Institute for Legal Studies


The Institute for Legal Studies acts as a catalyst and facilitator for scholarly work on sociolegal topics carried out by law faculty and their collaborators. It provides support for the Legal History Program, sponsors faculty workshops on works-in-progress, professional development, and research methods, and organizes guest lectures, symposia and conferences. The Institute hosts two biennial signature events: the Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History and the Midwest Law and Society Retreat.

It currently hosts four events regularly: Ideas & Innovations speaker series and the junior faculty series (sponsored by the Dean's Office), Law & Society speaker series and Wednesday workshop series. In addition, it hosts the Law and Society Graduate Fellows program. For details, please see ILS History


Staff, Fellows, Visiting Scholars & Affiliated Faculty


Lectures, Workshops & Conferences


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