Professor Linda Mulcahy joined the Law Department at the London School of Economics in 2010, specialising in socio-legal approaches to the study of law and legal phenomena. She has degrees in law, sociology and art history with the result that her work has a strong interdisciplinary flavour.
Linda’s research focuses on disputes and their resolution and she has studied the socio-legal dynamics of disputes in a number of contexts including the car distribution industry, NHS, divorce, public sector complaints systems and judicial review. Her work often has an empirical focus and she has received a number of grants from the ESRC, AHRC, Department of Health, Nuffield Foundation and Lotteries Fund in support of her work.
In recent years Linda has been working on the relationship between due process and the design of law courts. She is also interested in visual representations of justice.
Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.
Linda’s research interests lie in the field of dispute resolution. Her published work focuses on the evolution and dynamics of disputes, mediated settlement and the trial. Most recently she has written a book on the ways in which the design of law courts conditions the enjoyment of due process rights.
Books & edited collections
- Legal Architecture : Justice, Due Process and the Place of Law (Routledge : 2010)
- Legal Methods and Systems: Text and Materials 4th edition (Sweet and Maxwell, 2010) (with Carl Stychin)
- Contract Law in Perspective, 5th edition (Routledge-Cavendish, 2008)
- Feminist Perspectives on Contract (Cavendish Publishing, 2005) (with S. Wheeler)
- Disputing Doctors: The socio-legal dynamics of complaints about doctors (Open University Press, 2003)
Refereed journal articles
- 'First woman Attorney General for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Patricia Scotland' Landmark 79 in Auchmuty, R., and Rackley, E., (eds) Women’s Women’s Legal Landmarks: Celebrating 100 Years of Women and Law in the UK and Ireland (Hart Publishing, 2018) pp. 555-559 [FORTHCOMING]
- 'Justice, discipline and beauty: reconceptualising the criminal mugshot in the nineteenth century' In: Ward, Ian, (ed.) A cultural history of law in the age of reform (1820-1920). A cultural history of law edited by Gary Watt, 5. (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018) [FORTHCOMING]
- 'Limiting Law: Art in the Street and Street in the Art' Law, Culture and the Humanities (2016) pp.1-23 (with Tatiana Flessas)
- 'Docile Suffragettes? Resistance to Police Photography and the Possibility of Object–Subject Transformation' Feminist Legal Studies (April 2015)
- 'Watching Women: What Illustrations of Courtroom Scenes Tell Us about Women and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth Century' Journal of Law and Society 1 (2015) pp.53-73