Socio-legal news


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New for week ending 17 January 2020

Events

Technologies of Registration Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

The Futures of Legal Education and Practice Annual Conference 2020, Milton Keynes

Oñati Institute Workshops: call for applications, Oñati, Spain

Workshop and Q&A: KPMG LegalTech on emerging legal career paths and realising your technical potential, London

Addressing historic injustice in Russia: The cases of the children of political repression victims, London

Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Land Registration, London: call for papers

Critical Legal Conference 2020, Dundee: call for streams

Lawyers in Society: A celebration of the work of Philip Lewis and his legacy, Oxford

JUSTICE Student Conference 2020, London

Association of Law Teachers Conference 2020, Stirling: call for papers

Supporting Law Students in 2020 and Beyond: Exploring the why, what and how, Leeds: call for papers

IALS/CHULS One-day Workshop: Academic career development in the law school, Liverpool

SLSA events and SLSA co-sponsored events

Legal Design: Concepts, methods, norms and examples, London – further details and call for abstracts now available

SLS-JAC-SLSA Workshop on Judicial Appointments: ‘Academics as Judges’, Coventry

SLSA Annual Conference 2020, Portsmouth

Interdisciplinarity as Resistance, Gothenburg, Sweden

Publications

Scottish Feminist Judgments, Sharon Cowan, Chloë Kennedy and Vanessa E Munro (eds): 20% discount available

From the Colonial to the Contemporary: Images, iconography, memories, and performances of law in India's High Courts, by Rahela Khorakiwala: 20% discount available

Feminist Engagement with International Criminal Law: Norm transfer, complementarity, rape and consent, by Eithne Dowds: 20% discount available

Legal Education Research Network: latest newsletter

Law Commission report on Simplification of the Immigration Rules: now published

Urban Politics of Human Rights: call for papers for edited collection

Vacancies

Lecturer in law, York Law School

Lectureships in constitutional law and criminal law, Kuwait International Law School

Lawyer, criminal justice at JUSTICE

Research associate, York Law School

Other announcements

Sir Ernest Ryder to join the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies as a senior associate


Vacancies

Lectureships in constitutional law and criminal law, Kuwait International Law School

Kuwait International Law School (KILAW) is seeking to appoint outstanding candidates to lectureships in constitutional law and criminal law. KILAW is a new law school with faculty drawn from across the world and an international orientation with teaching being conducted in both Arabic and English. Candidates should have a degree in law and a PhD, as well as a strong commitment to innovative teaching at LLB and LLM levels and a developed interest in advancing research in their chosen specialisms. For further details of the posts and the attractive renumeration and support packages available contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lecturer in law, York Law School 

Applications are invited for the above full-time post. Please see website for details. Closing date: 25 February 2020.

Lawyer, criminal justice at JUSTICE

Applications are invited for this position to join the JUSTICE criminal justice programme. See website for details. Closing date: 28 January 2020.

Research associate, York Law School

Applications are invited for the above full-time fixed-term post. Please see website for details. Closing date: 2 March 2020.

Lecturer in international trade law, University of Sheffield

Applications are invited for the above post. Please see website for details. Closing date: 20 January 2020.

Lecturer in intellectual property law, University of Sheffield

Applications are invited for the above post. Please see website for details. Closing date: 20 January 2020.

Two funded PhD studentships Northumbria University

Applications are invited for two studentships at Northumbria University:

Please follow links above for details. Closing date for both studentships: 24 January 2020.

Call for expressions of interest to join the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Advisory Council

Expression of interest are invited to join the IALS Advisory Council. Please see attachment for details. Closing date: 17 January 2020.

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Online resources

IEL Collective: call for contriutions to IEL Pop-up Collection

The IEL (international economic law) Collective invites contributions for its online pop-up collection of artefacts (objects or images). Please see website for details. 

