The Centre for Law and Social Justice

Our work considers the extent to which law can address inequalities and help ensure that resources are shared more equitably.

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Centre for Law and Social Justice

Jen Hendry in the School of Law

Our academic team consists of over 20 experts in the field of Law and Social Justice who conduct research and teaching within the School.

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Our academics have established international reputations across a range of areas and through our research we contribute to legal and policy developments locally, nationally and internationally.

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Our research projects explore the fundamental issues within Law and Social Justice on a national and international level.


Our inception

Law and Social Justice was inaugurated in September 2014 and has 21 members, including 10 postgraduate research students. The inaugural event, funded by White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, ‘Languages of Welfare and Justice: Legal Projects for Social Change’ took place on 25th September 2014. The event was attended by 35 White Rose scholars. Professor Jonathan Herring (Exeter College, Oxford) gave the plenary address ‘Law and Social Injustice’ which framed the day. Inaugurating Law and Social Justice with a White Rose event reflects the group’s ambitions to make interdisciplinary connections across the White Rose Universities and beyond.

Upcoming events

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19 Nov

The Conservative Counterrevolution in American Law - Ann Southworth

Liberty Building SR (G.28) | 16:00 - 17:30

03 Dec

Sanctuary (Film Screening)

Hyde Park Picture House 73 Brudenell Rd, Leeds LS6 1JD | 17:30 - 20:15