ExLEGI is the Extra-legal Governance Institute, a unit within the University of Oxford's Social Sciences Division. ExLEGI was founded in 2006 by Professor Diego Gambetta, Dr Heather Hamill, and Professor Federico Varese.
The Extra-Legal Governance Institute promotes the study of ways in which economic and social activity may be governed by institutions and structures that are outside the state.
ExLEGI aims to provide an intellectual base and focal point for scholars across the social sciences who study extra-legal governance, both in Oxford and in the wider academic community. ExLEGI's activities include:
- Teaching. ExLEGI offers teaching through specialised papers within criminology and sociology, supervision for graduate students, and summer schools.
- Discussion. ExLEGI's seminar series hosts speakers on a range of extra-legal governance topics. In addition, special events provide an opportunity for scholars from different disciplines to focus on one topic of common interest.
- Resources. Data and research on extra-legal practices tend to be scarce and difficult to obtain. ExLEGI gathers and organises relevant resources in an archive for scholars.