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Socio-Legal Research Seminar

Advanced Socio-Legal Research Seminar
Professor Errol Meidinger

This course is a colloquium for advanced graduate and law students who wish to learn about and carry out cutting edge research on law, legal institutions, and social policy. It will build upon ongoing distinguished speaker and workshop series sponsored by the Baldy Center, Law School, and affiliated UB departments. Substantive topics will vary with speakers and student interests, but are likely to range across administrative regulation, criminal law, environmental governance, human rights, international trade, legal profession, race, and a variety of other subjects.

Students will read the papers, attend and participate in the presentations, and meet with the speakers in a small group setting following the public presentations. They will be able to discuss both the speakers’ and their own research in a multi-disciplinary environment and build important new relationships with visiting speakers, UB faculty members, and fellow students. The seminar will meet each Friday from 12:15 to 3:15, with lunch available at 12:00 when there is a distinguished speaker or faculty workshop.

Students enrolling in the seminar will have the option of writing one substantial research paper or three short critical analyses of papers presented by speakers. Enrollment is with permission of the instructor. This seminar is cross listed with several departments.

For further information contact Assistant Director Laura Wirth at or (716) 645-2581.