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 being awarded an Iredell Trust Scholarship, she completed her PhD in law and applied moral philosophy at Lancaster University, where she held her first academic post. Before joining DMU, she was a Visiting Professor at Audencia, France and Director of Legal Studies at Aston University. Her interdisciplinary research spans law and the humanities, legal theory, critical and cultural legal studies, food justice, social justice, human rights, law and public policy, CSR and sustainability. Along with acting as guest editor, Julia is a founder member of the Social Responsibility Journal, Book Editor for a new Springer series on 'Law and Visual Aesthetics' and Associate Editor of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. 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. She has recently published two research monographs, 'Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Justice and the Global Food Supply Chain’ (with H.J. Shaw) on food poverty, law and public policy (Routledge 2019) and 'Law and the Passions: Why Emotion Matters for Justice' (Routledge 2019), which has been nominated for the annual HLA Hart-SLSA Legal Theory book prize.
Centre for Urban Research on Austerity
Law and Social Justice
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 (October 2018-) Full Bursary Scholarship Holder
Gerald Opiah (April 2019-)
Sharon Ball (2019-) Full Bursary Scholarship Holder
Martina Locorotondo (2019-) Full Bursary Scholarship Holder
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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