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Module Reading List

Inequalities, Law and Justice, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Mitchell Travis
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Week 1

Core Reading

* S. Fredman (2016) Substantive equality revisited, International Journal of Constitutional Law, 14 (3), 712–738.

* C. MacKinnon (2016) Substantive equality revisited: A reply to Sandra Fredman, International Journal of Constitutional Law, 14 (3), 739-746.  

Week 2

Core Reading

* W. Brown (2015) Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution, New York: Zone Books. Chapter 1.

* M. Fineman (2017) Vulnerability and Inevitable Inequality, Oslo Law Review, 1(3) 133-149.

Further Reading

M Fineman The Vulnerable Subject: Anchoring Equality in the Human Condition 20 Yale J.L. & Feminism 1-25

Week 3

Core Reading

* S. Brown ‘Un-boxing Vulnerability in the Protection of the Credit Consumer’ [2019] 7 J.B.L 511- 533

* GC20/3*** Guidance Consultation and feedback statement Guidance for firms on the fair treatment of vulnerable customers July 2020

* FCA Finalised guidance Consumer credit and Coronavirus: Tailored Support Guidance November 2020

Further Reading

P. Cartwright, “Understanding and protecting vulnerable financial consumers” (2015) 38 J. of Consumer Policy 119- 138

FCA ‘FCA Mission : Our approach to consumers’ (2018)

Step Change ‘Problem Debt and the social security system’ 2020

Week 4

Core Reading

* Alpana Roy, ‘Postcolonial Theory and Law: A Critical Introduction’, (2008) 29 Adelaide Law Review, 315.

* Journal of Comparative Law – Special Issue on Legal Orientalism

* Amrita Mukherjee, ‘Colonial Continuities: Criminal Tribes and the Cult of the Thug’JCL 7:2, pages 96-111.

Further Reading

Moiz Tundawala, ‘On India’s Postcolonial Engagement with the Rule of Law’, 6 NUJS L.Rev.11 2013

Week 5

Core Reading

Week 6

Core Reading

Nicholson, D., & Webb, J., (2000) Professional Legal Ethics: Critical Interrogations, (Oxford:OUP 2000) – While this whole book is an excellent critical exploration of professional legal ethics it is Chapter 3: The Social Context: Professional Ideals and Institutional Settings that is most relevant for this week’s materials.

Duman, D (1980) 'Pathway to Professionalism: The English Bar in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries' 13(4) Journal of Social History 615-628

Backhouse, C (2003) ‘Gender and race in the construction of “legal professionalism”: historical perspectives’ <> accessed 11 Dec 2020


Able-Smith, B and Stevens R (1967) Lawyers and the Courts: a sociological study of the English legal system, 1750-1965 (London: Heinemann)

Ashley, L., & Empson, L. (2013). ‘Differentiation and discrimination: Understanding social class and social exclusion in leading law firms.’ Human Relations, 66(2), 219-244.

Francis, A. (2015) ‘Legal Education, Social Mobility and Employability: Possible Selves, Curriculum Intervention and the role of Legal Work Experience’ (2015) 42(2) Journal of Law and Society pp. 173-201

Francis A, (2011) ‘Outsiders in Legal Education and Beyond: Marginal Students, Professional Identity and Access to the Profession’ in At the Edge of Law (Aldershot, Ashgate)

Sommerlad, H (2007) ‘Researching and theorizing the processes of professional identity formation’, Journal of Law & Society, 34 (2), pp 190-217


Cocks, R., (1983) Foundations of the Modern Bar, (London: Sweet & Maxwell)  

Cook, A, Faulconbridge, J & Muzio, D (2012) ‘London’s Legal Elite: recruitment through cultural capital and the reproduction of social exclusivity in City professional service fields’ Environment and Planning volume 44, pages 1744 – 1762

Corfield, PJ (1995) Power and the professions in Britain, 1700-1850 (London, Routledge) 70-101 - Chapter 4: Lawyers

Duman, D., (1983) The English and Colonial Bars in the Nineteenth Century, (London: Croom Helm)

Pue, WW (1987) 'Exorcising Professional Demons: Charles Rann Kennedy and the Transition to the Modern Bar' 5(1) Law and History Review 135-174

Pue, WW (1990) 'Moral Panic at the English Bar: Paternal vs. Commercial Ideologies of Legal Practice in the 1860s' 15(1) Law and Social Inquiry 49-118

Sommerlad, H (2003) ‘Women solicitors in a fractured profession: intersections of gender and professionalism in England and Wales’ International Journal of the Legal Profession 10 (1), pp 213-234

Sugarman, D (1993) 'Simple Images and Complex Realities: English Lawyers and their Relationships to Business and Politics, 1750-1950' 11(2) Law and History Review 257-301

Sugarman, D (1996) 'Bourgeois Collectivism, Professional Power and the Boundaries of the State - The Private and Public Life of the Law Society, 1825 to 1914' 3(1/2) International Journal of the Legal Profession 81-135

Wald, E (2010) ‘Glass ceilings and Dead Ends: Professional Ideologies, Gender Stereotypes, and the Future of Women Lawyers at Large Law Firms’ 78 Fordham Law Review 2245

Webley, L. and Duff, L. (2007) “Women Solicitors as a barometer for problems within the legal profession – time to put values before profits?” 34(3) Journal of Law and Society 374-402

Wilkins, D (2000) Why Global Law Firms Should Care About Diversity: Five Lessons from the American Experience, 2 EUR. J. L. REFORM 415, 418–19

Wilkins, D &. Mitu Gulati, G (1996) Why Are There So Few Black Lawyers in Corporate Law Firms?: An Institutional Analysis, 84 CALIF. L. REV. 493

Week 7

Core Reading

* Timmermans, S, Yang, A, Gardner, M, Keegan, C.E, Yashar, B. M, Fechner, P. Y, and Sandberg D.E (2019) ‘Gender Destinies: Assigning Gender in Disorders of Sex Development‐Intersex Clinics’ 41 Sociology of Health & Illness pp. 1520-1534.

