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The IALS Transformation Project

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is embarking on a significant and much-needed refurbishment of its home, Charles Clore House. By supporting the project, you will have a unique opportunity to leave a lasting legacy and position IALS at the forefront of legal scholarship nationally and internationally. Above all, with your help, the Institute can continue its mission to support access to law and promote law’s relevance to society.

Read more about the project.

View a fly-through simulation of the IALS Transformation Project.



Professor Carl Stychin, Director of IALS reflects on the success of the Transformation Project so far, and shares his vision for the future of the Institute.

About IALS

Part of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) has developed a unique position as an international hub of legal scholarship. Over the past 70 years, IALS has brought together academic researchers, students, judges, and legal practitioners from diverse backgrounds, to share in research and the exchange of knowledge.

Institute of Legal Studies building

IALS has been the UK's home of legal research since 1947

About the project

The Institute’s iconic Grade II* listed home, Charles Clore House, has become part of the fabric of London and a recognised meeting place for legal researchers and scholarly legal organisations around the world. In recent years, there has been a tremendous growth in legal scholarship, in the scale and scope of legal studies, in the international mobility and numbers of law students, and in the reach of law itself. These external forces have placed increased demands on the Institute and its home, particularly its Library. With this changing landscape, the Institute is adapting to provide the facilities and environment needed to meet the expectations of a global legal research community in the 21st century.

Find out how the Library has been recently transformed

The Transformation Project will restore and safeguard the building’s original purpose to provide a state-of-the-art home for a leading legal research institute. The transformed building will play an important role in shaping and stimulating innovative thinking and collaborations in legal research, as well as supporting the students and researchers of tomorrow.

Refurbished Charles Clore House - mock-up
The project will transform the IALS building to make it fit for 21st century scholarship

The IALS Transformation Project

The Institute of Advanced of Advanced Legal Studies is undergoing a significant transformation of its home, Charles Clore House.

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