Ratio is the annual magazine published by LSE Law School. It provides a unique insight into the work of our staff, students and alumni.
Working towards the betterment of society is not just a mission statement at LSE Law, it is a lived reality. The new issue provides yet another striking illustration of this. Both students and staff have tried to understand, analyse, and leave a positive impact on some of the most pressing debates of our times. Professor Niamh Moloney chaired the Irish Taxation and Welfare Commission, generating a report whose significance has been compared to that penned by the late LSE director William Beveridge in the 1940s, a milestone in establishing Britain’s welfare state. Dr Roxana Willis published pathbreaking ethnographic research on life in a disadvantaged housing estate in England, calling for a rethinking of the criminal justice system. A group of PhD researchers created a reading group to critically reflect on the economic problems surrounding us in London and the role which law plays in shaping them.
But there is, of course, so much more that is happening at the Law School. In the following pages, we will take you through the main changes, initiatives, and achievements that materialised during the 2022/23 academic session. You will learn about the new research which our colleagues have produced, such as Professor Martin Loughlin’s monograph Against Constitutionalism which has electrified the constitutional theory community; the impressive projects which alumni like Timothy Franklin, founder of the National School of Journalism and Public Discourse in India, have spearheaded; the many events we held over the course of the year, in which have covered topics ranging from the future of legal sex to the demise of the FTSE 100; as well as the work which has been done by and for students, including the new common room.
Read about all this and more in Ratio 2023/24 here.
For earlier issues of Ratio please click here.
If you are interested in finding out more about Ratio magazine, please email our Head of Events, Communications and Creative Projects, Alexandra Klegg, at A.Klegg@lse.ac.uk