Cambridge Journals was proud to support the first early careers workshop held jointly by the International Journal of Law in Context and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies in Oxford, 29-30 June 2015. The purpose of this international workshop was to bring together scholars at a relatively early stage in their careers to support them in developing research projects and preparing publications to submit to scholarly journals in the field of socio-legal studies.

During the workshop scholars made presentations, took part in discussions, and received feedback on their work from senior research staff at the Centre and the editorial team of the Journal. The best papers at the workshop were considered for publication in the International Journal of Law in Context.

We are pleased that attendees share our view that the workshop was a great success.

Cheah Wui Ling of the University of Oxford said “It was the one of the best workshops I have attended. Everyone was really engaged and interested in the papers and projects presented.”

Annette Olesen from the University of Southern Denmark commented “The representatives of CSLS and International Journal of Law in Context had a remarkable capacity for creating a constructive and responsiveness environment where even work-in-progress in its very early and insecure stage could be presented and receive very helpful feedback.”

And Indrani Sigamany from the University of York stated “The geographic diversity of the participants really enriched the interesting presentations, and the Q&A sessions were so well facilitated that it created a space for real learning from each other. The extra time for individually tailored discussion for each participant to have one-to-one advisory time with a member of staff from the Centre was very inclusive and supportive making this a unique workshop experience and really valuable for early career researchers.”

We look forward to the next early careers workshop in 2016 and hope it can be as big a success and the first.

Marc Hertogh, Co-Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Law in Context
Marina Kurkchiyan, Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

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