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Steve Greenfield has an LLB from Middlesex University an M.Sc. (Econ) from the L.S.E, a PGC in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the Open University a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from the University of Westminster and a PhD from Westminster. He also has accreditation as a Teacher in Higher Education.

He developed the Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture with Guy Osborn through a broad range of teaching and research activities. Modules have been developed from Year 1 to Year 3 with the addition of a postgraduate course the LLM Entertainment Law. These have included Film and the Law, Law and Culture, Sports Law, Media Law and Entertainment Law.

The research has similarly covered a wide range of areas and produced three books Contract and Control in the Entertainment Industry, (1998), Film and the Law (2001) and Regulating Football (2001). There have also been two edited collections; Law and Sport in Contemporary Society (2000) and Readings in Law and Popular Culture (2005). Numerous journal articles and book chapters have been written encompassing sport, music, film, and contractual theory. Presentations have been given at a wide range of international conferences well beyond the field of law.

He is a founding editor of the Entertainment and Sports Law Journal (ESLJ) that started life with Frank Cass as the Entertainment Law Journal. The book series, Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture which he co edits with Guy Osborn has produced a number of key texts; Cricket and the Law (David Fraser 2005), Gigs (Paul Chevigny, 2004), Readings in Law and Popular Culture (Eds Steve Greenfield and Guy Osborn, 2005), Television and the Legal System (Barbara Villez) and Voicing Dissent: American Artists and the War on Iraq (Edited by Bleuwenn Lechaux, Violaine Roussel).

Grants have been awarded by a variety of bodies for work covering licensing law, football governance models and most recently from the Legal Education Research Network to support and empirical study of contemporary contract teaching.

He has incorporated and ideas and theories from both film theory and psychology; the former around ideas of genre and law film. His latest publication analyses the portrayal of the British Executioner in the film Pierrepoint applying a framework of moral disengagement.

Current projects include work with South African colleagues on the regulation of Youth Sport. He is also currently developing a survey instrument to measure the impact of litigation on range of personnel involved in the organisation and delivery of Youth Sport. He has presented papers on this theme at both the International Coaching Conference and Play the Game in 2013.

  • Entertainment Law
  • Contract Law
  • Legal Skills

He teaches contract theory to 1st year students.

Steve's research covers a broad swathe of issues around the intersection between law and areas of popular culture. This has covered football, film, music, licensing, and even mediums. A separate line of inquiry has examined the portrayal of law and lawyers in film.

2017

Beyond Kolpak: EU Law’s unforeseen contribution to the movement of African Cricketers (2017)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Rossouw, J. 2017. Beyond Kolpak: EU Law’s unforeseen contribution to the movement of African Cricketers. International Journal of the History of Sport.

2015

Reconceptualising the standard of care in sport: The case of youth rugby in England and South Africa (2015)
Greenfield, S., Karstens, K., Osborn, G. and Rossouw, J.P. 2015. Reconceptualising the standard of care in sport: The case of youth rugby in England and South Africa. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal. 18 (6), pp. 2184-2217.

2013

Keeping children safe whilst playing sport: what can South Africa learn from the United Kingdom experience? (2013)
Greenfield, S. 2013. Keeping children safe whilst playing sport: what can South Africa learn from the United Kingdom experience? De Jure. 46 (1), pp. 366-384.

2012

From beyond the grave: the legal regulation of mediumship (2012)
Osborn, G., Greenfield, S. and Roberts, S. 2012. From beyond the grave: the legal regulation of mediumship. International Journal of Law in Context. 8 (1), pp. 97-114.

2011

The juridification of sport: a comparative analysis of children’s rugby and cricket in England and South Africa (2011)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Rossouw, J.P. 2011. The juridification of sport: a comparative analysis of children’s rugby and cricket in England and South Africa. Journal for Juridical Science. 36 (1), pp. 85-104.

2010

Regulating sport: finding a role for the law? (2010)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2010. Regulating sport: finding a role for the law? Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics. 13 (2), pp. 367-379.

2009

Solstorm: developing a semantic/syntactic approach to law films (2009)
Greenfield, S. 2009. Solstorm: developing a semantic/syntactic approach to law films. Stetson law review. 39, pp. 119-152.

2008

Contradictions within the criminalisation of ticket touting: what should be the role of the law? (2008)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Roberts, S. 2008. Contradictions within the criminalisation of ticket touting: what should be the role of the law? Web Journal of Current Legal Issues. 2008 (3).

2007

Genre, iconography and British legal film (2007)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2007. Genre, iconography and British legal film. Baltimore Law Review. 36 (3), pp. 371-391.

2006

A continental ambience? Lessons in managing alcohol-related evening and night-time entertainment from four European capitals (2006)
Roberts, M., Turner, C., Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2006. A continental ambience? Lessons in managing alcohol-related evening and night-time entertainment from four European capitals. Urban Studies. 43 (7), pp. 1105-1125.

