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New for week ending 1 July 2022

Events

How can the Humanities and Social Sciences contribute to the Peace Agenda?, online Palgrave Macmillan Lecture 

Perspectives for Post-Covid 19 Recovery and Sustainable Development, University of Roehampton, London, online and in-person

Equality, Law and Social Justice Residence, King's College London: call for participants

Partnership, LLP and LLC Law Conference, Nottingham (in-person)

LASSnet Webinar: An Ethnographic Approach to Forensic Medicine in India

JUSTICE Human Rights Conference 2022, London

SLSA events and co-sponsored events 

LSA Global Meeting 2022

Publications

‘I Asked God’: Reparations for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Timor-Leste’s Transitional Justice Process, LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security

Latest from Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies Blog: #MeToo, Consent and Contract Law; and, for Pride month, Sexuality, Rights and Culture in the Postcolony

Sentencing Council: Revised Sentencing Guidelines for Burglary Offences and Child Sexual Offences

Vacancies

Two posts at University of Lincoln: Associate professor in criminal law/criminal justice and lecturer in law

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Vacancies

Two posts at University of Lincoln: Associate professor in criminal law/criminal justice and lecturer in law

Applications are invited for the following posts:

Visiting fellows, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Lucerne

Applications are invited for this annual scheme at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. See website for details. Closing date: 30 September 2022.

Law Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD, University of Leicester

Applications are invited for this fully-funded four-year position. See website for details. Closing date: 14 July 2022.

Professor of law, Anglia Ruskin University

Applications are invited for this permanent, full-time post. See website for details. Closing date: 30 June 2022.

Kalisher Trust internship at JUSTICE: open for applications

The Kalisher scholarships are intended to encourage and assist those intending to practice at the Criminal Bar who demonstrate 'exceptional promise but modest means. Open to UK law graduates only. See website for details. Closing date: 3 July 2022.

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Consultations, inquiries and surveys

Sentencing Council: sale of knives etc to persons under 18

The Sentencing Council invites contributions to the above consultation. See website for details. Closing date: 24 August 2022.

Sentencing Council: Consultation on Animal Cruelty

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

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Other announcements

Professor Nicola Lacey awarded LSA International Prize 

This year’s International Prize was awarded to Nicola Lacey of the London School of Economics. The LSA press release notes: 'Professor Lacey transformed the fields of critical criminology and penology and opened up new areas of inquiry and advocacy for reforming criminal justice systems around the globe. Her work has advanced sociolegal scholarship in these key areas. Professor Lacey has also made significant contributions to feminist legal-thought and has written/co-edited seven books.'

The awards ceremony will take place on 15 July 2022, at the LSA Global Meeting in Lisbon.

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.

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.

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..

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 offering expert consultancy to law schools for advance preparation for REF 2027.

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