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King's College London School of Law Records

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KFL/FS, KFL/F, 1992/KFL, 1995/KFL/FPA, 1995/KFL
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London School of Law Records
Date(s): 1964-1993
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College London Archives
Extent: 19 boxes
Name of creator(s): King's College London Faculty/School of Law


Administrative/Biographical history:

Law has been taught at King's since it opened formerly in 1831, and originally came under the Senior Department and then the Department of General Literature and Science. Under the Faculty of Arts from 1893, it was known as the Division of Laws and Economics. The Faculty of Laws was founded in association with the London School of Economics in 1909, and became known as the School of Law in 1991. It is a single department school, but is comprised of various research centres and groups, including the British Institute of Human Rights, set up in 1971, the Centre of European Law, founded in 1974, the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, created in 1978, and the Centre of British Constitutional Law and History, established in 1988.


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection of the King's College London School of Law comprises correspondence, minutes and papers, 1964-1993; notably including correspondence relating to Defence Legal Studies at King's, 1966; correspondence relating to prizes, sponsorships and scholarships, 1966-1992; correspondence, minutes and papers relating to regulations, course content and schedules and the staff-student liaison committee, 1968-1985; general correspondence and accounts of The Human Rights Trust, 1968-1985; papers concerning the teaching of human rights in schools and especially Council of Europe recommendations on the subject, 1970-1986; correspondence concerning the Chair and Centre for European Law, 1972-1976; papers, proceedings and seminar materials on the rights of prisoners and the protection of religious liberty, 1975-1987; correspondence relating to European Economic Community grants directed towards the teaching of human rights, 1977-1981; academic staff files, 1964-1993.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Mostly boxed in order of accession.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative records are generally closed for 30 years except for published material and some committee and other minutes. Student and staff records are subject to an 80 year closure period after the date of leaving, but may be consulted by Departmental and other College staff with permission from the head of Department.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

A brief hand-list is available in hard copy in the College Archives reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

British Institute of Human Rights, 1991, or otherwise the School of Law.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Law Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KFL/FP, KFL/FP(W), KFL/FPPG, KFLLS/FP, KFLE/FPPG, KFLE/FPPG, KFLCP/FP); Centre of Medical Law and Ethics Records (Ref: KCLCA 1996/KFLE, 1998/KFLE), and Student Records (Ref: KCLCA KFLE/FPPG, KFLE/FP); King's Secretarial series (Ref: KAS/AC2); papers of Professor John James Park (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 76); papers of Anthony Dowdall Hughes (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 28); papers of Professor Ronald Harry Graveson (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 39); papers of Professor Ernst Joseph Cohn (Ref: KCLCA K/PP 60).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Source: King's College Calendars. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
March 2001

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