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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Recent Work

The Institute for Legal Research (formerly the Earl Warren Legal Institute) at the University of California, Berkeley is a center for interdisciplinary law-related research and public service, which participates in a wide variety of projects to improve the understanding of the law and related social, economic, and political institutions. Professor Harry N. Scheiber serves as the director of the Institute. The Institute's program of conferences, lectures, and collaborative research projects focuses on constitutional law and history; criminal justice studies; and environmental law and policy. The Institute is also home to the Sho Sato Program in Japanese and U.S. Law, dedicated to the historical and contemporary comparative study of the Japanese and American legal systems, and the Law of the Sea Institute, a distinguished international organization of scholars and policy officials that has played a major part in the study of ocean law.