Social Critiques of Law

A research group dedicated to the critical study of law, regulation and governance

Social Critiques of Law (SoCriL) is a research group dedicated to the critical study of law, regulation and governance.

It aims to provide innovative insights by allying interdisciplinary critical perspectives with particular practices, examples, or empirical explorations of the social lives of law.

The work carried out by members of SoCriL engages instances as varied as Law, Science and Technology; Financial and Commercial Regulation; Law and Religion; Social Welfare; Space and Architecture; Critical International Law; Critical Intellectual Property; Law and Time; Radical Politics, Governance and the Conceptual Imagination. By navigating through this broad set of areas, we seek to provide new cross-thematic conversations on the ways in which law operates, and its complex entanglements with social practices, space, time and politics.