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Applications open…Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Law & Director: Information Law and Policy Centre

As readers of this blog might already be aware our first Director, Dr Judith Townend, has moved on to a new post at the University of Sussex. This means the Information Law and Policy Centre is now looking for a new Director…

“The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the School of Advanced Study is now seeking a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Law and Director: Information Law and Policy Centre.

“The role will be responsible for developing the research promotion and facilitation, teaching/training and public engagement for the Information Law & Policy Centre.

“This position is offered at 3 years in the first instance with the possibility of permanent extension after this period.”

For more information and details of how to apply visit the University of London’s vacancy page.

The close date for this role is at midnight on Sunday, 23 October 2016. 

Arts and Humanities Research Council (LAHP) studentships at the School of Advanced Study

A number of AHRC-funded studentships are available for postgraduate research students in Law at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Please see the IALS website, and consult with the SAS Registry (SAS.Registry@sas.ac.uk) about the opportunities for research study before making your application, either for a place to study or for a studentship.

Before applying for an studentship, applicants wishing to study in the School of Advanced Study should make an application for a place to study here; and we recommend that students wishing to apply for a LAHP studentship should apply for their place before 15 January 2016. The LAHP studentship application deadline is then midnight (GMT) on 29 January 2016.

For full details of how to apply for a LAHP studentship, including eligibility requirements, see http://www.lahp.ac.uk/apply-for-a-studentship/. The LAHP application form will be available via the online portal on 1 December 2015. Further information is available on the AHRC website, or from info@lahp.ac.uk.

The School is part of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), which has up to 80 multi-institutional studentships per year available for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines across King’s College London, School of Advanced Study or University College London. Awards commence October 2016 and cover tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant (stipend), for three years.


Information about research opportunities at the Information Law and Policy Centre can be found here.

Visiting fellowships at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Visiting fellowship scheme is open for applications, for the academic year 2016/17.  We welcome applicants in the field of information/communication law and policy. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2016. Further information at this link, or below.

For information about the visiting fellowship scheme please contact Eliza Boudier at eliza.boudier@sas.ac.uk. For information about information law and policy research at the IALS, please contact Judith Townend at judith.townend@sas.ac.uk.

About the scheme

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies has over the years welcomed many established scholars, mostly from overseas, to work in its well stocked library. It aims to offer, without charge and without formality, the basic essentials of library research: access to an extensive comparative legal research collection and a private desk at which to read and study together with IALS support services.

Since 1990, the Institute has offered each year a number of Visiting Fellowships. These Fellowships are intended to create close working relationships with scholars from other institutions, from overseas or in the United Kingdom, who are undertaking work within fields covered by or adjacent to its own research programmes, and who would like to base themselves for a period at the Institute. The Fellowships are designed for those already established in their own fields of activity; they are not intended for the support of postgraduate degree work.

The Institute’s Visiting Fellowships are non-stipendiary but the holders will enjoy a variety of benefits in kind which will facilitate their work, along with close association with the relevant research and training activity being pursued at the Institute:

The benefits are as follows:

  • private office or carrel space within the Institute Library
  • borrowing rights in the Library
  • enjoyment (within pre-determined reasonable limits) of free telephone, fax, mail and photocopying facilities at the Institute, and of Library computing facilities
  • publication in Working Paper form of research undertaken while at the Institute
  • associate membership of the University of London Union, permitting full use of its sports and social facilities

The Institute and the Fellows will have a common expectation that the Fellows will play a part in the intellectual life of the Institute and will make such specific or general contributions in a particular area of research as may be agreed with the Director at the time of selection.

Visiting Fellows will be expected to stay for a period of at least three months, and up to a year if they wish. Applicants from non-EU countries may need to make a Tier 5 visa application. Visiting fellows needing to make a Tier 5 visa application will be assigned a Tier 5 Certificate of Sponsorship by the University of London. More information on this process is available from Eliza Boudier (eliza.boudier@sas.ac.uk).

