der.ucm.es .

Sam Kamin is Professor of Law at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.  Holding both a J.D. and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Professor Kamin is active in the Law and Society Association and in the field of law and social science generally. Professor Kamin’s reasearch interests include criminal procedure, death penalty jurisprudence, federal courts, and constitutional remedies. He is the co-author of two books analyzing California’s Three-Strikes-and-You’re-Out Law and has published scholarly articles in the Virginia Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Boston College Law Journal and Law and Contemporary Problems, among others.  He is currently working on three projects:  1. An empirical study of bar pass rates at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  2.  Preparing for an empirical study of what public employees know about indemnification.  3. A Criminal Procedure Casebook to be part of the new West Interactive Casebook Series, with co-author Ricardo Bascuas. The book will expose students to the empirical evidence on a number of the questions posed by the law of Constitutional Criminal Procedure. skamin@law.du.edu  

Maria Martin Lorenzo earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Law at the Law School, Complutense University, where she is currently Associate Professor of Criminal Law.  She has conducted research in several areas of Criminal Law on some theoretical questions, such as the Foundations of Criminal Law, the differentiation between Justification and Excuse, the legal treatment of the concurrence of offences, and the Theory of Mistakes.  Also, she has worked on more readily practical topics, such as criminal regulation of workplace safety, road safety or the courts’ interpretation and application of drug trafficking offences.  Currently she is part of a research project on the main traits of crime policy in the Western nations in the last few years.  Among other topics, she specializes on child pornography offences.  While at the Center her main goals are to compare the US and Spanish criminal law regulation of child pornography with a special focus on the influence of international documents and to compare the enforcement of said regulations in both countries. She can be contacted at mmlor235@der.ucm.es

Justin O’Brien is Professor of Corporate Governance at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (An Australian Research Council Special Research Centre and is on the Faculty of Business at Charles Sturt University. He is also Visiting Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Glasgow (2008-2011). A specialist in the regulation of capital markets, he has written extensively on the global financial crisis. Among his publications are Wall Street on Trial (2003), Redesigning Financial Regulation, The Politics of Enforcement (2007) and Engineering a Financial Bloodbath: How Securitization Destroyed the Legitimacy of Financial Capitalism (forthcoming, 2009). His research at Berkeley will focus on the rise of deferred prosecutions. justin.obrien@anu.edu.au  (April-July 2009)

Christopher Roberts is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Michigan in the Joint Program in Public Policy and Sociology.  He holds a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.  While in residence, Christopher will be working on completing his dissertation project, in which he examines the social origins of the modern international human rights concept.  His work shows how the human rights concept became the site for a series of seminal struggles over competing institutional frameworks for organizing social and political relationships, and how the formidable opposition that developed against human rights between 1944 and 1966 has been influential in shaping the modern human rights concept, itself.  His article (co-authored with Margaret Somers), “Toward a New Sociology of Rights: A Genealogy of ‘Buried Bodies’ of Citizenship and Human Rights”, will appear in the next issue of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science. He can be contacted at cnrobert@umich.edu  and at 510-642-0437.

Jodi Short is Associate Professor at Georgetown Law.  Her research is on the nexus of public and private institutions in regulatory governance.  She is currently working on a series of empirical papers examining the effects of corporate internal compliance auditing on regulatory performance.  Her work also addresses theoretical justifications for and critiques of regulation, exploring tensions in the U.S. administrative state between cooperation and coercion, expertise and politics, and public and private interests.  While in residence at the Center for the Study of Law and Society this summer, Professor Short will be working on papers that investigate: (1) whether the voluntary disclosure of legal violations can serve as a reliable signal of effective self-policing; (2) the conditions under which self-policing policies get institutionalized within or decoupled from the actual compliance practices of regulated organizations; (3) how sociological  theories of reason-giving can help us better understand practices of administrative justification.  Professor Short teaches courses on administrative law, the regulatory state, and the role that private organizations play in public governance and law.  She can be contacted at jls272@law.georgetown.edu 

John Stannard is on the staff of the School of Law at the Queen’s University of Belfast, and is visiting the CSLS from March to August 2009 to conduct research in the field of Law and the Emotions.  He graduated from Oxford University in 1973 with a BA in Jurisprudence, and obtained the degree of BCL the following year. From 1974 to 1976 he was a lecturer in Roman Law at the University of Aberdeen, and has been on the staff of Queen’s University since 1977.  In 1989 he completed his PhD degree, and in 1992 he was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer. He is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and of the Irish Legal History Society, and a Fellow of the Institute of Teaching and Learning. He is also Past President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, and has a number of publications to his credit in the fields of Contract and of Criminal Law. j.stannard@qub.ac.uk

Jin Sun is currently Associate Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Women’s Rights at the Center for the Protection of the Rights of Disadvantage Citizens at Wuhan University, People’s Republic of China.  He earned an LL.D. in Civil and Commercial Law and an LL.B. in Economic Law at Wuhan University Law School.  He teaches commercial, corporate, competition, and economic law.  An author of a number of articles, including “The Dilemma of the Reform in China” and “The Historical Mission of Economic Law” in Social Harmony in Economic Law Theories (Wuhan University), the editor of several books, and the sole-author of the forthcoming book China’s Competition Law: A Textbook (Wuhan University Press, 2010), Sun’s interests focus on antitrust law, commercial law, and women’s rights. He can be contacted at fxysj@whu.edu.cn 

Neta Ziv is currently the director of the Elga Cegla Clinical Legal Education Programs at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law. She is the academic supervisor of the Community, Housing and Urban Development Clinic  and teaches course on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Social Rights, Law and Social Change, and Rights of  People with Disabilities.  Ziv received her LL.B. from the Hebrew University Law Faculty in 1983, and her LL.M. from The American University in Washington, DC in 1986. After ten years of practice as a public interest lawyer, she continued her studies and received her J.S.D. from Stanford Law School in 2001. Between 1986-1996 Ziv practiced as a public interest lawyer for the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and served as a leading attorney in some of Israel’s major human rights cases litigated before the Israeli Supreme Court. She was among the founding members of the Israel Women’s Network Legal Center and was the chair of Bizchut – The Israel Human Rights center for Persons with Disabilities, and now is the board of Itach – Women Lawyers for Social Justice. Ziv is the VP and board member of The New Israel Fund. zneta@post.tau.ac.il

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SPRING 2009

Kirk Boyd is the executive director of the 2048 Project, a project at Boalt within the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law. The mission of the 2048 Project is to draft an enforceable international framework of human rights that can be in place by the year 2048, the 100th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  He completed his B.S. in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, (1981), followed by his J.D. (1985), LL.M (1996) and J.S.D. (2000) from Boalt Hall. He has been a litigator with Morrison & Forester and a partner in the firm Boyd, Huffman, Williams and Urla, litigating primarily civil rights and environmental law cases. Kirk has taught at U.C. Santa Barbara, including courses on International Human Rights, International Law, Civil Rights and First Amendment, and he has taught International Human Rights, Legal Studies 154, at Berkeley as well.  His research is the evolution of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into regional Conventions such as the European Convention on Human Rights and the potential for an International Convention on Human Rights, enforceable in the courts of all countries. The 2048 Project is presently working with a major grant to commission 100 papers from scholars throughout the Middle East to discuss and draft a Middle Eastern Convention on Human Rights.  Kirk is also working on a book: 2048: Humanity’s Written Agreement to Live Together. He is at the 3rd floor of JSP every day and can be reached at kboyd@law.berkeley.edu or 642-8469. People are welcome to stop by, as Kirk appreciates questions and suggestions from fellow visiting scholars and others about his work.

Sandra Marco Colino is a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. She holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), and focuses mainly on EU law, competition law and antitrust, telecommunications law and the regulation of gambling. During her time at Berkeley, Sandra will be researching on the topic of gambling from the perspective of the consumer from a comparative standpoint. She is currently finishing a monograph on vertical agreements in the EU and the US, and is starting a new research project on margin squeezes and competition law at Stanford University in the summer of 2009. s.marcocolino@law.gla.ac.uk   510-643-8646

Adam Gearey, earned a Ph.D. at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he is currently Reader in Law, Birkbeck College.  He took the Common Professional Examination in Law at the University of Manchester and has held Visiting Professorships in Law at the University of Praetoria, South Africa and at Makarere University in Uganda.  He will be examining law and legal relationships in the European/Anglican traditions that do not reach their final form in the sovereign state, but articulate a “social ontology of plural being.” He can be contacted at a.gearey@bbk.ac.uk and at 510-643-5368.

Antoinette (Toni) Hetzler is Professor of Sociology with emphasis on Social Policy at Lund University, Sweden. She is head of a research group in Sweden studying Social Policy, Working Life and Global Welfare (SWG) and is currently president of the Swedish Sociology Association. Her most recent books include Sick-Sweden (Sjuk-Sverige, 2005) and Rehabilitation and Welfare Politics (Rehabilitering och välfärdspolitik, 2004). She has published extensively on welfare state politics including workers compensation in Sweden as well as the role of law in social policy. Currently she is working on two manuscripts. One is “Women, Work and Well-being” and the other is “Regulating the Financial Market.”  Antoinette Hetzler received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, was Assistant Professor at New York University, and post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society before she immigrated to Sweden in the late 1970s.  She can be contacted at antoinette.hetzler@soc.lu.se and 510-643-8646.

Barbara Keys is Lecturer in History at the University of Melbourne.  She received her Ph.D. in International History from Harvard University.  Her research interests lie broadly in intercultural relations and the role of international organizations in global affairs.  Her award-winning first book, Globalizing Sport: National Rivalry and International Community in the 1930s (Harvard University Press, 2006), examined the cultural and political ramifications of the expansion of international sports competitions.  She is current working on two books, one on the international campaign against torture in the 1970s and one on the origins of human-rights diplomacy in the United States. bkeys@unimelb.edu.au  510-643-8269

Michael Musheno (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned a Ph.D. at American University. He is currently Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at SFSU and Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University. Formerly  program director of Law and Society at NSF, his interests are in policing, street law, state frontline workforces (currently US Army reservists serving in Iraq), and interpretive field methods, esp. narratives and storytelling.  His book Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq (with Susan Ross) was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2008.  He can be contacted at mmusheno@sfsu.edu .

Justin O’Brien, PhD, Political Science, Queen’s University, Belfast. Currently Professor of Corporate Governance, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, ANU, Canberra, and Faculty of Business, Charles Stuart University. justin.obrien@anu.edu.au  (April-July 2009)

Christopher Roberts is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Michigan in the Joint Program in Public Policy and Sociology.  He holds a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.  While in residence, Christopher will be working on completing his dissertation project, in which he examines the social origins of the modern international human rights concept.  His work shows how the human rights concept became the site for a series of seminal struggles over competing institutional frameworks for organizing social and political relationships, and how the formidable opposition that developed against human rights between 1944 and 1966 has been influential in shaping the modern human rights concept, itself.  His article (co-authored with Margaret Somers), “Toward a New Sociology of Rights: A Genealogy of ‘Buried Bodies’ of Citizenship and Human Rights”, will appear in the next issue of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science. He can be contacted at cnrobert@umich.edu  and at 510-642-0437.

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University.  He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information.  He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and  “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society (in press).  He is teaching Law 209.8 (Privacy Seminar) at Boalt this Fall (2008). He can be contacted at jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu and at 510-642-9974.

John Stannard is on the staff of the School of Law at the Queen’s University of Belfast, and is visiting the CSLS from March to August 2009 to conduct research in the field of Law and the Emotions.  He graduated from Oxford University in 1973 with a BA in Jurisprudence, and obtained the degree of BCL the following year. From 1974 to 1976 he was a lecturer in Roman Law at the University of Aberdeen, and has been on the staff of Queen’s University since 1977.  In 1989 he completed his PhD degree, and in 1992 he was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer. He is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars and of the Irish Legal History Society, and a Fellow of the Institute of Teaching and Learning. He is also Past President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, and has a number of publications to his credit in the fields of Contract and of Criminal Law.

Jin Sun is currently Associate Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Women’s Rights at the Center for the Protection of the Rights of Disadvantage Citizens at Wuhan University, People’s Republic of China.  He earned an LL.D. in Civil and Commercial Law and an LL.B. in Economic Law at Wuhan University Law School.  He teaches commercial, corporate, competition, and economic law.  An author of a number of articles, including “The Dilemma of the Reform in China” and “The Historical Mission of Economic Law” in Social Harmony in Economic Law Theories (Wuhan University), the editor of several books, and the sole-author of the forthcoming book China’s Competition Law: A Textbook (Wuhan University Press, 2010), Sun’s interests focus on antitrust law, commercial law, and women’s rights. He can be contacted at fxysj@whu.edu.cn and at 510-643-9286.

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – FALL 2008

Kirk Boyd is the executive director of the 2048 Project, a project at Boalt within the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law. The mission of the 2048 Project is to draft an enforceable international framework of human rights that can be in place by the year 2048, the 100th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  He completed his B.S. in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, (1981), followed by his J.D. (1985), LL.M (1996) and J.S.D. (2000) from Boalt Hall. He has been a litigator with Morrison & Forester and a partner in the firm Boyd, Huffman, Williams and Urla, litigating primarily civil rights and environmental law cases. Kirk has taught at U.C. Santa Barbara, including courses on International Human Rights, International Law, Civil Rights and First Amendment, and he has taught International Human Rights, Legal Studies 154, at Berkeley as well.  His research is the evolution of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into regional Conventions such as the European Convention on Human Rights and the potential for an International Convention on Human Rights, enforceable in the courts of all countries. The 2048 Project is presently working with a major grant to commission 100 papers from scholars throughout the Middle East to discuss and draft a Middle Eastern Convention on Human Rights.  Kirk is also working on a book: 2048: Humanity’s Written Agreement to Live Together. He is at the 3rd floor of JSP every day and can be reached at kboyd@law.berkeley.edu or 642-8469. People are welcome to stop by, as Kirk appreciates questions and suggestions from fellow visiting scholars and others about his work.

Adam Gearey, earned a Ph.D. at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he is currently Reader in Law, Birkbeck College.  He took the Common Professional Examination in Law at the University of Manchester and has held Visiting Professorships in Law at the University of Praetoria, South Africa and at Makarere University in Uganda.  He will be examining law and legal relationships in the European/Anglican traditions that do not reach their final form in the sovereign state, but articulate a “social ontology of plural being.” He can be contacted at a.gearey@bbk.ac.uk and at 510-643-5368.

Lakshman Guruswamy, Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was born in Sri Lanka, and is a recognized expert in International Environmental and Energy Law. Lakshman teaches  International Environmental Law  and International Energy Law at CU. He is also the Director of the Center for Energy & Environment Security (CEES) of the University of Colorado. This is an interdisciplinary Center that seeks to find practical renewable energy solutions for the energy deficits confronting the globe, and pursues environmental justice for peoples of the  developing world.   He is widely published in international energy and environmental law in legal and scientific journals. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, he taught in Sri Lanka, the UK, and the Universities of Iowa and Arizona. Guruswamy, is a frequent speaker at scholarly meetings around the country and the world. He is the author of: International Environmental Law in a Nutshell (3d ed. 2007), and the co-author of:  International Environmental Law and World Order (2nd. 1999), Biological Diversity: Converging Strategies (1998), Arms Control and the Environment (2001), and other books. He has also authored over 40 scholarly articles published in law reviews as well as peer reviewed journals.  He can be contacted at Lakshman Guruswamy@colorado.edu  and 510-643-6582.

Antoinette (Toni) Hetzler is Professor of Sociology with emphasis on Social Policy at Lund University, Sweden. She is head of a research group in Sweden studying Social Policy, Working Life and Global Welfare (SWG) and is currently president of the Swedish Sociology Association. Her most recent books include Sick-Sweden (Sjuk-Sverige, 2005) and Rehabilitation and Welfare Politics (Rehabilitering och välfärdspolitik, 2004). She has published extensively on welfare state politics including workers compensation in Sweden as well as the role of law in social policy. Currently she is working on two manuscripts. One is on Women, Work and Well-being and the other is on Regulating the Financial Market. Antoinette Hetzler received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, was Assistant Professor at New York University, and post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society before she immigrated to Sweden in the late 1970s.  She can be contacted at antoinette.hetzler@soc.lu.se and 510-643-8646.

Livia Holden (MA and Mphil – Paris X, PhD – School of Oriental and African Studies – London) is Research Fellow at Freie University and Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University (Socio-Legal  Research Centre). She teaches legal anthropology at Humboldt University and international human rights at Griffith University.She is interested in the processes of social ordering through structured communication, and especially in the legal discourse of non-institutional networks. Her research focuses on the relationship between state and non-state law, human rights and legal anthropology, law and gender, native conceptualization of law and dominant legal discourse, fieldwork methodology. She carries out qualitative and longitudinal fieldwork in India, in Southern Italy and in Australia with a specific stress on collaborative approaches. Livia’s academic publications extend from family law, criminal law, and lawyers’ praxis to traditional jurisdiction and custom. Hindu Divorce: A Legal Anthropology, her monograph on matrimonial remedies among Hindus in South Asia and in the context of the Hindu diaspora will be out in October 2008 (Ashgate).  Among her single-authored essays are “Consommation Rituelle et Consommation Physique” (Paris: CNRS), “Custom and Law Practices in Central India” (South Asia Research), and “Official Custom for (Un)official Customs” (Journal of Legal Pluralism). She co-authored various kinds of collaborative publications including Runaway Wives (documentary – film realized with Marius Holden, filmmaker and anthropologist), “Trial and Error” (paper co-authored with the multi-disciplinary team “Micro-Sociology of Criminal Procedures” at Freie University), Doing Nothing Successfully (documentary-film realized in collaboration with Lionello Manfredonia, defence lawyer), and “Cross-fading defence strategies” (essay co-authored with Giovanni Tortora,  defence lawyer specializing with organized crime). Currently Livia is working on two projects, The first is a comparative and concerns socio-legal expertise as evidence in legal procedures related to migration, asylum, and minority groups. The second project is he edition of a comparative volume focusing on the influence of the cost of legal services on the relationship between lawyers and clients. She can be contacted at 510-643-8646 from mid-November to mid January 2009 and at liviaholden@insightsproduction.net or livia.holden@griffith.edu.au.

John Monahan, a psychologist, is the Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. Monahan has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He also has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, New York University School of Law, All Souls College, Oxford, and the American Academy in Rome. His casebook with Laurens Walker, Social Science in Law, is going into its seventh edition and recently was translated into Chinese. He has twice won the Manfred Guttmacher Award of the American Psychiatric Association, for the books The Clinical Prediction of Violent Behavior (1982) and Rethinking Risk Assessment (2002).  Monahan has been elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and has served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Research Council. He currently directs the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Mandated Community Treatment.  He will be at CSLS for six weeks beginning October 6th and can be emailed at jmonahan@virginia.edu and 510-642-4582.

Michael Musheno (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned a Ph.D. at American University. He is currently Professor of Criminal Justice Studies at SFSU and Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University. Formerly  program director of Law and Society at NSF, his interests are in policing, street law, state frontline workforces (currently US Army reservists serving in Iraq), and interpretive field methods, esp. narratives and storytelling.  His book Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq (with Susan Ross) was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2008.  He can be contacted at mmusheno@sfsu.edu .

