Centre for Socio-Legal Studies opens applications for its sixth annual Methodology Masterclass

The Oxford Centre for Socio-legal Studies is hosting its sixth annual  Socio-Legal methodology masterclass on 4th-5th September 2023.  Places are available for 20 students to spend two days at an Oxford College talking to experienced researchers about designing an empirical project, dilemmas in the field and analysis of data. Issues for discussion this year will include the co-production of data, the concept of interpreting data, revisiting the scientific model and the empirical-policy interface. Students are asked to read one article in advance of each of the sessions. The workshops are highly interactive and conversation about topics spill over into lunch, dinner and free-time.

2022 Masterclass

This event is designed for students working in the field of socio-legal studies in the second, third and fourth years of their PhD (or part-time equivalent). There are only 20 student places which are allocated on a competitive basis. Accommodation and meals will be free for the students allocated a place but they are asked to fund their own travel costs.  If you would like to apply for a place you can do so by following this link. The application process closes on the 27th July at 3pm and applicants will be told whether they have a place and what they need to read in advance of the workshop shortly afterwards.

Feedback on the masterclass from previous years has been extremely positive:

The people made this masterclass a joy to be at! I liked hearing from leading socio-legal academics about their experiences, approaches and their honesty in reflecting on previous projects. The presenters were generous with their time. I received some really helpful pointers for my research project. The focus on reflective practice made the masterclass very open and the group came together to create a welcoming and supportive space for the sharing of methodological issues - Delegate 2022

This masterclass was been made possible as a result of generous support by the ESRC, the Journal of Law and Society, the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and the Welsh ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership.