Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies was founded in 1947. It was conceived and is funded as a national academic institution, attached to the University of London, serving all universities through its programmes, facilities and national legal research library. Its function is to promote, facilitate and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the discipline of law, for the benefit of persons and institutions in the UK and abroad.

PhD Programmes

Law (1)
  • MPhil/PhD Law
    School of Advanced Study, University of London

About

History

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies was founded in 1947. It was conceived and is funded as a national academic institution, attached to the University of London, serving all universities through its national legal research library.

Education

  • The aim of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is to promote, facilitate and disseminate the results of advanced study and research in the discipline of law, for the benefit of persons and institutions in the UK and abroad.
  • The role of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is to conduct research; to promote and facilitate, within London and nationally and internationally, research and scholarship at an advanced level across the whole field of law; to disseminate the results of such research and scholarship; and to provide to all those undertaking research in law a library facility with up to date technology, that is international in character and standing.

Research

  • IALS is a postgraduate research institute with a core of researchers, research students and legal information professionals, but which draws its primary membership from academic researchers and postgraduate research students from other institutions throughout the UK, and which also provides services to researchers in the wider legal community.
  • IALS is a member-institute of the School of Advanced Study in the University of London .

Services

Library services

  • IALS Library is a national and international resource for legal research and has over 288,000 volumes.
  • The collections concentrate primarily on common law, civil law and Roman-Dutch law systems throughout the world and include material in western European languages for all jurisdictions for comparative and general reference purposes.

ICT services

The Library offers a number of IT services to all its users. PCs are available for public use on every floor of the Library.

  • Laptops for loan
  • Services
  • User Support
  • Anti-Virus Protection
  • Downloading
  • Printing/Scanning and Copying
  • Use of Laptops (wireless or cable)
  • Word Processing
  • Internet Access
  • Conditions of Use
  • Wireless Guide

Student Life

Sports facilities

Many Student Central clubs exist in order to provide specialist or less-mainstream sports, and also to provide competitive opportunities for athletes in sports that are not necessarily offered within individual colleges, such as polo, lifesaving, or sailing.

Student clubs

  • The Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is a learned society consisting of scholars, practitioners and those involved in the administration of justice from the UK and around the world.
  • Its objectives are to promote and facilitate legal research at an advanced level and in particular to engender greater collaboration between scholars and those involved in the practice of law.
  • The Society seeks to achieve these objectives through a number of initiatives including organising and supporting specialised working groups, lectures and conferences.

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