Christopher Roberts is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Michigan in the Joint Program in Public Policy and Sociology.  He holds a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.  While in residence, Christopher will be working on completing his dissertation project, in which he examines the social origins of the modern international human rights concept.  His work shows how the human rights concept became the site for a series of seminal struggles over competing institutional frameworks for organizing social and political relationships, and how the formidable opposition that developed against human rights between 1944 and 1966 has been influential in shaping the modern human rights concept, itself.  His article (co-authored with Margaret Somers), Toward a New Sociology of Rights: A Genealogy of “Buried Bodies” of Citizenship and Human Rights, will appear in the next issue of the Annual Review of Law and Social Science. He can be contacted at cnrobert@umich.edu  and at 510-642-0437.

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) earned his Ph.D. at Harvard. University.  He has held research and teaching positions at MIT, Nuffield College, Oxford, the Université de Bordeaux, Clare Hall, Cambridge; and SUNY Stony Brook. His research interests include privacy, technology, and social roles of personal information.  He is author of seven books, monographs, and chapters, including Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford 2007) and  “The Once and Future Information Society,” (with Yasemin Besen) in Theory and Society (in press).  He is teaching Law 209.8 (Privacy Seminar) at Boalt this Fall (2008). He can be contacted at jrule@notes.cc.sunysb.edu and at 510-642-9974.

Michele Sapignoli, Doctorate in Methodology of Social and Political Science, University of Rome.  He is currently Professor of Political Science, University of Bologna.  His interests focus on research methodologies, social research statistics, judicial behavior and organization, and Italian politics.  He has written several books and numerous articles, including Processo penale e diritti della difesa [The Criminal Process and the Rights of the Defense] (with G. Di Federico).  His current aim is to develop a study of public attitudes to judicial institutions in Europe in light of the importance of building legitimacy in the ECJ (European Court of Justice) among the populations of  the different countries in the European Union. He can be contacted at michele.sapignoli@cesrog.unibo.it and at 510-642-8269 from mid-September to mid-December 2008.

Jin Sun is currently Associate Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Women’s Rights at the Center for the Protection of the Rights of Disadvantage Citizens at Wuhan University, People’s Republic of China.  He earned an LL.D. in Civil and Commercial Law and an LL.B. in Economic Law at Wuhan University Law School.  He teaches commercial, corporate, competition, and economic law.  An author of a number of articles, including “The Dilemma of the Reform in China” and “The Historical Mission of Economic Law” in Social Harmony in Economic Law Theories (Wuhan University).the editor of several books, and the sole-author of the forthcoming book China’s Competition Law: A Textbook (Wuhan University Press, 2010), Sun’s interests focus on antitrust law, commercial law, and women’s rights. He can be contacted at fxysj@whu.edu.cn and at 510-643-9286.

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SUMMER 2008

Lisa Blomgren Bingham is the Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington. A graduate of Smith College and the University of Connecticut School of Law, she was a Visiting Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law in Spring 2007. Bingham received the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Abner Award in 2002 for excellence in research for her empirical studies on mediation of discrimination complaints at the USPS, and the Best Book award for The Promise and Performance of Environmental Conflict Resolution from the Natural Resource Administration of the American Society of Public Administration in 2005.  In 2006, she received the Rubin Theory-to-Practice Award from IACM and Harvard Project on Negotiation for research that makes a significant impact on practice. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Her current research examines the legal infrastructure for and connections among collaboration, governance, dispute resolution, and public participation.  Her office is in 471 Boalt, tel. 642-8646, email lbingham@indiana.edu.

Kirk Boyd is a co-director of the International Convention on Human Rights Research Project. He completed his B.S. in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, (1981), followed by his J.D. (1985), LL.M (1996) and J.S.D. (2000) from Boalt Hall. He has been a litigator with Morrison & Forester and a partner in the firm Boyd, Huffman, Williams and Urla, working mainly in civil rights and environmental law. Boyd has taught at U.C. Santa Barbara, including courses on International Human Rights, International Law, Civil Rights and First Amendment. His research is the evolution of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into regional Conventions such as the European Convention on Human Rights and the potential for an International Convention on Human Rights, enforceable in the courts of all countries. He is organizing a conference to be held at Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, on February 29, 2008, to discuss the future of human rights and is working on a book, Plan for Humanity, which discusses the evolution of social contract into written documents enforceable in courts of law. He can be reached at kboyd@law.berkeley.edu or (415) 690-6687, and welcomes questions from fellow visiting scholars and others about his work.

Fuyong Chen is a Doctoral Candidate at the Law School of Tsinghua University, P. R. China. He received his Masters Degree in Procedural Law from Peking University (2005) and his Bachelor of Law from China University of Political Science and Law (2001). His recent publications include “On Using Vague or Exact Expressions in the Position of China’s Arbitration institutions” (2007); “A New Probe into the Effectiveness of Limitation of Action”(2007); “On the Action Form of Civil Torts Compensation Cases Concerning Negotiable Securities”(2004). During his residency, he will be working on the research entitled “Access to Arbitration: an Empirical Study of China’s Practice”. Chen’s office is 470 Boalt, 642-4037, email chenfuyong@bjac.org.cn.

Yun-tsai Chen is Professor of Law at Tunghai University in Tunghai, Taiwan.  A graduate of Kobe University in Japan, he received his PhD in Criminal Procedure.  He is a member of the Committee on the Reform of Criminal Procedures at the Judicial Yuan, one of the five branches of government and the highest judicial body of the Republic of China (Taiwan).  Prof Chen is interested in the comparative study of the adoption of the jury system and cultural issues that affect people’s understanding of authority and public expression of opinions.  This summer (08) as a Fulbright Scholar at the Center he will be investigating aspects of jury selection in US criminal courts, such as legal procedures and protections.  Prof. Chen has authored two books, eight chapters, and thirty articles in law journals. He recently spent six months as a visiting scholar studying the introduction of the jury system in Japan.  Prof. Chen’s Office will be in Boalt 470. He can be reached at (510)642-4037 and cwt@thu.edu.tw.

Sora Y. Han is Assistant Professor in Criminology, Law & Society at UC Irvine.  She received her Ph.D. from the Department of History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law with an emphasis in Critical Race Studies.  She is working on a book manuscript, “The Bonds of Representation: Race, Law, and the Feminine in Post-Civil Rights America,” which examines the intersections of racial jurisprudence and popular culture.  Articles include “The Politics of Race in Asian American Jurisprudence” ( UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal ), “Intersectionality and the Shudder” ( Feminist Interpretations of Adorno, and “Strict Scrutiny: Race, Sexuality, and the Tragedy of Constitutional Law” (Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties , forthcoming).  Research interests include the literary imagination of American constitutional law, psychoanalytic theories of law and visual culture, critical prison studies, and racial and feminist politics. Contact Han in 471A Boalt, 643-9286, shan@law.berkeley.edu.

Joe Hermer is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Toronto. He holds a doctorate in Socio-Legal Studies from the University of Oxford (2000). His research engages the character of everyday forms of regulation, with a particular emphasis on the governance of poor and vulnerable people. He has conducted research on police reform, homelessness and victimization, street begging, and the criminalization of social assistance recipients through the category of ‘welfare fraud’ http://dspace.dal.ca/dspace/handle/10222/10299. He is the author of /Regulating Eden: The Nature of Order in North American Parks/, and is co-editor (with Janet Mosher) of /Disorderly People: Law and the Politics of Exclusion in Ontario/. His forthcoming book /Policing Compassion: Begging, Law and Power in Public Spaces/ (Hart) explores the place of street begging within the trajectory of anti-social behaviour governance in Britain. A major focus of his current work is how ‘status’ offences are constituted in the ordering of homeless populations, with a particular interest in the interplay between ‘compassionate’ welfarist objectives and more punitive policing programs. He has a continuing interest in legal visualisms and the aesthetics of urban order. (http://www.mcgill.ca/irtsl/art/hermer/) Joe’s office will be Boalt 473 at 643-6582, j.hermer@utoronto.ca

Antoinette Hetzler is Professor of Sociology with emphasis on Social Policy at Lund University, Sweden. She is head of a research group in Sweden studying Social Policy, Working Life and Global Welfare (SWG) and is currently president of the Swedish Sociology Association. Her most recent books include Sick-Sweden (Sjuk-Sverige,2005) and Rehabilitation and Welfare Politcs (Rehabilitering och välfärdspolitik, 2004). She has published extensively on welfare state politics including workers compensation in Sweden as well as the role of law in social policy. Currently she is working on two manuscripts. One is on Women, Work and Well-being and the other is on Regulating the Financial Market. Antoinette Hetzler received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, was Assistant Professor at New York University, and post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society before she immigrated to Sweden in the late 1970s.  Her office is in 471 Boalt, tel. 643-8646, email antoinette.hetzler@soc.lu.se

Michael Musheno (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Professor and Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University. He is a former program director of Law and the Social Sciences at NSF. His teaching and writing focus on policing, street law, and the state’s frontline workforce, currently US Army reservists serving in Iraq. He draws upon narratives, particularly the storytelling of subjects and agents of the state, and uses interpretive field methods. His book, Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the Front Lines of Public Service ( University of Michigan Press, 2004) co-authored with Steven Maynard-Moody, is the winner of the American Political Science Association’s 2005 Herbert A. Simon Book Award and winner of the 2005 Best Book of Public Administration Research from the American Society of Public Administration. His book in press, Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq (University of Michigan Press, 2008) co-authored with Susan Ross, focuses on the life histories of one of the first military police reserve companies deployed after 9.11, including a year running a prison near Baghdad. His email address is mmusheno@sfsu.edu.

Richard Perry is professor of Justice Studies at San Jose State University, where he teaches courses in courts, theory, and cultural studies of law. Before joining the San Jose State faculty, he taught in U.C. Irvine’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society for nine years and also held a two-year research fellowship at the Center for Philosophy of Law of the University of Louvain, Belgium. He has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in linguistics from U.C. Berkeley. He is co-editor of Globalization under Construction: Law, Identity, and Governmentality ( University of Minnesota Press) and he is currently co-editing a volume on equity and water resources for the MIT Press. In the spring semester, he will present a talk in the CSLS Bag Lunch Speaker Series. His office is in 2240 Piedmont, tel. 3-8269, email rwperry@sbcglobal.net.

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) was educated at UC Berkeley, Brandeis University, and Harvard, where he completed his Ph.D. in 1969. He has held research and teaching positions at MIT; Nuffield College, Oxford; the Université de Bordeaux; Clare Hall, Cambridge; and the State University of New York Stony Brook.  He has held year-long fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford; the J.S. Guggenheim Foundation; the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and the Russell Sage Foundation.  His first solely-authored book, Private Lives and Public Surveillance (1973), was co-winner of the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.   Since then, he has continued to carry out research and write on subjects relating to privacy, technology, and the social role of information.   He is also author or co-author of seven other books and monographs on diverse subjects.  His latest book is Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford University Press, 2007).   This work examines both the forces underling ever-widening collection of and use of personal data by government and private institutions, and the measures adopted around the world to protect people’s interests in use of “their” data.  He continues to do research and writing on the changing social roles of information, particularly personal information.    His most recent article is “The Once and Future Information Society,” with Yasemin Besen, forthcoming in Theory and Society.  He can be e-mailed at: James.Rule@sunysb.edu.

Geir Stenseth is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. He earned his Norwegian Law Degree (Cand. jur., Oslo) in 1990. He practiced law, mainly in the area of real property law. He also appears in court for the Norwegian military prosecuting authority as appointed Judge advocate. In 2001 he returned to academia and earned the Norwegian Doctoral Degree (Dr. juris, Oslo) in 2005, publishing the thesis (in Norwegian, with a English summary) The Janus Face of Common Lands: A comparative legal analysis of common lands and co-ownership in respect of Norwegian outfields. At the Center, he will explore what relevance new advances in such disciplines as psychology, behavioural biology and cognitive neuroscience may have to the understanding of property as a concept. His research is part of a broader project of the Natural Resources Group at the Faculty of Law in Oslo. The project, called Rights to uncultivated land and social change, receives funding from the Research Council of Norway. His office is 473 Boalt, 643-6582, email geir.stenseth@jus.uio.no.

Maartje van der Woude is a PhD-student in the Department of criminal law and criminology of the University of Leyden, the Netherlands. She received both her law degree (2002) and her MSc (2005) at Leyden, specializing in (criminal) law enforcement and safety policies, in particular counterterrorism. Besides teaching various courses, she is currently working on her dissertation with the (working) title “Anti-terrorism legislation in a Culture of Control: An investigation into the Development of the Discourse.” In her research, Maartje focuses on the discrepancy between social/political discourse and legal discourse of counterterrorism. Counter-terrorism legislation shows a tension between the social/political discourse, in which collective security occupies center stage, and the (criminal) legal discourse, where individual legal protection is considered to have the highest value. The prevailing impression of criminal justice scholars is that typical values of criminal law are subordinated to risk control. This research focuses on a comparison of the two discourses in order to establish (a) on which points there is agreement or agreement can be reached, (b) on which points no agreement is possible, so that the legislator must make choices, (c) how – and in which terms – he should substantiate such choices so that they fit in with the present-day culture of control. While in Berkeley, Maartje is working on two chapters of her dissertation as well as on two articles relating to her dissertation.  Her office is in 471A Boalt, tel. 643-9286, email mahvanderwoude@gmail.com.

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SPRING 2008

Lisa Blomgren Bingham is the Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington. A graduate of Smith College and the University of Connecticut School of Law, she was a Visiting Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law in Spring 2007. Bingham received the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Abner Award in 2002 for excellence in research for her empirical studies on mediation of discrimination complaints at the USPS, and the Best Book award for The Promise and Performance of Environmental Conflict Resolution from the Natural Resource Administration of the American Society of Public Administration in 2005.  In 2006, she received the Rubin Theory-to-Practice Award from IACM and Harvard Project on Negotiation for research that makes a significant impact on practice. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Her current research examines the legal infrastructure for and connections among collaboration, governance, dispute resolution, and public participation.  Her office is in 471 Boalt, tel. 642-8646, email lbingham@indiana.edu.

Kirk Boyd is a co-director of the International Convention on Human Rights Research Project. He completed his B.S. in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, (1981), followed by his J.D. (1985), LL.M (1996) and J.S.D. (2000) from Boalt Hall. He has been a litigator with Morrison & Forester and a partner in the firm Boyd, Huffman, Williams and Urla, working mainly in civil rights and environmental law. Boyd has taught at U.C. Santa Barbara, including courses on International Human Rights, International Law, Civil Rights and First Amendment. His research is the evolution of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into regional Conventions such as the European Convention on Human Rights and the potential for an International Convention on Human Rights, enforceable in the courts of all countries. He is organizing a conference to be held at Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, on February 29, 2008, to discuss the future of human rights and is working on a book, Plan for Humanity, which discusses the evolution of social contract into written documents enforceable in courts of law. He can be reached at kboyd@law.berkeley.edu or (415) 690-6687, and welcomes questions from fellow visiting scholars and others about his work.

Fuyong Chen is a Doctoral Candidate at the Law School of Tsinghua University, P. R. China. He received his Masters Degree in Procedural Law from Peking University (2005) and his Bachelor of Law from China University of Political Science and Law (2001). His recent publications include “On Using Vague or Exact Expressions in the Position of China’s Arbitration institutions” (2007); “A New Probe into the Effectiveness of Limitation of Action”(2007); “On the Action Form of Civil Torts Compensation Cases Concerning Negotiable Securities”(2004). During his residency, he will be working on the research entitled “Access to Arbitration: an Empirical Study of China’s Practice”. Chen’s office is 470 Boalt, 642-4037, email chenfuyong@bjac.org.cn.

Yun-tsai Chen is Professor of Law at Tunghai University in Tunghai, Taiwan.  A graduate of Kobe University in Japan, he received his PhD in Criminal Procedure.  He is a member of the Committee on the Reform of Criminal Procedures at the Judicial Yuan, one of the five branches of government and the highest judicial body of the Republic of China (Taiwan).  Prof Chen is interested in the comparative study of the adoption of the jury system and cultural issues that affect people’s understanding of authority and public expression of opinions.  This summer (08) as a Fulbright Scholar at the Center he will be investigating aspects of jury selection in US criminal courts, such as legal procedures and protections.  Prof. Chen has authored two books, eight chapters, and thirty articles in law journals. He recently spent six months as a visiting scholar studying the introduction of the jury system in Japan.  Prof. Chen’s Office will be in Boalt 470. He can be reached at (510)642-4037 and cwt@thu.edu.tw.

David Glick is a fourth year PhD Candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton University focusing on Public Law and American Politics. His dissertation investigates the important role that private organizations play in shaping legal impact by analyzing empirically how they actually learn about the law and decide which concrete internal polices (if any) to enact in the implementation process. He treats these organizations as actors trying to make difficult policy decisions in response to complex and ambiguous laws by building on more general theories of decision making in complex tasks, and finds that legal changes are often turned into concrete policy by organizations which learn from and copy each other’s responses to it. He is also the author of the working paper, “Strategic Retreat and the 1935 Gold Clause Cases.” David was an undergraduate at Williams College. His office is 470 Boalt, 642-0437, dglick@Princeton.edu.

Sora Y. Han is Assistant Professor in Criminology, Law & Society at UC Irvine.  She received her Ph.D. from the Department of History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law with an emphasis in Critical Race Studies.  She is working on a book manuscript, “The Bonds of Representation: Race, Law, and the Feminine in Post-Civil Rights America,” which examines the intersections of racial jurisprudence and popular culture.  Articles include “The Politics of Race in Asian American Jurisprudence” ( UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal ), “Intersectionality and the Shudder” ( Feminist Interpretations of Adorno, and “Strict Scrutiny: Race, Sexuality, and the Tragedy of Constitutional Law” (Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties , forthcoming).  Research interests include the literary imagination of American constitutional law, psychoanalytic theories of law and visual culture, critical prison studies, and racial and feminist politics. Contact Han in 471A Boalt, 643-9286, shan@law.berkeley.edu.

Antoinette Hetzler is Professor of Sociology with emphasis on Social Policy at Lund University, Sweden. She is head of a research group in Sweden studying Social Policy, Working Life and Global Welfare (SWG) and is currently president of the Swedish Sociology Association. Her most recent books include Sick-Sweden (Sjuk-Sverige,2005) and Rehabilitation and Welfare Politcs (Rehabilitering och välfärdspolitik, 2004). She has published extensively on welfare state politics including workers compensation in Sweden as well as the role of law in social policy. Currently she is working on two manuscripts. One is on Women, Work and Well-being and the other is on Regulating the Financial Market. Antoinette Hetzler received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, was Assistant Professor at New York University, and post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society before she immigrated to Sweden in the late 1970s.  Her office is in 471 Boalt, tel. 643-8646, email antoinette.hetzler@soc.lu.se .

