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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What do Intersex People Want from the Law?

October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Dr Fae Garland and Dr Mitchell Travis* Intersex is a term that is increasingly recognised in legal jurisdictions throughout the world. Despite the growth in recognition, the ways in which states have recognised intersex people have been diverse. Some, such as Germany, have made intersex a mandatory third gender. Australia, in contrast, allows opt-in ‘X’ [...]

Closing gaps – the problem with common parts

July 20th, 2018|0 Comments

by Helen Carr and Ed Kirton-Darling (Kent Law School). Re-posted from the Housing After Grenfell blog. As the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill makes its way through Parliament – in the metaphorical shadow of Grenfell Tower – there is a critical gap in the legislation as it is currently drafted, amounting to a loophole that could allow [...]

Brexit, Gender Equality and Scotland: Opportunity or Threat?

July 12th, 2018|0 Comments

By Nicole Busby, Strathclyde Law School This short blog post is based on my presentation to the Socio-legal Perspectives on Brexit stream at the SLSA’s 2018 conference in Bristol. The question of whether Brexit provides an opportunity or a threat to gender equality in Scotland is complex and my presentation did not seek to answer [...]

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.