Society of Legal Scholars


Law Teacher Survey

Dear Law Teacher Two years ago we were awarded a small research grant by the Legal Education Research Network to investigate how Law Teachers understand and maintain their wellbeing as well as that of their students.  We are now  undertaking a further survey in order to investigate stress and some of the trends we found…

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CUHK Faculty of Law Global Professors Program

CUHK Faculty of Law Global Professors Program As part of its globalization efforts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law (CUHK Law) has established a “Global Professors” program. Through the program, the Faculty of Law invites leading law professors from around the world to teach and research at the Faculty under visiting appointments…

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Call for Posters for SLS 2017 Annual Conference, Dublin

This is a call for posters for the SLS 2017 Annual Conference to be held at University College Dublin from Tuesday 5–Friday 8 September.  This year’s theme is ‘The Diverse Unities of Law’ though posters are welcome on any issue. Please submit a draft electronic version of the poster you would like to present via…

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The Society’s Response. BSB: Future Bar Training

The response of the Society to the Bar Standards Board consultation paper on ‘Future Bar Training’ is available here.

The Society’s Response. A new route to qualification: the Solicitors Qualifying Examination

The response of the Society to the SRA consultation paper on ‘A new route to qualification: the Solicitors Qualifying Examination’ is available here. January 2017.

Brexit and the Law School – funding initiative for regional workshops

The Society of Legal Scholars is making available up to £6,750 to fund round table events, organised on a regional basis, for the discussion of Brexit and the Law School. The UK leaving the EU could have a profound effect on the working lives of legal scholars. What will it mean for our research (including…

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External Examiners in Law – Research Project

The Association of Law Teachers/Society of Legal Scholars Legal Education Research Network (LERN) are currently undertaking research into the role of external examiners in UK law schools. The project involves a quantitative, and then a qualitative, empirical element which aims to find out: Who the external examiners are; How they are trained; What they do; How they…

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law PhD Fellowships and PhD Studentships

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law (CUHK Law) invites applications for admission to the PhD in Laws programme. The PhD in Laws, awarded on the basis of original research presented in a written thesis, is the highest degree in the discipline and gives graduates a distinct edge in an ever more competitive…

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Winners of the 2016 Best Paper Prize

  Winners of the SLS 2016 Best Paper Prize The SLS 2016 Best Paper Prize has been awarded to Maria Lee (UCL) for her paper ‘Knowledge of landscape in wind energy planning’, which was presented within the Environmental Law section. The paper will appear in the first issue of Legal Studies in 2017. Many congratulations…

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Winners of the Peter Birks Book Prize 2016

The winner of the Peter Birks Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship is Jason Varuhas, (Melbourne) for Damages and Human Rights (Hart Publishing). There were two joint runners up: Janina Dill for Legitimate Targets? Social Construction, International Law and US Bombing (Cambridge University Press) and Sandy Steel, for Proof of Causation in Tort Law (Cambridge University Press)….

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