Welcome to the 3rd edition of SLJ Research, the research newsletter of the School of Law and Justice. In preparing ourselves for a busy 2020, and welcoming in a new decade at Southern Cross, it is timely to reflect on the School’s research successes, scholarly achievements, and keynote events over the last 12 months.
2019 was an extremely busy research year for our School. On the public front, we hosted three public lectures, ran three scholarly conferences at the Gold Coast, welcomed internationally distinguished visitors in residence, and consolidated our popular Research Seminar Series with seven standout speakers.
We also launched our new journal, Pólemos: Journal of Law, Literature and Culture, and began planning another, Legalities, the Journal of the Law & Society Association of Australia and NZ. Our public events and launches, large and small, helped put the School on the (national and global) map – as a vibrant centre for critical, contextual, and cultural legal scholarship. In fields as diverse as the narratives of climate change, environmental justice, ecological jurisprudence, critical theory, law and society, and law, culture and the humanities, the SLJ continues to lead, and leave its mark.
In this environment, the School’s scholars continued to achieve research impact beyond our numbers, punching above our collective weight with publishing outputs, innovative collaborations – interdisciplinary, as well as across and beyond the University – and an emerging grants strategy and success.
As always, I trust you enjoy reading Volume 3 of SLJ Research [download PDF].
Associate Professor John Page
Deputy Head of School (Research)