Socio-Legal Studies Association
Where law meets the social sciences & humanities
SLSA 2024

Call for papers


Open for applications.
Closing date: 18 December 2023

SLSA 2024 registration open!

11–12 January 2024

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Where law meets the social sciences & humanities

Welcome to the Socio-Legal Studies Association, a UK registered charity whose aims are 'to advance education and learning in the field of socio-legal studies and to promote research'. Please take a few moments to explore the site to find out about our numerous activities and the benefits of joining the SLSA.

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SLSA Gift Aid page

Thanks to its status as a UK registered charity, the SLSA can now claim Gift Aid on all donations.

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SLSA weekly ebulletin

SLSA members receive the latest socio-legal news direct to their inboxes on Friday afternoons during termtime. See our news section for the latest updates.

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SLSA Grants Scheme

Applications are open for research and fieldwork grants. Closing date: 31 October 2023.

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Stream Convenor Impact Funding

Are you an SLSA Stream Convenor? If so, you could get up to £1000 to fund an impact activity. Apply before the next SLSA Board meeting: 18 January 2024.

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2019 book and article prize shortlists

The SLSA Exec announced the shortlists for this year’s book and article prizes in January 2019. The winners were announced at the Annual Conference dinner in Leeds on 4 April 2019. See our prizewinners' page for details.

Hart—SLSA Book Prize

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Tamir Moustafa (2018) Constituting Religion: Islam liberal rights and the Malaysian state, Cambridge University Press – this book is open access

Charlotte O’Brien (2017) Unity in Adversity: EU citizenship, social justice and the cautionary tale of the UK, Hart/Bloomsbury

Anthea Roberts (2017) Is International Law International?, Oxford University Press

Nimer Sultany (2017) Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and constitutionalism after the Arab spring, Oxford University Press


Hart—SLSA Prize for Early Career Academics

Meghan Campbell (2018) Women, Poverty, Equality: The role of CEDAW, Hart/Bloomsbury

Maureen Duffy (2018) Detention of Terrorism Suspects: Political Discourse and Fragmented Practices, Hart/Bloomsbury


SLSA Theory and History Prize

Psygkas high res book coverDavid Churchill (2017) Crime Control and Everyday Life in the Victorian City: The police and the public, Oxford University Press

Athanasios Psygkas (2017) From the ‘Democratic Deficit’ to a ‘Democratic Surplus’: Constructing administrative democracy in Europe, Oxford University Press

SLSA Article Prize

Anastasia Chamberlen and Henrique Carvalho (2018) ‘The thrill of the chase: punishment, hostility and the prison crisis’ (2019) 28(1) Social & Legal Studies (published online 26 February 2018)

Máiréad Enright (2019) “‘No. I won’t go back’: National time, trauma and legacies of symphysiotomy in Ireland’ in S M Benyon-Jones and E Grabham (eds), Law and Time, Routledge, 46–74

Marie Fox and Michael Thomson (2017) ‘Bodily integrity, embodiment, and the regulation of parental choice’ Journal of Law and Society 44(4): 501–31
















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