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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Socio-Legal Journals Writing Workshops

June 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

by John Harrington and Ambreena Manji, Cardiff University Post re-blogged from the Social & Legal Studies Blog In autumn 2018, Cardiff Law and Global Justice is organizing a series of writing workshops for socio-legal scholars in the global south. Run in partnership with Socio-Legal Studies: An International Journal (S&LS)and the Journal of Law and Society, this initiative is funded [...]

Observations on Observation – The Asylum Appeal

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

by Lauren Cooper, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University. Headlines such as ‘Britain swamped by asylum-seekers’ are an almost daily occurrence within the UK press. However, data actually shows a consistent decrease in success of asylum claims.  According to the Refugee Council, the UK received 26,350 asylum applications in 2017, a 14% decrease on the previous [...]

Rape Myths and Medusa’s Gaze: a story of windows and mirrors

June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

by Professor David Gurnham, Southampton Law School, University of Southampton It is a little while now since the media storm surrounding the Ched Evans rape case died down following the footballer’s acquittal at retrial. Since that time, attention has moved on to a much larger story about alleged sexual wrongdoing in Hollywood, and the prosecution of [...]

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.