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.
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.
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.