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Todays Events at IALS
IALS hosts a number of workshops, lectures and conferences. For todays listing, see todays events.
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
Job Opportunity - Graduate Trainee Library Assistants
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library is one of a number of School of Advanced Study independent institute libraries. The Library is a national and international resource for legal research and has over 310,000 volumes the majority of which are housed at the Institute site on Russell Square in Bloomsbury. For further details on how to apply can be found at:http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_universityoflondon01.asp?newms=jj&id=123050&aid=18555
IALS to host new Centre for Law and Information Policy
Judith Townend has joined the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies as Director of its Centre for Law and Information Policy, which is expected to launch in spring 2015. The Centre for Law and Information Policy (CLIP@IALS) will be interested in the law and policy of information and data, and will explore the ways in which law both restricts and enables the sharing and dissemination of different types of information. Details of the new Centre can be found at: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/research/clip/clip.htm
Quality of EU Legislation London Conference Thursday 2 October 2014
The Office of the Parliamentary Counsel and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies co-hosted the Quality of EU Legislation London Conference on Thursday 2 October 2014. The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum to discuss the quality of EU legislation with a focus on drafting, negotiation, accessibility and transposition. The one-day event provided a rare and exciting opportunity to hear from experienced practitioners from all three of the EU institutions involved in the legislative process as well as UK specialists in the field.
Latest issue of IALS Student Law Review now available online
The latest issue of IALS Student Law Review is now available online at: http://journals.sas.ac.uk/lawreview/issue/view/318/showToc

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