Roger Cotterrell, Anniversary Professor of Legal Theory at Queen Mary, has been awarded the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Prize for Contributions to the Socio-Legal Community 2013.
“Roger is, for most of his peers, the leading social theorist of law and sociologist of law in the UK, and amongst the very best worldwide. He combines highly sophisticated theoretical skills with a masterly capacity to appreciate and synthesize the results of empirical work. In a career spanning almost 40 years he has impressed his stamp on the field in contributions such as The Sociology of Law, The Politics of Jurisprudence and Law’s Community. As important, Roger has been a model to generations of colleagues and students. He rose to be Dean at Queen Mary University of London and has been in high demand as a lecturer and examiner in the UK and around the world. He has ensured that socio-legal studies maintains a dialogue with related disciplines and subject areas without being subordinated to them. He is an exemplary scholar and teacher and administrator that our field is fortunate to have produced.” David Nelken. Read more detail about Roger's contributions to the socio-legal community on www.slsa.ac.uk.