The interdisciplinary field of socio-legal studies has its empirical, theoretical and methodological bases in law and the humanities and the social sciences more broadly. While retaining vital links with the black-letter approach to law and with jurisprudence, our approach is distinct from both in that our methodology is more empirical, historical and socio-theoretical.
The network connects researchers and constitutes a focus for law and society research across the University for academics and students who contribute to socio-legal studies, human rights and criminology. We organise workshops and seminars and welcome postgraduate students and international scholars.
Our work covers a vast range of topics, including:
The Law and Society Research Network comprises academics and students from across the University of Sydney and welcomes visiting international scholars.