The Society holds an annual conference in September, at which
there are always also meetings of the subject sections. The annual conference is
something of an institution, and provides an unrivalled forum for networking.
Papers are read and discussed at each of the section meetings, and many of these
are later published either in the Society's journal or elsewhere. The Presidency
of the Society is an annual office, and the conference is usually held at the
home university of the President.
Members may reasonably expect their law school to help with the cost of
The annual conference not only allows formal consideration to be given to matters of current importance but also provides a unique opportunity for academic lawyers to get to know each other and share information about each other's law schools, for example, about research and research facilities or about responses to government policy. In difficult times, this exchange of information and these personal contacts are indispensable. Without them, law schools would be weaker and less well co-ordinated in the defence of the vital interests of legal education.