Socio-Legal Research Seminar

Advanced Socio-Legal Research Seminar
Professors Errol Meidinger

 and Anya Bernstein

This is a seminar 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 builds 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 read the papers, attend and participate in the presentations, and meet with the presenters in a small group setting following the public presentations. They are 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, usually with lunch available at 12:00. Students enrolling in the seminar have the option of writing one substantial research paper or three short critical analyses of papers presented by speakers. The seminar is cross listed with several departments.

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