The Centre for Law and Society is an interdisciplinary research centre in the School of Law. It holds a distinctive place in the development of legal studies in the United Kingdom and internationally as a long-standing forum for exchange between scholars in philosophy of law, sociological and anthropological approaches to law, criminology and penology.
Use the menu on the right to find out more about the Centre's current members, current research interests, research projects, publications, and events. Please also take the time to browse the pages of the Legal Theory Group, the online home of our very active doctoral community. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the Centre's Postgraduate studies page.
The Centre also welcomes enquiries from prospective academic visitors and post-doctoral researchers. To find out more, please visit our Visitors section. To find out more about the MacCormick Fellowships, named in honour of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick, click here.
We are happy to welcome Professor James Sheptycki, York University, Canada, as a new MacCormick Fellow.
For information on current and past MacCormick Fellowships, click here.
Current and Forthcoming Events
This year's CLS Annual Lecture will be delivered on June 8th 2012 by Professor Luciano Floridi, University of Hertfordshire, entitled "Norms as Informational Agents and the Problem of their Design".
This year's Thursday seminar series focuses on the theme of law and conflict.
Among the events that took place in 2010-11 are:
- our regular year long CLS Thursday seminar series, focusing on the theme of law and emotion
- the Spring Festival of Legal Theory, held in May 2011, including as its centrepiece the CLS annual lecture byProfessor Nicola Lacey, Oxford University
- the first series of MacCormick Lectures, delivered by Professor Joseph Weiler of NYU, in the week beginning May 23rd
- an international seminar on Punishment and Society: Politics and Culture, on 11th and 12th May
We were delighted to welcome as Visiting Professors in 2010-11:
Professor Jonathan Simon (Berkeley)
Professor Antony Duff (Stirling)
Professor David Garland (NYU)
We were also happy to host MacCormick's Scotland - a seminar to celebrate the life of Neil MacCormick and to consider the Scottish themes that are so central to his work took place on 4 June 2010.
This page was published on 3 May 2013