The Society of Legal Scholars Conference

Annual Conference Dublin 2017


SLS 2017 Graduate Conference
University College Dublin
4th September 2017

The annual Graduate Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) will take place on Monday 4th September 2017 at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin (UCD).  The organisers invite papers on law and law related topics from graduate students and those in the early stages of their research careers.  The theme of the main SLS conference (to be held at UCD from Tuesday 5th September – Friday 8th September) is ‘The Diverse Unities of Law’, and papers examining aspects of this topic are also welcome in the Graduate Conference.  However, the Graduate Conference is open to papers on all law and law related topics.

The Graduate Conference programme will include a session on ‘Getting Research Published’, as well as a keynote speaker.

The Graduate Conference is generously funded by the SLS and there will be no attendance fee (there is a special graduate rate for those who wish to stay on for the main SLS conference).  Accommodation will be available at subsidised rates at a hotel in central Dublin on the nights of 3rd and 4th September, to allow participants to make the most of Dublin.  Participants will be invited to the conference dinner on the evening of 4th September, which will be held at a venue in Dublin city centre.

Abstracts no longer than 300 words are to be submitted by 5.30pm GMT on 14th April 2017 to  Those whose papers are selected for inclusion will be asked to submit a short paper (maximum 5,000 words) by 4th August 2017.

Participants are encouraged to rely on their institutions to fund their attendance at the Graduate Conference.  If the application of this usual approach would prevent your ability to participate, it may be that some limited help can be given.  Those whose papers are selected for inclusion will be given the opportunity to indicate if they require assistance in this way.

The programme is available here - 

We look forward to seeing you in September 2017.

Dr. Andrew Jackson
Prof. Imelda Maher
Edoardo Celeste
Aonghus Cheevers

Organising Committee, Graduate Conference

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