Impact and Law Reform Conference

This one-day conference has been organised by the SLSA, the Society for Legal Scholars and the Association of Law Teachers in collaboration with the Law Commission for England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission.

Date: 11 June 2019

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DR

Keynote speaker: Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court

‘Impact’ has become an increasingly important aspect of academic work over the last decade. This conference, co-organised by the Law Subject Associations and the Law Commissions aims to reflect on how academic legal research has influenced and informed law reform in the past, engage in debate and dialogue on contemporary law reform projects, and equip legal researchers with the tools they require to generate legal and policy impacts in the future.

The conference seeks to address the following questions:

  • How can legal researchers work with the Law Commissions to advance law reform agendas?
  • What approaches to impact and law reform have worked well in the past?
  • How can legal researchers develop the skills required to facilitate legal and policy impact?
  • What are the foreseeable future challenges and opportunities for legal and policy impact?

Registration will open in due course, and more information on the exciting range of speakers will follow soon. Until then, please SAVE THE DATE!

Call for Current Topics: SLSA Annual Conference 2019

The organisers of the SLSA Annual Conference 2019, to be held at the University of Leeds on from 3–5 April 2019, 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 Leeds organisers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6pm on 10 October 2018.

Routledge law titles: 20 per cent discount for SLSA members

The SLSA is delighted to announce a partnership with Routledge to offer our members a 20 per cent discount across the complete portfolio of Routledge law books.

To take advantage of this discount, simply add the discount code SLSA8* at the checkout.

Visit the Routledge website for further details.

SLSA Books


LSAANZ Conference, New South Wales: bursaries

The SLSA invites applications from members for bursaries supporting attendance at the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) conference in Wollongong, New South Wales, 12–15, December 2018. There are up to six awards of £500.

This call specifically targets postgraduate and early career researchers (up to eight years post-PhD award). Only applicants with an accepted abstract to present at the conference will be considered (the call for abstracts closed on 6 July  2018). Preference will be given to applicants without financial support from their own institutions.

In your application you must include details of the following:

  • name and institution;
  • the title of your abstract and the panel/stream where it will be presented;
  • a note on your eligibility;
  • a case for support, including levels of institutional financial support and a justification for why attendance at the conference is important for the development of your research (250 words max)

The deadline is 18h00 on Monday, 27 August 2018. Please send applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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