To help you prepare, Learning Success are offering a series of workshops focused on revision and exams next week, covering stress & time management, revision techniques and mind-mapping.
Check out the post on Future Lawyer for full details.
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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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
Two futures are outlined for the professions. Both rest on technology. One is reassuringly familiar. It is a more efficient version of what we have today. The second is transformational - a gradual replacement of professionals by 'increasingly capable systems'. In the long run, in an Internet society, it is claimed, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century.
Speakers: Richard and Daniel Susskind
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
Please join The City Law School for a panel discussion and celebration as one of our senior lecturers, Dr Carmen Draghici, launches her new book The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law. The panel will be chaired by Professor Carl Stychin, Dean of The City Law School.
Panel members include:
Professor Bill Bowring, Professor of Law, Birkbeck School of Law
Professor Alison Diduck, Professor of Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL
Location: Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre
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.
The rule of law. Human Rights. Equality. Free Speech. Privacy. Five ideas patently crucial to modern democracy and yet, increasingly under attack.
Join HRLA Founder & President Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC in conversation with our new Chair, Angela Patrick to discuss his life in the law and his manifesto for human rights lawyers and humanity, 'Five Ideas to Fight For'.When: 6pm Tuesday 11 April 2017, followed by drinks reception hosted by Clifford Chance Where: Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ
To register for this free event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Legal scholars, activists and practitioners seeking to redress the climate of increasingly hostile and explicit racism, and counter the risk of its normalisation, face a number of challenges, including enhanced executive power, heightened government surveillance, the effects of cuts to legal aid, and widespread racial profiling and stigmatisation of Muslims under policies such as Prevent. This interdisciplinary roundtable addresses these urgent issues, raising the question of what strategies lawyers and activists can adopt in mobilising against recent dangerous trends.
For more information please contact email@example.com
Chair: Patricia Tuitt (Birkbeck)
Location: MAL 414, Birkbeck Main Building, Malet
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.