How to Tell When to Send Your Paper into a Journal

*Susan Sterett and Paul Collins A group of faculty and graduate students in the Five College Seminar in Legal Studies in Western Massachusetts talked on a beautiful Friday afternoon about submitting a manuscript to a journal, something that feels so scary to some people they won’t do it. Other people send things in readily, and have tricks to manage any difficulties. … Continue reading How to Tell When to Send Your Paper into a Journal

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Enhancing scholarship through mentorship and appraisal: The CLS’s inaugural Sociolegal Studies Early Career Workshop

From 17-19 August 2017, Centre for Law and Society at the University of Cape Town hosted the inaugural Sociolegal Studies Early Career Workshop.  An intensive writing workshop which saw a small and promising group of draft papers from advanced postgraduates or recent PhD's, receive close attention and feedback from Sociolegal scholars and mentors. The long-term goal of … Continue reading Enhancing scholarship through mentorship and appraisal: The CLS’s inaugural Sociolegal Studies Early Career Workshop

A Brief Guide to Reading, Writing, and Giving Feedback in Socio-Legal Studies

*Mark Fathi Massoud Scholarly Reading Part of researching and writing well in the field of socio-legal studies is reading well. Reading well involves annotating everything that you read. Each article, book or book section that you read must be “imPECCable” – P is for Purpose: Ask yourself, what is the author’s purpose in writing this … Continue reading A Brief Guide to Reading, Writing, and Giving Feedback in Socio-Legal Studies

‘The personal is political’ – shifting contexts and enduring relevance(?)

Thought Leader Encounter of 11 May 2017 Thursday 11 May saw the Centre for Law and Society (CLS) convene its first Thought Leader Encounter of 2017. Officially launched in early 2016, this series is a key activity under the CLS Hub, an initiative aimed at providing supportive spaces for robust debates around critical socio-legal issues. … Continue reading ‘The personal is political’ – shifting contexts and enduring relevance(?)