The International Journal of Law in Context and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies jointly invited early career scholars to participate in a workshop held in Oxford 29-30 June 2015. The purpose of this international workshop was to bring together scholars at a relatively early stage in their careers to support them in developing research projects and preparing publications to submit to scholarly journals in the field of socio-legal studies.
During the workshop scholars made presentations, took part in discussions, and received feedback on their work from senior research staff at the Centre and the editorial team of the Journal. The best papers at the workshop were considered for publication in the International Journal of Law in Context.
Feedback from participants:
"I really benefited from the instructive presentations, discussions and individual feedback and enjoyed how the workshop was organised around a small select group of participants. The representatives of CSLS and International Journal of Law in Context had a remarkable capacity for creating a constructive and responsiveness environment where even work-in-progress in its very early and insecure stage could be presented and receive very helpful feedback." Annette Olesen, University of Southern Denmark
"It was the one of the best workshops I have attended. Everyone was really engaged and interested in the papers and projects presented. My own paper greatly benefited from the critical and constructive feedback received, and it was fantastic getting to know established and early career scholars in such a collaborative environment." Cheah Wui Ling, University of Oxford
"The geographic diversity of the participants really enriched the interesting presentations, and the Q&A sessions were so well facilitated that it created a space for real learning from each other. The extra time for individually tailored discussion for each participant to have one-to-one advisory time with a member of staff from the Centre was very inclusive and supportive making this a unique workshop experience and really valuable for early career researchers." Indrani Sigamany, University of York