Job: Professor of Law and Social Justice
Faculty: Business and Law
School/department: Leicester De Montfort Law School
Address: The Gateway, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 257 7826
Julia J.A. Shaw is Professor of Law and Social Justice and a core member of the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA). After obtaining an Iredell Trust Scholarship, she completed her PhD in law and applied moral philosophy at Lancaster University, where she also worked before joining Aston University as Director of Legal Studies. Her interdisciplinary research spans legal theory, legal semiotics, law and the humanities, food justice, social justice, human rights, critical and cultural legal studies, law and public policy, CSR and sustainability. Julia is Associate Editor and founder member of the Social Responsibility Journal and Associate Editor of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law; and has regularly acted as guest editor, most recently for the Liverpool Law Review: a journal of contemporary legal and social policy issues in 2017. She publishes in a wide range of leading journals, contributes to edited collections, and is the author of Jurisprudence published by Pearson; now in its 3rd edition. Two research monographs were published in 2019: 'Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Justice and the Global Food Supply Chain’, on food poverty, law and public policy (Routledge) and 'Law and the Passions: Why Emotions Matter for Justice' (Routledge).
Centre for Urban Research on Austerity
Law, Culture and the Humanities
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My research is interdisplinary and includes: legal theory, law, culture and the humanities, CSR, applied philosophy, literary Jurisprudence, law and emotion, global justice, political theory and public policy, critical and cultural legal studies, spatial justice and food justice.
I am interested in supervising postgraduate students in any of the above areas.
Jurisprudence; Public Law; Law, Culture and the Humanities
PhD (Lancaster); LLM (Lancaster); LLB Hons (Lancaster)
Socio-Legal Studies Association
Academici Knowledge Network
Royal Society of Arts
Critical Legal Network
Social Responsibility Research Network
SCOS Network on Organizational Symbolism
Invited Keynote and Plenary Presentations
Refereed Conference Papers
Helen Franklin (2018-) Full Bursary Scholarship Holder
Miriam Nwachukwu (2018-)
Awarded an EU mobility programme research grant, to support a two-month Visiting Fellowship to Åbo Akademi University, Finland, to work with the AAU’s Institute for Human Rights. The project relates to social justice and minority rights, with specific focus on Finland’s Sámi community, 2019
Awarded a research grant by the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA) in 2016, to investigate urban food poverty within the context of social justice and recent calls for a ‘human right to healthy food’; using Cardiff and the Valleys as a case study.
Guest Editorial Roles
Journal Refereeing information
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