Nick Huls is Professor and Chair of Sociolegal Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Leyden, and Head of the Erasmus Center for Law & Society. He received his law degree at Utrecht University in 1973 and his PhD, on consumer protection law, in 1981. From 1982 -1990 he was project leader of the Consumer Credit Act at the Netherlands Department of Economic Affairs; his recommendations led to the adoption of a new bankruptcy act based on US law. In 1990 Nick returned to academia, initially as Director of the Leyden Institute for Law and Public Policy. While at Berkeley, Nick is working on two books — an introduction to sociolegal studies and the editing of the papers and proceedings of an international conference in Rotterdam in January 2007 (in English) entitled The Legitimacy of Supreme Courts’ Rulings. He will present a paper on judicial power in the Netherlands in the CSLS Sawyer Seminar on October 18 th. His office is in 2240 Piedmont, 642-4038, email huls@frg.eur.nl.

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is the Baker Ferguson Professor of Politics and Leadership at Whitman College. He is the author of three books as well as over twenty articles on topics including capital punishment, the discipline of political science, feminist theory, and American pragmatism. Kaufman-Osborn has served as president of the Western Political Science Association as well as the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, and he recently completed a term on the Executive Council of the American Political Science Association. He is the recipient of several awards for his scholarship and teaching, including the Western Political Science Association’s Pi Sigma Alpha and Betty Nesvold Women and Politics Awards as well as the Robert Fluno Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Social Sciences. While at the Center, he will be working on various aspects of the political and legal regulation of death in the United States. His office is at 2240 Piedmont, Program in Criminal Justice, Law and Society, 642-4038, kaufmatv@whitman.edu.

Philip Lewis was a Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford from 1965 to 1988, and since 1996 has been at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford. He has visited Berkeley on two previous occasions, and has also been a Senior Scholar at Stanford. His research interest is in the legal profession, and with Rick Abel, of UCLA, he started the Working Group on Legal Professions, out of which came the three volumes they edited, Lawyers in Society (1988-9). While at Berkeley he will be looking back at research projects he has previously carried out on groups of lawyers in the USA and the UK , and studying the relevance to them of some general themes in legal professions research, such as competition, expertise, ideologies, independence, trust and “communities of practice”. Dr. Lewis’s office is in 470 Boalt, tel. 642-0437, email philip.lewis@csls.ox.ac.uk .

Michael Musheno (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) is Professor and Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University. He is a former program director of Law and the Social Sciences at NSF. His teaching and writing focus on policing, street law, and the state’s frontline workforce, currently US Army reservists serving in Iraq. He draws upon narratives, particularly the storytelling of subjects and agents of the state, and uses interpretive field methods. His book, Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the Front Lines of Public Service ( University of Michigan Press, 2004) co-authored with Steven Maynard-Moody, is the winner of the American Political Science Association’s 2005 Herbert A. Simon Book Award and winner of the 2005 Best Book of Public Administration Research from the American Society of Public Administration. His book in press, Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq (University of Michigan Press, 2008) co-authored with Susan Ross, focuses on the life histories of one of the first military police reserve companies deployed after 9.11, including a year running a prison near Baghdad. His email address is mmusheno@sfsu.edu.

Richard Perry is professor of Justice Studies at San Jose State University, where he teaches courses in courts, theory, and cultural studies of law. Before joining the San Jose State faculty, he taught in U.C. Irvine’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society for nine years and also held a two-year research fellowship at the Center for Philosophy of Law of the University of Louvain, Belgium. He has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in linguistics from U.C. Berkeley. He is co-editor of Globalization under Construction: Law, Identity, and Governmentality ( University of Minnesota Press) and he is currently co-editing a volume on equity and water resources for the MIT Press. In the spring semester, he will present a talk in the CSLS Bag Lunch Speaker Series. His office is in 2240 Piedmont, tel. 3-8269, email rwperry@sbcglobal.net.

Daniela Piana , PhD in sociology, Master degree in Philosophy, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Florence. Visiting Fellow at the College of Natolin in Warsaw, at the University of Marseille III, at the Institute for Sociology of Law in Onati and at the Institute des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice in Paris, she is currently involved in two international research projects, on judicial education and judicial cooperation in Europe. Her research interests include constitutionalism and the constitutional courts of the Central and Eastern European Countries, judicial cooperation in the European Union, the quality of justice and the transnationalization of legal culture. She is author of several articles and essays published in Italian and Foreign reviews and recently of the volumes “The Institutions In Mind, Anchors of Legitimacy of Political Power” and “Building Democracy: Beyond the Borders of the European Public Space”. Her office is 472 Boalt, 643-5368, email danielapiana@hotmail.com.

James B. Rule (Distinguished Affiliated Scholar) was educated at UC Berkeley, Brandeis University, and Harvard, where he completed his Ph.D. in 1969. He has held research and teaching positions at MIT; Nuffield College, Oxford; the Université de Bordeaux; Clare Hall, Cambridge; and the State University of New York Stony Brook.  He has held year-long fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford; the J.S. Guggenheim Foundation; the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and the Russell Sage Foundation.  His first solely-authored book, Private Lives and Public Surveillance (1973), was co-winner of the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.   Since then, he has continued to carry out research and write on subjects relating to privacy, technology, and the social role of information.   He is also author or co-author of seven other books and monographs on diverse subjects.  His latest book is Privacy in Peril; How we are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience (Oxford University Press, 2007).   This work examines both the forces underling ever-widening collection of and use of personal data by government and private institutions, and the measures adopted around the world to protect people’s interests in use of “their” data.  He continues to do research and writing on the changing social roles of information, particularly personal information.    His most recent article is “The Once and Future Information Society,” with Yasemin Besen, forthcoming in Theory and Society.  He can be e-mailed at: James.Rule@sunysb.edu.

Geir Stenseth is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. He earned his Norwegian Law Degree (Cand. jur., Oslo) in 1990. He practiced law, mainly in the area of real property law. He also appears in court for the Norwegian military prosecuting authority as appointed Judge advocate. In 2001 he returned to academia and earned the Norwegian Doctoral Degree (Dr. juris, Oslo) in 2005, publishing the thesis (in Norwegian, with a English summary) The Janus Face of Common Lands: A comparative legal analysis of common lands and co-ownership in respect of Norwegian outfields. At the Center, he will explore what relevance new advances in such disciplines as psychology, behavioural biology and cognitive neuroscience may have to the understanding of property as a concept. His research is part of a broader project of the Natural Resources Group at the Faculty of Law in Oslo. The project, called Rights to uncultivated land and social change, receives funding from the Research Council of Norway. His office is 473 Boalt, 643-6582, email geir.stenseth@jus.uio.no.

Maartje van der Woude is a PhD-student in the Department of criminal law and criminology of the University of Leyden, the Netherlands. She received both her law degree (2002) and her MSc (2005) at Leyden, specializing in (criminal) law enforcement and safety policies, in particular counterterrorism. Besides teaching various courses, she is currently working on her dissertation with the (working) title “Anti-terrorism legislation in a Culture of Control: An investigation into the Development of the Discourse.” In her research, Maartje focuses on the discrepancy between social/political discourse and legal discourse of counterterrorism. Counter-terrorism legislation shows a tension between the social/political discourse, in which collective security occupies center stage, and the (criminal) legal discourse, where individual legal protection is considered to have the highest value. The prevailing impression of criminal justice scholars is that typical values of criminal law are subordinated to risk control. This research focuses on a comparison of the two discourses in order to establish (a) on which points there is agreement or agreement can be reached, (b) on which points no agreement is possible, so that the legislator must make choices, (c) how – and in which terms – he should substantiate such choices so that they fit in with the present-day culture of control. While in Berkeley, Maartje is working on two chapters of her dissertation as well as on two articles relating to her dissertation.  Her office is in 471A Boalt, tel. 643-9286, email mahvanderwoude@gmail.com.

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – FALL 2007

Andreas Abegg is a recipient of a three-year fellowship for Academic Research by the Swiss National Science Foundation and co-editor in chief of a new European Journal on Constellations of Law and Society called Ancilla Iuris: http://www.anci.ch/. His 2003 doctoral dissertation received among other awards the Peter Jaeggi-Award for the best dissertation in private law at the University of Fribourg. Abegg’s work is in private and public contract law and in private and public law theory, especially systems theory and evolutionary theory. At the Center, he will be working on his second book, on contracts between public agencies and private parties, also looking at the historical, sociological and theoretical components. Abegg’s office is 473 Boalt, 643-6582, email andreas.abegg@unifr.ch.

Kirk Boyd is a co-director of the International Convention on Human Rights Research Project. He completed his B.S. in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, (1981), followed by his J.D. (1985), LL.M (1996) and J.S.D. (2000) from Boalt Hall. He has been a litigator with Morrison & Forester and a partner in the firm Boyd, Huffman, Williams and Urla, working mainly in civil rights and environmental law. Boyd has taught at U.C. Santa Barbara, including courses on International Human Rights, International Law, Civil Rights and First Amendment. His research is the evolution of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the European Convention on Human Rights and the potential for development into an International Convention on Human Rights, enforceable in the courts of all countries. He is organizing a conference to be held at Zellerbach Hall on February 29, 2008 to discuss a draft International Convention. He can be reached at kirkboyd@ichr.org, or at (415) 690-6687.

Thomas Burke (PhD, U.C. Berkeley, 1996) is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College. His research focuses on the place of rights and litigation in public policy. His most recent project examines how organizations respond to social change laws. The first article from this project, “The Diffusion of Rights,” with co-author Jeb Barnes, was published in the fall, 2006 issue of Law and Society Review. Another article, “Political Regimes and the Future of the First Amendment,” is forthcoming in Studies in Law, Politics and Society. Burke has written about the Americans with Disabilities Act, disability politics in the European Union, American campaign finance law, and the place of rights in American politics. He is the co-author, with Lief Carter, of the updated 7th edition of Reason in Law (2007), and the author of Lawyers, Lawsuits and Legal Rights: The Struggle Over Litigation in American Society (2002). His office is at 2240 Piedmont, 642-4038, email tburke@wellesley.edu .

Fuyong Chen is a Doctoral Candidate at the Law School of Tsinghua University, P. R. China. He received his Masters Degree in Procedural Law from Peking University (2005) and his Bachelor of Law from China University of Political Science and Law (2001). His recent publications include “On Using Vague or Exact Expressions in the Position of China’s Arbitration institutions” (2007); “A New Probe into the Effectiveness of Limitation of Action”(2007); “On the Action Form of Civil Torts Compensation Cases Concerning Negotiable Securities”(2004). During his residency, he will be working on the research entitled “Access to Arbitration: an Empirical Study of China’s Practice”. Chen’s office is 470 Boalt, 642-4037, email chenfuyong@bjac.org.cn.

Ira Mark Ellman is Professor of Law. Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar, and Fellow, Center for the Study of Law, Science, & Technology at Arizona State University. He received his B.A. from Reed College (1967), his M.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois (1969) and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (1973). E llman’s principal scholarly interests are in Family Law, and the use of social science in policymaking by legislatures and courts. Among his current projects are an empirical investigation into how people make judgments about the level of child support payments they believe the law should require an absent parent to pay, and a book for Oxford University Press about the difficulties inherent in making family law policy. His article “Intuitive Lawmaking: The Example of Child Support,” with Rob MacCoun and Sanford Braver has been accepted for the 2007 Empirical Legal Studies Conference. His office is 327 North Addition, 642-0130, ira.ellman@asu.edu.

Jian (Jane) Fu is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. She obtained an LLB from Beijing University in 1988 and an LLM from the University of Canberra, Australia. She recently completed a PhD in Law at the University of New South Wales. Professor Fu is the recipient of a Special International Studies Program grant from Deakin University. At the Center, she will work on three articles: “Protection of Shareholders in the PRC, the US and Australia: A Comparative Perspective,” “The Reform of Banking Regulation in the PRC: Corporatization and Securitization,” and “Law Making in the PRC in a Market Economy: Tradition and Modernization.” Her office will be in Boalt 471, tel. 642-8646, email janefu@deakin.edu.au .

David Glick is a fourth year PhD Candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton University focusing on Public Law and American Politics. His dissertation investigates the important role that private organizations play in shaping legal impact by analyzing empirically how they actually learn about the law and decide which concrete internal polices (if any) to enact in the implementation process. He treats these organizations as actors trying to make difficult policy decisions in response to complex and ambiguous laws by building on more general theories of decision making in complex tasks, and finds that legal changes are often turned into concrete policy by organizations which learn from and copy each other’s responses to it. He is also the author of the working paper, “Strategic Retreat and the 1935 Gold Clause Cases.” David was an undergraduate at Williams College. His office is 470 Boalt, 6420-437, dglick@Princeton.edu.

Sora Y. Han is Assistant Professor in Criminology, Law & Society at UC Irvine.  She received her Ph.D. from the Department of History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law with an emphasis in Critical Race Studies.  She is working on a book manuscript, “The Bonds of Representation: Race, Law, and the Feminine in Post-Civil Rights America,” which examines the intersections of racial jurisprudence and popular culture.  Articles include “The Politics of Race in Asian American Jurisprudence” ( UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal ), “Intersectionality and the Shudder” ( Feminist Interpretations of Adorno, and “Strict Scrutiny: Race, Sexuality, and the Tragedy of Constitutional Law” (Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties , forthcoming).  Research interests include the literary imagination of American constitutional law, psychoanalytic theories of law and visual culture, critical prison studies, and racial and feminist politics. Contact Han in 471A Boalt, 643-9286, shan@law.berkeley.edu.

Nick Huls is Professor and Chair of Sociolegal Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Leyden, and Head of the Erasmus Center for Law & Society. He received his law degree at Utrecht University in 1973 and his PhD, on consumer protection law, in 1981. From 1982 -1990 he was project leader of the Consumer Credit Act at the Netherlands Department of Economic Affairs; his recommendations led to the adoption of a new bankruptcy act based on US law. In 1990 Nick returned to academia, initially as Director of the Leyden Institute for Law and Public Policy. While at Berkeley, Nick is working on two books — an introduction to sociolegal studies and the editing of the papers and proceedings of an international conference in Rotterdam in January 2007 (in English) entitled The Legitimacy of Supreme Courts’ Rulings. He will present a paper on judicial power in the Netherlands in the CSLS Sawyer Seminar on October 18 th. His office is in 2240 Piedmont, 642-4038, email huls@frg.eur.nl.

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is the Baker Ferguson Professor of Politics and Leadership at Whitman College. He is the author of three books as well as over twenty articles on topics including capital punishment, the discipline of political science, feminist theory, and American pragmatism. Kaufman-Osborn has served as president of the Western Political Science Association as well as the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, and he recently completed a term on the Executive Council of the American Political Science Association. He is the recipient of several awards for his scholarship and teaching, including the Western Political Science Association’s Pi Sigma Alpha and Betty Nesvold Women and Politics Awards as well as the Robert Fluno Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Social Sciences. While at the Center, he will be working on various aspects of the political and legal regulation of death in the United States. His office is at 2240 Piedmont, Program in Criminal Justice, Law and Society, 642-4038, kaufmatv@whitman.edu.

Philip Lewis was a Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford from 1965 to 1988, and since 1996 has been at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford. He has visited Berkeley on two previous occasions, and has also been a Senior Scholar at Stanford. His research interest is in the legal profession, and with Rick Abel, of UCLA, he started the Working Group on Legal Professions, out of which came the three volumes they edited, Lawyers in Society (1988-9). While at Berkeley he will be looking back at research projects he has previously carried out on groups of lawyers in the USA and the UK , and studying the relevance to them of some general themes in legal professions research, such as competition, expertise, ideologies, independence, trust and “communities of practice”. Dr. Lewis’s office is in 470 Boalt, tel. 642-0437, email philip.lewis@csls.ox.ac.uk .

Michael Musheno is Professor and Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Studies at San Francisco State University. He is a former program director of Law and the Social Sciences at NSF. His teaching and writing focus on policing, street law, and the state’s frontline workforce, currently US Army reservists serving in Iraq. He draws upon narratives, particularly the storytelling of subjects and agents of the state, and uses interpretive field methods. His book, Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the Front Lines of Public Service ( University of Michigan Press, 2004) co-authored with Steven Maynard-Moody, is the winner of the American Political Science Association’s 2005 Herbert A. Simon Book Award and winner of the 2005 Best Book of Public Administration Research from the American Society of Public Administration. His book in press, Deployed: How Reservists Bear the Burden of Iraq (University of Michigan Press, 2008) co-authored with Susan Ross, focuses on the life histories of one of the first military police reserve companies deployed after 9.11, including a year running a prison near Baghdad. His email address is mmusheno@sfsu.edu.

Richard Perry is professor of Justice Studies at San Jose State University, where he teaches courses in courts, theory, and cultural studies of law. Before joining the San Jose State faculty, he taught in U.C. Irvine’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society for nine years and also held a two-year research fellowship at the Center for Philosophy of Law of the University of Louvain, Belgium. He has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in linguistics from U.C. Berkeley. He is co-editor of Globalization under Construction: Law, Identity, and Governmentality ( University of Minnesota Press) and he is currently co-editing a volume on equity and water resources for the MIT Press. In the spring semester, he will present a talk in the CSLS Bag Lunch Speaker Series. His office is 893 Simon, 642-0330, email rwperry@sbcglobal.net.

Daniela Piana, PhD in sociology, Master degree in Philosophy, is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Florence. Visiting Fellow at the College of Natolin in Warsaw, at the University of Marseille III, at the Institute for Sociology of Law in Onati and at the Institute des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice in Paris, she is currently involved in two international research projects, on judicial education and judicial cooperation in Europe. Her research interests include constitutionalism and the constitutional courts of the Central and Eastern European Countries, judicial cooperation in the European Union, the quality of justice and the transnationalization of legal culture. She is author of several articles and essays published in Italian and Foreign reviews and recently of the volumes “The Institutions In Mind, Anchors of Legitimacy of Political Power” and “Building Democracy: Beyond the Borders of the European Public Space”. Her office is 472 Boalt, 643-5368, email danielapiana@hotmail.com.

Jiri Priban graduated from Charles University in Prague in 1989 and joined the faculty of Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University in 2001. In 2001, he received his LLD at Charles University and was appointed professor of sociology of law and jurisprudence at Charles University in 2002. He was appointed professor of law at Cardiff University in 2006. He has been visiting professor or scholar at the European University Institute in Florence, Leuven University in Belgium, University of Pretoria in South Africa and the University of San Francisco. In 2003, he was visiting scholar at Center for the Study of Law and Society. Jiri has published two monographs in English: Dissidents of Law (2002) and Legal Symbolism (2007). He also edited: Liquid Society and Its Law (2007), Systems of Justice in Transition (2003, with P. Roberts and J. Young), Law’s New Boundaries (2001 with D. Nelken) and The Rule of Law in Central Europe (1999 with J. Young). His areas of interest are the sociology and social theory of law, jurisprudence, constitutional and European comparative law, theory of human rights. Jiri is an editor of the Journal of Law and Society. His email address is priban@Cardiff.ac.uk.

