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24 11, 2020

Securitising Childhood? Targeting Children in the Name of Counter-Terrorism is a Dangerous Pattern in Europe

By | November 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Fatima Ahdash, University of Goldsmiths (@Fatima_Ahdash) As part of the country’s wider crackdown on extremism in the wake of recent terrorist attacks, last week the French government announced new counter-radicalisation measures including a Bill that restricts the home-schooling of children and that gives children a specific ID number to ensure that they are attending [...]

9 11, 2020

Delays and contestation in the public inquiry into the mistreatment of immigration detainees

By | November 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

Image: Protest outside Yarl's Wood IRC. Image credit: R Schlembach. By Beth Hudson (@Beth_Huds), University of Sussex and Raphael Schlembach (@RaphSchlembach) University of Brighton In September 2017, the BBC’s political programme Panorama showed footage filmed secretly inside one of Britain’s immigration removal centres, Brook House located near Gatwick airport. It revealed a toxic culture in which detainees, [...]

3 11, 2020

Reset Ethics: Supporting Ethical Decision-Making in non-Covid Health Services

By | November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Caroline Redhead, University of Liverpool on behalf of the Reset Ethics Team (@resetethics1) Covid-19 has disrupted, and in some cases overwhelmed, the functioning of healthcare systems across the world. It has led to new forms of healthcare prioritisation, including the reduction, suspension, or re-organisation of routine services. While resource allocation conflicts are inherent features of the UK’s [...]

19 10, 2020

Free resource launched to help law-school teachers across UK develop anti-racist curricula

By | October 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Suhraiya Jivraj, Kent Law School - @suhraiyajivraj Law-school teachers across the UK can begin to develop anti-racist curricula and classrooms by downloading ‘Towards Anti-racist Legal Pedagogy: A Resource’ which I launched at the beginning of the new academic year during a panel on legal education at the 2020 Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars. [...]

9 09, 2020

Towards A New Normal? Rethinking Wellbeing in the Legal Profession After Covid-19

By | September 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Richard Collier, Newcastle University This blog presents thoughts, necessarily tentative, on how Covid-19 may be reshaping the terrain around wellbeing in the legal profession and university law schools.  Lawyer wellbeing and the broader field of legal wellness studies has become, in recent years, the subject of a distinctive strand of legal scholarship; the focus [...]

10 08, 2020

Monument Wars

By | August 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary University of London Photo credit: Keith Ewing When I arrived at the University of Texas to teach as an academic visitor three decades ago, it seemed a liberal oasis in a conservative state. But, exploring the Austin campus, I was surprised to find a huge, towering statue of Jefferson Davis, [...]

10 08, 2020

#VIRTUALSLSA2020: Why lawyers should care about ‘fashion identity’ in the age of artificial intelligence (AI)

By | August 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Daria Onitiu, Northumbria University Setting the scene: discerning ‘fashion’ with AI and data personalisation I always was an enthusiastic observer of people’s styles. During my daily walk in Newcastle, the United Kingdom, I do recognise my own preferences in clothing, such as asymmetric clothing in dark colours and certain new fashion trends. Once I [...]

10 08, 2020

#VIRTUALSLSA2020: Two UK nationals can marry for £127… in theory, at least

By | August 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|1 Comment

By Stephanie Pywell, Open University The law of England and Wales provides that a couple should be able to marry in a minimal ‘2+2’ civil ceremony – a ceremony conducted by a superintendent registrar in the presence of a registrar and two witnesses – for £127. This comprises £35 per person for giving notice of [...]

27 07, 2020

The Social Security Response to COVID-19: Read the Small Print

By | July 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Mark Simpson, Ulster University Image Credit: Hannah Miller The Chancellor of the Exchequer describes the UK Government’s package of support for individuals, businesses and the economy, unveiled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as “unprecedented in the history of the British state.” There may be some truth in this statement, in terms of the overall [...]

21 07, 2020

Situating McGirt v. Oklahoma: SCOTUS and the Role of Precedent

By | July 21st, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Melissa L. Tatum, University of Arizona (@mtatumaz) and Jen Hendry, University of Leeds (@mortonjen) On July 9, 2020, in McGirt v. Oklahoma (591 U.S. ___ (2020)), the US Supreme Court issued what could potentially be one of its most important decisions on Federal Indian law. The decision itself was immediately hailed as a “watershed victory [...]