The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Promoted in 1895 by LCJ, Lord Russell of Killowen Recommended by Lord Chancellor’s Committee on Legal Education Chaired by Lord Atkin in 1934 Founded in 1946 at 25 and 26 Russell Square Conceived and funded as the National Academic Legal Research Institute Part of the University of London – but serving all universities nationally and internationally
Governance The Management Committee Director and Woolf Professor of Legal Education Professor Avrom Sherr Associate Director and Librarian Jules Winterton Administrative Manager Will Fitzmaurice Senior Lecturer in Legislative Studies Dr Helen Xanthaki Deputy Librarian and Academic Services Manager David Gee Income and Expenditure: Circa £3.3million
PREMISES STAFF LIBRARY STAFF ACADEMIC STAFF STAFF MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE AT JUNE 2010 DIRECTOR Professor Avrom Sherr DIRECTOR Professor Avrom Sherr LIBRARIAN AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Jules Winterton LIBRARIAN AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Jules Winterton ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER Will Fitzmaurice ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER Will Fitzmaurice ACADEMIC PROG. MANAGER Belinda Crothers ACADEMIC PROG. MANAGER Belinda Crothers DIRECTOR’S PA/ ADMIN ASSISTANT Eliza Boudier DIRECTOR’S PA/ ADMIN ASSISTANT Eliza Boudier SALS SECRETARY COURSE and STUDENT ADMIN Sasha Zernova SALS SECRETARY COURSE and STUDENT ADMIN Sasha Zernova FINANCE ASSISTANT Monica Humble FINANCE ASSISTANT Monica Humble CATERING SUPERVISOR Carlos Olivier Cunha CATERING SUPERVISOR Carlos Olivier Cunha PREMISES MANAGER Lawrence Theophile PREMISES MANAGER Lawrence Theophile ACADEMIC STAFF PREMISES STAFF LIBRARY STAFF
Glittering Prizes –The Library: The Halsbury’s Award for the Best Academic Law Library 2009 from Lexis-Nexis –Jules Winterton: Librarian of the Year Award 2010; President International Association of Law Librarians 2004 - –Steven Whittle: Wallace Bream Memorial Award 2010 one of the ‘unsung innovators of UK law librarianship’ – -Avrom Sherr: Chair, Advisory Panel, Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education; Chair, UK Centre for Legal Education
Concordats and collaborations with British Library, Oxford, Cambridge, international partners etc. Civil Service, Judiciary and legal profession Most extensive foreign and international law collections in the UK 278,000+ volumes The Crown Jewels
Online access to resources 12,558,777 hits in 2008/2009 3,291,425 views in 2008/2009 570,922 visitors in 2008/2009 From over 148 countries
Existing Online Resources IALS website Electronic Law Library BAILII – British and Irish Legal Information Institute Digitisation FLARE – Foreign Law Research Group FLAG – Foreign Law Guide FIT – Flare Index to Treaties CLRT - Current Legal Research Topics caLIM - Current awareness for Legal Information Managers Intute: Law and Internet for Law Tutorial
New Online Tools in 2008-2010 Eagle-i Internet resource Portal for law Union list of Foreign Official Gazettes SKiLLS – Sources + Know-How in Legal Literacy Skills
Teaching and Training PhD Programme - 47 Students Masters Programmes – 48 Students: –LLM Advanced Legislative Studies (+DL option) –LLM International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law –MA in Taxation (Law, Administration and Practice) Online resources and research methods – 762 people trained over 47 sessions during 2008/9 Research Methods Training - MPhil/PhD Legislative Drafting Course Jean Monet Course/Module
June 15 2010 (p4) [Corrected] INNOVATIVE MOVE London lecture for trainee judges Swati Deshpande Mumbai: Well before they take to the judge’s chair, over 50 trainee magistrates and district judges in Maharashtra will go through the rigorous mock trial-judgment delivery and a series of lectures. Beginning from Tuesday, the first lecture will be delivered from London via video- conferencing. In what the Maharashtra Judicial Academy and Training Institute, Uttan, claims is a unique venture to train district judges in the country, the Bombay high court has organised a lecture on law, legal language, legal drafting, meaning of words, precision and clarity for newly recruited district judges and judicial magistrates. The lecture will be delivered by Helen Xanthaki, who is Senior Lecturer in Legislative Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the University of London.
Research Peer Review –Evaluation of quality of work of Publicly Funded lawyers in England and Wales –Developed in IALS, new S.I., run by IALS to impact the quality of service received by clients – £1,200,000 funding to date, work ongoing. eMCOD –Design and evaluation of tool to measure access to justice, using Online Dispute Resolution –International collaboration
The European Criminal Record –Proposed by IALS faculty in an EU funded study in 2001 –Established in 2008 following a Framework Decision by the Council of the EU. Research
Report on the Future of OLAF –The IALS was chosen by the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee to produce it’s major Report on the future of the EU’s Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).