SLSA membership benefits

Read on to find out more about the benefits of membership or join the SLSA now.

  • Our successful termly Socio-Legal Newsletter
  • An entry in the SLSA online Research Directory
  • Discounted one-day and annual conference fees
  • Access to the SLSA weekly electronic newsletter
  • Eligibility for SLSA Grant Schemes
  • Eligibility for SLSA prizes
  • Eligibility for SLSA Seminar Competition
  • Eligibility for SLSA Mentoring Awards
  • Eligibility for SLSA Research Training Grants
  • Free student membership for one year
  • Free postgraduate conference
  • Eligibility for bursaries
  • Discounts on journal subscriptions
  • Ashgate SLSA members' discount
  • Hart Publishing SLSA members' discount
  • Palgrave Macmillan SLSA members' discount
  • Routledge SLSA members' discount

Socio-Legal Newsletter

Members receive three 16-page newsletters per year and are also invitied to submit news and articles for publication.

Research Directory

Launched in 2010, members can include their details in our online searchable directory.

Discounted conference fees

Members receive a substantial discount on the conference fee that is at least equivalent to the membership fee. Our annual conference is hosted by a different UK university each year and usually takes place in the week before Easter. Members also receive discounts on our one-day conferences.

Weekly electronic newsletter

The SLSA weekly e-bulletin keeps members informed of SLSA news and other items of interest, including events, publications, job vacancies and much more. All members can opt in for the weekly e-bulletin when they join the SLSA. If you would like an item included in the ebulletin, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by lunchtime on a Friday during termtime.

SLSA Grant Schemes

As part of its aim to support socio-legal research, the SLSA has an annual fund of up to £25,000 for grants to members.

SLSA Prizes

The SLSA awards five annual prizes. Three of them are sponsored by Hart Publishing and two by private benefactors. The prizes are: the Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize; the Socio-Legal Article Prize; the Hart Prize for Early Career Academics; the Socio-Legal Theory and History Prize; and the SLSA Prize for Contributions to the Socio-Legal Community.

SLSA Seminar Competition

An annual maximum budget of £10,000 to support seminars on any subject matter of relevance to the socio-legal community.

SLSA Mentoring Awards

This is a capacity-building scheme to support travel and accommodation for SLSA members who wish to visit and spend up to a week working with a chosen socio-legal mentor, and who do not have access to sources of institutional support to do so.

SLSA Research Training Grants

This is a capacity-building scheme to support training in social science research methods and the use of data analysis software.

Free student membership for one year

Our student members are eligible to free membership for one year and a £20 annual membership fee while they remain students.

Free postgraduate annual conference

The SLSA is committed to helping and supporting students who are starting out on careers in socio-legal research. To this end, we run an annual postgraduate conference at no charge and including free accommodation and subsistence.

Bursaries

Student members can apply for bursaries towards funding their attendance at the SLSA annual conference and other selected everts.

Journal subscriptions

A number of legal journals offer discounted subscriptions to SLSA members.

Ashgate SLSA members' discount

20 per cent discount on Ashgate books bought via the Ashgate website. We are currently awaiting a new discount code from this publisher. If you have any queries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hart Publishing SLSA members' discount

20 per cent discount on Hart books bought via the Hart website. We are currently awaiting a new discount code from this publisher. If you have any queries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Palgrave Macmillan SLSA members' discount

20 per cent discount on Palgrave Macmillan books bought via the Palgrave Macmillan website. We are currently awaiting a new discount code from this publisher. If you have any queries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Routledge members' discount

20 per cent discount on Routledge books bought via the Routledge website. We are currently awaiting a new discount code from this publisher. If you have any queries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.