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Come and meet your Student Welfare Office, Su Cassidy, in the CLS Student Common Room. Tea and coffee provided!

LLB GELLB and GDL
Friday 9th November Friday 16th November
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You can also book an appointment with Su: cls.support@city.ac.uk

Law School news posted by Emily on Thu 1 Nov, 2018

Do you have friends/family in need of legal advice?

The City Law School runs 3 clinics which are free for members of the public, where they would offer one-off advice to clients.

  • General Civil Law Day Clinic which runs on Tues and Weds at Princeton Street
  • General Civil Law Evening Clinic which runs on Thursday evenings from 6.30-8.00pm at Princeton Street
  • Specialised Employment Law Clinic which runs on Tuesday evenings from 6.30-8.00pm at Princeton Street

All a member of the public has to do is call 02070400341 to make an appointment.

Evening General Civil Clinics are on the following dates:

  • 8th Nov 2018
  • 29th Nov 2018
  • 10th Jan 2019
  • 24th Jan 2019
  • 14th Mar 2019
  • 11th Apr 2019

The Specialised Employment Law Clinic are on the following dates:

  • 20th Nov 2018
  • 11th Dec 2018
  • 15th Jan 2019
  • 12th Mar 2019
  • 2nd Apr 2019
  • 7th May 2019

The Day Clinics (running on Tues and Wed) are taking appointments now and for the foreseeable future.

Law School news posted by Emily on Wed 17 Oct, 2018

Accessing the FT online

Those of you wanting to improve your commercial awareness will know that the Financial Times is a useful tool for this.

Those of you who already have an account with ft.com will now need to re-register.

If you're new to City and would like to register for an ft.com account, please follow the info provided via the library website.

Law School news posted by Emily on Thu 14 Sep, 2017

Need to use another library to find materials?

Read all about the Sconul Access scheme via the City Library Services website.

Law School news posted by Emily on Mon 4 Sep, 2017
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Upcoming Law Events

Wed 21 November, 2018
EU Foreign Policy, Brexit and Transatlantic Relations

21st November 2018
EU Foreign Policy, Brexit and Transatlantic Relations

Venue: City, University of London C313 Tait Building

Seminar Series: Institute for the Study of European Laws (ISEL)

Speaker: Dr Joris Larik, Leiden University

The European Union, alongside NATO, used to be a steadily expanding feature of Transatlantic cooperation for more than half a century. However, “Brexit” and other developments have rocked the Atlantic space in a way that few observers would have anticipated less than two years ago. Today, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is “in the freezer”, the American President has called NATO “obsolete” and the EU a “foe”, while Brexit negotiations appear stuck in irreconcilable differences. Taking trade and security as salient case studies, the presentation will delve into the rupture in transatlantic treaty relations caused by Brexit and the ways in which the future UK-EU relationship will continue to affect Britain’s post-EU “special relationship” with the US.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Sat 29 September, 2018
Wed 21 November, 2018
Pupillage Open Evening: Landmark Chambers

21st November 2018
Pupillage Open Evening: Landmark Chambers

Event Time: 5pm

Venue: 180 Fleet St, London EC4A 2HG

For City students only. If you are interested in attending either of these evenings, then contact Carolyn Entwistle via your university email, at centwistle@landmarkchambers.co.uk

Event posted by Emily on Tue 9 October, 2018
Thu 22 November, 2018
Celebrating Diwali 2018

22nd November 2018
Celebrating Diwali 2018

Event Time: 18:50 - 21:00

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL

The Law Society in association with the Hindu Lawyers Association, Society of Asian Lawyers and Association of Asian Women Lawyers are celebrating Diwali. Diwali is an important religious festival in the Hindu calendar and in recognition of this, the Law Society is hosting an event which combines its religious significance with the positive impact of Asian lawyers in the profession.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr Ashwani Kumar.  Dr Ashwani Kumar was the Cabinet Minister for Law and Justice in the Government of India from 2012 - 2013. He was designated Senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India (silk) at the age of 34 and was the youngest designated Senior counsel; at 38 he was appointed Additional Solicitor General of India in 1990. He has represented the State governments of Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra before the Supreme Court of India.

