The following databases are available for use by City Law School students. If you have trouble using a database, please contact the Law Librarian or use the helpdesk.
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.
Get access to The Times from 1785-1985 - search by keyword or by field (date, article title, author, page number etc) to get the full text of any Times article. You can also find cases by going to Advanced Search and checking the Law box.
Access Times Digital Archive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This service from Jordans comprises the journal Family Law, the Family Law Reports and Hershman & MacFarlane on Children.
Connect to database
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.
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 Emily). 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.
The British Library's Electronic Thesis Online Service offers a single point of access for theses produced by UK Higher Education. Some universities offer free open access to download their digital thesis, but others may require a fee from the researcher.
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.
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/
Normal opening hours will continue at the Innovation and Gray's Inn Libraries until Friday 20th December. We will not be open weekend of 21/22 but then 9-5 on 23rd. Opening hours on 24th are still to be confirmed.
We will not open again again until 2nd January. However
Northampton Square Library will be open between 9-5 on Fri 27th,
Monday 30th and Tues 31st December. 24/7 opening at Northampton
Square runs from Monday 6th -Friday 24th Jan 2014.
*Note that 3 day loan books taken out from Friday 13th Dec will not be due back until the start of January.
We've just taken on 1000's of ebooks on a trial basis - basically if you use them...we will buy them!
Many of these are available on the library website but some are not. Taylor & Francis and Routledge books need to be accessed via their own website - just login and browse content by Law. You can then look at books via subject area (e.g. Contract Law & Tort, Islamic Law etc).
If you need help, there's a helpful guide available.
The Library has negotiated with the FT for you to be able to access current content from the Financial Times online.Register for an FT com account, logging on with your IT username and password, then fill in the registration form. You will be expected to use your City University London email address to register. Archive content is available via the Nexis or Factiva databases at City.
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.
Open to students anywhere in the world; the Legal Ethics Forum have invited submissions of up to 1250 words before the deadline of January 5th 2014.
Topic of the blogpost is entirely open to individual choice however entries will be judged on timeliness of the issue, originality, clarity of expression, usefulness to practising lawyers and consideration of opposing positions.
Check out the website for full details, including examples of eligible topics and model posts.
Top prize will be at least $500.
Venue: Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, London, EC1N 2HH [ map to venue ]Popular legal eagle Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC will discuss whether Law is a new religion. For him "Law is everywhere providing answers to almost everything. Ever larger numbers of students want to be part of the legal mechanisms that control us, regulate us and take over from politicians when politicians sense their own incapability". What is the nature of this control, is it a good or will it contribute to its own Thermidor moment.
Space is increasingly having a practical impact on our lives.
Issues ranging from the fast-approaching prospect of commercial
space flights, the growing number of telecommunication satellites,
space races between major and emerging powers and the fact that
space may provide the next theatre of conflict - all raise acute
questions relating to the regulation of space and cyber security.
Although international law has been dealing with these issues for
many decades, the time has come for international space law to yet
again feature as a priority on research and policy agendas.
This event will discuss these topical issues from both academic and practical perspectives.
Where: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, 17 Russell Square.
Find out more and sign up online - only £25 for students who are not BIICL members and £15 for members.
The 2013 Sakharov Debate aims to critically examine the state of
LGBT rights in Europe, with a particular focus on the role of the
EU in promoting same-sex equality among EU member-states and in
states outside the EU.
As in previous years, this event is organised jointly by the European Parliament UK Office and the UCL European Institute.
Speakers to be announced shortly, but the event will take place 17.00-18.30.
More information is available online via the European Parliament website.
The Trustees of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) are delighted to announce that the Second Annual BAILII Lecture will be given by Professor Alan Paterson OBE, the 2010 Hamlyn lecturer, on the topic of 'Decision-making in the UK's top court'.
The lecture will coincide with the launch of Professor Paterson's new book entitled Final Judgment: The Last Law Lords and the Supreme Court (Hart Publishing, 2013) which is based on interviews with over 40 Law Lords and Justices of the UK Supreme Court.
Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court will provide a brief introduction to the lecture and launch of the book.
The lecture and launch will take place in the auditorium of Freshfields:
65 Fleet Street
Monday 9 December 2013 at 5:30pm
The Investment Treaty
Forum will hold a meeting. The forum aims to facilitate debate
amongst lawyers, senior business managers, academics, government
officials and other specialist practitioners through public
More information on this event can be found on the BIICL website.
Venue: The Museum of London [ map to venue ]
Esteemed psychologist Professor Glenn D Wilson will ask, what makes a criminal? Are such individuals born that way or are they made that way by society. Are they compelled towards criminality or do they just do it for the buzz.
Not one to shy away from contention, Professor Wilson will
ultimately ask if genetic contributions or brain damage can be
established should criminals be blamed for their actions, and how
should the state deal with such people if reform is impossible.
This lecture is free and will be run on a "first come, first served" basis.
For more information please go the Gresham College website.
Venue: Lecture Theatre Atkin Building [ map to venue ]
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This event is essential for all CLS students (BPTC, GDL, GELLB, LLB). For more information and to register for event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Student Common Room, Atkin Building [ map to venue ]Join top chancery bar professionals from the Chancery Bar Association to find out more about "the technical differences between Traditional Chancery, Commercial Chancery and Property Chancery".
Professor Richard Moorhead is Chair in Law and Professional Ethics at UCL and his inaugural lecture looks at the way the legal profession has found itself under increasing scrutiny and pressure. Prof Moorhead's lecture will highlight some new evidence on the ethical consciousness of commercial lawyers. It will argue that professionalism is precarious - demonstrably so - but also that the blame lies with markets, with the State, and with lawyers themselves.
Where: UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House
Registration online essential
Many electronic law journals, reports and practitioner texts are available to City Law School students online. Almost all of them are only available on subscription, which means you will need a suitable username and password to connect. Contact the Law Librarian for more details.
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