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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The Challenge of Legitimate Governance in CANZUS Settler-States

May 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Alex Green & Jen Hendry Colonialism, we proclaimed on Twitter, ruins everything. Well, perhaps not everything, but a lot: so much, in fact, that detailing the complete legacy of moral disaster represented by European imperial expansion would be impossible, even in several hundred thousand words. In this blogpost we attempt something more modest, arguing that [...]

The REF 2021 Final Guidance on Submissions – perversity and (in)equality

February 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

by Dr James Hand, Reader in Law, Portsmouth Law School, University of Portsmouth The Final Guidance on Submissions for REF 2021 stresses the importance of equality and that the funding bodies “have made every effort to try to eliminate any incentives towards discriminatory practices by HEIs in the process, but to the extent that there [...]

Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Exploring a New Paradigm

January 11th, 2019|0 Comments

By Emma Jones, The Open University Law School This year’s law and emotion stream at the SLSA will include a papers on a topic that is increasingly discussed in the USA and beyond, but relatively rarely acknowledged within the UK, the concept and application of therapeutic jurisprudence. Therapeutic jurisprudence began in the USA as a [...]

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.