These Fellowships are designed for persons already established in their own areas of activity who are undertaking work within fields covered by or adjacent to the Institute’s own research programmes which are currently in the following areas:

  • legal practice and the legal profession
  • legal education (including legal skills)
  • comparative law
  • legislative studies and legislative drafting
  • European law
  • company and commercial law
  • access to legal information (law reporting, legislative drafting, legal databases, legal bibliography, management of legal information services)
  • Information/data law and policy

While these topics are preferred because work is already going on, the Institute is ready to receive other proposals from persons wishing to be considered as Fellows. Any such proposals should indicate the interest for the Institute of work in the proposed field.

These Fellowships are not confined to academic lawyers, but are equally open to scholars of other disciplines working in the relevant fields, and to practising lawyers or judges with scholarly projects to pursue.

Application details

Applications are accepted annually by 31st January. The application form should be sent to Eliza Boudier at eliza.boudier@sas.ac.uk.

Applications are reviewed by the Institute’s Research Committee, which meets annually in March. Applicants will be informed shortly afterwards as to whether their applications has been successful.

Interdisciplinary fellowships

In addition to the Institute’s own schemes, additional Visiting Fellowships are also offered by the School of Advanced Study, of which the Institute is a member. These Fellowships are intended for scholars wishing to undertake inter-disciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences, especially across the fields of study of the School’s member institutes: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Institute of Classical Studies, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Institute of English Studies, Institute of Historical Research, Institute of Latin American Studies, Institute of Modern Languages Research, Institute of Philosophy, and the Warburg Institute.

Further particulars of these Fellowships can be found on the School’s web site at:
http://www.sas.ac.uk/support-research/fellowships/visiting-fellowships.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (LAHP) studentships at the School of Advanced Study

A number of AHRC-funded studentships are available for postgraduate research students in Law at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Please see the IALS Website, and consult with Christian Otta (christian.otta@sas.ac.uk) about the opportunities for research study before making your application, either for a place to study or for a studentship.

Before applying for an studentship, applicants wishing to study in the School of Advanced Study should make an application for a place to study here; and we recommend that students wishing to apply for a LAHP studentship should apply for their place before 15 January 2016. The LAHP studentship application deadline is then midnight (GMT) on 29 January 2016.

For full details of how to apply for a LAHP studentship, including eligibility requirements, see http://www.lahp.ac.uk/apply-for-a-studentship/. The LAHP application form will be available via the online portal on 1 December 2015. Further information is available on the AHRC website, or from info@lahp.ac.uk.

The School is part of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP), which has up to 80 multi-institutional studentships per year available for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines across King’s College London, School of Advanced Study or University College London. Awards commence October 2016 and cover tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant (stipend), for three years.

 

 

Upcoming event, 10 June 2015: Digital Humanities Panel at the SAS Open Day

Here’s the programme for the Digital Humanities Panel, part of the School of Advanced Study Humanities Open Day on 10th June, which includes a presentation by the Centre on law and information and data. The open day will showcase the School’s resources and share information about postgraduate courses, research training, libraries, archives and digital tools – aimed at undergraduates as well as postgraduate and early career researchers. We hope to see you there – and please drop by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies’ stand at the event! Booking details here.

4 – 4:05: Welcome and Introduction to Digital Humanities Panel 

Lorna Hughes, Chair in Digital Humanities for SAS (via pre-recorded video)

4:05 – 4:15: Introduction of Panel Members and Themes

Panel chair: Matt Phillpott, Manager of SAS-Space, SAS Open Journals, and the PORT training suite

4:15 – 4:20     Information and Data: A Legal Perspective

Judith Townend, Director, Centre for Law and Information Policy, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

4:20 – 4:25     Digitally Mapping Historical and Archaeological Evidence

Matthew Davies, Professor of Urban History, and Director of the Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research

4:25-4:30: Increasing Access through Digital Methods

Henry Irving, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ministry of Information Project, Institute of English Studies

4:30 – 4:50: Questions and Answers

Moderated by Matt Phillpott

4:50 – 5: Concluding summary

Matt Phillpott