Our Work

The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society works to promote an understanding of the role of law in society, and has a strong track record of delivering high-impact academic insight to a wide audience of policymakers, practitioners, and the general public. 

World-leading experts

Over the past eight years, FLJS has brought together hundreds of academics and professionals to study the role of law in society, including world-leading figures of the calibre of Nobel Laureate Professor Douglas North; Chief Justice of South Africa Pius Langa; former UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke; and Martin Wolf CBE, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times
 

International partnerships

Based at the University of Oxford, our reach extends far beyond. Partnerships with internationally renowned institutions in the worlds of law and policymaking have seen us hold high-profile public events with the House of Lords, the Aspen Institute, and the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, to name but a few. 
 

Global reach

Our online presence further enhances our engagement with a worldwide audience. Over 2,000 subscribers receive our bimonthly e-news, whilst podcasts of our lectures and workshops have been downloaded over 150,000 times over the past four years, with over 300,000 page views of our website in the same period.
Alongside these public engagement efforts, our publishing programme has registered significant impacts in policymaking circles, both nationally and internationally.
 

Policy impact

FLJS Policy briefs have informed Lord Justice Jackson’s high-profile Review of Civil Litigation funding currently being implemented by the UK government, as well as the reforms to Health & Safety Regulation adopted by government last year. Also in 2012, policy briefs on media regulation were presented at the Leveson Inquiry and the House of Lords
 
Internationally, our influence extends across civil society and international NGOs, as recognized by the United Nations Development Programme when it adopted FLJS publications in a dossier distributed to 2,500 organisations working in governance assessment. 
 

Media coverage

Our work has also attracted international media attention, including front page coverage in the New York Times of analysis from a ‘Constitution Index’ unveiled at a workshop in 2011, and a report in the Guardian on sentencing policy in relation to the London riots.
 

Support our work

The Foundation for Law, Justice and Society is a registered charity (No. 1111842). To engage with us and support our work, please contact us at info@fljs.org or 01865 284433.

Professor Denis Galligan at a lecture by ECtHR Judge Andras Sajo