Socio-legal research - National workshops at IALS

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A series of Socio-legal research training days is organised collaboratively by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), the Socio-Legal Studies Association and the British Library. The one-day events offer insights and shared experience in research methods and sources relevant to particular socio-legal topics, with presentation materials, discussion on best practice and networking opportunities at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Selected recordings from the events and pre-prints of articles developed from the presentations are available below.

Socio-legal studies research training day

Networking at Socio-legal studies research training day

Collaboration on the Socio-legal studies research training day

Comments from delegates

Comments listed below are from former delegates who participated in past socio-legal Training Days at IALS

Socio-Legal Sources and Methods in Family and Social Welfare Law - 18 May 2018

What went well?

  • Wide variety of topics covered, yet still fitted the general social welfare and family theme.
  • Interesting talks – all to time!
  • Well organised.
  • Presentations were excellent. Really liked the insight into how research was prepared, handled, Plan B etc.
  • All of it.
  • All good.
  • I found the training very interesting and important as well.
  • Plenty of time for questions, good opportunities to discuss informally during the lunch break and tea breaks.
  • The library talks were helpful and informative.

Topics for future training days?

  • Would be interested in joint workshop on parenting with sociologists.
  • Children’s rights and family environment.
  • Immigration issues.
  • Researching into particular institutions such as courts / parliament.

Other comments?

  • Really enjoyed today – thank you!
  • Thoroughly interesting day – thank you!
  • Great event!

4 “Excellent” ratings and 4 “Good” ratings and no “Average” or “Poor” ratings

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