lSLSA Executive Committee – page 2
lSocio-Legal Newsletter sponsors – page 2
lSLSA news – pages 3–5
lSocio-legal news – pages 5–7
lLaw and design – pages 8–9
lSocio-legal publications – pages 10–13
lEvents – pages 13–14
Each year the SLSA awards four annual prizes: its
longstanding Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize, the Prize for
Early Career Academics and the Socio-Legal Article
Prize; and, new this year, the Socio-Legal Theory and
The SLSA Executive Committee is delighted to announce the
lHart Socio-Legal Book Prize
Alan Paterson (2013) Final Judgment: The last Law Lords and
the Supreme Court, Hart
lPrize for Early Career Academics (awarded jointly this year)
Debbie Becher (2014) Private Property and Public Power:
Eminent domain in Philadelphia, OUP
Kirsten McConnachie (2014) Governing Refugees: Justice, order
and legal pluralism, Routledge
lSocio-Legal Article Prize
Amanda Perry-Kessaris (2014) ‘The case for a visualised
economic sociology of legal development’ 67 Current Legal
lSocio-Legal Theory and History Prize
Henry Yeomans (2014) Alcohol and Moral Regulation: Public
attitudes, spirited measures and Victorian hangovers, Policy Press
Many congratulations to the winners, all of whom will be
attending the SLSA annual conference where they will be taking
part in author-meets-reader sessions. Check the conference
programme for details.
Preparations are well underway at Warwick Law School
for the upcoming 2015 Annual Conference; ‘Socio-legal in
culture: the culture of socio-legal’.
The call for papers has now closed and we have had an
incredible response of over 400 papers submitted through the
EasyChair system. If you would like to present your research at
the conference but missed the call for papers, the call for posters
remains open until Friday 6 March 2014.
We are offering a very full programme this year with over 40
different streams and themes. In plenary sessions we will
discuss the nature of socio-legal research and the relationship
between drama and socio-legal approaches. The conference will
also feature a number of author-meets-reader sessions with
winners of the SLSA prizes. Moreover, the conference coincides
with the 50th anniversary of the University of Warwick and we
hope that it will be a celebration of the Warwick Law School
tradition of examining law in its political, social, economic and
The conference will take place on our leafy landscaped
campus in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside.
Accommodation is provided on site so delegates will have the
opportunity to explore the outdoor Warwick sculpture trail, part
of the university’s significant collection of contemporary art, as
well as the wide range of museums, galleries and unique market
towns in the surrounding area. As part of the conference
activities you will be able to take part in a trip to Coventry
Transport Museum or visit the majestic ruins of Kenilworth
Castle with its beautiful Elizabethan garden. All delegates will
have full use of campus sports facilities including a fully
equipped gymnasium, swimming pool and state-of-the-art
An on-site family room is available for parents with young
children. This provides a space for parents and children to play,
as well as providing breast-feeding and baby-changing facilities.
Children over five years old can take part in activities provided
by the university’s holiday scheme. Places on the holiday
scheme can be reserved online when booking the conference. A
range of accommodation is available to suit all needs. Please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have particular
accommodation preferences and we will refer you to suitable
The campus is just four miles from Coventry train station.
Frequent train services run from London Euston which is only
one hour away. For those travelling from further afield,
Birmingham International Airport is 10 minutes from Coventry
station by rail, with trains every 10 minutes.
Bookings are now open so don’t forget to secure your place.
Note that standard rate booking closes on 13 March 2015. We
look forward to seeing you in March.
For online booking and general information, please visit the
conference website wwww.warwick.ac.uk/slsa. For further
queries please contact Maebh Harding or Jonathan Garton by
email at email@example.com. Use #slsa2015 for tweets about
News and feature articles are always needed for the
newsletter, plus infor mation about books , journals and
events. The next deadline is 18 May 2015.
Contact Marie Selwood firstname.lastname@example.org
or t01227 770189.