Professor elected President of UK society for law academia
Press release issued: 22 September 2011
A senior academic from the University of Bristol has been elected President of a national law society representing over 2,600 legal academics and practising lawyers in the UK.
Professor Keith Stanton from the University's Law School has been elected President of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) for 2011-12, the learned society for those who teach law in academia. 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."