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


Chair: Ronit Dinovitzer, University of Toronto 2020
Chair-Elect: Shauhin Ahmadi Talesh, University of California, Irvine 2020
Past Chair: Sandra R. Levitsky, University of Michigan 2020
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Steven A. Boutcher, Law and Society Association 2021
Student Representative: Tania Lopez DoCarmo, University of California-Irvine 2020

Section Council

Sarah Brayne, University of Texas at Austin 2020
Elizabeth Chiarello, Saint Louis University 2020
Trevor Alexander Hoppe, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2020
Elizabeth H. Gorman, University of Virginia 2021
Armando Lara-Millan, University of California - Berkeley 2021
Mary R. Rose, University of Texas 2021

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