Some more exciting funding news, this time for a project with Dr Jessica Guth at Bradford University. We were recently successful in attracting funding for an event exploring LGBTQ Identities and the Law School. The funding is generously provided by Social & Legal Studies.
This interdisciplinary workshop seeks to bring together established academics and early career researchers including PhD students to discuss and debate issues of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) identities as they play out in the education and training of lawyers and in law schools more generally. The workshop offers the opportunity during the morning sessions to hear from established academics about their previous and current work and their views on the future research agenda. The afternoon sessions offer early career researchers, including PhD students, the chance to present their work and receive feedback from a discussant, drawn from the morning panel, as well as from the audience generally. All sessions are structured so as to maximise the opportunities for questions, debate and discussions and encourage the exchange of ideas. The event ends with a drinks reception and participants are encouraged to continue networking over dinner.
We’re hoping to attract further funding in order to fully fund the event (which will be held at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne) and we’re currently awaiting news on that additional bid. Either way, something will be taking place a little alter this year and as usual, I’ll share the details on this blog in due course.