28 07, 2022

A Reckless and Irresponsible Court

By | July 28th, 2022|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

Professor Roger Cotterrell, Department of Law, Queen Mary University of London The much anticipated (and leaked) decision of the US Supreme Court in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v Wade, has already received much commentary, and will continue to do so. This comment on the case is not about the rights and [...]

21 07, 2022

Should legal sex status be dismantled?

By | July 21st, 2022|Categories: Blog Posts|1 Comment

By Davina Cooper, Research Professor in Law & Political Theory and PI, Future of Legal Gender Project, Dickson Poon School of Law, KCL Should a person’s sex and gender remain a “legally controlled” classification – defined, regulated, and (in some ways) produced by the state? This question sat at the heart of the Future of [...]

6 07, 2022

Gender Pay Gap – time for a change?

By | July 6th, 2022|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By James Hand, University of Portsmouth and Victoria Hooton, Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory April 4th 2022 saw the deadline for private employers, who had a headcount of at least 250 employees on the snapshot date a year before, to report their gender pay gap information (with public bodies in England [...]

9 06, 2022

Convenience and Trust: Should Online Dispute Resolution become the dominant means of resolving private law claims?

By | June 9th, 2022|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

By Alice Smith, Student, University of Sheffield Katsh and Rifkin purport that a successful dispute resolution should consider convenience and trust.[1] This post will consider the application of these concepts to Online Dispute Resolution (‘ODR’). ODR is the online equivalent to alternative dispute resolution, that uses technology to resolve disputes between parties. Pubel and Schmitz [...]

23 05, 2022

What is Marginalisation? Reflections on three dimensions of a slippery subject

By | May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

David Gurnham, Professor of Criminal Law and Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, School of Law, University of Southampton. When we think about what it is that legal scholars share in common, and whether there is any single concern that connects us all as part of a single endeavour, it is difficult to avoid concluding that marginalisation is [...]

8 01, 2022

The Colston Four: Justifying Legitimate Violent Protest Within, and Without, the Law

By | January 8th, 2022|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By James Greenwood-Reeves, University of Sussex The public statue of Edward Colston, a slave trader during the 1600s, had been the subject of controversy for decades. Its uncritical commemoration of Colston, in the heart of modern, multicultural Bristol, struck many residents to be contrary to contemporary social values, and an ongoing insult to Black people within [...]

5 01, 2022

Not a Good Climate for Women: Analysing the adversities of Climate Crisis on Women

By | January 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Nishka Kapoor, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, University Hyderabad A meeting of COP 26 was recently held in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The meeting focused on the ways to combat climate change and steps that must be taken to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The other major issue raised at COP [...]

3 01, 2022

Cultural Sensitivity: Doing Ethnography in a Multicultural Environment

By | January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Alvin Hoi-Chun Hung, Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Developing cultural sensitivity remains a challenging task for socio-legal scholars conducting research in a foreign culture. Most of us want to believe ourselves to be open-minded individuals. However, different people understand the world in such variant ways that it is sometimes hard to reconsider our deeply [...]

9 12, 2021

Covid-19, criminalisation and compliance: perspectives from health studies and law

By | December 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Caroline Derry (The Open University), Yolanda Eraso (London Metropolitan University) and Matt Howard (University of Westminster) When lockdown began in March 2020, the rules about when people could and could not leave home, travel on public transport, and so on seemed relatively clear. The distinction between guidelines and criminal offences was less obvious and changed [...]

23 11, 2021

Doing Socio-Legal Research in a Pandemic: How, Why, When, Where?

By | November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Flora Renz and Clare Williams (University of Kent)  The ways we do, talk, and think about socio-legal research have fundamentally shifted. State and University responses to Covid-19 have disrupted sites of power and privilege, of inclusion and exclusion, of access to resources and ability to be heard. Our approaches to research practices have shifted as [...]