The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) is the learned society for those who teach law in a university or similar institution or who are otherwise engaged in legal scholarship. As of beginning of 2013 the SLS had over 2900 members consisting of academic and practising lawyers in a wide variety of subject areas. The SLS was founded in 1908 and has charitable status. For more information on the SLS please read on.
Research Activities Fund
Applications to the Research Activities Fund are now open. The SLS supports legal research and scholarship through the Research Activities Fund Grants. Each year the Society sets aside a fund (currently £12,500) available for research grants in the coming year. Applications will be invited for the next round as from 1st January and must be received by the Administrative Secretary, Sally Thomson by email, no later than 5pm on the first Monday of March. Further details.
Call for Papers 2014
Calls have been made for papers at the forthcoming 2014 Annual Conference.
Birks Prize 2013 - Winner
The Society is pleased to announce that Erika Rackley's Women, Judging and the Judiciary; From Difference to Diversity (Routledge) is the winner of the 2013 Birks Book Prize.
The following books were shortlisted for the 2013 Birks Book prize.
Alison Bisset Truth Commissions and Criminal Courts Cambridge University Press
Jessie Hohmann The Right to Housing: Law, Concepts, Possibilities Hart Publishing
Marc Moore Corporate Governance in the Shadow of the State Hart Publishing
Cian Murphy EU Counter-Terrorism Law Hart Publishing
Erika Rackley Women, Judging and the Judiciary; From Difference to Diversity Routledge
The SLS is pleased to provide details of forthcoming legal events in on this site and via email. Should you wish to advertise an event please contact us.
Legal Events in March
No events this month.
Legal Events in April
- Conference: Women and change in higher education: culture and careers : 1/4/14.
- Edge Hill University Criminology Research Group Seminar: Adolescent-to-Parent Violence - Current Issues and Future Priorities : 2/4/14.
- CECL 5th Conference: Banking in Europe: Regaining Trust and Securing Continuity : 3/4/14.
- Newcastle Law School PGR Conference 2014 : 4/4/14.
- 3rd Annual Law Lecture of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs: The European Union and International Law : 7/4/14.
- SLSA Annual Conference: International Criminal Justice Stream : 9/4/14.
- Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference: Responding to Change : 13/4/14.
- International Graduate Legal Research Conference (IGLRC) : 14/4/14.
- BILETA 29th Annual Conference : 14/4/14.
- CCLCJ Annual Conference: The Criminal Trial and the Pursuit of Justice - Controversies and Alternatives : 14/4/14.
- Centre on Human Rights in Conflict Seminar: The Hague Approach - Six Principles for Achieving Sustainable Peace in Post Conflict Situations : 23/4/14.
- European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law 13th Annual Conference : 24/4/14.
- Conference: The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann : 25/4/14.
- Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law : 29/4/14.
- Centre on Human Rights in Conflict Seminar: Exploring the crisis in the Central African Republic : 30/4/14.
For all forthcoming events please click here.
The Society places details of academic appointments which may be of interest to its members on these pages. Should you wish to advertise an appointment here please contact us.
- University of Derby Online: Academic Lead in Law (Fixed Term 1 Year)
- University of Birmingham: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer x 3
- Worcester College, Oxford: Fixed-Term (Five Year) Tutorial Fellowship in Public and EU Law,
- National University of Singapore: Fellowships
- Lancaster University Law School: Lecturer in Criminology x 2
- Changes under the Crime and Courts Act 2013 start to take effect