Visiting Scholars 2009-2010
Center for the Study of Law and Society
University of California, Berkeley
The Center for the Study of Law and Society invites applications for visiting scholars for 2009-2010. The Center fosters empirical research and theoretical analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal change, and the social consequences of law. Closely linked to Boalt Hall School of Law, the Center creates a multidisciplinary milieu with a faculty of distinguished socio-legal scholars in sociology of law, political science, criminal justice studies, law and economics, legal history, and legal and social philosophy, along with visiting socio-legal scholars from the United States and around the world. U.C. Berkeley faculty members affiliated with the Center include K.T. Albiston, Kenneth Bamberger, Eric Biber, Mark Brilliant, Marianne Constable, Robert Cooter, Lauren Edelman, Samera Esmeir, Sean Farhang, Malcolm Feeley, Kinch Hoekstra, Rucker Johnson, Robert Kagan, Linda Krieger, Christopher Kutz, David Lieberman, Kristin Luker, Robert MacCoun, Charles McClain, Justin McCrary, Laura Nader, Anne Joseph O'Connell, Steven Raphael, Daniel Rubinfeld, Harry Scheiber, Martin Shapiro, Gordon Silverstein, David Sklansky, Jonathan Simon, Sarah Song, Margaret Taylor, David Vogel, David Winickoff and Frank Zimring.
1. Applicants normally must possess a Ph.D. or J.D. (or foreign equivalent).
2. Applicants must submit a full curriculum vitae.
3. Applicants must submit a cover letter describing their proposed program of research or study and specifying the time period they wish to be in residence at the Center. Applicants must pursue a program of research or study which is of mutual interest to faculty members at the Center for the Study of Law and Society.
4. Applicants must indicate their source of funding while visiting Berkeley, e.g. sabbatical pay, scholarship, government funding, personal funds, etc. Unfortunately, the Center cannot offer stipends or other financial assistance. Monthly minimum requirements for foreign exchange scholars are: $1600 per month for the J-1 scholar, $500 per month for the J-2 spouse, $200 per month for each J-2 child.
Among the benefits of being a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society are: library privileges at the Law School and at all campus libraries; invitation to our weekly CSLS Speaker Series, workshops, and scholarly exchanges; UCB campus privileges such as athletic facilities and permission to audit classes; and, when possible, assignment to shared or other office space and use of computer, internet, and other facilities.
The Center will consider applications for periods of time that vary from one month duration to the full academic year. Applicants should submit the information listed above by November 17, 2008 by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to: Visiting Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2150. Inquiries may be made to the Director, Professor Lauren B. Edelman at email@example.com or to the Executive Director, Dr. Rosann Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Center, go to https://www.law.berkeley.edu/centers/csls/