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

Call for papers on Jurisprudence (by March 4) for the 2013 SLS Conference

Dear Colleagues,

This year’s Conference will be held from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th September 2013 at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), with the Jurisprudence Section meeting on 3-4 September.

The theme for the conference is ‘Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain’, taking Europe in a geographical rather than a political sense’. We are not restricted thematically; we would welcome papers on any aspect of legal philosophy (or law and theories broadly understood). The invitation extends to all members of the Section, from established academics to junior researchers alike.

Papers can be at any stage from a preliminary work in progress to a finished article. If you would like to give a paper at this conference, would you please contact us with a title and indicative abstract (up to 300 words, indicating the broad thrust of your proposed paper) by 12pm on Monday 4th March 2013. Papers can be sent by email to us: Ben Livings (of the University of Sunderland) at AND me at

Please note that, as is the case each year, all speakers must book and pay to attend the conference (as do convenors!). It is hoped that speakers will provide a paper for the paperbank by mid-August to enable attendees to read the papers in advance of the conference.

Another reason to present a paper at the Conference is the 'Best Paper Prize', which is open to all those who comply with the criteria to be found at

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.

Jurisprudence stream has always 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 the subject. We are committed to this tradition, and I look forward to receiving the usual healthy harvest of proposals for this engaging section.

With best wishes,

Olufemi Ilesanmi, PhD

Lecturer in Jurisprudence and Criminology School of Law (Aberdeen Business School) Robert Gordon University Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QE Scotland, United Kingdom Tel. 0044 (0) 1224 263800 Email: SLS Jurisprudence Section page available @

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