The Swiss Network for Law and Society aims to create a space for networking, discussion and cross-disciplinary collaboration between Switzerland-based scholars researching law from an empirical perspective.

Please visit our newly-published directories of Swiss socio-legal research. We are still accepting submissions of propositions for entries of the directory: submission form.

“Voices of Law”, our inaugural Conference of the Swiss Network for Law and Society, took place on 15 and 16 September at the University of Lausanne. Find a report of the event in the section “Past events“.

2nd Conference of the SNLS: Law and the Anthropocene

Call for Panels

The 2nd conference of the Swiss Network for Law and Society will take place from the 10th to the 12th February 2025 at the University of Bern.

The Call for panels is now available on our website here. And you’ll find the PDF file of the call for panels here.

This conference invites conversations across disciplines in social sciences and humanities to discuss the relationship between law and the Anthropocene. We invite all interested researchers to submit panel proposals, regardless of their disciplinary background: law, sociology, criminology, political science, anthropology, geography, psychology, history, social work, etc. We ask for panel proposals that fit into one of the themes below. Proposals for panels must indicate what theme they are part of and include a panel title, a panel abstract of max 500 words, and a contact email address. Panel proposals can be in English, French or German. All panel proposals must be sent before 1.6.2024 to the following address: We will review submitted panel proposals and  circulate a call for abstracts in July 2024. Abstracts for papers will need to be submitted directly to panel organizers by 30 September 2024. If you have any questions, please contact

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