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The Institute welcomes visiting legal researchers from any university worldwide. To apply for membership you just need to complete and submit one of our application forms and supply proof of your current academic status and registration. (IALS and the School of Advanced Study's own students, staff and fellows can apply for a SAScard).
Members of academic staff of any university are admitted for the current academic year.
Postgraduate research students of any university are admitted for the current academic year:
Non-University researchers with legal training are admitted on payment of a fee.
Postgraduate taught-course students, except those registered at the University of London, are not admitted.
Undergraduates are not normally admitted.
Limited temporary admission is permitted for University of London undergraduates on recommendation by letter from their tutor or law librarian. The letter should state that the student needs access to consult specialist materials in a particular area of foreign or international law that are not available at their college library. It is not necessary to list the specific items to be consulted. IALS reserves the right to re-direct the student to another, more appropriate library for their needs.
Students taking professional / vocational examinations are not admitted.
The Institute of Advanced legal Studies is located at:
17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR.
The main switchboard is 020 7862 5800.
The nearest tube is Russell Square.