* Garland, F & Travis, M (2018) ‘Legislating Intersex Equality: Building the Resilience of Intersex People through LawLegal Studies 38(4) 587-606

Further Reading

Greenberg, J (2012) “Introduction” in Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters, New York University Press: New York, p.1-8.

Davies, G (2015) “Medical Jurisdiction and the Intersex Body” in Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis, New York University Press: New York, pp.55-86.

Newbould, M (2016) ‘When Parents Choose Gender: Intersex, Children and the Law’ 24 Medical Law Review 474

Ammaturo, F (2016) ‘Intersexuality and the ‘Right to Bodily Integrity’: Critical Reflections on Female Genital Cutting, Circumcision, and Intersex ‘Normalizing Surgeries’ in Europe,’ Social & Legal Studies, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 591-610.

Carpenter, M (2018) The “Normalization” of Intersex Bodies and “Othering” of Intersex Identities in Australia, The Journal of Bioethical Inquiry pp.1-9.  

Carpenter, M (2018) Intersex Variations, Human Rights, and the International Classification of Diseases, Health and Human Rights 20(2) pp.1-11.

Chau, P-L & Herring, J (2002) ‘Defining, Assigning and Designing Sex’ 16 International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 327

Davies, G (2015) Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis, New York University Press: New York.

Downing, L, Morland, I & Sullivan, N (2015) Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money’s Diagnostic Concepts, University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Fausto-Sterling, A (2000) Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality Basic Books: New York.

Garland, F & Travis, M (2020) Making the State Responsible: Intersex Embodiment, Medical Jurisdiction, and State Responsibility 47 Journal of Law and Society 298-324

Garland, F & Travis, M (2020) ‘Temporal Bodies: Emergencies, Emergence, and Intersex Embodiment’ in C. Dietz, M. Travis & M. Thomson (eds) A Jurisprudence of the Body (Palgrave) 119-147.

Garland, F & Travis, M (2020) ‘Queering the Queer/Non-Queer Binary: Problematizing the "I" in LGBTI+’ in S. Raj & P. Dunne (eds) The Queer Outside in Law (Palgrave) 165-185

Garland, F, Travis, M, Thomson, M & Warburton, J (2021) Management of ‘Disorders of Sex Development’/Intersex Variations in Children: Results from a Freedom of Information Exercise, Medical Law International

Grabham, E (2012) ‘Bodily Integrity and the Surgical Management of Intersex’ 18 Body and Society 1

Greenberg, J (1999) ‘Defining Male and Female: Intersexuality and the Collision between Law and Biology’ 41 Arizona Law Review 265

Greenberg, J (2012) Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters New York University Press: London.

Griffiths D (2018) Shifting Syndromes: Sex Chromosome Variations and Intersex Classifications, Social Studies of Science, 48(1), 125-148.

Griffiths D (2018) Diagnosing Sex: Intersex surgery and ‘sex change’ in Britain 1930-1955, Sexualities, 21(3) 476-495

Holmes, M (2009) Critical Intersex, Ashgate, Surrey.

Horowicz, E (2017) ‘Intersex children: Who are we really treating?’ 17 Medical Law International 183.

Human Rights Watch (2017) “I want to be like nature made me”: Medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children in the US. United States: Human Rights Watch.

Karkazis, K (2008) Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority and Lived Experience, Duke University Press: Durham.

Peter A. Lee, Christopher P. Houk, S. Faisal Ahmed, Ieuan A. Hughes in collaboration with the participants in the International Consensus Conference on Intersex organized by the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society and the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (2006) Consensus Statement on Management of Intersex Disorders Pediatrics 118: 488-500.

Lundberg, T, Roen, K and Hegarty, P (2018) Making sense of ‘Intersex’ and ‘DSD’: how laypeople understand and use terminology, Psychology & Sexuality, Volume 9, 2018 - Issue 2, pp. 161-173.

Monro, Surya, Yeadon-Lee, Tray, Crocetti, Daniella, Garland, Fae and Travis, Mitchell. (2017) Intersex, Variations of Sex Characteristics, and DSD: The Need for Change. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield.

Week 8

Core Reading

Week 9

Core Reading

*Samantha Besson, ‘Sovereignty’, Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law (2011) (focus on paras 1-84)

* Antony Anghie, ‘Finding the Peripheries: Sovereignty and Colonialism in Nineteenth-Century International Law’ (1999) 40 Harvard International Law Journal 1 (focus on pp. 1-9 and 66-80).

* Lisa Ford, ‘Indigenous Policy and its Historical Occlusions: The North American and Global Contexts of Australian Settlement’ (2008) 12 Australian Indigenous Law Review 69.

* National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Canada, ‘Reclaiming Power and Place: Executive Summary of the Final Report’ (2019), (focus on pp. 1-52). 

Week 10

Core Reading

* Katharina Pistor, The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality (Princeton University Press 2019), 23-46. 

* Allison Tait, ‘The New Trust Code’ (Law and Political Economy, 8 July 2019),

* Ronen Palan, ‘Tax Havens’ in Jan Toporowski and Jo Michell (eds), Handbook of Critical Issues in Finance (Edward Elgar Publishing 2012), 296-300. 

* Vanessa Ogle, ‘Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the State, 1950s-1970s’ (2017) 122 American Historical Review 1431. 

* Annette Alstadsæter, Niels Johannesen, and Gabriel Zucman, ‘Tax Evasion and Inequality’ (2019) 109 American Economic Review 2073.

This list was last updated on 21/01/2021