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Textual Forms, Language and the Law


Tom Boellstorff (Anthropology)
Sharon Block (History)
Julia Lupton (English and Comparative Literature)
Steve Mailloux (English and Comparative Literature)
George Marcus (Anthropology)
Calvin Morrill (Sociology)
Justin Richland (Criminology, Law and Society)
Brook Thomas (English)
Ann Van Sant (English and Comparative Literature)

Center Events

Spring 2007

  • Public Lecture: Susan F. Hirsch (George Mason University), "The Quest for Justice after Terror: Perspectives from an Anthropologist/Victim," October 16, 2007.

Spring 2007

Spring 2006

  • Workshop: Discussion of papers by Stanley Fish (Florida International University), May 11, 2006.

Presentations of Faculty Works

Fall 2006

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of "Hamlet among Friends and Enemies: Shakespeare and Schmitt" by Julia Reinhard Lupton (English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine), November 29, 2006.

Spring 2006

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of two papers by George Marcus (Anthropology, UC Irvine), May 3, 2006.

Fall 2005

  • Quarter Meeting: Discussion of "'The 'Man Without a Country': Lincoln, the Patriotic Citizen, and Civil Liberties" by Brook Thomas (English, UC Irvine), November 10, 2005.

Co-Sponsored Events

Fall 2007

Spring 2007

  • Ethnography Workshop with Sally Engle Merry (New York University), May 3, 2007.
  • What’s So Hard about Soft Law? A Graduate Student-Faculty Workshop, May 4 - 5, 2007.

Winter 2006

  • Refunctioning Ethnography: A Workshop on Qualitative Methodologies, Interdisciplinarity and the Professions, January 27 - 28, 2006.
  • Speaker Richard Weisberg (Cardozo School of Law), "Vattimo's Paradox: The Nietzschean Absence When Postmodernism Reveals its Sources in the Gospels," February 16, 2006.