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.
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
Forthcoming SLSA events
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
SLSA annual conference, University of Warwick, 31 March–2 April 2015
The deadline for the next issue of the Socio-Legal Newsletter 20 October 2014.
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 . 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.
'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