In the second of our series Digital-IALS, Steve Whittle takes a look at OBserving Law, the IALS digital book service.

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There seems no better time for OBserving Law, the IALS Open Book Service for Law, to continue its work for the UK legal research communities in making scholarship and guidance on law freely available to the widest possible audience.

Our popular titles include the inspirational text Women and the Law by Susan Atkins and Brenda Hoggett made freely available again for a new generation

and innovative works such as our latest publication, The Clinical Legal Education Handbook edited by Linden Thomas and Nick Johnson.

In the Handbook, the editors and their contributing specialist authors give guidance and insights to those university law schools that offer their students the chance to participate in clinics providing pro bono legal services to the public as part of the curriculum – helping to some extent to fill the gap in legal aid and advice in their local communities.

OBserving Law is provided by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study working with the University of London Press.

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Steven Whittle  is a publishing consultant at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.  

Selected Publications

Women and the Law

The Clinical Legal Education Handbook

Edited by Linden Thomas and Nick Johnson

Download or purchase a copy 

Women and the Law

Women and the Law

By Susan Atkins and Brenda Hoggett

Download or purchase a copy

Cover of the 5th edition of Electronic Evidence and Electronic Signatures

Electronic Evidence

5th Edition

Edited By Stephen Mason, Daniel Seng

Download or purchase a copy