Tutorial Fellowship in Law with Associate Professorship, Brasenose College, Oxford

in association with the Faculty of Law

Tutorial Fellowship in Law with Associate Professorship

Brasenose College, Oxford proposes to appoint a Tutorial Fellow in Law, with effect from 1st October 2015.  The Fellowship will be held in conjunction with an Associate Professorship in the Faculty of Law, Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford. The post is permanent, upon completion of a successful review.

Applicants should have a doctorate in a relevant subject, or an established record of accomplishment in legal research, and a record of high quality research and publication, commensurate with their career experience.

Further particulars, covering both the College and the University posts, with information about how to apply, and a Recruitment Monitoring form may be obtained from the Brasenose College website: http://www.bnc.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/academic-vacancies. The closing date for applications, including references to be received direct from the referees, is noon GMT on Friday, 23rd January 2015. Informal enquiries may be made to the Senior Law Tutor at Brasenose College, Mr William Swadling (william.swadling@law.ox.ac.uk) or the Vice-Chair of the Law Faculty, Professor Liz Fisher (liz.fisher@law.ox.ac.uk).

Event: Law and the Ageing of Humankind (W G Hart Legal Workshop 2015) 22-23 June


Title: Law and the Ageing of Humankind (W G Hart Legal Workshop 2015)

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Date: Monday 22 June – Tuesday 23 June, 2015
Academic Directors:   Professor Jonathan Montgomery, University College London and Professor Richard Ashcroft, Queen Mary, University of London

Website: http:// http://events.sas.ac.uk/support-research/events/view/16785

The W G Hart Legal Workshop 2015 will explore legal responses to the changing demography of Western European societies. Life expectancy in the UK is projected to rise to 87 years for women by 2033. In 2010 there were 1.3 million more children under the age of 16 than people aged over 65, but by 2035 the Office for National Statistics expects this pattern to be reversed with a projected excess of 4 million more people being aged over 65 than under 16.  The implications are wide ranging; from family forms and patterns of property holding, to tax receipts and welfare payments.

Proposals for papers or panels that fall within the framework of these themes are welcomed. The committee especially welcomes contributions from early career researchers and papers of a cross-disciplinary nature.
All papers will be posted on the workshop website. Subsequently, the organising committee intends to seek publication of a selection of these papers in more permanent form.

Abstracts of 300 words (and no more than 500 maximum) should be sent to: IALS.WGHart@sas.ac.uk
by email attachment by Monday 1 February  2015

Note: abstracts should not include embedded footnotes or endnotes.

Registration fees will apply to the Workshop.

For general enquiries or if you are simply interested in attending the Workshop, please contact:
Belinda Crothers, Academic Programmes Manager Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR. Email: Belinda.Crothers@sas.ac.uk

Special Issue of the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues on Disability

Web Journal of Current Legal Issues

publication of a Special Issue on Disability


This brings together a wide range of articles on issues such as health, employment, welfare, technology and culture.


Change and Continuity: A Historical Overview of the Significance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Mental Health Law
Piers Michael Gooding

Reforming the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS): What Is It Exactly that We Want?
Peter Bartlett

The Care Act 2014: a missed opportunity?
Tabitha Collingbourne

Placing Disability Law in Context: Recent Developments
Michael Jefferson

Merit, Speech Disability and Discrimination
Philip Leith

Obesity as a Disability: The Implications of Kaltoft
Mark Butler

What’s worth got to do with it? Language and the socio-legal advancement of disability rights and equality
Abigail Victoria Pearson

Welfare that Works? The Universal Credit information technology system and disabled people
Catherine Easton

Autonomous or ‘driverless’ cars and disability: a legal and ethical analysis.
Heather Bradshaw-Martin, Catherine Easton

Disabled Dance: Grounding the Practice in the Law of ‘Cultural Heritage’
Shawn Harmon, Charlotte Waelde, Sarah Whatley

Law Postgraduate Studentships and Bursaries @KentLawSchool

The Kent Law School invites applications for funding from prospective postgraduate research students to commence in September 2015.  Funding opportunities include:

  1. CHASE Scholarships
  2. ESRC Scholarships
  3. Kent Law School Studentships
  4. 50th Anniversary Studentships
  5. The Larry Grant Scholarship

