Head of School of Law Lucy Vickers elected as President of the Society of Legal Scholars.

Head of School of Law Lucy Vickers elected as President of the Society of Legal Scholars.

Professor Lucy Vickers, Head of the School of Law at Oxford Brookes has been elected to serve as President of the Society of Legal Scholars, effective from 1 October 2022-2023.

The Society of Legal Scholars is the largest learned society of legal academics in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

One of the duties of the President is to hold the society's annual conference, with the next one taking place in Oxford Brookes in June 2023. It will be the 114th annual conference and will host 28 specialist subject section meetings, as well as a number of plenary sessions.

The theme of the 2023 Conference is Law and the Public Good, and plenary sessions will include a panel of senior judges including former President of the Supreme Court Baroness Brenda Hale (the only woman to have been appointed to this position); and academics and speakers from non-governmental organisations such as Oxfam, discussing their experience of using law practically, in the cause of promoting justice, development and minority rights.