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Birmingham Law School Research Group
The Global Legal Studies group was formed in September 2015 to provide support for the growing concentration on global legal studies in Birmingham Law School. It supports work that takes a ‘global’ approach to questions of law and legal regulation, and includes comparative research with both national and international case studies.
To this end, ‘global’ can be taken to mean an approach that considers questions of law without an exclusive focus on ‘the local’, placing phenomena and enquiries within their broader contexts. To date we have discussed everything from migration, to human rights, insolvency, and constitutional law. The GLS group maintains a dynamic and communal nature, provides leadership opportunities to all, and continues to operate as a fluid and egalitarian group brought together by shared intellectual interests and endeavours.
Our main activities currently revolve around our reading group which meets monthly during term. The meetings are formulated to allow everyone to speak on their research activities, with questions and discussion arising and suggestions welcomed. Within each group meeting, we concentrate engagement with two pre-circulated research outputs in draft form. The range of outputs varies from research proposals, to book chapters, bullet points of research ideas and full draft articles.
The following works and projects were presented in early form at the GLS reading group.