18 03, 2024

Review of Picciotto’s Lawyers as Constructive Ideologists of Corporate Capitalism: The Legal Framing of Software – Applying to Health Apps

By | March 18th, 2024|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Lyla Latif, Research Fellow, University of Warwick In the digital tapestry of today's economy, law acts not merely as a thread but as a weaver, shaping patterns and designs with profound skill and intent. This is the compelling perspective Picciotto in his latest article offers in his examination of the legal framing of software, and it is [...]

27 01, 2024

“Domestic Abuse Service Providers and their Stories” An ongoing ESRC funded project via the Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre’s ECR Development Fund – May 2023-April 2024

By | January 27th, 2024|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: |0 Comments

Dr Rebecca Shaw, Lecturer in Law, University of Leeds Despite legislative changes in 2021 with the Domestic Abuse Act, and its stated aim to raise awareness of domestic abuse and further improve the effectiveness of the justice system, domestic abuse remains an inherently difficult problem to tackle. One in five adults experience domestic abuse during [...]

13 12, 2023

The Converted Conference Attender

By | December 13th, 2023|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Katrina Whale, PhD Researcher, University of South Wales Introduction This post aims to give the reader an overview of my doctoral research and my very first conference presentation. After working for several years with young people, in a variety of roles, I came to realise that practitioners cannot instigate change much higher than ground level. My [...]

23 11, 2023

We will never get rid of ‘rape myths’ until we get to grips with the ways they influence legal reasoning and decision-making

By | November 23rd, 2023|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

By Joanne Conaghan and Yvette Russell. One of the reasons rape complainants give for not wanting to report sexual offences or support their prosecution, is a fear that their private sexual history will be unfairly ‘used against them’ in the courtroom. Our research shows that, despite a long history of law and policy reform in the [...]

14 11, 2023

Fantasy Legal Exhibitions Workshop

By | November 14th, 2023|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Fantasy Legal Exhibitions Workshop was a two day hands-on event co-organised by Victoria Barnes and Amanda Perry-Kessaris, and co-funded by the SLSA and Kent Law School. The aim of the event was to explore exhibition as an actual-potential legal research practice. We chose the word ‘fantasy’ for two reasons. First, we wanted to signal [...]

26 10, 2023

X Gender Passports: On the Horizon for the UK and the ECtHR?

By | October 26th, 2023|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dr Gizem Guney, Senior Lecturer in Law with Criminology, University of Portsmouth In 2021, the UK Supreme Court decided that the UK’s failure to provide an ‘x’ gender marker on passports did not violate the UK’s obligation to respect and protect the right to privacy.  The case was brought by a British campaigner, Elan-Cane, who [...]

27 09, 2023

The Cost of Eating: Contemporary Challenges to the Realisation of the Right to Food in the UK

By | September 27th, 2023|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Katie Morris, PhD Student at Durham University The current cost-of-living crisis is posing a severe threat to UK household food security. A culmination of factors, including post-Brexit trade barriers, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and poor crop yields associated with climate change, saw the price of food and non-alcoholic beverages within the state increase by 19.1% [...]

6 09, 2023

The Right Time for Children’s Rights? Judges and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Australian Family Law

By | September 6th, 2023|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Dr Georgina Dimopoulos Senior Lecturer in Law and Research Associate, Centre for Children and Young People Southern Cross University, Australia Email: georgina.dimopoulos@scu.edu.au Web profile: https://www.scu.edu.au/about/contacts/staff-directory/staff/53873.php As a grant recipient in the 2021-22 SLSA Research Grants Scheme, I conducted a research project examining judicial engagement with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (‘CRC’) in Australian [...]

7 08, 2023

REF2028 – the emerging rules and Law UoAs

By | August 7th, 2023|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: |0 Comments

James Hand, University of Portsmouth The UK’s higher education funding bodies announced initial decisions for the operation of REF2028 on 15 June 2023, thirteen months after the REF2021 results were announced.  In some respects, we are already over 40% through the likely new cycle, with REF2028 submission due in 2027 (and guidance and criteria due [...]

18 07, 2023

The Real Cost of Precarity

By | July 18th, 2023|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

By: Anonymous PhD Researcher and Associate Lecturer Image by Camilla via https://www.flickr.com/photos/camillaen/6325164180 The recent SLSA Precarious Employment Survey Report has found that the trends towards precarious employment practices in higher education are a particular concern for PGRs and ECRs. This is not news for those of us affected, but it is a huge [...]