Keith Stanton elected President of Society of Legal Scholars for 2011-12
23 September 2011
Professor Keith Stanton has been elected President of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) for 2011-12. Professor Stanton is the third Bristol academic to hold the post of President of the Society.
It is a great honour to have been elected President of such an eminent organisation.
Professor Keith Stanton of the University of Bristol Law School has been elected President of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) for 2011-12. The Society is the learned society for those who teach law in academia, and counts as members over 2,600 legal academics and practising lawyers in the UK. Founded in 1908, the Society represents the interests of legal education and scholarship to the legal professions, government, funding councils and universities.
The third Bristol academic to hold the post of President of the Society, Professor Stanton will chair the Council and Executive, and represent the Society in its relations with the legal profession, the Law Commission and other legal associations. Professor Stanton will also host the Society's Annual Conference in September 2012.
Commenting on his election, Professor Stanton said: "It is a great honour to have been elected President of such an eminent organisation, I look forward to continuing its long-standing success advancing law education in academia."