Philip Selznick (1919-2010) was a preeminent sociologist of his time. He is widely recognized for his major contributions to a number of fields, including general sociology, sociology of organizations, industrial sociology, sociology of law and moral sociology. He was a professor of sociology (and later a professor of law and sociology) at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1952 until his retirement in 1984. He founded the Center for the Study of Law and Society (in 1961) and the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program (in 1978) at UC Berkeley. The Law and Society Center and the JSP Program are still thriving and have, over the years, brought legions of students and scholars from all over the world to Berkeley.