Graduate Conference


Thank you to all those who contributed and attended the Graduate Conference 2019.

The final programme is now available to view here.

The Graduate Conference will be held at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston campus from 12:00pm Monday 02 September to 12:00pm Tuesday 03 September.

Those attending the conference are welcome to attend the SLS Annual Conference at UCLan on Tuesday afternoon free of charge.  If you wish to do so, please select this option when registering.

An informal evening meal for those attending the Graduate conference will take place at Bistrot Pierre.  Click here for the menu.

Accommodation is available at the Legacy International Hotel and can be reserved when registering.

Call for Papers – now closed

Monday 2 September 2019 – Tuesday 3 September 2019
Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire, Corporation Street, Preston, PR1 2HE

The Lancashire Law School at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, is pleased to announce that it will host this year’s annual Graduate Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), from the afternoon of Monday 2 September 2019 to the afternoon of Tuesday 3 September 2019. Graduate research students (not limited to PhD Programmes) and persons in the early stages of their research careers are invited to submit papers on any law or law related topic.

The main SLS conference will be held at UCLan from the afternoon of Tuesday 3 September to Friday 6 September 2019 under the theme ‘Central Questions About Law’. Those attending the graduate conference will be able to attend the Tuesday afternoon sessions of the main SLS conference, including the session for Early Career Researchers, without charge and will also have the option to book the other three days of the main conference at discounted rates.

Those whose abstracts are accepted will be asked to submit a short paper (maximum 5,000 words) by Friday 16 August 2019.

The Graduate Conference programme will also include sessions relevant to graduate research students and early career researchers, such as tips on how to get research published, as well as a keynote address from the Head of Department of Lancaster University Law School, Professor Alisdair Gillespie.

The Graduate Conference is generously funded by the SLS and there will be no attendance fee. One night’s free accommodation will be offered to participants whose abstracts have been accepted at a local hotel, the Legacy Preston International, within a short walking distance of the UCLan campus. Participants whose abstracts have been accepted will also be invited to attend the free conference dinner which will be held at Bistro Pierre, Preston, on the evening of Monday 2 September 2019.

In order to maximise opportunities available at the conference, presenters who have had a paper accepted for the Subject Sections programme at the Annual Conference are not able to submit the same paper for consideration for the Graduate Conference.