Welcome to the SLSA Blog

The “blogosphere” is not exactly struggling for academic blogs. There is a plethora of online content detailing academic research: some tied to existing associations, others set up and maintained by individual academics themselves.

This newly launched SLSA blog, however, seeks to make its own contribution to this crowded market of online discussion and debate. Building on the work of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, it is an academic blog focused exclusively on issues of interest to the socio-legal community.

There are three things we encourage our readers (you!) to do:

  1. Consider submitting a post: Information is available on the “Submit Content” page.
  2. Comment on an existing post: Take part in the discussion and give your view.
  3. Share this blog: Tell others and help us grow from this initial launch.

Finally, the blog editors and the SLSA committee would welcome any feedback going forward. Having just launched, we are keen to grow with both our SLSA members and any broader readership, and welcome comments, ideas and criticisms however big or small, on how we can best develop this online platform into something useful for the socio-legal community. If you have any suggestions, please email us at: blogeditors@slsa.ac.uk.

Thank you for visiting, and we hope you enjoy reading your posts.

The SLSA Blog Editors

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USS Strikes: Defending the Collective Public Goods Mandate of the UK Universities

March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Celine Tan[1] Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Warwick We are in the midst of the largest industrial action in the history of UK higher education, with massive walkouts from academic and professional services staff across 61 universities across the country since the end of February. If there is no resolution, another 14 days [...]

SLSA Statement on the Current USS Strike Action

March 12th, 2018|0 Comments

As strike action by members of the UCU prepares to enter a 4th week, the SLSA Exec would like to express its grave concern regarding the ways in which the proposed changes to the USS pension scheme will adversely affect many of our members, particularly those in pre-1992 Universities. We call on UUK to rethink its current position. Further information [...]

How to Write a Conference Abstract

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Dermot Feenan, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, offers some observations and tips on producing a conference abstract. Many conferences, such as the SLSA’s Annual Conference, require presenters to submit an abstract. Yet, there’s little information available on how to write one. Some conference organisers, such as the LSA, provide guidance on [...]

We encourage posts which do three things:


The blog seeks to inform our members about ongoing research

Detail your research

The SLSA Blog seeks to inform our members – and the wider socio-legal research community – about interesting research in this area. Blogs posts can detail both research findings or ongoing projects.


We want the blog to facilitate discussion and debate.

Debate and Discuss

The SLSA blog is intended to provoke to discussion and debate amongst its readers on issues of socio-legal interest. Do participate in the conversation by commenting on published posts.


We want to hear about Socio-Legal event and activities

Showcase your events

The SLSA Blog is also interested in receiving posts which detail the outcomes of events which are of interest to the socio-legal community. Be it a workshop, conference or research trip, posts reflecting on the output of relevant events are welcome.