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SLSA 2020

The 2020 SLSA Annual Conference will be hosted by the University of Portsmouth from 1–3 April 2020. Registration is open and there is a wealth of information available on the conference website. The call for papers is also open and will close on 10 January 2020.

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SLSA Postgraduate Conference 2020

Registration is now open for next year's Postgraduate Conference which will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh from 8 to 9 January 2020. Follow the link for details.

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Future conference hosts: call for expressions of interest

The SLSA Executive is seeking expressions of interest from universities wishing to host our Annual Conferences from 2022 onwards. Closing date for expressions of interest: 31 January 2020.

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SLSA registered as CIO

We are delighted to announce that on 14 November 2019 the Socio-Legal Studies Association became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
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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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