Bringing together law, social science, the humanities, and arts

Creating educational opportunities and generating scholarship

Inspiring critical inquiry into law, justice, and the legal process


The Center in Law, Society and Culture (CLSC) brings together UC Irvine faculty and graduate students who share interests in law, society, and culture, broadly defined. 

Through workshops, colloquia, and support for interdisciplinary projects and activities, the Center works to generate new scholarship and disseminate knowledge to diverse audiences about issues related to: race, law and justice; law and literature; critical legal theory; law and space; legal philosophy and culture; globalization and migration; knowledge production; legal consciousness; law, science, and society; and law and history.

The Center encourages substantive intellectual exchanges among and between scholars and community members, facilitates both informal and formal educational opportunities, and supports faculty and graduate students in developing interdisciplinary scholarship.


CLSC 2014-15 Congratulations to our Peterson Fellows: Matthew Fritz-Mauer; Justin O’Neill; Nicole Sherman; Thomas Worger; and Melissa Wrapp. Read more...

CLSC Faculty Affiliates, Professors Sameer Ashar (Law), Jennifer Chacon (Law), Susan Coutin (CLS, Anthro), and Stephen Lee (Law), receive a 2014 Presidential Authority Grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for their project "Navigating Liminal Legalities Along Pathways to Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions."  Read more...

CLSC Co-Director Mona Lynch (CLS, Law), was selected as a Russell Sage Visiting Scholar. During her tenure at the Foundation, Professor Lynch will write a book on how ongoing changes in federal drug sentencing laws play out at the court level. Read more...

CLSC Faculty Affiliate Eve Morisi (French) recently published her new book entitled: Albert Camus, le souci des autres (Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2013).