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The SLSA has been hosting an annual conference every year since the organisation was founded in 1990.

The conferences have the aim of providing information to a large audience on socio-legal studies, with 500+ delegates from around the world in attendance.

Professor Malachy Ó Néill, Director of Regional Engagement, commented on securing the conference:

“Ulster University will be hosting the SLSA Conference in 2023, at the Magee campus.

This is a great achievement for the University, in particular the School of Law at Magee, and is a testament to the hard work of the academics in securing the selection for the event, especially as the conference has not come to Northern Ireland in over 20 years.

The event will help to put the School of Law at Magee firmly on the map, and it will also be beneficial for the city, in terms of tourism and boosting the economic potential of the region.”

Dr Esther McGuinness, Head of the School of Law, said:

“We are delighted that Ulster University will be hosting the SLSA Conference in April 2023.

I would like to thank all those involved in securing the event, especially Dr Mark Simpson, for conceiving and leading on this project.

The exchange of ideas is the life-blood of academia, and it is a privilege to bring a large group of scholars together to confront societal problems through intellectual work.”

More information to follow.