Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs) are a vehicle for scholars with common interests to connect with each other, share their work, and pursue sociolegal research in common as part of the Law and Society Association. CRNs organize sessions for the LSA Annual Meetings and develop cross-disciplinary and cross-national research projects. The subject matter of a CRN can be broad in scope or narrowly focused on a particular subject area or methodology. All research networks are governed by the CRN Coordinating Committee, which reviews new applications and renews existing CRNs.
For more information or to join a CRN (LSA Membership not required), Email the Organizers of the CRN(s) in which you’re interested.
How Do I Join an Existing CRN?
If you’re interested in participating in an existing collaborative research network, or CRN, the best way to get started is contacting the organizers via email. The contact information can be accessed by clicking the “Contact the Organizers” link on the CRN page. In your email, please introduce yourself, describe your research interests, and explain how it might fit within the description of the CRN.
How Do I Establish a New CRN?
If you are interested in establishing a new CRN, please fill out and submit this application form to the LSA office. New CRN applications will be reviewed by the CRN Committee.
How Do I Update or Renew a CRN?
Every three years, the Law and Society Association asks Collaborative Research Networks to update their information. The LSA office will reach out to CRN organizers when their renewal window is open.
For more information about CRNs, please read the CRN Handbook for Organizers.
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You can browse all of our current CRNs here:
Foucault and Sociolegal Studies (under consideration, available for annual meeting submission selection)
Legal Personhood (under consideration, available for annual meeting submission selection)