The Institute is a member of the School of Advanced Study within the University of London. The School brings together the specialised scholarship and specialised resources of ten prestigious postgraduate research Institutes to offer academic opportunities, facilities and stimulation across and between a wide range of subject fields in the humanities and social sciences.
The School's members are the Warburg Institute, and the Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies, Classical Studies, Commonwealth Studies, English Studies, Germanic and Romance Studies, Historical Research, Musical Research, Study of the Americas and Philosophy. The Bibliographical Society, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the University of London Institute in Paris, the Wallace Collection, the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine and the Centre for Defence Studies are Associates of the School.
The School is formally constituted as a federation of the ten member-Institutes. Its policy is determined by a Directorate comprising the ten Institute Directors, under the Chairmanship of the Dean of the School, who is its principal academic and administrative officer. General supervision of the affairs of the School is in the hands of a distinguished Board, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of the University. For further information about the School as opposed to the Institute please contact the Dean of the School, Professor Roger Kain, CBE, FBA, BA, PhD, DLit (London) , The School of Advanced Study, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (tel: 020 7862 8659; fax: 020 7862 8657; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
London is one of the world's major centres for study and research in law and the Institute is the principal study location for postgraduate law students in the University of London: its library is the main repository of books used by postgraduate students, many LLM classes are held on its premises, and it offers student common rooms and meeting rooms for the Intercollegiate Postgraduate Law Society.
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