Special 50th Anniversary Roundtable: The (Not So Common) Place of Law. An Inquiry into Who and What Makes Law and Society Scholarship

Fri, 5/30: 12:45 PM  - 2:30 PM 
Plenary Session 
Friday Session 3 
Hilton Minneapolis 
Room: Conrad A 
This roundtable will assess relationships among the several disciplines that make up "Law and Society" and explore LSA's relationship to other "law and" approaches. The first task will be to define the "socio" in socio-legal studies, map the component disciplines, and determine how their epistemology, methodology, and primary references have evolved around the world over the last 50 years. The second is to explore the relationship between these disciplines and the law, as either a component socio-legal discipline or a subject of inquiry. The third is to compare "Law and Society" with other "law and" fields (e.g. law & economics, law & history, legal anthropology, philosophy of law) to see similarities and differences in histories, literatures, and scholarly recognition; identify any commonalities in epistemology; and chart relations, tensions and alliances that exist between these "law and" fields and law as a discipline and a practice.
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Liora IsraĆ«l, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris  - Contact Me


Heinz Klug, University of Wisconsin Law  - Contact Me


Mauricio Garcia Villegas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia  - Contact Me
Sora Han, UC Irvine  - Contact Me
Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University  - Contact Me
Ajay Mehrotra, Indiana University Maurer School of Law  - Contact Me
Susan Silbey, MIT  - Contact Me



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