The editors of Law and Society Review have started this blog with the goal of facilitating broader dissemination of socio-legal research. We hope that this blog allows us to discuss scholarship and teach issues that may not make it to academic journals quickly. We invite everyone to contribute; we ask all authors to summarize their recent articles. The blog will also allow us to discuss the changing research environment. We’d like to hear more people contribute to pressing conversations around research and publishing. Many of us already have these conversations among smaller groups of scholars. A blog will allow a larger conversation with more participants and, we hope, a greater diversity of views. The questions to weigh in on are many. Professional associations and funding agencies occasion talk about the press for data access in both Europe and North America. What do you think about this issue, in every dimension from ethical to epistemological to administrative?
On to Lisbon: Liminal Moments in Law and Society David Trubek University of Wisconsin-Madison https://law.wisc.edu/profiles/dmtrubek In their excellent essay on the early history of the Law and Society field, Conversations in Law and Society: Oral Histories of the Emergence and Transformation of the Movement  , Morrill, Edelman, Morrill, Fang and Greenspan draw on oral interviews at the Berkeley Center for Law and Society (CLSA) to trace the early years of LSA. Reviewing talks with the founding generation, the authors show how, amidst the political and cultural turmoil of the 1960s, disparate strands of new thinking about law in the legal academy, social sciences, and humanities evolved into a new academic enterprise. In that liminal moment in the Sixties, when existing structures in the law and universities were being challenged and new legal and intellectual possibilities mooted, a small group of scholars from several disciplines banded together to create the Law a