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Socio-legal news

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SLSA events

Climate Change & Migration: New Challenges, Legal Responses, and Policy Solutions, Nottingham: final programme now available

Other events

Doing Oral Histories: Writing the Lives of Australia’s Environmental Lawyers, UCL Laws, London

Marking 100 Years of the Ban on Cameras in Courtrooms, SOAS, University of London

July Methodology Masterclass at Oxford – Booking extended for doctoral students!


Latest on Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies: Courtrooms, Cafeterias, and Clothes: Contempt and Obedience Procedure of the Court 

Non-binary Identities and the Law: call for abstracts for journal special issue

Research and funding

British Academy: ODA Global Innovation Fellowships 2024 – open for applications 


Temporary (6 months) Senior Fellow, JUSTICE: Securing access to justice: reviewing the Windrush compensation, EU Settlement Scheme, and Afghan Resettlement Schemes


Temporary (6 months) Senior Fellow, JUSTICE: Securing access to justice: reviewing the Windrush compensation, EU Settlement Scheme, and Afghan Resettlement Schemes

Applications are invited for this six-month, four days per week, fellowship at JUSTICE. See website for detail. Closing date: 30 June 2024.

Lectureships in law (multiple posts), Northumbria Law School

Applications are invited for these full-time posts at Northumbria Univeristy. See website for details. Closing date: 17 June 2024.

The CLS Visiting Fellowship, Centre of Law and Society, Cardiff University: call for applications

The Centre of Law and Society invites early career scholars and emerging researchers to apply for the CLS fellowships in the academic year 2024/25. See announcement for details. Closing date: 28 June 2024.

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies Visitors' Programme: open for applications

Applications are invited for the CSLS's Visitors' Programme. See website for details. Closing date: 5 July 2024. See website for details.


Consultations, inquiries and surveys

Sentencing Council: Consultation on draft sentencing guideline for non-fatal strangulation and suffocation

The Sentencing Council is consulting on a new sentencing guideline for two new offences – non-fatal strangulation and non-fatal suffocation. See website for details. Closing date: 14 August 2024.

Sentencing Council: Consultation on proposed sentencing guidelines for immigration offences

The Sentencing Council is consulting on the first ever sentencing guidelines for immigration offences. The guidelines reflect legislative changes to the Immigration Act 1971 brought in by the Nationality and Borders Act 2022. See website for details. Closing date: 12 June 2024.


Other announcements

How is your research evaluated? Invitation to Springer Nature global survey

Springer Nature is carrying out an anonymous global study to gather researchers’ views about the way their work is evaluated, and how they would like to see this develop in the future. See announcement for details. There is the option to sign up for a $250 prize draw. Closing date: 26 July 2024.

Next Hundred Years: Survey on Artificial Intelligence

In partnership with She Breaks the Law the Next Hundred Years Project has launched a Survey on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The survey is open to ALL women who work in the legal profession and those in legal roles. We want to understand the impact of AI for women in law, the role they are playing in embracing it, how they making their voices heard and addressing some of the biases we know exist. With AI representing the future economy and opportunities in and beyond legal, Next 100 Years and She Breaks the Law want to ensure women in law’s voices aren’t just participating in the Great AI Conversation, but leading it.

See website for details.

Springer Nature: Book publishing essentials – free mini-course

Springer Nature’s free mini-course on book publishing consists of five modules emailed to you every week for five weeks. See website for details.

Public Engagement Training Sessions, online from School of Advanced Study, University of London

Each year, the SAS Public Engagement team offers a series of training sessions alongside Being Human Festival, the UK's national festival of the humanities. Whether you are a researcher with experience in engagement or are trying out public engagement for the first time, the training series covers some of the key knowledge and skills to help you connect the wider public with research. The course runs from April to October this year. See website for details.

NCRM 20th Anniversary Impact Prize: call for applications

The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) is inviting researchers to apply for the NCRM 20th Anniversary Impact Prize. The competition is open to anyone who has participated in NCRM training, used NCRM resources, taken part in an NCRM initiative, event or network, or been in receipt of NCRM funding, since the NCRM was founded in 2004. See website for details. Closing date: 2 June 2024

Virtual Reading Group on Property Law: call for expressions of interest 

Are you interested in joining a virtual reading group on Property Law? If so, please email Dr Tola Amodu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Academic Mentoring: Professor Didi Herman

Professor Didi Herman has retired from Kent Law School and is now offering confidential help to individuals and universities looking to improve scholarship for publication, mentoring, and the REF. See her website for details.

Professor Herman is now also offering expert consultancy to law schools for advance preparation for REF 2028.

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