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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In the Brexit referendum of 23 June 2016, England and Wales voted to leave the EU, while Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain. Following that, there has been a debate about how it would be possible to achieve the continuing EU presence of the UK constituent nations that do not want to be taken out against their will. This paper explores two pathways for Scotland and Northern Ireland to remain in the EU.
Speaker: Dr Nikos Skoutaris, University of East Anglia
The issue of housing has never been more politicised in Britain than it is today. Policy-makers, journalists, academics and government officials openly speak about the ongoing 'Housing Crisis' - while the aspiration of home ownership for the 'millennial' generation seems increasingly out of reach.
The City Law School in collaboration with Planning Futures are delighted to present Can Law Solve the Housing Crisis, which event examines the role of the law in facilitating a more forward-thinking housing policy, with an expert panel exploring the potential for compulsory purchase orders within a progressive house-building policy.
Chair: Ruth Cadbury (Labour MP for Brentford and Isleworth)
· Simon Ricketts (Partner at King and Wood Mallesons)
· Greg Dickson (Assistant Director, Turley)
· Mike Kiely (Chair of the Planning Officers Society)The seminar will be followed with a wine reception
IALS Law Reform Project Workshop.
Full details available on IALS website
The City Law School, in conjunction with The ADR Forum of the Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice present Professor Susan Blake's inaugural lecture, "The contractual basis for Alternative Dispute Resolution: a platform for party autonomy or the privatisation of justice?"
The use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is growing rapidly. Based on the principles of contract law, options such as arbitration and mediation allow parties to control the process through which a civil dispute is resolved in a flexible way. Party autonomy is highly valued, not only in relation to resolving commercial disputes, but across a range of legal areas. In the modern world there may be attractions in shifting from an adversarial system towards one that gives more control to those who are involved in disputes, and contractual principles provide a sound basis for this.
However, problems with the shift towards ADR have been identified by a range of commentators, for example as regards the need to protect the public development of precedent in the common law system. This lecture raises further questions about the interface between litigation and ADR - how can we best balance party autonomy and the development of an effective framework of legal rights as we move towards a world where legal disputes may increasingly be resolved online, while higher value disputes may be settled by private agreement?
Time: 18:00 for 18:30 lecture start
Venue: City Law School, Atkin Building, Grays Inn Place
Register to attend
This clinic is for those on the part-time BPTC.
Location: 24 Princeton Street
Landmark Chambers - Open evening
Landmark Chambers are holding an open evening, which will begin at 6pm, to allow prospective pupillage candidates to learn more about Chambers, attend brief talks by practitioners in each of Landmark's fields of expertise and gain some insight into pupillage at Landmark. They will be reserving 15 spaces per institution and they will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit the Landmark Chamber website for a copy of the programme.
If you would like to reserve a space, please send the following details to email@example.com:
Speaker: The Hon Justice Weinberg, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
Biography: Biography: Following a successful career at the Bar, in October 2004, Dame Linda became the first non-white high court judge in the UK. At the Bar she was a member of, and chaired, a number of different committees, including the Race Relations, Equal Opportunities, Professional Conduct and Professional Standard Committees. In 2003 she became the Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association where she formed an equality and
diversity sub-committee. Whilst on the Bench she was the Senior Liaison Judge for Diversity, Chair of the Magisterial Committee of the Judicial Studies Board and Chair of the International Committee of the Judicial College. Dame Linda is a contributing and consultant editor to a number of legal publications and has been involved in the training of lawyers and judges both in the UK and internationally for over 20 years. She holds 5 honorary doctorates; she is a Fellow of the Judicial College; a member of the Court of Governors at the London School of Economics where she chairs its
Ethics Policy Committee. She is a patron of a number of charities (including two in Sierra Leone and two in South Africa) and she sits on a number of advisory committees. She has been named in the past as one of Britain's most powerful black women and one of the 100 Great Black Britons and she has featured regularly in the Power 100 List of Influential Black Britons. In 2013 Dame Linda stepped down from the Bench to pursue her various interests, including training of judges and lawyers internationally (in particular, in the Caribbean and Africa), and commercial mediation. She also works with the charities she is connected to which includes work on diversity.
Location: Atkin Building, City law School, Gray's Inn Place
Time: 5:30 for 6pm start
Gresham College lecture - free to attend (but on a first-come, first-served basis)...
Speaker: Gresham College Professor of Law and barrister, Professor Jo Delahunty QC.When should intervention take place to safeguard a child? Areas where harm may arise include children at risk of being radicalised; parents promoting terrorism; or planning or being groomed to travel to Syria (with or without their parents). But removal is not a 'risk free' option since it may appear to be victimisation; reinforce a perception of 'them and us'; or radicalise those who were previously uninvolved. Emerging law and practice in this area will be examined.
One of UCL's lunch time lectures - Dr Jeffrey Howard explains how the criminal justice system might be transformed.
Part of the LSE Events programme - featuring:
Prof Gearty will be launching his latest book at the event and asking if there is any place for human rights in post-Brexit Britain.
Panel Event with Barristers from a selection of Chambers and Pupillage Committees.
Drinks and Nibbles to be served.
Starts at 6.15pm and ends at 7.30pm.
Location: Student Common Room, Atkin Building, City Law
Gresham College lectures are free to all - entry is on a first-come, first served basis.
