Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Legal implications of Brexit - annotated links from Middle Temple

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The team at Middle Temple library have compiled a list of resources which link through to information regarding the UK's referendum and Brexit.
Sources include The Bar Council, Chambers, the Law Society, Law firms, UK Government & Parliament, the EU and a selection of blogs and news sources. 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

New ebook collections from Elgar Online

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We have recently subscribed to two new ebook collections via the Elgar Online platform. These cover Human Rights and Public International Law. They are DRM free (which means that you won't encounter annoying restrictions on how much of the book you can print out or download).

Each book is available via the library catalogue, and so can be found there using an author, title or subject search. It is also possible to browse or search the collections by going to the publisher's web site

Thursday, 9 March 2017

IALS Public Lecture - The Future of Legislation: the impact of technology

I just wanted to give a heads up to the following for those of you who won't be in seminars/lectures when this takes place:

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, is pleased to announce the following public lecture:

Speaker:  Professor Richard Susskind OBE.

Title: The Future of Legislation: the impact of technology.

Date:  20 Mar 2017, 18:00 to 19:00.

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUESTED.  Please book your place via the event website at: 

Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which the IT and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers. He has worked on legal technology for over 30 years and has written many books, including The Future of the Professions, with Daniel Susskind, and advised on numerous government inquiries.

Organised in collaboration with the Statute Law Society.

Monday, 6 March 2017

How to get a PhD in Law - National Research Training Day at IALS

I've been sent this email, and thought that it may be of interest to PhD students:

On Friday 17 March 2017 the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies will be hosting one of its popular “How to get a PhD in Law” training days called Meeting the Key Challenges. This specially tailored day of presentations, library tours and networking opportunities is aimed at students enrolled for an MPhil / PhD in Law from across the UK. Sessions include:

·         The challenges of researching a PhD in law: where to start?
·         The PhD in law in the digital world
·         Handling the supervision relationship
·         Panel discussion.
·         IALS Global Law Library: making the most of our electronic resources
·         Free law e-resources available from IALS including the BAILII gateway

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Humanities Digital Library

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The Humanities Digital Library is still in its early stages, but promises to be a useful source of open access material. Its web site states that:

The Humanities Digital Library is the open access library and catalogue for books published by the School of Advanced Study, University of London. It forms part of the School’s mission to embrace the opportunities of digital content delivery and enable greater access to knowledge. The Humanities Digital Library is managed by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS).

Each book is available as an open access PDF (full text) but can also be purchased in print (hardback and paperback) or as an ebook (EPUB format). Scholarly content made available through the website includes monographs, edited collections and shorter form works.  

The first law book to be made available via the Digital Library is Electronic Signatures in Law by Stephen Mason.

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Hein Online training videos

Hein Online has recently added a number of videos to its YouTube channel.

These include:

  • Navigating the HeinOnline interface
  • Searching in HeinOnline
  • Downloading, Printing and Sharing HeinOnline Content
  • Creating a MyHein account (this allows you to save searches and/or receive alerts when new issues of particular journals are added).

Worth a look whether you're an occasional or regular user.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Two new ejournals

We now have online access to the following two journals:
  • Critical Inquiry 2002 - present
  • Nordic Journal of Human Rights 2014 - present
Both can be accessed in the usual way, from the library web site's home page.