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Todays Events at IALS
IALS hosts a number of workshops, lectures and conferences. For todays listing, see todays events.
UN-Habitat Invite Applications for MPhil/PhD Studentship
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), invite applications for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) studentship at IALS in this area of urban law. Closing Date for Applications: 30 November 2015.
Staff Vacancies and Job Opportunities
The Institute library currently has a vacancy for a Document Supply Services Supervisor. Further details can be found at https://www.jobs.london.ac.uk/DisplayJob.aspx?jobid=142
UNDP-IALS Course in Legislative Drafting
The Institute currently hosts the UNDP-IALS Course in Legislative Drafting and International Treaties (28 Sept-3 October). The course is offered to a group of Nepalese officials and is taught by Professor Helen Xanthaki and Dr Constantin Stefanou.
EU Capital Markets Union: Contents and Discontents - Conference Videos
Videos from the conference EU Capital Markets Union: contents and discontents which took place in July 2015 are now available to view. The videos can also be found on the School of Advance Study website and the School's YouTube channel.
IALS Library's Autumn training programme 2015 announced
This Autumn IALS Library will be running the following programme of training for all postgraduate law students, PhD researchers and academics with an IALS Library card. Introduction to the Electronic Law Library; Westlaw and Lexis Library Introduction: hands-on sessions; Introduction to EU law databases: hands-on sessions; Sources of public international law: hands-on sessions and Introduction to OSCOLA The training is free. For more information including dates, times, venue and booking info, please refer to our online training guide: http://libguides.ials.sas.ac.uk/training/autumn
Urban Law Collaboration with UN Habitat
The third Urban Law Day organised by IALS together with UN Habitat was held at IALS as part of an ongoing collaboration which will see a PhD scholarship programme launched in 2015/16. The Urban Law Day is a specialised forum aiming to bring together a multidisciplinary circle of academics and practitioners interested in urban legislation, including planners, architects, policy makers, economists, urbanises, and lawyers.
Professor Helen Xanthaki Quoted in United Nations Habitat III Issue Paper
Professor Helen Xanthaki, Director of the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies, is quoted in the Habitat III issue paper of the United Nations. The paper expresses the UN point of view regarding the state of affairs in urban law. The impact of Professor Xanthaki's research is accentuated by the fact that the UN Task Team for Habitat III, which consists of multiple UN agencies, has adopted her conceptual framework for the quality of law as an important indicator for the state of urban law.
Launch of the Centre for Law and Information Policy
Does privacy still matter to us, and if so, do we have the right legal tools to protect it? This is the question that Timothy Pitt-Payne QC, information law specialist and barrister at 11KBW, will be addressing at the launch event for the Centre for Law and Information Policy at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on Tuesday 24th February 2015. His lecture will be preceded by an academic workshop titled ‘Information flows and dams’ on data generation, dissemination, regulation and restriction, involving scholars from a number of different institutions working on information law and policy topics.
Spring training programme 2015 announced
During spring term 2015 the Library team at IALS is offering the following free training sessions to anyone with a current library card. Introduction to legal databases and OSCOLA; Introduction to Lexis Library and Westlaw: Thursday 12 February, 14:00-15:00; Introduction to EU law databases: Thursday 26 February, 14:00-15:00; Introduction to OSCOLA: Thursday 5 March, 14:00-15:00; Introduction to Sources of Public International Law Sources: Thursday 12 March, 14:00-15:00

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