Speaker: Professor Jo Delahunty QC, Barrister specialising in
cases involving families and children.
Gresham College lectures are free but entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Speaker: Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon)Early in 2016, the criminal and civil courts of England and Wales embarked on a modernisation programme aimed at reforming procedures that have survived for centuries. The judges themselves are helping to design the computerised courts of the future. New software will empower litigants to bring and defend cases without the need for lawyers. Judges will be able to decide cases whenever and wherever they choose to open their laptops. But will justice suffer? What if you cannot manage the technology? What if your opponent but not yourself can afford legal advice? Will the courts continue to deliver justice? Might your dispute be decided by a computer? In the first of a series of three annual lectures, the reforms will be monitored as they are planned, tested and launched. Will this project be an IT disaster? Or will it demonstrate that online justice can be just as good as the courts that have served us for hundreds of years. I can't wait for this one!
Part of the LSE Events programnme, featuring a conversation between Philippe Sands (Professor of Law at UCL and international lawyer) and Gerry Simpson (Professor and Chair in International Public Law, LSE).
Prof Sands will discuss his latest book East West Street that explores the creation of world-changing legal concepts following the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich.
Panel discussion featuring Ken Adams, a US-based lawyer, consultant and speaker - author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (3rd ed, 2013 ABA). According to Ken, international authority on the building blocks of contract language, scratch the surface and you'll find dysfunction.
Traditional contract drafting largely relies on casual copying of precedent, buttressed by flimsy conventional wisdom. In England in particular, courts are prone to offering unjustifiable distinctions in contract terminology that English law firms are only too willing to endorse. And using copy-and-paste to create contracts is slow and inefficient. For a summary of Ken's views, see this item in The Lawyer.
The panel will be moderated by Mark Anderson (visiting Prof at UCL), with a panel including The Honourable Mr Justice Flaux, Kate Gibbons (Partner at Clifford Chance) and Kristin McFetridge (Chief Counsel for BT).
Event is free but register to attend!
Speakers will offer an original perspective on the way in which
information and data interact with legal rights and principles
relating to free expression, privacy, data protection, reputation,
copyright, national security, anti-discrimination and open
Speakers include, among many others: Professor Ellen P. Goodman, Rutgers Law School, on freedom of information; Dr Vigjilenca Abazi, Maastricht University, on whistleblowing protection in Europe; Professor Ewan Sutherland, Wits University, on wire-tapping in the regulatory state; Dr David Rolph, University of Sydney, on the liability of search engines in defamation; and Professor Gavin Phillipson, University of Durham, on online privacy cases.
We will be considering topics such as internet intermediary liability, investigatory and surveillance powers, media regulation, freedom of information, defamation and privacy, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and whistleblower protection.
Free event! More info via IALS website
This keynote lecture is to be given by Rosemary Jay, senior consultant attorney at Hunton & Williams and author of Sweet & Maxwell's Data Protection Law & Practice.
Her lecture, 'Heads and shoulders, knees and toes (eyes and ears and mouth and nose…)', will consider the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on use of biometrics.
Biometrics are touted as one of the next big things in the
connected world. Specific reference to biometrics and genetic data
has been included for the first time in the General Data Protection
Regulation. How does this affect existing provisions? Will the
impact of the Regulation be to encourage or to restrict the
development of biometric technology? The lecture will be chaired by
Professor Lorna Woods, a specialist in data protection and
information law at the University of Essex.
Speaker: Justice Mark Weinberg, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL) and the International Legal and Global Affairs Group (ILAG).
Negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union were concluded in August 2014. Eliminating all customs duties on industrial goods and substantially reducing those on agricultural products, the CETA is expected to save almost a billion euros per year for European exporters and generate thousands of jobs. CETA's investment chapter offers an innovative but controversial mechanism of dispute resolution, the Investment Court System, which has been presented as a model for investment treaties in the future. With provisions on government procurement and regulatory cooperation, CETA is poised to contribute to massive economic growth on both sides of the Atlantic. Yet ongoing political unrest including that associated with the UK's departure from the EU, along with widespread popular resistance to globalization jeopardizes the ratification of the treaty in EU member states. CETA's future is uncertain and many of its benefits may not materialize.
Speaker: Christophe Bondy, Partner, Volterra Fietta
Speaker: Dr Elaine Fahey, The City Law School, City, University of London
Speaker: Mark Richardson, Senior Trade Commission, High Commission of Canada
Chair: Professor David Collins, The City Law School, City, University of London
The event will be followed by a wine reception.
This paper will analyse the extent to which it might be legally possible for the UK to cherry pick bits and pieces of the internal market, and in particular whether the free movement of services can be severed from the other internal market freedoms.
Speaker: Professor Eleanor Spaventa, Durham University
Gresham College lecture - free to attend on first-come, first served basis.
Speaker: Bostjan M. Zupancic. Judge at the ECHR.
It is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a career in environmental law to ask any questions they may have about career paths of our wide range of advisers. UKELA are delighted to have representatives from private practice solicitors, barristers, government departments, NGOs and consultancies.
Be sure to reserve your place by email.
i-law is THE database for those interested in maritime and commercial law. At City we subscribe to the Maritime and Insurance & Reinsurance modules.
Prime resources include Lloyds Law Reports and the Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly.
This database requires an individual username and password - ask your library for this.
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.