SLS-sponsored Collaborative Workshop for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers in Labour Law, Migration & Asylum, Human Rights, and Public Law


Dates and times: 

July 13, 2022 - 09:00


University of Bristol Law School
Wills Memorial Building
United Kingdom


We are pleased to announce a collaborative workshop for PhD students and early career researchers to be held on 13 July 2022 at the University of Bristol. The workshop is jointly organised by the Labour, Migration & Asylum, Human Rights, and Public Law subject sections of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), a leading society for academic lawyers, and funded by the SLS Subject Sections Fund.

The workshop is an exciting opportunity for researchers in one or more of the relevant subject areas to share ongoing projects and work-in-progress in a supportive and informal environment, with feedback from more experienced researchers, and to network with peers. Projects examining any aspect of the relevant subject area(s) and using any methodologies are most welcome.

The workshop is open to anyone working in one or more of the relevant subject areas who:

- Is currently undertaking a PhD or other research degree; or

- Is within four years of the award of their PhD (or equivalent training) in July 2022; and/or

- Is within two years of their first academic appointment in July 2022.

Participants do not need to be members of the SLS to participate. We particularly welcome submissions from underrepresented groups – the SLS’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion policy can be found here.

There will be up to 15 places available for PhD and early career presenters. The expected format is five panels, each formed of three presentations for around ten minutes, with a discussant to comment on each set of three papers. Panels will be formed thematically based on the content of submissions, and will aim to cut across the different subject sections to encourage dialogue.

Those interested in attending should submit an abstract of 200 – 300 words through a form (that can be found at by Wednesday 25 May 2022. Each proposal will be considered on the basis of academic merit. Please also contact Philippa Collins ( and Natalie Sedacca ( if you have any enquiries.

The event will be free to attend, with refreshments provided and reasonable travel costs (by public transport or car) reimbursed for participants. Accommodation costs may also be funded for those whose journey to Bristol takes more than three hours. The event is intended to be held primarily in-person, but submissions to present virtually will also be considered from those who are unable to travel to Bristol – this preference should be clearly stated on the submitted abstract.

Application: May 25, 2022
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