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February 16, 2022

Edward L. Rubin andMalcolm M. Feeley, have a forthcoming article in the Oregon Law Review, Criminal Justice through Management: From Police, Prosecutors, Courts and Prisons to a Modern Administrative Agency, 100 Oregon Law Review (2022 forthcoming).

This article will be one of three featured presentations at a symposium celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the Oregon Law Review in early April.

February 15, 2022

Please join us for our next two forum sessions:

February 3, 2022

The Center for the Study of Law and Society (CSLS) at Berkeley Law is pleased to announce the Graduate Fellowship in Empirical Legal Studies for the Academic Year 2022-2023. The University of California Berkeley has long been associated with innovative empirical research on law, at least since the founding of the Center for the Study of Law and Society by Philip Selznick in 1961. CSLS is one of the headwaters for the law and society field and empirical legal studies.

January 10, 2022

Dear JSP community,

With the start of the new semester, I am delighted to announce the first three sessions of the JSP Forum:

January 3, 2022

KQED Newscast

Start around 56 seconds into the podcast to hear the brief segment with Jonathan Simon. 

Click below for the KQED Newscast episode. 

November 15, 2021

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/sidebar/catherine-albiston-national-science-foundation-san-francisco-schools-diversity/

A research team including Catherine Albiston ’93 has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help the San Francisco Unified School District create a new student assignment system.

October 18, 2021

September 14, 2021

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/article/scholarly-impact-rankings-2021-erwin-chemerinsky-faculty/

Berkeley Law’s powerhouse faculty ranks sixth nationally in scholarly impact, according to the latest version of a study that tracks citations as a measure of professors’ influence. 

June 1, 2021

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/spotlight/history-book-of-the-year/

Professor Christopher Tomlins received the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians, given annually to a nonfiction work of history, for In the Matter of Nat Turner. Called “a master class in the craft of history,” the book delves into Turner’s life and the tragic 1831 slave rebellion he led in Virginia.

May 27, 2021

https://www.law.berkeley.edu/spotlight/professor-rachel-stern-winner-law-and-society-association-awards/

Professor Rachel Stern (pictured), Ph.D. student Tobias Smith, and Legal Studies grad Raika Kim received Law and Society Association awards.

April 20, 2021

https://news.berkeley.edu/2021/04/20/cinematic-video-police-condemnation-sealed-guilty-verdict-in-chauvin-trial/

In a trial with profound implications for racial justice and policing in America, a Minnesota jury today found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd nearly 11 months ago. The verdict, says UC Berkeley law professor Jonathan Simon, probably rested heavily on the shocking video of Floyd pinned to the ground and on powerful testimony by police leaders against the former officer.

March 12, 2021

Each year, the law school community gathers to recognize and discuss recent books by faculty members. This year’s virtual gathering, held Feb. 25, retained the typically festive spirit — and its intellectual heft, including comments and compliments from colleagues.