Entry is free but you must register to attend.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Sat 11 August, 2018
Thu 22 November, 2018
6KBW College Hill Open Evening

22nd November 2018
6KBW College Hill Open Evening

Event Time: 6pm

Venue: 21 College Hill, London EC4R 2RP

6KBW College Hill welcomes anyone interested in applying for pupillage to join them for drinks in chambers. You will be able to see chambers, meet some members and current pupils and ask any questions you may have about pupillage and life at 6KBW College Hill. Places are limited, so please reserve in advance by emailing pupillage@6kbw.com

Here's what they say:

6KBW College Hill is the leading criminal and public law set. Our members regularly appear in the highest profile criminal cases in the country, and in related areas of public and regulatory law.

We look for the brightest and best pupils, from any background. We guarantee our pupils a minimum income of £40,000: the highest award at the criminal bar. We do not use the Pupillage Portal and our recruitment round for pupillage beginning in 2020 opens on 3rd December 2018. More details can be found on www.6kbw.com

Event posted by Emily on Sat 10 November, 2018
Mon 26 November, 2018
Outer Temple Chambers Pupillage Open Evening

26th November 2018
Outer Temple Chambers Pupillage Open Evening

Event Time: 4.45-7.45pm

Venue: The Outer Temple, 222 Strand, London WC2R 1BA, opposite the Royal Courts of Justice.

The event will allow prospective pupillage candidates to learn more about Outer Temple Chambers, listen to brief talks by practitioners in some of our fields of expertise and gain some insight into pupillage and pupillage selection at OTC.

OTC practitioners have been recognised by Chambers & Partners 2019 in 17 practice areas, and as a set in 9 practice areas: Court of Protection: Health & Welfare; Clinical Negligence; Employment; Financial Services; Health & Safety; Pensions; Personal Injury; Professional Discipline; Travel: International Personal Injury.

They have also been recognised as a leading set in 14 areas in this year’s Legal 500: Banking and Finance (including consumer credit); Business & Regulatory Crime (including global investigations); Clinical Negligence; Consumer; Employment; Financial Services; Health & Safety; Inquests and inquiries; Pensions; Personal Injury including industrial disease and insurance fraud; Professional Discipline and regulatory law; Professional Negligence and Travel.

Eligibility: to be eligible to apply to attend this event you must currently be enrolled in (or have completed) the final year of a law degree, or currently be enrolled in (or have completed) the GDL / BPTC / LLM; if you have sat a BTT in 2018 (or earlier) – or will be in 2019 - you are also eligible to apply. Places at the Open Evening will be allocated on a competitive basis – the application form can be downloaded via the OTC events pages. NB. This event does not form part of the selection process for pupillage.

Application closing date: 10am, 19th November 2018 (early applications are encouraged). We aim to inform applicants whether they have a place no later than 22 November.

Other: Any enquiries about this event should be directed to Mrs Andreea Cojocaru                                                 andreea.cojocaru@outertemple.com

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Wed 7 November, 2018
Mon 26 November, 2018
New Square Chambers Pupillage Open Evening

26th November 2018
New Square Chambers Pupillage Open Evening

Event Time: 6-7:30pm

Venue: New Square Chambers, 12 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3SW

Undergraduates and BPTC students are invited to meet the barristers of New Square Chambers and learn more about life as a pupil.

You'll receive a short presentation from the junior members of Chambers, followed by a drinks reception where you can meet and ask questions of both junior and senior barrristers.

New Square offer a 12 month pupillage which carries an award of £65,000. Closing date for applications is 18 January 2019.

Email: events@newsquarechambers.co.uk to reserve your place, stating your institution and current level of studies.

Event posted by Emily on Tue 20 November, 2018
Tue 27 November, 2018
Excluding Designs (and Shape Marks) - Where is the CJEU going?

27th November 2018
Excluding Designs (and Shape Marks) - Where is the CJEU going?

