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Slavery and the Legal Profession

By Dermot Feenan, Associate Research Fellow (IALS)Introduction The death of George Floyd during an arrest in the US in May 2020 has accelerated international examination of, and reaction against, racism and the continuing legacies of slavery. The toppling of the...

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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey results

The results of the 2019 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) are now available, and we are delighted at the very positive response for IALS.PRES collects feedback from postgraduate research students (PRGs) about their experiences, which allows us insight...

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Post-Legislative Scrutiny in Paris and London

By Franklin De Vrieze, Senior Governance Adviser, Westminster Foundation for Democracy How do the national parliaments of France and the UK assess the impact of the legislation they have adopted? In this article, Franklin De Vrieze compares the role of parliamentary...

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Five Reasons to do your PhD at IALS

In this blog post Dr Colin King answers the question "Why should I do a PhD at IALS?"   1. Expert supervision At IALS, we are able to offer expert supervision in a wide range of research areas. Alongside our core staff, we draw upon expertise from across the UK,...

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