Centre for Law and Social Justice staff secure grant from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

We are delighted to share that several members of the School of Law’s Centre for Law and Social Justice have secured a £4000 grant to host a workshop in June 2025.

Staff members of the Centre for Law and Social Justice, including Dr Amanda Spalding, Dr Amrita Limbu, Professor Marie-Andrée Jacob, Dr Priyasha Saksena (Primary Investigator), and Dr Adrienne Yong from the City Law School, have successfully secured the 2025 W G Hart Legal Workshop grant from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). 

The IALS serves as a national resource for legal researchers, providing support and facilitating research for students at universities across the UK and within the University of London. This support includes various initiatives, such as the W G Hart Legal Workshop, which is an annual legal research event funded by the W G Hart bequest. 

The W G Hart Legal Workshops are aimed at advancing legal education at the academic level in law schools throughout the UK. They specifically encourage proposals that uphold the workshops' longstanding tradition of pioneering new ideas and breaking new ground. 

The grant will fund a workshop that builds upon a related AHRC-funded project, Making it to the Registers, which aims to examine the real-life aspects of regulating global migrant healthcare workers in the UK. The workshop will expand the focus to all forms of care (including social care, domestic care, and unpaid care) and investigate the role of law in governing the global movement of care. It will employ four themes – precarity, advocacy, protection, and kinship networks – to provide diverse perspectives on how law influences the regulation of care movement. The workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the legal regulation of care (including comparative and international aspects) through the lens of a variety of disciplines: history, anthropology, politics, sociology, criminology, and creative arts. 

Keynote speakers include Professor Eram Alam (Harvard University) and Professor Majella Kilkey (University of Sheffield). There will be a panel on lived experiences, featuring care workers and individuals and organisations that support them. There will also be a creative arts panel, featuring Dr Ella Parry-Davies (King’s College London) and her collaborators working on performance as method with migrant domestic workers. 

The workshop will be held at IALS in London in June 2025. More information, including dates and a call for papers, will be available later this year.