New Legal Realism News and Events

**WHAT IS CRN 28?**Law and Society Association 2016 Annual Meeting (June 2-5, 2016): LSA Collaborative Research Network #28: Realist and Empirical Methods will be hosting several events at the Annual Meeting this year on June 2. There will be two paper sessions: “Courts’ Role in Handling and Making Social Knowledge” and “Empirical Perspectives on Education and Law.” In addition, there will be two roundtable sessions focusing on “Realist and Empirical Methods for Law” and “ Introducing New Books in Realist and Empirical Legal Methods.” For those interested in becoming more involved in CRN activities, a business meeting will be held on June 3. For the full schedule and more details about each of these workshops, click here.

ILS Law and Society Graduate Fellows Program The Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School is currently accepting applications for the ILS Law and Society Graduate Fellows Program, a program to support graduate students doing work in socio-legal studies at UW-Madison. The program is co-sponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies Center and the Global Legal Studies Center. Applications are due April 15, 2016. Visit the programwebpage for information about eligibility, fellowship benefits and responsibilities, and application requirements.

2016 Osgoode Hall Graduate Law Student Conference The 2016 Osgoode Hall Graduate Law Student Conference took place this year in Toronto on Feb 18-19, 2016. The theme of this year’s conference was “Exploring Law and Change through Interdisciplinary Research, New Legal Realism and Other Perspectives- Choose Your Own Adventure.” Where law engages with social issues and interactions, many legal scholars have begun to apply knowledge from outside the disciplinary boundaries of law. From this interdisciplinary perspective, the conference considered the myriad ways in which law facilitates, obstructs, and reacts to change. Professor Elizabeth Mertz was the conference’s keynote speaker. For more information, see the conference program

Fourth Annual Qualitative and Mixed- Methods Workshop at AALS The Association of American Law Schools hosted a two-day workshop on qualitative and mixed methods at their 110th Annual Meeting in New York City on January 9 and 10, 2016. For more information about the conference, please click here.

2016 Law & Social Inquiry Graduate Student Paper Competition LSI invites submssions from graduate or law students for its annual competition for the best journal-length paper in the field of sociolegal studies. Submissions will be accepted from January 1- March 1, 2016. The winning paper will receive a cash prize and publication in Law & Social Inquiry. For more information on the submission guidelines, please click here.

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