The Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (GIALS) hosted the Socio-Legal Journals Writing Workshop on 11th and 12th October 2018 in Accra, Ghana.

The workshop was held as part of the Socio-Legal Journals Global South Initiative, an international project coordinated by the Cardiff Law and Global Justice and funded with an award from the British Academy. This was one of a series of international writing workshops organised to promote critical legal scholarship in the Global South, by developing best practice for journals in welcoming and encouraging submissions from the widest range of scholars.

The international workshop was run in partnership with leading international journals in the Global North, namely Socio-Legal Studies, Journal of Law and Society, Feminist Legal Studies, International Journal of Law in Context and Modern Law Review.  

It was led by a team comprising UK based scholars who are all professors at UK institutions: John Harrington (Cardiff), Diamond Ashiagbor (Kent) (also Senior Research Fellow at IALS) and David Kershaw (LSE). Assisting with the organization of the workshop at GIALS was Victor Chimbwanda, interim director at GIALS, currently undertaking doctoral research in African legal education with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. 

Picture of GIALS workshop team

A report on the workshop can be downloaded from this link (PDF).