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Call for papers on Public Law for the 2013 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference.

Dear colleagues,

We hope this email finds you well.

We have succeeded Javier as Convenor and Deputy Convenor of the Public Law section and hope to continue the excellent work he has done.

The SLS Annual Conference will be convened this year at Edinburgh University from 3-6 September (Tuesday – Friday. The Public Law Section will meet on 3-4 September. In recent years the Public Law stream has had a strong range of both established and emerging speakers. The Section meetings have provided a friendly, supportive and insightful forum for speakers to present their papers and have encouraged many interesting debates on aspects of Public Law. We look forward to continuing this tradition. The overall theme of this year’s conference is Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain, taking Europe in a geographical rather than a political sense, but we are not in any way restricted thematically. Papers are very welcome on any aspect of Public Law.

There are four slots available across our allotted two days, each of which can comfortably accommodate up to three speakers. Papers can be at any stage from a preliminary work in progress to a finished article. Speakers will be required to submit an abstract to the Paper Bank by late August, but providing a full text is optional. If you do submit a full paper it can be considered for the annual Best Paper prize, offering publication in Legal Studies and the prestige of winning this award. Full details are available on the SLS website; to be eligible for consideration the full paper must comprise 10,000 words or less and be submitted to the Paper Bank by Monday 26 August. As at the 2012 Conference, delegates may submit research posters for consideration, which will be displayed along with the publishers’ stands. This is an excellent way of communicating your research to a wide number of people. As with the papers, there will be a prize for the best poster. If you are interested in presenting a paper or poster at this year’s event, could you please contact us ( and by Friday 1 March. If you intend to present more than one paper at the Conference – and you are very welcome to do so – please also indicate this to us at this juncture in order to assist with planning the various section programmes. May we also please remind you that all delegates must register and pay for the conference, irrespective of whether or not they are presenting a paper or poster. If you have any questions or queries about the event, please do not hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, we shall look forward to hearing from you and shall communicate the Section programme as soon as possible. Best wishes, Ann Lyon John Stanton

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