SALS: Society for Advanced Legal Studies

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The membership of SALS is made up of individuals from a diverse range of international, professional and educational backgrounds. From those just beginning their postgraduate studies to senior members of the judiciary, they share an interest in and commitment to the advanced study and application of Law.

SALS is free to join, and membership is open to anyone with an active interest in Law. Practitioners and academics with a professional or postgraduate qualification in Law or a related field from any country are most welcome; and in 2008, SALS opened membership to students enrolled in a postgraduate programme in Law at any university in the world.

By joining SALS, you are supporting the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) in its work to promote and facilitate the advanced study of law in London and around the world, and becoming part of a large network of scholars and professional specialists. We welcome the participation of our members, and encourage you to get involved in our activities. We are keen for members to submit articles to Amicus Curiae, the journal of the Society and the Institute; we are delighted to see members at seminars, lectures and events organised by or in collaboration with IALS; and we welcome the assistance of members in fundraising to support the work of SALS and IALS.

If you would like to become a member of SALS, please click here to access the online application form.  Should you have any difficulties, please contact:

Membership Benefits

As a SALS member, you will receive the following benefits:

  • A discount to paid-for events held by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • 10x free tickets to the IALS Library each year (NB: postgraduate students are entitled to free library access during the entire term of their studies)

Data Protection statement

SALS membership data is managed by the University of London Development Office. To see how this affects how we process, store and manage your data, please see the Development Office’s full Data Protection statement here.

Legal Disclaimer

“The Society for Advanced Legal Studies” was set up in May 1997 as a charity registered in England and Wales (number 1069631) and a company limited by guarantee (number 3366060), to promote legal research at an advanced level at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (“IALS”), which is part of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. In 2016, the members of the Society decided to wind up the company and deregister it as a charity, which occurred in 2019.

The University has established a new “Society for Advanced Legal Studies”, which is an affinity group to support and promote the work of IALS. This new Society will not be a separate legal entity but rather will be part of the University. As part of the restructuring, the Society has decided to remove the £75 p.a. membership fee; the Society is now free to join at all levels of membership.

Page last updated: 13th July 2021