Centre for Critical Legal Studies
The CCLS is a research and teaching collective committed to critiques centered around race, class, and gender, and their intersectionality. We seek to analyse and address some of the most pressing social, political, economic, and environmental problems and law’s complicity in creating these problems.
We work in a wide range of disciplines. We welcome collaborations with artists and activists as well as students and academics interested in any of the following: law and protest, law and anti-imperialism, law and aesthetics, law and neoliberalism, decolonising legal thinking, and most broadly the deployment of social, feminist, critical, anti-imperialist, queer and Marxist theory in the understanding of legal problems. We are interested in developing collaborative ways of working together which might disrupt some of the hegemonic practices in contemporary academia.
From the outset the Centre will seek to produce work together. We will set themes which gather the different ideas and projects, editing a series of books that will aim to inform pedagogies and research agendas.
We aim to bring together the wide variety of critical orientations to law which have thrived at Warwick Law School for many years. Warwick’s law in context approach has fostered an environment in which academics and students seek to understand law in its political, economic, and social context. We are not limited to Warwick (or HE institutions), and seek to develop a wide network.