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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Speaking of Decolonization, Law, Race and the Legal Curriculum at SLSA 2018

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Foluke Adebisi (The Law School, University of Bristol) I was delighted to be able to present different aspects of my research on legal education at the SLSA Conference. My research is pedagogical as well as jurisprudential and examines what happens at the intersection of legal education, race and a history of changing ideas of what [...]

The role of legal expertise in law-making: An empirical investigation of UK and EU in-house lawyers

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

By Stephanie Theophanidou, PhD Candidate, Cardiff University I recently presented a working paper in the Lawyers and Legal Professions stream of the SLSA Conference 2018. This was based on my PhD thesis which compares the working practices of lawyers from the main UK and EU law-making institutions. The paper provides an insight into the purpose [...]

Domestic Abuse, the Crown Prosecution Service and Managerialism

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

By Antonia Porter, Kent Law School, University of Kent When Carl Stychin spoke at this year’s SLSA conference plenary, ‘Socio-legal studies at a watershed? A conversation’ I listened with particular interest. His reflections about the pervasive creep of neoliberalism’s lacky, managerialism, on academic behaviours and priorities resonated with the paper I was to deliver the [...]

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.