Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

‘Comparative Studies of Law and Society: Are Global Social Indicators Contestable?

17 October 2013 | 13:00h to 15:00h | Seminar
Room 1.13, Liberty Building

The Security and Justice Research Group, the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies and the School of Law at the University of Leeds are pleased to announce a lunchtime seminar.

Comparative Studies of Law and Society: Are Global Social Indicators Contestable?

  • By Professor David Nelken of the University of Macetera and the University of Oxford.

This event is co-sponsored by the Security and Justice Group, the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies and the School of Law, University of Leeds.

Biography

David Nelken (PHD, LLD, Cambridge) taught philosophy of law, sociology of law and criminology at Edinburgh University and University College, London before moving to Italy in 1989. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Macerata, Italy, and Visiting Professor at Oxford University's Centre of Criminology (where he teaches a course on Comparative Criminal Justice). 

Widely published, Professor Nelken is an Academician of the UK Academy of Social Sciences, received a Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association in 1985, the 'Sellin- Glueck' international scholarship Award from the American Society of Criminology in 2009, the 'Podgorecki' award of the International Sociological Association in 2009, and the 'International Scholar award' from the Law and Society Association in 2013.

To attend

Please RSVP Julia Ishola on 0113 3432711 or J.H.Ishola@leeds.ac.uk

Location Details

Liberty Building
School of Law
Moorland Road
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT.

The Liberty Building is number 16 on the campus map, and is situated on the corner of Moorland Road and Belle Vue Road on the Western Campus of the University of Leeds. It is situated behind the Maurice Keyworth Building (Business School).

  • From Leeds train station, it is a 30 minute walk or you can take a taxi for around £5.00.
  • Alternatively, the number 56 bus runs from Albion Street via Woodhouse Lane (A660) and stops on Moorland Road. These run every 10 minutes.
  • If travelling by car, there is a visitors' car park at the south end of the University campus or there is limited four-hour street parking on Belle Vue Road immediately behind the Liberty Building.

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