The schedule of lunchtime study skills workshops from City's Learning Enhancement and Development team are now available.
No need to book, but they are likely to be popular, so get there early...
Find the full listings and put dates in your diary.
Kristina Voronenko is the Lexis Student Associate for this academic year. If you would like a hand getting to grips with the basics, or would like a deeper understanding of the advanced features, get in touch. She can help on a 1-2-1 or small group basis.
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.
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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Speaker: Professor Jo Delahunty QC
Life in the EEA, dispelling the myths, and discussing the facts. Is the EEA as or more closely linked to the EU than is widely thought? Carsten Zatschler, Director of Legal and Executive Affairs at the EFTA Surveillance Authority, will be Chairing this seminar and will be joined on the panel by:
The event is being held by the Centre of European Law at Kings College London.
£10 for full-time students
Gresham College lecture - free to attend on a first-come, first-served basis.
Professor Jo Delahunty QC is this year's Gresham Professor of Law, and is one of the UK's leading barristers specialising in cases concerned with families and children.Think of family and what comes to mind? At best, a family united by children, love, partnership; At worst: the death of love, divorce, parents feuding over money and children. But what of the situation where the dispute is not between partners but The State and The Family? A child may be removed because professionals fear that they may suffer, no longer protected by parents but at risk from them.
The annual BHM Inspiration evening highlights and celebrates the positive contribution of minority lawyers in the profession. Our line up of inspirational speakers and positive role models will seek to inspire delegates to achieve their goals. In addition, an important element of the event will be networking, and following the formal session, there will be an opportunity for attendees to network, develop and build new professional relationships.
Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
Registration from 18:00, event starts 19:00
Register in advance to attend.
GLOBALLAW@CITY in collaboration with ILAG and ISEL are delighted to host a talk with Max Schrems, the Austrian law student who initiated litigation against Facebook initially in Ireland then before the Court of Justice in Luxembourg and succeeded in having the Safe Harbour Agreement struck down. He has been instrumental in challenging the protection of citizen data in the post-Snowdon era. His talk will outline his litigation and the evolution of his litigation towards the new EU-US Privacy Shield which affects the lives of so many citizens and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic.
Register to attend!
The event is aimed at undergraduates and LPC students from diverse backgrounds.
This interactive event aims to cover all aspects of the application / selection process including tips on increasing chances of success; completing applications and interview techniques. This year there will also be an opportunity for attendees to win a mentor.
During the networking reception junior lawyers will be on hand to share their experiences and offer practical advice and assistance to attendees.
Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane
Time: 16:00 for a 16:30 start
Register for a place.
Gresham College lecture - free to attend (but on a first-come, first-served basis)...
Speaker: Gresham College Professor of Law and barrister, Professor Jo Delahunty QC.When should intervention take place to safeguard a child? Areas where harm may arise include children at risk of being radicalised; parents promoting terrorism; or planning or being groomed to travel to Syria (with or without their parents). But removal is not a 'risk free' option since it may appear to be victimisation; reinforce a perception of 'them and us'; or radicalise those who were previously uninvolved. Emerging law and practice in this area will be examined.
One of UCL's lunch time lectures - Dr Jeffrey Howard explains how the criminal justice system might be transformed.
Part of the LSE Events programme - featuring:
Prof Gearty will be launching his latest book at the event and asking if there is any place for human rights in post-Brexit Britain.
Gresham College lectures are free to all - entry is on a first-come, first served basis.
Speaker: Professor Jo Delahunty QC, Barrister specialising in
cases involving families and children.
Gresham College lectures are free but entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Speaker: Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon)Early in 2016, the criminal and civil courts of England and Wales embarked on a modernisation programme aimed at reforming procedures that have survived for centuries. The judges themselves are helping to design the computerised courts of the future. New software will empower litigants to bring and defend cases without the need for lawyers. Judges will be able to decide cases whenever and wherever they choose to open their laptops. But will justice suffer? What if you cannot manage the technology? What if your opponent but not yourself can afford legal advice? Will the courts continue to deliver justice? Might your dispute be decided by a computer? In the first of a series of three annual lectures, the reforms will be monitored as they are planned, tested and launched. Will this project be an IT disaster? Or will it demonstrate that online justice can be just as good as the courts that have served us for hundreds of years. I can't wait for this one!
This seminar will consider the meaning of intelligence; some definitions of artificial intelligence and how to test for artificial intelligence, outlining the criticisms, and will then consider how judges and lawyers should be responding to the new world in which we live.
