28 March 2012

NOTICE: Law, Justice and Society Research Cluster

The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society has launched a research cluster in Law, Justice and Society at Wolfson College, Oxford (UK):

The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Law, Justice and Society Research Cluster at Wolfson College. By enabling collaboration between the Foundation and the College and strengthening the existing association with the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, the cluster will become known as a major centre for the study of law, justice and society in Oxford.

The new cluster will be under the academic direction of Professor Denis Galligan, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, Member of the FLJS Board of Trustees, and Fellow of Wolfson College, who will work alongside the FLJS Founding President John W. Adams, Wolfson Fellows, and FLJS staff to study the role of law in society at national, regional, and international levels, and explore the interconnections between law, economics, politics, and society.

The Law, Justice and Society research cluster will join several other research clusters recently created under the guidance of the College’s President, Professor Hermione Lee. The clusters draw on the outstanding scholarly strengths and interests within the College to foster innovative approaches to interdisciplinary research.

A major aim of the cluster will be to make research on issues of contemporary interest and importance accessible to a wider audience, and to involve the professional, business, and political sectors in its work.