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News 

Events

British Institute of International and Comparative Law: short courses programme 2023, London and online  

Talking about Homes: The foundation for a decent life, JRF webinar

Pregnancy and the Law, University of Southampton and online: call for papers

Capital's Laws of Motion Seriously: Marxism, Law and Capitalism: book discussion, QMUL, London

Celebrating Women in Legal History: The lives and legacies of early women legal historians, University of Liverpool: call for abstracts

Spectres of Sex Positivity/Negativity and the ‘Sex Game Gone Wrong’, Durham Law School and online: note change of date

Annual McGill Graduate Law Conference titled: Law & Prejudice, hybrid/Montreal, Canada: call for papers extended

Why this Polish Defence Lawyer’s Life Story Matters: A conversation about lawyers and their legacies, IALS, London

CEILA Annual Lecture 2022–23 with Professor Martti Koskenniemi, QMUL, London

SLSA events and co-sponsored events 

SLSA 2023 University of Ulster: registration open!

Prevent, Surveil and Protect: The fight against terrorism, online one-day symposium: call for speakers

Publications

Latest from Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies: In Memoriam: The Continuing Relevance of Bruno Latour to Socio-Legal Studies

Latest on the JLS Blog: JLS Authors and Meet the Book Author: contributions from Roger Cotterrell, Anna Beckers and Gunther Teubner, Jessica Mant and Sharon Thompson

Special issue of the Medical Law Review: call for papers

UK Poverty 2023: The essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK

Oñati Socio-Legal Series special issue: 'Rethinking the Caste System' edited by Prakash Shah – open access

Law, Humanities and the Covid Crisis edited by Carl F Stychin: 30% discount on print version

New book series: Gender, Justice and Legal Feminism – call for book proposals

Research and funding

British Academy International Fellowships 2023: call for applications

Nuffield Foundation: Research, Development and Analysis Fund – call for applications

Vacancies

PhD Student, University of Ghent

Kent Law School: Lecturers/Senior Lecturers and Readers/Professors


Vacancies

PhD Student, University of Ghent

Applications are invited for this full-time fixed-term position at the Center for the Foundations and Methods in Private Law. See website for details. Closing date: 28 February 2023.

Kent Law School: Lecturers/Senior Lecturers and Readers/Professors

Kent Law School invites applications for the following positions:

Wellcome Trust Research Fellow on project: Regulating the migration of health data in SSA, University of Warwick

Applications are invited for this 24-month fixed-term post working with Professor Sharifah Sekalala. See website for details. Closing date: 26 February 2023.

Postdoc positions, University of Haifa, Israel/University College London

Applications are invited for several positions on this European Research Council project 'Dispute Resolution Automation'. See announcement for details. Closing date: 15 February 2023.

Scientific Director of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in Onati for the 2024–2026 term

The Research Committee on Sociology of Law invites expressions of interest are invited for this position. See announcement for details. Closing date: 31 March 2023

Two paid legal internships, JUSTICE, remote/hybrid, London

Applications are invited for these two fixed-term, three-month paid positions. See website for details. Closing date: 19 February 2023.

Mid-career and senior fellowships in legal studies, Baldy Center, University at Buffalo New York

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy at the University at Buffalo School of Law plans to award fellowships to scholars pursuing important topics in law, legal institutions, and social policy. See website for details. Closing date: 17 February 2023.

Commissioner in the Law Commission of England & Wales

The Law Commission invites applications for this forthcoming vacancy. Please see the letter from Sir Nicholas Green, Chair of the Law Commission, for details. Further details will be released in early 2023.

Visitors' Programme, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, call for applications

Each year, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford invites doctoral students and faculty members to pursue their research as visitors and engage with our vibrant community of scholars for one or several terms. Applications must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in accordance with the procedure and before the deadlines specified. The next two deadlines are: 24 March and 14 July 2023. See website for full details.

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Consultations, inquiries and surveys

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Other announcements

British Institute of International and Comparative Law: Training Courses 2022

BIICL training combines world-leading research with an applied perspective. Thecourses are convened and taught by international experts from BIICL’s own team in collaboration with external partners, combining academic expertise with practical experience. They are designed to enable legal practitioners, government officials, students, academics, and civil society organisations to gain expert insights and to deepen their knowledge in areas of international law. See website for full details of this year's varied programme.

Academic Support Network for Ukrainian students and scholars

The IVR section in Poland has prepared an Academic Support Network for Ukrainian students and scholars who work on legal and social philosophy. See website for details.

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 2027.

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