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 prestigious socio-legal prizes, our research grants scheme, our seminar competition and our popular annual and postgraduate conferences.
SLSA funding schemes
The SLSA is delighted to announce that our two new funding schemes are now open for applications:
SLSA Annual Conference, University of Lancaster, 5–7 April 2016: registration and call for papers now open. Call closes: 18 January 2016.
SLSA postgraduate conference, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, 7–8 January 2016: programme now available
Lost in Translation? From science to regulation, University of Birmingham, 19 January 2016: registration and call for papers from PhD researchers now open – call closes 10 October 2015
Climate Governance after the Paris Summit, University of Warwick, 16 March 2016
SLSA annual prizes
The winners of this year's SLSA prizes have been announced: visit our prizewinners page for 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
'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
liaison with policy makers and research funders
and many other activities