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The Subject Sections


Introduction

The Subject Sections are the very heart of the Society. They seek to promote the development of the subject through meetings and discussion, most notably at the annual conference. The Subject Sections stimulate publication by their members and have an important role to play in formulating the responses of the Society to law reform proposals. Further details are available below. The Subject Sections of the Society are open to any member who is actively interested in the subject.

The Society currently has 28 subject sections for members with particular interests. These organise seminars, often at the annual conference and on some other occasion during the year. The Secretary of Subject Sections and other officers of the Society hold annual meetings with the Law Commission.

Law Commissions

The Society of Legal Scholars has maintained a good working relationship with the Law Commission since the latter was founded. Members of the Society have contributed to the Law Commission's work as Commissioners, seconded staff and consultants. The Society, particular Subject Sections and individual members or groups of members have responded to Consultation Papers and other consultation documents. The Commissioners meet annually with Officers of the Society, ALT and SLSA to discuss the work of the Commission and how the Associations and their members may contribute.

The Subject Sections Secretary

The current Subject Sections Secretary is Annette Morris who may be emailed at MorrisA7@cardiff.ac.uk


Call for Papers 2015

The call for papers for the subject sections has now been issued with a deadline of Friday 20th March. All abstracts must be submitted via EasyChair. Further details can be found here: http://www.slsconference.uk/call-for-papers. Contact details for each Convenor are available below.


The Subject Section Convenor

The current Subject Sections Secretary is Annette Morris who may be emailed at MorrisA7@cardiff.ac.uk

How Do I Join a Section?

A paid up member of the Society may join a Section simply by asking the Treasurer's assistant to add their name to the Mailing List. treasurer@legalscholars.ac.uk

Subject Section Secretary

The officers of the Society include a Secretary of the Subject Sections (Rule 14) who on behalf of the Executive Cmte ensures that "there are subject sections covering most areas of legal scholarship and that a convenor of each subject section appointed by the Executive Committee takes all reasonable steps to develop a thriving section, meeting at least during the annual conference of the society and carrying on such other activities considered appropriate for furthering study and research and dissemination of ideas in the area of scholarship covered by such section." (Rule 20). The Secretary is elected in the ordinary manner.

What is a Convenor?

Each Subject Section is headed by a Convenor who is one of the members of the Section appointed as such by the Executive. In general, each appointment is made for a renewable period of three years. Terms of office are indicated in the Directory. The Executive may appoint other members of a Section to act as Deputy Convenors. Deputy Convenors may undertake specific parts of the work of the Section, for example as Conference Convenor or Treasurer, or to coordinate responses to Consultation Papers.

The Convenor will arrange for a meeting of the Section at the Society's annual conference, and may arrange other meetings during the year. Further details on the programme for the annual conference can be found on each Section's home page.

What are the Rules?

The Sections are regulated by the Rules of the Society and the Section Guidelines.

How Do I Start a New Section?

Where there are nine members of the Society willing to support it, a proposal for the formation of a new Section may be made to Council after consultation with the Sections Secretary. The Society is not currently seeking to increase the number of sections.


How Do I Join a Section?

A paid up member of the Society may join a Section simply by asking the Treasurer's assistant to add their name to the Mailing List. treasurer@legalscholars.ac.uk

Subject Section Secretary

The officers of the Society include a Secretary of the Subject Sections (Rule 14) who on behalf of the Executive Cmte ensures that "there are subject sections covering most areas of legal scholarship and that a convenor of each subject section appointed by the Executive Committee takes all reasonable steps to develop a thriving section, meeting at least during the annual conference of the society and carrying on such other activities considered appropriate for furthering study and research and dissemination of ideas in the area of scholarship covered by such section." (Rule 20). The Secretary is elected in the ordinary manner.

What is a Convenor?

Each Subject Section is headed by a Convenor who is one of the members of the Section appointed as such by the Executive. In general, each appointment is made for a renewable period of three years. Terms of office are indicated in the Directory. The Executive may appoint other members of a Section to act as Deputy Convenors. Deputy Convenors may undertake specific parts of the work of the Section, for example as Conference Convenor or Treasurer, or to coordinate responses to Consultation Papers.

The Convenor will arrange for a meeting of the Section at the Society's annual conference, and may arrange other meetings during the year. Further details on the programme for the annual conference can be found on each Section's home page.

What are the Rules?

The Sections are regulated by the Rules of the Society and the Section Guidelines.

How Do I Start a New Section?

Where there are nine members of the Society willing to support it, a proposal for the formation of a new Section may be made to Council after consultation with the Sections Secretary. The Society is not currently seeking to increase the number of sections.

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Annual Conference: York 2015

The Society's Annual Conference in 2015 will be held on 1 - 4 September at the University of York. Further details are available here.

Call for Papers

Calls for papers have now been issued (Feb'15). Further details may be found here and on the Subject Sections home pages.