Welcome to the 2nd Edition of SLJ Research.

Our first issue, published in late 2017, celebrated a year of research success; growing publication outputs, the launch of a keynote lecture in legal theory and critique, visiting judge and artist in residence programs, and a monthly research seminar series. As 2018 draws to a close, these key benchmarks continue to flourish, while new programs and events unroll.

This year, I can report on a busy list of research activities that are testament to a rich research culture in the SLJ, one that plays to our enduring strengths: a scholarly tradition that is critical, theoretical, cultural, progressive, and deeply imbued with an ethos of social and environmental justice. Film screenings, book readings, keynote conference papers, monthly research seminars, quality publication outputs, grants success, traditional and non-traditional research impacts, symposia, In Conversation events, Thursday Night Live provocations at the Quad – it has been a full year.

Associate Professor John Page, School of Law and Justice, Southern Cross University

Importantly, as well as engaging researchers and students within the School, we have engaged with community, staging events both on-campus and off, and in the region and beyond – projecting an outwards-facing reputation of the SLJ as a vibrant place of critical legal thinking and inter-disciplinarity.

Thanks for taking the time to read this second edition of SLJ Research and please feel free to join us at our final research event of 2018, the Greta Bird Lecture on 29th November. We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards,

Associate Professor John Page
Deputy Head of School (Research)