Streams and Themes

Please click on the links below to see the call for papers text for each stream and theme.

A limited second call for papers is open until 6pm Monday 14th March 2016.

Call for Papers and Posters -Limited Second Call for Papers OPEN

A limited second Call for Papers is open until 6pm Monday 14th March 2016

The Call for Posters has been extended to 6pm Monday 14th March 2016

Further abstracts will not be accepted after this time.

The following streams are open for papers:

Submit an Abstract -

Abstracts must be submitted via the Easy Chair Platform to the relevant or theme. They must be no longer than 300 words and you should also include your name and institutional affiliation along with your email address for correspondence.

Multiple paper submissions are allowed, but must be declared on each abstract submission form.

Submit a Poster Proposal - deadline extended to 6pm 14th March 2016

Poster proposals may be submitted on any socio-legal topic. Submissions from PGRs and staff at any career stage are welcomed.

The Poster Session takes place separately to the parallel session programme.

The SLSA has put together a collection of posters from Warwick 2015.

Poster proposals should not be submitted via Easy Chair. Poster proposals should instead be submitted to with 'Poster Proposal' in the subject line.

Modification of Existing Abstracts

Existing abstracts can be modified via Easy Chair until Friday 29th January at 23:59.

After this time authors should contact the relevant stream convenor and

General Information

In general, each panel is 90 minutes long, contains 3 papers each of 20 minutes, leaving 30 minutes for discussion. Stream and Theme convenors will provide more specific information on the structure of their sessions, which may differ from this model, nearer to the time

In line with the SLSA's ethos, papers may be interdisciplinary in nature, and submissions from outside of law are welcome. Similarly, papers concerning socio-legal issues beyond the UK are also welcome.

If your proposal concerns something other than a paper (for eg a joint panel proposal, a 'meet the author' session, a film screening etc.), you should contact the relevant stream or theme convenor to discuss this.


Administrative Justice Art, Culture and Heritage
Banking, Finance and the Business of Organised Financial Crime Challenging Ownership: Meanings, Space and Identity
Children's Rights Civil Procedure and Alternatives to Litigation, ADR
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Environmental Justice
EU Law Family Law and Policy
Gender, Sexuality and Law Indigenous Rights and Minority Rights
Information Information Technology Law and Cyberspace
Intellectual Property International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice
Intersectionality Labour Law
Law and Literature Lawyers and Legal Professions
Legal Education Medical Law and Ethics
Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law Refugee and Asylum Law: Theory, Policy and Practice
Research Methodologies and Methods Sentencing and Punishment
Sexual Offences and Offending Sports Law
Systems Theory Thinking


Culture Clash, Peace and World Order Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
European Solidarity and its Limits Exploring Legal Borderlands: Empirical and Interdisciplinary Approaches
Graphic Justice Human Rights, Religion and Discrimination
International Economic Law in Context International Environmental Law and the North-South Perspective
Judicial Biographies and Justice for Human Rights Law and Neo-Liberalism
Law, Politics and Ideology Law's Empire? Justice, Law & Colonialism
Law, Trust and Emerging Technologies (a sub-theme of Information technology law and cyberspace) Lawyering for the Poor: Legal Aid Provision in Low to Middle Income States and Prospects for Access to Justice under Proposed Reform
Pluralist Citizenship in the times of European Double Standards Private International Law
Registering Registration Renewing Critique in Criminal Justice
Rethinking Surrogacy Laws Social Security: Ideology, law and society in the 21st Century
Spatiality and Inclusivity The Law and Unintended Consequences
Trans*/Law Transitions from Conflict: The Role and Agency of Lawyers
Transnational Organised Crime (a sub-theme of the Banking, Finance and the Business of Orgniased Crime) Vulnerable Suspects and Defendants
Workplace Dispute Resolution in the 21st Century