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Critical Legalities Symposium: Constructing Legalities in Scientific Organizations, Fields and Cultures

Event Date: 
Friday, April 7, 2006

Critical Legalities Symposium:
Constructing Legalities in Scientific Organizations, Fields and Cultures

Martha Feldman (UC Irvine) and Calvin Morrill (UC Irvine), Moderators
Susan Silbey (MIT), "Safe Science: Governing Green Laboratories"
Jason Owen-Smith (University of Michigan), "Where Does Professional Knowledge Come From? Discussion, Inference, and Decision-Making in University Licensing"
Mark Suchman (Wisconsin) "Taming the Market for Medical Information: "Sharing is (S)caring" on the Digital Frontier"
Kaushik Sunder Rajan (UC Irvine), Discussant

Panel Presentation
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Social Science Plaza A 2112
Lunch served.

Discussion
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Social Science Plaza B 4206
Refreshments served.

This symposium focuses on the ways that legality, compliance, and resistance are constituted on the "frontlines" of organizational sites where science is produced. Such dynamics are facilitated and constrained in unanticipated and ironic ways by the cultures of the scientific fields and organizations.Funding for the Center in Law, Society and Culture's 2005-2006 activities has been generously provided by the School of Social Ecology, the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, the School of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences and Research and Graduate Studies, and the Center for Organizational Research.