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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.


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.

Access BoB

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.

Access ORIL

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.

Connect to HCPP

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.

Connect to Max Planck

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.

Connect to JustCite

This service from Jordans comprises the journal Family Law, the Family Law Reports and Hershman & MacFarlane on Children.

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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.


Huge collection of e-books from OUP. Check out the latest list of titles available.


Massive reference tool - dictionaries, encyclopedias...


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.

Connect to EThOS

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.

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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 -

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Look up your May/June exam timetable by either module code (beginning LU for LLB and LG for GELLB) or title.
Posted by Site Admin on 2 Apr at 8:46am
Three unpaid traineeships of approximately 3 months will be available in the chambers of Judge Christopher Vajda at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg from, respectively, 1) October 2014 to December 2014, 2) January 2015 to March 2015 and 3) April 2015 until mid-July 2015. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of European Union law, have a reasonable command of French - the ECJ's working language - and, by the time they take up a traineeship, either hold a law degree or have successfully completed the conversion course. Applications, consisting of a brief CV and a cover letter indicating preferred dates for a traineeship, should be sent by email to by April 22nd 2014.
Posted by Site Admin on 15 Mar at 1:34pm
If you missed it on Jan 30th you can still read it online...
Posted by Site Admin on 14 Feb at 11:21pm
Go online and request any print title you would like us to add to our collection.
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The Pupillage Committee of the Chambers of Henry Harrod, 5 Stone Buildings, invites entries for their 2014 Essay Competition entitled:
"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:

Annie Girling
Chambers Administrator
5 Stone Buildings
Lincoln's Inn
London WC2A 3XT


  • The competition is open to anyone studying their first English law degree, including the conversion course, at a UK institution
  • The word limit is 1500 words including footnotes
  • Please include your name, institution, degree and year of study, and contact details
  • The winner will be chosen by the members of 5 Stone Buildings and their decision is final
  • The winner will be contacted by a representative of chambers; if you have not heard by 31st May 2014 then we are sorry but you have not won
Posted by Site Admin on 14 Jan at 10:52am

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.

Posted by Site Admin on 8 Oct at 4:32pm

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.

Posted by Site Admin on 5 Oct at 10:56am

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.

Posted by Site Admin on 5 Oct at 10:53am

Upcoming Law Events
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Event Time: 6PM - 7:30PM

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building [ map to venue ]

City Law School Pupillage Advisory Service cordially invite you to a talk on Being Successful in Pupillage Interviews

hosted by popular barrister Keith Simpson this event is not to be missed. It will be repeated on 1st May.

All welcome, no booking required. For more information on getting to the venue go the City University website

6pm- 7.30pm

Event Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building [ map to venue ]

City Law School Pupillage Advisory Service cordially invite you to a talk on Being Successful in Pupillage Interviews

hosted by popular barrister Keith Simpson this event is not to be missed. This is a repeat of a talk presented on 30th March.

All welcome, no booking required. For more information on getting to the venue go the City University website

Event Time: 6.30-8pm

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building [ map to venue ]

LSE's Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights will bring together three outstanding speakers who will offer their insights on where we should be putting our energies, and why, if we are going to try to save the world.

The speakers will include:

  • Professor Julio Faundez - Professor of international economic law at Warwick University
  • Dr Asunción Lera St Clair - Research Director at the International Centre for Climate and Environmental Research-Oslo (CICERO)
  • Craig Mokhiber - Chief of Development and Economic and Social Issues Branch in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

For more information on the speakers and how to register for the event, please go to the LSE website.

Event Time: 6 PM

Venue: Barnard’s Inn Hall [ map to venue ]

Join popular Gresham Law Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC to discuss Head of State Immunity.

Drawing on the prosecution of Kenya's President, Kenyatta, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the theoretical and practical basis for preserving Head of State immunity, Sir Nice QC will discuss whether Head of State Immunity is now an antiquated concept .

This event is free and will be run on a first come, first served basis. For more information please go the Gresham College website.

Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building, City University [ map to venue ]

Get inside tips from a selected Panel of Barristers who are on Pupillage Committees at

This event has been organised by the City Law School Pupillage Advisory Service.

ll welcome, no booking required. The venue is The Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building

The Haldane Society and Institute of Employment Rights invite you to a [politically toned] joint meeting chaired by "authoritative silk" John Hendy QC to discuss employment law and industrial relations.

For more information, please go to the Haldane Society website.

Event Time: 6pm-7.30pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Atkin Building [ map to venue ]

City Law School Pupillage Advisory Service cordially invite you to a talk on 'Answering Legal Questions in Interviews'

This event will be hosted by Professor Stuart Sime - director of Professional Programmes at the City Law School and Author and Editor of Blackstone`s Civil Practice and A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure.

tAll welcome, no booking required. For more information on getting to the venue go the City University website

Event Time: 2 - 4 PM

Venue: Queens Parade 12 Willesden Lane Willesden Green NW2 5HT [ map to venue ]

Interesting new pop-up University concept from Birkbeck, University of London aiming to bring you a series of thought-provoking events designed to engage and inspire to Willesden.

This session will look at legal aid, austerity and the right of access to the court. The organisers have said "Legal aid is a fundamental part of the welfare state. Cuts to legal aid are leading to a situation where the rich can afford to take legal action, and the poor (or indeed, most people) cannot. We must ask some critical questions about access to justice, the nature of law, and the human right to legal aid".

