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. Autumn 2019 sees the launch of the second series of the journal, which becomes a completely open access, online publication.
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.
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.