centre for multi-cultural studies in law
the centre for multi-cultural studies in law, which opened in 2001 under the joint directorship of professor susan edwards and visiting professor dr mary welstead, is located in the law school at the university of buckingham. the centre’s ethos is based on a recognition that across all jurisdictions the study of law demands an understanding of how domestic law is shaped and developed in a multi-cultural society. the centre encourages research taking a comparative approach in exploring law and multi-culturalism against the background of international human rights in an increasingly global world. the centre’s approach is to examine the recognition, or lack of recognition, by legal institutions of the diversity of communities and their cultures and to consider how marginalised voices attempt to articulate their claims either by themselves or with the aid of an accepted elite.
the centre encompasses a wide area of interests, research to date including religion, ethnicity, cultural practices, cultural heritage, property
- visiting professor and founder dr mary welstead
projects and publications of work
seminar, lecture and conference programme
the centre organises seminars, lectures and conferences. it welcomes applications from students who wish to undertake post-graduate research degrees at both master’s and doctoral level. colleagues from the uk or overseas are welcome to spend time as visitors at the centre and either engage in their own research or collaborate with buckingham faculty on projects of mutual interest.