Comparative Law and Society Studies (CLASS) Center
Created by Michael McCann, professor and chair of the department of Political Science and acting director of the Society and Justice Program, the Comparative Law and Society Studies (CLASS) Center aims to promote interdisciplinary study of changing legal practices in local, national, and transnational contexts around the world. The new center will bring together pioneering scholars on the UW faculty within a new institutional infrastructure for the purpose of promoting new theorizing, research, and curriculum development regarding legal relations in the contemporary global context. This progressive agenda developed in this new venture differs dramatically from most existing law and society programs around the nation in its:
Three institutional components of the Center will advance this innovative intellectual agenda:
Building on existing strengths at the UW, the CLASS Center initiative will create the most innovative national program for the comparative study of law, societies, and justice in our changing world.
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Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
professor and chair, Department of Political Science
|Date Funded:||March 2000|