Shauhin Talesh

Professor of Law

Joint appointment in Law, and Criminology, Law & Society, and Sociology
Director, Law and Graduate Studies Program
Advisory Board Member and Faculty Affiliate, Center in Law, Society & Culture
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Organizational Research
Faculty Affiliate, Long U.S.-China Institute for Business & Law

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Expertise:

Civil procedure, consumer law, insurance, organizations, empirical legal studies, law and society

Background:

Professor Talesh is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work spans law, sociology, and political science. His research interests include the empirical study of law and business organizations, dispute resolution, consumer protection, insurance, and the relationship between law and social inequality.

Professor Talesh’s most recent empirical study addresses the intersection between organizations, risk, and consumer protection laws, focusing on private organizations' responses to and constructions of laws designed to regulate them, consumers' mobilization of their legal rights and the legal cultures of private organizations.

Professor Talesh’s scholarship has appeared in multiple law and peer-reviewed social science journals including Law and Society Review and has won multiple awards in Sociology, Political Science and Law & Society.

Current Courses:
Procedural Analysis
Prior Courses:

Multi- and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Law, Insurance Law & Policy, Health Law, Regulation & Compliance, Procedural Analysis, Advanced Writing: Law Review

Recent Publications

Prof. Talesh's Scholarly Papers on SSRN

Recent and Upcoming Events

  • October 2016:
    Invited Speaker, “Data Breach, Privacy and Cyber Liability Insurance: How Insurance Companies Act as ‘Compliance Managers’ for Businesses,” University of Minnesota Faculty Workshop
  • September 2016:
    Invited Speaker, “Data Breach, Privacy and Cyber Liability Insurance: How Insurance Companies Act as ‘Compliance Managers’ for Businesses,” University of California, Hastings Faculty Workshop
  • September 2016:
    Guest Speaker, Strategies for Success on the Law Job Market, UC Berkeley Workshop: Going on the Law Job Market, UC Berkeley
  • August 2016:
    Speaker, Professionalism in Law School and the Legal Profession, UCI Law Student Development Workshop, UC Irvine
  • June 2016:
    Invited Speaker, “Data Breach, Privacy, and Cyber Liability Insurance: How Insurance Companies Act as ‘Compliance Managers’ for Businesses,” Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, UC Berkeley
  • June 2016:
    Presenter, Author meets Reader: Jeb Barnes & Thomas F. Burke, “How Policy Shapes Politics,” Law and Society Association, New Orleans, LA
  • June 2016:
    Invited Speaker, “New Legal Realist Research: Integrating Scholarship and Teaching, Realist and Empirical Methods for Law: A Collaborative Research Network,” Law and Society Association, New Orleans, LA
  • April 2016:
    Invited Speaker, “Data Breach, Privacy, and Cyber Liability Insurance: How Insurance Companies Act as ‘Compliance Managers’ for Businesses,” Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy at DePaul Law School, Chicago, IL
  • April 2016:
    Invited Speaker, “Data Breach, Privacy, and Cyber Liability Insurance: How Insurance Companies Act as ‘Compliance Managers’ for Businesses,” Drexel Law School Faculty Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
  • February 2016:
    Panelist, “The Current State of Law & Society Research,” West Coast Law & Society Retreat, Irvine
  • September 2015:
    Guest Speaker, “A New Institutional Theory of Insurance,” Faculty Workshop, Indiana University, Center for Law, Society & Culture, Bloomington, IN
  • January 2015:
    Speaker, “Legal Intermediaries: How Insurance Companies Construct the Meaning of Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Laws,” UCI Socio–Legal Studies Workshop, UCI School of Law
  • January 2015:
    Invited Speaker, “Legal Intermediaries: How Insurance Companies Construct the Meaning of Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Laws,” American Association of Law Schools Conference, Washington D.C.
  • November 2014:
    Invited Speaker, “Manufacturing Consumer Protection Law: The Private Construction of Public Legal Rights,” UC Berkeley, Jurisprudence & Social Policy, Dissertation Colloquium, Berkeley
  • September 2014:
    Speaker, "Legal Intermediaries: How Insurance Companies Construct the Meaning of Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Laws," UC Berkeley Law School Faculty Workshop
  • Sept. 19, 2014:
    Organizer and Speaker, "Legal Intermediaries: How Insurance Companies Construct the Meaning of Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Laws," Conference on The Relationship Between Insurance and Legal Regulation: Normative, Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives, UCI Law
  • September 2014:
    Invited Speaker, "Legal Intermediaries: How Insurance Companies Construct the Meaning of Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Laws," Rutgers Law School Center for Risk and Responsibility Insurance Law Faculty Workshop, Camden, NJ
  • Aug. 29–30, 2014:
    Panelist, "Legal Intermediaries: How Insurance Companies Construct the Meaning of Compliance with Anti-Discrimination Laws," New Legal Realism 10th Anniversary Conference: Future Directions for Legal Empiricism, American Bar Foundation and UC Irvine School of Law, Irvine, CA
  • July 23, 2014:
    Presenter, “The Forms and Functions of Insurance,” Orange County Bar Association, Insurance Law Section, Newport Beach, CA
  • April 11, 2013:
    Guest Speaker, University of Pacific- McGeorge Law School
  • Jan. 25, 2013:
    Guest Speaker, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Jan. 6, 2013:
    Speaker, AALS conference, Law and Social Science Panel
  • April 13, 2012:
    Speaker, Business Law as Public Interest Law Symposium, UCI Law
  • Aug. 20, 2011:
    Presenting Paper, “How Organizations Shape the Meaning of Law,” American Sociological Association Conference

Recent Honors

  • Distinguished Teaching Award Nominee, UC Irvine School of Law, 2013-14; 2014-15
  • Best Graduate Student Paper, Law & Society Association (2011)
  • Best Graduate Student Paper, American Sociological Association, Sociology of Law (2011)
  • Best Graduate Student Paper, American Political Science Association, Law & Courts (2010)

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