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New for week ending 14 January 2022

Events

A Modern Bill of Rights?: online JUSTICE members' event

Too Big to Convict? Corporate criminal liability – challenges and solutions, online hosted by University of Derby: call for papers

The Future of Copyright in the Age of Artificial Intelligence – Book launch, online hosted by University of Essex

The Politics of Rights and Southeast Asia, online from Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Problematising Children’s Rights – Insights from Israel/Palestine, online from Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Legal Aid Without Lawyers: How Boston’s nonlawyers delivered and shaped justice for the poor, 1878–1922: online from Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Finding the True Convert: Tensions between church and state in asylum appeal hearings based on conversion to Christianity: online from Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): A multidisciplinary approach to the presentation, investigation and prosecution: online event in Clinical Legal and Forensic Medicine series

SLSA events and co-sponsored events 

SLSA York 2022: call for posters: extended and early bird registration open

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference

Mental Capacity in the Context of Sexual Relationships and Intimacy, Keele University

Publications

British Academy: call for proposals: publishing in the 'Proceedings of the British Academy'

Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies: 'Participant observation, internet ethnography and the lurking researcher' by Francesca Uberti

Vacancies

Sussex Law School: five lecturers and one senior lecturer

University teacher in international human rights law, University of Sheffield

Journal of Law and Society Chair in Socio Legal Studies, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University

The Law Teacher: Policy and Education Developments Editor: deadline extended to Monday 31 January 2022 

The Law Teacher: Social Media Editor: deadline extended to Monday 31 January 2022


Vacancies

Sussex Law School: five lecturers and one senior lecturer

Applications are invited for these six permanent posts:

For a confidential discussion about any of these roles please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Closing date for all posts: 8 February 2022.

University teacher in international human rights law, University of Sheffield

Applications are invited for this fixed-term post in the Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Law. See website for details.

Journal of Law and Society Chair in Socio Legal Studies, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University

Applications are invited for this Chair in socio-legal studies at the School of Law and Politics. The successful candidate will also have a leading role on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law and Society (JLS). See website for details. Closing date: 27 January 2022. For general enquiries contact HOD of law, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For enquiries re the JLS, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Six research associate/fellow posts, Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre, Universities of Leeds and York

Applications are invited for these five-year fixed-term post based in Leeds and York. See University of Leeds and University of York websites for details and Leeds and York job descriptions. Closing date: 27 January 2022.

JUSTICE Scotland fellowship: Scotland-based working from home 

Applications are invited for this part-time paid position. See website for details. Closing date: 23 January 2022.

The Law Teacher: Policy and Education Developments Editor: deadline extended to Monday 31 January 2022

Applications are invited for this roll on the The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education. See announcement for full details. 

The Law Teacher: Social Media Editor: deadline extended to Monday 31 January 2022

Applications are invited for this roll on the The Law Teacher: The International Journal of Legal Education. See announcement for full details. 

Law Commissioner and Lawyer Diversity Work Shadowing Scheme: call for applications

For the law to be effective, it must be representative of the communities it covers. Therefore, the Law Commission is keen to look to as broad and diverse a pool of talent as possible to to find commissioners and lawyers of the future. The Law Commission is now offering diversity work shadowing schemes to those who may not previously have considered a career as a lawyer or Commissioner. See website for full details and application forms.

Four fellowships in interdisciplinary legal studies, Baldy Center for Law and Sociay Policy, Buffalo, NY 

Applications are invited for these fellowships for the 2022/23 academic year. See website for details. Closing date: 2 February 2022

Baldy Center Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies 2022–2023

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo School of Law, New York State, plans to award up to four fellowships to scholars pursuing important topics in law, legal institutions, and social policy. See webpage for details. Closing date: 2 February 2022.

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Consultations, inquiries and surveys

Sentencing Council: Terrorism Offences Consultation

The Sentencing Council has just published a consultation paper on the sentencing of terrorism offences. See website for details. Closing date: 11 January 2021.

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Other announcements

Sentencing Council New Strategy: The next five years

The Sentencing Council is launching a new strategy that will shape its work for the next five years. The strategy follows a public consultation that asked what the Council’s objectives should be for the coming years and how it should balance its priorities within the resources it has at its disposal.

The strategy identifies five objectives that will be the Council’s main priorities and the actions it will take to achieve them. Developing and revising guidelines will continue to be the core of the Council’s work. It will build on the evidence that underpins the guidelines, work to improve understanding of effectiveness of sentencing and extend its efforts to strengthen public confidence by providing more opportunities for people to find out about sentencing and how it works.

Consistent with one very strong message received from consultees, the Council has also made a commitment to place equality and diversity at the heart of all its work.

Alongside the strategy, the Council has published a response to the consultation, which sets out the Council’s thinking and the rationale behind the five objectives.

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.

‘Vulnerable Accused’: Monthly online 'work-in-progress' group

A work-in-progress group focusing on the ‘Vulnerable Accused’ convenes once a month via Zoom. Individuals can present a paper/chapter/book proposal, a grant proposal or findings from their research. It is a relatively informal group which encourages supportive discussion. Anyone interested in being added to the mailing list should email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 7 November 2021 to keep up to date and to receive invites to sessions.

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