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:
Law's Metaphors, Southampton, 25 September 2015
Appointing Judges in an Age of Diversity: An international conference on the JAC's 10th anniversary, Birmingham, 6–7 November 2015
Sources and Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London 20 November 2015: jointly sponsored with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the British Library and the British Society of Criminology – registration now open
SLSA postgraduate conference, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, 7–8 January 2016
SLSA annual conference, University of Lancaster, 5–7 April 2016: more details will be posted when available
International Economic Law in Context: Workshop 1 – Climate change, resilience and austerity, University of Warwick, date tbc
SLSA annual conference: call for expressions of interest for future conference hosts – this call is now open for conferences from 2018 onwards. Closing date for expressions of interest: 14 September 2015
Now available: see some of the posters exhibited at this year's SLSA conference in Warwick
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