The schedule of lunchtime study skills workshops from City's Learning Enhancement and Development team are now available.
No need to book, but they are likely to be popular, so get there early...
Find the full listings and put dates in your diary.
Kristina Voronenko is the Lexis Student Associate for this academic year. If you would like a hand getting to grips with the basics, or would like a deeper understanding of the advanced features, get in touch. She can help on a 1-2-1 or small group basis.
The Library has negotiated for you to be able to access current content from the Financial Times online, as well as The Economist.
See the post on Lawbore blog: Need to boost your
commercial awareness? for full access details.
Wifi printing is now available across all sites, enabling students to print from laptop computers, iPads as long as they're connected to City's wi-fi network.
Go here to upload files or documents to be sent to their chosen printers. All networked printers are available from the menu.
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How did the idea of 'human rights' develop in the twentieth century? In this lecture, Mark Bradley explores how changes in US culture and thought from the 1940-70s changed the American idea of what it means to be free, leading to the modern concept of 'universal human rights'.Time: 6:30-8 Location: Wolfson Building, New Academic Building, LSE
The growth of 3D technologies impacts on intellectual
property (IP) law, leading to a number of implications including
copyright, design and licensing issues amongst others. Such
challenges question the enforcement, object and purpose of IP laws
whilst exploring the opportunities presented through this
Building on the Commissioned Research carried out for the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) (2013-2015), the paper will first set out the findings, conclusions and recommendations from this project before moving on to a consideration of the AHRC-funded project titled 'Going for Gold: A Legal and Empirical Case Study into 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Mass Customisation of Ancient and Modern Jewellery' (2015-2017).
In presenting the two funded projects and its findings, the paper will outline the IP issues arising from this emerging technology, whilst questioning the impact of 3D scanning and 3D printing on the future of IP law.
Speaker: Professor Dinusha Mendis (Bournemouth University)
Free to attend but book online first
Joint event with The Media Society andThe Student Publication Association
When was the last time you saw someone share a news story you had doubts about?
Fake news has become one of the leading discussions of 2017 - but just how did we get to place where fantasy was so readily accepted as fact, and more importantly, what do we do to fix it?
Join us for an evening of debate with some of those at the forefront of the fight against it.
Chaired by Jonathan Hewett, Pathway Director, Interactive & Newspaper Journalism
Booking is via The Media Society. All City staff, students and stakeholders may attend this event for free. Enter 'city' in the Promotional Code box on the Book Tickets screen when you register.
The panel will be followed by a networking reception kindly sponsored by Gorkana
The Dickson Poon School of Law's current Honorary Artist, Professor Werner Gephart will be returning to deliver his second lecture related to his exhibition, Some Colours of the Law, exploring the study of law and the social sciences alongside the diversity of the world's legal cultures.
Location: SW1.18, Somerset House East Wing, King's College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS
Free to attend but you need to book
Speaker: Professor Rosemary Hunter (Queen Mary, University of London)
The City Law School is delighted to announce a GDL student-led event to mark International Women's Day.
Professor Hunter will discuss the methods and outcomes of the series of Feminist Judgment Projects, which over the last 10 years have engaged in rewriting judgments from a feminist perspective. She examines the ways these projects have put feminist legal theory into practice across a range of cases, including in less obvious areas such as company law, tax law and environmental law.
This discussion provides a springboard for considering some 'real life' examples of feminist judging, as well as other contexts in which feminist theory may be translated into legal practice.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception at the Great Hall Foyer.
Location AG21, City, University of London
Free to attend but book online
Estella Baker, Professor of European Criminal Law & Justice, De Montfort University
Dr Irene Wieczorek, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge and the Université Libre de Bruxelles
Chair: Professor John Spencer, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Cambridge
In this exciting post Referendum seminar, Professor Estella Baker and other experts review the CJEU's judgments in the criminal law field and wonder what will happen when we have to do this all ourselves…
Organised in collaboration with the European Criminal Law Association (UK)
Free to attend but book in advance!
The event has been inspired by the recent court cases concerning what women wear to work and the rules companies have in place governing what they deem to be professional dress.