Amnon Reichman holds an LL.B. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an LL.M. from Boalt Hall, and an SJD from the University of Toronto. His main areas of interest are constitutional theory, theories of adjudication, and comparative constitutional law. He is also engaged in the field of law and culture. He clerked for Justice Aharon Barak of the Israeli Supreme Court, and recently served as an advisor to the Israeli Knesset on drafting the Israeli constitution. Reichman has been on the University of Haifa Faculty of Law since 2001. He was a visiting professor at Boalt Hall in 2006, in Cardozo School of Law in 2004, and a faculty fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics (then the Center for Ethics and the Professions) at Harvard University in 2000-01. His articles include, “Overlooking the Common Law” (Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence), and “A Charter-Free Domain: in Defense of Dolphin Delivery” (University of British Columbia Law Review). He has also written on human rights in times of emergencies (in Torture as Tort: Comparative Perspectives on the Development of Transnational Tort Litigation ). During the Fall term he will be involved with the Sawyer seminar, presenting a paper on the Israeli constitutional system on November 15 th. His office is 471A Boalt, 643-9286, email areichman@law.berkeley.edu.

Geir Stenseth is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. He earned his Norwegian Law Degree (Cand. jur., Oslo) in 1990. He practiced law, mainly in the area of real property law. He also appears in court for the Norwegian military prosecuting authority as appointed Judge advocate. In 2001 he returned to academia and earned the Norwegian Doctoral Degree (Dr. juris, Oslo) in 2005, publishing the thesis (in Norwegian, with a English summary) The Janus Face of Common Lands: A comparative legal analysis of common lands and co-ownership in respect of Norwegian outfields. At the Center, he will explore what relevance new advances in such disciplines as psychology, behavioural biology and cognitive neuroscience may have to the understanding of property as a concept. His research is part of a broader project of the Natural Resources Group at the Faculty of Law in Oslo. The project, called Rights to uncultivated land and social change, receives funding from the Research Council of Norway. His office is 473 Boalt, 643-6582, email geir.stenseth@jus.uio.no.

Ruth Zafran is a lecturer at the Radzyner School of Law in the Herzlia Interdisciplinary Center, Israel, where she teaches courses in family law and children’s rights. Ruth’s doctoral dissertation examined the Right of Offspring to Seek Out their Biological Parents and she later published on that topic. She received her LL.D. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004. Her current research focuses on the family in the techno-genetic era. In particular, she finds the bio-ethical questions surrounding the beginning of life – pregnancy, birth, reproductive technologies and the legal definition of parenthood – compelling. During her stay at the Center she is writing about the boundaries of the parent’s liberty to make decisions pertaining to the genetic makeup of the child he/she is about to have. Dr. Zafran’s office is in 471 Boalt, tel. 642-7566, email: rzafran@idc.ac.il.

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SPRING 2007

Colin Bennett received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1986 he has taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, where he is now Professor. From 1999-2000, he was a fellow with the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His research interests have focused on the comparative analysis of information privacy protection policies at the domestic and international levels. He has published Regulating Privacy: Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe and the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992). He is also co-editor or Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age (University of Toronto Press, 1999), and co-author of The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in Global Perspective (Ashgate Press, 2003; MIT Press, 2006), and numerous journal articles, policy reports and occasional newspaper pieces. He is currently involved in a comparative project on the subject of “Privacy Advocacy” in advanced industrial states.

 

Kirk Boyd is a co-director of the International Convention on Human Rights Research Project. He completed his B.S. in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, (1981), followed by his J.D. (1985), LL.M (1996) and J.S.D. (2000) from Boalt Hall. He has been a litigator with Morrison & Forester and a partner in the firm Boyd,Huffman, Williams and Urla. The majority of his cases have been civil rights and environmental law. He was trained as a trial lawyer, but has also appeared as appellate counsel at every level of court, including the United States Supreme Court. In addition to practice, Boyd has taught for several years at U.C. Santa Barbara, including courses on International Human Rights, International Law, Civil Rights and First Amendment. His research is the evolution of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the European Convention on Human Rights and the potential for development into an International Convention on Human Rights, enforceable in the courts of all countries. While visiting for the spring and fall, 2007, Boyd will be dividing his work between two projects. One is research for, and preparation of, a conference to be held at Boalt on October 19 & 20, 2007, to discuss a draft International Convention. Another is writing a manuscript entitled Four Freedoms Plan for Humanity that describes the foundation for an International Convention document, and offers a process for drafting one. He welcomes comments of any kind, and can be reached at kirkboyd@ichr.org, or at (415) 690-6687.

 

Jo Carrillo is the Harry H. and Lillian H. Hastings Research Chair and Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, where she has taught since 1991. She graduated from Stanford University in 1981, where she studied Modern Latin American Literature. She graduated in 1986 from the University of New Mexico Law School with honors. She earned a J.S.D. in 1996 from Stanford Law School under the guidance of Professors Lawrence Friedman, William Simon, and Richard Roberts (History). She has written about indigenous issues. While at the Center, Carrillo will complete Bonds No. 73: Million Dollar Baseballs, Popular Legal Culture, and the Claim for Cultural Property, a manuscript about the marketability of items with cultural or historical importance – collectible baseballs, indigenous items (tangible and intangible) and spaces, and high-end art being examples – and the law. The book explores the relevance of culturally important items in relation to popular legal culture, market reserves and legal doctrine. Her office is in 473 Boalt, tel. 642-6582, email carrillo@uchastings.edu

 

Jian (Jane) Fu is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. She obtained an LLB from Beijing University in 1988, an LLM from the University of Canberra 1996, Australia, and a PhD in Law at the University of New South Wales in 2005. Before moveing to Australia in 1996, she worked as a legislative affairs officer at the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the PRC for eight years. Professor Fu is the recipient of a Special International Studies Program grant from Deakin University in 2005. She has been an academic visitor at Faculty of Law and Oriel College at the University of Oxford. At the Center, she will work on two books: “Corporate Disclosure and Corporate Governance in Listed Chinese Companies” and “Law Making in the PRC: 1979 – 2009.” Her office will be in Boalt 471, 642-8646, email janefu@deakin.edu.au.

 

Alessandro de Giorgi is a research fellow in Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Bologna ( Italy). He received his PhD in Criminology at Keele University ( United Kingdom) and has spent some periods as visiting scholar at the University of Bern ( Switzerland) and the University of Saarland ( Germany). His recent research interests focus on the transformations of social control in contemporary post-fordist societies, with particular reference to actuarial strategies of penal control in post-industrial economies. On these topics he has published Re-thinking the Political Economy of Punishment: Perspectives on post-Fordism and Penal Politics (Ashgate, 2006). While at the Center, De Giorgi will conduct research around the impact of contemporary punitive strategies of crime and drug control in deprived urban areas across Europe and the United States. Alessandro’s office is in Boalt 470, tel. 642-0437, email degiorgi@hotmail.com .

 

Sora Y. Han is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Boalt Hall School of Law.  She received her Ph.D. from the Department of History of Consciousness with a parenthetical notation in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law with an emphasis in Critical Race Studies.   Her dissertation, entitled, “The Bonds of Representation: Race, Law, and the Feminine in Post-Civil Rights America,” examines the intersections of racial jurisprudence and popular culture.   She will be revising this dissertation into a book manuscript during her tenure at the Center.  Her general research interests include the literary imagination of American constitutional law, psychoanalytic theories of law and visual culture, critical prison studies, and racial and feminist politics.   She recently published “The Politics of Race in Asian American Jurisprudence,” in the UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal, and is co-editing a book with Elizabeth Povinelli and Kendall Thomas on contemporary forms of internment.   As part of the movement for prison abolition, Dr. Han has worked at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children ( San Francisco) and Justice Now ( Oakland) as a legal advocate for women prisoners in California. Sora’s office is in Boalt 471A Boalt, tel. 643-9286, email syhan@berkeley.edu .

 

Kathryn Harrison is a Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. She has published books and articles on Canadian politics, federalism, and comparative public policy, especially environmental policy. While at the Center as a Fulbright scholar, she will be completing a book on environmental regulation of the paper industry in the context of economic globalization, and directing a collaborative project comparing climate change policies in eight jurisdictions ( Canada , US, Australia , Japan , Russia , China , India , and the European Union). Her own research for the latter will focus on Canadian and US decisions with respect to ratification of the Kyoto Protocol and adoption of climate policies more generally. Kathryn’s office this semester is on the 2nd floor of the JSP building, tel. 642-4038, email harrison@politics.ubc.ca .

 

Nick Huls is Professor and Chair of Sociolegal Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Leyden, and Head of the Erasmus Center for Law & Society (ECLS). He received his law degree at Utrecht University in 1973 and his PhD, on consumer protection law, in 1981. From 1982 -1990 he was project leader of the Consumer Credit Act at the Netherlands Department of Economic Affairs; his recommendations led to the adoption of a new bankruptcy act based on US law. In 1990 Nick returned to academia, initially as Director of the Leyden Institute for Law and Public Policy. In 1996 he was appointed Professor of Law and Technology at Delft University, in 1997 as Professor of Sociolegal Studies at Leyden, and in 2000 as Chair at Erasmus University. Presently he leads a research program called ‘the judicial domain’. Nick has written about his experiences as a lawyer involved in the legislative process, both on a practical and a theoretical level (negotiated rule making). He is a member of international working groups on legal aid, the legal professions and consumer bankruptcy. While at Berkeley, Nick will work on two books — an introduction to sociolegal studies and the editing of the papers and proceedings of an international conference in Rotterdam in January 2007 (in English) entitled The Legitimacy of Supreme Courts’ Rulings. His office is in Boalt 470, tel. 642-0437,
email huls@frg.eur.nl.

 

Philip Lewis was a Research Fellow at All Souls College , Oxford from 1965 to 1988, and since 1996 has been at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford . He has visited Berkeley on two previous occasions, and has also been a Senior Scholar at Stanford.

His research interest is in the legal profession, and with Rick Abel, of UCLA, he started the Working Group on Legal Professions, out of which came the three volumes they edited, Lawyers in Society (1988-9). While at Berkeley he will be looking back at research projects he has previously carried out on groups of lawyers in the USA and the UK , and studying the relevance to them of some general themes in legal professions research, such as competition, expertise, ideologies, independence, trust and “communities of practice”. Dr. Lewis’s office is in 470 Boalt, tel. 642-0437, email philip.lewis@csls.ox.ac.uk .

 

Mika Matsumoto is a practicing lawyer in Japan, selected by the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) under our agreement by which the Center hosts one visiting scholar annually sponsored by the JFBA, who practices criminal or juvenile defense or public interest law in Japan. Ms. Matsumoto received the law degree from Hitotsubashi University in 1998, and graduated from the Legal Research and Training Institute of Japan in 2000. That year, to address a concern about the concentration of legal services in metropolitan areas and the lack of legal aid benefits in rural areas, the JFBA established Himawari Fund Law Offices nation-wide. Ms Matsumoto became the first General Manager of the Himawari Fund Law Office in Monbetsu, a small city in a rural area that had no legal profession before her arrival, where she served from 2001 to 2003. After returning to Tokyo, she continued to be involved in the issue of rural legal services, raising awareness of the problem in the government and in the legal profession. At the Center, Ms. Matsumoto will research US pro bono activities in rural areas as reference for possible implementation in Japan. She will study the current status and issues of the public defender system in the U.S, as one of the main purposes of the Himawari Fund is to improve the criminal defense system in rural areas. She is also interested in motivating and inspiring new lawyers who are involved in activities for public interest. Ms. Matsumoto’s office is in 471 Boalt, tel. 642-7566, email mikam@berkeley.edu .

 

Yoshinori Okada is associate professor of law, Nanzan University , Faculty of Law. He received his PhD (Law), University of Hitotsubashi ( Japan ), in 1997. He regularly lectures on criminal procedure and criminal evidence. His doctoral thesis was a comparative study of the right to counsel and criminal defense systems among the US , UK and Japan . A book based on his dissertation was published in Japan in 2001. At the Center, Professor Okada will conduct research on pre-trial criminal procedure and lay participation in the criminal trial. His other interests are evidence and empirical science, and the role and ethics of the criminal defense lawyer. He was the recipient of a grant from the program for promoting internationalization in university education from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2005. Professor Okada’s office is in 470 Boalt, tel. 642-0437, email Etsutenokada@aol.com .

 

Ken Tanaka is an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University , in Japan . Mr. Tanaka received the LL.M. degree from Kobe University in 1997. He completed coursework in the Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University in 2000. He regularly lectures on administrative law. Prof. Tanaka’s specialty is environmental law and administrative law. He is interested in public works projects and information systems in the environmental policies. For example, he has studied about the Land Reclamation Project of Isahaya Bay, PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register) and environmental label and environmental audit till now. In addition, he is interested in the tobacco regulations. During his stay at the Center, Tanaka will conduct research on the law systems protecting and restoring the marine environment. In addition, he will conduct research on the law systems securing reliable environmental information in the environmental policies. He has received a grant of the internationalization promotion program that supports the advanced study from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2006. Mr. Tanaka’s office is  471 Boalt, tel.  642-7566, email tanaka-k@nagasaki-u.ac.jp .

 

Ruth Zafran is a lecturer at the Radzyner School of Law in the Herzlia Interdisciplinary Center, Israel, where she teaches courses in family law and children’s rights. Ruth’s doctoral dissertation examined the Right of Offspring to Seek Out their Biological Parents and she later published on that topic. She received her LL.D. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004. Her current research focuses on the family in the techno-genetic era. In particular, she finds the bio-ethical questions surrounding the beginning of life – pregnancy, birth, reproductive technologies and the legal definition of parenthood – compelling. During her stay at the Center she plans to write about the boundaries of the parent’s liberty to make decisions pertaining to the genetic makeup of the child he/she is about to have. Dr. Zafran’s office is in 471A Boalt, tel. 643-9286, email: rzafran@idc.ac.il.

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – FALL 2006

Kitty Calavita is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California , Irvine . She was President of the Law and Society Association in 2000-2001. She has conducted research and published widely in the field of immigration and immigration lawmaking. Her work is both contemporary and historical, U.S.-based and comparative. Her most recent book, Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe ( Cambridge , 2005), examines immigrant marginalization in Italy and Spain , and the formal and informal legal processes that contribute to it.

Calavita has recently launched a new research agenda that will explore some of these issues of race, marginalization, and legal processes within the venue of prisoners’ rights. She is interested specifically in the informal grievance process provided by California law to prison inmates in the State. She hopes to contribute to the scholarship on legal consciousness, as well as the literature on the informal, de facto realm of law and “street-level bureaucrats,” a theme that has been a centerpiece of all of her work. Kitty’s office is on the first floor of the JSP building, telephone 642-4038, email kccalavi@uci.edu .

 

Jo Carrillo is the Harry H. and Lillian H. Hastings Research Chair and Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco . Carrillo graduated from Stanford University in 1981, where she focused on the study of Modern Latin American Literature under Fernando Alegria and Mary Pratt. She graduated in 1986 from the University of New Mexico Law School with honors. She graduated in 1996 from Stanford Law School , earning a J.S.D. under the guidance of Professors Lawrence Friedman, William Simon, and Richard Roberts (History). Carrillo joined the Hastings faculty in 1991. In 1997-1998, she was a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School . She has written about indigenous issues.

While at the Center, Carrillo will complete Bonds No. 73: Million Dollar Baseballs, Popular Legal Culture, and the Claim for Cultural Property , a manuscript about the marketability of items with cultural or historical importance – collectible baseballs, indigenous items (tangible and intangible) and spaces, and high-end art being examples – and the law. The book explores the relevance of culturally important items in relation to popular legal culture (how a public might perceive, as reflected by accessible (popular) culture, that the law handles a collectible or culturally significant item), markets, market reserves (the negotiated exclusion of a collectible item from the market place) and legal doctrine. Carrillo lives locally. She can be reached by e-mail at carrillo@uchastings.edu or by voice mail at (415) 565-4866.

 

Jian (Jane) Fu is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Deakin University in Melobourne , Australia . She obtained an LLB from Beijing University in 1988 and an LLM from the University of Canberra, Australia. She recently completed a PhD in Law at the University of New South Wales . Professor Fu is the recipient of a Special International Studies Program grant from Deakin University . At the Center, she will work on three articles: “Protection of Shareholders in the PRC, the US and Australia : A Comparative Perspective,” “The Reform of Banking Regulation in the PRC: Corporatization and Securitization,” and “Law Making in the PRC in a Market Economy: Tradition and Modernization.” Her office will be in Boalt 470, tel. 642-0437, email janefu@deakin.edu.au .

 

Alessandro de Giorgi is a research fellow in Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Bologna ( Italy ). He received his PhD in Criminology at Keele University ( United Kingdom ) and has spent some periods as visiting scholar at the University of Bern ( Switzerland ) and the University of Saarland ( Germany ). His recent research interests focus on the transformations of social control in contemporary post-fordist societies, with particular reference to actuarial strategies of penal control in post-industrial economies. On these topics he has published Re-thinking the Political Economy of Punishment: Perspectives on post-Fordism and Penal Politics (Ashgate, 2006). While at the Center, De Giorgi will conduct research around the impact of contemporary punitive strategies of crime and drug control in deprived urban areas across Europe and the United States . Alessandro’s office is in Boalt 470, tel. 642-0437, email degiorgi@hotmail.com .

 

Sora Y. Han is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Boalt Hall School of Law.  She received her Ph.D. from the Department of History of Consciousness with a parenthetical notation in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law with an emphasis in Critical Race Studies.   Her dissertation, entitled, “The Bonds of Representation: Race, Law, and the Feminine in Post-Civil Rights America,” examines the intersections of racial jurisprudence and popular culture.   She will be revising this dissertation into a book manuscript during her tenure at the Center for the Study of Law & Society.  Her general research interests include the literary imagination of American constitutional law, psychoanalytic theories of law and visual culture, critical prison studies, and racial and feminist politics.   She recently published the article, “The Politics of Race in Asian American Jurisprudence,” in the UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal, and is co-editing a book with Elizabeth Povinelli and Kendall Thomas on contemporary forms of internment.   As part of the movement for prison abolition, Dr. Han has worked at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children ( San Francisco , CA ) and Justice Now ( Oakland , CA ) as a legal advocate for women prisoners in California . Sora’s office is in Boalt 471A Boalt, tel. 643-9286, email syhan@berkeley.edu .

 

Kathryn Harrison is a Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia . She has published books and articles on Canadian politics, federalism, and comparative public policy, especially environmental policy. While at the Center as a Fulbright scholar, she will be completing a book on environmental regulation of the paper industry in the context of economic globalization, and directing a collaborative project comparing climate change policies in eight jurisdictions ( Canada , US, Australia , Japan , Russia , China , India , and the European Union). Her own research for the latter will focus on Canadian and US decisions with respect to ratification of the Kyoto Protocol and adoption of climate policies more generally. Kathryn’s office is Boalt 473, tel. 642-6582, email harrison@politics.ubc.ca .

 

Valerie Jenness is a Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California , Irvine , co-editor of Contemporary Sociology , and the President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Her research has focused on the politics of crime control, with an emphasis on the links between intergroup conflict and the development and implementation of crime control policies designed to curb bias-motivated violence. She is the co-editor of one book, Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy (with David Meyer and Helen Ingram, 2005), and the author of three books– Making Hate a Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement Practice (with Ryken Grattet, 2001), Hate Crimes: New Social Movements and the Politics of Violence (with Kendal Broad, 1997), and Making it Work: The Prostitutes’ Rights Movement in Perspective (1993).