Event Time: 3pm

Venue: R203, City, University of London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB

Guest Speaker: Professor Uma Suthersanen, Queen Mary University of London

The EU design regime adopted a new “market-based approach”, which protects both functional and aesthetic designs. Nevertheless, it is recognised that certain types of functional designs can give rise to unduly restrictive effects on legitimate competition, within certain product sectors. Accordingly, Art.8(1) Community Design Regulation expressly excludes "features of appearance of a product which are solely dictated by its technical function”; the paramount rationale being the protection of competitive innovation. The past decade has spawned three separate interpretations of the functionality exclusion, the most paradoxical being the linkage drawn between aesthetic considerations and functional presence. A further layer of analysis derives from the functionality exclusion within the Community Trademark Regulation. A final challenge to juridical coherence is the EU Court’s earlier Flos decision widening national copyright law to embrace all sorts of designs, and presumably functional designs. It is submitted that the CJEU's decision in Doceram (2018) is perhaps the right approach - whereby it rejects all three previous interpretations, but weaves one which marries them all. The approach is also logical if one accepts that the functionality exclusions within design, trade mark and copyright laws must be interpreted in pari materia within an increasingly-aligned EU IP law.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Thu 25 October, 2018
Thu 29 November, 2018
Sexual harassment at the Bar

29th November 2018
Sexual harassment at the Bar

Event Time: 7-8pm

Venue: Barnard's Inn Hall, Holborn, London EC1N 2HH [ map to venue (new window) ]

2018 saw a seismic change in the willingness of women to speak out about sexual abuse they had suffered at work and the willingness of others to hear and act on it. This year (2018) saw the creation of a #metoo movement called 'Behind the Gown' created by a group of barristers committed to tackling sexual harassment at the Bar. 

This lecture frankly confronts the anecdotal evidence and suggests ways in which we can learn from it.

Professor Jo Delahunty QC is one of the UK’s leading barristers specialising in legal issues affecting families and children.
She has been appointed Gresham Professor of Law since the summer of 2016.
All of Professor Delahunty's past Gresham lectures can be accessed via the Gresham College website.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Mon 30 July, 2018
Fri 30 November, 2018
Association of Women Barristers Panel Event: Bulling, Discrimination and Harassment

30th November 2018
Association of Women Barristers Panel Event: Bulling, Discrimination and Harassment

Event Time: 18:30-20:30

Venue: Bar Council, 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ

ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT DISCRIMINATION HARASSMENT OR BULLYING AT THE BAR?

DO YOU WANT TO ASSIST IN STOPPING THIS BEHAVIOUR? THEN PLEASE ATTEND OUR EVENT TO DISCUSS AND DEVELOP STRATEGIES

PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWED BY ROUNDTABLE WORKSHOP

TO REGISTER OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT PAIGE MASON

In June 2018, The Bar Council’s ‘Working Lives Survey’ found that bullying is prevalent and on the rise at the Bar. Chair Andrew Walker QC said ‘Over the last 12 months a spotlight has been shone on harassment and abuse of power … The results are a cause for concern and cannot be ignored…’

Event posted by Emily on Wed 17 October, 2018
Fri 30 November, 2018
Two blinks before Brexit: the legislative side

30th November 2018
Two blinks before Brexit: the legislative side

Event Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

The Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies is pleased to announce:

The Sir William Dale Annual Memorial Lecture 2018

Speaker: David Cook, Second Parliamentary Counsel, Office of Parliamentary Counsel

Chair: Dr Constantin Stefanou, Director of the Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies

David Cook is Second Parliamentary Counsel and has been drafting legislation in the Office of Parliamentary Counsel since 1991 when he joined the Office as a solicitor from Freshfields. He has worked on a wide range of legislation over the years including constitutional, housing, criminal justice and competition legislation. He was also seconded for two years to lead the drafting team at the tax law rewrite project. His most recent work has been Brexit related.

Free but advance booking required.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Tue 20 November, 2018
Thu 31 January, 2019
The 30th anniversary of The Children Act 1989: Is it still fit for purpose?

31st January 2019
The 30th anniversary of The Children Act 1989: Is it still fit for purpose?

Event Time: 6-7pm

Venue: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5HN [ map to venue (new window) ]

The Children Act 1989 embodied a change in philosophy by making the child’s welfare the courts ‘paramount’ concern, moving away from the concept of parental rights towards the right of the child. It embraced the idea of shared parental rights and responsibilities and that children are best cared for within their families but not at the expense of suffering avoidable significant harm. 

