Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society

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Visiting Scholars 2010-2011,  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 2010-2011. 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.

Application Requirements

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 13, 2009 by e-mail to 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 Calvin Morrill, at or to the Executive Director, Dr. Rosann Greenspan, at   To learn more about the   Center, see here.

-Bridget Crawford

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