Professor Jenness is currently working on a multi-year study funded by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to determine the causes, manifestations, and consequences of sexual assault in California prisons; related, she is working on a larger project focused on the development, implementation, and consequences of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. In addition, she is initiating research on the relationship between degrees of racial segregation/integration and violence in California prisons. Val’s office is on the 2 nd floor of the JSP building, tel. 642-4038, email jenness@uci.edu .

 

Philip Lewis was a Research Fellow at All Souls College , Oxford from 1965 to 1988, and since 1996 has been at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford . He has visited Berkeley on two previous occasions, and has also been a Senior Scholar at Stanford.

His research interest is in the legal profession, and with Rick Abel, of UCLA, he started the Working Group on Legal Professions, out of which came the three volumes they edited, Lawyers in Society (1988-9). While at Berkeley he will be looking back at research projects he has previously carried out on groups of lawyers in the USA and the UK , and studying the relevance to them of some general themes in legal professions research, such as competition, expertise, ideologies, independence, trust and “communities of practice”. Dr. Lewis’s office is in 470 Boalt, tel. 642-0437, email philip.lewis@csls.ox.ac.uk .

 

Mika Matsumoto is a practicing lawyer in Japan . She was selected by the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) under our agreement by which the Center for the Study of Law and Society hosts one visiting scholar annually sponsored by the JFBA, who practices criminal or juvenile defense or public interest law in Japan . Ms. Matsumoto received the law degree from Hitotsubashi University in 1998, and graduated from the Legal Research and Training Institute of Japan in 2000. That year, to address a concern about the concentration of legal services in metropolitan areas and the lack of legal aid benefits in rural areas, the JFBA established Himawari Fund Law Offices nation-wide. Deeply concerned about the issue, Ms Matsumoto became the first General Manager of Monbetsu Himawari Fund Law Office. Monbetsu is a small city in a rural area in Hokkaido that had no legal profession before her arrival. She served the area from 2001 to 2003. After returning to Tokyo , she continued to be involved in the issue of rural legal services, raising awareness of the problem in the government and in the legal profession. During her stay at the Center, Ms. Matsumoto will research US pro bono activities in rural areas as reference for possible implementation in Japan . She will study the current status and issues of the public defender system in the U.S, as one of the main purposes of the Himawari Fund is to improve the criminal defense system in rural areas. She is also interested in motivating and inspiring new lawyers who are involved in activities for public interest. Ms. Matsumoto’s office is in 471 Boalt, tel. 642-7566, email mikam@berkeley.edu .

Yoshinori Okada is associate professor of law, Nanzan University , Faculty of Law. He received his PhD (Law), University of Hitotsubashi ( Japan ), in 1997. He regularly lectures on criminal procedure and criminal evidence. His doctoral thesis was a comparative study of the right to counsel and criminal defense systems among the US , UK and Japan . A book based on his dissertation was published in Japan in 2001. At the Center, Professor Okada will conduct research on pre-trial criminal procedure and lay participation in the criminal trial. His other interests are evidence and empirical science, and the role and ethics of the criminal defense lawyer. He was the recipient of a grant from the program for promoting internationalization in university education from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2005. Professor Okada’s office is in 470 Boalt, tel. 642-0437, email Etsutenokada@aol.com .

 

Torsten Strulik is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld and Heisenberg-Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG). His current research focuses on the (self-) regulation of the global financial system and in particular, cognitive (learning-oriented) forms of financial governance. Since 2004, he has been directing a research project at the Institute for World Society Studies in Bielefeld which investigates to what extent the revised international capital framework for banking supervision (Basel II) and its implementation into national law are encouraging the innovation and risk management competencies of banks and supervisory institutions. Strulik will devote his time at the Center to the analysis of data and writing on this project. Torsten’s office is in Boalt 473, email torsten.Strulik@uni-bielefeld.de , tel. 642-6582. His homepage is wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/tstrulik

 

Ken Tanaka is an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University , in Japan . Mr. Tanaka received the LL.M. degree from Kobe University in 1997. He completed coursework in the Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Law, Kobe University in 2000. He regularly lectures on administrative law. Prof. Tanaka’s specialty is environmental law and administrative law. He is interested in public works projects and information systems in the environmental policies. For example, he has studied about the Land Reclamation Project of Isahaya Bay, PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register) and environmental label and environmental audit till now. In addition, he is interested in the tobacco regulations. During his stay at the Center, Tanaka will conduct research on the law systems protecting and restoring the marine environment. In addition, he will conduct research on the law systems securing reliable environmental information in the environmental policies. He has received a grant of the internationalization promotion program that supports the advanced study from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2006. Mr. Tanaka’s office is  471 Boalt, tel.  642-7566, email tanaka-k@nagasaki-u.ac.jp .

 

Ruth Zafran is a lecturer at the Radzyner School of Law in the Herzlia Interdisciplinary Center, Israel, where she teaches courses in family law and children’s rights. Ruth’s doctoral dissertation examined the Right of Offspring to Seek Out their Biological Parents and she later published on that topic. She received her LL.D. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004. Her current research focuses on the family in the techno-genetic era. In particular, she finds the bio-ethical questions surrounding the beginning of life – pregnancy, birth, reproductive technologies and the legal definition of parenthood – compelling. During her stay at the Center she plans to write about the boundaries of the parent’s liberty to make decisions pertaining to the genetic makeup of the child he/she is about to have. Dr. Zafran’s office is in 471A Boalt, tel. 643-9286, email: rzafran@idc.ac.il .

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – Spring 2006

Andreas Abegg is a lecturer at the University of Fribourg Faculty of Law in Fribourg , Switzerland , the recipient of a Holcim Foundation Fellowship for Academic Research, and co-editor in chief of a new Swiss Journal for Theoretical Analysis of Law. His 2003 doctoral dissertation received the Peter Jäggi Award for the best dissertation in private law at the University of Fribourg . Abegg’s work is in private law theory, especially systems theory and evolutionary theory, and in private and public contract law. At the Center, he will be working on his second book, on contracts between public agencies and private parties under Swiss law, looking at the historical, sociological and theoretical components. Dr. Abegg’s office is in 473 Boalt, tel. 643-6582, email andreas.abegg@unifr.ch .

 

Maurizio Borghi , Degree in Economics, second degree in Philosophy, PhD in Economic and Social History, is Research fellow at Bocconi University of Milan, where he teaches Cultural history and Philosophy. His recent research activity focuses particularly on intellectual property rights in historical and philosophical perspective. He is also developing research programs on history of philosophy, with special regards to phenomenology and hermeneutics, as member of a research group on translating Martin Heidegger’s works in Italian. He has published a book on the history of copyright and of the book trade in Italy ( La manifattura del pensiero: Diritti d’autore e mercato delle lettere in Italia (1801-1865) , Franco Angeli: Milan 2003) and some articles and papers on related subjects. Dr. Borghi’s office is in 470 Boalt, tel. 642-0437, maurizio.borghi@unibocconi.it

 

Richard Delgado is University Distinguished Professor of Law & Derrick Bell Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh , where he teaches courses in civil procedure, civil rights, and critical jurisprudence. One of the founding figures of critical race theory, Delgado also pioneered legal scholarship in the areas of hate speech and narrative jurisprudence.  He is the author of over 100 law review articles and 15 books, eight of which have won national book awards and one a Pulitzer Prize nomination.  Delgado returns for a second residency to write a book on postcolonial theory and Latinos with his wife Jean Stefancic, Research Professor of Law & Derrick Bell Scholar at University of Pittsburgh .  The two shared a Rockefeller Bellagio residency in 1993 to write a book on the role of law in social reform, and in 2001 each received a Bogliasco Foundation residency in Genoa , Italy to write separate books. Since 1995, Delgado and Stefancic have served as editors of the book series “Critical America” (NYU Press).  Stefancic’s entry appears separately in this list. Professor Delgado’s office is in 471A Boalt, tel. 643-9286, delgado@law.pitt.edu .

 

Mayumi Ikawa is a practicing lawyer in Japan . She was selected by the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) under our agreement by which the Center for the Study of Law and Society hosts one visiting scholar annually sponsored by the JFBA, who practices criminal or juvenile defense or public interest law in Japan . Ms. Ikawa received the law degree from Keio University in 1998, and graduated from the Legal Research and Training Institute of Japan in 2000. Since being admitted to the Bar in 2000, as a member of the Anti-Racketeering Special Committee of the Tokyo Bar Association, she has worked on many crime-organization problems: corporate racketeering, loan-sharking, Kabuki-cho problems (Kabuki-cho is a famous town where many Yakuza offices are located), etc. She has also advised Japanese companies regarding corporate social responsibility and corporate ethics.

During her stay at the Center, Ms. Ikawa will study methods of coping with crime organizations. She is especially interested in how the United States has coped with the Mafia and assisted victims of organized crime. In addition to crime-organization problems, she hopes to carry out research in the area of corporate social responsibility. Ms. Ikawa’s office is in 471 Boalt, tel. 642-8646, email ikawa@berkeley.edu .

 

Simha F. Landau is Mildred and Benjamin Berger Professor of Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research focuses mainly on aggression and violence, and their relationship to stress factors and support systems; victimology; and decision-making in the criminal justice system. He has published extensively on these and other topics in edited books and professional journals, among them Aggressive Behavior, Criminology, British Journal of Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Homicide Studies, Israel Law Review, Social Indicators Research.
Landau is currently involved in a NIMH project conducted by a US, Israeli and Palestinian research team, investigating the effects of persistent and extreme exposure to political conflict and violence on Israeli and Palestinian children.  He has recently completed a large scale project on violence against medical and non-medical personnel in emergency wards in all general hospitals in Israel. He will devote his time in the Center to the analysis of data and writing on this project.  Professor Landau’s office is on the 2nd floor of the Center/JSP building, tel. 642-4038, email msfredy@mscc.huji.ac.il .

 

Philip Lewis was a Research Fellow at All Souls College , Oxford , from 1965 to 1988, and since 1996 has been at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford . He has visited Berkeley on two previous occasions, and has also been a Senior Scholar at Stanford.

His research interest is in the legal profession, and with Rick Abel, of UCLA, he started the Working Group on Legal Professions, out of which came the three volumes they edited, Lawyers in Society (1988-9).

While at Berkeley he will be looking back at research projects he has previously carried out on groups of lawyers in the USA and the UK , and studying the relevance to them of some general themes in legal professions research, such as competition, expertise, ideologies, independence, trust and “communities of practice”. Dr. Lewis’s office is in 471 Boalt, tel. 642-8646, email philip.lewis@csls.ox.ac.uk .

 

Yoshinori Okada is associate professor of law, Nanzan University , Faculty of Law. He received his PhD (Law), University of Hitotsubashi ( Japan ), in 1997. He regularly lectures on criminal procedure and criminal evidence. His doctoral thesis was a comparative study of the right to counsel and criminal defense systems among the US , UK and Japan . A book based on his dissertation was published in Japan in 2001.

During his year at the Center, Professor Okada will conduct research on pre-trial criminal procedure and the empirical study of lay participation in criminal trial at CSLS. His other interests are evidence and empirical science, and the role and ethics of the criminal defense lawyer. He is the recipient of a grant from the program for promoting internationalization in university education from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2005. He will conduct research on the theory, legal education and lay participation in criminal procedure. Professor Okawa’s office is in 470 Boalt, tel. 642-0437, email Etsutenokada@aol.com .

Joe Rollins is associate professor of political science at Queens College , CUNY, where he teaches courses on American Government, Public Policy, and Politics and Sexuality. He completed a B.A. in political science at Hunter College in New York City and a Ph.D. in political science at the University of California , Santa Barbara . Professor Rollins’ research explores the nexus of law, politics, and sexuality, employing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. His first book, AIDS and the Sexuality of Law: Ironic Jurisprudence (Palgrave/Macmillan 2004), examined the narratives and rhetoric through which judges made sense of AIDS-related litigation. He has published articles in Law & Society Review, Social Politics, Radical Statistics, and several edited volumes. While in residence at the Center for the Study of Law and Society Joe will be working on a project entitled “The Language of Love.” A recipient of the Wayne F. Placek Award, Prof. Rollins will devote his time at the Center to a comprehensive analysis of legal, legislative, and media materials produced in the ongoing national debate about marriage, particularly same-sex unions. Professor Rollins will present a talk in the Center’s Bag Lunch Speaker Series on March 13th, 2006. Professor Rollins’ office is in 473 Boalt, tel. 643-6582, email joerollins@nyc.rr.com .

Rebecca L. Sandefur has been assistant professor of sociology at Stanford University since receiving her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago in 2001. Her work is at the intersection of the sociology of law and the study of inequality. During her year at the Center, Professor Sandefur will be at work on two projects, a small one on professional inequality and a larger project on social class and civil justice.

The first project grows out of her work, with the Chicago Lawyers Project, on inequality within the American legal profession. Beginning in the early 1970s, wage inequality in many occupations, including professions such as law, began to increase. Her new project on professional inequality investigates the sources of rising inequality in professionals’ wages, looking especially at the role of the legal regulation of professional services markets (e.g., non-competition clauses, prohibitions on advertising) and demographic change, particularly change in the age and gender composition of professional occupations.

Her second project examines the role of the civil justice system in social class stratification. When experiencing most kinds of justiciable events — events that fall within the purview of civil law, but that people may never think of as legal, or even as problematic at all — poor and working class households are less likely than middle and upper-middle class households to use the civil justice system. The most common responses of middle and upper-middle class households involve the legal system in some way, while the most common response of poor and working class households is to take no action at all. Sandefur seeks not only to contribute to long-standing debates about why social class affects how people respond to commonly experienced, potentially highly consequential problems, but to understand the consequences of those responses for the people that pursue them. Professor Sandefur will present a talk in the Center’s Bag Lunch Speaker Series on January 24th, 2006. Professor Sandefur’s office is on the 2nd floor of the Center/JSP building, tel. 642-4038, email sandefur@stanford.edu .

Jean Stefancic is Research Professor of Law & Derrick Bell Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh , where she teaches courses on race and civil rights.

Her book, No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America’s Social Agenda (Temple University Press, 1996), won critical praise in the nonlegal as well as legal community. A second book, co-authored with her husband Richard Delgado , Critical White Studies: Looking Behind the Mirror (Temple University Press, 1997), won a Gustavus Myers award for outstanding book on human rights in North America in 1998.

Her recent publications include How Lawyers Lose Their Way (Duke University Press, 2005) and The Derrick Bell Reader (NYU Press, 2005). She and her husband Richard Delgado co-edit the book series “Critical America” for NYU Press and “Everyday Law” for ParadigmPublishers. Stefancic returns to the Center for a second visit to work on a book on postcolonial theory and Latinos, and edit a new edition of a casebook on comparative civil rights. Professor Stefancic’s office is in 471A Boalt, tel. 643-9286, stefancic@law.pitt.edu .

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – Fall 2005

Susan Bandes is Distinguished Research Professor at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago , where she has taught since 1984, concentrating on federal jurisdiction, criminal procedure, civil rights and law and literature. After receiving her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1976, she began her legal career at the Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender. In 1980, she became staff counsel for the Illinois A.C.L.U., where she litigated a broad spectrum of civil rights cases. She has written and presented widely on issues of governmental accountability and access to the courts. Her articles on these topics include, among others, The Idea of a Case, (Stanford Law Review 1990); The Negative Constitution: A Critique, (Michigan Law Review 1990), Reinventing Bivens : the Self-Executing Constitution, (Southern California Law Review 1995); Patterns of Injustice: Police Brutality in the Courts, (Buffalo Law Review 1999) and Erie and the History of the One True Federalism (Yale Law Journal 2001).

More recently, beginning with her article Empathy, Narrative, and Victim Impact Statements, (University of Chicago Law Review 1996), she has been exploring the implications of emotion theory for legal jurisprudence and practice. Her first book on the topic, entitled The Passions of Law , was published by the NYU Press in January 2000, and released in paperback in 2001. She is currently writing a book on the role of emotion in death penalty cases, tentatively entitled Repellent Crimes and the Limits of Justice . She has been active in pro bono activities relating to law reform, most recently acting as co-reporter for the Constitution Project’s bipartisan Death Penalty Initiative, which produced the report “Mandatory Justice: Eighteen Reforms to the Death Penalty,” and serving on the advisory board to the Chicago Council of Lawyers’ Appleseed Fund for Justice in its study of the criminal justice system in Cook County, IL.

Professor Bandes will be here for the fall semester only. She will present a talk in the Center’s Bag Lunch Speaker Series on November 22 nd on her work on the role of emotion in death penalty cases. Her office is in the Center/JSP building (Edelman’s office), tel. 642-4038, email sbandes@depaul.edu .

 

Mayumi Ikawa is a practicing lawyer in Japan . She was selected by the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) under our agreement by which the Center for the Study of Law and Society hosts one visiting scholar annually sponsored by the JFBA, who practices criminal or juvenile defense or public interest law in Japan.

Ms. Ikawa received the law degree from Keio University in 1998, and graduated from the Legal Research and Training Institute of Japan in 2000. Since being admitted to the Bar in 2000, as a member of the Anti-Racketeering Special Committee of the Tokyo Bar Association, she has worked on many crime-organization problems: corporate racketeering, loan-sharking, Kabuki-cho problems (Kabuki-cho is a famous town where many Yakuza offices are located), etc. She has also advised Japanese companies regarding corporate social responsibility and corporate ethics.

During her stay at the Center, Ms. Ikawa will study methods of coping with crime organizations. She is especially interested in how the United States has coped with the Mafia and assisted victims of organized crime. In addition to crime-organization problems, she hopes to carry out research in the area of corporate social responsibility. Ms. Ikawa’s office is in 471 Boalt, tel. 642-8646, email ikawa@berkeley.edu .

 

Akiko Ito is Focal Point on Disability of the United Nations, responsible for the programme of the United Nations to promote the human rights of persons with disabilities through law, policies and development cooperation. The programme is currently the Secretariat for the Ad Hoc Committee on an international convention on the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, the first-ever international process for elaboration of a human rights convention on disability. She has been charged with the disability programme at the United Nations since 1994. Previous to her current position, Ms. Ito worked as Legal Affairs Officer in the Legal Affairs Section of the United Nations Drug Control Programme in Vienna, Austria from 1990-1994.

Ms. Ito’s main subject is international human rights law and the area of interest is domestic application of international law, with a focus on the rights of minorities and other disadvantaged groups.

Ms. Ito has an LL.B. in International Legal Studies from Sophia University , Tokyo , Japan, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago , and an LL.M. from Boalt Hall School of Law at University of California at Berkeley.

She is currently conducting a research project on the human rights of persons with disabilities and development at the CSLS as part of the United Nations Sabbatical Leave Programme, the official programme for staff members of the United Nations to engage in research and networking activities at leading academic institutions worldwide. Her research here will focus on how law and policy-international, regional and domestic- could impact on implementation of the human rights of persons with disabilities in developing countries. Ms. Ito will be here for the fall semester only. Her office is in 471A Boalt, tel. 643-9286, email akikoitoun@yahoo.com .

