People

The Center for Law, Society, and Justice is the institutional home of the Legal Studies Program and the Criminal Justice Certificate Program.

The faculty of the Center for Law, Society and Justice come from a wide variety of disciplines. Many faculty have a primary affiliation with a tenure granting unit such as Law, History, Political Science, or Sociology.

The Core Faculty teach a combination of disciplinary courses with a law focus and courses specifically designed to be interdisciplinary. Their teaching includes the gateway courses in the Legal Studies curriculum (Legal Studies 131 and 217) and the Legal Studies core perspectives courses. Core Faculty members participate in curricular design and course development activities, set policies for students in the Center programs, and provide guidance to academic staff.

In addition to the Core Faculty, a number of Affiliated Faculty teach a variety of disciplinary courses that have a law or legal institution focus.

Core and Affiliated Faculty and Staff

Dustin Brown

Position title: Legal Research & Writing Lecturer, Law

Email: dustin.brown@wisc.edu

Michael Caldwell

Position title: Senior Lecturer, Psychology and Senior Staff Psychologist

Email: mfcaldwell@wisc.edu

Pajarita Charles

Position title: Assistant Professor, Social Work

Email: paja.charles@wisc.edu

Patricia Coffey

Position title: Faculty Associate, Psychology

Email: pcoffey@wisc.edu

Joseph Conti

Position title: Associate Professor, Sociology

Email: jconti@ssc.wisc.edu

Martine Delannay

Position title: Program Administrator, CLSJ

Email: mcdelannay@wisc.edu

Anuj Desai

Position title: Voss Bascom Professor of Law

Email: cdesai@wisc.edu

John Eason

Position title: Associate Professor, Sociology

Email: jeason2@wisc.edu

Howard S. Erlanger

Position title: Emeritus Professor, Law and Sociology

Email: erlanger@ssc.wisc.edu

Ralph Grunewald

Position title: Assistant Professor, English

Email: grunewald@wisc.edu

Kathryn Hendley

Position title: William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science

Email: khendley@wisc.edu

Kiara Hibler

Position title: Senior Instructional Specialist, CLSJ

Email: khibler@wisc.edu

Alexandra Huneeus

Position title: Professor, Law

Email: huneeus@wisc.edu

Richard Keyser

Position title: Senior Lecturer, CLSJ

Email: rkeyser@wisc.edu

Liane Kosaki

Position title: Assistant Dean

Email: liane.kosaki@wisc.edu

Carolyn Lesch

Position title: Program Administrator, CLSJ, Emeritus

Email: carolyn.lesch@wisc.edu

Michael Light

Position title: Associate Professor, Sociology

Email: mlight@ssc.wisc.edu

Michael Massoglia

Position title: Professor, Sociology

Email: mmassoglia@wisc.edu

Josh Mayers

Position title: Senior Instructional Specialist, CLSJ

Email: jbmayers@wisc.edu

Ion Meyn

Position title: Assistant Professor, Law

Email: meyn@wisc.edu

Melanie Murchison

Position title: Lecturer, CLSJ

Email: mmurchison@wisc.edu

Julie Poehlmann-Tynan

Position title: Professor, HDFS

Email: julie.poehlmanntynan@wisc.edu

Jordan Rosenblum

Position title: Professor, Center for Jewish Studies and Religious Studies

Email: jrosenblum@wisc.edu

Alan Rubel

Position title: CLSJ Director, Associate Professor, iSchool

Email: arubel@wisc.edu

Jonathan Scharrer

Position title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Law

Email: jonathan.scharrer@wisc.edu

Mitra Sharafi

Position title: Associate Professor, Law

Email: sharafi@wisc.edu

Karl Shoemaker

Position title: Professor, History

Email: kbshoemaker@wisc.edu