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Welcome to the Society of Legal Scholars


The Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) is the learned society for those who teach law in a university or similar institution or who are otherwise engaged in legal scholarship. As of beginning of 2013 the SLS had over 2900 members consisting of academic and practising lawyers in a wide variety of subject areas. The SLS was founded in 1908 and has charitable status. For more information on the SLS please read on.


Qatar College of Law Review of International Law
Call for Papers

International Review of Law (ISSN: 2223-859X) is inviting submissions for its next issues to be published in July 2016 and January 2017.

The journal accepts quality submissions on general legal subjects on a rolling basis in English and Arabic. Select authors will be invited to Qatar University College of Law in Doha to conduct a guest lecture on their area of research.

International Review of Law is an open-access, peer-reviewed, bilingual journal of law published by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation and is freely available to scholars and practitioners from around the world. It is a distinguished international review and a platform for legal scholarship on a range of contemporary subjects. From its base in the Middle East, the journal aims to bring perspectives from around the world to developments in the law. Further details.

Response to the Solicitors Regulation Authority Consultation Paper, 'Training for Tomorrow: Assessing Competence'

The response of the Society to the SRA consultation paper on ‘Training for Tomorrow: Assessing Competence’ is now available.

Response to the BSB Consultation on ‘The Future of Training For The Bar’

The detailed response of the Society to the Bar Standards Board consultation paper on ‘The Future Of Training For The Bar: Academic, Vocational And Professional Stages Of Training’ is now available.

REF Feedback Session

March 2015: PowerPoint Slides from the REF Law Sub-Panel Feedback session given on the 4 March 2015 at the IALS by Professor Gillian Douglas.


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Deakin University

Deakin University has the following opportunities:

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law

The The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law has the following posts open:

Closing date for fellowship applications 1 December 2015 at 12 noon Hong Kong Time (GMT+8 hours) and Studentship applications 31 January 2016.

Dean, Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. Lakehead University

Lakehead University is conducting an extensive search for the Dean of the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law and invites expressions of interest, applications and nominations.

Other Vacancies

- Kent Law School: PhD research studentships, fee waivers and bursaries 2016/17
- Nottingham Trent University: External Examiners
- Georgetown University, Canada: The Donald G. Herzberg Chair in International Migration

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Directory of Members 2014

The Society's Directory of Members is available online. The password for this members' only resource can be obtained from your Council Representative. The Directory contains records of those who were members on 1 January 2015.