Shauhin Talesh is Assistant Professor at UC Irvine School of Law. He also has joint appointments in Sociology and Criminology, Law & Society, and is currently the Director of the Law and Graduate Studies Program at UCI. Talesh is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work spans law, sociology, and political science. His research interests include the empirical study of law and business organizations, dispute resolution, consumer protection, insurance, and the relationship between law and social inequality. Talesh’s scholarship has appeared in multiple law and peer-reviewed social science journals including Law and Society Review and Law & Social Inquiry. His work has won multiple awards. Prior to working at UC Irvine, Talesh graduated from UCI in 1996 with a degree in Criminology, Law & Society. He then went to law school at the University of Connecticut and clerked for Justice Norcott of the Connecticut Supreme Court upon graduating. He then spent five years working as a business litigation attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP before pursuing his Ph.D at UC Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program.