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11 01, 2019

Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Exploring a New Paradigm

By | January 11th, 2019|Categories: 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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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|Categories: 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 [...]

1 06, 2018

The failure of custody visiting

By | June 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

by John Kendall, PhD Visiting Scholar, Birmingham Law School,  author of  Regulating police detention: Voices from behind closed doors (Policy Press: 2018: https://policypress.co.uk/regulating-police-detention) What is custody visiting? The little-known Independent Custody Visiting Scheme facilitates volunteers to make random and unannounced visits to custody blocks in police stations. The volunteer visitors check on the welfare of detainees [...]

25 05, 2018

Deconstructing the meaning of Art: a thing or a right?

By | May 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Luis F. Yanes, University of Essex When you are surrounded by legal experts that work and research in the field of art and cultural heritage, there is a common understanding of what art is, but not a clear idea of how to define it. They all talk of ways of protecting it, tax it, [...]