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Social & Legal Studies Journal Commemorative Conference



The City Law School is proud to host the 25th anniversary of Social & Legal Studies Journal. Issue six of the year will be devoted to articles reviewing a number of areas of scholarship which have been of particular interest over the years. In conjunction with this anniversary special issue, the Editorial Board invites guests to its anniversary party on Friday, 15th September 2017 at City, University of London.

The event begins with a retrospective seminar of reflections on socio-legal studies, politics and the academy, the changes and continuities within legal discourse in the past quarter century and, of course, the evolution ofSocial & Legal Studies itself. The Editorial Board is delighted to welcome Professor Carol Smart, one of the Journal's founding editors; as well as contributors to the special issue, Professors Susan Boyd, Debra Parkes, Jon Goldberg-Hiller, Sol Picciotto, Dave Campbell, Ambreena Manji, John Harrington, Alan Norrie and Dr Henrique CarvalhoThis will be followed by drinks and a buffet dinner to which all friends ofSocial & Legal Studiesare invited.

About the journal

Social & Legal Studies is a leading international journal, publishing progressive, interdisciplinary and critical approaches to socio-legal study. The journal was born out of a commitment to feminist, anti-colonial and socialist economic perspectives to the study of law. It offers an intellectual space for theoretically informed and empirically grounded work, where diverse traditions and critical approaches within legal study meet. We welcome work in new fields of socio-legal study, as well as non-western scholarship. In addition the journal has innovative occasional sections. Dialogue & Debate allows direct scholarly engagement between a range of positions on a topic of general interest to the socio-legal community. In 2017, the journal launched Review of a Field, an opportunity for authors to reflect upon their fields of study and to offer critical appraisals of the key literature and concepts.


3:00pm – Carl Stychin, City, University of London and Aison Diduck, UCL Welcome from the Editorial Board
3:10pm – Carol Smart, Founding Editor Reflections on Social & Legal Studies
3:30pm – Sol Picciotto, Founding Editor, On Regulation
3:50pm – Ambreena Manji, Editorial Board and John Harrington, SLS Author, On Third World Scholarship
4:10pm – Tea Break
4:30pm – Alan Norrie and Henrique Carvalho, Editorial Board, On Criminal Justice
4.50pm – Susan Boyd, SLS Author, and Debra Parkes, On Feminist Legal Theory
5:10pm – Jon Goldberg-Hiller, International Editorial Board, On Sexuality
5.30pm – ​Dave Campbell and Sally Sheldon, Editorial Board, Concluding Thoughts and General Discussion
6:10pm – Drinks and buffet reception
8:00pm – Close

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3.00pm - 8.00pmFriday 15th September 2017

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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