15 12, 2017

Exploring Social Class and Law

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Dermot Feenan, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, and co-convenor of the Stream on Law, Politics and Ideology, discusses the rationale for a session on class and law at the SLSA Annual Conference 2018. Class has long been a category of social classification with relevance to law and legal scholarship. Many significant [...]

15 12, 2017

Law and emotion scholarship: Developments and debates

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By Emma Jones, The Open University Law School A traditional song during December involves twelve lords a-leaping, five gold rings and a partridge in a pear tree.  In contrast, in April 2017, the focus was on was fourteen people speaking, thirteen papers being presented and a new stream in a lecture room in Newcastle.  In [...]

7 12, 2017

Populist Legal Consciousness

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By Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary University of London Popular legal consciousness seems a straightforward idea: it refers to popular perceptions of law, usually grounded in people’s personal experiences or observations in a particular environment. But populist? Populist legal consciousness can be coined as a term to mean the projection of these popular perceptions into direct demands [...]

4 12, 2017

Reflection on Socio-Legal research method(s)

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By Steve Crawford, PhD Candidate, Kent Law School, University of Kent Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris (Kent Law School) has recently launched an online open access project calling for a tangible and visible aspect to socio-legal research: Sociolegal Model Making https://amandaperrykessaris.org/ As a colleague at the Kent Law School I have benefitted greatly in my own development as [...]

26 10, 2017

SLSA Nominations of Panel Members for REF 2021

By | October 26th, 2017|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Members of the REF2021 expert panels will be appointed through a nominations process. As an association with a clear interest in the conduct, quality, funding and wider benefits of publicly-funded research, the SLSA has been invited to nominate individuals for panel membership. The funding bodies are seeking nominations of candidates from a diverse range of [...]

29 09, 2017

‘No children allowed’ – Truly second-rate citizens?

By | September 29th, 2017|Blog Posts|0 Comments

  By Nuno Ferreira, Professor of Law, Sussex Law School, University of Sussex Amongst news of refugee deaths in the Mediterranean, stalled Brexit talks and North Korean missiles, the summer of 2017 has also brought us a piece of news entitled ‘Coffee shop owner defends no children policy’, courtesy of the BBC. The story behind it [...]

15 09, 2017

Embedding dignity and respect in a Scottish social security system

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By Mark Simpson* ‘Dignity’ and ‘Respect’ have been part of the debate on social security in Scotland since the lead-up to the independence referendum in 2014, appearing in the report of the Expert Working Group on Welfare, the consultation on A new future for social security, legislation establishing the Scottish Welfare Fund and the Social [...]

8 08, 2017

Chief Executive Pay, Gender, Statistics and a note of warning

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James Hand, Portsmouth Law School, Faculty of Business & Law, University of Portsmouth Statistics, used well, can play a vital part in exposing inequalities and persuading people of unjustness.  However, used less well, they risk undermining the argument even if they are initially superficially attractive.  Earlier this month, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) [...]

29 06, 2017

Five Key Lessons from the Second Socio-Legal Masterclass

By | June 29th, 2017|Blog Posts|0 Comments

Aleydis Nissen (Cardiff School of Law and Politics) and Titilayo Adebola (Warwick Law School) Building on last year’s successful inaugural edition, the second Socio-Legal Residential Masterclass took place from 19 to 21 June 2017 at the picturesque Gregynog Hall in Wales. Just like last year, the participants included a mix of established socio-legal scholars and [...]

22 06, 2017

Free Speech and Socio-Legal Reality

By | June 22nd, 2017|Blog Posts|0 Comments

by Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary University of London, UK.* ‘Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press....’. So proclaims, in some of its key words, the US Constitution’s First Amendment. What would a sociology of freedom of speech, a freedom so talismanic in US law, look like? The furore over [...]