Welcome

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.

SLS Annual Seminar Series in 2015

The SLS Executive is pleased to announce that the Society's Research Sub-Committee has recommended that the Society support an application by Professor Richard Goldberg and Professor Shaun Pattinson. Further details.

Birks Book Prize 2014 - Shortlist

The Society is pleased to announce that the following books have been shortlisted for the Peter Birks Book Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship for 2014. The final decisions will be announced at the SLS Annual Conference at the University of Nottingham, 9th – 12th September 2014, during the Annual Dinner on September 10th.

James Goudkamp, Tort Law Defences (Hart Studies in Private Law, Hart Publishing)

Gleider I Hernández, The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function (OUP)  

Jeff King, Judging Social Rights (Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, CUP)

Jonathan Morgan, Contract Law Minimalism: A Formalist Restatement of Commercial Contract Law (Law in Context, CUP)

Jo Eric Khushal Murkens, From Empire to Union: Conceptions of German Constitutional Law Since 1871 (OUP)

Jure Vidmar, Democratic Statehood in International Law: The Emergence of New States in Post-Cold War Practice (Studies in International Law, Hart Publishing)

For further information on the Birks Book Prize please click here.

Director of the Institute for European Tort Law

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) is seeking to fill the vacant position of Director of the Institute for European Tort Law (f/m)

Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is conducting an international search for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law.

Legal Events

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 August

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Legal Events in September

- UACES 44th Annual Conference : 1/9/14.
- Conference: 50 Years of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations : 3/9/14.
- IISTL International Colloquium: Shipbuilding, Ship Sale/ Ship Finance : 3/9/14.
- Centre for Law and Culture Conference 2014: Visualising Law and Gender : 3/9/14.
- Critical Legal Conference 2014: Power, Capital, Chaos : 4/9/14.
- MANCEPT Workshop in Political Theory: CFA - Should Intuitions Matter? Exploring the Role of Intuitions in the Justification of State Punishment. : 8/9/14.
- Seminar: Transnational judicial conversations : 9/9/14.
- Conference: Approaches to Inequalities: Perspectives from Higher Education : 11/9/14.
- Conference: Understanding legal reasoning - A role for history and philosophy in modern private law : 11/9/14.
- Public Lecture: Modern Money Theory and the Job Guarantee - the path to full employment with price stability : 11/9/14.
- Conference: The Arguments For and Against Further Regulation of Arbitration Counsel : 11/9/14.
- Conference: Process and Substance in Public Law : 15/9/14.
- Conference: Celebrating Diversity, Sharing Insights : 16/9/14.
- Workshop: Re-imagining the Teaching of Criminal Law : 17/9/14.
- 31st Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) : 18/9/14.
- Conference: Women in and at War : 18/9/14.
- Southampton University Marine and Maritime Postgraduate Group (SMMPG) Colloquium: Sea Lines of Communication : 18/9/14.
- Symposium: Sex Work and Human Rights - Lessons from Canada for the UK : 18/9/14.
- Workshop: Procedural fairness in International Courts and Tribunals : 19/9/14.
- Conference: Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals : 19/9/14.
- Conference: Research Methodologies in Law : 23/9/14.
- Workshop: The EU Air Passenger Rights Regulation 261/2004 - Ten Years On : 26/9/14.
- CLaSF Workshop: Competition Law in Leisure Markets : 26/9/14.

For all forthcoming events please click here.

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Jobs

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.

Director of the Institute for European Tort Law

The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) is seeking to fill the vacant position of Director of the Institute for European Tort Law (f/m)

Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is conducting an international search for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law.

- University of Portsmouth: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Law (Family & Child Law and Equity & Trusts Law)
- University of Portsmouth: Lecturer in Law (Tort)
- University of Newcastle, Australia: Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
- University of Ulster: Lecturer
- University of Oxford: Dean of the Faculty of Law
- Lancaster University Ghana Campus: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
- University of Ulster: Access to Justice Scholarship


Who's Who 13-14

Membership of the Exec Cmte, Council and the various committees of the Society for 2013-2014.

Nottingham 2014

The Society's Annual Conference in 2014 will be held on 9-12 September at the University of Nottingham. Further details are available here, including booking.


The SLS Blog

Keep up-to-date with the Society via our new blog.

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