2017 International Meeting on Law and Society on June 20 – 23, 2017 in Mexico City

We are pleased to invite you to participate in our 2017 International Meeting on Law and Society on June 20 – 23, 2017 in Mexico City!

Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World

Our International meeting in 2017, jointly sponsored by the Law and Society Association, the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law, and with the participation of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, the Japanese Association of the Sociology of Law, and the Canadian Law and Society Association, and other groups, will take place in a great metropolis, Mexico City.  This is our first meeting ever in Latin America, home of a rapidly growing, and impressive, law and society community.   Mexico City itself has had a turbulent history.  It was the capital of an empire, then of a colony, and then of an independent republic.  Its legal system has changed dramatically with each turn of the wheel.  It has a unique and rich tradition; a vibrant culture; but it also has faced issues of race, gender, and class; issues of human rights; issues of economic growth that are far more universal.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Mexico City.

This year’s Program Committee is Co-Chaired by:

  • Lawrence M. Friedman, Professor of Law, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
  • Manuel A. Gomez, Associate Dean of International & Graduate Studies, Florida International University College of Law, Miami, FL, United States
  • Masayuki Murayama, Professor, Meiji University, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and President of RCSL

We invite the submission of Individual Paper and/or Session proposals.

You will find the Call at www.lawandsociety.org/MexicoCity2017/mexicocity2017.html

In the Call you will find more information about the theme, submission instructions, and more. We will be adding more meeting information as time progresses.

The deadline for proposal submission is October 18, 2016. Registration will begin in early February, 2017.

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If you have questions, please contact us at lsa@lawandsociety.org.

New Staff
Let us also take this opportunity to introduce LSA’s two new staff members. We are very pleased to welcome Caitlin McDonald and Megan Warren. We hope that the photos and short bios on our webpage will help you get acquainted: www.lawandsociety.org/staff.html. Both are multi-lingual and are looking forward to getting acquainted with our very global association and helping put on a wonderful meeting in Mexico City.

Check out announcements from the field including calls and jobs at www.lawandsociety.org/announcements.html
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