Centre for Law and Social Justice Launch Webinar

Wednesday 4 October 2023, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm BST, online (UK)


Join us on Wednesday 4th October for an online event which will bring together some exciting speakers in a conversation about the contemporary context of law and social justice, future research-led priorities, and the role of law in delivering positive change in social justice. We will also be providing more information on our upcoming opportunity to apply for funding to establish a Centre for Law and Social Justice, including a chance for applicants to ask us questions.

In the first half we’ll hear from speakers including the Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond and the Baroness Lister of Bertersett and Professor Ambreena Manji before holding a panel discussion where you will have the opportunity to ask questions. We will then have a short break before presenting the funding opportunity details, outlining our ambitions for the Centre and how it will bridge the gap between written law and law in practice, and what we expect to see in applications. The final half an hour is dedicated to answering your questions, which you can submit when registering or on the day.


Legal research is central not only to AHRC’s ambitions, where it cuts across all six areas of our theory of change, but is also essential to addressing many of the challenges we face today. The theme of ‘social justice’, encompassing many contemporary societal challenges, has emerged from our engagement with the sector as an area we can helpfully invest in to support our research communities and have a positive impact on people’s lives.

The investment in a Centre for Law and Social Justice is very much about building up together from the strong foundation of the discipline as it is, bringing the arts and humanities together with the social sciences to address contemporary challenges.

For more information on the funding opportunity see Pre-announcement: Centre for Law and Social Justice – UKRI.

For more background on AHRC’s ambitions see How AHRC is creating opportunities in law – UKRI.


The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE

Lady Hale is a judge, a pioneer, and a passionate champion for social mobility within the law. She was the first woman and youngest person to be appointed to the Law Commission, the first woman to become a Lord of Appeal in the Ordinary, joining the appellate committee for the House of Lords, and the first woman to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. In 2013 Lady Hale was appointed Deputy President of the Supreme Court and in 2017 she was appointed President, serving until 2020. Lady Hale holds various roles in universities and charities and is a Crossbench Life Peer in the House of Lords.

The Baroness Lister of Burtersett CBE

Lady Lister is one of the UK’s leading social scientists, with an international reputation for her influential research on the definition, extent and experience of poverty in modern rich societies. Lady Lister has combined her academic work with application of research. Between 1971 and 1987 she held various roles at the Child Poverty Action Group, a leading charity committed to ending poverty among children and families, this included eight years as Director. Lady Lister is a former member of the Joint Committee of Human Rights and the Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee as well as numerous independent commissions and voluntary organisations and research advisory commissions. She is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University and is Labour Life Peer in the House of Lords.

Professor Ambreena Manji

Professor Manji is Professor of Land Law and Development, and Dean of International for Africa at Cardiff University. She is a co-founder of the Law and Global Justice Centre and holds various editorial and academic roles. Professor Manji is a member of AHRC Council, which is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the AHRC.


Find more information and book your free place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/centre-for-law-and-social-justice-launch-webinar-tickets-699490122787

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