Posted on 25 November 2021
Professor Caroline Hunter, one of the founding members of York Law School and who was until recently our head of department, has been awarded a prestigious prize for a lifetime of strong and sustained contributions to legal scholarship. The Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA), one of the two main learned societies for law, has awarded Professor Hunter their “Prize for Contributions to the Socio-Legal Community” – a prestigious annual prize, conferred to a scholar with an exceptional and longstanding contribution to socio-legal research.
The SLSA noted that Professor Hunter has “been a leading socio-legal scholar for at least three decades” whose work is “characterised by its methodological and doctrinal rigour and intellectual curiosity”. Her nomination underscored that she has:
The York Law School wishes to offer its huge congratulations to Professor Hunter on this prestigious prize.
Professor TT Arvind, the Head of York Law School, said: "York Law School is proud and delighted to see Caroline's long, sustained, and deeply influential contributions to socio-legal scholarship and the community of scholars recognised by this prestigious award. She has been at the forefront of establishing York Law School as a leading centre of cross-disciplinary research as well as contributing to the life and work of the Socio-Legal Studies association. This recognition is a richly deserved recognition of a career that has done so much for the field."