The Society for Advanced Legal Studies (SALS) is the official society of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, representing the Institute’s extended academic community and comprising scholars and professionals from the wider legal world.
The objective of SALS is to bring together friends and associates of the Institute in order to promote the international study of law, and to encourage collaborative ties between scholars, professionals, and other specialists in a range of related disciplines.
Membership is open to anyone with an active academic or professional interest in the study and application of law, possessing appropriate qualifications and professional standing.
More information on registration and benefits of membership can be found on our Membership page.
Amicus Curiae is the official journal of SALS and IALS, and features articles on a range of current subjects in law and legal scholarship. The journal is released quarterly, and in October of 2015 saw the publication its 100th issue.
Information about access and subscriptions is available on the Amicus Curiae homepage.
SALS hosts events throughout the year, in collaboration with the Institute. These include lectures, seminars and Working Groups. Further information on SALS events is available through the IALS events calendar.
The Society for Advanced Legal Studies is governed by an Executive Committee, working in cooperation with an external Advisory Group composed of SALS members. SALS operates under the administrative control of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, with which it shares its status as an educational charity.
History of SALS
SALS was originally founded the previous Director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Professor Barry Rider, and was formally inaugurated by HRH the Princess Royal as part of the Institute’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 1997.
More information about SALS’s twenty year history is available through the History of SALS page.