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Todays Events at IALS
IALS hosts a number of workshops, lectures and conferences. For todays listing, see todays events.
Staff Vacancies and Job Opportunities
CURRENT VACANCIES at the IALS: Records Manager. For further information on how to apply, please go to: http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_universityoflondon01.asp?newms=jj&id=122138&aid=17684
Forbidden Access: Censoring Books and Archives
The conference is a collaboration between the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the Institute of English Studies and the Senate House Library. ‘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 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. Please go to the Conference Web Page, (http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/ies-conferences/ForbiddenAccess) where you can access further information, including the programme and online payments.
SLS/BIALL Academic Law Library Survey
The Annual Academic Law Library Survey, conducted by David Gee and Laura Griffiths at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on behalf of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) and British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL), provides a snapshot of the staffing, expenditure on acquisitions, subscriptions to databases and range of services provided in the academic year by university and college libraries in the UK and Ireland. It is the only survey of its kind and provides data which academic law library managers use to benchmark their own services and law course validation bodies note when appraising the provision of institutions seeking to run law courses.
Professor Helen Xanthaki addressed the 11th bi-annual conference of the International Association of Legislation
Professor Helen Xanthaki of the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies at IALS addressed the 11th bi-annual conference of the International Association of Legislation, which took place in Seoul on 19 September 2014. The conference was co-organised with the Korea Legislation Research Institute and supported by the Ministry of Government Legislation.
Information Skills and Electronic Information Training sessions: Autumn training programme 2014 announced
Brush up on your legal information search skills at IALS Library. This year we have added additional training sessions to the Autumn training programme. We will be running an introduction to Lexis Library and Westlaw, EU law databases, sources of public international law, and citing your references using OSCOLA. Bookings open on 26th September 2014. All students, researchers and academic teaching staff with a current IALS Library card or SAS card may attend.
Professor Helen Xanthaki addressed the 11th bi-annual conference of the International Association of Legislation
Professor Helen Xanthaki of the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies at IALS addressed the 11th bi-annual conference of the International Association of Legislation, which took place in Seoul on 19 September 2014. The conference was co-organised with the Korea Legislation Research Institute and supported by the Ministry of Government Legislation. The theme of the conference was "Innovation of Legislative Processes" and in her talk "Innovations in Legislative Drafting in the UK" Professor Xanthaki explored the Good Law initiative, the National Archives' work on publication models for legislation, and the AHRC funded project on Big Data in Legislation led by The National Archives and undertaken by a consortium including the IALS.
Public Holiday Monday 25th August 2014
The Library will close to readers at 5:30pm on Saturday 23rd August for the August Public Holiday on Monday 25th August 2014 and will re-open at 9:00am on Tuesday 26th August 2014. The Document Supply Service for Subscribers will close at 5:00pm on Friday 22nd August 2014 and will re-open at 9:30am on Tuesday 26th August 2014.
Keeping up-to-date with the law - new Research Guide from IALS Library
IALS Library has launched a brand new online Research Guide called Keeping up-to-date with the law. The law is constantly changing and it is crucial that legal researchers stay abreast of the changes that affect their research area. The guide can be accessed here: http://libguides.ials.sas.ac.uk/keepinguptodate.
IALS' flagship Workshop addresses the future of legal education and honours Professor Avrom Sherr
This year the Institute’s annual W G Hart Legal Workshop was on the very topical and vital subject of "Legal Education and Training and the Professions". Currently legal education is going through a period of unprecedented change and the Workshop provided an important opportunity for reflection on these changes and specifically on the report and recommendations published last year by the Legal Education and Training Review (LETR). The first day of the Workshop ended with a reception to honour Professor Avrom Sherr and the official unveiling of Professor Sherr's portrait by the notable portrait painter Alastair Adams, member and President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, which now hangs alongside Alastair's earlier works of Professors Daintith and Rider.

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