Welcome to the SLSA Blog

The “blogosphere” is not exactly struggling for academic blogs. There is a plethora of online content detailing academic research: some tied to existing associations, others set up and maintained by individual academics themselves.

This newly launched SLSA blog, however, seeks to make its own contribution to this crowded market of online discussion and debate. Building on the work of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, it is an academic blog focused exclusively on issues of interest to the socio-legal community.

There are three things we encourage our readers (you!) to do:

  1. Consider submitting a post: Information is available on the “Submit Content” page.
  2. Comment on an existing post: Take part in the discussion and give your view.
  3. Share this blog: Tell others and help us grow from this initial launch.

Finally, the blog editors and the SLSA committee would welcome any feedback going forward. Having just launched, we are keen to grow with both our SLSA members and any broader readership, and welcome comments, ideas and criticisms however big or small, on how we can best develop this online platform into something useful for the socio-legal community. If you have any suggestions, please email us at: blogeditors@slsa.ac.uk.

Thank you for visiting, and we hope you enjoy reading your posts.

The SLSA Blog Editors

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Fluctuating intensities: Thinking about gender through other socio-legal categories

July 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Flora Renz, Lecturer in Law, University of Kent How can we move beyond current contentious debates around the role of gender? Is it possible to (re)imagine gender within the legal sphere in a way that does not conceive it as either solely oppressive or purely self-determined? To address these questions I will draw on some [...]

Sound, Noise, Distinguish? The relationship between sound and intellectual property law

July 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

by Shane Burke, Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University Sound Sound, as noted by Brandon LaBelle, through its intrinsic nature ‘disrespects borders, thereby making explicit the intensity of territory.’ He also states that in our efforts to capture and commodify sound we engage in a profound process through which we ‘toy with the present, undo origin and [...]

Autonomy, Rights and Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in England and Scotland: Research Report Launched

June 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Neville Harris, Professor of Law, University of Manchester The Rights of Children with ASN: From Paper to Practice from Rare Bird on Vimeo. The report of an ESRC funded Anglo-Scottish research project on the rights of children and young people with special and educational needs and disabilities (SEND) (England) or additional support needs (ASN) (Scotland) [...]

We encourage posts which do three things:

Information

The blog seeks to inform our members about ongoing research

Detail your research

The SLSA Blog seeks to inform our members – and the wider socio-legal research community – about interesting research in this area. Blogs posts can detail both research findings or ongoing projects.

Conversation

We want the blog to facilitate discussion and debate.

Debate and Discuss

The SLSA blog is intended to provoke to discussion and debate amongst its readers on issues of socio-legal interest. Do participate in the conversation by commenting on published posts.

Dissemination

We want to hear about Socio-Legal event and activities

Showcase your events

The SLSA Blog is also interested in receiving posts which detail the outcomes of events which are of interest to the socio-legal community. Be it a workshop, conference or research trip, posts reflecting on the output of relevant events are welcome.