Vulnerability and the Organisation of Academic Labour – A Special Issue of The Law Teacher

The Law Teacher, Volume 55, Issue 1 (2021)

This special issue of The Law Teacher was edited by Graham Ferris and Martha Albertson Fineman. Pieces and contributors include:

  • Vulnerability Theory and Higher Education by Risa L. Lieberwitz
  • Undermining Resilience: How the Modern UK University Manufactures Heightened Vulnerability in Legal Academics and What Is to Be Done by Graham Ferris
  • Rethinking the Neoliberal University: Embracing Vulnerability in English Law Schools? by Doug Morrison and Jessica Guth
  • Vulnerability, the Future of the Criminal Defence Profession, and the Implications for Teaching and Learning by Nicola Harris, Roxanna Dehaghani and Daniel Newman
  • Vulnerability Theory as a Tool against a Banking Model of Legal Education by Fabrizia Serafim
  • The Positive and Negative Roles of Grant Funding as Mechanisms for Societal Transformation and the Development of Community Resilience by M. Joan Wilson and W.R. Sexson
  • The University’s Fragile Role in Fostering Societal Resilience by Facilitating the Development of Community-Engaged Professionalism by W.R. Sexson and M.J. Wilson
  • Two Futures for Law Schools by Alastair Hudson
  • Book Review –  Key Directions in Legal Education: National and International Perspectives by Aysha Mazhar
  • Enemies of the People? How Judges Shape Society by Ben Waters
  • Book Review – Law and the Passions: Why Emotion Matters for Justice by Senthorun Raj
  • Book Review – Resisting Disappearance: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir by Gowri Nanayakkara
  • English Legal System by Alexia Zimbler
  • Criminal Law Directions by Kate Astall

A Note from Our Incoming Visiting Scholars from Brazil

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The below piece is written by our incoming visiting scholars Cecília Pazinato Marcon and Maria Fernanda Marques about the research that they will conduct while they are visiting scholars with the VHC at Emory Law. They will join us virtually from Brazil in 2022.

Our research is about bullying legislation and we understand that all children and teenagers are susceptible to bullying no matter their gender, skin color, ethnicity, religion, or disability. We have noticed that laws and schools usually seem to focus their protection only on a specific group of individuals instead of trying to assure a healthy environment for everybody.

We find vulnerability theory interesting for our research as it begins with the recognition that we are all universally vulnerable because we are all embodied beings, therefore we are all innately dependent on social relationships and institutions.

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