Vice Dean Garth Receives 2019 LSA Harry J. Kalven Jr. Prize


Bryant Garth

UCI Law Vice Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law Bryant Garth is the recipient of the 2019 Law and Society Association Harry J. Kalven Jr. Prize. The prize recognizes a body of scholarly work “that has contributed most effectively to the advancement of research in law and society.” He will receive the award at the 2019 Law and Society Association Meeting on May 30, 2019, in Washington, DC.

Vice Dean Garth’s 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.

Vice Dean Garth is on the Executive Coordinating Committee of the “After the J.D.” project, the first longitudinal study of the legal profession, 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.

He received his Ph.D. in Law from the European University Institute, Florence and his J.D. from Stanford Law School. He holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University.