In partnership with the NRF SARChI Chair in Security and Justice, CLS hosted the second Early Career Scholars workshop from 22-23 March 2019. With convenors, Kelley Moult (CLS, UCT), Dee Smythe (NRF SARChI Chair, Faculty of Law, UCT), Mark Massoud (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Susan Sterett (University of Maryland, Baltimore), this intensive writing workshop selected a small and promising group of draft papers from advanced postgraduates or recent PhD's to receive close attention and feedback from senior socio-legal scholars and mentors. A primary objective of the workshop was to prepare the papers for journal submission, with the aim of improving the diversity and quality of scholarship in socio-legal studies, and to support early career scholars to publish their work in quality journals. Participants included 8 young scholars from across Africa (Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, South Africa).