2005

Perceptions of lawyers: a transnational study of student views on the image of law and lawyers (2005)
Asimow, M., Greenfield, S., Jorge, G., Machura, S., Osborn, G., Robson, P., Sharp, C. and Sockloskie, R. 2005. Perceptions of lawyers: a transnational study of student views on the image of law and lawyers. International Journal of the Legal Profession. 12 (3), pp. 407-436.

2001

Hero or villain?: Cinematic lawyers and the delivery of justice (2001)
Greenfield, S. 2001. Hero or villain?: Cinematic lawyers and the delivery of justice. Journal of Law and Society. 28 (1), pp. 25-39.

2014

Is it possible to identify a category of ‘Law Film’ and how might it be applied? (2014)
Greenfield, S. 2014. Is it possible to identify a category of ‘Law Film’ and how might it be applied? PhD thesis University of Westminster Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

2014

The impact of film and television on perceptions of law and justice: towards a realisable methodology? (2014)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2014. The impact of film and television on perceptions of law and justice: towards a realisable methodology? in: Sherwin, R.K. and Wagner, A. (ed.) Law culture and visual studies Dordrecht, Netherlands Springer. pp. 1011-1028

2013

State executioner Pierrepoint: a cinematic portrayal of moral disengagement? (2013)
Greenfield, S. 2013. State executioner Pierrepoint: a cinematic portrayal of moral disengagement? in: International library of essays on capital punishment Farnham Ashgate.

2012

The Olympics, the law and the contradictions of olympism (2012)
Osborn, G., James, M. and Greenfield, S. 2012. The Olympics, the law and the contradictions of olympism. in: Jefferson Lenskyj, H. and Wagg, S. (ed.) The Palgrave handbook of Olympic studies Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 304-317

2011

Sport and the law: considerations for sports managers (2011)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2011. Sport and the law: considerations for sports managers. in: Trenberth, L. and Hassan, D. (ed.) Managing sport business: an introduction Taylor & Francis. pp. 285-298

2010

Law and regulation in sport (2010)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2010. Law and regulation in sport. in: Chadwick, S. and Hamil, S. (ed.) Managing football: an international perspective London Butterworth Heinemann. pp. 73-84

2009

Matlock - America's greatest lawyer? A transatlantic perspective (2009)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2009. Matlock - America's greatest lawyer? A transatlantic perspective. in: Asimow, M. (ed.) Lawyers in your living room! Law on television Chicago ABA Press. pp. 105-116
Judge John Deed! British TV lawyers in the 21st century (2009)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2009. Judge John Deed! British TV lawyers in the 21st century. in: Asimow, M. (ed.) Lawyers in your living room: law on television Chicago ABA Press. pp. 205-216

2006

Law, music and the creative process: who is an author? (2006)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2006. Law, music and the creative process: who is an author? in: Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. (ed.) Readings in law and popular culture London, UK Routledge. pp. 310-324
Law, legal education and popular culture (2006)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2006. Law, legal education and popular culture. in: Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. (ed.) Readings in law and popular culture London, UK Routledge. pp. 1-11

2005

The double meaning of law: does it matter if film lawyers are unethical? (2005)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2005. The double meaning of law: does it matter if film lawyers are unethical? in: Freeman, M. (ed.) Law and popular culture Oxford, UK Oxford University Press.

2004

Copyright law and power in the music industry (2004)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2004. Copyright law and power in the music industry. in: Simon, F. and Marshall, L. (ed.) Music and copyright. 2nd edition Edinburgh Edinburgh University Press. pp. 89-102

2000

The ties that bind: charting contemporary sporting contractual relation (2000)
Greenfield, S. 2000. The ties that bind: charting contemporary sporting contractual relation. in: Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. (ed.) Law and sport in contemporary society London, UK Frank Cass. pp. 129-154

2010

Film and the law. 2nd edition (2010)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2010. Film and the law. 2nd edition. Oxford Hart.

2006

Readings in law and popular culture (2006)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. (ed.) 2006. Readings in law and popular culture. London, UK Routledge.

2001

Film and the law (2001)
Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Robson, P. 2001. Film and the law. London, UK Cavendish Publishing.
Regulating football: commodification consumption and the law (2001)
Greenfield, S. and Osborn, G. 2001. Regulating football: commodification consumption and the law. London, UK Pluto.

2002

A continental ambience? A study of the urban management of mixed-use entertainment neighbourhoods in northern European cities (2002)
Roberts, M., Newman, P., Bailey, Nick, Greenfield, S., Osborn, G. and Edmundson, T. 2002. A continental ambience? A study of the urban management of mixed-use entertainment neighbourhoods in northern European cities. London, UK Institute of Alcohol Studies.

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