Founded in 2007, the Center for Institutional and Social Change undertakes multi-method, collaborative research projects with innovative institutions and individuals pursuing full participation and institutional citizenship goals, within and across specific institutional settings. Our research methodology includes qualitative and participatory action research, surveys, network and stakeholder mapping, and collaborative inquiry.
The Center facilitates strategic visioning and mapping work with groups, institutions and networks involved in advancing full participation and that seek to broaden their impact and build their capacity to participate in institutional and systems change. Strategic visioning provides a collaborative, multi-level systems framework for designing and assessing programs and initiatives, and produces collective vision, narratives, language, strategies, and metrics designed to enable lasting impact. The mapping process identifies strategic opportunities for institutional change by identifying the “action arenas” where the interest, need, collaborative leadership, and leverage points converge.
Equality and the Forms of Justice, Susan Sturm
Lawyers and the Practice of Workplace Equity, Susan Sturm
Learning from Conflict: Reflections on Teaching About Race and Gender, Susan Sturm and Lani Guinier
The Future of Affirmative Action: Reclaiming the Innovative Deal, Susan Sturm and Lani Guinier
Where Will Women Lawyers Be in 25 Years?, Frances E. Bivens, Joan Guggenheimer, Nancy Northrup, Susan Sturm, and Judith Reinhardt Thoyer
Linked Fate: Justice and the Criminal Legal System During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Susan P. Sturm, Faiz Pirani, Hyun Kim, Natalie Behr, and Zachary D. Hardwick
International Union, U.A.W. v. Johnson Controls: The History of Litigation Alliances and Mobilization to Challenge Fetal Protection Policies, Caroline Bettinger-Lopez and Susan P. Sturm
The Law School Matrix: Reforming Legal Education in a Culture of Competition and Conformity, Susan P. Sturm and Lani Guinier