Society of Legal Scholars

The Executive

The Executive Committee has the power to manage the affairs of the Society. It enjoys the power to direct or approve expenditure of the Society’s funds. The Executive may also provide for such committees as it may from time to time deem useful. The Executive is accountable to the Council for all its activities and actions.

Elected Members of the Executive Committee

The current membership of the Executive is:

Officers of the Society and Other Ex Officio Members of Executive

President Professor Imelda Maher MRIA, UCD
Vice-President Professor Peter Alldridge, QMUL
Vice President-Elect Professor Richard Taylor, UCLAN
Immediate Past President Professor Andrew Burrows, Oxford
Honorary Secretary Professor Richard Taylor, UCLAN
Honorary Treasurer Professor Lucy Vickers, Oxford Brookes
Honorary Membership Secretary Professor Anthony Bradney, Keele
Convenor for Scotland Professor Colin Reid, Dundee
Convenor for Ireland Dr Desmond Ryan, TCD
Secretary of the Subject Sections Ms Annette Morris, Cardiff
Editor- in-Chief of Legal Studies Professor Nicola Glover-Thomas, Manchester
Editor of The Reporter Professor Catharine MacMillan, King’s College, London
Chair of Legal Education Sub-Cmte Professor Fiona Cownie, Keele

Ordinary Members of Executive

Appointment Period
2013-16 Dr Bruce Wardhaugh, Manchester
2013-16 Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Edinburgh
2013-16 Professor Thom Brooks, Durham
2014-17 Professor Rosemary Auchmuty, Reading
2014-17 Professor Duncan Sheehan, Leeds
2014-17 Mr James Lee, Kings College, London
2015-18 Professor David Feldman, Cambridge
2015-18 Professor Maria Lee, UCL
2015-18 Ms Nicola Wake, Northumbria

Rule 19 (g) makes provision for elections to the Executive and reads as follows:

‘nine members of the Society of whom three shall be ‘recent’ members of the Society (being members of recent professional standing who, at the date of their election, have fewer than eight years’ membership), such persons to be appointed by the Council to the Executive Committee to serve for no more than three years. Once appointed to serve for a three-year term and re-elected for a further three-year term, a member shall not be eligible for re-appointment until one year after expiry of such term. In appointing such nine members as set out in sub-paragraph (g) above, Council shall, so far as practicable, procure a reasonable balance in such appointments, taking account of factors such as gender, ethnicity, regional representation, type of institution and subject section representation. Notices of all motions, including the names of proposers and seconders, shall reach the Honorary Secretary at least fourteen days before the day fixed for holding the meeting.’