Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Action Research Workshop

03 December 2014 | 12:30-14:00 | Seminar
G.33 Liberty Building, School of Law

This workshop has been organised by the Law and Social Justice Research Group.

Abstract

Charlotte will be discussing the rationale for her legal action research, and outlining arguments for more radical and innovative methodology in legal research on social justice.  She is currently advising and advocating on behalf of EU migrants through the Citizens Advice Bureau, and collecting evidence along the way about the problems that they encounter in the UK welfare benefit system.  This advice-led ethnography gives some insight into law in the real world, and uses specialist knowledge to benefit CAB clients. In the face of shrinking legal advice options, legal action research can increase access to justice for the socially excluded – not only highlighting problems that are under-researched, but challenging problems that would otherwise go unchallenged.  

This event takes place under the rubric of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Socio-Legal Studies Pathway, and is open to all doctoral candidates from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Speaker

Charlotte O'Brien, University of York

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Registration 

Please register your attendence online for this event.

Free refreshments will be served.

For further information please email Julie Wallbank.

Location Details

G.33
School of Law
Liberty Building
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT

(Please use postcode LS6 1AN for Sat Nav's)

The Liberty Building is number 16 on the campus map.

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