Linda Mulcahy is the Professor of Socio-legal Studies and the Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.  She has degrees in law, legal theory, sociology and art history and her work has a strong interdisciplinary flavour.  Linda has previously held posts at the LSE, Birkbeck, the Law Commission and Bristol University. She regularly acts as a research consultant to government bodies, regulators and NGOs. Linda is currently a member of the Council of Justice and the advisory board of the British Library oral history programme.  She is a former Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.



Research Interests

The focus of her research is on perceptions and experiences of the legal system and the socio-legal dynamics of dispute resolution. Her empirical work has been supported by a range of grants from the ESRC, AHRC, Nuffield Foundation, NHS Executive, Department of Health and the Leverhulme Foundation. Linda’s recent work has focused on the architecture of justice facilities and the relationship between design and due process. Linda welcomes research students in the fields of dispute resolution and mediation, legal geography, law and the image, feminist legal studies, civil justice and socio-legal studies.

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