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Kent Law School

Kent Law School is a centre of theoretically informed critical research based in the humanities and social sciences. Located within the University of Kent ("the UK’s European University"), the School has traditionally approached the teaching of law both critically and contextually, encouraging students to develop their evaluative skills and to locate law within its broader social, historical and political context. 

The Kent Law School features several research centres, including the Centre for Critical Thought (CCT), where the Kent Summer School in Critical Theory is based. The CCT aims to consolidate, sustain and develop cutting-edge research on critically-oriented theory within the humanities and social sciences. Research within the CCT addresses the nature and scope of critical thought from an intrinsically interdisciplinary perspective. 

This commitment to critique across all disciplines is reflected in the CCT’s origin and activities. Founded on an interest in contemporary continental thought shared by colleagues across Kent Law School, the School of Politics and International Relations, and the School of European Culture and Languages (Italian), the CCT provides a platform for seminars, workshops and lectures that explore the frontiers of modern European philosophy, critical legal theory, political and social thought, psychoanalytic theory, theatre studies, film studies, and social anthropology, among other disciplines.Kent Law School is a centre of theoretically informed critical research based in the humanities and social sciences. Located within the University of Kent ("the UK’s European University"), the School has traditionally approached the teaching of law both critically and contextually, encouraging students to develop their evaluative skills and to locate law within its broader social, historical and political context. 

The Kent Law School features several research centres, including the Centre for Critical Thought (CCT), where the Kent Summer School in Critical Theory is based. The CCT aims to consolidate, sustain and develop cutting-edge research on critically-oriented theory within the humanities and social sciences. Research within the CCT addresses the nature and scope of critical thought from an intrinsically interdisciplinary perspective. 

This commitment to critique across all disciplines is reflected in the CCT’s origin and activities. Founded on an interest in contemporary continental thought shared by colleagues across Kent Law School, the School of Politics and International Relations, and the School of European Culture and Languages (Italian), the CCT provides a platform for seminars, workshops and lectures that explore the frontiers of modern European philosophy, critical legal theory, political and social thought, psychoanalytic theory, theatre studies, film studies, and social anthropology, among other disciplines.