Welcome to the SLSA

Where law meets the social sciences and humanities.



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The Socio-Legal Studies Association

Welcome to the SLSA website where you will find comprehensive information about the SLSA's aims aims and objectives. You can also 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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Socio-Legal Sources and Methods in Family Law

This SLSA-supported event will take place on 18 May 2018 at the British Library.

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SLSA 2018: Registration

Registration at the late rate for this year's conference closes on Monday 19 March. Don't miss out on your place!

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SLSA chair and Exec

The SLSA chair is Professor Rosie Harding (pictured) of the University of Birmingham. She took up the post in April 2017. Members are invited to contact the chair or a member of the Executive Committee with their comments, suggestions and feedback. See the Exec page for details.

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Centre for Consumers and Essential Services

University of Leicester

The Centre for Consumers and Essential Services (CCES) combines legal and social policy expertise to explore the effects for consumers of regulation and provision of essential services.

This combination enables it to provide an authoritative legal perspective together with deep experience and knowledge of consumer and social policy in essential services. Its current focus is on the energy, communications, postal, transport, health, social care, financial services and water sectors.

Because of the importance of these services, the CCES is particularly concerned to highlight and improve the problems faced by people in a wide variety of vulnerable situations.

CCES carries out research and consultancy and has done projects in the past for the Consumers Association, Consumer Focus, Powergen and UNISON.


  • director: Professor Cosmo Graham
  • research associate: Linda Lennard
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