Welcome to the SLSA

Where law meets the social sciences and humanities.



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The Socio-Legal Studies Association

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.

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SLSA 2017 prizewinners announced

The winners of our 2017 prizes were announced at our annual dinner on 6 April at this year's conference in Newcastle.

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Socio-Legal Newsletter

The newsletter warmly invites contributions from members. The copy deadline for the summer issue is 22 May 2017.

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2017 winner: Professor Linda Mulcahy

New SLSA chair

The new chair of the SLSA is Professor Rosie Harding of the University of Birmingham. She tweeted: 'It's a great honour to have been elected SLSA chair at SLSA 2017. I look forward to leading the SLSA and serving the membership.'

Annual Prize for Contributions to the Socio-Legal Community

This year's prizewinner, Professor Linda Mulcahy, was given her prize at the SLSA annual dinner in Newcastle by retiring chair, Professor Rosemary Hunter. Please visit our prizewinners page for details.

Linda was also one of the keynote speakers at the plenary session for SLSA 2017.

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Centre for Family Law and Policy 

Staffordshire University

The Centre for Family Law and Policy was established sixteen years ago and has a number of academics affiliated to it, from within the Law School and from across the wider University community.

The research and scholarly activity of the centre is focused on a number of areas of family law and allied subjects and disciplines. These include the intersection of family and criminal law, and in providing a place of mediation and mediation education in family law.