Has the Act done right by children since 1989? Has it adapted to the challenges of childhood and society?

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

Speaker Professor Jo Delahunty QC is one of the UK’s leading barristers specialising in legal issues affecting families and children.

She has been appointed Gresham Professor of Law since the summer of 2016.

All of Professor Delahunty's past Gresham lectures can be accessed via the Gresham College website.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Mon 30 July, 2018
Thu 21 February, 2019
City Law School Law Alumni Networking Reception

21st February 2019
City Law School Law Alumni Networking Reception

Event Time: 18:00-21:00

Venue: City, University of London

Come along and meet alumni and learn all about their journeys at this networking eveing (with a gamification twist!).

Event posted by Emily on Tue 14 August, 2018
Sat 1 December, 2018
Garden Court Chambers Pupillage Open Day

1st December 2018
Garden Court Chambers Pupillage Open Day

Event Time: 10-12

Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ

Open to BPTC students. No need to book just come along!

Event posted by Emily on Wed 10 October, 2018
Sat 1 December, 2018
TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair

1st December 2018
TARGETjobs Law National Pupillage Fair

Event Time: 10.30-3pm

Venue: Gray's Inn, 8 South Square, WC1R 5ET

Open to students and graduates interested in discovering more about life at the Bar, the UK's largest and most established National Pupillage Fair is the best opportunity for students looking for pupillage to...

  • Meet with and speak to a variety of chambers and course providers
  • Have your questions answered to gain an insight into life at the Bar
  • Listen to a programme of talks covering key topics
  • Pick up your all-important copy of the TARGETjobs Law Pupillages Handbook
  • Gain an exclusive behind the scenes look at Gray's Inn
  • Discover what life as a barrister is really like, make new contacts and get ahead in your law career!

Register in advance to ensure your place.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Wed 10 October, 2018
Mon 3 December, 2018
Matrix Chambers Open Day/Diversity Open Evening

3rd December 2018
Matrix Chambers Open Day/Diversity Open Evening

Event Time: 1-7.30pm

Venue: Griffin Building, Grays Inn, London WC1R 5LN

Matrix holds an open day for those interested in applying to their traineeship programme and specifically to address the questions and needs of those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. The Student Open Day starts around 1pm and lasts approximately 2 hours, and a Diversity Open Evening starts around 4:30pm and lasts approximately 2-3 hours.

Please note that these sessions often fill up quickly and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Candidates who are successful in getting a place will be contacted by email.

Interested? You need to complete a booking slip (download on their website) and return to Zuwaina Nelson.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Sat 10 November, 2018
Tue 4 December, 2018
A Celebration of the republication of 'Women and the Law'

4th December 2018
A Celebration of the republication of 'Women and the Law'

Event Time: 6-7.30pm

Venue: IALS, 17 Russell Square, WC1B 5DR

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is delighted to be republishing 'Women and the Law' by Susan Atkins and Brenda Hoggett (now Brenda Hale) as an open access edition in the IALS Open Book Service for Law.  To mark the occasion Professor Fiona Cownie (University of Keele) will host a conversation with the authors:

  • Dr Susan Atkins CB, and
  • Brenda Hale, (President of The Supreme Court, The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE).

Followed by a panel discussion chaired by Professor Diamond Ashiagbor (University of Kent and IALS) with the speakers discussing the lasting impact of the original work on their own thinking, careers and lives. Speakers will include: Christina Blacklaws (President, The Law Society of England and Wales); Professor Alison Diduck (UCL)' Professor Linda Mulcahy (London School of Economics / University of Oxford); Professor Erika Rackley (University of Kent).

This event is free but advance booking is required.  All welcome.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Tue 2 October, 2018
Thu 6 December, 2018
House of Lords AI Report: Policy Impact, Implementation, and Progress

6th December 2018
House of Lords AI Report: Policy Impact, Implementation, and Progress

Event Time: 5:30-7pm

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Tue 20 November, 2018
Mon 10 December, 2018
Rethinking Human Rights: a southern response to western critics

10th December 2018
Rethinking Human Rights: a southern response to western critics

Event Time: 6.30-8pm

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building , LSE

Muthoni Wanyeki is Regional Director of Open Society’s Africa Regional Office.