Stanley Lubman has specialized on China as a scholar and as a practicing lawyer for over thirty years. He has taught on Chinese law, and is currently a Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of California (Berkeley). He has previously taught at Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, the University of Heidelberg and the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, as well as Berkeley. He has been advising clients on the People’s Republic of China since 1972 on a wide range of matters and has also been active in representing clients in disputes arbitrated by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in Beijing. From 1978 to 1997 he headed the China practices at two major San Francisco law firms and a large English firm of solicitors. He was trained as a China specialist in the United States and in Hong Kong for four years (1963-67) under grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Columbia University and the Foreign Area Fellowship Program. He has an A.B. degree with honors in history from Columbia College and LL.B., LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from the Columbia Law School, and also studied at the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Comparative Law of the University of Paris. His writings on Chinese law and related subjects have been widely published, including China’s Legal Reforms (Stanley Lubman, ed.), Oxford University Press, 1996 and Bird in a Cage: Legal Reform in China after Mao, Stanford University Press, 2000. He is advisor on China legal projects to The Asia Foundation, and is chair of a committee established by the Foundation to consult with legislative drafters of the National People’s Congress Committee on Legislative Affairs on reform of Chinese administrative law. Most recently, in this capacity he organized and was co-chair of a conference in San Francisco in December, 2003 at which a group of American experts on administrative law reviewed a draft administrative procedure law for China together with the Chinese drafters. In September 2002, he co-organized a Conference on Law and Society in China, co-sponsored by the Center, by Boalt, and by the Institute of East Asian Studies, at which a group of scholars who have engaged in field research on Chinese law presented some of their current research. The conference resulted in a volume, Engaging the Law in China: State, Society and the Possibilities for Justice, which will be published by the Stanford University Press early in 2005. Stanley’s office will be in Boalt Room 470, 642-0437, slubman@pacbell.net.

 

Yoshinori Okada is associate professor of law, Nanzan University , Faculty of Law. He received his PhD (Law), University of Hitotsubashi ( Japan ), in 1997. He regularly lectures on criminal procedure and criminal evidence. His doctoral thesis was a comparative study of the right to counsel and criminal defense systems among the US , UK and Japan . A book based on his dissertation was published in Japan in 2001.

During his year at the Center, Professor Okada will conduct research on pre-trial criminal procedure and the empirical study of lay participation in criminal trial at CSLS. His other interests are evidence and empirical science, and the role and ethics of the criminal defense lawyer. He is the recipient of a grant from the program for promoting internationalization in university education from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 2005. He will conduct research on the theory, legal education and lay participation in criminal procedure. Professor Okawa’s office is in 470 Boalt, tel. 642-0437, email Etsutenokada@aol.com .

 

Joe Rollins is associate professor of political science at Queens College , CUNY, where he teaches courses on American Government, Public Policy, and Politics and Sexuality. He completed a B.A. in political science at Hunter College in New York City and a Ph.D. in political science at the University of California , Santa Barbara .

Professor Rollins’ research explores the nexus of law, politics, and sexuality, employing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. His first book, AIDS and the Sexuality of Law: Ironic Jurisprudence (Palgrave/Macmillan 2004), examined the narratives and rhetoric through which judges made sense of AIDS-related litigation. He has published articles in Law & Society Review, Social Politics, Radical Statistics, and several edited volumes.

While in residence at the Center for the Study of Law and Society Joe will be working on a project entitled “The Language of Love.” A recipient of the Wayne F. Placek Award, Prof. Rollins will devote his time at the Center to a comprehensive analysis of legal, legislative, and media materials produced in the ongoing national debate about marriage, particularly same-sex unions. Professor Rollins’ office is in 473 Boalt, tel. 643-6582, email joerollins@nyc.rr.com .

 

Rebecca L. Sandefur has been assistant professor of sociology at Stanford University since receiving her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago in 2001. Her work is at the intersection of the sociology of law and the study of inequality. During her year at the Center, Professor Sandefur will be at work on two projects, a small one on professional inequality and a larger project on social class and civil justice.

The first project grows out of her work, with the Chicago Lawyers Project, on inequality within the American legal profession. Beginning in the early 1970s, wage inequality in many occupations, including professions such as law, began to increase. Her new project on professional inequality investigates the sources of rising inequality in professionals’ wages, looking especially at the role of the legal regulation of professional services markets (e.g., non-competition clauses, prohibitions on advertising) and demographic change, particularly change in the age and gender composition of professional occupations.

Her second project examines the role of the civil justice system in social class stratification. When experiencing most kinds of justiciable events — events that fall within the purview of civil law, but that people may never think of as legal, or even as problematic at all — poor and working class households are less likely than middle and upper-middle class households to use the civil justice system. The most common responses of middle and upper-middle class households involve the legal system in some way, while the most common response of poor and working class households is to take no action at all. Sandefur seeks not only to contribute to long-standing debates about why social class affects how people respond to commonly experienced, potentially highly consequential problems, but to understand the consequences of those responses for the people that pursue them. Professor Sandefur’s office is on the 2 nd floor of the Center/JSP building, tel. 642-4038, email sandefur@stanford.edu .

 

Claire Valier is a lecturer in the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London , England . She is a graduate of Queens’ College, Cambridge , where she was a Munro Scholar. Her research lies in the area of legal philosophy, particularly issues around the attribution of criminal liability, and the justification of punishment. She has published two books and numerous articles, for instance in the Criminal Law Review , Punishment & Society , Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy , and was recently awarded the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize in recognition of her research. She is founding co-editor of a new international peer-reviewed journal, Criminal Law and Philosophy , to be published by Springer.

Currently she is writing a book that asks some questions about the legitimate personal interest of the victim of crime in the procedures and outcomes of the criminal justice process. While at Berkeley , Valier will be working on two papers: Complicity and the Bystander to Crime, and Compensation to the Victim of Crime. The former is a contribution to the debate on complicity and causation and the latter to the debate around the tort-crime distinction and its underlying political philosophy.

Professor Valier will be at the Center for the month of September only. She will present a talk in the Center’s Bag Lunch Speaker Series on September 12 th on her work on Complicity and the Bystander to Crime. Her office is in 470 Boalt, tel. 642-0437, email C.Valier@bbk.ac.uk .

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – SPRING 2005

Sarah Armstrong is a lecturer in criminology at the School of Law , Edinburgh University. Her research is defined by an interest in the social and organizational features of contemporary punishment. She is completing a project that explores the involvement of nonprofit organizations in juvenile justice programs. This work has moved through analysis of the concept and reality of community in treatment, the relationship of mental health and penal systems, and the impact of using contracts to manage and deliver punishment, and the consequences of this for accountability. She will be starting work on the interactive effects of law, probability and risk in penal justice. Part of this entails research into the migration of the precautionary principle from environmental science to criminal justice, and is part of a UK government grant-funded project about transdisciplinary approaches to risk and law. She is co-editing a book (with Lesley McAra) entitled, Perspectives on Punishment: The Contours of Control, to be published later this year ( Oxford University Press).

 

Kirsten Campbell is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she teaches sociology of law and social theory. She is also the Director of Research in the Law, Justice, and Social Change Research Unit.

Kirsten received her doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1999. She has undergraduate degrees in law and political science from the University of Melbourne, and postgraduate degrees in sociology and social theory from the University of Melbourne and Macquarie University. Kirsten is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, and has practised commercial litigation in Australia.

Kirsten’s current research develops a new social theory to explain and judge war crimes, ultimately arguing for the necessity of humanitarian law as the normative rearticulation of social bonds. This research examines the fundamental concepts of the person and social relations that underpin contemporary humanitarian law, focusing upon the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. This work expands on Kirsten’s interest in justice and social relations explored in her book, Jacques Lacan and Feminist Epistemology, ( Routledge, 2004), which was recently nominated for the British Sociological Association’s Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. Her research has been published in various edited collections and journals, such as Economy and Society , Hypatia, Journal of Human Rights, Signs, and Social and Legal Studies . She also co-edited the recent special issue of Social and Legal Studies on the theme of transitional justice.

Kirsten will present a talk in the Bag Lunch Series entitled ‘”Discovering the truth is a cornerstone of the rule of law and a fundamental step on the way to reconciliation . . .”: Models of Justice in the Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia’ on Monday April 4.

 

Lindsay Farmer is professor of law at the University of Glasgow . His research is in the areas of criminal law, legal history and legal theory. He is currently working on two separate, but related, projects. The first is a historical study of the development of the criminal trial in the late nineteenth century, looking particularly at the impact of changes in policing, the law of evidence and criminal procedure on conceptions of criminal responsibility. The second project is a normative investigation of the criminal trial. A collection of essays from this project, entitled The Trial on Trial: Truth and Due Process , was published earlier this year by Hart Publishing. He previously visited the Center in 1998 and 2003.

 

Motoaki Funakoshi is an assistant professor of law at Kyoto University specializing in the sociology of law. His previous research has focused on legal theory and he has published several articles using a critical legal analysis of contract law doctrine. While at the Center, he hopes to develop a focus on the empirical analysis of law. Professor Funakoshi has an LLM degree from Harvard University and he is the recipient of a scholarship from the Kyoto University Foundation to spend 2004-05 studying at the Center.

 

Steven A. Gerencser is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Indiana University South Bend. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1996 where he specialized in political theory. He has published several essays on the 20th century English philospher Michael J. Oakeshott, and also a book titled The Skeptic’s Oakeshott (Palgrave 2000). Gerencser comes to the Center to begin a new research program located at the intersection of jurisprudence and political theory. While at the Center he will focus on the corporate form, specifically the status of the corporation as a person, for contemporary democratic theory and practice.

 

Tomoki Ikenaga is a practicing lawyer in Japan. He was selected by the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations in our arrangement under which the Center for the Study of Law and Society hosts an annual visit from a Japanese defense lawyer or public interest lawyer. Mr. Ikenaga received the law degree at Waseda University in 1991 and graduated from the Legal Research and Training Institute of Japan in 1997. Since being admitted to the Bar in 1997, he has practiced in the areas of juvenile and criminal law as a defense lawyer, and family and child abuse law to suspend or terminate the relationship between children and their parents. While at the Center, he will continue his research in these areas, and also in the area of international development and international law, including legal assistance to post-conflicted or developing countries.

Hila Keren has returned for a second year as a visiting scholar at the Center. She is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Law of the Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel). Her fields of interest are contract law and feminist jurisprudence. Hila’s doctoral thesis, a feminist analysis of Israeli contract law, was published this year as a book entitled Contract Law from a Feminist Perspective.

Besides teaching the required Contract Law course at her law school, Dr. Keren also adapted her doctoral thesis to an elective course where she used experimental feminist methods of teaching tailored especially to create a different learning experience.

During her first year at the Center Hila completed an article which focuses on a new-historicist and feminist analysis of the parol evidence rule and challenges the traditional approach to contractual interpretation. The article is forthcoming in 13 Am. U. J. Gender, Soc. Pol’y & L. (2005).

Hila is also a practicing lawyer; her practice is primarily dedicated to issues of discrimination and human rights. Her recent achievements include a landmark Supreme Court decision in the matter of discriminatory government funding of educational organizations as well as a landmark Supreme Court decision (by a panel of 11 judges) regarding freedom of religion, which ordered the Ministry of the Interior in Israel to register as Jews non-Orthodox conversions to Judaism. Such legal activity is part of Hila’s belief in the strong connection between law and social change. Hila will be presenting a talk in our Bag Lunch Speaker Series on October 18, entitled: “Textual Harassment: A New Historicist Reappraisal to the Parol Evidence Rule on its Four Hundreth Annivesary.”

 

Richard A. Leo received is Ph.D (Jurisprudence and Social Policy) and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1994. He is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, and Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine and a fellow at the Earl Warren Legal Institute at U.C. Berkeley. In 2003-2004, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. He has conducted extensive research and written numerous articles on police interrogation practices, Miranda requirements, false confessions and miscarriages of justice. He is currently working on a book on these subjects – which is tentatively titled Police Interrogation and American Justice — for Harvard University Press. He regularly lectures about these topics to police, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and judges, and he is frequently contacted about his research by the electronic and print media. He has consulted on numerous criminal and civil cases, and has testified as an expert witness in state, federal and military courts across the country. He is the recipient of The Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology and The Saleem Shah Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He recently received a Senior Justice Fellowship (2004-2005) from the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundations Network to complete a book (with Dr. Tom Wells) on a multiple false confession, multiple wrongful conviction rape-murder case in Norfolk, Virginia.

Stanley Lubman has specialized on China as a scholar and as a practicing lawyer for over thirty years. He has taught on Chinese law, and is currently a Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of California (Berkeley). He has previously taught at Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, the University of Heidelberg and the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, as well as Berkeley. He has been advising clients on the People’s Republic of China since 1972 on a wide range of matters and has also been active in representing clients in disputes arbitrated by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in Beijing. From 1978 to 1997 he headed the China practices at two major San Francisco law firms and a large English firm of solicitors. He was trained as a China specialist in the United States and in Hong Kong for four years (1963-67) under grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Columbia University and the Foreign Area Fellowship Program. He has an A.B. degree with honors in history from Columbia College and LL.B., LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from the Columbia Law School, and also studied at the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Comparative Law of the University of Paris. His writings on Chinese law and related subjects have been widely published, including China’s Legal Reforms (Stanley Lubman, ed.), Oxford University Press, 1996 and Bird in a Cage: Legal Reform in China after Mao, Stanford University Press, 2000. He is advisor on China legal projects to The Asia Foundation, and is chair of a committee established by the Foundation to consult with legislative drafters of the National People’s Congress Committee on Legislative Affairs on reform of Chinese administrative law. Most recently, in this capacity he organized and was co-chair of a conference in San Francisco in December, 2003 at which a group of American experts on administrative law reviewed a draft administrative procedure law for China together with the Chinese drafters. In September 2002, he co-organized a Conference on Law and Society in China, co-sponsored by the Center, by Boalt, and by the Institute of East Asian Studies, at which a group of scholars who have engaged in field research on Chinese law presented some of their current research. The conference resulted in a volume, Engaging the Law in China: State, Society and the Possibilities for Justice, which will be published by the Stanford University Press early in 2005. He will be presenting a talk in the Bag Lunch Speaker Series on Nov. 22 entitled “Law Reform in China: Progress and Problems.”

 

Mona Lynch is an Associate Professor in the Justice Studies Department at San Jose State University, where she teaches courses on courts, punishment, research methods, and the death penalty. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor in the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University. She received a B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Cruz in Social Psychology and an M.A. from Stanford University in Communication. Her research falls into two distinct but related categories. First, she has collaborated with Craig Haney on a line of experimental research that examines the social and psychological dynamics of capital jury decision-making as it is shaped by contemporary forms of racism. Her second line of research examines penal/legal discourse and practices in a number of settings, especially focusing on the social and cultural dynamics of contemporary punishment. Much of this work seeks to empirically examine the extent to which prevailing theories of state punishment explain current penal and legal practices.

While visiting at the Center, Professor Lynch will work on writing a book length manuscript, tentatively entitled “The making of a post-rehabilitative penal regime: A case study of Arizona 1960-present.” This project examines the rapid and somewhat dramatic development of Arizona’s correctional system, as it is imbedded in the recent social, cultural, and political history of the state. The study is also grounded in a broader research question that asks: What happens when a state penal system has in essence been born in the post-rehabilitative age of penal crisis? The overriding goal of this project is to try to tease out the relative influences that shaped the way this penal system has developed in an era of broader penal transformation: To what extent and in what ways did local culture, norms, and historical precedents influence the particular penal style and approach they have taken? How influential was the larger paradigm shift in penality in terms of how this department decided to approach the correctional task? Mona will present a talk in our Bag Lunch Series on this project on Nov. 15.

 

Jonathan Marshall studies the roles of legal professionals, litigants, and legal structures in making politics and public policy in Japan and cross-nationally. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 2003 and was an Advanced Research Fellow at the Program on US-Japan Relations at Harvard in 2003-2004. His dissertation, “Leveraging Accountability: How Freedom of Information Brought Courts into Governance in Japan” examined the role of legal scholars and litigants in shaping the rules intended to make the state legible to the governed, including administrative procedure, administrative procedure, and spending oversight laws.

 

Sean Pager is a legal scholar who works in international & comparative constitutional law, focusing on the construction of legal identity, for example, by race or gender. A 1998 graduate of Boalt Hall, he earned an LL.M. in Comparative International Law from the European University Institute in Italy, while studying on a Fulbright Fellowship from 2001-2002. He spent last year as a visiting professor at University of San Francisco, teaching in their international curriculum. Prior to his LL.M studies, he clerked for the Hon. James Browning on the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, and practiced litigation at Howard Rice in San Francisco. He is currently studying the logic of affirmative action categories in the United States and India.

Brad R. Roth is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Law at Wayne State University.  His scholarly work applies legal and political theory to problems in international and comparative public law.  He earned his Ph.D. from the UCB Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program in December 1996; a modified version of his dissertation was published as Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law (Oxford University Press, 1999), and won the 1999 Certificate of Merit from the American Society of International Law as “best work in a specialized area.”  More recent articles and book chapters have focused on topics such as pro-democratic and humanitarian intervention, international criminal justice, and socialist and feminist approaches to human rights.  He is currently working on a book that will explore moral, political, and legal aspects of the relationship between state sovereignty and international law. Brad will be visiting from Jan. 24 to March 6.

 

Tina Stevens holds a PhD from UC Berkeley in US History and a masters degree in Jurisprudence and Social Policy with a focus on law and medicine. She lectures in US history at San Francisco State University and has taught courses in Bioethics and Society and UC Berkeley. Her publications, including her book, Bioethics in America: Origins and Cultural Politics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), trace the rise of bioethics as a postwar social institution. Her current research focuses on two legal developments that helped give rise to the biotech industry: the Bayh-Dole Act, which allowed universities and non-profit organizations to patent the results of federally funded biotechnological research, and the US Supreme Court case, Diamond vs. Chakrabarty, which permitted the patenting of “human-made” organisms by deeming such organisms to be, merely, “compositions of matter.” While visiting at the Center, she also hopes to analyze and write on the social implications and historical roots of California’s Proposition 71, the November 2004 initiative that seeks $3 billion to publicly finance stem cell research.

Hiroyuki Tanaka is a practicing attorney in Japan. He served as a public prosecutor in District Public Prosecutors Office in Japan, and currently works as an attorney in Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice, Japan,

Mr. Tanaka earned his LLB from the University of Tokyo in Japan and was licensed to practice law in Japan after his graduation from the Legal training and research institute of the supreme court of Japan. He also earned his LLM from the University of Virginia School of Law. His primary research interests are comparative criminal justice and evidentiary rule.

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – Fall 2004

Ira Mark Ellman is a legal scholar whose principal work has been in family law. Professor and Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar at Arizona State University, he received his law degree from Berkeley in 1973. Before law school he did graduate work in experimental child psychology at the University of Illinois. He was the Chief Reporter and the Justice Ammi Cutter Reporter for the Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution, a project of the American Law Institute completed over a ten-year period. The 1200 page volume was published in May of 2002. The Fourth Edition of his widely-used Family Law casebook will appear in October of 2004. Professor Ellman’s articles have frequently drawn upon social science research. His recent articles include an empirical study of the effects on divorced children of their parents’ post-divorce relocation to different cities, jointly authored with two social psychologists, and an examination of the economic analysis employed by the consultants who advise most states in the periodic revisions of their child support guidelines. The relocation study drew considerable attention in the press both here and abroad, and a preliminary report on the child support study prompted the creation of a special committee in Arizona to reconsider that state’s approach to its child support guidelines. Professor Ellman’s current projects include an empirical study with a social psychologist into the fairness principles that people implicitly employ in making judgments about the appropriate level of child support payments, and a book for Oxford University Press that examines the reasons why the creation of appropriate family law rules poses special challenges for policymakers.

