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 nominations of panel members for REF 2021

The SLSA has been invited to nominate individuals for panel membership. Closing date for expressions of interest: 29 November 2017.

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SLSA 2020 and 2021: Call for expressions of interest

The SLSA Executive is seeking expressions of interest from universities wishing to host our annual conferences in 2020 and 2021.

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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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Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research

Sussex Law School, University of Sussex

The Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research was launched in August 2015. The core aim of the centre is to foster a vibrant research culture for human rights researchers within the Sussex Law School. The centre's work has a global as well as national focus, adopting a range of different approaches to human rights research (e.g. doctrinal, critical, theoretical, practical and inter-disciplinary).

The centre has adopted the following objectives:

  1. To provide a focus for developing new research activity, supporting and encouraging a programme of research and publications in and related to human rights law;
  2. To build the capacity and development of individual and collaborative research projects and bids;
  3. To feed into human rights debates and collaborate with relevant organisations, locally, nationally and internationally;
  4. To contribute to the University’s commitment to inter-disciplinarity; and
  5. To attract high-quality postgraduate students to our LLM and PhD programmes.


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