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Todays Events at IALS
IALS hosts a number of workshops, lectures and conferences. For todays listing, see todays events.
IALS Library Summer Vacation Opening Hours
ur Summer Vacation Opening Hours commence on Saturday 14th June 2014. The weekday hours are reduced until 8.00pm and we do not open on Sundays during the Summer Vacation from mid-June until September. More details are at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/about/hours.htm
W G Hart Workshop 2014: Legal Education and Training and the Professions
For further information on how to book a place, please see: http://events.sas.ac.uk/events/view/15715
IALS Library Roadshows 2014
Each Spring and Summer librarians from IALS travel across the UK to visit academics, librarians and PhD students at law schools around the country to spread the message that IALS is a national institution with a law library that is open to all postgraduate researchers regardless of location. At each road show we outline the world class collections of the library, demonstrate the legal databases that researchers can access remotely without ever needing to set foot in London, and showcase the range of online legal research tools that are freely available on the IALS website. If you would like the IALS Library road show to come to your university in 2015 please do get in touch with Lisa Davies at lisa.davies@ials.sas.ac.uk.
Call for Papers: Forbidden Access: Censoring Books and Archives
‘Forbidden Access’ is a multidisciplinary conference exploring how published works and archival materials and the ideas contained in them are affected, obscured or distorted by censorship. The conference is a collaboration between the Institute of English Studies, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and Senate House Library. The conference seeks to explore the proliferating and divisive causes, symptoms and effects of the censoring impulse, from overt interference with a text to the subtler, intangible effects of caution and fear in the face of anticipated control, and to do so in relation to a variety of angles and contexts: aesthetic, cultural, socio-economic, ideological, legal, and political. Proposals for 20 minute papers on censorship without restriction as to historical period or place are invited from historians, book historians, lawyers, legal historians, biographers, librarians, archivists and literary scholars on any aspect of the power of censorship. Please send paper proposals for 300 words max. plus a short biography to IESEvents@sas.ac.uk
Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies wins UNCP training contract
The Sir William Dale Centre won by competitive tender a UNDP contract to train 10 Nepalese drafters in legislative drafting and in drafting international treaties. The 10 Nepalese drafters will be trained at IALS for a week via a combination of in house training sessions and study visits to the Office of Parliamentary Counsel, the Tax Simplification Office, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
IALS Student Law Review, Issue 2 now online in SAS Open Journals
Issue 2 of the IALS Student Law Review is now available online in SAS Open Journals a: http://journals.sas.ac.uk/lawreview/issue/view/299/showToc
Professor Helen Xanthaki's views on legislative quality and the future of Justice and Home Affairs are endorsed by the House of Lords
On 14 April 2014 the House of Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee criticised the “shopping list” style of earlier EU Justice and Home Affairs programmes, in particular the most recent one, the Stockholm Programme (2010-14), as being too diffuse. It called for a more strategic future programme with effective evaluation at its heart. The Report (HL Paper 173) adopts Professor Xanthaki's support for a fourth JHA programme, particularly in the interests of setting direction over a fixed period. The Report states that Professor Helen Xanthaki, University of London, also argued that the programme should contain a mixture of legislative measures and principles: “a combination of principles and precise measures would be ideal. Full text of the report can be found at: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldselect/ldeucom/173/173.pdf
IALS Library Reader Satisfaction Survey - March 2014
This year, the Library Reader Satisfaction Survey will be conducted from 17th to 23rd of March. You can reply online via the form or if you prefer to fill in the form by hand. Please pick up a form from the library enquiry desk or download Reader Satisfaction Survey and drop completed form into the survey box at the library exit. Forms can also be emailed to Laura.Griffiths@sas.ac.uk
IALS Global Law Library: Spring newsletter now available
IALS Global Law Library newsletter is now available for download. This issue includes an update on the FLAG rebuild project; the library exhibition to honour Dr Lawrence Joseph's tenure as ST Lee Visiting Fellow; the launch of Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review as part of the SAS Open Journals project and a new Spotlight feature focusing on the Current Legal Research Topics database.

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