Decolonising the curriculum
Towards Anti-racist Legal Pedagogy: A resource
This resource is aimed at assisting teachers to develop anti-racist pedagogy in their teaching in five of the six foundation subjects currently required for a qualifying law degree. The research was led by Dr Suhraiya Jivraj, Kent University, and funded by the SLSA.
The resource is available as a free download on the University of Kent website.
Review of a selection of socio-legal journals conducted by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford
In the hope that it will be of value to colleagues within the socio-legal community the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS) has recently undertaken a review of six major socio-legal journals from 2005–2020. The goal of the exercise was to identify socio-legal scholarship that touches upon issues of ethnicity, discrimination, race, colour, intersectionality, colonialism, diversity and critical race theory. This is intended as a resource for lecturers, researchers and students. This resource can be found on open access on the CSLS website.
Canterbury Christ Church University has launched its 'Closing Our Gap Framework' for the new academic year. The framework sets out its commitments and a clear roadmap for positve and lasting change to close the attainment gap for its Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students.
The full document sets out the three categories that students and staff have identified through a consultation process where change needs to be focused: namely culture, curriculum and community.
In addition, the university has launched a new initiaitive, 'Black History 365'. This is a long-term commitment to ensure that the university's Black community is celebrated and appreciated throughout the year, not just in October, and that Black History is very much a part of the history of our society.
See the website for further details.