The Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC) at the University of Wollongong (UOW) invites applications from PhD students enrolled at other universities to visit LIRC during 2015 for a minimum period of 2 weeks.

LIRC engages in interdisciplinary scholarship across law, society and culture with a focus on public interest law and social justice. LIRC academic members come from law as well as diverse disciplines including media and cultural studies, business and forensic mental health. LIRC members’ current research relates to six themes:

– Contesting Vulnerability
– Crime and Society
– Hard Decision, Soft Power
– Law and Popular Cultures
– Legal Ethics, Culture, Practice and Professionalism
– Social Justice and Global Forces

The aims of the Visiting PhD Scholar Program are to support high quality interdisciplinary PhD research in LIRC’s areas of research, to provide opportunities to PhD scholars from other universities to be involved in LIRC’s research activity and to support PhD scholars to form ongoing networks with LIRC academic and higher degree research (HDR) members.

LIRC will award up to 2 visiting PhD scholarships in 2015. Visiting PhD scholars will be awarded up to $1500 to cover the cost of travel to Wollongong and the cost of living in Wollongong for the duration of their participation in the program. Visiting PhD scholars will have office space with a computer, printing and copying facilities and borrowing privileges at the UOW library.

Visiting PhD scholars are expected to be present on campus during the period of their visit in order to conduct their PhD research, participate in LIRC’s research activity, present their research at a lunchtime LIRC research seminar and be available for discussion of their research with LIRC academic and HDR members and UOW law honours students.

Applications should include:

– a curriculum vitae
– a one page summary of the PhD research project
– a one page summary specifying how the applicant’s PhD project aligns with LIRC and how the PhD research project will benefit from the visit to LIRC

Applications close: Friday 27 February 2015

Enquiries: Dr Linda Steele

LIRC website