Welcome to the SLS Annual Conference 2014
University of Nottingham 9 - 12 September 2014
This year's Conference theme is 'Judging in the 21st Century'. Consideration of the role of the judiciary in the development of the law, through their decisions concerning the common law, the interpretation of statutes and the application of general standards such as those set by such the Human Rights Act 1998 and European Union Law, is one of perennial interest. That interest relates not only to what judges say in their judgments and extra-judicially but to the kinds of people they are and how the process of judging actually operates in practice.
As always, the SLS conference aims to provide delegates with challenging and thought-provoking debate alongside social events with ample networking opportunities with other delegates and publishers. This year's conference will see plenary and subject section sessions, some satellite events, poster presentations and software demonstrations along with social events at the East Midlands Conference Centre and the Orchards Hotel, which are set at the heart of one of the finest University campuses in the country.
Professor Stephen Bailey, SLS President, looks forward to welcoming you to Nottingham for a stimulating and memorable SLS conference:
"The Society's 105th Annual Conference will be held at the University of Nottingham, starting in the afternoon of Tuesday 9 September 2014 and finishing at lunchtime on Friday 12 September. The main theme of the Conference will be 'Judging in the 21st Century'; contributions on other topics to subject section seminars will, of course, be welcome. The Conference will be based at the East Midlands Conference Centre, located on the University of Nottingham's University Park campus. Accommodation will be available at the Orchards Hotel, right next to the Conference Centre, and Cavendish Hall, a Hall of Residence, which is also nearby. These offer well equipped en suite rooms, with a range of options. Publishers' stands and most conference sessions and refreshments will be at the East Midlands Conference Centre, with a few at the University's Humanities Building, which is lies between Cavendish Hall and Conference Centre, or the Hotel.
I hope that you will be able to attend the Conference, which promises to be a stimulating occasion with the opportunity to exchange ideas and socialise with colleagues from the UK, Ireland and further afield. I look forward very much to welcoming you to Nottingham next September."
President of the SLS
School of Law University of Nottingham