Legal Geography Specialty Group

What is legal geography?

As a sub-field of human geography, legal geography is not just focused on legal institutions, or on the specialized knowledge of cases, claims, principles, strategies, and reasoning. Legal geography explores legal practices and representations across ever-changing spaces, environments, cultures, states and economies. Such a perspective is as broad a view of the world as any other sub-field of geography, advancing dynamic and theoretically varied contributions to the rest of geography and to the interdisciplinary field of law-and-society studies. While the legal geography scholarship in English has not been without limits, this literature has become increasingly sophisticated and theoretically rich, spanning disciplinary, national, and institutional boundaries.

AAG 2024 Happenings

If you are attending AAG, please mark your calendars for the following LGSG highlights (all times local to Hawai'i):

LGSG Keynote Lecture featuring Dr. Mari Matsuda

Date: 4/17/2024

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:20 PM 

Room: 315 (Moloka`i), Third Floor, Hawai'i Convention Center

LGSG business meeting

Date: 4/18/2024

Time: 7:20 AM - 8:40 AM 

Room: 317B (Kaho`olawe), Third Floor, Hawai'i Convention Center

Graduate Voices in the Lawscape

Date: 4/19/2024

Time: 7:20 AM - 8:40 AM 

Room: 320 (`Emalani), Third Floor, Hawai'i Convention Center (hybrid/streamed)

All LGSG-sponsored sessions can be seen at this link. 

We will also have a social get-together with drinks and snacks at 6:30 pm on April 17 after Rebecca Lave's Presidential Plenary, at Maui Brewing Co. Come hang out with Legal Geography friends and colleagues! 

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