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Archival Sources for Legal Biography at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies


The article outlines archival sources for legal biography held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, focussing on primary sources of information on individuals, including the Law Society and Bar Examination results. It also summarises additional sources which provide biographical information on legal practitioners and scholars eg. the archives of The Society of Legal Scholars and the Council of Legal Education, IALS institutional archives, The Bar Council, The International Law Association and academic membership associations. The article also provides guidance to researchers on using the IALS Archive, and advice on using related external archival sources.

Dawson, Elizabeth (2014) Archival Sources for Legal Biography at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Legal Information Management . ISSN 1472-6696 (In Press)


Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-print of an article which will be published in a special issue of Legal Information Management in 2014. It has been developed by the author (Elizabeth Dawson, Archivist, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies) from a paper she gave at “Legal Biography: a national socio-legal training day” at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on Wednesday 15 May 2013. The workshop was jointly organised by the British Library, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the Socio-Legal Studies Association.
Subjects: Law
Keywords: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Records of Legal Education, law and humanities, lawyers, legal biography, legal education, legal profession, legal scholarship
Divisions: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Collections: Legal Biography
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URI: http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/id/eprint/5116
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