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Society of Legal Scholars Annual Seminar 2024

24th April 2024

The future for liberal ideals: how far should political rights of free speech and public protest tolerate intolerance?’ The School of Law and Policing, The University of Central Lancashire Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 June 2024 Attention academics, practitioners, students etc with interests in human rights! The School of Law and Policing at the University…

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New SLS Book Prize – The Margaret Brazier prizes for Outstanding Mid-Career scholarship

9th January 2024

The Society of Legal Scholars is delighted to announce, from 2024 two book prizes for outstanding legal scholarship will be offered: The Peter Birks prizes for Outstanding Early Career scholarship; and NEW The Margaret Brazier prizes for Outstanding Mid-Career scholarship. Details can be found on our website: https://www.legalscholars.ac.uk/birks-brazier-prizes-outstanding-legal-scholarship/

SLS Welcomes the 2023/24 President

2nd October 2023

We welcome Professor Paula Giliker of the University of Bristol, who took up post as SLS President 2023/24 on 1 October 2023. “It is a great honour to be elected to serve as President of the Society of Legal Scholars of the UK and Ireland for 2023-2024 and to organise the 115th annual conference of the…

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Webinar: Influencing Law Reform: Tips for Effective Engagement with the Law Commission

6th September 2023

Please join the Law Commission, Society of Legal Scholars, Socio-Legal Studies Association and Association of Law Teachers for a webinar on ‘Influencing law reform: tips for effective engagement with the Law Commission’ on Friday 22 September 2023 from 13:00 – 14:00. The session will be chaired by Professor Lucy Vickers, SLS President. Speakers will be…

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Best Paper Prize and Best Doctoral Paper Prize 2023

5th September 2023

We are delighted to announce and extend our congratulations to the winners of the Best Paper Prize and Best Doctoral Paper Prize presented at the SLS Annual Conference 2023 (Oxford Brookes). Papers were nominated by convenors of the subject sections and judged by a panel consisting of Lucy Vickers  (President), Rachael Walsh (representing Legal Studies), and…

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SLS Hale Lecture 2023 – Date Announced

8th August 2023

Date for the Diary: The 2023 Hale Lecture will be delivered by Mr Justice Gerard Hogan at Trinity College Dublin on Tuesday 24 October 2023, 6pm.  Further details to follow.

Birks Book Prize Winners 2023 Announced

29th June 2023

The winner of the Peter Birks Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship is Dr Alysia Blackham (Melbourne) for Reforming Age Discrimination Law: Beyond Individual Enforcement (OUP). Second prize was awarded to Dr Sharon Thompson (Cardiff) for Quiet Revolutionaries: The Married Women’s Association and Family Law (Hart). The winners were announced at the SLS Annual Dinner on…

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Shortlist Announced – 2023 Peter Birks Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship

25th May 2023

The Society of Legal Scholars is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2023 Peter Birks Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.  Each year the Society offers two prizes for outstanding published books by scholars in their early careers. The 2023 winners will be chosen from the shortlist below: Dr Alysia Blackham, Reforming Age Discrimination Law:…

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SLS Hale Lecture

12th January 2023

The Society of Legal Scholars and Exeter Law School warmly invite you to the Society of Legal Scholars’ second Hale Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Ewan McKendrick at the University of Exeter on 13 February 2023, 5.30-7pm. Professor McKendrick will be speaking on the topic of ‘Covid, Contracts and Change of Circumstances’. His lecture…

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Best Paper and Best Doctoral Paper Prize Winners 2022

28th October 2022

We are delighted to announce and extend our congratulations to the winners of the Best Paper Prize and Best Doctoral Paper Prize presented at the SLS Annual Conference 2022 (KCL). Papers were nominated by convenors of the subject sections and judged by a panel consisting of Catharine MacMillan  (immediate past president), James Lee (representing Legal…

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