UW 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