From the 2006 News Archive
Adjunct Professor Joel Grossman honored at Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Adjunct Professor Joel B. Grossman
will be recognized for his many contributions to the fields of American constitutional law and political science during the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting on July 6-9, 2006 in Baltimore.
A recipient of the 2005 American Political Science Association Law & Courts Lifetime Achievement Award, Professor Grossman is an adjunct member of the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law, teaching a Comparative Constitutional Law seminar and a Supreme Court seminar. He is also a Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, and has taught Political Science and Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been chair of the political science departments at both Wisconsin and Hopkins, served as Editor of Law & Society Review
, and is a former Chair of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American constitutional law and the Supreme Court. Most recently he co-edited The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court
Two papers will be presented at panels on Saturday, July 8 that specifically deal with Professor Grossman's areas of expertise. The papers, "Constitutional Courts in Political Context," and "Power, Discretion and Behavior in Legal Culture," will be discussed by members of the Association. Attendees will then join Professor Grossman and the panelists at a dinner in his honor.
The Law and Society Association is a group of scholars from many fields and countries, interested in the place of law in social, political, economic and cultural life. Members bring training in law, sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology, economics, and history as well as in other related areas to the study of sociolegal phenomena. Founded in 1964, the Association publishes the Law & Society Review
, sponsors annual conferences and educational workshops, and fosters the development of academic programs in law and society around the world.