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Plenary Videos from SLS Conference, Oxford 2016 – Baroness Hale @UKSupremeCourt, @Law_Commission & @scotlawcom, #Brexit & more

We have made available videos of the plenary sessions from our Annual Conference in Oxford in September 2016. The theme of the Conference, led by our President Professor Andrew Burrows, was ‘Legislation and the Role of the Judiciary’. The four sessions were: 1. Modern Statutory Interpretation (Chair: Lady Justice Arden Professor John Bell (Cambridge), Lord…

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Winner of the SLS 2016 Best Paper Prize Announced

Dear all, I am delighted to announce that 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 to Maria!…

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Shifting the Place of Social Security: Blog by Jed Meers, Joint-Winner of the 2016 Poster Prize

Jed Meers is a PhD student at York Law School, looking at housing law and welfare reform.   Shifting the Place of Social Security: Blog by Joint-Winner of the 2016 Poster Prize   Academic posters still receive some mixed press. So much so, a Routledge Handbook published earlier this year dedicates a chapter to asking,…

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Statement Regarding the Society’s Annual Conference Dinner

The speaker at the annual conference dinner of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) in Oxford on Wednesday September 7 was the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP. The invitation on behalf of the SLS was made and accepted when he was Minister of Justice and Lord Chancellor (and months before the EU referendum campaigns had…

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News: Legal Studies Android App

The Android version of the Legal Studies app is available to download for free on Google Play. The link below will take you to its page within the Google Play app store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wiley.jas.lest The guide on how to access LEST content via either app has been updated and is available on the journal homepage.

Latest @UKSupremeCourt Judgments

The Supreme Court has decided two cases today. In R (on the application of Ismail) (Respondent) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] UKSC 37 (https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2013-0160-judgment.pdf), the Court holds that, on the facts, service of a foreign judgment under section 1 of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 would not amount to a possible breach of art…

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Two New Decisions of the UK Supreme Court: Summary for Members

The UK Supreme Court yesterday gave two judgments. In this post, a new proposed series, we offer a brief summary of the decisions on the basis that they may be of interest to members of the Society. R (on the application of Bancoult (No 2)) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs [2016]…

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Blog Post from the new Editors of Legal Studies @legalscholars

The editorial responsibilities of Legal Studies will be moving to a new Board located at the University of Manchester’s School of Law.  Its membership consists of:  Professor Margot Brazier, OBE, QC (hon.), FBA; Dr Elaine Dewhurst; Professor Nicola Glover-Thomas; Dr Philip Handler; Professor Robert Thomas; and Dr Bruce Wardhaugh.  Nicola Glover-Thomas will serve as Editor-in-Chief,…

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