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Call for papers on Civil Liberties and Human Rights for the 2013 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference.


Dear Colleagues,

This year's Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars will take place at the University of Edinburgh from 3rd-6th September 2013. The Civil Liberties and Human Rights Subject Section is now inviting scholars to submit proposals for its sessions, which will be held in the latter two days of the conference (5th-6th September). This Section is now co-convened by Kirsty Hughes (Cambridge), Colin Murray (Newcastle) and Alex Williams (Durham). We will run four sessions of 90 minutes each and will generally have no more than 3 speakers in a session, giving papers of at most 20 minutes in duration, to allow time for discussion.

As usual, presentations based on rough working papers are as welcome as those based on carefully crafted pieces, ready for publication. Papers linked to the conference theme are particularly encouraged, and the deadline for proposals is 8 March 2013. By that date all that is required is a provisional title, a short abstract (two or three lines detailing what the paper is about) and a commitment to participate. All proposals should be sent to

If you are offering more than one paper at the conference, please let us know. This is to enable better planning; it does not mean that individuals are not allowed to present more than one paper. An interim running order for the event will be issued in mid-March If you commit to presenting a paper, we will need at least an abstract of it by the end of July. A best paper prize will be awarded under the conditions set out on the SLS website.

Colleagues who propose papers need to register and pay for the conference in the usual way. If you think that you may have difficulty in securing funding for the conference, we would ask that you seek to clarify the position and let us know before the end of June as later cancelations, due to lack of funding, would prevent us from rearranging the programme and offering other speakers the opportunity of giving a paper. It is worth registering and booking accommodation early.

Best wishes,

Alex, Colin and Kirsty

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