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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SLSA Executive Committee


Members of the Executive Committee are volunteers who give their time freely and generously to run the SLSA. Among other things, they attend regular meetings, help run SLSA activities, and act as officers for the organisation. All committee members are happy to be contacted about matters of interest to the socio-legal community. More detailed information about the role and duties of Executive Committee members can be found here: Role and duties of Executive Committee members. For general queries about the SLSA, you should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Officers

  • chair
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  • vice chair and social media officer
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  • secretary
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  • treasurer
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  • membership secretary 
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  • Journal of Law and Society representative
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  • international liaison officer and Scottish representative
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  • publisher liaison
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  • newsletter, web and ebulletin editor
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  • grants committee chair
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  • postgraduate representative
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  • webmaster
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  • Bristol 2018 conference organisers
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    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bristol University

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Executive Committee members

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Lagos University
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Kent University
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Newcastle University (2017 conference organiser)
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sheffield Hallam University
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Warwick University
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Newcastle University (2017 conference organiser)
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cardiff University
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kent University
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Lancaster University
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Kent University
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Warwick University
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Newcastle University
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Lancaster University

NB: an email address has been listed for each Executive Committee member. To ensure that the SLSA represents its constituency and the socio-legal community as fully as possible, SLSA members are encouraged to liaise with their nearest SLSA committee member or with SLSA Executive Committee officers.

An expenses form is available for download by committee members or others claiming expenses from the SLSA.

Grants Subcommittee

  • Emilie Cloatre
  • Jill Dickinson
  • Neil Graffin
  • Jess Guth (chair)
  • Ed Kirton-Darling
  • Ilke Turkmendag

Book Prize Subcommittee

  • Diamond Ashiagbor
  • Naomi Creutzfeld
  • Jonathan Garton
  • Rosie Harding
  • Jen Hendry
  • Jess Mant

Seminar Competition Subcommittee

  • Sharon Cowan
  • Jonathan Garton
  • Maebh Harding
  • John Harrington (chair)
  • Tom Webb

Research Training Grants and and Mentoring Awards

  • Emilie Cloatre
  • Naomi Creutzfeldt
  • Maebh Harding
  • Rosie Harding
  • Colin Moore

Role and duties of Executive Committee members

If you are interested in serving on the Executive Committee, please download details: Membership of the SLSA Executive Committee.

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SLSA postal address

Rosie Harding
SLSA Chair
Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT

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Meetings and minutes

SLSA AGM 2018

 28 March 2018, University of Bristol

Past AGMs with minutes

Future Executive Committee meetings

  • 18 January 2018 (venue tba)
  • 17 May 2018 (venue tba)

Past Executive Committee meetings

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SLSA documents

Responses to consultations

Other documents

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Elections

The SLSA elects several people to positions on its Executive Committee at its annual general meeting. Procedures governing these elections are outlined in the SLSA constitution (pertinent excerpts of which appear below).

Procedures

5.6. Each member of the Executive Committee shall be elected for a term of three consecutive years. At the end of such term they may be nominated for re-election for another three consecutive years, but once they have served six years they must resign and are not eligible for re-election to the Executive Committee until the space of at least one year has passed. . . .

8. ELECTION OF HONORARY OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

8.1. The Honorary Secretary shall invite from all members nominations for such offices as are due to fall vacant. Nominations of paid-up members shall be made in writing by at least two members and shall be signed by the person nominated indicating his or her willingness to serve. Whenever elections are required they shall take place at the Annual General meeting and shall be decided by secret ballot of all paid up members present.

8.2. Those elected shall take office from the date of the Annual General Meeting. Honorary Officers and members duly elected shall serve for the periods set out in this constitution (para 5.6).

More information

For more information about presenting your candidature, you are encouraged to contact the SLSA chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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