Bringing together law, social science, the humanities, and arts

Creating educational opportunities and generating scholarship

Inspiring critical inquiry into law, justice, and the legal process


The Center in Law, Society and Culture (CLSC) brings together UC Irvine faculty and graduate students who share interests in law, society, and culture, broadly defined. 

Through workshops, colloquia, and support for interdisciplinary projects and activities, the Center works to generate new scholarship and disseminate knowledge to diverse audiences about issues related to: race, law and justice; law and literature; critical legal theory; law and space; legal philosophy and culture; globalization and migration; knowledge production; legal consciousness; law, science, and society; and law and history.

The Center encourages substantive intellectual exchanges among and between scholars and community members, facilitates both informal and formal educational opportunities, and supports faculty and graduate students in developing interdisciplinary scholarship.

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Assistant Professor Ève Célia Morisi (Department of European Languages & Studies/French) has been selected as one of two junior scholars for a 2015-2016 residency at the Paris Institute for Advanced Study. Read more...

CLSC congratulates our 2014-15 Peterson Fellows: Matthew Fritz-Mauer; Justin O’Neill; Nicole Sherman; Thomas Worger; and Melissa Wrapp. Read more...

The University of North Carolina Press is bringing out a paperback edition of Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930, by Catherine L. Fisk (CLSC Co-Director and UCI Professor of Law).  Read more...

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