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The exam season is fast approaching, so to help you prepare, Learning Success in conjunction with City Students' Union are offering the following study skills workshops:

  • Monday 8th May - Using free mind-mapping software for revision, 12:30-14:00, Room - AG24a
  • Tuesday 9th May - Revision techniques, 13:00-13:50, Room - AG03
  • Thursday 10th May - Overcoming procrastination, 10:00-11:50, Room - C300
  • Friday 12th May - Exam techniques, 13:00-13:50, Room - AG11

The sessions are free and open to all City students, so you can choose the sessions that best address your needs. There's no need to book; just come along.

See the full timetable

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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.

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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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Upcoming Law Events

This event reflects upon the state of law and methodology in our efforts to frame, reframe and conceptualise iterations of law and its links to political economy and vice versa. Scholars from political economy and international law, reflect upon methodology and globalisation and its place. Three authors of the recent edited volume Research Handbook on Political Economy & Law edited by John Haskell (Edward Elgar, 2016) discuss their chapters on method and practice, including the book editor, John Haskell, followed by a discussion by Poul Kjaer on methodological approaches.

Speaker: Dr John Haskell, Manchester University Law School
Speaker: Dr Grietje Baars, City, University of London
Discussant: Professor Poul Kjaer, Copenhagen Business School
Speaker: Dr Antonio Andreoni, SOAS

Time: 18:00-20:00

Book your place online

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Thu 25 May

PhD Masterclasses at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies provide an opportunity for current PhD students to discuss research with colleagues, with expert input from senior academics experienced in PhD research. The discussion is informal and round-table. Although colleagues may not be able to give expert advice on the specific subject matter of your PhD, they may be able to give advice on research generally.

Disclaimer: The Masterclasses should not be seen as an alternative to the advice and instruction received from your Supervisors, but should rather complement them.

Time: 2-3pm

This session is free but you need to book in advance.

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Run by Generation Success, this event features leading legal professionals who will be sharing their career stories with attendees.

  • Kem Ihenacho, Corporate Partner and Training Principal, Latham & Watkins
  • Karen Kerrigan, Chief Legal Officer, Seedrs
  • David Neita, Lawyer
  • Funke Abimbola FRSA, General Counsel & Head of Financial Compliance, Roche
  • Segun Osuntokun, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Time: 18:-21:30

Register via Eventbrite.

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With Aeyal Gross (Tel-Aviv University, SOAS, University of London)

Chair: Catriona Drew

As Israel's control of the Occupied Palestinian Territory nears its fiftieth anniversary, The Writing on the Wall offers a critical perspective on the international law of occupation. Advocating a normative and functional approach to occupation, it analyzes the application of humanitarian and human rights law, pointing to the risk of using the law of occupation in its current version to legitimize new variations of conquest and colonialism.

All Welcome!

Time: 4-6pm

Location: SOAS, Khalili Lecture Theatre

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Speaker: Professor David Ormerod QC, Law Commissioner

Organised in collaboration with the Statute Law Society

Time: 6-7pm

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The launch of the book Landmark Cases in Public Law is a timely consideration of the major decisions in the field. In it leading practitioners and academics present the landmark cases in their context often presenting new insights which will help inform understanding of our public law.

The evening will be chaired by the book editors: Professor Satvinder Juss, King's College London & Professor Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex

Time: 6-8pm


The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London,

SW1.17 and SW1.18 Somerset House East Wing,

Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

Register to attend.

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The Hamlyn Seminar will be delivered by Professor Michael Freeman, launching the publication of the 2015 series of Hamlyn lectures. For the Hamlyn Seminar he will be joined by a distinguished panel of discussants.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in the world, yet everyday children still face poverty, violence, war, disease and disaster. Are the rights we currently afford to children enough?

Time: 4-7pm

Location: IALS

More info and booking via the IALS events pages. This event is free to attend.

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A symposium exploring compassion in relation to immigration and asylum law - through presentations and discussion, including speakers from academia, practice, and the judiciary, plus the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration.

See the IALS Events page for full details of speakers and to book.

Fees: £20 for students and £59 for everyone else.

Time: 2-5:30pm

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This event launches Christine Chinkin and Mary Kaldor's new book International Law and New Wars, which examines how international law fails to address the contemporary experience of what are known as 'new wars' - instances of armed conflict and violence in places such as Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Mali, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. International law, largely constructed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, rests to a great extent on the outmoded concept of war drawn from European experience - inter-state clashes involving battles between regular and identifiable armed forces. The book shows how different approaches are associated with different interpretations of international law, and, in some cases, this has dangerously weakened the legal restraints on war established after 1945. It puts forward a practical case for what it defines as second generation human security and the implications this carries for international law.

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

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Elaine Fahey, in a book talk, outlines two recent book publications, reflecting upon the global dimension to EU law and its global reach (The Global Reach of EU Law (Routledge, 2016) and Framing the Subjects and Objects of EU Law (co-edited with S. Bardutzky, Edward Elgar, 2017).

Time: 13:00-14:30

Book your place online

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A global rule of 'cyberlaw' has become topical recently based on events in the world news. Yet what kind of role for law and norms can we imagine if we do not fully understand the place of law lagging behind science constantly? This event discusses Prof. Hildebrandt's seminal Modern Law Review article, attempting to integrate from an interdisciplinary perspective, the challenge of law, information and data

Speaker: Professor Mireille Hildebrandt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Radboud University Nijmegen

Discussant: Professor Andrew Murray, London School of Economics

Discussant: Dr Daithi Mac Sithigh, Newcastle Law School

Chair: Dr David Mangan, City, University of London

Time: 18:00-20:00

Book your place online

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Chairs: David Mangan, City Law School, and Lorna Gillies, University of Strathclyde

Contributors include:

Ian Walden, Queen Mary, University of London

Daithí Mac Síthigh, University of Newcastle

Edina Harbinja, University of Hertfordshire and University of Strathclyde

Lorna Woods, University of Essex

Social media enables instant access to individual self-expression and the sharing of information. Social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide? The Legal Challenges of Social Media (edited by David Mangan and Lorna E Gillies, Edward Elgar, 2017) engages with the legal implications of social media from public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law, in various legal sub-disciplines and with varying success, has endeavoured to adapt existing tools to social media.

Social media offers a platform for individual self-expression and the sharing of information. However, social media issues are boundless, permeating distinct legal disciplines. The law has struggled to adapt and for good reason: how does the law regulate this medium over the public/private law divide? The Legal Challenges of Social Media engages with the legal implications of social media from both public and private law perspectives and outlines how the law has endeavoured to adapt the existing tools to social media.

Time: 3-5pm

Free to register but please book in advance

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Database Support Materials

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.

Need extra help? Check out the guide and videos.

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 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 -

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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