- Comparative Sociology of Law
- Legal Mobilisation
- Access to Justice
- Class Actions & Collective Redress
My research covers a range of areas in the sociology of law with a focus on legal mobilisation, access to justice, class actions and collective redress, and legal group formations in different socio-juridical contexts. I draw on a range of approaches and traditions, including comparative sociology of law, sociological jurisprudence, social movements, environmental justice, and political and sociolegal theory. Main subfields of inquiry are forms of lawyering and legal actors associated with class and collective actions, internal/external legal cultures and juridical fields of contestation in this context, and critical analyses of broader accessibility reforms and retrenchments. Current research particularly addresses legal opportunity structures and the material, human, and organisational resources associated with collective actions and legal mobilisation in comparative perspective.
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Michael Molavi is an Associate Senior Lecturer. He received his Ph.D. and MA from York University and BA, hons., from the University of Toronto, Trinity College. Before joining Lund University, Michael was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2018-2022) at the University of Oxford.