International Journal of Law in Context

Research Article

Foreword: Socio-legal studies and the humanities

Dermot Feenana1*

a1 University of Ulster


This paper introduces a symposium on socio-legal studies and the humanities, justifying the originality of a dedicated special issue on this topic. The paper identifies and critically examines themes and problems in the literature before introducing the articles in the symposium and, finally, discussing areas for future research.


* This guest editor’s contribution was made thanks to: research leave on a Visiting Scholarship, Columbia Law School, spring 2009, funded partly by the University of Ulster School of Law, and; assistance from Professor Melanie L. Williams. Any errors in this Foreword remain the responsibility of the author.