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Have a friend or family member in need of legal advice?

The City Law School is offering free, confidential and independent legal advice sessions on civil law matters to the local community. Students will work with qualified lawyers to provide guidance on issues such as: small claims, personal injury, consumer, employment and landlord/tenant.

Take a look at the full post on Future Lawyer for details on how to book.

Law School news posted by Emily on Fri 20 Oct, 2017

Workshops to help you prepare for your exams

Hi folks,

Happy New Year! We'd like to wish you all the best in 2018.

To help you succeed in your studies, we have teamed up with City's Students' Union to provide the following exam technique sessions during the StudyWell campaign:

  • Thursday 11th January, 12 - 1 pm in ELG12, Northampton Square
  • Wednesday 17th January, 12 - 1 pm in room 2004, Bunhill Row
  • Wednesday 24th January, 12 - 1 pm in room 01, Atkin Building, Grays Inn Place

The sessions cover preparing for exams, choosing questions in exams and how to deal with anxiety.

For full details of all the workshops on offer this term follow this link:

https://www.city.ac.uk/current-students/academic/academic-learning-support/academic-writing-workshops

Best wishes,
The Learning Success team

Law School news posted by Emily on Mon 8 Jan, 2018

Want to moot?

Sign up for the internal mooting competitions! Full information about this opportunity available via the Mooting HQ site on Lawbore or direct links to signup here:

GDL Moot

City Scholars Moot (for LLB/GELLB)

Law School news posted by Emily on Fri 20 Oct, 2017

Need help with Westlaw or Lawtel?

Hello! My name is Manal Samad and I am your Westlaw UK and Lawtel representative on campus. I will be organising clinics and certification courses throughout the academic year. If you have any questions you could either find me at my drop in sessions, held every Tuesday from 15:00 - 16:00 (room to be confirmed), or send me an email at manal.samad@city.ac.uk.

Law School news posted by Emily on Wed 4 Oct, 2017

Lunchtime study skills workshops

Take a look at the huge range of workshops being provided by City's Learning Enhancement & Development (LEaD) Team this term- critical thinking, digital literacy, note-taking, understanding marking criteria, mind mapping, dissertation and essay writing... and MUCH MORE!

Law School news posted by Emily on Sun 1 Oct, 2017

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

Want to get reading before term starts?

Have a look at some recommendations for aspiring lawyers!

Legal Cheek's shortlist

Martin Partington's Top 10

The Guardian selection

Law School news posted by Emily on Mon 4 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
Future Lawyer blog

Current Awareness Headlines

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Upcoming Law Events

Tue 23 January, 2018
Human Rights in Modern Britain

23rd January 2018
Human Rights in Modern Britain

The HRLA are hosting David Isaac after their AGM. David is the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location:Linklaters LLP, 1 Silk St

More info and booking via HRLA Events.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Tue 9 January, 2018
Thu 25 January, 2018
Women's London: a guide to great lives

25th January 2018
Women's London: a guide to great lives

Rachel Kolsky, a prize-winning Blue Badge Guide, runs Go London Tours and specialises in discovering women's history. Rachel talks about the sights, statues, plaques and buildings associated with the women who have left their mark on London's heritage, culture and society.

#LSESuffrage18

Hosted by LSE Library

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

More info via LSE Events

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Mon 8 January, 2018
Wed 31 January, 2018
The Politics of Marriage

31st January 2018
The Politics of Marriage

Clare Chambers is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Cambridge.
Paul Coleridge is founder and Chair of The Marriage Foundation and a retired High Court judge. Peter Tatchell is Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, human rights activist, and author.

Marriage is an odd mix of sex, religion, and politics. Is there value in marriage? Should the state promote it or is marriage fundamentally oppressive? #LSEFEP

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Find out more via LSE Events

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Mon 8 January, 2018
Sat 3 February, 2018
JUSTICE Student Conference 2018

3rd February 2018
JUSTICE Student Conference 2018

Time: 9:30-5pm

Location: International Dispute Resolution Centre

Here's what JUSTICE say:

This one day conference provides a unique opportunity for the next generation of lawyers to come together and explore the opportunities and challenges presented by the digital revolution in our courts and tribunals.

It will give you the opportunity to meet the JUSTICE team and some experts in this field, as well as new practitioners, to discuss the future justice system. We will be running exciting and thought provoking workshops on some of the challenges of digitisation for people navigating the criminal, civil and immigration and asylum court processes.

Find out more and book via the JUSTICE events page.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Wed 3 January, 2018
Mon 5 February, 2018
Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: rejuvenate or retire?

5th February 2018
Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70: rejuvenate or retire?

Francesca Klug is a Visiting Professor at LSE Human Rights and former Director of the Human Rights Futures Project at the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights.