Muthoni Wanyeki draws on three decades of human rights activism with Kenyan, African and international organisations to push back
against western critiques of human rights.

Free, open to all on first-come, first-served basis.

 

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Tue 2 October, 2018
Thu 13 December, 2018

13th December 2018

Event Time: 5:30-7pm

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

Book Launch and Expert Panel Discussion: Law, Policy and the Internet

This comprehensive textbook by the editor of Law and the Internet seeks to provide students, practitioners and businesses with an up-to-date and accessible account of the key issues in internet law and policy from a European and UK perspective. The internet has advanced in the last 20 years from an esoteric interest to a vital and unavoidable part of modern work, rest and play. As such, an account of how the internet and its users are regulated is vital for everyone concerned with the modern information society. This book also addresses the fact that internet regulation is not just a matter of law but increasingly intermixed with technology, economics and politics. Policy developments are closely analysed as an intrinsic part of modern governance. Law, Policy and the Internet focuses on two key areas: e-commerce, including the role and responsibilities of online intermediaries such as Google, Facebook and Uber; and privacy, data protection and online crime. In particular there is detailed up-to-date coverage of the crucially important General Data Protection Regulation which came into force in May 2018. 

Panel: 

  • Lilian Edwards, Professor of Law, Innovation and Society, Newcastle Law School 
  • Nora Ni Loideain, Director and Lecturer in Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Information Law and Policy Centre
  • Michael Veale, EPSRC PhD researcher in Responsible Machine Learning, University College London 
  • Chris Marsden, Professor of Internet Law, University of Sussex 

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Tue 20 November, 2018
Mon 7 January, 2019
Introduction to MPhil/PhD Legal Research Methods

7th January 2019
Introduction to MPhil/PhD Legal Research Methods

Event Time: 10-16:30

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR

This course aims to introduce a range of research methodologies that may be relevant to MPhil/PhD research in law and legally related fields. It also aims to improve your doctrinal research methods and/ or socio-legal research and allied skills depending on the parallel sessions that you choose to attend. At the end of the course you should: 

  • be familiar with the main schools of research theory;
  • be able to explain the relative merits and demerits of basic qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for a given legal research project;
  • be familiar with and have an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods (if you have selected these sessions as part of your optional classes);
  • be able to select an appropriate legal research methodology for a given legal research project and be aware of how you would go about using the methodology;
  • be able to use each of the main legal research techniques for a given research project;
  • be able to assess the relative importance of the main legal research techniques for a given research project;
  • have a basic understanding of data analysis issues, whether doctrinal or empirical;
  • be able to present legal research findings more effectively.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily on Sat 29 September, 2018
Fri 11 January, 2019
Pupillage Open Evening: Cornerstone Chambers

11th January 2019
Pupillage Open Evening: Cornerstone Chambers

Venue: 2-3 Gray's Inn Square, WC1R 5JH

For City students only. To apply for your place: https://cornerstonebarristers.com/events/cornerstone-barristers-pupillage-open-evening-2018/

Event posted by Emily on Tue 9 October, 2018
Wed 23 January, 2019
Pupillage Open Evening: Landmark Chambers

23rd January 2019
Pupillage Open Evening: Landmark Chambers

Event Time: 5pm

Venue: 180 Fleet St, London EC4A 2HG

For City students only. If you are interested in attending either of these evenings, then contact Carolyn Entwistle via your university email, at centwistle@landmarkchambers.co.uk

Event posted by Emily on Tue 9 October, 2018

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i-law

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.

Need extra help? Check out the guide and videos.

LexisLibrary

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.

Need extra help? Kristina Voronenko is your LexisNexis Student Associate and can provide online research support to students and staff.
 

Westlaw

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

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/

All databases require a City Law School student account for access. If you have trouble using a database, please email the Law Library or use the helpdesk form.

Electronic Journals, Reports and Texts

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All the e-journals, reports and texts available to City Law School students are collected on our separate E-texts Library where they are freely searchable and sortable according to many different categories and keywords.

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