Law is a social practice that actively shapes social coexistence. The Laws of Social Cohesion charts the manyfold ways in which the law affects social cohesion: How can it promote integration, inclusion and societal discourse? Where are the limits of its integrative capacity? To what extent does it prevent participation and drives society further apart? LSC is an interdisciplinary research endeavor at the intersection of law and the social sciences. It is a joint project of the Integrative Research Institute Law & Society (LSI) of Humboldt University, the Freie Universität Empirical Legal Studies Center (FUELS), and Humboldt University's research network Recht im Kontext.
New report published January 2023A report by LSC researchers Anja Kirsch and Philipp A. Thompson shows that German companies’ reporting on women and leadership positions is a useful signal to outside stakeholders of how serious companies are about gender equality. Read more
The Berlin Law and Society Institute (LSI) is the Humboldt University's centre for interdisciplinary socio-legal studies. The Institute aims to integrate the long tradition of German Sociology of Law with the international Law and Society research, and to supplement doctrinal legal thinking with the systematic inclusion of social science and the humanities.