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Socio-Legal Research

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In socio-legal work we consider law in the context of broader social and political theories. We look at whether and how law is implemented and enforced, at the exercise of discretion, the nature of disputes and disputing, and crime & criminal justice. By exploring law’s connections with broader social and political forces – domestic and international – we gain perspective on ideology, culture, identity and social life.

Socio-legal studies are interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary. Members of staff regularly work with colleagues from across the Faculty of Social Sciences. We are keen to consider joint supervision of doctoral students with colleagues from other parts of the University.

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Wills Memorial Building
Queen's Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 1RJ
United Kingdom