Dr Russell Sandberg is a lecturer at Cardiff Law School where he researches at the Centre for Law and Religion. In 2005, he graduated from Cardiff Law School with First Class Honours and in 2010 he successfully defended his doctoral thesis at Cardiff examining the relationship between religion, law and society.
Russell is the author of Law and Religion, published by Cambridge University Press in 2011 and is co-author (with Mark Hill QC and Professor Norman Doe) of Religion and Law in the United Kingdom (Kluwer Law International, 2011), which forms part of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws Series. He is also co-editor (with Professor Norman Doe) of the edited collection Law and Religion: New Horizons, (Peeters, 2010).
He has written widely on law and religion for a wide range of journals including Public Law, Law Quarterly Review, Modern Law Review, Cambridge Law Journal, Family Law and the Ecclesiastical Law Journal. With colleagues from the disciplines of law and religious sciences, he has been involved in a an empiricial study funded by the AHRC/ESRC Society and Religion Programme, examining the role and operation of three religious courts (Catholic, Islamic and Jewish). He was a Specialist Contributing Editor for the 2010 edition of Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law working on the Ecclesiastical Law team.
Russell is currently writing a monograph on 'Religion, Law and Society' for Cambridge University Press and is co-editing a book of essays on 'Religion and Legal Pluralism' for Ashgate Publishing.
- Law and Religion,
Sandberg R, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2011) pp216 ISBN 978-1-107-00379-8
- Religion and Law in the United Kingdom,
Hill M, Sandberg R and Doe N, Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands (2011) pp232 ISBN 904-1-13440-9
- The Strange Death of Blasphemy,
Sandberg R and Doe N, Modern Law Review, 71 (6) (2008) 971-986
- Recent Controversial Claims to Religious Liberty,
Sandberg R, Law Quarterly Review, 124 (2008) 213-217
- Religious Exemptions in Discrimination Law,
Doe N and Sandberg R, Cambridge Law Journal, 66 (2) (2007) 302-312
- Is Nothing Sacred? Clashing Symbols in a Secular World,
Hill M and Sandberg R, Public Law (2007) 488-506