IALS Tutorial Teaching Register

IALS register for University of London research students interested in applying for tutorial teaching

From 2017, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) will be maintaining a register (the ‘Tutorial Register’) of PhD students, whether currently-registered or recently-completed, who would be interested in applying for the opportunity to tutor in any of the ‘core’ LLB subjects at the various University of London Colleges.

LLB degrees in the University of London colleges

Most undergraduate law degrees in the UK are designed to focus on the study of law as an intellectual discipline; they also include the foundations of legal knowledge which enable students to satisfy the Bar Council and Law Society professional requirements to be able to practice as a lawyer. The seven ‘core’ LLB subjects in these ‘qualifying law degrees’ are:

  • Contract Law;
  • Criminal Law;
  • Tort Law;
  • Public Law / Administrative Law;
  • Property I (Land Law);
  • Property II (Equity and Trusts);
  • European Union Law.

In addition to the ‘qualifying law degree’ subjects, many law schools also require all LLB students to study:

  • Introduction to Law and the Legal System (or equivalent);
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (in some Colleges).

Availability of PhD students to teach

Law schools therefore frequently have need for tutors to teach on the ‘qualifying law degree’ or ‘core’ subjects. In accordance with University guidelines, PhD students are not permitted to take on paid employment in excess of the hours stipulated by the relevant College. Therefore, you will need to obtain the permission of your supervisor/s, and of the Director of Graduate Degrees (or equivalent), to register your interest in providing teaching.

Tutorial register form

If you are interested in a teaching opportunity, please complete your details in the form below, and attach a CV (of 3 pages maximum – including a list of subjects studied in your undergraduate and/or Masters degrees). If your expertise and experience are considered to be suitable for such a position, you will be added to the Tutorial Register, and may be contacted by a course convenor in a London University College, where needs for teaching in that subject arise. There is no guarantee that any PhD student will be offered a teaching position; the decision to appoint a PhD student to teach on a course is made by the course convenor, not by IALS.


Page last updated: 17th February 2021