Welcome to the SLSA

Where law meets the social sciences and humanities.



SLSA Precarity Rep: call for expressions of interest

Expressions of interest are invited for this new position on the SLSA Board. Closing date: 5 November 2021

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SLSA York 2022: call for papers and posters

Abstracts and posters are invited for SLSA 2022! Closing date: 7 January 2022.

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SLSA Grants Scheme

Applications are invited for the latest round of SLSA research and fieldwork grants.

Closing date: Sunday 31 October 2021.
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Law School statements and decolonising the currciulum

The SLSA is gathering together academic institutions' statements on BLM alongside socio-legal material on decolonising the curriculum. Image by Clay Banks

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SLSA 2019: call for papers and posters

The SLSA 2019 website is now live. It will be regularly updated over the coming months.

Call for papers

Submission and deadline

If you wish to present a paper at the conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words on one of the streams or current topics. Abstracts must be submitted via the EasyChair online system here. Submissions opened on 19 October 2018 and close at 6pm on 14 January 2019.

General Information

In general, each panel session is 90 minutes long, contains three papers of 20 minutes each, leaving 30 minutes for discussion. Streams/current topics which are heavily subscribed may have four papers of 15 minutes in each session. stream and current topic convenors will provide more specific information on the structure of their sessions, which may differ from this model, nearer to the time.

In line with the SLSA's ethos, papers may be interdisciplinary in nature, and submissions from outside of law are welcome. Similarly, papers concerning socio-legal issues beyond the UK are also welcome.

If your proposal concerns something other than a paper (for example, a pre-formed session, a joint panel proposal, a 'meet the author' session, a film screening etc.), you should contact the relevant stream or theme convenor to discuss this.

Call for posters

Submission and Deadline

An abstract of your poster (up to 300 words) should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the email subject ‘Poster Abstract’ by 6pm on 28 February 2019.

The poster display will take place in Parkinson Court. Researchers should bring their posters to registration between 10:00 and 13:30 on Wednesday 3 April 2019. They will then be assigned a board on which to display their poster. As in previous years, there is a specific Poster Competition for postgraduate researchers who are presenting, the prize of which will be presented at the conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 4 April 2019.

Poster Guidance

Posters should be designed to be A1 size (594 x 841mm) and can be landscape or portrait. Participants will be provided with a posterboard. Posters should have a title and the name of the researcher(s), affiliation(s) and email address(es) should be clearly presented.

Researchers should ensure that:

  • important information should be readable from about one metre away;
  • the title is short and draws interest;
  • the text is clear and to the point;
  • the use of bullets, numbering and headlines present the information clearly;
  • graphics, colour and fonts are used effectively; and
  • the layout is consistent and clean.

Contact Details

General enquiries
Professor Rosie Harding (SLSA Chair)
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Registered charity

Socio-Legal Studies Association is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered in England and Wales, number 1186333. Principal Office: C/O Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
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