Every year the SLSA runs a conference for postgraduate students. This year the conference is being organised by the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, and will take place at Manor Road Building. It is open to both members and non-members of the SLSA, and is FREE. The conference will be run principally through small group workshops. Sessions will be led by leading socio-legal academics with an established research record and understanding of the university sector.

The conference is very informal, and one of its main aims is to encourage networking between postgraduate research students with an interest in socio-legal studies. There will be plenty of opportunities for discussions with other postgraduates, as well as with the facilitators. Everyone attending will be invited to submit a short synopsis of their research interests. These will be distributed to all students attending the conference, so as to facilitate the networking process.

Topics usually covered in the conference workshop will include:

  • giving a conference paper
  • getting published
  • time management
  • managing your supervisor
  • getting through your viva
  • academic job-hunting
  • socio-legal researching

Accommodation: Conference sessions will take place at Manor Road Building and residential accommodation will be provided at St. Catherine’s College (next door). Accommodation will be a single en-suite room. NOTE: In order to take advantage of the offer of free accommodation students MUST stay in the accommodation provided by the conference organisers.

Registration: If you would like to attend please complete the registration form below- make sure you also provide a summary (max 250 words) of your research interests. Places at the conference are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadline for reservations is 11th December 2015. Return all forms electronically to admin@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Deposit: The conference is free, but attendees are asked to pay a £45 cheque deposit; the cheque will be returned on arrival and only cashed if you do not attend. Your booking is not secure until your deposit has been received.

Conference dinner: There will be a dinner for all attendees on the Thursday evening which is paid for by the SLSA. Please ensure you tell us of any dietary requirements when you register.

Cancellations: As places are limited, we would like to know as soon as possible if anyone who has registered is unable to attend. Deposits will only be returned if notification is given by Monday 14th December 2015 or we can find someone else to take your place.

Enquiries: Please send any enquiries to admin@csls.ox.ac.uk.