Law Theses

Law Theses: Some Law Theses collections and resources

The Encyclopedia of Law includes evaluative records and links to websites publishing Law Theses online from around the world. The following services provide access to selected Law Theses online:

SLS (Standford) dissertations/theses

Edinburgh Research Archive

DART- Europe E-theses portal

Online access to Theses provided by a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses:


The British Library’s Electronic Theses Online System – aiming to open access to UK Theses in many disciplines including Law. Search across 300,000+ theses for free and order full text. For search form see For project info see:

Hong Kong Theses Online

Collection of Theses from many subjects, including Law, made freely available online by the HKU Scholars Hub – the institutional repository of The University of Hong Kong which aims to make HKU authors and their research visible and discoverable:

Queen Mary Research Online

The Queen Mary Research Online service (QMRO) is an open access institutional repository of research output, containing full content images, text and audio files pertaining to research undertaken at Queen Mary, University of London. QMRO also holds the eThesis collection; in particular the electronic copies of Theses awarded from 2009-, and also digitised theses provided to the College as part of the BL EThOS programme:

CLRT Current Legal Research Topics

This IALS open access database lists subjects of research in progress by students of law in the UK, and is presented for information only. Please note that the research listed is currently underway, and has not yet been completed. Therefore these dissertations are not yet available through libraries or other channels.

IALS Law Theses

From 1945 to 2011 a copy of each law PhD thesis from all colleges of the University of London was deposited at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library. This arrangement has now ceased and in future each college will keep law theses by its own students with the expectation that they will also be available electronically (through Ethos). At present IALS intends to keep all its collection of theses but this might be reconsidered depending on digitisation of past theses which has so far been done only on a very selective basis.

Legal Research in the United Kingdom 1905-1984

This IALS open access database provides a list of legal theses and dissertations successfully completed for postgraduate degrees awarded by universities and polytechnics in the United Kingdom from 1905-1984.

Index to Theses

This subscription database, with access often provided through libraries, offers comprehensive listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland since 1716. Class code b7 is used for Law.

IALS student section of SAS-Space

A collection of theses and dissertations written by IALS research students is available online in the IALS student section of the School of Advanced Study’s E-repository, SAS-Space:






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