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 Faculty Affiliates, Professors Sameer Ashar, Jennifer Chacon, Susan Coutin, and Stephen Lee, 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."  

The CLSC is pleased to announce the selection of four Microsemi/Peterson Fellows.  Read more about the Fellowship and its recipients here