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

Free Film Screening: The Castle
Thursday, 27 April 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A working-class Melbourne family is very happy living where they do, near the Melbourne airport (according to Jane Kennedy, it's "practically their back yard").

The Will of the People? The History of Petitioning in Britain and Its Implications for Today
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Is there, as Lord Chancellor Liz Truss has suggested, a 'settled will of the people'? If so, how is this best expressed: through a referendum, through Parliament, or through petitions?

Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World
Tuesday, 16 May 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

In this keynote lecture, leading political writer Timothy Garton Ash will present his ten guiding principles for a connected world, and offer a manifesto for global free speech in the digital age.<

9 March 2017

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

theoxfordbelles
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.