About LCH

The Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities is an organization of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary, humanistically oriented legal scholarship.

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About the Organization

The Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities is a global, interdisciplinary academic society dedicated to fostering humanities-oriented legal scholarship and teaching.  We bring together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, career stages, and geographical regions.  LCH is deeply committed to creating equitable and inclusive spaces that sustain and promote colleagues whose work embodies and forwards anti-subordination principles and practices.

Founded in 1997, LCH convenes annual meetings and sponsors a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, Law, Culture, and the Humanities.  At our annual meetings, scholars hailing from across the globe engage in conversations about law from a wide variety of humanities-oriented disciplinary perspectives.  We confer a number of prizes to recognize the best scholarship in our field.  To support and promote younger law and humanities scholars, we also organize an annual Graduate Student Workshop, which provides graduate students an intimate venue in which to discuss their research projects with senior scholars in the field.

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Organizing Committee

President

SIMON STERN

Law and English, University of Toronto

Editor, Law, Culture and Humanities Journal

AUSTIN SARAT

Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College

Secretary

Sara Ramshaw

Law, University of Victoria

LISTSERV Moderator

SUSAN HEINZELMAN

English and Women’s Studies, University of Texas

2024 Host Committee Chair

Julen Etxabe

Law , University of British Columbia

organizing committee members

Susanna Blumenthal,

Law and History, University of Minnesota Law School

ruth buchanan,

Osgoode Hall Law School

Bennett Capers,

Fordham Law School

SAMERA ESMEIR,

Rhetoric, Berkeley

Sora Han,

University of California – Irvine

Hyo Yoon Kang,

Law, University of Warwick

Elena Loizidou,

Birkbeck School of Law

Naomi Mezey,

Georgetown Law School

Ravit reichman,

English, Brown University

Jill Stauffer,

Haverford College

Treasurer

daniel lachance

History, Emory University

Web & Communications

GENEVIEVE R. PAINTER

Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University

2024 Program Committee co-Chairs

Ruth Buchanan

Osgoode Hall Law School

Catherine Evans

Criminology, University of Toronto

Graduate Workshop Committee co-Chairs

MARK ANTAKI

Law, McGill University

Sara Ramshaw

Law, University of Victoria

Awards Committee

Susanna Blumenthal (chair)

Law and History, University of Minnesota Law School

Samera Esmeir

Rhetoric, Berkeley

Past Presidents

2020-2023

Martha M. Umphrey

Amherst College

2016-2019

Karl Shoemaker

University of Wisconsin

2013-2016

James Martel

San Francisco State University

2010-2013

Linda Ross Meyer

Quinnipiac University

2007-2010

Keith Bybee

Syracuse University

2004-2007

Susan Sage Heinzelman

University of Texas, Austin

2000-2004

Austin Sarat

Amherst College