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Archive: Sep 2017

Call for Papers: IALS Student Law Review




The IALS Student Law Review (“the Review”) is an electronic open access peer-reviewed law journal established by the Institute, run by IALS research students and made freely available on the School of Advanced Study’s Open Journals System. The journal is well-placed to build on the Institute’s national role in facilitating legal research – developing its own role in publishing articles from legal researchers across the UK and beyond.

The Review (ISLRev ISSN 2053-7646 Online) publishes articles, developing work or case notes that meet scholarly standards, on all areas of law with a particular focus on the main expertise of IALS.

The unique offering of the Review is that it allows for publication on multi-dimensional legal studies. The Review proactively encourages analytical and comparative papers, interdisciplinary work, as well as examination of legal issues from the historical to the highly topical and divisive.

Contributions must adhere to the Review’s published Submission Guidelines and are welcome from post-graduate students and early career scholars to well-established academics and practitioners.

Submissions can be made through the Review’s online Submission Form or by email to:

Deadline: Tuesday 31 October 2017

The Review also accepts proposals for Special Edition Issues. Please contact the Editorial Board to discuss this further.

More information about the Journal can be found here.

IALS Library: New Ebook Collections


The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library has recently added some great new ebook collections to its offering of eresources:

Oxford Scholarship Online – this collection contains scholarly legal works and is regularly update. You can find it accessible onsite and off. We have also added individual titles, so look out for the ebook symbol.

Cambridge law ebooks – for one year only, we have access to the full range of nearly 2000 Cambridge law ebooks. We will be keeping the most heavily used titles.

Edward Elgar ebook collections for law –we have added three mini collections to our ebook offering, including Public International Law, Corporate & Financial Law and International Economic Law. We have also added individual book records and they should all be fully available off site, so please try them out.

Find out more about our other recent additions.

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library is in its entirety a research collection in law. It is one of the world’s leading comparative research libraries, holding significant material not otherwise available in the United Kingdom. We welcome applications from scholars, legal professionals and researchers worldwide.

Postgraduate researchers (PhD and MPhil students) and academic staff from any university in the UK or around the world are welcome to join the Library and admission is completely free.