The Institute has research strengths in the broad field of gender, sexuality and law. This includes such diverse fields as feminist jurisprudence, gender and the legal professions, legal history, lesbian and gay law form, and the gendered dynamics of artificial intelligence. Academic staff and Research Fellows can offer supervision across a wide range of topics in this area. 

In 2019, the IALS hosted the ‘Women’s Legal Landmarks’ series, which celebrates the history of women and law in the UK and Ireland. Also in 2019, the Institute hosted an event to celebrate the republication of ‘Women and the Law’ by Susan Atkins CB and Brenda Hoggett (now Baroness Hale).

A Celebration of the republication of 'Women and the Law'