We particularly welcome research proposals in socio-legal and critical legal studies.  For further information, please visit:
http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/postgraduate/research/KLS_research_funding.html or contact the Directors of Research at the Kent Law School at klspgstudentships@kent.ac.uk

Law PhD Studentships, University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia, Social Sciences Faculty PhD Studentships 2015/6
We invite applications in any area of law in which the School has supervisory capacity – in particular, Competition Law; Commercial Law and International Dispute Resolution; Media Law, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law and Human Rights, Freedom of Speech and the Law of Public Protest. The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £13,863 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply but must be able to pay the difference between UK/EU fees and international fees. However, in exceptional cases the School may consider providing a “top up” grant covering the international component of tuition fees if a student’s research topic is closely aligned to the strategic interests of the School. Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates should hold, or expect to hold, good undergraduate and Master’s degrees (or equivalent) including some research experience. Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.
To be considered for this award, you should make an application for admission to an MPhil/PhD in the normal manner (https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply), indicating in section 12 of the application form (‘Financing Your Studies’) that you wish to be considered for an open studentship under the Postgraduate Studentships Scheme. Please see https://www.uea.ac.uk/law/research-degrees/applications for information about what ought to be included in a PhD research proposal. For any further queries concerning your proposal, please contact the Law School’s postgraduate research director, Dr Michael Hamilton (Michael.hamilton@uea.ac.uk).
The closing date for applications is 13 February 2015.

PhD Studentships and Bursaries 2015/16, Law School, University of Strathclyde

The Law School, University of Strathclyde
PhD Studentships and Bursaries 2015/16
We invite applications for full-time research studentships (PhD) commencing in October 2015. Funding is available through the following external sources:

Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC DTP Scotland)
The University of Strathclyde is part of a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support 60 postgraduate studentships in 2015.
The Law School invites applications from suitably qualified graduates seeking to undertake PhDs in Law and Legal Studies.
Full information, including eligibility criteria and an overview of the application process, is available at:  http://www.sgsah.ac.uk/studentships/ or by email: hass-postgrad@strath.ac.uk

Economic and Social Research Council Scottish Doctoral Training Centre (ESRC-SDTC) +3 Studentships
The Law School is participating in two ESRC-SDTC accredited pathways.  Each pathway has a number of studentships to allocate each year across all institutions.
The Law School invites applications in the areas of Families and Relationships or Socio-Legal Studies and Criminology.  Applicants should have an MSc in Research Methods or equivalent. For further information, including eligibility criteria and applications process, please visit our website:
and/or contact the relevant Law School reps:
Families, Relationships and Social Change – Prof Nicole Busby nicole.busby@strath.ac.uk
Socio-legal Studies and Criminology – Dr Monica Barry monica.barry@strath.ac.uk

Fully Funded PhD in Intellectual Property, Bournemouth

Bournemouth University

Fully Funded PhD at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM), Bournemouth University

A fully funded PhD studentship (match-funded by Bournemouth University and Econolyst<http://www.econolyst.co.uk/> Ltd)  titled ‘Designing for the Future: The Intellectual Property Implications of 3D Printing, 3D Scanning and Mass Customisation’<https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/pgr/funded-phd-studentships-in-the-business-school/> is available at CIPPM with an expected start date of April 2015.
The closing date is: 5 January 2015

Further information about the studentship can be found here:  https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cippm/2014/12/02/funded-phd-studentship-at-cippm/

University of Sheffield – School of Law – PhD Scholarships

University of Sheffield – School of Law – PhD Scholarships

A number of scholarships for students who wish to do postgraduate research in the University of Sheffield School of Law are now available. If you know of any potential applicants please make them aware of this opportunity. The closing date is 2nd / 3rd February (depending on the type of scholarship funding requested).

Further information is available at:

If you have any queries please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Officer – pgradlaw@sheffield.ac.uk

Conference: “Disability Equality and Human Rights in the Criminal Justice System: Implications for Policing and Prosecuting”, Leeds, 13 Feb

University of Leeds – Conference

Disability Equality and Human Rights in the Criminal Justice System: Implications for Policing and Prosecuting

Friday 13th February 2015
9.40am – 4pm
DoubleTree by Hilton, Granary Wharf, Leeds

One-day conference organised by the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds. Please see http://care-connect.leeds.ac.uk/events/ for details and registration.