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Networks

European Reproductive Justice network: call for interest

This is a call to anyone interested in being part of a European Reproductive Justice network. The aim of the network is to share knowledge of law, society and culture across Europe in relation to reproductive justice. The network recognises reproductive justice as a core element of human rights, particularly, but not exclusively for women. As such, the focus is upon, but is not limited to:

  • ability and means to become pregnant
  • ability and means to prevent pregnancy
  • support around and for decision to remain pregnant
  • support around and for decision to discontinue a pregnancy
  • obstetric healthcare
  • gynaecological healthcare
  • obstetric violence
  • economic and social support for parents or those wishing to become parents

This is an interdisciplinary network for academics, professionals and activists. If you are interested in being part of the network then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Invitation to Join the Global Research Network

Expressions of interest are invited for SLSA members to the Global Research Network, a meeting place for doctoral and early career scholars in law and the humanities.

Network members support one another by, for example, arranging visits to their university to speak, sharing useful information about the newest developments in the field, and participating in regular webinars on key topics of interest (publication strategies, career planning, etc). There are PhD and early career writing groups that meet monthly. There is a members’ forum that includes tips and resources, job and fellowship opportunities, and conference calls and publication opportunities. We are also establishing a Think Tank (with programmes in various field of law), and inviting established scholars to act as mentors.

Please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via email if you have any questions or fill in the sign-up form online, where you will find more information. 

The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil Database – new database launched by the Institute of Latin American Studies

The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil Database compiles legal actions and documentation (artefacts) devised in the context of mining conflicts. It has resulted from an ESRC-funded anthropological project led by ILAS lecturer, Dr Ainhoa Montoya, that explored how legal languages, instruments and institutions are employed by different actors within the field of environmental politics, specifically in the context of mining conflicts. It currently contains information on six mining projects in Central America, with plans to expand to other Latin American regions in the future. 

To learn more about the database and the wider 'Legal Cultures of the Subsoil' project please consult the following blog contributions:

The database will continue to be developed and expanded during 2020, as part of a British Academy–GCRF sponsored project, ‘The Juridification of Resource Conflicts: Legal Cultures, Moralities and Environmental Politics in Central America’. A Spanish-language version will be available by the end of 2020. If you have any questions or comments about the database or the wider research projects, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The IEL Collective: launch of a new international economic law initiative

The IEL Collective was launched on Thursday 23 May 2019. It is an initiative started by research centres based at seven law schools around the UK and we are hoping to include more partners from around the world shortly. The IEL Collective provides a space for critical reflection on the complex interactions in the growing field of international economic law and exploring how epistemological and methodological diversity in the discipline can contribute towards the development of a more holistic landscape of scholarship on law and the governance of the global economy. The Collective aims to stimulate conversations about plurality, representation and, criticality, in researching, teaching and practising international economic law and spark new conversations about the future of the discipline. Visit the website for more information

Current partners include: Cardiff Law and Global Justice, University of Cardiff; Centre for Critical International Law, University of Kent; Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy, University of Warwick; Human Rights Centre, University of Essex; Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham; Liverpool Economic Governance Unit, University of Liverpool; School of Law, University of Bristol; Social Critiques of Law, University of Kent.

To receive more information and get involved, please sign up here.

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Consultations, inquiries and surveys

Law Commission consultation on automated vehicles

The Law Commission has published its second consultation on its review of the regulatory framework for the safe deployment of automated vehicles. Please see website for details. Closing date: 16 January 2020.

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Other announcements

Sir Ernest Ryder to join the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies as a senior associate

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies is delighted to announce that the Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder will be joining the Centre as a senior associate. Sir Ernest will also be taking over the Mastership of Pembroke when Dame Lynne Brindley steps down at the end of June this year. Sir Ernest is a distinguished member of the judiciary, who was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013, and the Senior President of Tribunals for the UK in 2015. As Senior President he has led a £1bn change transformation programme for the justice system which aims to modernise the courts and tribunals system. He is also the Chair of the Administrative Justice Council and a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation where he has played an important part in developing a sustainable model for research in justice, welfare and education and building capacity in the field. The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies is looking forward to working with Sir Ernest on itsprogrammes of research in dispute resolution, administrative justice and regulation. See website for further details.

LSA prizes and awards: nominations now open

The LSA is inviting nominations for its latest round of prizes and awards. See website for details. Closing date: 20 January 2020.

 

 

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