Professor Ellman clerked for Justice William O. Douglas of the United States Supreme Court, was a legislative aide to Senator Adlai Stevenson III, practiced law in San Francisco, and drafted a nonprofit corporations code for the for the state of California. He was a founding member of the Bioethics Committee of the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, and has also published in bioethics and health care law.

Ira will be presenting a talk in our Bag Lunch Speaker Series on Sept. 20 entitled “Fudging Failure: The Economic Analysis Used to Construct Child Support Guidelines.”

Motoaki Funakoshi is an assistant professor of law at Kyoto University specializing in the sociology of law. His previous research has focused on legal theory and he has published several articles using a critical legal analysis of contract law doctrine. While at the Center, he hopes to develop a focus on the empirical analysis of law. Professor Funakoshi has an LLM degree from Harvard University and he is the recipient of a scholarship from the Kyoto University Foundation to spend 2004-05 studying at the Center.

 

Steven A. Gerencser is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Indiana University South Bend. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1996 where he specialized in political theory. He has published several essays on the 20th century English philospher Michael J. Oakeshott, and also a book titled The Skeptic’s Oakeshott (Palgrave 2000). Gerencser comes to the Center to begin a new research program located at the intersection of jurisprudence and political theory. While at the Center he will focus on the corporate form, specifically the status of the corporation as a person, for contemporary democratic theory and practice.

 

Mari Hirayama is a doctoral student of law at Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Law in Japan. In 2002-03 she was in the LLM. Program at the University of Minnesota Law School as a Fulbright Scholarship. Her major areas are Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Criminology, with a special focus on Restorative Justice. Mari was a visiting scholar at the Center in 2003-04 and will be with us until mid-September 2004.

 

Tomoki Ikenaga is a practicing lawyer in Japan. He was selected by the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations in our arrangement under which the Center for the Study of Law and Society hosts an annual visit from a Japanese defense lawyer or public interest lawyer. Mr. Ikenaga received the law degree at Waseda University in 1991 and graduated from the Legal Research and Training Institute of Japan in 1997. Since being admitted to the Bar in 1997, he has practiced in the areas of juvenile and criminal law as a defense lawyer, and family and child abuse law to suspend or terminate the relationship between children and their parents. While at the Center, he will continue his research in these areas, and also in the area of international development and international law, including legal assistance to post-conflicted or developing countries.

 

Jean-Noel Jouzel is a doctoral student in political science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Grenoble, under the supervision of Pierre Lascoumes, a former CSLS visiting scholar. Jean-Noel studied sociology in the Ecole Normale Superieure of Cachan, and completed a master degree of political science in Sciences-Po, Paris. He teaches courses in sociology to undergraduates in Grenoble.

Jean-Noel will be at the Center through October 2004. During this period he will conduct interviews as part of the fieldwork for his dissertation, which entails a comparison between the ways the controversies raised by the industrial use of toxic chemicals are tackled in France and in California. His approach stands at the crossroad of social study of science and public policy analysis.

 

Hila Keren has returned for a second year as a visiting scholar at the Center. She is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Law of the Hebrew University (Jerusalem, Israel). Her fields of interest are contract law and feminist jurisprudence. Hila’s doctoral thesis, a feminist analysis of Israeli contract law, was published this year as a book entitled Contract Law from a Feminist Perspective.

Besides teaching the required Contract Law course at her law school, Dr. Keren also adapted her doctoral thesis to an elective course where she used experimental feminist methods of teaching tailored especially to create a different learning experience.

Last year Hila participated in the 6th Annual Conference of Law, Culture and the Humanities in New York, where she presented a paper entitled “Beyond the Text: a Feminist Challenge to Contract Interpretation”. During her first year at the Center she developed this work into a paper currently under submission.

Hila is also a practicing lawyer; her practice is primarily dedicated to issues of discrimination and human rights. Her recent achievements include a landmark Supreme Court decision in the matter of discriminatory government funding of educational organizations as well as a landmark Supreme Court decision (by a panel of 11 judges) regarding freedom of religion, which ordered the Ministry of the Interior in Israel to register as Jews non-Orthodox conversions to Judaism. Such legal activity is part of Hila’s belief in the strong connection between law and social change. Hila will be presenting a talk in our Bag Lunch Speaker Series on October 18, entitled: “Textual Harassment: A New Historicist Reappraisal to the Parol Evidence Rule on its Four Hundreth Annivesary.”

 

Richard A. Leo received is Ph.D (Jurisprudence and Social Policy) and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1994. He is an Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, and Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine and a fellow at the Earl Warren Legal Institute at U.C. Berkeley. In 2003-2004, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. He has conducted extensive research and written numerous articles on police interrogation practices, Miranda requirements, false confessions and miscarriages of justice. He is currently working on a book on these subjects – which is tentatively titled Police Interrogation and American Justice — for Harvard University Press. He regularly lectures about these topics to police, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and judges, and he is frequently contacted about his research by the electronic and print media. He has consulted on numerous criminal and civil cases, and has testified as an expert witness in state, federal and military courts across the country. He is the recipient of The Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology and The Saleem Shah Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He recently received a Senior Justice Fellowship (2004-2005) from the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundations Network to complete a book (with Dr. Tom Wells) on a multiple false confession, multiple wrongful conviction rape-murder case in Norfolk, Virginia.

Stanley Lubman has specialized on China as a scholar and as a practicing lawyer for over thirty years. He has taught on Chinese law, and is currently a Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of California (Berkeley). He has previously taught at Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, the University of Heidelberg and the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, as well as Berkeley. He has been advising clients on the People’s Republic of China since 1972 on a wide range of matters and has also been active in representing clients in disputes arbitrated by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in Beijing. From 1978 to 1997 he headed the China practices at two major San Francisco law firms and a large English firm of solicitors. He was trained as a China specialist in the United States and in Hong Kong for four years (1963-67) under grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Columbia University and the Foreign Area Fellowship Program. He has an A.B. degree with honors in history from Columbia College and LL.B., LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from the Columbia Law School, and also studied at the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Comparative Law of the University of Paris. His writings on Chinese law and related subjects have been widely published, including China’s Legal Reforms (Stanley Lubman, ed.), Oxford University Press, 1996 and Bird in a Cage: Legal Reform in China after Mao, Stanford University Press, 2000. He is advisor on China legal projects to The Asia Foundation, and is chair of a committee established by the Foundation to consult with legislative drafters of the National People’s Congress Committee on Legislative Affairs on reform of Chinese administrative law. Most recently, in this capacity he organized and was co-chair of a conference in San Francisco in December, 2003 at which a group of American experts on administrative law reviewed a draft administrative procedure law for China together with the Chinese drafters. In September 2002, he co-organized a Conference on Law and Society in China, co-sponsored by the Center, by Boalt, and by the Institute of East Asian Studies, at which a group of scholars who have engaged in field research on Chinese law presented some of their current research. The conference resulted in a volume, Engaging the Law in China: State, Society and the Possibilities for Justice, which will be published by the Stanford University Press early in 2005. He will be presenting a talk in the Bag Lunch Speaker Series on Nov. 22 entitled “Law Reform in China: Progress and Problems.”

 

Mona Lynch is an Associate Professor in the Justice Studies Department at San Jose State University, where she teaches courses on courts, punishment, research methods, and the death penalty. Prior to that, she was an assistant professor in the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University. She received a B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Cruz in Social Psychology and an M.A. from Stanford University in Communication. Her research falls into two distinct but related categories. First, she has collaborated with Craig Haney on a line of experimental research that examines the social and psychological dynamics of capital jury decision-making as it is shaped by contemporary forms of racism. Her second line of research examines penal/legal discourse and practices in a number of settings, especially focusing on the social and cultural dynamics of contemporary punishment. Much of this work seeks to empirically examine the extent to which prevailing theories of state punishment explain current penal and legal practices.

While visiting at the Center, Professor Lynch will work on writing a book length manuscript, tentatively entitled “The making of a post-rehabilitative penal regime: A case study of Arizona 1960-present.” This project examines the rapid and somewhat dramatic development of Arizona’s correctional system, as it is imbedded in the recent social, cultural, and political history of the state. The study is also grounded in a broader research question that asks: What happens when a state penal system has in essence been born in the post-rehabilitative age of penal crisis? The overriding goal of this project is to try to tease out the relative influences that shaped the way this penal system has developed in an era of broader penal transformation: To what extent and in what ways did local culture, norms, and historical precedents influence the particular penal style and approach they have taken? How influential was the larger paradigm shift in penality in terms of how this department decided to approach the correctional task? Mona will present a talk in our Bag Lunch Series on this project on Nov. 15. Mona will be here for the fall semester.

 

Jonathan Marshall studies the roles of legal professionals, litigants, and legal structures in making politics and public policy in Japan and cross-nationally. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 2003 and was an Advanced Research Fellow at the Program on US-Japan Relations at Harvard in 2003-2004. His dissertation, “Leveraging Accountability: How Freedom of Information Brought Courts into Governance in Japan” examined the role of legal scholars and litigants in shaping the rules intended to make the state legible to the governed, including administrative procedure, administrative procedure, and spending oversight laws.

 

Margarita Martinez-Escamilla is Professor in the Department of Criminal Law of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Her research focuses on three areas of criminal law, criminal justice, and criminology: some problems concerning the domains of actus reus and mens rea; the Spanish correctional system; and poverty as the motive for crime commission and how this circumstance should affect criminal responsibility. Her research has led to the publication of four books and many articles.

Profesor Martinez-Escamilla has been awarded several Spanish and foreign scholarships, including a three-year scholarship from the German Government to conduct her doctoral research at the Universität München (Germany)

In addition to teaching Criminal Law, Martinez-Escamilla has worked as Counsellor-at-Law for the Spanish Constitutional Court and as Director of the Center of Legal Advice for Prison Population at the Municipal Prison in Madrid.

During her stay in Berkeley (May-September 2004) Margarita Martínez is working on the US penitentiary system and on the causes of the huge rates of imprisonment, with special focus on the criminalization of poverty.

 

Sean Pager is a legal scholar who works in international & comparative constitutional law, focusing on the construction of legal identity, for example, by race or gender. A 1998 graduate of Boalt Hall, he earned an LL.M. in Comparative International Law from the European University Institute in Italy, while studying on a Fulbright Fellowship from 2001-2002. He spent last year as a visiting professor at University of San Francisco, teaching in their international curriculum. Prior to his LL.M studies, he clerked for the Hon. James Browning on the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, and practiced litigation at Howard Rice in San Francisco. He is currently studying the logic of affirmative action categories in the United States and India.

 

Tina Stevens holds a PhD from UC Berkeley in US History and a masters degree in Jurisprudence and Social Policy with a focus on law and medicine. She lectures in US history at San Francisco State University and has taught courses in Bioethics and Society and UC Berkeley. Her publications, including her book, Bioethics in America: Origins and Cultural Politics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), trace the rise of bioethics as a postwar social institution. Her current research focuses on two legal developments that helped give rise to the biotech industry: the Bayh-Dole Act, which allowed universities and non-profit organizations to patent the results of federally funded biotechnological research, and the US Supreme Court case, Diamond vs. Chakrabarty, which permitted the patenting of “human-made” organisms by deeming such organisms to be, merely, “compositions of matter.” While visiting at the Center, she also hopes to analyze and write on the social implications and historical roots of California’s Proposition 71, the November 2004 initiative that seeks $3 billion to publicly finance stem cell research.

 

Hiroyuki Tanaka is a practicing attorney in Japan. He served as a public prosecutor in District Public Prosecutors Office in Japan, and currently works as an attorney in Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice, Japan,

Mr. Tanaka earned his LLB from the University of Tokyo in Japan and was licensed to practice law in Japan after his graduation from the Legal training and research institute of the supreme court of Japan. He also earned his LLM from the University of Virginia School of Law. His primary research interests are comparative criminal justice and evidentiary rule.

 

Suzan Verberk continues as a visiting scholar for the Fall Semester 2004. She studied Political Science and Public Administration at the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and was the recipient of the National Award of the ‘Dutch Association for Public Administration’ for her master’s thesis on administrative corruption, democracy and democratization. Following her undergraduate studies she was a scientific researcher at the department of Political Science and Public Administration of the Free University, participating in the research program on ‘Ethics and public behavior’. Since 1999 she has been working as a researcher and project manager in commercial public policy research. Her fields of expertise are administration of justice, law enforcement and public sector ethics. During her work in the private sector she has continued to hold close ties with the academic world.

Suzan Verberk is continuing with her study of the projects initiated under the California Judicial Council’s Court and Community Collaboration Program. To promote public trust and confidence, this program encourages courts to become more responsive to community concerns and educate the public about the role and function of the court system. Verberk’s research focuses on the extent to which the program’s objectives are met and on the factors contributing to or hampering its success. She is paying special attention to ethical dilemmas confronting judges as a result of increased community involvement, translating the research results to the Dutch situation. Like in California, the Dutch judiciary feels the need for increased responsiveness to the public. There is much to be learned from the experiences with the Court Community Collaboration Program – notwithstanding the many differences between the Californian and Dutch judicial system.. The research is conducted in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Nick Huls from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University in the Netherlands.

 

Dvora Yanow is Professor in the Department of Public Administration, California State University, Hayward. Her research is shaped by an overall interest in the communication of meaning in organizational and public policy settings. She has written on public policies as collective identity stories, the role of built space in communicating meaning, and organizational learning from an interpretive-cultural perspective, as well as on organizational metaphors, myths, and culture, and interpretive philosophies and research methods. She is the author of How does a policy mean? Interpreting policy and organizational actions (Georgetown University Press, 1996), Conducting interpretive policy analysis (Sage, 2000), and Constructing “race” and “ethnicity” in America: Category-making in public policy and administration (M. E. Sharpe, 2003, winner of the 2004 Best Book Prize from the Section on Public Administration Research, American Society for Public Administration), and co-editor of Knowing in Organizations: A Practice-based Approach (with Davide Nicolini and Silvia Gherardi; M. E. Sharpe, 2003). Interpretation and Method: Empirical research methods and the interpretive turn will be published next year (M E Sharpe; co-edited with Peregrine Schwartz-Shea). Her articles have been published in such journals as Administration & Society, Administrative Theory & Praxis, the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, the Journal of Management Inquiry, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Organization, Organization Science, Political Research Quarterly, and Policy Sciences. She is also a Contributing Editor for the quarterly Judaism, a pianist and violinist-fiddler, a folk dancer and singer, and gardener. Dvora was a visiting scholar in 2003-04 and will be here until mid-September.

VISITING SCHOLARS – 2003-2004

Liz Borgwardt is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Utah, where she has taught since 2002. Professor Borgwardt earned her PhD in history from Stanford University, a JD from Harvard Law School and an M.Phil. in International Relations and BA in Modern History from Cambridge University (UK).She served as a law clerk for the Hon. Cecil F. Poole on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, and practiced as a litigator and mediator in San Francisco. She spent the academic year 2001-02 on a postdoctoral fellowship, as a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at NYU Law School.

Professor Borgwardt specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations, constitutional history, the history of international law, and historical perspectives on human rights and globalization. Her articles and reviews have been published in the UCLA Law Review, the New York University Journal of International Law & Politics, Peace & Change, and the New York Times, with work forthcoming in Reviews in American History and Law & Social Inquiry. She is co-author of a textbook on international conflict published by Prentice Hall, adopted at over 50 institutions. She is also a co-author of a handbook on decisionmaking in international crises published by Harvard University Press. Her new manuscript, Inventing Human Rights: The World War II Atlantic Charter and American Multilateralism, is based on her award-winning Stanford dissertation, completed under the supervision of David M. Kennedy, Barton J. Bernstein, and Jack N. Rakove in 2002.

Professor Borgwardt’s academic awards and honors include the Stanford History Department’s only dissertation award, the Elizabeth Spilman Rosenfield Prize, the Littleton-Griswold Dissertation Research Award from the American Historical Association, the Stuart L. Bernath Dissertation Research Award from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and teaching awards from Stanford and Harvard universities. Professor Borgwardt will be spending her academic year at the CSLS researching her next book, on the transformation of ideas about sovereignty in the interwar era; revising her manuscript on World War II-era international institutions for publication; writing commissioned reviews for Reviews in American History and Law & Social Inquiry; and preparing three conference papers.

Bryna Bogoch is a Senior Lecturer at the Departments of Political Studies and of Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies at Bar Ilan University. She completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she lived until June 1967, and obtained her masters and doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her main research interests have been gender and the law and language and the law (and sometimes both of these combined). She recently directed a large scale study of gender bias in the courts of Israel, the results of which were published in Bogoch B. and Don-Yechiye, R. The Gender of Justice: Bias against Women in Israeli Courts (2000). Jerusalem: Jerusalem Institute of Israel Research. In 2000 she was awarded a grant from the Israeli Academy of Sciences to study (with Ruth Halperin-Kaddari of the Faculty of Law) the changing nature of professional practice in divorce that has occurred as a result of the introduction of Family Courts, the promotion of mediation, and the increase of women in the legal profession. Last month she received a grant from the Israel Foundation Trustees (with Yifat Hotzman-Gazit from the Faculty of Law) to study the press coverage of the courts in Israel.

R. Benjamin Brown is an historian with a special interest in nineteenth century property law, particularly the law that protected common use rights in unfenced land in the eastern United States. Ben has a J.D. from Vanderbilt University and a PhD from the University of Michigan. He held a Doctoral Fellowship at the American Bar Foundation and was the Legal History Fellow at the University of Wisconsin School of Law.

During the last year, Ben’s chapter, “The Tennessee Supreme Court in Reconstruction and Redemption, 1865-1885,” was published in A History of the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1796-1998 by the University of Tennessee Press. His article, “Judging in the Days of the Early Republic,” was cited and quoted by the Ninth Circuit in a November 2002 opinion.

He continues his work on his book on the rise and fall of the open range property system in the nineteenth century South this year, particularly working on evaluating the competing explanations for the intense political attacks on that property law system in the post-Reconstruction era.

Ben was a visiting scholar at the Center for the past two years. This year he is teaching a Legal Studies course on 20th Century U.S. Legal and Constitutional History in the fall semester, and a survey of U.S. Legal and Constitutional History in the spring.

Filippa Corneliussen is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr. Cornelliussen will be visiting the Center from 1 Oct 2003 – 31 May 2004. During her visit she will be working on her three-year, Wellcome Trust funded research project entitled ‘Social and Ethical Aspects of Governing Dual-Use Biomedical R&D’. The project is a comparative study of the UK and the US, and it focuses on three aspects of regulating dual-use biomedical technology: 1) the ethical principles and social objectives underpinning policy and the development of regulatory measures; 2) the impact of the regulatory measures on the biotech industry and firm behaviour; and 3) the implementation and enforcement of the regulatory measures in the private sector.

