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Welcome to the Society of Legal Scholars


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 Centenary Lecture 2015

SLS Centenary Lecture 2015 will be given by Nicholas Green on Wednesday 18 November, at 18:00, at the University of Bristol. Further details will be published when they become available.

SLS Small Projects and Events Fund (formerly the Legal Scholarship Fund)

Council has recently approved the change of name and revised rules in order to give more guidance to potential applicants and in particular to distinguish this fund from the Research Activities Fund and also from the Annual Seminar Series.

REF Feedback Session

March 2015: PowerPoint Slides from the REF Law Sub-Panel Feedback session given on the 4 March 2015 at the IALS by Professor Gillian Douglas.


- Transnational Law and Social Justice International Conference  Friday June 26 2015
- Conference: Hybrid Warfare and Minority Rights Friday June 26 2015
- Conference: European Contract Law and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Friday June 26 2015
- Conference: Hybrid Warfare and Minorities Friday June 26 2015
- Conference: Austerity, Gender and Household Finances Saturday June 27 2015
- Symposium: Corporate Lawyers and Corporate Clients Monday June 29 2015
- Summer School: Human Rights Research Methods  Monday June 29 2015
- Conference: The Chagos Litigation - A Socio-Legal Dialogue  Monday June 29 2015
- Leicester Canadian Law Mooting Competition 2014/2015 Tuesday June 30 2015
- European Network of Housing Research (ENHR) Annual Conference Tuesday June 30 2015

For all forthcoming events please click here. 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.


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Annual Conference: 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.

Call for Papers

Calls for papers have now been issued (Feb'15). Further details may be found here and on the Subject Sections home pages.