Welcome to the news section of the SLSA website. This area is divided into the following categories:
- Research and funding
- Consultations, inquiries and surveys
- Other announcements
New for week ending 20 May 2022
Law and Humanities Research Symposium, Open University, Milton Keynes: call for papers
COVID-19 and the Challenges of Ethical Trade-offs within and beyond Health, webinar from Institute of Applied Ethics, University of Hull
Too Big to Convict? Corporate Criminal Liability – Challenges and Solutions, online hosted by University of Derby
SCOTLIN Early Career Scholars Symposium, University of Edinburgh
Building Sustainable Language Rights Legislation: Reflections on the Northern Irish Landscape, Dublin City University
Jennifer Aston, 'Coverture, Trusts and the Matrimonial Causes Act 1857': Law and History Network: Summer 2022 Online Seminar Series
Digital by Default: Post Office Horizon System, Kent University: Saturday 21 May – spaces still available
British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law, online from Kent University
Third EU-POP Summer School, online and onsite at UCLan Cyprus: call for participants
SLSA events and co-sponsored events
Mental Capacity in the Context of Sexual Relationships and Intimacy, Keele University
Latest from Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies Blog: Professor Linda Mulcahy talks to Dr Roxana Willis about doing insider research
Jurisprudence of the Future: Science Fiction and the Legal Imaginary, Alex Green, Mitchell Travis and Kieran Tranter (eds): call for papers
Applications are invited for this three-year full-time post. See website for details. Closing date: 3 June 2022.
Applications are invited for this permanent full-time position. Please see website for details. Closing date: 12 June 2022.
Applications are invited for the following full-time posts:
- lecturer in Chinese law – closing date: 25 May 2022
- lecturer in criminology (two-year fixed term) – closing date: 26 May 2022.
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.
The Sentencing Council invites contributions to the above consultation. See website for details. Closing date: 1 August 2022.
The Sentencing Council invites contributions to the above consultation. See website for details. Closing date: 22 June 2022.
Submissions are invited for this prize awarded by the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. See website for details. Closing date: 31 May 2022.
Nominations are invited for this award for the best paper in the field of legal pluralism, to be presented at the Law and Society Association conference, Lisbon, Portugal 13–16 July 2022. See website for details. Closing date: 1 June 2022.
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.
David Cowan, currently Professor of Law and Policy at University of Bristol Law School, will be moving to Cardiff Law School in April 2023 to take up the post of Journal of Law and Society (JLS) Chair in Socio-Legal Studies. He joins the JLS Editorial Board with immediate effect. David Cowan, currently Professor of Law and Policy at University of Bristol Law School, will be moving to Cardiff Law School in April 2023 to take up the post of Journal of Law and Society (JLS) Chair in Socio-Legal Studies. He joins the JLS Editorial Board with immediate effect. Dave is a veteran member of the SLSA and served two terms as Vice Chair on the SLSA Executive Committee, as it then was (2002–04 and 2008–11). He is also editor of Palgrave’s Socio-Legal Studies series which has published around 40 titles since its launch in 2012. Dave said: “I’m delighted to be joining Cardiff Law School as the initial Journal of Law and Society Professor of Socio Legal Studies. It’s an exciting time for socio-legal studies and Cardiff is at the forefront. I look forward to contributing to its increasing success.” In 2020 Dave received the SLSA’s prestigious Award for Contributions to the Socio-Legal Community.
UCLan Cyprus is among the institutions across the globe selected to host a prestigious EU funded Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the years 2022–2025. The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is directed by Professor Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou, Professor of European Law and Reform and Head, School of Law of UCLan Cyprus. All the CROLEV Team would like to invite interested parties to follow its initial establishment and express an interest in staying informed. See announcement for details.
Watch the keynote from Professor Elisabeth Holzleithner, Professor for Legal Philosophy and Legal Gender Studies, Vienna University given on 26 May 2021.
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.