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Membership Guidance

The Society has a variety of membership classes open to prospective applicants. In some cases concessionary rates are available.

Ordinary membership is open to those who teach law (whether on a full- or part-time basis) at degree level in the United Kingdom or Ireland or who teach law or are associated with the teaching of law at institutions where law is studied to or beyond degree level (including CPE, LPC and BVC). The Society also welcomes applications from those in academic-related posts ancillary to the teaching of law, such as law librarians.

Salaried research staff and postgraduate students who are registered for a research degree in law are also eligible to become Ordinary members.

Ordinary membership is also available to any other person who is involved in legal scholarship (for example, to legal practitioners who are involved in legal scholarship).

Associate membership is available to Ordinary members who have retired from or given up the post in connection with which they held their Ordinary membership.

Associate membership is also open to law teachers and researchers working outside of the United Kingdom and Ireland. The Society welcomes applications for such membership from colleagues working in other jurisdictions and values the contribution such members make to its activities.

Resignation.  Pending a successful application for membership we look forward to your association with the Society for many years to come, throughout your career and into retirement, should you so chose. However should you wish to resign at any point, this should be done in writing to treasurer@legalscholars.ac.uk whereupon you will receive confirmation of cancellation of your membership. Members are liable for subscriptions until such notice of resignation is received.

Suspension of membership.  Members who wish to suspend their membership for a short period (e.g. maternity leave, career break) should request this in advance by writing to treasurer@legalscholars.ac.uk. Members continue to be liable for subscriptions unless a suspension request is received.  The maximum period for any one suspension request is one year.