Socio-Legal Studies Association
Where law meets the social sciences & humanities
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Where law meets the social sciences & humanities

Welcome to the Socio-Legal Studies Association, a UK registered charity whose aims are 'to advance education and learning in the field of socio-legal studies and to promote research'. Please take a few moments to explore the site to find out about our numerous activities and the benefits of joining the SLSA.

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SLSA Gift Aid page

Thanks to its status as a UK registered charity, the SLSA can now claim Gift Aid on all donations.

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SLSA weekly ebulletin

SLSA members receive the latest socio-legal news direct to their inboxes on Friday afternoons during termtime. See our news section for the latest updates.

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Socio-Legal Newsletter

The next issue of the Socio-Legal Newsletter will be published on 3 March 2023. The newsletter is one of the benefits of SLSA membership. Join now!

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SLSA Impact and Engagement Activities

The SLSA Board invites applications for its impact funding schemes. Stream convenors can apply on a rolling basis. The next closing date for impact grants is 31 May 2023.

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Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Society, Leiden

Leiden Law School, The Netherlands

The Van Vollenhoven Institute (VVI) seeks to advance knowledge of the formation and functioning of legal systems in their social contexts, the impact of these systems on society and vice versa, their effectiveness in governance, and their contribution to development.

 The institute adopts a socio-legal and global approach, doing research on law in the books and law in action in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America. VVI staff teach several socio-legal thematic and regional courses for both Dutch and foreign exchange students. In addition, VVI provides PhD supervision, advisory services and training courses to policy makers and practitioners.

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  • Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Society
    Leiden Law School
    PO BOX 9520
    2300 RA Leiden
    The Netherlands
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