Annual Meeting FAQs

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The Annual Meeting will be an in-person event.

This page contains information about session formatting, scheduling, and registration. As we get closer to the dates of the conference, we will continue to update this page with more FAQs and information pertaining to the Annual Meeting.

We will also continue to closely monitor developments in Denver and other locations, and will aim to provide updated information on our website, as needed. Please check back here for the most up to date information as meeting plans continue to progress.

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General Questions

What will the conference format look like?

A: All presenters and participants must present in-person.

Where can I go to lodge a visa application?

A: This page provides details of where to lodge your visa application and what documentation is required:

You can also view our Visa Letters page on our website for additional information.

I have a specific scheduling request. Can you accommodate me?

A: January 17, 2024 marks the deadline for all scheduling requests. Only medical and religious are guaranteed. If you have a scheduling request, please email

Is LSA Membership required to participate in the Annual Meeting?

A. No. LSA Membership is not required to participate in the Annual Meeting.  However, you will need to create a free LSA profile prior to submission and registration. To create a free profile, go here and select one of the Non-Member options:

Members will get a discounted registration rate.

*If you were previously an LSA member who is planning on attending the Annual Meeting but do not plan on renewing your membership this year, the system may prevent you from logging in until you renew. If you are unable to login, please contact, and someone will assist you. You do not need to be an LSA member to attend the Annual Meeting. We will just have to adjust your membership settings.

I can’t remember my password. How do I change it?

A: A: If you can’t remember your password, you can reset it here: Please note your full email address could be your username. If you think a different email address is attached to your current LSA profile, please contact, and we can give you access to update your information.

How can I be sure to get updates on the meeting?

A: If you would like to join the LSA mailing list, feel free to do so by emailing or by following us on Twitter at law_soc. All meeting updates will also be posted within our news section here:

What is a CRN, and how do I join one?

A: Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs) are a vehicle for scholars with common interests to connect with each other, share their work, and pursue sociolegal research in common as part of the Law and Society Association. Click here to learn more! If you wish to participate in one of the existing CRNs, you should identify yourself by sending an email to organizers.  In the email message, please describe your research interests and how it might fit within the description of the CRN.

What are the hours of the conference?

A: Sessions run Thursday-Saturday from 8am-6:30 pm, and 8am-12pm Sunday.

Submission Questions

What is the deadline to submit a session or abstract?

A: The deadline for submissions was October 31, 2023 at 5 PM ET.  Submissions are now closed. 

When will acceptance letters for submissions go out?

A: Acceptance letters went out in late November. If you have not received correspondence regarding your submission status, please reach out to

I’m a session organizer. How do I complete a paper session submission?

A: If you are a session organizer, all individual presenters on your session need to first complete their individual abstract submission before you can submit your session. In the “add papers” tab,” this will take you to the area where you can then find the individual abstracts by searching submission number, title, author name, etc. of the submissions. It might be helpful to first gather all of this information from your individual presenters before starting.** If you need additional help, please email

Can I propose a paper or session in a language other than English?

A: The default language for individual presentations will be English.

What are the participation limitations?

A: Participants are limited to:

One participation as a Paper Presenter, Roundtable Participant, or Author.

Unlimited appearances as a Chair and/or Discussant on a panel, or an AMR reader.

Exemptions: Exempted additional appearances include as a participant on a Mini-Plenary, a Professional Development session, or other special event solicited and/or authorized by the Program Committee Chairs. For all other requests, there will be no exception to the rule.

Being a “non-presenting” paper co-author does not count as your participation if you do not sit on the session panel and present the paper (Select “non-presenter” when the co-author is added to papers).

It is expected that you will allow your name to be added to the program only in accordance with these limitations. You will be required to withdraw participations that exceed the limit.


Registration Questions

What is the cost of registration for the Annual Meeting on Law and Society?

A: To view the registration rates, please visit our Timeline & Registration page and scroll down to the Registration section:

I’ve decided that I cannot attend the conference, can I get a refund?

A: You can be fully refunded minus a $25 administrative fee until January 17th. From January 17-April 15 you can receive a 50% Registration Refund (If You Decide to Cancel). There will be no refunds offered after April 15. If you have to withdraw, please email, and we can remove you from the program.

What is the deadline to register?

A: All participants on the program must register for the conference by January 17, 2024. Non-presenting attendees can register up until the conference dates.

I’m a student, but the student price is not populating for me. What do I do?

A: If you are a student, but your member type is currently set as “Non-Member,” “Regular,” or “Special International,” please email, and someone will assist you to help you receive the student price.

I’m an LSA Special International member, and I’m not sure if the proper price is populating for me when I go to register. What do I do?

A: Please email if you run into any issues or if you have any questions prior to completing the registration process.

I purchased an LSA membership. Does that cover my registration for the conference?

A: No. LSA memberships are a separate expense from the Annual Meeting registration. Please see the rates for the conference here:

My submission was accepted. What is the deadline for presenting participants to register by?

A: All presenting participants must register by January 17, 2024.

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