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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

The PhD in Law and research methods

Facilitated via Zoom


9.45-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.45 The PhD in law in the digital world

Dr Peter Coe, Associate Dean of Birmingham Law School and Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and Information Law and Policy Centre, University of London

10.45-11.30 Comparative legal research

Dr Constantin Stefanou, Director of the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies, IALS

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-13.00 Literature reviews

Professor Lisa Webley, University of Birmingham

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Qualitative and quantitative research for PhDs

Professor Lisa Webley, University of Birmingham

15.00-15.30 Coffee break


IALS Library: successful researching using our electronic resources

Laura Griffiths, Academic Services Manager from IALS Library

16.00 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.

Download Programme (pdf)

Two further days will be held on:.

Wednesday, 20 March:

Wednesday, 15 May:


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.