The event will be chaired by Lis Howell and the panel will feature:
Angela Jackman from the City Law School who recently had evidence published in the House of Commons Joint Committee report into "High heels and workplace dress codes"
Charlotte Proudman, Barrister and media commentator on women's rights
Dr Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite - Lecturer in twentieth century British History, UCL
Location: Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre
In honour of International Women's Day, female academic staff from the City Law School will be available for cv checking between 12:30-2pm.
Location: Student Common Room, Innovation Centre
The Society of Legal Scholars, The City Law School and the University of Portsmouth present a workshop hosted by the Professional Ethics Forum and Legal Education Forum of City's Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice at City, University of London, Gray's Inn campus. The workshop will take place in room 24, 2-10 Princeton St, London WC1R 4BH.
Professor Paula Baron, La Trobe
Professor Nigel Duncan, City, University of London, UK
Dr Colin James, Australia National University
Caroline Strevens, University of Portsmouth, UK
Dr Clare Wilson, University of Portsmouth, UK
The aim of this workshop is to bring together academics from UK and Australia with research expertise in wellbeing, professional identity and ethics to evaluate and discuss the most recent research findings on wellbeing in both legal academics and law students.
Location: City Law School, Princeton Street
Free to attend but booking required
The Inaugural Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency & Commercial Law Research Group (CI&CL) Conference and Symposium will take place on the premises of City, University of London on 6 April 2017.
It brings together senior and promising junior scholars. The latter will benefit from presenting their work in a friendly but highly specialized environment, and receive feedback from prominent practitioners and scholars in the field of corporate insolvency law.
The event is structured as follow:
The event aims to promote fruitful research collaboration between its participants and to encourage their integration in a community of legal scholars.
Speaker: James Michael, Senior Associate Research Fellow, IALS; Chair, IALS Information Law and Policy Centre
Chair: Sir Geoffrey Bindman
Does, or should, everyone have a right to a reputation, and if so, should that be the reputation that is desired, deserved, or created? If there is a right to a reputation, should it be malleable to the point of infinity, to be extended, amended, or deleted? And is a posthumous reputation the property of the dead, the next of kin, or a larger community? Cases and statutes from various jurisdictions give varying answers, sometimes reflecting national and regional cultural and historical differences, but the contrasts may point the way for international standards.
Book in advance to attend
This seminar will explore the recent Supreme Court decision in the Miller case and use it to assess various aspects of the constitution
Mark is Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge and Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He has published widely across the field of Public Law and is author of the OUP textbook, Public Law, written with Professor Robert Thomas (University of Manchester). Mark is also Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee and has his own, widely read, blog: Public Law for Everyone.
Wine reception to follow.
Location: City, University of London (Northampton Suite A)
Shami Chakrabarti discusses her position as Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales with questions from the audience and online.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
We warmly invite all Law alumnae of the City Law Shool to an interactive panel discussion about Women at the Bar on Wednesday 15th March.
You will be joined by:
This panel discussion will be highly engaging, and focus on practice at the English Bar as well as providing insights about Women at the Bar. Participants will also have the chance to ask questions.
All alumnae are welcome to attend and bring a guest.
Free admission but advance registration is requested for planning purposes.
18:30 - 19:00 Registration
19:00 - 20:00 Panel discussion and Q&A
20:00 - 21:00 Networking and refreshments
The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE (The Supreme
Increasing concerns that victims of domestic violence, who flee the country with their children, are effectively being forced, under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, to return to face their abusers, led to calls for a Protocol to the Convention which would make special provision for such cases. Instead, however, the Hague Conference on Private International Law has established a Working Group with the aim of developing a Guide to Good Practice in relation to article 13(1)(b) of the Convention. This provides an exception to the automatic return of children to their country of habitual residence required by article 12, where there is a grave risk that their return would expose them to physical or psychological harm or otherwise place them in an intolerable situation.
