‘Representing Law’ Research Committee on Sociology of Law (RCSL) Conference Bangor University September 2-6 2024

The Research Committee on the Sociology of Law (RCSL, is part of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and on this occasion hosted by Bangor University. Founded in 1884, Bangor is a medium-sized research university in a small city surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty. The School of History, Law and Social Sciences (link: has a special focus on socio-legal topics. One of the earliest universities in the United Kingdom to offer criminology degrees, Bangor has now also made a name for police studies. Law at Bangor has historically started from within the social sciences. The latter here at Bangor also include sociology and social policy.

The local organisation committee consists of members of the School of History, Law and Social Sciences:

  • Professor Stefan Machura
  • David Ashworth, MA
  • Dr Rhian Hodges
  • Dr Lucy Finchett-Maddock
  • Dr Olga Litvinova
  • Anne Monnerau, LLM
  • Lois Nash, LLM
  • Isabel Linton (College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences)
  • Rachel Somerville (College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences)

See here for more information.


RCSL webpage:

Websites of co-sponsoring associations:

Vereinigung für Recht und Gesellschaft:

DGS-Sektion Rechtssoziologie:

Journal of Law and Society and Centre of Law and Society at Cardiff University: click here 

For the Cardiff institute – 

Centre for Socio-legal Studies, Oxford University:

Other organisations:

The RCSL conference at Bangor in 2024 is endorsed by the Socio-legal Studies Association:

The Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law will organise panels for its students at the conference:

The Oñati Community will organise an Oñati Dinner during the Conference:



All presenters and participants must register for the conference.
“Early bird” conference fees apply until 31 May 2024.
Conference fee includes catering. Conference dinner and tours are optional extras. Accommodation has to be booked separately.
Delegate category Early bird Late bird
Non-members high income countries* £400 £480
Members of RCSL and of co-sponsors** from high income countries* £350 £390
Non-members other countries £310 £350
Members of RCSL other countries £290 £320
Students/persons without employment £260 £300

* As per World Bank report:

* Co-sponsoring associations and institutions: Vereinigung für Recht und Gesellschaft; DGS-Sektion Rechtssoziologie; Centre of Law and Society at Cardiff University; Centre for Socio-legal Studies; Oxford University

Cancellation policy: Delegates cancelling after 1 June 2024 will receive a 75% refund of the conference fee. No refund for cancellations after 1 August 2024.

Link to registration form: (under construction)

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