There are two categories of Associate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

1.  CSLS Associate is open to four categories of scholars:

a. Prominent scholars who have had a longstanding relationship with the Centre, or whose association with the Centre enhances its image. This status should be offered by invitation, and not by application.

b. Scholars holding an established post across the University of Oxford, and are engaged in research in an area of relevance to the CSLS.  This status is granted via either application or invitation.

c. CSLS Fixed Term Fellows whose contract has ended before they have secured a new job.  This status is granted via application, and will be awarded for up to two years or until an appointment to a job is secured. The candidate should approach the Director with a written letter, which will be reported to the GPC for final approval.

d. CSLS students who have been awarded their DPhil.  This status is granted by application, and will be awarded for up to two years or until an appointment for a job is secured.  The candidate should approach the Director with a written letter, which will be reported to the GPC for final approval.

2.  Programme Associate: 

This status is open to researchers who are actively working with one of the CSLS Programmes on a specific project.  This status is limited to the period while a specific task is carried out. The status is granted by the GPC on the basis of a written justification by the Head of the candidate's Programme, giving a clear explanation of the task that the candidate is expected to carry out, the candidate's qualifications to perform that task, the expected outcome, and the duration of the work.      

The CSLS Associates and the Programme Associates will join our mailing list and will be informed and invited to the Centre's academic and social events, provided with a desk and computer while visiting the Centre. 

The provision of a CSLS e-mail address and a University library card do not come with the status. The privileges of the email address and library card are reserved for cases for which the Associate provides a sound justification, and are granted at the discretion of the Director.