The Working Group has not found this an easy task. It raises so many difficult questions of principle. Should concern for the victims of domestic violence ever override the concern for the welfare of children which the Convention aims to protect? When is a risk of harm to a parent also a risk of harm to a child? How is a court in the receiving country to resolve disputes about who did what to whom? How effective are protective measures in the home country? What can the receiving country do both to assist the home country and to provide protection in the meantime? How does the interface with the 1996 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children work? Is Europe a special case? And what about the human rights of the children and both of their parents? Perhaps above all, is there a risk that, in its anxiety to preserve the integrity of the 1980 Convention, the Working Group will lose sight of the reasons why it was set up?
Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Title: The Future of Legislation: the impact of technology
Speaker: Professor Richard Susskind OBE
Professor Richard Susskind OBE is an author, speaker, and independent adviser to major professional firms and to national governments. His main area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which the IT and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers. He has worked on legal technology for over 30 years and has written many books, including The Future of the Professions, with Daniel Susskind, and advised on numerous government inquiries.
Organised in collaboration with the Statute Law Society
Book in advance
An on-stage interview with Joe Sacco will be conducted by Dr Maks Del Mar and Professor Penny Green. The aim of the new flagship series is to invite scholars and practitioners working in the arts and humanities to discuss the role of law in their work, and to thereby showcase the most cutting edge practice and research in law and the humanities.
Joe Sacco is a world renowned graphic novelist.
Location: Ground floor lecture theatre, ArtsOne Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road E1 4NS
Speaker: Diana Richards, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Discussant: Professor Linda Mulcahy, London School of Economics
Free but book to attend!
Speaker: Dr. Gwen Jordan, Associate Professor and Chair of the Legal Studies Department University of Illinois Springfield; IALS Visiting Fellow 2016-17.
Edith Sampson, a black woman lawyer from the United States, was an international activist in the mid-twentieth century. She used her position within women's NGOs and within US and international government agencies to unite women of colour across the globe. She met with women lawyers in Great Britain, Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South America and helped to build transnational coalitions of women. These women used their collective voice and their social and political capital to influence domestic and foreign policy in a manner that would advance the rights and dignity of women of colour around the world.
Dr. Gwen Jordan is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Legal Studies Department at the University of Illinois Springfield and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the IALS. She is also a part-time staff attorney for the Illinois Innocence Project where she represents individuals who were wrongfully convicted and is spearheading a policy reform initiative. Jordan's scholarship focuses on the history of women lawyers' local, national and international social justice activism. She is currently analyzing issues of race identity and strategies women lawyers of colour developed throughout the twentieth century to overcome legal and political discrimination at the intersection of race and gender.
Book to attend!
The lecture will explain the genesis of formal Family Arbitration in this country, including the pivotal role of City, University of London's Centre for Child and Family Law Reform. It will explain how it was possible to establish an entirely new mode of binding alternative dispute resolution by innovation and consensus and without additional legislation. The jurisprudential basis of binding family arbitration in financial case and in children's disputes will be considered. The practical implications for family arbitration expanding in such a way that it will ease the burden on the courts and in many cases provide a swifter, cheaper, private and more appropriate way of resolving family disputes.
Free to attend but book online
Lexis is an immense database with access to cases, legislation
and journal articles. Practitioner texts are also available,
including Blackstones Criminal Practice, Lester & Pannick:
Human Rights Law and Practice, Paget's Law of Banking, Whish:
Competition Law amongst 149 others.
You can also access really monster Lexis publications - Halsbury's Laws (the legal encyclopedia) and Halsbury's Statutes amongst them.
Law report-wise you can find many key series in LNB: All England Law Reports (All ER), The Law Reports (AC, QB, Ch etc), Times Law Reports (TLR) amongst others.
Access using your IT username and password.
Westlaw is a huge database containing cases, legislation and journal articles. Searching for cases within Westlaw is a joy, particularly thanks to the Case Analysis function. This cool tool almost does your research for you, listing lots of extra stuff about a case; its history, where its been cited subsequently and, best of all, all the journal articles which talk about your case.
Law report series included in Westlaw include the Weekly Law Reports (WLR), The Law Reports (AC, QB, Ch etc), Fleet Street Reports (FSR), Common Market Law Reports (CMLR) and Housing Law Reports amongst others.