At the beginning of the year in which the UDHR's 70 birthday will be commemorated around the globe, Francesca Klug asks: is the Declaration no longer relevant for our modern world or has its time nally come? #LSEUDHR

Time: 6.30-8pm

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building

Find out more via LSE Events

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Mon 8 January, 2018
Tue 6 February, 2018
100 Years of Votes for Women: an LSE Law Celebration

6th February 2018
100 Years of Votes for Women: an LSE Law Celebration

Shami Chakrabarti is Shadow Attorney General for England & Wales and Visiting Professor at LSE Law. Brenda Hale is President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Nicola Lacey is School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at LSE.

On 6 February 1918, women were by law first given the vote in this country. 100 years on, LSE Law explores this historic, constitutional moment. #LSESuffrage18

Time: 6.30-8pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Find out more via LSE Events

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Mon 8 January, 2018
Wed 7 February, 2018
Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom

7th February 2018
Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom

This lecture examines the relationship of human rights law and movements to their global economic context between the successive eras of national welfare states and of neoliberal globalization.

Speaker: Professor Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University. His areas of interest in legal scholarship include international law, human rights, the law of war, and legal thought, in both historical and current perspective. In intellectual history, he has worked on a diverse range of subjects, especially 20th-century European moral and political theory. He was previously Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law and Professor of History at Harvard. He began his teaching career at Columbia University, where he taught for 13 years in the history department, ending as Bryce Professor of European Legal History.

Moyn has written several books in his fields of European intellectual history and human rights history, including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (Harvard University Press, 2010). More recently, he gave Mellon Distinguished Lectures at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 that appeared as Christian Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). He is a co-editor of the journal Humanity, and is currently finishing a book for Harvard University Press on the relationship between human rights and distributive justice in modern times.

Moyn received a doctorate in modern European history from the University of California-Berkeley in 2000 and a law degree from Harvard University in 2001.

Location: LSE

Time: 18:30-20:00

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Thu 23 November, 2017
Wed 7 February, 2018
Fundamental Rights & Copyright Law in the EU

7th February 2018
Fundamental Rights & Copyright Law in the EU

In addition to giving copyright holders the right to prohibit reproductions, transmissions and performances of the protected works, European copyright law now regulates issues such as linking to content in the internet, blocking internet sites and providing open WiFi networks, among others. The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has addressed these and other important questions related to copyright and fundamental rights in its recent case law. Professor Mylly will discuss this significant development and how the CJEU has used fundamental rights in its judgments, in particular.

Professor Tuomas Mylly's research analyses informational and communicative power from the perspective of intellectual property, fundamental rights and competition law. His current research addresses the copyright case law of the CJEU from a fundamental rights perspective. He is the principal investigator in a research project funded by the Academy of Finland, Constitutional Hedges of Intellectual Property. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at Mansfield College. He is attached to the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre and Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at Oxford. More information, links to his publications and research projects can be found from his profile page at the University of Turku.

Time: 6-8pm

Register online to book a place and find out more

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Thu 4 January, 2018
Mon 12 February, 2018
Practitioner Workshop: Performing in Pupillage Interviews

12th February 2018
Practitioner Workshop: Performing in Pupillage Interviews

Practitioners from 5 Essex Court, Landmark, 2 Temple Gardens, One Essex Court, Garden Court and Cloisters will be on hand to talk you through how to perform in pupillage interviews.

Time: 6.15pm

Location: Student Common Room

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Fri 7 July, 2017
Wed 14 February, 2018
The Principal/Agency Model: Pitfalls, Law and Lessons from Energy?

14th February 2018
The Principal/Agency Model: Pitfalls, Law and Lessons from Energy?

Event Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Seminar Series: Institute for the Study of European Laws

This paper explores the limits of the principal/agent model for European integration in a post-Lisbon context, taking a legal perspective on the phenomenon of centralization and (re)-delegation of powers seen in the EU 2009 third energy package. The discussion is placed against the background of the ongoing discussion concerning the Energy Union and the proposals to upgrade EU's energy agency.

Guest Speaker: Dr Oana Stefan, King's College London

Time: 5-6:30pm

Book your place and find out more via City Events.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Mon 8 January, 2018
Fri 16 February, 2018
Advocacy Exercises in Interviews. Criminal or Common Law sets: Bail Apps and Pleas in Mitigation

16th February 2018
Advocacy Exercises in Interviews. Criminal or Common Law sets: Bail Apps and Pleas in Mitigation

Robin Sellers QEB and City Law School will take participants through tips on how to carry out bail apps and pleas in mitigation.

Time: 10.30-12

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Fri 7 July, 2017
Fri 16 February, 2018
Answering the Competency Based Questions in Interview: Performing at your best in Interview

16th February 2018
Answering the Competency Based Questions in Interview: Performing at your best in Interview

Estanis Bouza-Ortin from the City Careers Service will run through advice for the competency-based questions in interview.

