Thank you to all those who attended and contributed to the 2019 Annual Conference in Preston.

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

See you next year.

The 111th Annual Conference 1-4 September 2020 University of Exeter

2019 Annual Conference, University of Central Lancashire

‘Central Questions about Law’ 

The 110th Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, “Central Questions about Law”,  will be held at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston from lunchtime on Tuesday September 3rd 2019 until early afternoon on Friday September 6th 2019. The modern  conference venue is conveniently located close to the heart of the city centre campus in Preston which is itself at the centre of the British mainland with excellent connections by road and rail from every direction (and from Manchester Airport).

The conference will reflect a number of anniversaries, not only the Society’s 110 years of legal scholarship since its founding in 1909 but also the 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 and the first ten years of the Supreme Court.  Lady Hale, Lady Arden and Sir Ernest Ryder will be participants at the three main plenaries along with an outstanding list of other eminent figures such as present and past Law Commissioners, the current First  Parliamentary Counsel and other highly distinguished speakers from a range of University Law Schools.

The full range of 28 subject sections will again be offered in parallel sessions, 14 subject sections in each of the two halves of the conference, with four 90 minute sessions for each subject section. Several hundred abstracts have already been submitted by expert contributors from numerous jurisdictions and there are also invited keynote speakers for the individual sections.

There is a full social programme for each of the evenings, including the Annual Dinner at Ewood Park on the Wednesday evening, and all of the social events, thanks to generous  financial  support from sponsors and from  the Society,  will be very reasonably priced in order to encourage and facilitate attendance by as many delegates as possible.

I look forward to welcoming you to Preston and Lancashire for what promises to be a wonderful week in early September.

Richard Taylor
Professor of English Law, Lancashire Law School
University of Central Lancashire, Preston
President, Society of Legal Scholars 2018/2019