13 04, 2021

Diversity in the legal profession: Another landmark reached but still a long way to go

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By Charlotte Harrison, University of Portsmouth and James Hand, University of Portsmouth This year’s ‘Silks’ day (15 March 2021) saw the 500th woman barrister to be appointed Queen’s Counsel, 72 years after the first. At 34%, it also sees by far the largest proportion of women to be appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Counsel learned [...]

31 03, 2021

Census Day, 21 March 2021: A reflection on documents, bureaucracy, and the everyday

By | March 31st, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Jessica Smith, University of Kent The UK’s 2021 census has been described as a ‘snapshot’ of pandemic life. But what sort of visual is this snapshot? An advert accompanying the roll-out of the census illustrated how, in the words of the government, ‘the census builds a picture of your community’ which helps to inform [...]

26 03, 2021

#SLSA2021 Cardiff: Conference Exhibitions on Resilience, Resistance and Reform

By | March 26th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By John Harrington and Lizzy Willmington The SLSA UK Annual Conference 2021 will be hosted by Cardiff University School of Law and Politics from 30th March to 1st April. Complementing the programme rich with presentations from around the globe, we have created a ‘Resources’ page on the conference platform, with exhibitions on the radical history [...]

9 03, 2021

Sociology of Law at #SLSA2021

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

by Jiří Přibáň, Cardiff University At this year's SLSA conference, the Sociology of Law stream will be reflecting on the Research Handbook On the Sociology of Law edited by Jiří Přibáň. Both book and stream are organised in a way that map the sociology of law as theoretically and conceptually rich and complex social science. [...]

2 03, 2021

The female defence of the environmental rights and the perverse mise en scène of the mining integrated spectacle

By | March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By André Luiz Freitas Dias, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and Wellington Migliari, University of Barcelona. Photo by André Luiz Freitas Dias, January 28, 2021. Córrego do Feijão, Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil, where the tailings dam collapsed.  The mining integrated spectacle  Sustainable development is still a long way to go in Brazil. It is one of the [...]

17 02, 2021

The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society: A new resource for teaching in these difficult times

By | February 17th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Mariana Valverde, University of Toronto The Routledge Handbook of Law and Society, edited by Mariana Valverde, Kamari Clarke, Eve Darian-Smith, and Prabha Kotiswaran, is due to be published in March 2021 by Routledge UK. An innovative collection emphasising global South, anti-racist, feminist, Indigenous and post-colonial perspectives, it contains 60 short chapters written by an [...]

4 02, 2021

The Unaffordability of E-books for University Libraries: Invitation to Sign an Open Letter

By | February 4th, 2021|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Fiona Cownie, Keele University There appears to be an immensely shocking situation with regards to the e-books needed more than ever by both students and academics as a result of the pandemic. University librarians are reporting that very high prices are being charged for e-books (MUCH higher than print copies) making them unaffordable for [...]

15 12, 2020

#SLSA2021 Cardiff: Justice, Inclusion, Resilience

By | December 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By John Harrington and Lizzy Wilmington, for the Cardiff Organising Committee Cardiff School of Law and Politics are delighted to host the SLSA UK Annual Conference from 30th March to 1st April next. Celebrating 50 years of Law at Cardiff University, conference plenaries invite conference-goers to reflect on contemporary challenges with presentations from distinguished scholars [...]

14 12, 2020

Competition law, Big Data and Privacy: Where are we now?

By | December 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Arletta Gorecka, University of Strathclyde (@arlettagorecka) The magnitude of data collection raises challenges for both society and legislation, as personal data is seen as a tradable commodity, placing companies in a position where the data helps them to achieve a stronger position in a market. This post assesses the current progress of the debate [...]

9 12, 2020

Debating Gender and Sex: Meaning, Reality and the Creation of Other Futures

By | December 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

Image Credit: Ben Kanter By Davina Cooper, Kings College London (@DavinaCooper5) The current conflict over sex and who gets to count as a woman is also a conflict about how to understand reality and how to have a discussion. While the conflict over defining sex and womanhood has received fierce attention, far less [...]