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New for week ending 27 May 2022

Events

Pandemic (In)Equalities – The cost(s) of ‘singleness’ (Scotland) – Edinburgh

Pandemic (In)Equalities – The cost(s) of ‘singleness’ (England) – Milton Keynes 

Vulnerability and Human Rights: What Does Wales Do Differently?, online, organised by Public Law Wales

(B)OrderS Masterclass: Refugees and Decent Work, online and in person at QMUL

British Academy Summer Showcase, London

How Far Have We Come? Disability Identity Politics in the UK, London

It's a Conspiracy: The Impact of Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation, London

Making Research Accessible: Encouraging Global Cultural Understanding through Writing, London

Spaces of Conflict, Spaces of Justice: Between Natural Landscapes and Cityscapes, online and in person, Montréal, Canada – call for papers

SLSA events and co-sponsored events 

LSA Global Meeting 2022, hybrid conference 

Publications

Latest from Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies Blog: Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, and Short – book review & Celebrating One Year of Frontiers

Leverhulme Trust Funding Bulletin

Other

Children's Voices in Surrogacy: call for participants

Nottingham University announce death of former VC Professor Sir Colin Campbell

Participants needed for Compassion and Legal Academia PhD Study


Vacancies

Research Fellow, Centre for Access to Justice and Inclusion, Anglia Ruskin University

Applications are invited for this three-year full-time post. See website for details. Closing date: 3 June 2022.

Lecturer in Law (Technology Law), University of Plymouth

Applications are invited for this permanent full-time position. Please see website for details. Closing date: 12 June 2022.

Research fellow/senior research fellow, University of Nottingham

Applications are invited for this four-year post on the European Research Council Starting Grant RECEDE project. See summary and website for details. Closing date: 27 May 2022.

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Consultations, inquiries and surveys

Sentencing Council: Consultation on Animal Cruelty

The Sentencing Council invites contributions to the above consultation. See website for details. Closing date: 1 August 2022.

Sentencing Council: Perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation

The Sentencing Council invites contributions to the above consultation. See website for details. Closing date: 22 June 2022.

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Other announcements

Children's Voices in Surrogacy: call for participants 

Dr Katherine Wade (University of Leicester), Dr Kirsty Horsey (University of Kent) and Ms Zaina Mahmoud (University of Exeter) are recruiting participants for an empirical study that collects the views of children aged 9–18 who were either born through surrogacy or are the children of surrogates. It includes focus groups, a conference panel and a 'Digital Art Wall'. Please see child-friendly website for details  and pass along to anyone/other networks who may be interested.

Nottingham University announce death of former VC Professer Sir Colin Campbell

Tributes have been paid following the death of Professor Sir Colin Campbell, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham. See website for further details.

IVR Book Prize for Legal or Social Philosophy  

Submissions are invited for this prize awarded by the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. See website for details. Closing date: 31 May 2022.

Commission on Legal Pluralism: Early Career Scholar Award for Best Paper on Legal Pluralism

Nominations are invited for this award for the best paper in the field of legal pluralism, to be presented at the Law and Society Association conference, Lisbon, Portugal 13–16 July 2022. See website for details. Closing date: 1 June 2022.

Participants needed for Compassion and Legal Academia PhD Study

Aysha Mazhar is a PhD candidate based at the School of Law at Keele University and is looking for legal academic participants who are currently working at a university law school in England or Wales for her doctoral study 'The Manifestations of Compassion in Legal Academia of England and Wales'.

In this research study, she is exploring the ways in which compassion can be manifested within legal academia with reference to legal education, legal research and in additional academic roles and responsibilities. For this study, she is asking for input from legal academics who currently work in university law schools based in England and Wales to fill out the survey.

At the end of the survey, the participants have the option whether to include their contact details for a follow up one-to-one online interview, which will take place on Microsoft Teams.

If you would like to participate, here is the link to the survey: https://forms.office.com/r/w4Ty8uhgbh. The closing date is Friday 30 September 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the research study, please contact Aysha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

David Cowan appointed JLS Chair in Socio-Legal Studies at Cardiff Law School

David Cowan, currently Professor of Law and Policy at University of Bristol Law School, will be moving to Cardiff Law School in April 2023 to take up the post of Journal of Law and Society (JLS) Chair in Socio-Legal Studies. He joins the JLS Editorial Board with immediate effect. David Cowan, currently Professor of Law and Policy at University of Bristol Law School, will be moving to Cardiff Law School in April 2023 to take up the post of Journal of Law and Society (JLS) Chair in Socio-Legal Studies. He joins the JLS Editorial Board with immediate effect. Dave is a veteran member of the SLSA and served two terms as Vice Chair on the SLSA Executive Committee, as it then was (2002–04 and 2008–11). He is also editor of Palgrave’s Socio-Legal Studies series which has published around 40 titles since its launch in 2012. Dave said: “I’m delighted to be joining Cardiff Law School as the initial Journal of Law and Society Professor of Socio Legal Studies. It’s an exciting time for socio-legal studies and Cardiff is at the forefront. I look forward to contributing to its increasing success.”  In 2020 Dave received the SLSA’s prestigious Award for Contributions to the Socio-Legal Community.

New Jean Monnet Centre for the Rule of Law and European Values 2022–2025, UCLan Cyprus

UCLan Cyprus is among the institutions across the globe selected to host a prestigious EU funded Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the years 2022–2025. The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is directed by Professor Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou, Professor of European Law and Reform and Head, School of Law of UCLan Cyprus. All the CROLEV Team would like to invite interested parties to follow its initial establishment and express an interest in staying informed. See announcement for details.

Holzleithner: Law, Power, and Violence: video of keynote speech from SAFI Conference 2021

Watch the keynote from Professor Elisabeth Holzleithner, Professor for Legal Philosophy and Legal Gender Studies, Vienna University given on 26 May 2021.

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.

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