Todays Events at IALS
IALS hosts a number of workshops, lectures and conferences. For todays listing, see todays events.
Late May Public Holiday Monday 27th May 2013
The Library will be open from 12.30pm to 6.30pm (Last admission to Library at 6.15pm) (Current IALS Library card or SAScard holders only).
IALS Library Reader Satisfaction Survey 2013
A survey of readers was carried out between Monday 18 th March and Sunday 24 th March 2013 in order to find out how satisfied readers are with the library's collections and information services. The original two-page survey form created in 2003 was used, as it has been every year since, to ensure consistent quality measurements. Posters advertising the survey were put up throughout the library for the whole of the survey week and survey forms were continually available at the library entrance, on the Issue and Enquiry Desk and on the IALS website. Full results can be found at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/satisfaction_survey_results_2013.htm
Course on English Tort and Contract Law for Brazilian Judges, April 2013
In April 2013, the IALS held the second course for Brazilian Judges, this time on English Tort and Contract Law. The course was taught by Professor Avrom Sherr (IALS), Professor Helen Xanthaki (IALS), Dr Constantin Stefanous (IALS), Professor Lisa Webley, (University of Westminster + IALS), Dr. Ioannis Glinavos (University of Reading) and Dr. Giannis Keramidas (University of Westminster).
IALS at the Commonwealth Association for Legislative Counsel Conference
The Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies, IALS had a strong presence at the biennial Commonwealth Association for Legislative Counsel Conference in Cape Town in early April 2013. Professor Helen Xanthaki was a keynote speaker at the International Association for Legislation pre-conference workshop. Professor Xanthaki promoted the use of effectiveness as a criterion of legislative quality, indeed one that crosses the civil v common law barrier. Professor Xanthaki drew the similarities of legislative drafting processes and techniques in the common and Civil law jurisdictions in Europe, and supported the universality of legislative drafting principles. Eamonn Moran discussed Professor Xanthaki's paper.
Sir William Dale Centre consolidates cooperation with Panteion University of Athens
The Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies, IALS is delighted to announce the consolidation of its cooperation with the Panteion University of Athens. Professor Ismini Kriari, Academic Vice-Rector of Panteion University, visited the IALS as an Erasmus scholar in February 2013, and offered lectures in bioethics.
Jules Winterton appointed as Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The School of Advanced Study, University of London is pleased to announce the appointment of Jules Winterton to the post of Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Jules is Librarian and Associate Director of IALS and has been Acting Director of the Institute since mid-2012. He is Convenor of the Libraries Sub-Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars, a member of the Board of Trustees of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute, a visiting Associate Professor at the Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana, a Board member of the Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, and a former member of the Board of LLMC Digital (the online platform of the non-profit Law Library Microform Consortium).
IALS Global Law Library completes successful series of UK road shows
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Global Law Library is very pleased to announce the successful completion of its series of road shows for the current academic year. During the road show series, librarians from the Institute travelled to universities across the country to talk to law researchers and academics about the national role of the Institute and to highlight the wide range of library resources, collections, expertise and training available to them.
Former IALS Research Student becomes President of the Grenada Senate
On Wednesday 24th of March 2013, Dr Lawrence A. Joseph was appointed to serve as the President of the Senate of the State of Grenada, for the next parliamentary term. Dr Joseph was a research student of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), where he successfully defended his doctoral thesis in public law in June of 2012. His supervisors were Professor Helen Xanthaki along with Mr. Richard Nzerem.
Legal Biography: A national socio-legal training day
This workshop is being jointly organised by the British Library, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the Socio-Legal Studies Association. Drawing on the expertise of archivists and academics working in the field the focus of the day will be on the methodological considerations and problems involved in doing archival research for legal biographies. Further information can be found at: http://events.sas.ac.uk/support-research/events/view/13848
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