2022 Advanced Course on Post-Legislative Scrutiny

2022 Advanced Course on Post-Legislative Scrutiny
01 Jul 2022, 09:00 to 29 Jul 2022, 11:30
Short Course
Online Workshop (Zoom)

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London (IALS-UoL) and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) are happy to announce the launch of the Advanced Certified Course on Post-Legislative Scrutiny. 


The Advanced course on Post-Legislative Scrutiny explores in-depth the theory and practice of post-legislative scrutiny as an oversight tool. The course adopts a holistic outlook that places post-legislative scrutiny in the legislative cycle.

Target audiences:

Members of Parliament and senior staff of parliaments worldwide

WFD staff, parliamentary development practitioners, legal and governance experts

Academics and researchers from universities in the UK and beyond

Civil Society

Delivery of the course:

The course will be delivered online using synchronous and a-synchronous methods. 

The course will include online presentations, question & answer sessions, individual or group tasks and presentations from participants. 

Participants will have limited access to a dedicated virtual learning environment where course materials will be available. 

The course will be offered in the English language. All lectures and course materials will be in English. 

Content of the course

The content of the Advanced Course will cover: 
• Introduction to PLS
• PLS in context: PLS, the law-making process and executive-legislative relations
• PLS within the parliamentary system
• Triggers for PLS, including sunset and review clauses 
• Consultation, public engagement and data collection in the context of PLS
• Thematic approaches to PLS
• PLS and Sustainable Development Goals
• PLS as a tool for CSO’s

The course will also include individual and group assignments.

Course speakers:

Course speakers will include academics and practitioners from the fields of law, legislative studies, governance, gender, corruption and environmental studies.

Timing of the Course

The Advanced Course will take place during the month of July 2022 in online format. It will be delivered every Monday and Friday of the month of July, on the following dates: July 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29. Each session will be half-day (9.00 – 11.30 AM – UK times).

Participants who follow the entire course will receive a certificate by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London.

Registration and Fees:


Standard Fees: £650.00 - participants should register online (via the 'Book Now' button below and pay by card.

Reduced fee: £450.00 - participants should register online (via the 'Book Now' button below) and then complete the attached Booking Form and New Account Form along with a document of proof of employment (for participants from Official Development Assistance (ODA)-recipients and staff of WFD, FCDO, Westminster Parliament and the devolved assemblies in the UK) and email them to  IALS.Events@sas.ac.uk 

Last day to register 01 June 2022 (all invoices due immediately)

General queries: IALS.Events@sas.ac.uk

Details about how to join the virtual event will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.


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