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News 

Events

Asian Law and Society Association Annual Meeting 2022, Vietnam National University, Hanoi 

ISA World Congress of Sociology: Session on Transnational Queer Politics and Human Rights, Melbourne – call for papers

SLSA events and co-sponsored events 

Call for Papers: Abolition Feminism: Breaking Free from The Master’s Tools Workshop, online from Read and Resist 

Publications

Latest from Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies Blog: Judging and Emotions: A Socio-Legal Empirical Masterclass

Funding

AHRC: Research partnerships with indigenous researchers – call for applications

ESRC/AHRC: Large grants for ambitious research in the social sciences: outline stage – call for applications

British Academy funding call: Mid-career fellowships 2022–23 – call for applications

Vacancies

Research associate, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York

Lecturer in criminology, University of Sheffield

Research associate, Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield

Lecturer in law (education and research), University of Sussex

Law Society learning and development steering group: call for applications

Lecturer in modern slavery, University of Hull

Two lectureships and one senior lectureship in law, Queen's University Belfast

Lecturer in student well-being and legal education, University of Westminster

PhD Scholarship in Law, University of Birmingham

Consultations

Law Commission consultation on remote driving

Other

Call for nominations for Asian Law and Society Association’s awards and competitions

The Inspirational Women in Law Awards 2022: call for nominations 


Vacancies

Lecturer in criminology, University of Sheffield

Applications are invited for this full-time open-ended post: reference UOS033888. See website for details. Closing date: 19 August 2022.

Research associate, Centre for Criminological Research, University of Sheffield

Applications are invited for this fixed-term two-year post; reference UOS033780. See website for details. Closing date: 11 August 2022.

Lecturer in law (education and research), University of Sussex

Applications are invited for this 12-month fixed-term post. See website for details. Closing date: 10 August 2022. Start date as soon as possible.

Law Society learning and development steering group

The Law Society is inviting applications for a number of voluntary advisory roles on this new steering group. See website for details. Closing date: 31 August 2022.   

Lecturer in modern slavery, University of Hull

Applications are invited for this full-time permanent post. See website for details. Closing date: 5 August 2022.

Two lecturerships and one senior lecturership in law, Queen's University Belfast

Applications are invited for these full-time permanent posts. See website for details. Closing date: 8 August 2022.

Lecturer in student well-being and legal education, University of Westminster

Applications are invited for this full-time permanent post. See website for details. Closing date: 15 August 2022.

PhD Scholarship in Law, University of Birmingham

Applications are invited for this fully funded scholarship on the project: 'The lived legal experiences of those impacted by gambling harms: understanding encounters with law and regulation'. See website for details. Closing date: 19 August 2022.

Research associate, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York

Applications are invited for the above fixed-term full-time position. See website for details. Closing date: 12 August 2022

Lecturer in law, University of Sheffield 

Applications are invited for this open-ended full-time post in the School of Law. See website for details. Closing date: 3 August 2022.

Lecturer in law, Keele University: two posts

Applications are invited for these permanent posts in the School of Law. See website for details. Closing date: 1 August 2022.

PhD scholarships, University of Sheffield

Applications are invited for these full-time funded scholarships in the School of Law. See announcement for details. Closing date: 17 August 2022.

André Hoffmann Fellowships, Australian National University: call for applications

Applications are invited for two André Hoffmann full-time, two-year fellowships at ANU in Canberra, Australia. See website for details. Closing date: 1 August 2022.

Visiting fellows, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Lucerne

Applications are invited for this annual scheme at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. See website for details. Closing date: 30 September 2022.

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Consultations, inquiries and surveys

Law Commission consultation on remote driving

The Law Commission is currently inviting views on the published issues paper for this project. See website for details. Consultation closes: 2 September 2022.

Sentencing Council: Motoring offences consultation

The Sentencing Council is consulting on drafts of 12 new and revised sentencing guidelines for motoring offences. See websites for details. Closing date: 29 September 2022.

Sentencing Council: sale of knives etc to persons under 18

The Sentencing Council invites contributions to the above consultation. See website for details. Closing date: 24 August 2022.

Sentencing Council: Consultation on Animal Cruelty

The Sentencing Council invites contributions to the above consultation. See website for details. Closing date: 1 August 2022.

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Other announcements

Call for nominations for Asian Law and Society Association’s awards and competitions

Nominations are open for:

  • 2022 ALSA Distinguished Book Award
  • 2022 ALSA Distinguished Article Award
  • 2022 ALSA Graduate Student Article Award
  • 2022 Asian JLS-ALSA Graduate Student Paper Competition

Please see this link for a description of each category, eligibility criteria and nomination procedures. The deadline for all categories has been extended to 7 August 2022.

The Inspirational Women in Law Awards 2022: call for nominations

The Inspirational Women in Law Awards seek to identify individuals from across the legal profession who are leading the way in improving equality and diversity. The Awards recognise those who are excelling in their areas of practice and are working for the changes needed to ensure women working in the law are able to thrive. Please see call for nominations and website for details. Closing date: 29 September 2022.

Academic Support Network for Ukrainian students and scholars

The IVR section in Poland has prepared an Academic Support Network for Ukrainian students and scholars who work on legal and social philosophy. See website for details.

Children's Voices in Surrogacy: call for participants 

Dr Katherine Wade (University of Leicester), Dr Kirsty Horsey (University of Kent) and Ms Zaina Mahmoud (University of Exeter) are recruiting participants for an empirical study that collects the views of children aged 9–18 who were either born through surrogacy or are the children of surrogates. It includes focus groups, a conference panel and a 'Digital Art Wall'. Please see child-friendly website for details  and pass along to anyone/other networks who may be interested.

Participants needed for Compassion and Legal Academia PhD Study

Aysha Mazhar is a PhD candidate based at the School of Law at Keele University and is looking for legal academic participants who are currently working at a university law school in England or Wales for her doctoral study 'The Manifestations of Compassion in Legal Academia of England and Wales'.

In this research study, she is exploring the ways in which compassion can be manifested within legal academia with reference to legal education, legal research and in additional academic roles and responsibilities. For this study, she is asking for input from legal academics who currently work in university law schools based in England and Wales to fill out the survey.

At the end of the survey, the participants have the option whether to include their contact details for a follow up one-to-one online interview, which will take place on Microsoft Teams.

If you would like to participate, here is the link to the survey: https://forms.office.com/r/w4Ty8uhgbh. The closing date is Friday 30 September 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the research study, please contact Aysha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Academic Mentoring: Professor Didi Herman

Professor Didi Herman has retired from Kent Law School and is now offering confidential help to individuals and universities looking to improve scholarship for publication, mentoring, and the REF. See her website for details.

Professor Herman is now offering expert consultancy to law schools for advance preparation for REF 2027.

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