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 [...]

27 06, 2023

Towards a Subversive Legal Education

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

Russell Sandberg, Cardiff University  In a previous blog post entitled ‘Why the Past is the Future’, I argued that the study of legal history ought to be at the beating heart of what Law Schools do.  Summarising the arguments of my book Subversive Legal History: A Manifesto for the Future of Legal Education, I contended [...]

5 06, 2023

Lost for Words: Performing Verbatim Court Transcripts

By | June 5th, 2023|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dr Benjamin Thorne, Lecturer in Law, Kent Law School & Dr Sean Mulcahy, Research Officer, Gender, Law and Drugs Program, La Trobe University Arts, particularly performance, have been used as mode of enquiry, analysis, empowerment, healing, and agency to explore law. Law and performance is a rich but complex terrain of research, and for this [...]

18 05, 2023

Justice in Drag? What RuPaul’s Drag Race and Dragula can teach us about law

By | May 18th, 2023|Categories: Blog Posts|2 Comments

Dr Rosie Fox and Dr James Greenwood-Reeves, University of Leeds R.Fox@leeds.ac.uk; J.R.H.Greenwood@leeds.ac.uk "Still from Dragula TV show" by The Boulet Brothers is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. We are obsessed with drag and the law. In our SLSA conference paper in 2021, our drag alter egos Mercy Killing and Alice Aforethought demonstrated how [...]