University of Edinburgh
3 - 6 September 2013



Welcome to the SLS Annual Conference 2013

Description: Hector MacQueenThis years conference theme - 'Tis 40 Years Since: Britain and Ireland in Europe, Europe in Britain and Ireland - marks the fortieth anniversary of the two countries' admission to what is now the European Union, and will explore the significance for the law in general of the inter-actions that have taken and are taking place as a result. The theme is timely as the European ideal faces its greatest challenges since 1945.

As always, the SLS conference aims to provide delegates with challenging and thought-provoking debate alongside social events with ample networking opportunities with other delegates and publishers. This years conference will see poster presentations and software demonstrations along with social events at leading Edinburgh venues such as the Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, and the Playfair Library, Old College.

Professor Hector MacQueen, SLS President, looks forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh for a stimulating and memorable SLS conference:

"The Society's 104th Annual Conference will be held at the University of Edinburgh, starting in the afternoon of Tuesday 3 September 2012 and finishing at lunchtime on Friday 6 September. The main theme of the Conference will be Tis' Forty Years Since: Britain & Ireland in Europe, Europe in Britain & Ireland; contributions on other topics to Subject Section seminars will, of course, be welcome. The Conference will be based at Pollock Halls, where Scottish Baronial architecture combines with some of the best modern conference accommodation in Edinburgh, offering well equipped en suite rooms with a range of options. Publishers' stands and most conference sessions and refreshments will be at Pollock, and there will also be opportunities to enjoy some of Edinburgh's well-known venues, including a reception at the Castle. I hope that you will be able to attend the Conference, which promises to be a stimulating occasion with the opportunity to exchange ideas and socialise with colleagues from the UK, Ireland and further afield. I look forward very much to welcoming you to Edinburgh next September."

Hector MacQueen
President of the SLS
School of Law University of Edinburgh
Scottish Law Commissioner


What is the SLS?

The Society of Legal Scholars (est. 1909) is the learned society for those who teach law in a university or similar institution or who are otherwise engaged in legal scholarship.

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