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Finding things tough and need a listening ear?

Life as a law student can be tough at times…..

If you are finding things difficult and would like to talk to someone, your Student Welfare Officer, Su Cassidy will be available in A221 (College Building second floor, near spiral staircase) at the following times:

Tuesdays           1.00-3.00 pm

Wednesdays      2.00-4.00 pm

Fridays               10.00 am-12.00

You can book an appointment with Su at another time or at Gray’s Inn Place by emailing cls.support@city.ac.uk

Law School news posted by Emily on Sun 25 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

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
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

Databases

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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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