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Centre for Law, Policy and Society (CLPS)

The Centre for Law, Policy and Society (CLPS) supports Law School academics’ explorations of the intersections between law, policy and society. Members engage in multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of law, including analysis of the inter-relations between law and policy and analysis of the historical or cultural role of law in different social contexts. CLPS researchers have expertise in a wide range of legal fields, theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, and welcome opportunities to engage with policymakers and the public.

CLPS Seminars: Semester 1 (2019-20)

All Seminars take place in the Moot Room from 1pm-2pm unless otherwise indicated

9 October – "Suspending Parliament", Dr Asif Hameed, University of Southampton.

30 October – "The problem of secessionist civic nationalism in contemporary Scotland", Professor Darel Paul, Williams College and University of Edinburgh.

13 November – "Jus Cogens and the Use of Chemical Weapons: A Thin Red Line'", Professor Nina Jorgensen, University of Southampton.

4 December – "Criminal Omissions in France and China", Dr Mel Kazarian and Zhao Yuqing, University of Southampton.

CLPS Seminars - Semester 2 (2018-19)

All seminars take place between 1-2pm on Wednesdays in the Law School Moot Room (4/4003), unless otherwise stated.

6 February 2019 - Joint seminar with Centre for Citizenship, Globalization and Governance (C2G2) with lunch from 12pm in Law Staff Room (4/2055)
John Boswell (Politics) and Harry Annison (Law): ‘Bad Representatives? Pursuing the inclusion agenda amid pervasive stigmas’

20 February 2019 - ‘Joint Enterprise: Issues and action.’ Featuring Gloria Morrison (JENGbA) and David Gurnham (Law)

27 February 2019 - Joint event with the Centre for Private and Commercial Law 1-5pm. Research workshop on The Humanity of Private Law featuring Nicholas McBride (Cambridge), Prof Sarah Green (Bristol), Prof Sandy Steel (Oxford)

4 March 2019 -  ‘Horizontality of the ECHR: Home Repossession and Article 8’ with Elisabeth Ahlinder, (Stockholm) 12:30-13:30pm, Law Staff Room (4/2055)

13 March 2019 - Nina Jorgensen (Law), ‘Jus Cogens and the Use of Chemical Weapons: A Thin Red Line’

27 March 2019 - Prof Lori Ringhand (University of Georgia, USA), 'Comparative Campaign Finance’, 4-5pm, room 6/1081

April 2019 [date tbc] - Work-in-progress feedback session

1 May 2019- Joint seminar with Centre for Citizenship, Globalization and Governance (C2G2), Dr Roman David (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) ‘Liberalism and Democracy in Myanmar’

1 May 2019 - CLPS Annual Ganz Lecture, Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court 6pm

8 May 2019 - Haris Psarras (Law), ‘To Risk or Not to Risk: Advice, Information, and 'Misnomers' in the Tort of Negligence’

CLPS Seminars - Semester 1 (2018-19)

All seminars take place between 1-2pm on Wednesdays in room 4/4003 (Moot Room)

10 October 2018 - Dr Javier Oliva (University of Manchester) - 'Public Law and Religion.'

24 October 2018 - Dr Jacob Eisler (University of Southampton) - 'Group Decision-Making and American Election Law.'

28 November 2018 - Dr Anna Souhami (University of Edinburgh) - 'Policing at the Periphery Understanding Police work in remote Northern Islands of Scotland.'

5 December 2018 - Dr Oche Onazi (University of Southampton) - 'Is there an African Path to Disability Justice?'

CLPS Seminars - Semester 2 (2017-18)

All seminars take place between 1-2pm on Wednesdays in room 4/4003 (Moot Room), unless otherwise stated.

7 February 2018 - Ana Fuentes – 'Practitioner interpretations of the UK National Referral Mechanism for
rescue of potential victims of trafficking.'

21 February 2018 - Dr James MacLean - ‘Scotland and the Saltire: symbol of a nation carved in the clouds.'

7 March 2018 - Oche Onazi - TBC

25 April 2018 (Room 2/3043) - CLPS Annual Workshop - ‘Vulnerability and the Law’  

25 April 2018 (Nuffield Lecture Theatre A (1077), Highfield Campus, 18:00 - 19:30) - CLPS Ganz Annual Lecture - Professor Nick Hardwick CBE, Parole Board of England and Wales and Royal Holloway University of London

9 May 2018 - TBC

CLPS Seminars - Semester 1 (2017-18)

All seminars take place between 1-2pm on Wednesdays in room 4/4003 (Moot Room), unless otherwise stated.

18 October 2017 - Professor Peter Sparkes and Mark Jordan (Southampton) - ‘Will the Grenfell Tower fire engender a new attitude to social housing tenants?

25 October 2017 - Fernanda Farina (University of Oxford) -  "Legal tug-of-war: a socio-legal inquiry about judicial empowerment in Brazil from a case-study about healthcare litigation"

8 November 2017 - Professor David Gurnham and Mark Telford (Southampton) – TBC

15 November 2017 - Dr. Sara Benedi-Lahuerta (Southampton) -  "Equality bodies in the Austerity Era"

29 November 2017 - Dr. Alun Gibbs (Southampton) - “Implementation of the Colombian Peace Accords: a case study of legal actors’ role in transitional justice”

6 December 2017 - Katie Hunt (Southampton) and Dr Sotirios Santatzoglou (Keele University) – TBC

CLPS Seminars - Semester 2 (2016-17)

All Seminars take place 16:00 -17:00 in Building 4 Room 2007, unless otherwise noted

1 February 2017 -  Dr Thomas MacManus (Sussex) - ‘Genocide and the Rohingya: Conflict between legal and sociological perspectives’

15 February 2017 - Gaye Orr (Southampton) - ‘Trial Outcomes In Child Death Cases: Influenced by mothering myths?’

1 March 2017 - Professor Keith Ewing (KCL) - MI5, the Cold War and the British Constitution

15 March 2017 - Professor Sarah Nield & Dr Emma Laurie (Southampton) - ‘The Private/Public Divide in Housing Policy’

22 March 2017 (12:00 - 13:00 Building 4/4003) - Dr Matthew Garrod (Sussex) -  'The Development and Meaning of "Universal Jurisdiction": Time to Rethink a Hollow Concept?'

26 April 2017 (18:pm Nuffield Lecture Theatre A) - Annual Hart Lecture Professor Ian Loader (Oxford University)

26 April 2017 (12:00 - 18:00 Building 34/4005 & Building 34/4013) - First Annual CLPS Conference - Details to follow

10 May 2017 - Dr Melinee Kazarian (Southampton) - ‘Healthcare Scandals and Systemic Errors: Comparing French and English criminal responses to failings in state institutions’

CLPS Seminars - Semester 1 (2016/17)

The Centre for Law, Policy and Society (CLPS) supports Law School academics’ explorations of the intersections between law, policy and society. Members engage in multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of law, including analysis of the inter-relations between law and policy and analysis of the historical or cultural role of law in different social contexts. CLPS researchers have expertise in a wide range of legal fields, theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches, and welcome opportunities to engage with policymakers and the public.

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