Conference Venue Information

Conference Venue Information
The University of Nottingham is host to this year's Society of Legal Scholars Conference, 'Judging in the 21st Century'. The conference will be held in the East Midlands Conference Centre from Tuesday 9th- Friday 12th September 2014.

To view further information about the venue please click on the following link:-

Nottingham venue


Registration for the conference will take place in the foyer area of the Conference Centre. The desk will be open daily from 10.30 – 18.00 on the Tuesday, 08.00 – 18.00 on the Wednesday and Thursday, then 08.00– 14.00 on the Friday. The Conference Management Team will be on duty at these times to answer any queries about the event or your booking.


All subject section meetings and plenaries will be hosted in the Conference Centre, the Humanities Building and the Orchard Hotel which are within a two minute walk of each other. The registration, catering and Publishers' Exhibition will be located within the Conference Centre.

There will be 28 Subject Sections following the same pattern as in previous years with 14 being held in Group A on the Tuesday / Wednesday and 14 in Group B on the Thursday / Friday. Each Subject Section meeting will be allocated 4 x 90 minute meetings. Further details on the Subject Section split can be found on the main SLS website.

There are three planned plenary sessions with a variety of speakers throughout.

The conference will host two Early Careers sessions this year, the first on Tuesday evening and the second on Thursday evening. They will be on different topics: 'Getting published' and "Getting appointed; career progression'.

The SLS Council Meeting and AGM will also be held during the event.

Papers and Poster Presentations

The call for papers for the Subject Section meetings has now gone out. If you have not received a message but wish to give a paper, please contact the relevant convenor directly at

As the Poster Presentation has been such a success over the last two years it will be taking place again this year. The posters will be situated in a central area amongst the exhibitors and refreshments.

NB Those giving papers and presenting posters are expected to book to attend the conference as a delegate.

Publishers Exhibition

The Publishers' Exhibition will be situated within the Banqueting Suite of the Conference Centre. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be served in the exhibition area giving you plenty of opportunity to visit the stands.

Conference Refreshments and Catering

As mentioned, both the lunch and refreshments will be served in the exhibition area.

Breakfast will be served daily in the Cavendish Hall dining room if staying in the Campus accommodation or, alternatively, if you book to stay at the Orchard Hotel, breakfast will be served in the hotel's restaurant. Further details on times will be provided with your joining information.

Accessibility – East Midlands Conference Centre

The University will make every effort to meet additional requirements e.g. provision of hearing loop systems etc.. We advise you to inform us of any requirements as soon as possible so we can liaise with the Conference Office to discuss the provision of additional support for disabled delegates. The Conference Centre is fully accessible for disabled delegates.

Booking for the Event

Please click on the register tab to book for the event. Please note that manual booking forms will not be available this year. All bookings must be made via the on-line booking system and payment must be made by credit/debit card or invoice.

On-line bookings for the conference will close on the 31st August 2014.


What is the SLS?

The Society of Legal Scholars (est. 1909) is the learned society for those who teach law in a university or similar institution or who are otherwise engaged in legal scholarship.

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