Office of Research

Comparative Law and Societies Studies Center (CLASS)


The Comparative Law and Society Studies Center is committed to promoting interdisciplinary research and teaching as well as community service regarding law, justice, and human rights throughout the world. At its core, CLASS is a community of scholars who share a passion for an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex roles of law and rights in contemporary society.

Core Services Offered

Provides intellectual community for faculty and graduate students across campus interested in socio-legal dynamics, particularly in comparative perspectives

Reporting Structure:

Steve Herbert, Director, Department of Law, Societies, and Justice

Related UW Entities:

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Political Science, Department of Geography, Department of Sociology,
Jackson School of International Studies

Center Details

Director: Cichowski, Rachel
Location: Gowen Hall
Year Started: 2000
Administrator / Program Manager: Herbert, Steve
Administering College/School: College of Arts & Sciences 
P.I. Home Department: School of Law, Department of Law, Societies, and Justice 
Faculty Involvement: 22