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Latest from Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies: The Persistence of Collective Memory: Protecting and Preserving Protest Art through Law

Judging Your Future: Newsletter of the Judicial Appointments Commission


The Future of High-Cost Credit by Jodi Gardner: 20% discount available

Published by Hart, this book proposes a new way of thinking about the controversial and complex challenges associated with the regulation of high-cost credit, specifically payday lending by exploring the theoretical grounding, policy initiatives and interdisciplinary perspectives associated with high-cost credit. The problems with debt extend far beyond the legal sphere, and the findings will therefore be of interest to many other academic disciplines, as well as for those working in public policy and ‘the third sector’. Use code GLR T5TUK for UK orders and GLR T5TUS for US orders to get 20% off. See website for details.

The Constitutional Legitimacy of Law Officers in the United Kingdom by Conor McCormick: 20% discount available

Published by Hart,this book provides a detailed account of each law officer’s functions and draws on that account as the basis for a broader conceptual analysis of their constitutional legitimacy. The constitutional legitimacy of law officers has been questioned repeatedly in recent years, on account of recurring controversies surrounding the discharge of their varied functions. This book argues that the most persuasive framework for analysing the offices which make up this diverse regime involves concentrating on the constitutional values of independence, accountability and trust which underpin it. Use code GLR T5TUK for UK orders and GLR T5TUS for US orders to get 20% off. See website for details.

Quiet Revolutionaries: The Married Women's Association and Family Law by Sharon Thompson: 25% discount available

Published by Bloomsbury, this book tells the untold story of the Married Women's Association. Unlike more conventional histories of family law, which focus on legal actors, it highlights the little-known yet indispensable work of a dedicated group of life-long activists. Formed in 1938, the Married Women's Association took reform of family property law as its chief focus. The name is deceptively innocuous, suggesting tea parties and charity fundraisers, but in fact the MWA was often involved in dramatic confrontations with politicians, civil servants, and Law Commissioners. The Association boasted powerful public figures, including MP Edith Summerskill, authors Vera Brittain and Dora Russell, and barrister Helena Normanton. They campaigned on matters that are still being debated in family law today. See website for details. Use code BTU22UK for 25% discount until 9 October 2022.

Combined Academic Publishers: 25% discount on selected publications until 20 September 2022

Combined Academic Publishers are offering SLSA members a 25% discount on a selection of publications until 20 September 2022. See website for details.



The Age of Human Rights Journal: call for papers

The Age of Human Rights is an online open-acccessed peer-reivewed journal published by the Universidad de Jaén, Spain. The journal is moving towards a continuous publication model in 2023 and is currently open for submissions. See website for details.


Blogs and other online resources

Journal of Law and Society: new website launched

The Journal of Law and Society is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website. This website was born out of a desire to provide the socio-legal community with a dynamic repository of resources and opportunities, as well as to improve the transparency and accessibility of academic publishing in socio-legal studies. As such, it will feature a range of information, interviews, discussions and public events which are curated through the Journal's close relationship with the Centre of Law and Society, an international research hub for socio-legal studies which also shares its home at Cardiff University. The launch of the website also marks the inauguration of JLS Conversations, a unique and prestigious online space in which socio-legal scholars are exploring ideas and engaging in further debate beyond the Journal; challenging assumptions and pushing the boundaries of socio-legal studies in the ways that JLS authors have been doing for nearly 50 years.

AHRC Blog: Investing in impact

AHRC's Associate Director, Paul Meller, reflects on the AHRC's investment in its first impact acceleration grants. Read the blog on the UKRI website for further details.

AHRC Blog: How AHRC is creating opportunities in law 

In this blog Ambreena Manji and Jaideep Gupte set out the AHRC's ambition to create opportunities in law and explain how these will help deliver the AHRC's strategic vision. Read the blog on the UKRI website for further details.

New AHRC Opportunities Blog

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has published the first in a new series of blogs that will share upcoming opportunities with the community.

SAFI Blog: call for contributions

The Editors of the SAFI blog are looking for contribution. They invite contributions from different disciplines which engage with legal theory, legal philosophy, normativity, or reflect on current social and political issues relating to women. They welcome papers, which are philosophically, politically and socially informed as well as contributions reflecting on empirical studies. Please send abstracts (500 words max) or draft manuscripts (1500-3000 words) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Articles can be written in English or German and will be posted on the SAFI website. Calls and information for the SAFI newsletter are also welcome.

 Latest from Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies Blog 

Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies is a blog by the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies welcoming perspectives on methods and cutting-edge research from across the socio-legal field. 

The Persistence of Collective Memory: Protecting and Preserving Protest Art through Law

In this week’s Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies, Assistant Professor Hamsini Marada argues for the role of protest art as a form of collective memory and the implications of its censorship. Read the full blog post here, which is published as part of the blog’s Borderlands section.

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The blog always welcomes submissions providing analysis of recent socio-legal research, methodological issues, ethical issues, and publications from around the globe: Frontiers can be found at Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies and on Twitter @OxfordCSLS.  



Judicial Appointments Commission latest news: including salaried and fee-paid legal vacancies

The Judicial Appointments Commission has published its latest 'Judging Your Future' newsletter.

Leverhulme Trust Funding Bulletin

See the latest bulletin for all funding news from the Leverhulme Trust.

Newsletter: Baldy Center, University at Buffalo

Read the spring 2022 edition of the Baldy Center magazine.

AHRC: latest newsletter 

The AHRC has published its latest newsletter for June 2022.

Nuffield Foundation: latest newsletter

Download the newsletter for the latest information from the Nuffield Foundation.

JUSTICE: latest newsletter

The latest information about JUSTICE in December 2021.

SAFI: Women's Law and Legal Theory Network: latest newsletter

The January 2022 issue of the SAFI Network Newsletter is now available. For regular SAFI updates, follow the network on Twitter.

SAFESOC latest newsletter

The £1.1m UKRI funded SAFESOC research project aims to reconceptualise prison regulation for safer societies. See the latest newsletter for updates.

Runnymede Trust: latest e-newsletter

The Runnymede Trust has just published it's latest newsletter. See webpage for details.

Foundation for Law, Justice and Society: latest newsletter

The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society's latest newsletter has been published. 




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