Society of Legal Scholars Conference 2012

Last week was the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) conference in Bristol.  Some good social media coverage on Twitter with #slsBristol hashtag – see Ann Priestley’s blog post on the #slsbristol backchannel: all about the audience.

The Higher Education Academy sponsored the Round Table Sessions, which were a new addition to the conference.  Also new to SLS for this year, was a poster competition.  I had a poster on Mapping Innovation in Legal Education ( needless to say didn’t win, but congratulations go to Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan (Cardiff) for her poster ‘Do Personal Values Tip the Scales of Justice?’ and David McArdle (Stirling) for his poster ‘Sports Law, Sports Arbitration and the Athlete Biological Passport’.

I also gave a plenary/keynote on the vision of a Law School in 2025 ( which involved some crystal ball gazing but a little humour regarding what the staff, students and the classroom of 2025 might be like in 13 years time.

I have put together a Storify sequence of the Legal Education sessions at the conference ( which highlights some of the speaker sessions and gives one or two photos of interesting parts of their presentations.

Next year, the SLS 2013 conference will be somewhat closer to home at Edinburgh Law School.