Filippa obtained her PhD from the Institute for the Study of Genetics, Biorisks and Society, University of Nottingham, and has recently completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ira Mark Ellman – See 2004-05 visiting scholars

Ron Harris is Senior Lecturer in Law and Legal History in the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. Professor Harris is a legal historian who teaches courses on the history of Anglo-American and Israeli law. He is a co-founder and co-organizer of the TAU law & history workshop. His other fields of research and teaching are corporate law, debtor — creditor law, comparative law and welfare law. He earned an LL.B. from TAU Law School (1987), B.A. and M.A. from TAU History Department (1989), and M.Phil. and Ph.D. in history from Columbia University (1994), where he was the recipient of a four years President”s Fellowship. He joined the TAU Law School faculty in 1993 and has been a Senior Lecturer since 1999. He has received fellowships from Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild Foundation) and the British Council. He spent a year (1997-8) as a visiting scholar at the Center for Law and Society, UC Berkeley and extended research periods in Oxford and London. Ron Harris is the author of Industrializing English Law: Entrepreneurship and Business Organization, 1720 – 1844 (CUP, 2000), the editor of two other books and the author or co-author of numerous articles for law reviews, legal history, economic history, and Israeli history journals. He recently completed a chapter titled “Government and the Economy, 1688 -1850” for the Cambridge Economic History of Britain; an article titled “The Encounters of Economic History and Legal History” for Law and History Review; and an article titled “The Uses of History in Law and Economics” for Theoretical Inquiries in Law. This year Ron Harris visits the Center again, and teaches a course for Boalt Hall in the fall (Corporations I) and a seminar for the JSP Program in the spring (Law and economic change: historical perspectives). While in Berkeley Ron plans to work on projects on the early institutional history of the East India Company and on the history of corporate personality theories.

Mari Hirayama is a doctoral student of law at Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Law in Japan. In 2002-03 she was in the LLM. Program at the University of Minnesota Law School as a Fulbright Scholarship. Her major areas are Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Criminology, with a special focus on Restorative Justice.

Hiroshi Kawatsu is a practicing lawyer in Japan. He was selected by the Japanese Federation of Bar Associations in our arrangement under which the Center for the Study of Law and Society hosts an annual visit from a Japanese defense lawyer or public interest lawyer.

Mr. Kawatsu earned a law degree at Waseda University, and graduated from the Legal Research and Training Institute in Japan. Since his admission to the Bar, he has been practicing in various areas of law, especially criminal law and criminal procedure as a defense lawyer, and has been appointed as a member of the Criminal Defense Committee of the Bar. In recent years, he has supported the introduction of a jury system into Japan in which lay citizens have previously played no part in the judiciary, and has researched the jury system of the United States. As Japan recently determined to introduce a quasi-jury system, named saiban-in system, into serious criminal trials in the near future, he plans to continue his research on the jury system, focusing on trial techniques and their effect on jury decision-making. He also plans to do research in the area of law and psychology, especially in connection with evidence and decision-making.

Hila Keren – See 2004-05 visiting scholars.

Richard A. Leo – See 2004-05 visiting scholars.

Stanley Lubman – See 2004-05 visiting scholars.

Seongdo Mun is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the Korean National Police University in the Republic of Korea. He completed his undergraduate studies at Seoul National University in Seoul, ROK, where he earned his masters and doctorate under the guidance of Prof. Dongwoon Shin.

Professor Mun’s main research interests have been Law and Police (strictly speaking, Police in view of Law). He wrote Legal Problems and Improvement of Obtaining Evidence by the Police of an Unlawful Assembly and Demonstration, Research Institute of Police Science in Korean National Police Agency, 2002, “Legal Basis and Problem of Fingerprinting a Criminal Suspect in the Criminal Investigation”, 52 Korean Criminological Review 63(2002), “Public Relations of the Police and the Korean Criminal Law”, 21 Journal of Korean Police University 163(2001), etc. He recently directed a large scale study of comparative investigation procedure, the results of which will be published in Parkyoungsa. He established the Korean Police Law Association for the purpose of bringing together young legal scholars and police officers to study legal problems of the police and human rights.

During his visit (until August, 2004), Professor Mun will continue work on his book on the warrant-requirement doctrine, particularly comparing the American warrant system and the Korean one in view of the legal nature of the arrest warrant.

Annette Nierobisz completed her doctoral studies in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto in March 2001 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton College. Annette’s research broadly explores legal reactions to workplace issues.

As a graduate student Annette studied the resolution of sexual harassment complaints lodged with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, a “court of last resort” for sexual harassment cases arising in federal workplaces. One dimension of this research examines the impact of legal, extra-legal, and organizational characteristics on the decisions reached by the Commission. A recent article based on this research appears in Social Problems (volume 48, p. 605-623).

In her more recent research, Annette examines the interconnection of economic forces, organizational logics, and legal decisions and discourses. She is currently studying this through analysis of judicial decisions on Canadian wrongful dismissal cases. The cases studied were heard to judgment over a 28-year period (1970-1997) that encompasses the emergence of the “new economy” and a revision of the traditional employment contract. Annette specifically studies how judges navigate the new employment context using a body of law that was developed in a distinctly different economic era with a different set of employment expectations and obligations.

At the Center Annette will be completing two projects. A first project examines the changing impact of legally relevant criteria in wrongful dismissal cases through a period that encompasses the development, implementation, and expansion of downsizing as a corporate logic. A second project examines changing business discourse in newspaper accounts to assess corresponding changes in the language and rational used by judges in later wrongful dismissal decisions.

On October 20th Annette will present her work in the Center’s Luncheon Speaker Series. Her talk is entitled “Wrestling with the New Economy: Wrongful Dismissal and the Canadian Courts, 1981-1997.”

Jiri Priban is Professor of Jurisprudence and Sociology of Law at Charles University in Prague, and Lecturer at Cardiff Law School, University of Wales. He is the author of Dissidents of Law: on the 1989 Revolutions, Legitimations, Fictions of Legality and Contemporary Version of the Social Contract published in the Law, Justice and Power series edited by Austin Sarat for Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 2002. In September, 2003 Professor Priban is a visiting professor at the University of San Francisco Law School, and will also participate as a visiting scholar at the Center.

On Friday, September 12, Professor Priban will present a talk in our Luncheon Speaker Series entitled, “Reconstituting Paradise Lost: The Temporal Dimension of Postcommunist Constitution-Making in Central Europe.”

Jellienke Stamhuis has a law degree from Groningen University, the Netherlands and is currently working on her PhD dissertation at the Department of Legal Theory at the University of Groningen. During her visit in Berkeley, she will continue her work on her dissertation research and plans to participate in some graduate courses. Her main research interests are in the field of sociology of law, the interactionist approach to law and legislation and workers participation law. Her dissertation research addresses several problems and questions, both theoretically and empirically, concerning the concept of ‘interactive legislation’. The aim of the research is to test the assumptions of a model of legislation in which the legislator does not one-sidedly impose behavioral rules, but where these are the result of interaction between legislator, judiciary, administrators/officials, interests groups, scholars and media. In Berkeley she hopes to explore the American perspective on workers participation and interactive legislation generally. Jellienke Stamhuis has recently worked on three articles that will be published later this year. The first two deal with the phenomenon of self-regulation and corporate responsibility. The other focuses on elements of interactive law in works councils legislation.

Suzan Verberk – See 2004-05 visiting scholars.

Dvora Yanow – See 2004-05 visiting scholars.

 

VISITING SCHOLARS – 2002-2003

Bryna Bogoch. Bryna Bogoch is a Senior Lecturer at the Departments of Political Studies and of Interdisciplinary Social Science Studies at Bar Ilan University. She completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she lived until June 1967, and obtained her masters and doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her main research interests have been gender and the law and language and the law (and sometimes both of these combined). She recently directed a large scale study of gender bias in the courts of Israel, the results of which were published in Bogoch B. and Don-Yechiye, R. The Gender of Justice: Bias against Women in Israeli Courts (2000). Jerusalem: Jerusalem Institute of Israel Research. In 2000 she was awarded a grant from the Israeli Academy of Sciences to study (with Ruth Halperin-Kaddari of the Faculty of Law) the changing nature of professional practice in divorce that has occurred as a result of the introduction of Family Courts, the promotion of mediation, and the increase of women in the legal profession. Last month she received a grant from the Israel Foundation Trustees (with Yifat Hotzman-Gazit from the Faculty of Law) to study the press coverage of the courts in Israel.

R. Benjamin Brown. Ben Brown is an historian with a special interest in nineteenth century property law, particularly the law that protected common use rights in unfenced land in the eastern United States. Ben has a J.D. from Vanderbilt University and a PhD from the University of Michigan. He held a Doctoral Fellowship at the American Bar Foundation and was the Legal History Fellow at the University of Wisconsin School of Law.

During the last year, Ben’s chapter, “The Tennessee Supreme Court in Reconstruction and Redemption, 1865-1885,” was published in A History of the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1796-1998 by the University of Tennessee Press. His article, “Judging in the Days of the Early Republic,” was cited and quoted by the Ninth Circuit in a November 2002 opinion.

He continues his work on his book on the rise and fall of the open range property system in the nineteenth century South this year, particularly working on evaluating the competing explanations for the intense political attacks on that property law system in the post-Reconstruction era.

Ben is teaching a Legal Studies course on 20th Century Legal History in the spring semester.

Mauricio Duce. Some of you will remember Maauricio Duce from his visit in January and February of last year. Professor Duce has a law degree from Diego Portales University in Santiago-Chile (1992), and a JSM from Stanford Law School (1999). Professor and researcher at Diego Portales School of Law (tenure since 1996), he teaches: Criminal Procedure, Due Process and Trial Advocacy, and served as Director of the Center for Juridical Research at Diego Portales Law School from September 2000 to October 2002. He has twice won a Fulbright Scholarship, in 1998 and 2002. Since 1992 Professor Duce has been deeply involved in the process of reform of the criminal justice system in Chile both from his position at the University and in advising governmental and non-governmental organizations in the field. From 1994 to 1995, he was a member of a 4-person team preparing the draft of Chile’s new Code of Criminal Procedure as well as the other statutes required to reform the Chilean Criminal Justice System. Subsequently, he was a member of the task force that participated in the design and implementation of the new system (from 1996 to 2000). Currently he is a consultant to the Justice Studies Center of the Americas in criminal justice reform in several countries in Latin America. He has published several books and articles about criminal procedure and criminal justice reform in Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, the US. and China.

During his visit (until March 10th, 2003), Professor Duce will be working on a study of the impact of the Chilean criminal justice reform, for his JSD dissetation at Stanford Law School. (Lawrence Friedman is his advisor.) The general context of the study is the reforms made by most Latin American countries since the mid `80s to their inquisitorial models of criminal procedure.

On February 18th, Mauricio will present a talk in the Center’s Luncheon Speaker Series entitled “Criminal Justice Reform in Chile: Advances and Perspectives on a Radical Process of Transformation.”

Leslie Goldstein. Leslie Goldstein grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, earned Political Science degrees at the University of Chicago and Cornell, and is the Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. Her research and teaching interests, broadly speaking, are in the areas of public law and political theory, and also in both these topics as they intersect with questions of sex and gender. She has a longstanding interest in the relationship between law and social change and between judicial power and democracy. In recent years she has done work on the European Court of Justice, and that work took her into explorations of comparative federalism, and into her most recent research interest, the rule of law. Her books have included The Constitutional Rights of Women (U of Wisconsin Press, 2d ed. 1988); In Defense of the Text: Democracy and Constitutional Theory (Roman and Littlefield, 1991); Contemporary Cases in Women’s Rights (U of Wisconsin Press, 1994); Feminist Jurisprudence: The Diffference Debate (edited, Rowman & Littlefield, 1992); Constituting Federal Sovereignity: The European Union in Comparative Context (Johns Hopkins Press, 2001).

Professor Goldstein plans to spend her time at the Center (until July 31, 2003) working on a couple of conference papers and figuring out what is the rule of law, and working on an updated edition of her Constitutional Rights of Women casebook, and getting started on a casebook on race and the Supreme Court, designed for undergraduate use. Meanwhile she is also teaching an undergraduate constitutional law class for the Political Science Department.

After figuring out what the rule of law is, on April 14th, Leslie will present a talk in the Luncheon Speaker Series entitled, aptly, “The Rule of Law.”

Michele Goodwin. Michele Goodwin is Assistant Professor of Law, Depaul University College of Law. She is Director of the Center for the Study of Race & Bioethics and faculty co-chair of the Health Law Institute. She received her B.A., University of Wisconsin; J.D., Boston College; LL.M., University of Wisconsin

Michele’s research interests are in law and medicine, bioethics, and education policy. Her work examines physical, behavioral, and social aspects of healthcare, with particular focus on ethnicity, gender, and poverty issues. Before joining the faculty at DePaul, she served as an assistant dean at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she earned her LL.M. degree and was named a William H. Hastie Fellow. She has lectured and researched internationally. Her most recent publications include: Race, Gender & Mental Health: The Case of Wanda Jean Allen in the Critical Race Feminism 2nd Ed. (NYU Publishers); Intellectual Integration into The Legal Academy (U. Mich. J. Race & Law); Sex, Theory & Practice: Reconciling Davis v. Monroe (DePaul Law Rev); Deconstructing Legislative Consent Law: Organ Taking, Racial Profiling, & Distributive Justice (U Virginia Law & Tech Journal). Her edited book, Race, Democracy & Citizenship: Racial Profiling in America is due to be published with the University of Colorado Press in 2003. She is also a published poet.

Michele is currently completing an article addressing organ commodification and the African American community.

Miriam Gur-Arye. Miri Gur-Arye is Judge Basil Wunsh Professor of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. She received her LL.B. in 1975 (first in class) and D. Jur. in 1981 (summa cum laude) from the Hebrew University. Miri has been on the Faculty of Law, Hebrew University since 1980. In 1984-5 she was a visiting fellow at University College, Oxford. Miri’s main areas of research are: Theories of Criminal Liability,Criminal Law Defences, Legal Responses to Public and Political Corruption, Legal Responses to Social Trauma.

While a visiting scholar at the Center during 2001-02, Miri completed a paper on “Can Freedom of Expression Survive Social Truama – The Israeli Experience” ( forthcoming, Duke Journal of Comparative Law), and another on “Relience on a Lawyer’s Mistaken Advice – Should It Be an Excuse from Criminal Liability” (forthcoming, American Journal of Criminal Law).

In Spring 2003, Miri is teaching a seminar at Boalt Hall on “Topics in Criminal Law – Comparative Perspectives.”

Tim Hartnagel. Dean Timothy (Tim) Hartnagel is a Professor in the Sociology Dept at the Univ of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where he has been teaching and doing research specializing in criminology since 1971. Currently he is in the middle of a 2nd term as Academic Dean of St. Joseph’s College, an undergraduate college affiliated with and on the campus of the University. He served as Director of the BA Program in Criminology for 10 years from its inception; he has also served as Associate Chair of the Sociology Dept. Two previous sabbaticals were spent as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. He has published in a variety of sociology and criminology journals, focusing particularly on the social causes of criminal behavior. With a former PhD student, Steve Baron, he has published several articles dealing with crime among street youth in Edmonton. In recent years he has been turning his attention to the subject of crime and public policy, particularly the topic of public attitudes toward criminal justice policy. He recently published a paper in the Canadian Journal of Criminology dealing with attitudes toward gun control in Alberta; has edited a book of readings on crime control policy in Canada; and has just completed a paper entitled “Youth Crime and Justice in Alberta: Rhetoric and Reality” for the Parkland Institute, a policy research institute at the Univ of Alberta. He will be continuing his research on public attitudes toward criminal justice policy during his time here at the Center. On April 28th, Dean Hartnagel will present this research in the Center’s Luncheon Speaker Series.

Stanley Lubman. Stanley Lubman has specialized on China as a scholar and as a practicing lawyer for over thirty years. He has taught on Chinese law, and is currently a Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of California (Berkeley). He has previously taught at Stanford, Columbia, Harvard, the University of Heidelberg and the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London, as well as Berkeley. He has been advising clients on the People’s Republic of China since 1972 on a wide range of matters and has also been active in representing clients in disputes arbitrated by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in Beijing. From 1978 to 1997 he headed the China practices at two major San Francisco law firms and a large English firm of solicitors. He was trained as a China specialist in the United States and in Hong Kong for four years (1963-67) under grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Columbia University and the Foreign Area Fellowship Program. He has an A.B. degree with honors in history from Columbia College and LL.B., LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from the Columbia Law School, and also studied at the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Comparative Law of the University of Paris. His writings on Chinese law and related subjects have been widely published, including China’s Legal Reforms (Stanley Lubman, ed.), Oxford University Press, 1996 and Bird in a Cage: Legal Reform in China after Mao, Stanford University Press, 2000.He is advisor on China legal projects to The Asia Foundation, and is chair of a committee established by the Foundation to consult with legislative drafters of the National People’s Congress Committee on Legislative Affairs on reform of Chinese administrative law. Most recently, in this capacity he organized and was co-chair of a conference in Shanghai in July, 2001 on the effects of Chinese accession to the WTO on Chinese administrative law. In September 2002, he co-organized a Conference on Law and Society in China, held at Boalt Hall Schooll of Law.

Hideyo Matsubara. Dr. Hideyo Matsubara is from Osaka, Japan, where he is a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, specializing in Criminal Law and Criminology, especially regulation of business corporations.

Hideyo received a Ph.D. in law at Kwanseigakuin University (located in Hyogo, western Japan). His dissertation on the legal control of corporate crime was published as the first book in a series on socio-legal studies edited by Setsuo Miyazawa.

Hideyo’s work continues to focus on the control of organizational crime and deviance, especially corporate crime and deviance. During his stay at the Center, he will study the control of organizational and corporate activities using legal or other effective methods, focusing on regulatory enforcement both theoretically and empirically. He will also research the role of criminal sanctions in controlling organizational activities. He would like to take environmental regulation or antitrust laws regulation fields as an object of study. Hideyo is also interested in developing his understanding of the “New Penology” (Feeley and Simon).

Recently, Hideyo has researched the conditions and character of crime after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. He reported on this research at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting in Chicago in November 2002.

Elizabeth Rapaport. Liz is Dickason Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. Prior to going to New Mexico in 1995, Liz taught at Duke University (Public Policy) and Boston University (Philosophy). She has her J.D from Harvard and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Case Western Reserve. She has been a visiting professor of philosophy at Brown University, University of Southern California and the University of Sydney. She has been a visiting professor of law at Duke and North Carolina Central University.

Her main areas of interest are criminal law and jurisprudence. She has more than a passing interest in legal ethics. She would love to gain a respectable knowledge of international law and learn something about bio-ethics.

Liz is currently working on a book that expands and revises work she has done on gender and capital punishment; the working title is Capital Punishment and the Domestic Discount: Gender, Family and the Death Penalty. She is also writing about executive clemency and has recently been involved in a project in New Mexico to obtain clemency for nonviolent drug addicted offenders serving long sentences. She will give a talk on her work on executive clemency in the Center’s Luncheon Speaker Series this fall.