Track | Sociology of Law


This track examines the transformations of social and economic regulations being either public or private. Its purpose is to investigate how law and its actors (professional as well as layperson) contribute to the production of norms at different scales (local, national, and international), and in various spheres (e.g. work and employment, family and sexuality, financial markets, firms, cities). The goal is to share analytical tools for the study of the social and legal rules making, its uses and interpretations in real-life situations, and people’s “consciousness of law”. This track will foster exchange among different perspectives, either belonging to the Law & Society approach, to the ethnography of public policy, to sociology of gender, to economic sociology or to professional relations.