08 March 2013

NOTICE: SLS News, Jobs and more Events: 07/03/2013

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1) Peter Birks Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2013

Each year the Society offers two prizes for outstanding published books by scholars in their early careers. The prizes will be presented at the annual dinner of the Society at the Annual Conference.  The value of the prizes will be £1,000 for the first prize and £300 for the second prize.  The judges may decide to award one prize or not to award a prize, or may decide to divide the whole sum or either prize between two winners. The judges will be the President of the Society, the Vice-President and the Immediate Past President.  They will be entitled to take advice from such professorial members of the Society as they see fit.

The following notice concerns the arrangements for the award of the Peter Birks Prizes for 2013.

 It is expected that the publishers of the nominated books will provide three copies, one for each of the three judges, and these will not be returned. It is also the intention that after the full list of nominated books has been submitted to the Executive Committee, it will be placed on the Society’s website. The shortlist will also be placed on the website once determined by the judges, which should be one month before the Annual Conference.

The rules are strictly adhered to and are attached.  Particularly note the rules regarding membership of the Society, nomination and the need for the author’s consent.

Nominations, including the nominated books, should be sent to the Administrative Secretary, Sally Thomson, by 31 May 2013.

2) LETR research report update

Good progress is being made by the research team in their work to ensure that the range and depth of the data collected through extensive engagement with stakeholders is fully reflected in their final report. The report is not now expected to be submitted to the three sponsoring regulators¬ Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), Bar Standards Board (BSB), and ILEX Professional Standards (IPS), before May 2013, following which it will be published.

The sponsoring regulators support the research team's view that it is important to ensure that the data is fully reflected in the report, even though that means a delay in its finalisation.

3) Open Access Publishing

The Academy of Social Science has produced a useful briefing from its recent conference.  The SLS Vice President was one of the speakers.  The briefing can be downloaded at: can be downloaded at:




There are 14 positions vacant for Snr.Lecturers and lecturers in various disciplines at the School of Law.  Closing date for all posts is 21 March 2013.

Please see http://www.sussex.ac.uk/aboutus/jobs/current  for details.

2)  Newcastle Law School is pleased to announce the following posts:1 x Chair in Law (Ref G545)
1 x Reader in Law and Finance (Ref G546)
2 x Lecturer in Law (Ref B577A (LAW ) )

For details and applications please enter the Ref No or Newcastle Law School at https://www15.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_newcastle02.asp?newms=se
Those wishing to make informal enquiries about the posts or the Law School should contact Professor Chris Rodgers on (0191) 222 7612 or by email at christopher.rodgers@ncl.ac.uk Deadline for applications: 24 March 2013

3) Southampton University Law School

   Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Law (3 posts)

   Reference:  211713JJ
   Closing date: 31 March 2013

Details at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=4029&forced=1

4)  University of Leeds
Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law Centre for Criminal Justice Studies School of Law

Research Fellow/Principal Research Fellow

Closing date: 27th March 2013.

Further details in attachment.

5) Scholarships to study for an LLM at Warwick Law School

- available for candidates who are interested in studying for a taught Masters degrees in Advanced Legal Studies (ALS); International Development Law and Human Rights (IDLHR); International Economic Law (IEL); and International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (ICGFR) For more information on the scholarships and how to apply go to http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/pg/pgprogram/scholarships/funding_opps
For more information on the programmes go to http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/pg/pgprogram/
Or contact Sara Prestleton s.e.prestleton@warwick.ac.uk

6) Sciences Po Law School, France is seeking to recruit a full time senior or junior professor in intellectual Property for a public-sector teaching position. The Professor will be required to have a wide knowledge of the fields, with both an European and an International point of view.


1) Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Each academic year the Institute runs three National Training Days in a programme called “How to get a PhD in Law” to assist MPhil and PhD students in law. Day one was held in November last year and there are two more this Spring.

(i) How to get a PhD in Law: What legal research skills will I need?
Literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative research and comparative legal research.
16 March 2013, 10:15 - 16:30


(ii) How to get a PhD in Law: Preparing yourself for the vivas. Getting yourself known - presenting skills, publishing your work, and networking.
22 May 2013, 10:15 - 16:30


2) Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham - The Institute of Judicial Administration
Conference: The Challenges of Transnational Investigations

21-23 March 2013

The conference will address issues such as prosecutors coordinating investigations across the EU,  the particular challenges of investigating crimes against the financial interests of the EU, the potential contribution of a European Public Prosecutor's Office and securing defence rights in transnational investigations.

 For further information please visit
nal-investigations.aspx or contact s.j.cole.2@bham.ac.uk

3)  Faculty of Law, University College Cork
Conference:  Reforming Abortion Law: Comparative Perspectives March 22nd 2013 (1:30 – 5:30 p.m.)

Booking, programme and more details are available at http://www.ucc.ie/en/lawsite/wh-/details-216025-en.html

4) Call for Submissions - The Irish Review of Community Economic Development Law and Policy -  a peer reviewed online journal, published twice a year by the Northside Community Law Centre, in Coolock, Dublin.

We are currently requesting articles for Volume 2 Issue 1. The suggested theme for this issue is “Restorative Justice and Mediation”

For more details see: http://www.nclc.ie/overview/default.asp or email the editor at editor@nclc.ie.
The journal publishes articles of between 1,500 and 10,000 words in length, and the deadline for submissions is March 29th 2013.

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