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LSC Emphasis

We're very pleased to announce the third cohort for the Emphasis on Law, Society and Culture (LSC)! 

Jessica Cabrera, Sociology - CLSC Advisor Candace Burton
Jessica Callahan, Sociology - CLSC Advisor Kaaryn Gustafson
Ashely Herandez, Urban Planning and Public Policy - CLSC Advisor Jennifer Chacon
Noemi Linares-Ramirez, Sociology - CLSC Advisor Seth Davis
Renée Reizman, Art - CLSC Advisor Joseph DiMento
Jennifer Zelnick, Anthropology - CLSC Advisors Stephen Lee and Annie Lai

Read more HERE

In the 2017-18 year, the following courses will make up the emphasis:

  1. Fall 2017: Political Anthropology (Victoria Bernal)
  2. Winter 2018: Multi- and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Law (Shauhin Talesh)
  3. Spring 2018: Freedom, Slavery, and the Law in World History (Rachel O'Toole)

(Click HERE to read about the 2015/16 First Cohort of LSC Emphasis, Click HERE for the 2016/17 Cohort)

The LSC Emphasis is designed to encourage students to explore and develop theoretical and empirical models to analyze and critique law and the role of law in legal, social, economic, political, and cultural contexts.
The proposed program will include four inter-connected components:

  • (1) a year-long theory and research seminar, with each quarter taught by one faculty member from a different school at UCI;
  • (2) cross-disciplinary mentorship and advising;
  • (3) ongoing professionalization opportunities and responsibilities; and
  • (4) a project that will feasibly result in a publishable manuscript, or other product that can be widely disseminated, by the end of the academic year. In addition, each student will be assigned a faculty mentor outside of his or her home department and will meet with that mentor on a monthly basis to discuss the student's ongoing research.