American Sociological Association

Sociology of Law

The ASA Sociology of Law Section provides a forum for intellectual and personal exchange among sociologists interested in the study of law, legal institutions, and law-related structures and processes. The Section sponsors two sessions and a series of roundtables at the ASA annual meetings, and offers various awards, including a best student paper award every year. It further provides an e-mail list for any announcements of interest to sociologists of law and offers a mentor program for junior faculty.

Section Officers & Council


Past Chair: Elizabeth A. Hoffmann, Purdue University 2018
Chair-Elect: Sandra R. Levitsky, University of Michigan 2018
Chair: Rebecca L. Sandefur, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2018
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Shauhin Ahmadi Talesh, University of California, Irvine 2019

Section Council

Lynette J. Chua, National University of Singapore 2018
Ron Levi, University of Toronto 2018
Tianna S. Paschel, University of California - Berkeley 2019
Ashley T. Rubin, University of Toronto 2019
Kathryne M. Young, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 2019

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