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Do you have a friend/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

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
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Upcoming Law Events

Sat 3 February, 2018
JUSTICE Student Network Conference

3rd February 2018
JUSTICE Student Network Conference

At the moment we just have a date confirmed! More on this conference as we get closer to the end of 2017...In the meantime here's what happened last year!

[External Link]

Event posted by Emily Allbon on Sun 1 October, 2017
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
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
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
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 26 April, 2018
The Child in the Family Court Room

26th April 2018
The Child in the Family Court Room

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

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.

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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