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Socio-Legal Studies Workshop

The Socio-Legal Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary seminar that meets selected Fridays over lunch (12-1.15pm) in the Law School (Room 3500H). We are pleased to announce a series of Book Talks to be featured within the SLS Workshop Schedule below. Lunch will be provided. All interested Law faculty members, faculty members from outside of the Law School, law students and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to Nix McCoy ( for each workshop you plan to attend.

August 2016

26       Mitra Sharafi [University of Wisconsin Law School] The Imperial Serologist and Punitive Self-Harm: Bloodstains and Legal Pluralism in British India.

September 2016

30        Natalie Pifer [Criminology Law and Society] Policing Skid Row (Working Title)

October 2016

21       Joe DiMento [Law] Is there Environmental Law in the Arctic? A Case Study of Evolving Legal Forms

November 2016

4        Cancelled

December 2016

2      Catherine Fisk [Law] Book Talk: Writing for Hire; Unions, Hollywood, and Madison Gardens (Forthcoming 2016, Harvard University Press)     

 January 2017

13      Nick Marantz [Planning, Policy & Design] Redevelopment in California, 1945-1988: From "slum" clearance to tax revenue capture

20     Postponed to April 7th - No SLW on this date

February 2017

3        Julia Morris [University of Oxford and Visiting Scholar at the Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley 2016/17]
         Values in Circulation in the Offshore Refugee Industry on the Republic of Nauru

17      Mona Lynch [CLS] Book Talk: Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court (Forthcoming 2016, Russell Sage Foundation)

24      Sora Han [CLS] Book Talk: Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law (2015, Stanford University Press).

March 2017

10        Amy Magnus [CLS] Specializing Justice for Crossover Youth and Families:An Assessment of a Specialized Juvenile and Family Justice Initiative

13       Erwin Chemerinsky [Law] Book Talk: Closing the Courthouse Door; How Your Constitutional Rights Become Unenforceable (Forthcoming 2016, Yale University Press)
           Please note this is not a Friday and is at 5pm in EDU 1111

17       Susan Coutin [CLS/Anthro] Book Talk: Exiled Home: Salvadoran Transnational Youth in the Aftermath of Violence (May 2016, Duke University Press)
           Please note date change-apologies for any inconvenience.

April 2017

7          Keramet Reiter [CLS] Book Talk: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement (Forthcoming 2016, New Haven: Yale University Press)

21        Chris Whytock [Law] Judicial Cosmopolitanism and Parochialism: Foreign Judgments in U.S. Courts

May 2017

5         CANCELLED UNTIL NEXT SEMESTER - DATE TBC Hillary Berk [CLS] The Legalization of Emotion: How Surrogacy Contracts Reproduce the Modern American Family