Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies is a new blog dedicated to promoting dialogue between socio-legal scholars from around the world. It is hosted at the Centre for Socio-legal Studies and managed by a board made up of senior scholars and student editors.

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We hope that you will consider contributing to the blog or encouraging your colleagues, students and early career academics to do so.  

As you will see when you visit the blog, it has four core sections:

  • Methodological Musings is dedicated to discussion of methods used in the production of empirical studies of law and legal phenomena. Contributions take the form of a reflection on work already undertaken or at the design stage, including posts on the value of a particular approach to the collection of data, problems encountered in the design or implementation of a methodology, ethical dilemmas, or unanticipated problems that occurred in the field.
  • Borderlands focuses on new directions in socio-legal studies. These might include discussion of new interdisciplinary interfaces and previously unexplored subjects, resources or archives, new research programmes or projects, networks and initiatives.
  • A Good Read features reviews of recent, theoretically informed empirical socio-legal publications. Whilst this section is mainly dedicated to book reviews, reviews of recent socio-legal articles are also welcomed.
  • Talking about methods includes podcasts about the uses that leading socio-legal scholars have made of particular methods in their research.

We welcome original contributions from students, early career researchers, policy-makers, senior academics, lawyers and members of civil society organisations which provide high quality analysis of recent socio-legal research, methodological issues, ethical issues and publications across the globe.

Our journal, The Journal of the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, is no longer in production but previous issues are available here. The Centre is now focusing its efforts on the production of the Frontiers of Socio-Legal Studies blog.