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Membership Benefits

Networking & Professional Development

  • Access to a real-time Membership Directory
  • Access to over 50 Collaborative Research Networks (CRNs)
  • Subscription to the leading sociolegal journal in the world (Law & Society Review)
  • Exclusive access to LSA-Talk, our members-only listserv, including job postings and Calls for Papers
  • Opportunities to serve on governance committees
  • Access to our Teaching Materials Repository

Exclusive Member Discounts

  • Discount on Annual Meeting registration
  • Discount off most Wiley print products
  • Discount on JPASS – JSTOR’s individual access plan

Community Building

  • Connect with a global sociolegal community
  • The right to vote for LSA officers and trustees
  • Keep up to date with LSA news and the broader sociolegal community
  • Ability to nominate individuals for LSA’s annual prizes
  • Ability to apply for exclusive LSA member programs


Membership Dues

*Please note that memberships are non-refundable


Regular Membership

The following prices are for online access to the Law & Society Review. Regular members can purchase a printed membership for $10 more. This includes printed and mailed copy of the Law & Society Review

Dues Income range

$40        <$15,000

$72        $15,000 - 35,000

$101      $35,001 - 60,000

$142      $60,001 - 90,000

$177      $90,001 - 125,000

$213      $125,001 -165,000

 $255     >$165,000

Student Membership

To be entitled to student membership, one must be a full-time, matriculated student at an institution of higher education. Student membership cannot be claimed for more than five years. 

Printed - $52

Online Only - $42

Special International Membership

Scholars who reside in low and lower-middle income economies (World Bank list, click here) may join the Association as Special International Members for $24. This membership entitles them to all the benefits of a regular membership with online only access to the Law & Society Review. 

Law and Society Association

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