Dr Russell Sandberg
Dr Russell Sandberg is Head of Law and Reader in Law at the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University where he specialises in Law and Religion and Legal History. Russell is a Cardiff graduate, obtaining First Class Honours in his LLB in Law and Sociology in 2005 and a doctorate examining the relationship between religion, law and society in 2010.
He is the author of Law and Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Religion, Law and Society (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Russell is co-author of Religion and Law in the United Kingdom (Kluwer Law International, 2011; 2nd ed 2014) which forms part of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws Series. He is co-editor of Law and Religion: New Horizons (Peeters, 2010), editor of Religion and Legal Pluralism (Ashgate, 2015) and co-editor of The Confluence of Law and Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He is also the author or co-author of over 60 articles and book chapters addressed to legal, sociological and general readerships.
Researching at Cardiff's Centre for Law and Religion, he convenes the Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN) and serves as the Managing Editor of the ICLARS Series on Law and Religion, published by Routledge. He is also a contributor to Westlaw UK Insight and was a specialist Contributing Editor for Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law (Sweet & Maxwell 2010). His research, which has been cited by the UK Supreme Court and the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has included an empirical study into the operation of religious tribunals in Britain funded by the AHRC / ESRC Religion and Society programme.
Russell is currently writing a book on English Legal History for Cambridge University Press and is co-editing a number of collections of essays.