Socio-legal news

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New for week ending 17 September 2021


International Safe Abortion Day: Equality of access and the telemedical imperative – book launch event, Durham Law School and online

Life after Lockdown: Moving forwards in the family courts, online from Support through Court

Supporting the Next Generation: ECR journal publishing Q&A, online fro Global Policy Next Generation

Book Discussion: From the Colonial to the Contemporary: Images, iconography, memories, and performances of law in India’s High Courts, online from Jawaharlal Nehru University

Book Symposium: Metaphors of Confinement – The prison in fact, fiction and fantasy, online from QMUL

Immigration Law and Policy: Border control and migrant deaths, online from Humboldt University, Berlin

Dr Lawrence McNamara: Researching for change – having an impact on policy and practice, online workshop from Humboldt University, Berlin

Menstruation: Sharing experiences from the global north and south, British Academy, London and online

SLSA events and co-sponsored events

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference, online and Lisbon, Portugal: submissions now open NEW

Decolonising the Criminal Question: Colonial legacies, contemporary problems, online: places now available for a limited number of attendees

Doing Socio-Legal Research in a Pandemic: How, why, when, where?, online SLSA one-day conference

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


From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Liability: A socio-legal study of corporate liability in global value chains by Anna Aseeva: 20% discount available 

International Journal for the Semiotics of Law: call for papers for special issue

Queering Asylum in Europe: Legal and social experiences of seeking international protection on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity by C Danisi et al

JRF Briefing: What's causing structural racism in housing?


British Academy Funding Call: COVID-19 recovery – building future pandemic preparedness and understanding citizen engagement in the G7

British Academy Funding Call: Just transitions within sectors and industries globally

British Academy: Talent development awards – call for applications

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants: call for applications

Leverhulme Trust funding rounds currently open

British Academy Virtual Knowledge Frontiers Symposium: What is a good city? Call for applications 


Lecturer/senior lecturer, Australian National University, College of Law: multiple vacancies 


Lecturer/senior lecturer, Australian National University, College of Law: multiple vacancies 

The ANU College of Law invites applications from forward-thinking academics who are ready to thrive in one of the world’s best law schools. See website for details. Closing date: 26 September 2021.

AHRC New Generation Thinkers scheme: open for applications

Apply to develop and record programmes for the BBC as part of the New Generation Thinkers scheme. See website for details. Closing date: 23 September 2021.

UCI Global Scholars Early Career Fellowships, UCI Global Studies Conference, University of California, Irvine 

Early career scholars that are doing critical interdisciplinary research on pressing global issues are encouraged to apply for a fellowship to attend the 3rd Annual UCI Global Studies Conference. The conference will be on 21 and 22 January 2022 and will be hosted by the Department of Global and International Studies at the University of California Irvine. See website for details. Closing date: 1 October 2021.

Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor Scheme: call for applications

Applications are invited for this scheme which enables UK institutions to invite an eminent researcher from overseas to enhance the skills and knowledge of the academic staff and/or students. See website for details. Next closing date: 7 October 2021.


Consultations, inquiries and surveys

Can you help a team at the Oxford Centre for Socio-legal studies support people attending hearings online?

A team at the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal studies, led by Linda Mulcahy, has been funded by the ESRC to help develop some short introductory films for tribunal users who are due to appear in court online. The team are working in partnership with HMCTS on this project. They have developed a short pilot film aimed at helping members of the public and are in the process of testing it out with as many people as possible in the hope of better meeting the information needs of lay users. Do you have 15 mins to watch the film and give the team some feedback?

The film and survey are accessible via this link

If you know of anyone else who may be interested in taking part, then please feel free to circulate the survey to them as well.

For more information or to discuss this project with me or another member of our project team, then please don’t hesitate to get in contact with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. Thanks for your help! 


Other announcements

Around the Kitchen Table with the Care Collective: a conversation about The Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence

This is the first in a Read and Resist series 'The Care Mixtape' featuring the Care Collective (Prof Lynne Segal, Prof Jo Littler, Prof Catherine Rottenberg, Dr Jamie Hakim and Dr Andreas Chatzidakis) discussing how they conceptualise and 'live' care, interdependence and solidarity. This conversation centres on their recently published book The Care Manifesto: The politics of interdependence (Verso 2020). View the conversation here.

Graduate Seminar Series, Centre for the Study of Women’s and Gender Studies Warwick: call for abstracts

The Centre for the Study of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Warwick would like to invite postgraduate students from any institution working in gender and women’s studies or any related field to present at the Graduate Student Seminar Series for the coming academic year 2021/2022. See announcement for details. Call closes: 31 August 2021.

British Institute of Comparative International and Comparative Law: training programme announced

The British Institute of Comparative International and Comparative Law (BIICL) provides training that combines world leading research with an applied perspective. The courses are designed to enable legal practitioners, government officials, students, academics, and civil society organisations to gain expert insights and to deepen their knowledge in areas of international law. For autumn 2021, BIICL has expanded its programme of short courses to bring a wider range of international law topics to participants from across the world. Each course is convened and taught by international experts from BIICL’s own team in collaboration with external partners, combining academic expertise with practical experience in these fields of law. See the website for details of all the short courses, starting with the Law of the Sea on 22 September and International Trade Law on 1 October.


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