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Todays Events at IALS
IALS hosts a number of workshops, lectures and conferences. For todays listing, see todays events.
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
Job Opportunity - IALS Archivist
This is a part-time post, one day a week, responsible for archive management at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Responsible to the Information Resources manager for the management of the archives as an integral part of the Institute’s research collections and for making them available to researchers. Further particulars can be found at: http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/wrapaa_SendFile.asp?key=25567900&c=239913124665&pagestamp=serftcwdtkjrjvotem&index=3
Job Opportunity - IALS Digital Resources Assistant
We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join the Institute of Advance Legal Studies Library as a Digital Resources Assistant. Further particulars can be found at: http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/wrapaa_SendFile.asp?key=25567775&c=465672465614&pagestamp=dbftmrcylnreldjzhp&index=1
The Sir William Dale Memorial Lecture 2014
The fourteenth Sir William Dale Memorial Lecture took place on Monday 3 November 2014 at the IALS. The speaker was Sir Geoffrey Bowman, KCB, QC, First Parliamentary Counsel 2002-2006; LLD (Hon), University of London; Senior Associate Research Fellow, IALS. Sir Geoffrey discussed "Is Legislation Literature?". The Lecture was chaired by Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice and Chair to the Statute Law Society.
Applications invited - IALS Visiting Fellowships 2015-2016
Applications are now being invited for Visiting Fellowships at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies for the period 1 October 2015 – 31 August 2016 or for any period (being at least three months) between those dates. These non-stipendiary Fellowships are designed for people already established in their own field of activity who are undertaking work within fields covered by or adjacent to the Institute's own research programmes or interests, which are currently in the following areas of research: Access to Justice; the Legal Profession; Legal Education; European Law; Legislative Drafting; Company and Commercial Law; International Financial Regulation; Financial Services Law; Access to Legal Information; Space Law; Information/Data Law and Policy. (NB: While these topics are preferred, the Institute is ready to consider other proposals). The Fellowships are not confined to academic lawyers but are also open to scholars of other disciplines working in the relevant fields, and to practising lawyers or judges with scholarly projects to pursue. They are not available to support postgraduate students’ research.
How to get a PhD in Law: Meeting the challenges of the first year
MPhil/PhD law students from across the UK are warmly invited to attend this specially tailored day of presentations and networking opportunities at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. A copy of the programme can be found at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/events/docs/Final%20programme%20for%20IALS%20training%20day%20on%20How%20to%20get%20a%20PhD%20in%20Law_early%20researchers-BCv2.pdf
Professor Helen Xanthaki at the IBAHRI Workshop in Myanmar 2014
Helen Xanthaki, Professor in Law and Legislative Drafting and Director of the Sir William Dale Centre at IALS, spoke at the workshop entitled Laws Regulating the Legal Profession: A Comparative Review from Around the World organised by the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and co-hosted by the Chair of the Myanmar Parliamentary Committee on the Rule of Law and Tranquillity. The IBA is a dual membership organisation, comprising 55,000 individual lawyers and over 206 Bar Associations and Law Societies working to influence the development of international law and the future of the legal profession. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi opened the workshop that took place on 28, 29 and 30 October 2014 in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Helen also led drafting sessions on a Law establishing the Myanmar Bar Association.
IALS Annual Report
The IALS Annual Report is now available at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/about/docs/IALS_Annual_Report_2013_2014.pdf

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