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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.

Peter Birks Book Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship

The Society is delighted to announce that Jeff King is the winner of the Peter Birks Book Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship (2014) for Judging Social Rights (Cambridge Studies in Constitutional Law, CUP). There were two runners up as the judges decided that in such a strong field it was impossible to exclude either: Jure Vidmar, Democratic Statehood in International Law: The Emergence of New States in Post-Cold War Practice (Studies in International Law, Hart Publishing) and James Goudkamp, Tort Law Defences (Hart Studies in Private Law, Hart Publishing).

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

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.

Society of Legal Scholars Centenary Lecture

5.30pm - Tuesday 11th November 2014.
The Great Hall, Queen's University, Belfast

The School of Law at Queen's is please to be hosting the Centenary Lecture of the Society of Legal Scholars. The lecture is entitled "The Fluidity and Stability of the Northern Ireland Constitution" and will be delivered by John Larkin QC, Attorney General for Northern Ireland. Further details.

Best Paper Prize 2014 - Winner

We are very pleased to announce that Rachel Cahill-O'Callaghan of Cardiff University has won the 2014 SLS Best Paper Prize. Her paper, 'Reframing the Judicial Diversity Debate: Personal Values and Tacit Diversity', was presented in the Open section at the Nottingham conference and will be published in Legal Studies in early 2015.

Best Poster Prize 2014 - Winner

We are pleased to announce that the joint winners of the 2014 Best Poster Prize are Kirsty Moreton (Birmingham)for her poster entitled 'Caring in "The Middle": Judicial Interpretation of the Best Interests Test for Health-Care Decision Making in Mid-Childhood'; and Stephen Clear (Bangor) for his poster entitled 'The Necessity of Commercial Judicial Review: A Public Procurement Case Study'. Many congratulations to them both!

Dean of the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University invites applications, expressions of interest in and nominations for the position of Dean of the Schulich School of Law. The appointment will be effective July 2015, or as soon thereafter as possible.

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 November

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Legal Events in December

- Lecture: The paradox of multilateralism and the WTO – the role of the EU in the WTO : 2/12/14.
- Lecture: Can Law Regulate War? : 8/12/14.
- Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society Annual Conference: Law's Empire or Empire's Law? - Legal Discourses of Colonies and Commonwealth : 10/12/14.
- Conference: Opportunities and Challenges in Construction Arbitration : 11/12/14.
- Conference: Minds, Brains and Law - A Conference on Law and Neuroscience : 11/12/14.
- Italian Society of Law and Economics (ISLE - SIDE) 10th Annual Conference : 18/12/14.

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.

Dean of the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University invites applications, expressions of interest in and nominations for the position of Dean of the Schulich School of Law. The appointment will be effective July 2015, or as soon thereafter as possible.

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.

- National University of Singapore: One-year Post Doctorate Scholarships 2015-16
- National University of Singapore: Research Post
- National University of Singapore: Research Post
- University of Ulster: Access to Justice Scholarship
- SOAS: Tutor for Law of Contracts


York 2015

The Society's Annual Conference in 2015 will be held on 1 - 4 September at the University of York. Further details are available here.


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