Covid-19 update for paper submissions

The 111th Annual Conference 1-4 September 2020

2020 Annual Conference

After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have taken the decision to host the 111th Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars virtually.  This will be still be hosted by the University of Exeter and take place online from Tuesday 1 September until early afternoon on Friday 4 September 2020.

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.

There will also be a special set of parallel sessions set aside for doctoral students to present their work. All delegates will be encouraged to view the papers presented by doctoral students and support those at the start of their academic careers. Doctoral students are of course also very welcome to submit papers to any of the existing sections.

The event promises to deliver the same high standard content with the opportunity to engage with our speakers through Q&A and polling as you would usually expect.

In addition, we will welcome our publisher exhibitors and you will have the chance to have one-to-one discussions with publishers and with other delegates attending the event.

The price and packages for the event will be priced accordingly and we will be published shortly.  In line with our decision we have also extended the deadline for papers until Friday 15 May 2020. We would also like to remind delegates that there is no specific theme for the 2020 conference, in order to enable as wide a range of legal scholarship as possible to be presented and discussed in the subject sections.

I very much hope you are able to join us for what promises to be a great virtual event!

Rebecca Probert

Professor of Law
University of Exeter
President, Society of Legal Scholars 2019/2020