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To help you prepare, Learning Success are offering a series of workshops focused on revision and exams next week, covering stress & time management, revision techniques and mind-mapping.

Check out the post on Future Lawyer for full details.

Posted by Site Admin on 23 Mar at 6:48pm
Check out this year's upcoming events from City Careers, as well as the Law Fair guide - so you can start planning who you want to visit on 19th October (and preparing your questions).
Posted by Site Admin on 23 Sep at 8:58am

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

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Upcoming Law Events

Speaker: Dr. Gwen Jordan, Associate Professor and Chair of the Legal Studies Department University of Illinois Springfield; IALS Visiting Fellow 2016-17.

Edith Sampson, a black woman lawyer from the United States, was an international activist in the mid-twentieth century. She used her position within women's NGOs and within US and international government agencies to unite women of colour across the globe. She met with women lawyers in Great Britain, Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South America and helped to build transnational coalitions of women. These women used their collective voice and their social and political capital to influence domestic and foreign policy in a manner that would advance the rights and dignity of women of colour around the world.

Dr. Gwen Jordan is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Legal Studies Department at the University of Illinois Springfield and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the IALS. She is also a part-time staff attorney for the Illinois Innocence Project where she represents individuals who were wrongfully convicted and is spearheading a policy reform initiative. Jordan's scholarship focuses on the history of women lawyers' local, national and international social justice activism. She is currently analyzing issues of race identity and strategies women lawyers of colour developed throughout the twentieth century to overcome legal and political discrimination at the intersection of race and gender.

Time: 6-8pm

Book to attend!

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The lecture will explain the genesis of formal Family Arbitration in this country, including the pivotal role of City, University of London's Centre for Child and Family Law Reform. It will explain how it was possible to establish an entirely new mode of binding alternative dispute resolution by innovation and consensus and without additional legislation. The jurisprudential basis of binding family arbitration in financial case and in children's disputes will be considered. The practical implications for family arbitration expanding in such a way that it will ease the burden on the courts and in many cases provide a swifter, cheaper, private and more appropriate way of resolving family disputes.

Time: 6pm

Free to attend but book online

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Two futures are outlined for the professions. Both rest on technology. One is reassuringly familiar. It is a more efficient version of what we have today. The second is transformational - a gradual replacement of professionals by 'increasingly capable systems'. In the long run, in an Internet society, it is claimed, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century.

Speakers: Richard and Daniel Susskind

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.

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The Society of Legal Scholars, The City Law School and the University of Portsmouth present a workshop hosted by the Professional Ethics Forum and Legal Education Forum of City's Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice at City, University of London, Gray's Inn campus. The workshop will take place in room 24, 2-10 Princeton St, London WC1R 4BH.


Professor Paula Baron, La Trobe University, Australia
Professor Nigel Duncan, City, University of London, UK
Dr Colin James, Australia National University
Caroline Strevens, University of Portsmouth, UK
Dr Clare Wilson, University of Portsmouth, UK

The aim of this workshop is to bring together academics from UK and Australia with research expertise in wellbeing, professional identity and ethics to evaluate and discuss the most recent research findings on wellbeing in both legal academics and law students.

Time: 10-4

Location: City Law School, Princeton Street

Free to attend but booking required

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Please join The City Law School for a panel discussion and celebration as one of our senior lecturers, Dr Carmen Draghici, launches her new book The Legitimacy of Family Rights in Strasbourg Case Law. The panel will be chaired by Professor Carl Stychin, Dean of The City Law School.

Panel members include:

Professor Bill Bowring, Professor of Law, Birkbeck School of Law

Professor Alison Diduck, Professor of Law, Faculty of Laws, UCL

Time: 6pm

Location: Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre

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The Inaugural Cross-Border Corporate Insolvency & Commercial Law Research Group (CI&CL) Conference and Symposium will take place on the premises of City, University of London on 6 April 2017.

It brings together senior and promising junior scholars. The latter will benefit from presenting their work in a friendly but highly specialized environment, and receive feedback from prominent practitioners and scholars in the field of corporate insolvency law.

The event is structured as follow:

  1. Senior Scholars' Session, where scholars and practitioners will have a 30' time slot to present their papers on current issues in corporate insolvency law at national, European and international level;
  2. Young Scholars' Session, where young researchers, PhD Candidates and postgraduate students will have the opportunity to present their work for 15', followed by a Q&A discussion;
  3. Insolvency Symposium, where the contributors from 36 countries to a study coordinated by the CI&CL Research Group will present the conclusions of their research.

The event aims to promote fruitful research collaboration between its participants and to encourage their integration in a community of legal scholars.

For further information on the programme, venue and/or accommodation facilities please visit the CI&CL webpage, or directly contact the event organiser, Mr Eugenio Vaccari.

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The rule of law. Human Rights. Equality. Free Speech. Privacy. Five ideas patently crucial to modern democracy and yet, increasingly under attack.

Join HRLA Founder & President Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC in conversation with our new Chair, Angela Patrick to discuss his life in the law and his manifesto for human rights lawyers and humanity, 'Five Ideas to Fight For'.

When: 6pm Tuesday 11 April 2017, followed by drinks reception hosted by Clifford Chance Where: Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ

To register for this free event, please contact

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More details to come!

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Legal scholars, activists and practitioners seeking to redress the climate of increasingly hostile and explicit racism, and counter the risk of its normalisation, face a number of challenges, including enhanced executive power, heightened government surveillance, the effects of cuts to legal aid, and widespread racial profiling and stigmatisation of Muslims under policies such as Prevent. This interdisciplinary roundtable addresses these urgent issues, raising the question of what strategies lawyers and activists can adopt in mobilising against recent dangerous trends.

For more information please contact

Speakers: Diamond Ashiagbor (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), Gurminder Bhambra (University of Warwick), Nadine El-Enany (Birkbeck), Gail Lewis (Birkbeck), Iyiola Solanke (University of Leeds)

Chair: Patricia Tuitt (Birkbeck)

Time: 2-4pm

Location: MAL 414, Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street, London

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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-)

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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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