LSA COMMUNITIES

Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs)

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.

FAQs

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.

57 AND COUNTING

All CRNs

You can browse all of our current CRNs here:

1.
Comparative Constitutional Law and Legal Culture: Asia and the Americas

20.
Law and Society in Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans, Russia and Eurasia

39.
Everyday Legality

2.
Citizenship and Immigration

21.
Law and Social Movements

40.
Disability Legal Studies

3.
Ethnography, Law & Society

22.
South Asia

41.
Aging, Law & Society

4.
Lay Participation in Legal Systems

23.
International Law and Politics

42.
Law and Emotion

5.
Regulatory Governance

24.
Law and Rurality

43.
Innovations in Judging

6.
Sex, Work, Law and Society

25.
Household Finance

44.
Law and History

7.
Feminist Legal Theory

26.
Law and Food Systems

45.
Law and the Media

8.
Labor Rights

27.
Punishment & Society

46.
Corporate and Securities Law in Society

9.
Law and Health

28.
New Legal Realism

47.
Economic and Social Rights

10.
Civil Justice and Disputing Behavior

29.
Biotechnology, Bioethics and the Law

48.
Legal Pluralism and Non-State Law

11.
Displaced Peoples

30.
Islamic Law and Society

49.
Socio-Legal Approaches to Property (SLAP)

12.
Critical Research on Race and the Law

31.
Law, Society and Taxation

50.
Utopian Legalities, Prefigurative Politics, and Radical Governance

13.
African Law and Society

32.
Gender and Judging

51.
Coming soon!

14.
Culture, Society, and Intellectual Property

33.
East Asian Law and Society

52.
Law and Development

15.
British Colonial Legalities

34.
Law and Indigeneity

53.
Transitional Justice

16.
Language and Law

35.
Legal Geography

54.
Law, Society & Psychological Science

17.
Gender, Sexuality and Law

36.
Transnational and Global Legal Ordering

55.
Law and Political Economy

18.
Coming soon!

37.
Technology, Law and Society

56.
Trusts and Estates

19.
Legal Education

38.
International Socio-Legal Feminisms

57.
Law and Climate Change

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