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: Sandra R. Levitsky, University of Michigan 2019
Chair-Elect: Ronit Dinovitzer, University of Toronto 2019
Past Chair: Rebecca L. Sandefur, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2019
Section Secretary/Treasurer: Shauhin Ahmadi Talesh, University of California, Irvine 2019
Student Representative: Talia Shiff, Northwestern University 2019

Section Council

Tianna S. Paschel, University of California - Berkeley 2019
Ashley T. Rubin, University of Toronto 2019
Kathryne M. Young, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 2019
Sarah Brayne, University of Texas at Austin 2020
Elizabeth Chiarello, Saint Louis University 2020
Trevor Alexander Hoppe, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2020

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