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The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies welcomes students enrolled for an MPhil / PhD in Law from across the UK to this specially tailored day of presentations, library tours and networking opportunities.

How to get a PhD in Law

Researching, disseminating and publishing

Facilitated via Zoom


9.45-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.45 Handling the supervision relationship

Professor Carl Stychin, IALS Director and Professor Susan Breau, IALS Interim Director Research Students.

10.45-11.30 Legal writing

Professor Lisa Webley, Chair in Legal Education and Research and Head of Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-13.00 Disseminating your legal research

Dr Nóra Ni Loideain, Director and Senior Lecturer in Law, Information Law & Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Getting your research published in journals

Susan Breau, Interim Director of Postgraduate Research, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

14.30-15.00 What books are law publishers looking to publish?

Sinead Moloney, Editorial Director, Hart Publishing, Oxford

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.00 Open Access Publishing
Dr Emma Gallon, University of London Press

16.00-16.30 Tips on keeping up-to-date with your topic after completion 
Katie Radford , Access Librarian, IALS Library 

16.30 Close

Although tailored specifically for PhD in Law students, this training programme does contain some material which repeats and reinforces generic training suitable for all PhD students.

Two further days will be held on:.

Wednesday, 20 March:

Wednesday, 17 April:


Attendees are welcome to book for all three days or individual days. 

Price for this day only: £50 student, £65 non-student
Price for all three days: £150 student, £195 non-student (please note that the first training day on 20th March will be held in-person at the IALS building; the two subsequent training days will held online). 

IALS and SAS students may attend free of charge (please email from you SAS email address) 

Details about how to join the workshop will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.