David Lieberman

David Lieberman and Lauren Edelman Remember Philip Selznick

UC Berkeley News, June 16, 2010 by Andrew Cohen

“The Berkeley community lost one of its post-war academic giants, whose scholarship and leadership helped shape the theory and sociology of organizations and transform the social study of law,” said David Lieberman, professor at UC Berkeley School of Law and a close colleague of Selznick’s.

According to Edelman, Selznick emphasized law as a realm of moral values that necessarily shape the character of private as well as public governance. “His legacy is even greater,” she said, “because with Dean Kadish he created the (JSP) program and undergraduate Legal Studies major, which have been emulated by major universities all over the globe.”