SLS Practice Profession and Ethics Section: Call for Papers for 2014 SLS Annual Conference at University of Nottingham
Dear PPE Subject Members,
This is a call for papers for the Practice, Profession and Ethics section of the 2014 SLS Annual Conference to be held at the University of Nottingham from 9th-12th September. The overall theme of the conference this year will be 'Judging in the 21st Century'.
The PPE section will meet in the first half of the conference on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th September (Section A). If you are interested in presenting a paper, please e-mail a proposed title and short abstract to me at S.Roberts02@westminster.ac.uk by 5 April (revised submission date). I would welcome proposals for papers on any issue relating to the PPE section, including those addressing this year's conference theme. Alternatively, if you would like to propose a topic of current interest for a panel or roundtable discussion, please do get in touch to see if this can be arranged.
As the SLS is keen to ensure that as many members with good quality papers as possible are able to present, speakers are strongly discouraged from presenting more than one paper at the conference. With this in mind, I would be grateful if you could let me know if you are also responding to calls for papers from other sections.
Please note that whilst you need only send a proposed title and abstract at this stage, speakers are encouraged to submit a full paper to the SLS paperbank before the conference. The SLS offers a Best Paper Prize which can be awarded to academics at any stage of their career. The Prize carries a £250 monetary award and winning papers are published in Legal Studies. Further details about the Prize are available at http://sections.legalscholars.ac.uk/best-paper-prize.cfm, though please note that to be eligible all authors must be fully paid-up members of the SLS and the paper must not:
• have been published previously or have been accepted or be under consideration for publication; or
• exceed 10,000 words.
I have also been asked to remind you that all speakers will need to book and pay to attend the conference. Booking information will be circulated in due course.
I look forward to receiving your proposals.
Dr. Stephanie Roberts
University of Westminster
School of Law
4-12 Little Titchfield Street
The Society's Annual Conference in 2015 will be held on 1 - 4 September at the University of York. Further details are available here.