Legal Studies Undergraduate Research Conference April 29, 2011

The Third Annual Legal Studies Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on April 29, 2011. The conference celebrates the scholarship and creativity of the Berkeley undergraduate student body through a day devoted entirely to the students’ research in legal studies.  The conference will take place at the Center for the Study of Law & Society (CSLS), Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program, and at Berkeley Law.  Berkeley Law and the Legal Studies department are co-sponsoring the conference.

This conference includes students from a variety of disciplines and departments doing scholarly work in the areas of law, legality, interdisciplinary legal studies, and legal culture.  In past years, the conference has been quite successful at getting a large number of undergraduates to participate.  Conference attendees at presentations have included a diverse group of professors and GSIs.  Each panel of undergraduate presenters is moderated by very knowledgeable graduate students well-versed in the fields of law, legality, interdisciplinary legal studies, and legal culture.

At previous conferences, participants included undergraduates from departments such as History, International and Area Studies, Rhetoric, Political Science, Chicano Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Classics, Economics, Psychology, Philosophy, English, Legal Studies, and Media Studies.  The conference is an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to present their work, to meet and receive feedback from graduate students and faculty, and to end the day with a celebratory lunch in the Goldberg Room of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law provided courtesy of the Berkeley law and the Legal Studies department.

Who Can Participate?

Any student who is writing about law, legality, interdisciplinary legal studies, and legal culture, broadly construed, who will author a paper of 10 pages in length or more by the end of Spring 2011 may participate.  This includes theses in progress, class papers, independent study projects, and more.


Proposals must be in the form of an abstract of not more than 500 words and must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 1, 2011 in order to be considered for the conference.

More Information
Please see the event flyer here!

Questions may be directed to the Legal Studies Research Fellow in charge of the conference, Brent K. Nakamura, at or by phone at (415) 935-3256.

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