For more information on this event and to register please go to eventbrite. For more information on the the Birkbeck pop-up university please go to the Birkbeck website.

Event Time: 10:15 AM - 4:30 PM

Venue: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Charles Clore House 17 Russell Square London WC1B 5DR [ map to venue ]

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 opportunities on

How to get a PhD in Law: Preparing yourself for the vivas. Getting yourself known - presenting skills, publishing your work, and networking.

Speakers include:

· 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:

  • Preparing yourself for the Ethics Committee
  • Practical presenting skills for your work and yourself
  • Preparing for the mini Viva and the Viva
  • What books are law publishers looking to publish?
  • Getting your research published in journals
  • Publishing in Open Access online law journals
  • Tips on keeping up-to-date with your topic after completion

For more information about the day and to book a place (tickets are £65 for non-IALS students), please go to the IALS website.

Event Time: 2 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, WC1H 0XG [ map to venue ]

The School of Law at SOAS, University of London invites you to



Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London | May 22, 2014

This conference honors Professor Duncan Kennedy, one of the most influential legal theorists and left critics of our time. After teaching for more than four decades at Harvard Law School, Professor Kennedy announced his intention to retire. Kennedy's brilliant contributions have challenged our thinking on law and its role in society. He never shied away from controversy and engaged in a variety of academic and political debates. Admirably, he was able to commit simultaneously to both an intellectual critique and left-wing politics, without the political stifling critique or the latter undermining the political. In addition, Professor Kennedy was not content with offering critique and deconstruction, as some of his writings included highly specific and programmatic proposals. Programme and Participant Biographies Attached.


Left Politics And Left Legal Theory-Strange Bedfellows?

Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence,

Harvard Law School


Brenna Bhandar | Hugh Collins | Joanne Conaghan | Matthew Craven | Costas Douzinas | Gina Heathcote | Duncan Kennedy | Paul Kohler | Prabha Kotiswaran | Roy Kreitner | Nicola Lacey | Nimer Sultany | Dina Waked | Lynn Welchman | Raef Zreik


Tickets for £11 (non-students) / Concessions £5.50 (students, unemployed and pensioners). Please book at

FREE for SOAS Students and Staff. Please R.S.V.P. at

Facebook event page:


Nimer Sultany, Lecturer, School of Law, SOAS:

Tara Mahfoud, Conference Assistant:

Event Time: 9AM - 9PM

Excellent event to help prepare you for Pupillage Interviews organised by City Law School Pupillage Advisory Service.

The day's events will be à la carte- you can attend the bits you want. Events will include:

Mock Interviews with Panels.

Mock Interviews with Advocacy exercises.

CV clinic

Meet and Greet LPC Law
LPC Law specialises in the provision of advocacy services. To maintain LPC Law's high standards of advocacy they are looking to recruit BPTC graduates to work as Advocates attending hearings in the County Courts on behalf of their clients.

Workshops on:

  • Body language and presentation in Interview
  • Using the STAR technique when answering Interview questions.
  • An advocacy workshop on Advocacy exercises and scenarios in Interview

Lectures on:

  • Answering the Legal Questions in Interview
  • Answering the Ethical Questions in Interview
  • What to expect in Interview

Practice update workshops in:

  • Crime
  • Family
  • Employment
  • Commerical
  • PI

All welcome, you can book a place on 0207 404 5787

Event Time: 6PM - 9PM

CLS students can book a place on 0207 404 5787

Event Time: 6 - 8 PM

Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, [ map to venue ]

LSE's Centre for the Study of Human Rights warmly invite you to attend an event to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.

50 years ago Nelson Mandela was brought to trial and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Rivonia Trial. At the trial he pleaded the causes of the ANC and his famous closing speech from this trial has been much quoted.

"During my lifetime I have dedicated my life to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal for which I hope to live for and to see realised. But, my Lord, if it needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."

This talk brings together some of the people who were on the defence team at the Rivonia Trial 50 years ago and the legal academics for whom this seismic event still sends shockwaves through the world.

This event is highly recommended. More information on the speakers and how to register can be found on the LSE website.

Event Time: 6PM

Venue: Gresham College, Barnard’s Inn Hall [ map to venue ]

Join The Rt Hon. Sir Terence Etherton as he explores the development of "the law's approach at the intersection between, on the one hand, the manifestation of religious beliefs and, on the other, the protection and promotion of secular values". Looking at the theme historically, he will trace a shift from the protection of Christian orthodox hegemony through anti-discrimination legislation to more recent advances.

This event is free but registration via the Gresham College website is required.

Event Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

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: one day event at HMP Grendon on improving human rights in prisons in the UK.

The day will consist of three workshops:

  • The first will focus on the views of and feedback from Grendon residents and their family and friends.
  • The second will seek the views of those delivering services in prison - such as health, education and training provision.
  • The third workshop will focus on the views of prison administrative staff and officers.

Please go to The Centre of Crime and Justice Studies website to register for this event (£10 fee as contribution to catering costs)

Event Time: 10/07/14 - 12/07/14

Venue: University of Liverpool [ map to venue ]

The Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, School of Law and Social Justice, The University of Liverpool is proud to invite attendees to the

British Society of Criminology Conference 2014.

Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole Listen?

The conference will take as its starting point the connections between crime, welfare and justice and examine the counter-hegemonic potential of criminology, and explore how it might give 'voice' to those that stand outside the dominant narratives of the metropole.

Keynote Speakers

For more information about this conference please go to the University of Liverpool website.

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