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.

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Registration is now open for the 2016 West Coast Law & Society Retreat, sponsored by James Peterson/Microsemi and UC Irvine's Office of Research, School of Law, School of Social Ecology, and School of Social Sciences. 

The 2016 WCLSR Schedule and Map are now available.

Do you have recent publications, accomplishments, or other news to share with the CLSC community?  Please update us by sending an email with relevant details.