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American Bar Foundation Director Emeritus Receives 2019 LSA Harry J. Kalven Jr. Prize

June 14, 2019, ABF news

Bryant Garth, American Bar Foundation (ABF) Director Emeritus and University of California, Irvine Law Vice Dean and Distinguished Professor was awarded the 2019 Law and Society Association Harry J. Kalven Jr. Prize. Garth received the prize, which recognizes a body of scholarly work “that has contributed most effectively to the advancement of research in law and society,” at the 2019 Law and Society Association Meeting in Washington, DC.

Garth was the Director of the ABF from 1990 through 2004. He is on the Executive Coordinating Committee of the ABF’s After the J.D. research project, the first longitudinal study of the legal profession. He continues to be an Affiliated Research Professor for the ABF and chairs the advisory committee of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE). He also is co-director of the UCI Law Center for Empirical Research on the Legal Profession.

His scholarship focuses on the legal profession, the sociology of law, and globalization. Two of his books co-authored with Yves Dezalay, Dealing in Virtue (1996) and Asian Legal Revivals (2010), were given the Herbert Jacobs Award from the Law and Society Association as the best books in the field of Law and Society published that year. He also served as co-editor of the Journal of Legal Education from 2011-14.

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