Law, Justice and Society at Wolfson

Law, Justice and Society at Wolfson is a collaboration between the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society (FLJS) and Wolfson College, which works to promote an understanding of the role of law in society.

Bringing together the world's top thinkers and practitioners, our aim is to make research on issues of contemporary interest and importance accessible to a wide audience, and to involve the professional, business, and political sectors in our work. Find out more

Our work

Our work is structured around four programmes of activity, through which we explore the interconnections between law, economics, politics, and society. Headed by Professor Denis Galligan, our research covers subjects from constitutions to Europe, regulation to courts and public policy.

Our programme of lectures and workshops is open to the public and free to attend. News and Events

Our publications 

We are committed to disseminating our work to a wide audience in academia and beyond. Our reports, working papers, and policy briefs provide digestible yet authoritative perspectives on issues confronting today's professionals.Publications

Over one hundred publications are freely available to download from our website. Browse Publications

Our Events

The Forgotten Flight: Terrorism, Diplomacy and the Pursuit of Justice
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

A book colloquium featuring Stuart H Newberger, an international lawyer who represented victims of the terrorist plot hatched by Colonal Qaddafi that brought down French Airlines Flight 772.

Max Watson Annual Lecture: Ethical Business Practice and Regulation
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Christopher Hodges, Professor of Justice Systems, will deliver the 2017 Max Watson Annual Lecture to present his proposals to support an ethical basis for business practice and regulation.

Beyond Evidence: how do knowledge practices inform the governance of environmental challenges?
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 -
10:30am to 5:30pm

Few areas of life in modern societies – from the food we eat, the way we work to the technical products we consume - are untouched by regulatory decision-making informed by claims to knowledge of a

9 March 2017

Rosalind Rickaby, Professor of Biogeochemistry, is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Lyell Medal, given by the Geological Society of London....

8 March 2017

Professor Dame Hermione Lee joins a team of leading female academics and the Oxford Belles in delivering some fun(damental) advice for women...

13 February 2017

The College was deeply saddened to hear of the death of our Emeritus Fellow Professor Glen Dudbridge.