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29 03, 2019

The Wellbeing of Legal Academics – A Missing Piece of the Legal Profession’s ‘Wellness’ Turn?

By | March 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

by Richard Collier, Newcastle Law School Recent years have witnessed growing concern internationally in wellbeing and mental health in the legal community, an interest encapsulated in the UK in the establishment, in 2016, of a Legal Professions Wellbeing Taskforce. To date much of the now extensive wellness literature in law has focused on legal professional [...]

22 02, 2019

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

By | February 22nd, 2019|Blog Posts|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 [...]

11 01, 2019

Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Exploring a New Paradigm

By | January 11th, 2019|Blog Posts|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 [...]

23 11, 2018

Does contract law require us to be good?

By | November 23rd, 2018|Blog Posts|0 Comments

by Renata Grossi, University of Technology Sydney The interim report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry in Australia tabled in parliament in September 2018 found that the financial services sector was motivated by ‘the pursuit of short term profit at the expense of basic standards of honesty’, and [...]

25 10, 2018

What do Intersex People Want from the Law?

By | October 25th, 2018|Blog Posts|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’ [...]

20 07, 2018

Closing gaps – the problem with common parts

By | July 20th, 2018|Blog Posts|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 [...]

12 07, 2018

Brexit, Gender Equality and Scotland: Opportunity or Threat?

By | July 12th, 2018|Blog Posts|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 [...]

22 06, 2018

Socio-Legal Journals Writing Workshops

By | June 22nd, 2018|Blog Posts|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 [...]

14 06, 2018

Observations on Observation – The Asylum Appeal

By | June 14th, 2018|Blog Posts|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 [...]

7 06, 2018

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

By | June 7th, 2018|Blog Posts|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 [...]