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King's College London School of Law Student Records

Identity Statement

Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College London School of Law Student Records
Date(s): 1953-1997
Level of description: Series level descriptions of King's College London Archives
Extent: 333 archive boxes.
Name of creator(s): King's College London Faculty of Laws/School of Law


Administrative/Biographical history:

Law has been taught at King's College London since it formally opened 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 1989. It is a single department school, but is comprised of various research centres and groups, including the Centre of European Law and the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, whose student records are included in this section.


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College London undergraduate LLB student files, 1953-1997 (Ref: KFL/FP), Diploma in Legal Studies files, 1994-1997 (Ref: KFLLS/FP), undergraduate withdrawals, 1996-1997 (Ref: KFL/FP(W)), postgraduate, LLM, MPhil and PhD student files, 1960-1997 (Ref: KFL/FPPG), Centre of Medical Law and Ethics postgraduate student files, 1985-1996 (Ref: KFLE/FPPG), Centre of European Law postgraduate diploma student files, 1993-1996 (Ref: KFLEu/FPPG), Diploma in Child Protection student files, 1990-1995 (Ref: KFLCP/FP). The early years in the undergraduate and postgraduate file series are incomplete. Information contained in the undergraduate student files typically includes an UCCA form, signed declaration to abide by the rules of the College, statement of eligibility, intermediate examination grades and main subjects, letter of reference, progress report and correspondence. Withdrawals are included in this series up until 1995, after which they are listed separately. Information typically contained in the postgraduate files includes admission slip and enrolment forms, certificates and transcripts from other colleges, application for admission, references, declaration to abide by the rules of the College, changes to schedule for candidates and some correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Undergraduate files from 1953-1986 are arranged chronologically by year of entry, then alphabetically within each year. From this date onwards they are arranged by year of leaving, then alphabetically within each year

Conditions governing access:

Subject to an eighty year closure period from date of leaving, but may be consulted by School Office and other appropriate College staff with permission from the Head of School.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, can be supplied to appropriate School Office staff. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Detailed lists of student files are available in the King's College London Archives Reading Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

School of Law

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Entrance Papers (Ref: KCLCA KA/E); Faculty/School of Law Records (Refs: KCLCA KFL/FS, KFL/F, 1992/KFL, 1995/KFL/FPA, 1995/KFL); Examination Question Papers (Ref: KCLCA K/EX).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: King's College London catalogues. Compiled by Beverley Ager as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
March 2002

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