ANNUAL MEETINGS

About LSA Annual Meetings

Annual Meetings are a central aspect of LSA’s activities, providing an unparalleled opportunity for Law & Society scholars to connect and exchange ideas. This year’s conference includes informal discussions across disciplines and theoretical traditions as well as more traditional exchanges like paper presentations, roundtable discussions, and “Author Meets Reader” panels. 

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

LSA meetings are international in scope, hosting participants from over 60 countries and across 6 continents. This diverse engagement facilitates cross-national research connections and helps our scholars expand their research perspectives.

Approximately every five years, LSA hosts its International Meeting outside of the United States. Previous international meetings have been held in Amsterdam (1991), Glasgow (1996), Budapest (2001), Berlin (2007), Honolulu (2012), and Mexico City (2017).

International Annual Meetings are often co-hosted by regional associations, such as the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law (RCSL), the Canadian Law and Society Association, the Japanese Association of Sociology of Law, and the Socio-Legal Studies Association (UK).

UPCOMING EVENTS

Future Meeting Sites

2022

Lisbon, Portugal
July 13-16, 2022
University Institute of Lisbon

2023

San Juan, Puerto Rico
June 1-4, 2023
Caribe Hilton

2024

Denver, Colorado
June 6-9, 2024
Hyatt Regency

50 YEARS OF LSA

Previous Meetings

2020s

2020
Virtual Meeting

2010s

2019
Washington, DC
(Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill)

2018
Toronto, Canada
(Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel)

2017
Mexico City, Mexico
(Sheraton Maria Isabel Hotel & Towers)

2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
(New Orleans Marriott)

2015
Seattle, Washington
(Westin Seattle)

2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
(Minneapolis Hilton Hotel)

2013
Boston, Massachusetts
(Sheraton Boston Hotel)

2012
International Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii
(Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort)

2011
San Francisco, California
(Westin St. Francis)

2010
Chicago, Illinois
(Renaissance Hotel)

2000s

2009
Denver, Colorado
(Grand Hyatt)

2008
Montreal, Quebec
(Hilton Bonaventure and Marriott Chateau Champlain) (w/ Canadian Law and Society Association)

2007
International Meeting in Berlin, Germany
(w/ RCSL & other co-sponsors) (Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin)

2006
Baltimore, Maryland
(Marriott Waterfront)

2005
Las Vegas, Nevada
(J.W. Marriott Resort)

2004
Chicago, Illinois
(40th Anniversary Meeting) (Renaissance Hotel)

2003
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(Omni William Penn Hotel)

2002
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
(Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel) (w/ Canadian Law and Society Association)

2001
International Meeting in Budapest, Hungary
(w/ RCSL) (Central European University)

2000
Miami Beach, Florida
(Loews Miami Beach Hotel, South Beach)

1990s

1999
Chicago, Illinois
(Renaissance Hotel)

1998
Aspen, Colorado
(Snowmass Village)

1997
St. Louis, Missouri
(Adam’s Mark)

1996
International Meeting in Glasgow, Scotland
(w/ RCSL) (Strathclyde University)

1995
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(Royal York)

1994
Phoenix, Arizona
(Arizona Biltmore)

1993
Chicago, Illinois
(Stouffer, now Renaissance Hotel)

1992
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(Hershey Hotel)

1991
International Meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands
(w/ RCSL) (University of Amsterdam)

1990
Berkeley, California
(Clairmont Resort)

1980s

1989
Madison, Wisconsin
(25th Anniversary Meeting) (Concourse)

1988
Vail, Colorado
(Mark Marriott)

1987
Washington, DC
(Capital Hilton)

1986
Chicago, Illinois
(Hilton)

1985
San Diego, California
(Hilton)

1984
Boston, Massachusetts
(w/ RCSL) (Marriott)

1983
Denver, Colorado

1982
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(Osgoode Hall)

1981
Amherst, Massachusetts
(Amherst College)

1980
Madison, Wisconsin
(w/ RCSL) (Concourse)

1970s

1979
San Francisco, California

1978
Minneapolis, Minnesota
(First Annual Meeting)

1975
Buffalo, New York
(First National Meeting) (SUNY-Buffalo)

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