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Call for Membership: The Law and Social Sciences Research Network

We would like to invite you to join the Law and Social Sciences Research Network anchored currently at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, New Delhi.

The Law and Social Sciences Research Network (LASSnet), which is hosted at lassnet.blogspot.com<http://lassnet.blogspot.com>, was constituted to map the field of Law and Social Sciences in South Asia. The network started with 14 people in conversation at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU in December 2007. The network has grown to over 210 members in a year and a half. This was the first time this virtual community met. In many ways, the energy that each person brought to the conference signalled the consolidation of the academic and political interest in situating interdisciplinarity at the heart of the study of law, society and politics.

The inaugural Law and Social Sciences Research Network (LASSnet) Conference held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, January 8-11 2009 marked the coming of age of the law and social science research community in India. The conference was organised by the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU, with support from the Ford Foundation, New Delhi and the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle. The conference was held over four days where over a hundred papers were presented in 35 panels spread over seven sessions [see www.lassnet.org<http://www.lassnet.org/> and lassnet.blogspot.com<http://lassnet.blogspot.com>].

The next LASSnet conference will be hosted by the Alternative Law Forum and Centre for Study of Culture and Society in Bangalore. The network continues to be anchored at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance. If you wish to be part of the LASSnet community, please write to: lassnet@gmail.com<mailto:lassnet@gmail.com>