Time: 2.30-3.30

Location TBC

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Fri 7 July, 2017
Fri 23 February, 2018
Lesson from Grenfell Tower: inequality and housing need, the Giant that still divides us

23rd February 2018
Lesson from Grenfell Tower: inequality and housing need, the Giant that still divides us

Speakers: Professor Danny Dorling, Lynsey Hanley, Professor Anne Power

The crucially important role of social housing has been recognised following the Grenfell Tower disaster, which also laid bare the disconnect between the 'elites' and the most disadvantaged in society.This event explores the link between inequality and housing, evidenced by the growing demand for low cost rented housing among those on the very lowest incomes. Unless the voices of communities and residents are heard and taken seriously, there is a risk that gaps in society will widen even further.

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Beveridge 2.0

Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

More info about the event and speakers via LSE Events

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Thu 11 January, 2018
Wed 28 February, 2018
EU Foreign Policy, Brexit and Transatlantic Relations

28th February 2018
EU Foreign Policy, Brexit and Transatlantic Relations

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", while the UK and EU are preparing for the former's exit from the latter. In order to find a way forward, it is time to explore the whole range of politically palatable and legally feasible modes of Transatlantic foreign policy cooperation that can work for the US, the EU, and the UK.

In this talk, Joris Larik will argue that it is a gross oversimplification to conceive of transatlantic relations post-Brexit as a "new" US-UK relationship next to the pre-existing US-EU relationship. Instead, "Brexit" entails a re-calibration of some of the many existing and interdependent triangular relationships the United States maintains with the EU and its Member States. Taking trade and security as salient case studies, the presentation will delve into existing and proposed forms of collaboration that go beyond the traditional the paradigm of full EU membership.

Speaker: Dr Joris Larik, Leiden University

Time: 1pm

Free but book to attend!

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Mon 13 November, 2017
Thu 1 March, 2018
Brexit: What Next?

1st March 2018
Brexit: What Next?

Hilary Benn is Labour MP for Leeds Central and Chair of the Select Committee on Exiting the European Union. Benn speaks about the Brexit negotiations and the future of the UK-EU relations. #LSEBrexit Hosted by the European Institute and Institute of Public Affairs

Time: 6.30-8pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Find out more via LSE Events

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Mon 8 January, 2018
Mon 12 March, 2018
Article 50: one year on

12th March 2018
Article 50: one year on

Catherine Barnard is Professor of European Union Law, University of Cambridge. Simon Hix is Harold Laski Professor of Political Science, Department of Government, LSE. Tony Travers is Director, Institute of Public Affairs, LSE.

How far have the Brexit negotiations progressed? What lessons are there for the UK and the EU? What are the implications for the future? #LSEBrexit Hosted by the European Institute and Institute of Public Affairs

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Acadmic Building

Find out more via LSE Events

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Mon 8 January, 2018
Tue 13 March, 2018
International Law and Literature

13th March 2018
International Law and Literature

Joseph Slaughter is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. He examines the relationship between the novel - especially the Third World novel - and international law. #LSEJSlaughter

The Annual London Review of International Law Lecture is hosted by LSE Law.

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Find out more via LSE Events

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Mon 8 January, 2018
Thu 26 April, 2018
The Child in the Family Court Room

26th April 2018
The Child in the Family Court Room

Venue: St Barnard's Inn Hall

What role do children play in the family trial? The case concerns their future: how is their voice heard? What happens if they hold the key to the issues before the court? Should they give evidence, hear evidence? Should they meet the judge deciding their futures? How does the court reduce the risk that the trial experience itself harms the child it is seeking to protect? In this lecture I will explore whether the family court system is fit for purpose when it comes to dealing with the children at the heart of its deliberations. Speaker: Jo Delahunty QC

Time: 6pm

Location: St Barnard's Inn Hall

No charge for entry and no advance booking, but it is first-come, first served on arrival.

For venue information see the Gresham College website.

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Thu 27 July, 2017
Thu 10 May, 2018
Alternative Careers to Pupillage

10th May 2018
Alternative Careers to Pupillage

David Gilchrist from the City Careers Service talks through alternative careers if you've decided pupillage is not for you.

Time: 10.30-12

Location TBC

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Fri 7 July, 2017
Thu 24 May, 2018
Transparency in the Family Court: What goes on Behind Closed Doors?

24th May 2018
Transparency in the Family Court: What goes on Behind Closed Doors?

Who does the story belong to: the family or society? Where and how are the lines drawn? Until relatively recently the Family Court door was closed to all save the parties and professionals involved in the case. A 2014 initiative aimed to secure an immediate and significant change in practice to usher in greater understanding of the way in which the courts operate. The aim was to improve public awareness of the court process and to increase confidence in its actions. Transparency was the watch word of the day. Has it worked?

Speaker: Jo Delahunty QC

Time: 6pm

Location: St Barnard's Inn Hall

No charge for entry and no advance booking, but it is first-come, first served on arrival.

For venue information see the Gresham College website

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Thu 27 July, 2017

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Database Support Materials

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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