14 12, 2020

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

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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 [...]

9 12, 2020

Shame on who? Fairness and Gender-based Violence in the Brazilian Judicial System

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

By Daniela Travaglia, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham (@danitravaglia1 and http://danielatravaglia.com) Content Warning: This post contains details of gender-based/sexual violence, and may be emotionally challenging and/or emotionally distressing for some readers to engage with. Please exercise caution. In November 2020, a decision on a rape case and the disclosure of part of the court’s proceeding shocked [...]

1 12, 2020

Not two pints of lager and a packet of crisps: When are crisps “substantial food” under Tier 2?

By | December 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|1 Comment

By Jed Meers, York Law School, University of York (@jed_meers) As England enters a new set of tiered restrictions, “wet pubs” – those establishments that do not serve food, accounting for over half of the sector – face a problem. The new Tier Two restrictions prohibit the sale of alcohol for consumption on a licensed [...]

24 11, 2020

Securitising Childhood? Targeting Children in the Name of Counter-Terrorism is a Dangerous Pattern in Europe

By | November 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Fatima Ahdash, University of Goldsmiths (@Fatima_Ahdash) As part of the country’s wider crackdown on extremism in the wake of recent terrorist attacks, last week the French government announced new counter-radicalisation measures including a Bill that restricts the home-schooling of children and that gives children a specific ID number to ensure that they are attending [...]

9 11, 2020

Delays and contestation in the public inquiry into the mistreatment of immigration detainees

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

Image: Protest outside Yarl's Wood IRC. Image credit: R Schlembach. By Beth Hudson (@Beth_Huds), University of Sussex and Raphael Schlembach (@RaphSchlembach) University of Brighton In September 2017, the BBC’s political programme Panorama showed footage filmed secretly inside one of Britain’s immigration removal centres, Brook House located near Gatwick airport. It revealed a toxic culture in which detainees, [...]

3 11, 2020

Reset Ethics: Supporting Ethical Decision-Making in non-Covid Health Services

By | November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Caroline Redhead, University of Liverpool on behalf of the Reset Ethics Team (@resetethics1) Covid-19 has disrupted, and in some cases overwhelmed, the functioning of healthcare systems across the world. It has led to new forms of healthcare prioritisation, including the reduction, suspension, or re-organisation of routine services. While resource allocation conflicts are inherent features of the UK’s [...]

19 10, 2020

Free resource launched to help law-school teachers across UK develop anti-racist curricula

By | October 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog Posts|0 Comments

By Suhraiya Jivraj, Kent Law School - @suhraiyajivraj Law-school teachers across the UK can begin to develop anti-racist curricula and classrooms by downloading ‘Towards Anti-racist Legal Pedagogy: A Resource’ which I launched at the beginning of the new academic year during a panel on legal education at the 2020 Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars. [...]

9 09, 2020

Towards A New Normal? Rethinking Wellbeing in the Legal Profession After Covid-19

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

By Richard Collier, Newcastle University This blog presents thoughts, necessarily tentative, on how Covid-19 may be reshaping the terrain around wellbeing in the legal profession and university law schools.  Lawyer wellbeing and the broader field of legal wellness studies has become, in recent years, the subject of a distinctive strand of legal scholarship; the focus [...]

10 08, 2020

Monument Wars

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By Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary University of London Photo credit: Keith Ewing When I arrived at the University of Texas to teach as an academic visitor three decades ago, it seemed a liberal oasis in a conservative state. But, exploring the Austin campus, I was surprised to find a huge, towering statue of Jefferson Davis, [...]