Dear Everyone,

Many apologies for being offline and if we have missed any announcements sent to us.

Just to let you know that we are garnering several energies to plan the next edition of LASSnet in Delhi 2016. Details will follow in July or August. It would be great if LASSnet members also at the LSA meeting could come for this lunch to enable a conversation about the next LASSnet conference (details of the lunch venue below).

Here are the announcements for the month of May. Please keep writing to LASSnet.
All best,

1.      LSA, Seattle: Invitation to join the annual Collaborative Research Network (CRN) lunch at the Law and Society Association's upcoming meeting in Seattle, USA.
2.      LASSnet Authors: Surabhi Chopra and Prita Jha edited volume “On Their Watch: Mass violence and State apathy in India”.
Also do bookmark
·         Mitra Sharafi’s Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia Parsi Legal Culture, 1772–1947 (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
·         James Jaffe, Ironies of Colonial Governance Law, Custom and Justice in Colonial India (Cambridge 2015)
·         Pooja Parmar’s Claims, Histories, Meanings: Indigeneity and Legal Pluralism in India (NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015)
·         Srimati Basu’s, The Trouble with Marriage: Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India (University of California Press, 2015)
·         Sameena Mulla’s The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexual Assault Intervention (NYU Press, 2014)

LASSnet authors: please do share your book announcements with us. Thank you.
3.      Book Awards Announcement:
We are thrilled to announce that Mitra Sharafi is the winner of the J. Willard Hurst Award for the best book in socio-legal history published in the last two years.  Mitra will collect her prize at the Law and Society Association’s annual conference in Seattle on May 30.  The prize citation for Mitra’s fabulous book, Law and Identity in Colonial South Asia is at http://www.lawandsociety.org/prizes/2015_award_winners.html

 Please join us for the annual Collaborative Research Network (CRN) lunch at the Law and Society Association's upcoming meeting in Seattle, USA:
Joint Annual CRN Lunch for
CRN 15: British Colonial Legalities &
CRN 22: South Asia
When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 12.45pm-2.30pm

Where: Relish Burger Bistro in the Westin Seattle (LSA conference hotel)
1900 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA, ph. (206) 256-7600

No need to RSVP. 
The CRNs are unfunded efforts, so attendees will be asked to cover their own lunch bills
on a “Dutch treat” basis. Cash appreciated.

Mitra Sharafi • mitra.sharafi@wisc.edu • cell: (608) 354-9141
Rohit De • rohit.de@yale.edu • cell: (732) 221-3520
Pooja Parmar • Pooja.Parmar@carleton.ca
Please help us spread the word by forwarding this to anyone who may be interested.