The exam season is fast approaching, so to help you prepare, Learning Success in conjunction with City Students' Union are offering the following study skills workshops:
The sessions are free and open to all City students, so you can choose the sessions that best address your needs. There's no need to book; just come along.
See the full timetable
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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This event reflects upon the state of law and methodology in our efforts to frame, reframe and conceptualise iterations of law and its links to political economy and vice versa. Scholars from political economy and international law, reflect upon methodology and globalisation and its place. Three authors of the recent edited volume Research Handbook on Political Economy & Law edited by John Haskell (Edward Elgar, 2016) discuss their chapters on method and practice, including the book editor, John Haskell, followed by a discussion by Poul Kjaer on methodological approaches.
Speaker: Dr John Haskell, Manchester
University Law School
Speaker: Dr Grietje Baars, City, University of London
Discussant: Professor Poul Kjaer, Copenhagen Business School
Speaker: Dr Antonio Andreoni, SOAS
PhD Masterclasses at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies provide an opportunity for current PhD students to discuss research with colleagues, with expert input from senior academics experienced in PhD research. The discussion is informal and round-table. Although colleagues may not be able to give expert advice on the specific subject matter of your PhD, they may be able to give advice on research generally.
Disclaimer: The Masterclasses should not be seen as an alternative to the advice and instruction received from your Supervisors, but should rather complement them.
This session is free but you need to book in advance.
Run by Generation Success, this event features leading legal professionals who will be sharing their career stories with attendees.
Register via Eventbrite.
With Aeyal Gross (Tel-Aviv University, SOAS, University of London)
Chair: Catriona Drew
As Israel's control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory nears its fiftieth anniversary, The Writing on the Wall offers a critical perspective on the international law of occupation. Advocating a normative and functional approach to occupation, it analyzes the application of humanitarian and human rights law, pointing to the risk of using the law of occupation in its current version to legitimize new variations of conquest and colonialism.All Welcome!
Location: SOAS, Khalili Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Professor David Ormerod QC, Law Commissioner
Organised in collaboration with the Statute Law Society
The launch of the book Landmark Cases in Public Law is a timely consideration of the major decisions in the field. In it leading practitioners and academics present the landmark cases in their context often presenting new insights which will help inform understanding of our public law.
The evening will be chaired by the book editors: Professor Satvinder Juss, King's College London & Professor Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex
The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London,
SW1.17 and SW1.18 Somerset House East Wing,
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
Register to attend.
More info and booking via the IALS events pages. This event is free to attend.
A symposium exploring compassion in relation to immigration and asylum law - through presentations and discussion, including speakers from academia, practice, and the judiciary, plus the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.
See the IALS Events page for full details of speakers and to book.
Fees: £20 for students and £59 for everyone else.
This event launches Christine Chinkin and Mary Kaldor's new book International Law and New Wars, which examines how international law fails to address the contemporary experience of what are known as 'new wars' - instances of armed conflict and violence in places such as Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. International law, largely constructed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, rests to a great extent on the outmoded concept of war drawn from European experience - inter-state clashes involving battles between regular and identifiable armed forces. The book shows how different approaches are associated with different interpretations of international law, and, in some cases, this has dangerously weakened the legal restraints on war established after 1945. It puts forward a practical case for what it defines as second generation human security and the implications this carries for international law.
Location: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Elaine Fahey, in a book talk, outlines two recent book publications, reflecting upon the global dimension to EU law and its global reach (The Global Reach of EU Law (Routledge, 2016) and Framing the Subjects and Objects of EU Law (co-edited with S. Bardutzky, Edward Elgar, 2017).
A global rule of 'cyberlaw' has become topical recently based on events in the world news. Yet what kind of role for law and norms can we imagine if we do not fully understand the place of law lagging behind science constantly? This event discusses Prof. Hildebrandt's seminal Modern Law Review article, attempting to integrate from an interdisciplinary perspective, the challenge of law, information and data
Speaker: Professor Mireille Hildebrandt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Radboud University Nijmegen
Discussant: Professor Andrew Murray, London School of Economics
Discussant: Dr Daithi Mac Sithigh, Newcastle Law School
Chair: Dr David Mangan, City, University of London
Chairs: David Mangan, City Law School, and Lorna Gillies, University of Strathclyde
Ian Walden, Queen Mary, University of London
Daithí Mac Síthigh, University of Newcastle
Edina Harbinja, University of Hertfordshire and University of Strathclyde
Lorna Woods, University of Essex
Social media enables instant access to individual self-expression and the sharing of information. Social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide? The Legal Challenges of Social Media (edited by David Mangan and Lorna E Gillies, Edward Elgar, 2017) engages with the legal implications of social media from public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law, in various legal sub-disciplines and with varying success, has endeavoured to adapt existing tools to social media.
Social media offers a platform for individual self-expression and the sharing of information. However, social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide? The Legal Challenges of Social Media engages with the legal implications of social media from both public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law has endeavoured to adapt the existing tools to social media.
Free to register but please book in advance
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.