The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies has several archive collections, held within the Library and administered by the IALS Archivist. The IALS Archives includes the records of numerous organisations and individuals connected with legal education, as well as the records of the Institute itself.

The IALS Archives was established in the 1990s during the Records of Legal Education Project, which was funded by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate records of legal education. During the project, IALS accepted a number of collections from organisations and individuals which otherwise had no institutional home or were at risk. Since the end of the project, IALS has continued to accept deposits of archive material relating to legal education.

The IALS Archives have been designated an “Accredited Archive Service” by The National Archives (TNA) in recognition of our archive service and management of this unique legal archives collection.

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See a full list of our collections, explore our holdings and search the catalogues here: IALS Archives Collections

Access to material from the Archives is provided by prior appointment only. To enquire about our holdings or request an appointment to view specific material, please contact IALS Archives. Visit Access to the Archives for further information.

IALS Archives

The Catalogues

The IALS Archives can be found via our website or the Senate House archives catalogue.

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Enquiries and Access

To make an enquiry or request access, contact IALS Archives

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Page last updated: 4th August 2022