The journal collection is admirable; including the Conveyancer (Conv), Criminal Law Review (Crim L.R.), European Law Review (E.L.Rev), Law Quarterly Review (LQR), Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (OJLS) and Public Law (P.L.) as well as loads more...
HeinOnline is an American database which offers access to a huge number of journals. Unlike Lexis or Westlaw it generally offers full coverage of journal titles, ie. from volume 1, issue 1.
It offers a wide selection of American Journals with extensive coverage, eg. Harvard Law Review (1887-), Yale Law Journal (1891-).
Its collection of English journals is growing and key ones to remember are as follows: Cambridge Law Journal (1921-), Industrial Law Journal (1972-1997), International and Comparative Law Quarterly (1952-), Law Quarterly Review (1885-), Legal Studies (1981-)
Access using your IT username and password.
There's a Hein App now too - http://home.heinonline.org/heinonline-app/
The most popular legal subscription databases are accessible using the quick-link buttons. The rest of the databases can be browsed with the databases carousel below.
This service hosts the Family Court Reports, Duckworth's Matrimonial Property & Finance and Hershman and McFarlane: Children Law & Practice.
This excellent service provides online access to recordings from radio and TV - has the whole Radio 4 Law in Action series. Like BBC iPlayer but there's no expiry date for programmes.
Login and then search for City as the institution to enable your personalised login.
Chatham House Online Archive contains the research, publications, speeches and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920.
Ideal for those of you interested in International Law (it
contains the British Yearbook of International Law), the UN or
International Security, War and Conflict.
Massive reference tool - dictionaries, encyclopedias...
The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) now includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688.
Human Rights Studies Online is a research & learning database providing comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide.
It provides primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.
Includes Lloyds Law Reports (Insurance & Reinsurance and Professional Negligence), as well as many key practitioner texts, practice notes and the relevant legislation.
This service from Jordan Publishing includes Gore-Browne on Companies.
This service from Jordans comprises the journal Family Law, the Family Law Reports and Hershman & MacFarlane on Children.
JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. It offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines.
JustCite is a legal search engine and citator service that cross-references case law, legislation and journal articles.
JustCite indexes content from all major online legal publishers and links you to content to which we subscribe.
Developed and maintained by Kluwer in conjunction with theICCA and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Kluwer Arbitration contains expert commentary and a large collection of primary sources, including ICC Cases and Awards. Key books include: Blackaby: Redfern & Hunter, Born: INternational Commercial Arbitration and the Yearbook of Commercial Arbitration. Journals are fab - Arbitration International and the Journal of International Arbitration.
Get access to cases, as well as PI essentials like Kemp & Kemp.
Linex Legal is a commercial current awareness service. It presents material provided by major law firms and government institutions. In addition to its website, it provides a weekly email alerter with links to the latest articles published in subscribers' chosen practice areas. city Law School students should register using their City University email addresses to qualify for free access.
The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) is a comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by a team of over 800 scholars and practitioners, published in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and updated throughout the year.
Keep up to date with cases, legislation and regulatory material affecting the print and broadcast media. Excellent resource for media lawyers, journalists, editors and reporters.
Search news via area of law or reverse chronologically.
Access via a specialist username/password (available on request from the Law Library). Bear in mind only one person can use it at a time.
News-tastic! Includes over 12,000 news sources, newspapers, newsletters, magazines and trade journals including over 450 International publications, with over 250 newswires updated continuously, many within minutes of publication.
This resource brings together decisions on public international law from a range of courts; from international to domestic. As well as the decisions themselves you also get access to detailed commentary and analysis.
There are 5 modules: International Law in Domestic Courts, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, International Investment Claims and International Courts of General Jurisdiction.
This part of the Oxford International Law collection gives access to 70 OUP titles from key authors in International Law - Brownlie, Higgins and Crawford. Contains Simma's Charter of the UN and Oppenheim too. Alerts available to be notified when content changes.
Huge collection of e-books from OUP. Check out the latest list of titles available.