Speaker: Stephen Mason
Register to attend
In the context of the Brexit vote, Geoffrey Mead (a partner at Eversheds LLP) will consider the impact of EU law on employment law and rights in the UK, and the importance of it in regulating the employment relationship. In the context of the recent vote to leave the EU, he will explore which areas of UK law may change as and when we do leave the EU. This will involve a consideration of the legal regime which might apply post-Brexit, as well as an assessment of government policy priorities in this field.
Location: University of East London
Time: Registration from 6, lecture at 6.30.
IALS Law Reform Project Workshop.
Full details available on IALS website
The City Law School, in conjunction with The ADR Forum of the Centre for the Study of Legal Professional Practice present Professor Susan Blake's inaugural lecture, "The contractual basis for Alternative Dispute Resolution: a platform for party autonomy or the privatisation of justice?"
The use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is growing rapidly. Based on the principles of contract law, options such as arbitration and mediation allow parties to control the process through which a civil dispute is resolved in a flexible way. Party autonomy is highly valued, not only in relation to resolving commercial disputes, but across a range of legal areas. In the modern world there may be attractions in shifting from an adversarial system towards one that gives more control to those who are involved in disputes, and contractual principles provide a sound basis for this.
However, problems with the shift towards ADR have been identified by a range of commentators, for example as regards the need to protect the public development of precedent in the common law system. This lecture raises further questions about the interface between litigation and ADR - how can we best balance party autonomy and the development of an effective framework of legal rights as we move towards a world where legal disputes may increasingly be resolved online, while higher value disputes may be settled by private agreement?
Time: 18:00 for 18:30 lecture start
Venue: City Law School, Atkin Building, Grays Inn Place
Register to attend
Speaker: The Hon Justice Weinberg, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
Part of the LSE Events programnme, featuring a conversation between Philippe Sands (Professor of Law at UCL and international lawyer) and Gerry Simpson (Professor and Chair in International Public Law, LSE).
Prof Sands will discuss his latest book East West Street that explores the creation of world-changing legal concepts following the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich.
Panel discussion featuring Ken Adams, a US-based lawyer, consultant and speaker - author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (3rd ed, 2013 ABA). According to Ken, international authority on the building blocks of contract language, scratch the surface and you'll find dysfunction.
Traditional contract drafting largely relies on casual copying of precedent, buttressed by flimsy conventional wisdom. In England in particular, courts are prone to offering unjustifiable distinctions in contract terminology that English law firms are only too willing to endorse. And using copy-and-paste to create contracts is slow and inefficient. For a summary of Ken's views, see this item in The Lawyer.
The panel will be moderated by Mark Anderson (visiting Prof at UCL), with a panel including The Honourable Mr Justice Flaux, Kate Gibbons (Partner at Clifford Chance) and Kristin McFetridge (Chief Counsel for BT).
Event is free but register to attend!
Speaker: Justice Mark Weinberg, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
Gresham College lecture - free to attend on first-come, first served basis.
Speaker: Bostjan M. Zupancic. Judge at the ECHR.
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.
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 - http://home.heinonline.org/heinonline-app/
The most popular legal subscription databases are accessible using the quick-link buttons. The rest of the databases can be browsed with the databases carousel below.
This service hosts the Family Court Reports, Duckworth's Matrimonial Property & Finance and Hershman and McFarlane: Children Law & Practice.
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.
Chatham House Online Archive contains the research, publications, speeches and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920.
Ideal for those of you interested in International Law (it
contains the British Yearbook of International Law), the UN or
International Security, War and Conflict.
Massive reference tool - dictionaries, encyclopedias...
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.
Human Rights Studies Online is a research & learning database providing comprehensive, comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide.
It provides primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than 30 additional subjects.
Includes Lloyds Law Reports (Insurance & Reinsurance and Professional Negligence), as well as many key practitioner texts, practice notes and the relevant legislation.
This service from Jordan Publishing includes Gore-Browne on Companies.
This service from Jordans comprises the journal Family Law, the Family Law Reports and Hershman & MacFarlane on Children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the Law Library). 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.
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.
This part of the Oxford International Law collection gives access to 70 OUP titles from key authors in International Law - Brownlie, Higgins and Crawford. Contains Simma's Charter of the UN and Oppenheim too. Alerts available to be notified when content changes.
Huge collection of e-books from OUP. Check out the latest list of titles available.