2017–2018 Event Details

Book Talk – Why Children Follow the Rules with Tom Tyler and Rick Trinkner

Thursday, April 5, 2018. 6:10 – 7 PM, Yale Law School Room 122

Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library and the Justice Collaboratory for a Book Talk with Tom R. Tyler and his co-author Rick Trinkner on their new book, Why Children Follow Rules: Legal Socialization and the Development of Legitimacy. The event will take place on Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:10 – 7:00pm, SLB 122. Legal socialization is the process by which children and adolescents acquire their law related values, attitudes, and reasoning capacities. Such values and attitudes, in particular legitimacy, underlie the ability and willingness to consent to laws and defer to legal authorities that make legitimacy based legal systems possible. By age eighteen a person's orientation toward law is largely established, yet legal scholarship has largely ignored this process in favor of studying adults and their relationship to the law.


Legal Socialization Conference

Saturday, April 7, 2018. 8 AM – 4 PM, Yale Law School, Room 120             

RSVP by Friday, March 30th to: [email protected]

Please join us for a conference on legal socialization featuring speakers including JC members – Ben Justice, Tracey Meares and Yael Granot. Panels on schools and legal authorities are planned. Preliminary agenda is located here: https://law.yale.edu/legal-socialization-conference. Lunch will be served.




Screening: Milwaukee 53206 (2016)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018. 6:10 PM – 8 PM, Yale Law School Levinson Auditorium

MILWAUKEE 53206 chronicles the lives of those living in the ZIP code that incarcerates the highest percentage of black men in America, up to 62%. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, we witness the high toll that excessive jail sentencing takes on individuals and families that make up the community. The film examines Milwaukee’s ZIP code 53206 to illuminate the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily effects of unjust and long jail sentences.




Book Talk – Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Window Policing with Issa Kohler-Hausmann and Monica Bell

Wednesday, April 12, 2018. 5:10 PM – 6 PM, Yale Law School Room 129

A discussion with Issa Kohler-Hausmann ’08 on her latest book, Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in an Age of Broken Window Policing. Commentary provided by Monica Bell ’09. Misdemeanorland provides an in-depth look at the consequences of New York City’s dramatically expanded policing of low-level offenses.