Renata Salecl has recently been appointed as a Professor of Psychology/Psychoanalyis and Law in the School of Law. A senior researcher in criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia and a leading scholar on the subject of psychoanalysis and law, she has a long association with the critical legal studies movement. Her connection with the Law School was consolidated recently when she was commissioned to develop and run a course exploring the psychoanalytical and emotional dimensions of the lawyer-client relation and, more generally, the psycho-social dimensions of legal practice as a core course on the School's newly established LLM in Critical Legal Practice.
Professor Salecl will help the School in its aim to establish itself as a leading centre for the study of the emotional and psychological dimensions of the practice of law and will further consolidate existing work in the field of law and psychoanalysis.
Professor Salecl is author of The Spoils of Freedom: Psychoanalysis and Feminism After the Fall of Socialism (Routledge, 1994), (Per)versions of Love and Hate (Verso, 1998),On Anxiety (Routledge, 2004) and Tyranny of Choice (Profile Books, 2010).
She also was awarded the title Slovenian Woman Scientist of the Year by the Slovenian Ministry of Science in 2010.