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Call for Nominations for SLS Officers and Committee members

25th June 2019

Nomination form 2019

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR SLS OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS

(deadline 8 August 2019)

 

The SLS invites nominations for the following posts:

·         Vice-President Elect (from October 2019, to be Vice President from October 2020 and President from October 2021);

·         Honorary Treasurer (from October 2020);

·         Secretary of Subject Sections (from October 2020);

·         One Ordinary Member of Executive (from October 2019);

·         One Ordinary Member of Executive who is a recent member of less than 8 years standing (from October 2019);

·         One member of the Legal Education Committee (from October 2019);

·         One member of the Research sub-committee (from October 2019);

·         Two members of the Libraries sub-committee (from October 2019).

 

The SLS encourages applications from members from all genders, ethnicities, regions and types of institution. BAME and recent members of the SLS are particularly encouraged to apply.

Anyone interested in any of the above posts or who would like to nominate another person is welcome to contact the Hon Secretary, Professor Paula Giliker, for more information: paula.giliker@bristol.ac.uk. Information is also available on the Administration tab of the Society’s website.

 

All nominations will be considered, and appointments made, by Council at its meeting during the Annual Conference at UCLan in September 2019.

For further details of the vacancies and how to apply, please see below:

 

(i)            OFFICERS

Under r 15 of the Society’s Rules, the President is elected two years in advance, becoming first Vice President Elect, then Vice President, and then President. We are therefore now looking to elect the President for 2021/22.

Other Officers are elected a year in advance and are subject to re-election on an annual basis. There is a convention that they will be available to serve for a period of five years, subject to being re-elected annually during that time.

The five-year term of the following post holders will end in September 2020:

Professor Lucy Vickers (Hon Treasurer)

Mr James Lee (Secretary of Subject Sections)

 

The following will be standing for re-election:

Professor Paula Giliker (Hon Secretary);
Professor Duncan Sheehan (Hon Membership Secretary);
Professor Colin Reid (Convenor for Scotland);
Dr Desmond Ryan (Convenor for Ireland).

Nominations for any of the above posts must have a proposer and seconder and be signed by the candidate.  They must be returned to the Hon Secretary by Thursday 8 August 2019.

 Nomination form 2019 is available here or from admin@legalscholars.ac.uk .

 

(ii) EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

In addition to the Officers of the Society, the Executive Committee has nine elected members, three of whom must 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).

The Committee meets three times a year in London (November, January, and May) and the Society pays travelling expenses.

Members are elected for an initial term of three years and may serve one further term of three years.

In making appointments, Council is required, so far as practicable, to procure “a reasonable balance in such appointments, taking account of factors such as gender, ethnicity, regional representation, type of institution and subject section representation”.

Please see the SLS website here for further details.

 

Nominations must be sent to the Hon Secretary by Thursday 8 August 2019 (admin@legalscholars.ac.uk), accompanied by a short (max 300 word) biographical personal statement.  Nomination forms are available here.

 

(iii) SUB-COMMITTEE MEMBERS

There are vacancies on the Legal Education Sub-Committee and the Libraries Sub-Committee. These are open to all members.

There is also a vacancy on the Research Sub-Committee. The convention is that the members of this committee are full Professors.

Appointments are normally made by Council and the usual term of office is three years.

Nominations must be returned to the Hon Secretary by Thursday 8 August 2019 (admin@legalscholars.ac.uk), accompanied by a short biographical personal statement.  Nomination forms are available here.