Dr Jack Meakin

Dr Jack Meakin


I joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in Law in September 2021. Before joining the University of Leeds, I was an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bristol. I completed my PhD in Law at the University of Glasgow. I have previously studied at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL Oñati), and the University of Bristol (LLB).

In August 2022 I will begin a two-year ESRC New Investigator Grant, undertaking research on my project ‘TRACTION: Trasnnational Labour Constitutionalism: Strategic Litigation and the Constitutional Protection of Work.’

Research interests

My research interests and activity sit at the intersection between legal/constitutional theory, socio-legal studies, and labour law. My recent work draws on legal theoretical and socio-legal insights to comprehend the ways that law has been mobilised effectively in the labour law and industrial relations context.

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  • PhD, University of Glasgow
  • MA, Sociology of Law, International Institute for the Sociology of Law (OƱati)
  • LLB, University of Bristol

Professional memberships

  • Labour Law Research Network
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association
  • Associate Member, Centre for Law at Work, University of Bristol

Student education

I currently contribute to teaching in the following modules:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law (UG)
  • Law and Society (UG)
  • Employment Law (UG)
  • Comparative Human Rights Law (PG)
  • Inequalities, Law and Justice (PG)

I am interested in supervising doctoral researchers in the fields of legal/constitutional theory, socio-legal studies, and labour law.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Law and Social Justice