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Public Section

The Public Law Section of the SLS provides a forum for members to meet and discuss their research in this field. We meet at the annual conference and we also maintain links with the Law Commission and other public bodies by responding to consultations. We define Public Law broadly to include all aspects of constitutional and administrative law. Recent conference papers have covered topics such as devolution, public law theory, human rights, tort liability of public authorities and the contracting out of public services. We aim to encourage lively and stimulating discussion in a friendly atmosphere.

Section Convenor


Ann Lyon

University of Plymouth


John Stanton

City University



York 2015

Further details on the Public Section programme can be found on the Conference Website:

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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.