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LSA to Hold 60th Anniversary Panel at 2024 Annual Meeting

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“Presidents Speak! Origins, Evolution, and Future of the Law and Society Association”
Sunday, June 9, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

In 1964, Professors Harry Ball, Robert Yegge, and Richard Schwartz established the Law and Society Association to foster and support the nascent field of law and society scholarship. Six decades later, the LSA remains the primary intellectual home for scholars committed to the social scientific, interpretive, and historical analysis of law across multiple contexts. LSA annually brings together thousands of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and methodological approaches, nationalities, and career stages.

On Sunday, June 9th, at LSA’s annual meeting in Denver, President Michele Goodwin (Georgetown Law, Linda D. & Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Constitutional Law and Global Health Policy) will be joined by seven Past Presidents to celebrate LSA’s 60th anniversary:

Laura Beth Nielsen – President, 2021-2023

American Bar FoundationResearch Professor

Northwestern UniversityDirector of the Center for Legal Studies and Professor of Sociology

Kim Lane Scheppele – President, 2017 – 2019

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and University Center for Human Values at Princeton UniversityLaurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs

Valerie Hans – President, 2015-2017

Cornell Law SchoolCharles F. Rechlin Professor of Law

Michael McCann – President, 2011-2013

University of WashingtonProfessor Emeritus, Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for the Advancement of Citizenship

Malcolm Feeley – President, 2005-2007

Berkeley LawClaire Sanders Clements Dean’s Professor of Law, Emeritus

David Engel – President, 1997-1998

SUNY BuffaloDistinguished Service Professor Emeritus

Susan Silbey – President, 1995-1996

Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyLeon and Anne Goldberg Professor of Humanities, Sociology and Anthropology; Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences, Sloan School of Management

Together, panelists will discuss LSA’s evolution and impact on the field of law and society, as well as the future of LSA. How and to what extent has LSA been able to advance sociolegal study and advance real-world change? How have LSA members benefitted from their involvement with the organization? Most importantly, how can LSA adapt to a rapidly changing world while staying true to its core values?

Learn more about LSA’s Upcoming 2024 Annual Meeting in Denver here.

For registration, click here.