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.
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.
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
'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