20 07, 2018

Closing gaps – the problem with common parts

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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

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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|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|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, [...]

18 05, 2018

Speaking of Decolonization, Law, Race and the Legal Curriculum at SLSA 2018

By | May 18th, 2018|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Foluke Adebisi (The Law School, University of Bristol) I was delighted to be able to present different aspects of my research on legal education at the SLSA Conference. My research is pedagogical as well as jurisprudential and examines what happens at the intersection of legal education, race and a history of changing ideas of what [...]

18 05, 2018

The role of legal expertise in law-making: An empirical investigation of UK and EU in-house lawyers

By | May 18th, 2018|Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Stephanie Theophanidou, PhD Candidate, Cardiff University I recently presented a working paper in the Lawyers and Legal Professions stream of the SLSA Conference 2018. This was based on my PhD thesis which compares the working practices of lawyers from the main UK and EU law-making institutions. The paper provides an insight into the purpose [...]

11 05, 2018

Domestic Abuse, the Crown Prosecution Service and Managerialism

By | May 11th, 2018|Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Antonia Porter, Kent Law School, University of Kent When Carl Stychin spoke at this year’s SLSA conference plenary, ‘Socio-legal studies at a watershed? A conversation’ I listened with particular interest. His reflections about the pervasive creep of neoliberalism’s lacky, managerialism, on academic behaviours and priorities resonated with the paper I was to deliver the [...]