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/
The Careers Team have launched a new series of informal events -
no agenda, no presentation. Participants will share experiences and
Careers Consultants will be there to help. Sign up quick as spaces
Sessions available as follows:
The Pupillage Committee of the Chambers of Henry Harrod, 5 Stone
Buildings, invites entries for their 2014 Essay Competition
"To what extent is the lack of certainty as to the remedy that will be granted in a successful proprietary estoppel claim problematic in principle and in practice?"
The winner will receive £500 and be invited to undertake a
mini-pupillage in chambers.
Please ensure completed entries are received into chambers no later than 4pm on 30th April 2014, marked "Essay Competition" and addressed to:
5 Stone Buildings
London WC2A 3XT
UCD Law Review is Ireland's leading student-run legal journal. The Review is published on an annual basis and our aim is to feature articles on a variety of legal topics, written by students at all levels as well as practitioners and early career researchers. We hope that the Review will contribute to legal scholarship, and stimulate academic debate.
The Board welcomes contributions on any matter of law/legal history/legal theory. We are particularly interested in articles from our international colleagues. Previous publications have included contributions from authors in Ireland, the U.K., North America, Australia, and New Zealand. A prize of €500 will be awarded to the author of the most outstanding article.
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 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.
Venue: The City Law School, Room 13, Princeton Street [ map to venue ]LPC Law are pleased to be conducting a talk on 11th March 2014 at 6:30pm for BPTC & LPC students.
Venue: Room 104, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU [ map to venue ]Join Professor Michael Crawford as he discusses the eminent 11th century writer on canonical law Ivo of Chartres at an Institute of Historical Research seminar.
Venue: Barnard’s Inn Hall [ map to venue ]Join Dr Adrian Leonard, the highly respected financial historian to find out more about the astonishing history of marine insurance underwriting in London. Reaching back to its genesis in the Lombard Street of the 1400s, Dr Leonard will reveal the underwriting activities of some well-known characters, explain the origins of the Lloyd's market, and shed light on this critical industry's 300 years of world leadership from London.
Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Charles Clore House 17 Russell Square London WC1B 5DR [ map to venue ]Professor Colin Campbell will discuss how transitional justice has historically focused on the state and will look at ways transitional justice can deal with the legacy of violations by non-state armed opposition groups, drawing on examples from South Africa, Northern Ireland and Namibia.
Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Charles Clore House 17 Russell Square London WC1B 5DR [ map to venue ]Daniel Greenberg, in-house Parliamentary Counsel in the Parliamentary Team at Berwin Leighton Paisner BLP will discuss legislation in this exclusive event organised by IALS.
Venue: Room A130, City University London [ map to venue ]The City Law School is delighted to invite you to an event on Scotland's independence and EU Membership. Speakers will include:
Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Charles Clore House 17 Russell Square London WC1B 5DR [ map to venue ]Excellent research training event organised by IALS aimed at developing skills and confidence for supervisors to Legal PhDs.
Training day will cover the following
1) Legal research methods for the law PhD:
2) Supervisory practice:
3) Breakout session to share experiences and best
practice in these areas.
Tickets cost £65 for all day. More payments information here.
This one-day conference will give law students, trainee solicitors and pupil barristers a unique opportunity to explore the role of global human rights standards - from Europe and beyond - in the formation of domestic law, policy and practice.
9.30-5pm at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
£10 or £5 for JUSTICE members.
Find out more about this fantastic event and book online.
Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Room L103, 17 Russell Square, WC1H [ map to venue ]
This is the first of two International Public Seminar's in
collaboration with the Centre for
Refugee Studies at York University, Canada on 'Armed Conflict,
Generalised Violence and Asylum Law'.
For more information on this event and to reigister attendance
please book online at eventbrite.
Venue: Birkbeck College School of Law, Malet Street, WC1E [ map to venue ]
A Sea of Troubles? Problematising Migration
Migration Law Nation 2014 Conference
The Migration and Law Network aim to promote migration law as a subject in United Kingdom universities.
The overall theme of the 2014 conference is the
fluidity of migration law, in the face of its own contradictions,
and multiple contextual, political and legal challenges.
At the conference, the MLN likes to give teachers, researchers and research students the opportunity to present their work, in a supportive environment, within this broad perspective.
For more information on this event (including organising a stream topic or in presenting papers) and to reigster attendance please go to eventbrite.
Venue: Barnard’s Inn Hall [ map to venue ]Join Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC to discuss Burma and North Korea.
Venue: Robert Gordon University, Aberndeen, UK [ map to venue ]The Socio-Legal Studies Association
The call for papers is now open until 27 January
2014. The 2014 conference will follow the popular 'streams
and themes' format as in previous years.
Venue: Cass Business School [ map to venue ]
PIEL UK warmly invite you to their conference on
Corporations' role in the environmental crisis: problem or
This year will have an extremely exciting speaker line up for the event, including a keynote speech from His Excellency Judge Weeramantry, former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice.
PIEL UK is a student run not-for-profit organisation
formed in 2007. Each year, the committee organises a conference to
raise awareness of an important matter of environmental justice,
and to facilitate critical debate on the issue.
PIEL are applying for a grant from the City University London Green Dragon Programme. If they get 200 pledges from students and staff of City University, they will be awarded a £2000 grant to cover conference costs. If you are eligible to pledge and want to find out more go to the Green Dragons website here.
PIEL UK is entirely reliant on donations and grants to run the conference each year so every pledge will help.
To find out more about the conference and to book tickets please go to the PIEL website.
Venue: The Queens Hotel, The Queens City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ [ map to venue ]
The deadline for abstracts of papers to be given and proposals for posters to be presented at the conference has now closed.
Booking for the conference has opened and if you book by 1st February you will be eligible for the early bird rate. To book online please go to the ALT website.
Venue: Barnard’s Inn Hall [ map to venue ]Join popular Gresham Law Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC to discuss Head of State Immunity.
MPhil and PhD law students from across the UK are
warmly invited by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) to
attend a specially tailored day of presentations and networking
How to get a PhD in Law: Preparing yourself for the vivas. Getting yourself known - presenting skills, publishing your work, and networking.
· Professor Avrom Sherr, (Director of IALS)
· Dr Constantin Stefanou, (IALS)
· Richard Hart, (Managing Director, Hart Publishing)
· Dr Jane Winters (Head of Publications and IHR Digital at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London;)
· Steven Whittle, ( IALS Library)
· Lisa Davies (IALS Library)
Topics to covered include:
For more information about the day and to book a place (tickets are £65 for non-IALS students), please go to the IALS website.
Venue: HM Prison Grendon, Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0TL [ map to venue ]A one day event at HMP Grendon on improving human rights in prisons in the UK. Click here to register today for this event (£10 fee as contribution to catering costs), or paste the following link into any browser: http://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=42A one day event at HMP Grendon on improving human rights in prisons in the UK.
The day will consist of three workshops:
Venue: University of Liverpool [ map to venue ]
Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole Listen?
For more information about this conference please go to the University of Liverpool website.
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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