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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 2018: call for current topics

The organisers of the SLSA Annual Conference 2018, to be held at Bristol University from 27–29 March 2018, invite members to submit proposals for current topics (formerly termed ‘themes’ in previous years) for the forthcoming conference.

A current topic is a one-off grouping for the purposes of a single conference which reflects a current topic of debate or an issue of emerging importance and which would be expected to attract at least six papers. There will be a maximum of seven current topics for the conference, in addition to the regular streams.

Prospective convenors should send a proposal including:

  • current topic title;
  • a call for papers indicating the scope of the current topic (300 words); and
  • convenor contact details.

Proposals should be sent to the Bristol organisers Devyani Prabhat and Janine Sargoni at slsa-2018@bristol.ac.uk by 6pm on 1 October 2017.

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