26 02, 2020

The Living Law of Free Speech

By | February 26th, 2020|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|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 [...]

23 07, 2019

How can legal scholars study cultures far from our own?: What I’m reading

By | July 23rd, 2019|Blog Posts|0 Comments

by Tamara Hervey, School of Law, University of Sheffield. An extended version is at ablendedlifeblog How do you study a culture far from your own? I don’t mean geographically far. The cultures I’m trying to understand are close to home: in the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. What I’m talking of is social [...]

12 07, 2019

Fluctuating intensities: Thinking about gender through other socio-legal categories

By | July 12th, 2019|Blog Posts|2 Comments

Flora Renz, Lecturer in Law, University of Kent How can we move beyond current contentious debates around the role of gender? Is it possible to (re)imagine gender within the legal sphere in a way that does not conceive it as either solely oppressive or purely self-determined? To address these questions I will draw on some [...]

3 07, 2019

Sound, Noise, Distinguish? The relationship between sound and intellectual property law

By | July 3rd, 2019|Blog Posts|0 Comments

by Shane Burke, Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University Sound Sound, as noted by Brandon LaBelle, through its intrinsic nature ‘disrespects borders, thereby making explicit the intensity of territory.’ He also states that in our efforts to capture and commodify sound we engage in a profound process through which we ‘toy with the present, undo origin and [...]

13 06, 2019

Autonomy, Rights and Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in England and Scotland: Research Report Launched

By | June 13th, 2019|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Neville Harris, Professor of Law, University of Manchester The Rights of Children with ASN: From Paper to Practice from Rare Bird on Vimeo. The report of an ESRC funded Anglo-Scottish research project on the rights of children and young people with special and educational needs and disabilities (SEND) (England) or additional support needs (ASN) (Scotland) [...]

7 06, 2019

On being permanently temporary and the Right to Family Life

By | June 7th, 2019|Blog Posts|0 Comments

by Natasha Carver, Research Associate, Cardiff School of Law and Politics It is held so frequently that undocumented migrants live ‘in limbo’ that the Migration and Home Affairs Committee of the European Commission contains a definition of the term in its glossary. As with many everyday phrases, the legal definition is far more restrictive and limited [...]

7 06, 2019

Life in Academia: Student and Staff Relationships

By | June 7th, 2019|Blog Posts|1 Comment

Authors: Tracy Kirk, Glasgow Caledonian University; Dr Ashley Rogers, Abertay University. With thanks to the academic colleagues we spoke to in putting this post together – across the UK. In how many jobs would employees expect to face anonymised attacks upon their appearance, their character, their ethnicity, their gender, their class, their clothing choices, their [...]

24 05, 2019

Methodology and Methods Roundtable: At the Crossroads of Interdisciplinary Methods and Conversations

By | May 24th, 2019|Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Allison Lindner and  Steve Crawford, PhD Candidates in Law at Kent Law School On 4th April 2019, the first Methods and Methodology Roundtable of the annual SLSA conference presented a thought-provoking and enlightening discussion hypothesising how varying legal academics might approach a paper for an edited collection: Bodies. The panel was chaired by Professor [...]

17 05, 2019

The Challenge of Legitimate Governance in CANZUS Settler-States

By | May 17th, 2019|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Alex Green & Jen Hendry Colonialism, we proclaimed on Twitter, ruins everything. Well, perhaps not everything, but a lot: so much, in fact, that detailing the complete legacy of moral disaster represented by European imperial expansion would be impossible, even in several hundred thousand words. In this blogpost we attempt something more modest, arguing that [...]