socio legal studies

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas is an association for the study of legal mixtures and movements. Its President is Sean Patrick Donlan from the University of Limerick in Ireland. The association has developed an interdisciplinary approach to comparative law, encompassing anthropology, geography, history, philosophy and sociology in relation to law. The website has a blog and gives information about the association’s publications, projects and events.

Baldy Centre for Law and Social Policy

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy is based at the University of Buffalo Law School in New York State, USA. The Center supports interdisciplinary study of law, and services the research needs of socio-legal scholars. The Center also houses the editorial offices of the interdisciplinary journal, "Law and Policy". The site outlines research activities and programs conducted at the Center, providing information about faculty and staff, student information, notification of forthcoming events and publications.

Centre for Socio-Legal Research

Web pages describing the aims and work of the Centre for Socio-Legal Research based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Research at the Centre is organised around projects looking at: the operation of the Family Advocate system, the Family Court and welfare system in South Africa. The Centre is also involved in the development of policy initiatives in the areas of family law and welfare. The site provides a staff list with contact information, brief details of activities and publications, and links to other Internet sites relevant to socio-legal studies.

International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

Founded in 1909 and based in Italy, the Association links academics from many countries with an interest in philosophy of law. The site contains background and organisational information about the IVR including full text copies of the IVR's constitution and procedural rules. There is information on IVR conferences and contact details of the national sections. The site hosts archives in English of the twice-yearly IVR Newsletter, including conference reports and announcements.

Instituto Internacional de Sociología Jurídica

The IISL was founded in 1988. It is associated with many European and Non-European universities as well as an international network of sociologists of law. The Institute offers courses in the sociology of law and the website gives details of conferences and seminars. There are details of publications and an online library catalogue with details of books, journal articles and unpublished materials. A selection of articles and papers are free to download from the site.

Socio-Legal Studies Association

The Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) is a forum for socio-legal scholars in the UK and elsewhere to come together and share interests and exchange ideas. This home page gives details of SLSA's aims and objectives, Annual Conference and other meetings, and an online version of Socio-Legal Newsletter.

History of the United Kingdom : Primary Documents

One of a series of guides to online primary resources for Western European history, compiled by Richard Hacken, European Studies bibliographer at Brigham Young University, Utah. The resources linked to are mainly transcriptions, facsimiles and translations listed chronologically, which illuminate the political, economic, social or cultural implications of important historical events.

Research Committee on Sociology of Law

Web pages of the Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL), a research committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA) concerned with socio-legal research. The site has information on the history of the RCSL, copies of its statutes and details of past presidents. Contact details are given for Board members and there is information on forthcoming conferences and meetings. Copies of the RCSL newsletter can be downloaded from the site in full text (PDF) and there are links to related associations, research bodies and journals.

Foundation for Law, Justice and Society

Website of the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society, a research centre based at Wolfson College, Oxford, and affiliated to the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. The principal aim of the Foundation is to research the role of law in international, regional, and national affairs. The site gives details of events and information about projects and programmes at the Foundation. Materials associated with each project are provided, including bibliographies, policy briefs, reports and lectures.