2016-2017 Masterclasses

Set out below is a listing of the sessions scheduled for October 2016 to March 2017 (inclusive). A further listing for the latter half of the academic year 2016/17 will follow, once the Programme for April to July 2017 has been finalised. All Masterclass sessions will take place at 2pm in IALS Room L104 (unless otherwise stated). Sessions will last one hour with time for discussion with fellow attendees and on occasion the presenter (or a bit longer, depending on participants’ wishes).

Thursday 27 October 2016, 2.00-3.00pm  
IALS Room L104 
Sirajo Yakubu, Chukwuemeka Golding, Calvin Jackson (current IALS research students); Alan Brener (QMUL research student), Dr Ahmet Mustafa Osam, who recently completed his PhD at IALS  
Subject is: ‘Top Tips’ Session – A panel discussion. The panel will discuss with current and continuing research students some suggested ‘Top Tips’ for carrying out research studies. The Panel will also be joined by Paolo Biondi, Deputy Editor of IALS Student Law Review, who will additionally talk about the Review.
Thursday 24 November 2016, 1.00-2.00pm [Please note 1pm start time] 
IALS Room L104 
Professor Diamond Ashiagbor 
Subject is: ‘Your PhD programme and careers in legal academia’ The newly-appointed Head of Research at IALS will discuss with new and continuing research students their experience of the PhD programme, aspirations and suggestions for changes to the programme; plus guidance on career development and careers in legal academia.
Thursday 26 January 2017, 2.00-3.00pm  
IALS Room L104 
A panel of IALS research students 
Subject is: 'Pastoral Session' A panel of current IALS research students, supplemented by one or more who have recently completed their research studies will discuss any issues/problems that fellow students may wish to raise in connection with their own studies; such as accommodation or immigration status, how best to work with supervisors, promoting the highest levels of work motivation, plus commitment and completion skills. .
Thursday 23 February 2017, 2.00-3.00pm  
IALS Room L104  
Dr Mazhar Ilahi (Associate Research Fellow at IALS)  
Subject is: ‘How to Construct a PhD Thesis’.
Video is online at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bujtx2UKDZI&feature=youtu.be
Thursday 30 March 2017, 2.00-3.00pm 
IALS Room L104 
Professor Helen Xanthaki (University College London)  
Subject is: ‘Legislative Research for a PhD’.


NOTE: Please make a diary note that the PhD Masterclass sessions to be held in the second half of the 2016/17 academic year will be on Thursdays 27 April, 25 May, 29 June and 13 July 2017.

Page last updated: 25th March 2017