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26 05, 2020

#VIRTUALSLSA2020: Social Rights, Citizenship and the Welfare State: Streaming the Stream

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    By Jed Meers (University of York), Mark Simpson (Ulster University), and Ciara Fitzpatrick (Ulster University) The ‘Social Rights, Citizenship and the Welfare State’ stream has been part of the fabric of the annual Socio-Legal Studies Association conference for the last three years (successfully graduating from a theme in 2016). It has gone from [...]

19 05, 2020

Enforcing ‘Guidance’ in the Pandemic

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

By Roger Cotterrell, School of Law, QMUL How does official regulation encourage responsible personal behaviour in the face of the pandemic threat to life and health? The Coronavirus Act 2020, which received Royal Assent on March 25th, provided, among much else, ultimately coercive powers for public officials, including police, to remove a person for screening [...]

11 05, 2020

Will Making in Socially Distant Times

By | May 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Juliet Brook, Portsmouth Law School, University of Portsmouth   As we adjust to a life of Google Hangouts, Zoom meetings and Houseparties, it seems that very few physical encounters cannot be replicated remotely in some way or another.  Making a will, however, is an exception. In England and Wales, in order to make a [...]

5 05, 2020

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Accidental Incest

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By Sylvie Armstrong, European University Institute Two strangers meet, fall in love, marry. This is a well-known narrative; something many aspire to and indeed experience. What should the legal position be, however, when it transpires that someone’s spouse, unbeknownst to them, is not a genetic stranger at all?   The question of whether gamete donors [...]

20 04, 2020

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Friend or Foe?

By | April 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Jo Smith, features writer for the Immigration Advice Service; an organisation of immigration lawyers in the UK, Ireland and the US.   Whenever the future is depicted in sci-fi films or the media, technology tends to feature prominently as an aide to daily life. From robots that perform routine and mundane tasks to advanced [...]

14 04, 2020

Gender Diversity and Doctorates

By | April 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

by James Hand, Portsmouth Law School, University of Portsmouth     Ahead of last year’s 100th Anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 and this year’s 100th anniversary of Ivy Williams becoming the first woman legal academic and the 50th anniversary of Claire Palley becoming the first women to be appointed to a professorship [...]

6 04, 2020

Social Distancing From and In a Gendered World

By | April 6th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|1 Comment

by Flora Renz, Kent Law School, University of Kent   Writing in the middle of a global pandemic it seems increasingly difficult to focus on other concerns beyond the immediate threat to our collective health and survival. But is there something our response to Covid-19 can reveal about the ways in which our lives, before, during [...]

26 02, 2020

The Living Law of Free Speech

By | February 26th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Roger Cotterrell, QMUL.   Photograph by Brian O'Connor   Law in liberal democratic societies glorifies freedom of speech but some legal limitations are readily accepted. For example, law prohibits incitement to religious or racial hatred or hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation, provides civil remedies against defamation, and defines offences that penalise speech liable [...]

18 02, 2020

Environmental Civil Disobedience – Extinction Rebellion and Global Revolt

By | February 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By James Greenwood-Reeves, School of Law, University of Leeds     The rebellion has begun. Or so it seems. Extinction Rebellion (“XR”) has become an unmistakable brand in the field of environmental activism, in the UK and internationally. Beyond mere notoriety, they have raised public awareness and heightened public discourse about the climate catastrophe facing [...]