IALS publishes material on SAS-Space, the School of Advanced Study's Open Access E-repository, for scholarly, research and archival purposes. Most materials are made available for use on a freely available, open access, non-commercial basis. Collections in the IALS Community contain work by Institute Staff, Students, Visiting Fellows and associated legal scholars and specialists.
SAS-Space scholarly E-repository Search and browse the IALS Community on SAS-SPACE Articles from Amicus Curiae: the journal of the IALS and SALS Preprints of articles written by IALS staff and fellows Online copies of IALS Masters students' dissertations Reports from Society for Advanced Legal Studies Working Groups Selected papers from past W.G.Hart Legal Workshops at IALS Social network features to share, comment, tag and add personal notes to aid literature reviews and research trails IALS E-repository collections: Outline of the IALS Community on SAS-Space.
- Material about the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Documents describing the mission, history, activities and development plans of the Institute.
- Work by IALS Staff
Preprint versions of articles written by IALS Staff at https://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/view/divisions/ials.html
- Work by IALS Students
A collection of dissertations (that have achieved grade "merit" or "distinction") written by IALS masters students at https://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/view/divisions/ials.html
- Work by IALS Fellows
A collection of articles and research guides written by visiting scholars and legal information specialists at IALS at https://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/view/divisions/ials.html
- Amicus Curiae
Published articles written by legal scholars and specialist for Amicus Curiae: journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies are on SAS-Space at http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/view/collections/ialsac.html and in the SAS Open Journal System at https://journals.sas.ac.uk/amicus.
Project documentation and working materials from collaborative projects with which IALS is or has been involved.
- BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute)
- FLAG (Foreign Law Guide) Project
- FLARE (Foreign Legal Research) Project
- Intute: Law
Legal Subject Collections:
- Legal biography pre-prints of papers developed from sessions at the national socio-legal training day at IALS are on SAS-Space at: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/view/collections/ials=5Flbio.html
- Society for Advanced Legal Studies Working Group reports
are on SAS-Space at: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/view/collections/ials-salswgr.html
- W.G. Hart Legal Workshop selected past papers are on SAS-Space at: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/view/collections/ials-hart.html
Articles, research guides, training presentations by IALS Library Staff.
Useful Open Access Repository research tools
Law Review Commons
A freely available portal for open-access legal scholarship featuring many US law reviews. The site from bepress brings together a growing collection of law reviews and legal journals in an easily browsable and searchable format. It contains both current issues and archival content spanning over 100 years from nearly 150 law reviews.
This freely available Directory of Open Access repositories allows you to search simultaneously scholarly repositories from across the UK and around the World (including SAS-Space). The JISC supported service is hosted and developed by the University of Nottingham.
SHERPA RoMEO and JULIET and FACT databases
These freely available databases help you check the policies of commercial publishers, individual journal titles and research funding bodies to self-archiving by authors in open access repositories. Deposit of preprints before and/or after peer-review is recognised as common practice.
Creative Commons licences
Open Access scholarly e-repositories like SAS-Space provide an important means of highlighting current legal research, sharing ideas and testing new thought and approaches.
Those who contribute items to SAS-SPACE retain author copyright in their work but are asked to grant two licences. One is a licence to the School of Advanced Study of the University of London, enabling us to reproduce the item in digital form, so that it can be made available for access in the repository.
The terms of the licence which contributors are asked to grant to the University for this purpose are as follows: 'I grant to the University of London the irrevocable, non-exclusive royalty-free right to reproduce, distribute, display, and perform this work in any format including electronic formats throughout the world for educational, research, and scientific non-profit uses during the full term of copyright including renewals and extensions.'
The other licence is for the benefit of those who wish to make use of items stored in the e-repository. For this purpose we would like to use a Creative Commons licence allowing others to download contributed works and share them with others as long as they mention the original author and link back to their entry in SAS-SPACE, but they can't change them in any way or use them commercially.