Collaborative Research Networks

CRN15  British Colonial Legalities


Hanisah Abdullah Sani and Mary Anne Vallianatos

This CRN brings together scholars working on law and society in former British colonies. The network welcomes those seeking to identify commonalities and complementarities of law, history, state practice and policy, as well as the many contemporary effects of colonial legalities. There is a growing thematic approach to sociolegal scholarship that cuts across jurisdictional boundaries in counteracting a narrow area studies approach. The CRN hopes to further this effort by facilitating communication and scholarly initiatives between researchers in the swathe of former British colonies in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. In the immediate term, this means providing a forum through which scholars might organize British Colonial Legalities related panels for Law and Society meetings.


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