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The Socio-Legal Studies Association

Welcome to the SLSA website where you will find comprehensive information about the SLSA's aims aims and objectives. You can also 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 Annual Prize 2018

The 2018 Prize for Contributions to the Socio-Legal Community has been awarded jointly this year to Fiona Cownie and Tony Bradney.

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SLSA Annual Conference 2019 Leeds

The call for papers is now open. Closing date: 14 January 2019.

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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 prize shortlists 2018

See below for the full shortlists for the 2018 book and article prizes. The winners were announced at the annual dinner in Bristol on 28 March 2018.

Hart–SLSA Book Prize

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy (2016) Domestic Fortress: Fear and the new home front, Manchester University Press

Anne Barlow, Rosemary Hunter, Janet Smithson and Jan Ewing (2017) Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving family disputes in neo-liberal times, Palgrave Macmillan

Janine Natalya Clark (2017) Rape, Sexual Violence and Transitional Justice Challenges: Lessons from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Routledge

Hart–SLSA Prize for Early Career Academics

Lydia Hayes (2017) Stories of Care: A labour of law, Palgrave Macmillan

Kathryn McNeilly (2017) Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation: Futurity, alterity, power, Routledge

Theory and History Prize Shortlist 2018

Margaret Davies (2017) Law Unlimited: Materialism, Pluralism and Legal Theory, Routledge

Henrique Carvalho (2017) The Preventive Turn in Criminal Law, Oxford University Press

Yaniv Roznai (2017) Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments, Oxford University Press

Socio-Legal Article Prize

Emily Grabham (2016) ‘Time and technique: the legal lives of the 26-week qualifying period’ 45 (3–4) Economy and Society 379–406

Cheryl Lawther (2017) ‘The truth about loyalty: emotions, ex-combatants and transitioning from the past’ 11(3) International Journal of Transitional Justice 484–504

Marie-Andrée Jacob (2017) ‘The strikethrough: an approach to regulatory writing and professional discipline’ 37(1) Legal Studies 137–161



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