The theme of legal pluralism entered anthropology from law, and it now circulates widely as a vibrant arena where anthropology, law, and other social science disciplines meet in theory and practice. For anthropologists, core issues include the means, ends, and stakes in people’s access to justice. For lawyers, legal pluralism tends to refer to state accommodations to minority interests.  The seminar will review the classic field shared by anthropologists and lawyers, as well as paths of controversy by which newer “constellations” of legal pluralism and interlegality have become productive sites of ethnographic research and interdisciplinary exchange.

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