Welcome to the SLSA

Where law meets the social sciences and humanities.



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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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Socio-Legal Sources and Methods in Family Law

This SLSA-supported event will take place on 18 May 2018 at the British Library.

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SLSA 2018

Registration has now closed. Around 500 delegates will be gathering in Bristol from 27–29 March.

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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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2017 prizewinners

Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 book, article and poster prizes.

Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize

Lizzie Barmes (2016) Bullying and Behavioural Conflict at Work: The duality of individual rights, Oxford University Press

Hart Prize for Early Career Academics

Sue Westwood (2016) Aging, Gender and Sexuality: Equality in later life, Routledge

Socio-Legal Theory and History Prize

Emily Grabham (2016) Brewing Legal Times: Things, form, and the enactment of law, Toronto University Press

Socio-Legal Article Prize

Helen Carr (2015) ’Legal technology in an age of austerity: documentation, “functional” incontinence and the problem of dignity’ in Dave Cowan and Dan Wincott (eds), Exploring the Legal in Socio-Legal Studies, Palgrave

Poster Competition

Jed Meers, 'Shifting the place of social security: welfare reform and social rights in the UK'