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Socio-Legal Studies Association


Welcome to the SLSA — where law meets the social sciences and humanities.

This website contains information about the SLSA and our aims and objectives. You can find out how to join and about the many benefits of membership. There are details on all our activities including our successful socio-legal prizes, our research grants scheme, our new seminar competition and our popular annual and postgraduate conferences. You will also discover a wealth of material relating to socio-legal studies – much of it in classified form in our extensive research area.


SLSA news and important dates

Please see our News section for details of recent announcements about: research, publications, vacancies, events and much more. If you would like an item added to our news area, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forthcoming SLSA events 2014

Exploring the comparative in socio-legal studies, Oxford: call for papers: 15–16 December 2014

The Cultural Life of Death in Punishment, London: call for papers: 1 September 2014

Law, gender and sexuality: sources and methods in socio-legal research, London: 19 May 2014. Programme now availabe and registration open.

Socio-Legal Newsletter

The copy deadline for the summer 2014 issue of the Socio-Legal Newsletter is 19 May 2014. Please see newsletter page for further details.

SLSA membership benefits

Included in the benefits of SLSA membership are substantial discounts from Ashgate, Hart, Palgave Macmillan and Routledge when shopping online on the publishers' websites. Visit the membership benefits page for details.

Open access page

The SLSA Executive Committee has been monitoring responses to the Finch Review on open access (OA) and developments in this area. We have gathered together a variety of resources and created a dedicated OA page on the SLSA website. If you know of any resources or contacts that could usefully be included on this page, please send details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The SLSA Guidance on Open Access is now available as is Rosemary Hunter's presentation from the special open access session at the annual conference.

 


Aims of the SLSA

SLSA Kent 07'To advance education and learning and in particular to advance research, teaching and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of socio-legal studies.'

The SLSA achieves these aims in a number of different ways:

  • meetings, conferences, seminars
  • research grants
  • prizes
  • publications
  • liaison with policy makers and research funders
  • supporting students
  • and many other activities

Details of the SLSA's aims and objectives can be found in our Constitution: download it in Word or pdf format.

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