Socio-Legal Studies Association
Where law meets the social sciences & humanities

SLSA Membership Survey

The SLSA has just launched its first comprehensive membership survey.


The survey will improve our understanding of the profile of individuals who identity as socio-legal scholars, including lecturers, research students and independent researchers. It will allow us to map the diversity of our community with reference to characteristics of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, care-giving, religion and disability. Information will also be gathered on the challenges related to discrimination and exclusion faced by scholars at all stages of their career within our community and in wider academia. 

The survey will improve our understanding of the profile of individuals who identity as socio-legal scholars, including lecturers, research students and independent researchers. It will allow us to map the diversity of our community with reference to characteristics of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, care-giving, religion and disability. Information will also be gathered on the challenges related to discrimination and exclusion faced by scholars at all stages of their career within our community and in wider academia. Survey findings will make an essential contribution to our work on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). In particular, they will allow us to enhance the ability of all members to participate in the activities of the Association to the extent that they wish and to consider the extent to which the SLSA Board of Trustees and its subcommittees are reflective of the membership.

Information will be used to inform the SLSA’s planning for conferences and events, its strategic work on EDI, its interventions on behalf of members in national consultations – for example with the professions, the Law Commission and UKRI – and the running of funding competitions and awards. The survey will also ensure that the Association is compliant with current requirements when making nominations to the Research Excellence Framework and equivalent processes.The data will be collated anonymously and held and processed subject to the General Data Protection Regulations. We encourage as many SLSA members as possible to complete the survey.

The survey is currently open and will run until 5pm on 24 December 2021. It takes about 10 minutes to complete. 

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