A national socio-legal training day on legal biography was organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the British Library and the Socio-Legal Studies Association and held at IALS in May 2013. The national socio-legal training day proved to be very popular and successful with much discussion between the speakers and the attendees throughout the programme.
Journal of Law and Society Special Issue on Legal Life-Writing
Journal of Law and Society Special Issue on Legal Life-Writing developed from papers presented at the joint BL/IALS/SLSA socio-legal training day on Legal Biography is online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jols.2015.42.issue-1/issuetoc
Access IALS Library copy at http://catalogue.libraries.london.ac.uk/record=b2134777~S6(Remote access is available via current IALS Library card for IALS staff, fellows and students, UofL postgraduate students , IALS Lib academic members on Wiley Online Library)
Guest editorial published in Legal Information Management - David Gee (Deputy Librarian, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)
We are pleased that the joint IALS, British Library, Socio-Legal Studies Association national training day continues to contribute to the debate in academic circles on the apparent renaissance in legal biography research.
It is hoped that these special issue articles will help us to understand more the varied methodological concerns and problems of legal biography researchers, as well as helping to highlight the many research libraries and specialist archives which can provide expert assistance with legal biography research.
Extracts from the Programme
- Whatever happened to Miss Bebb?: Filling in the gaps in women’s legal biography - Professor Rosemary Auchmuty (School of Law, University of Reading)
- Visual Jurisprudence: What can art tell law about itself? - Professor Linda Mulcahy (London School of Economics)
- The Oriental Jennings: An Archival Investigation of the Neglected Constitutional Legacy of Sir Ivor Jennings in South Asia - Dr Mara Malagodi (London School of Economics)
- Whose biography? The challenge of researching the judicial image - Professor Leslie J.Moran (School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London)
- The Good, the Bad and the Worthy: Alternative Visions of Legal Biography - Professor David Sugarman (Director of Centre for Law and Society - Emeritus, Lancaster University)
- IALS Sources for legal biography - Elizabeth Dawson (Archivist, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies)
- Legal biography, oral history and the Cambridge Eminent Scholars Archive - Lesley Dingle (Foreign and International Law Librarian, Squire Law Library, Cambridge)
- Biographical Research and Institutional Archives: the Case of the Inns of Court - Guy Holborn (Librarian, Lincoln's Inn Library)
- An introduction to sources at the India Office Records and SOAS - Susannah Rayner (SOAS) and Antonia Moon (British Library).
- The Legal Biography Project at the LSE - Dr Kristen Rundle (London School of Economics).
- Legal Biography at the British Library - Jon Sims (The British Library)