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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

Registration at the late rate for this year's conference closes on Monday 19 March. Don't miss out on your place!

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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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Residential Socio-Legal Masterclass for doctoral students

The Third Annual Socio-Legal Masterclass for second to fourth-year doctoral students is being held at St Catherine’s College Oxford from 3–4 September 2018. This year’s masterclass is being sponsored by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships network, the Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, the Journal of Law and Society and the SLSA. The theme will be ‘Looking at law from the bottom up’.

This event gives a small group of 20 doctoral students the opportunity to spend two days talking to established academics about a variety of methodological approaches to the study of law. The Masterclass is free for ESRC students and there are bursaries available for other students allocated on a competitive basis. Further details of the event will be posted on the SLSA website and weekly ebulletin before the Annual Conference in Bristol.

Organised by Linda Mulcahy, LSE, and Marina Kurkchiyan, Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.