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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

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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Lawbore Legal Events Calendar

  • Calendar event

    The law is broken: the future of legal aid

    30th April 2020

    30th April 2020
    The law is broken: the future of legal aid

    Event Time:
    6-7pm
    Spaces:
    Show up on day

    The Secret Barrister (2018), a Times bestseller, coincided with a ‘walk out’ by the Criminal Bar. A 2018 Working Lives survey conducted by the Bar Council found that barristers across England and Wales were struggling to cope with the demands of an under-resourced legal aid system. At significant cost to their health and job satisfaction, lawyers were straining to prop up a criminal and family justice system at the point of collapse. 

    2018 witnessed the creation of a movement called ‘The Law Is Broken'. Has the Law been fixed?

    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 


    Find out more about the event and the spoeaker, Professor Jo Delahunty QC, via the Gresham website.

    Find out more about this event here.

    Event posted by Emily on Thu 29 August, 2019
Mon 24 February, 2020
A Judicial Conversation: A judge's personal journey: the Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson in conversation with Ruth Herz and Professor Leslie J Moran

24th February 2020
A Judicial Conversation: A judge's personal journey: the Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson in conversation with Ruth Herz and Professor Leslie J Moran

Event Time:
6-7:30pm
Venue:
IALS
17 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DR
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

Lord John Dyson is one of the leading lawyers of his generation. After a successful career at the Bar, he rose to become a Justice of the Supreme Court and Master of the Rolls.  Judges rarely reveal their true thoughts and feelings about their work. They know that they owe the public a duty to keep the judicial mask in place. 


Liberated by his retirement 4 years ago Lord Dyson has written a retrospective on his life and his career. In his compelling memoir, he gives insights into the challenges of judging and describes his life and career with disarming candour. He also gives a fascinating account of his immigrant background, the impact of the Holocaust on his family and his journey from the Jewish community in Leeds in the 1950s to the top of his profession. 


The ‘Judicial Conversation’ with Lord Dyson provides a rare and exciting opportunity to delve deeper not only into Lord Dyson’s experience of life as a leading judge but also to explore the challenges of writing such a candid memoire. 
Leslie J Moran is Professor of Law and a visiting researcher at Birkbeck College and a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Dr. Ruth Herz is a former judge in Cologne and visiting professor at Birkbeck School of Law. 

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Fri 10 January, 2020
Thu 5 March, 2020
The insider's guide to becoming a barrister

5th March 2020
The insider's guide to becoming a barrister

Event Time:
6-7pm
Venue:
Barnard's Inn Hall
Holborn
London
EC1N 2HH
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

This lecture provides an insider’s brutally honest guide to what it's like to be a self-employed barrister - the highs and lows of the career, the work behind the scenes that makes a difference to outcomes in court, and the art of persuasion in it. 

What are the ways of working that can make a difference to success and failure, for the client and to professional development for the barrister? What transferable skills does the advocate have looking at life Beyond the Bar?

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 


Find out more about the event and the speaker, Professor Jo Delahunty QC, via the Gresham website.

Event posted by Emily on Thu 29 August, 2019
Tue 10 March, 2020
Essential Skills for future lawyers: What skills do young lawyers need for 21st century practice?

10th March 2020
Essential Skills for future lawyers: What skills do young lawyers need for 21st century practice?

Event Time:
6.30-8pm
Venue:
Nash Lecture Theatre
King's College
Strand Campus,
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

In an ever changing, fast paced world, it is now a generally accepted view that just knowing the law (however well) is simply not enough for someone looking to join the profession. Young lawyers are, more than even, being asked to come armed with new understanding of technology, business, client management, sales and marketing, the legal industry and, in particular, a greater and more developed skillset.

With a wealth of information between them , our speakers, Nigel Spencer (Senior Client Director and Executive Coach at the Saïd Business School and former Global Director of Learning and Development for Simmons & Simmons LLP and Reed Smith) and Roger Parker (Senior Counsel and ex. Managing Partner for Europe, Middle East, Asia and Asia Pacific for Reed Smith) will discuss what skills and aptitudes young lawyers need for modern legal practice.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Tue 31 December, 2019
Tue 10 March, 2020
IALS/European Criminal Law Seminar: Criminal law Measures to counter Human Trafficking

10th March 2020
IALS/European Criminal Law Seminar: Criminal law Measures to counter Human Trafficking

Event Time:
5:30-7pm
Venue:
IALS
17 Russell Square
London
WC1B 5DR
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free
Event posted by Emily on Fri 10 January, 2020
Tue 24 March, 2020
The City Law Review Launch Event CITY

24th March 2020
The City Law Review Launch Event CITY

Event Time:
6pm
Venue:
Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre,
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London EC1V 0HB
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

We warmly invite you to attend our upcoming launch event for the City Law Review Volume II on the 24th of March, 2020 with special guest speakers Supreme Court Justices Lord Hodge, Lord Sales and Lord Briggs, sponsored by Blackstone Chambers and Clifford Chance. The event will begin at 6 pm in the Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre at City, University of London. 

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Sat 8 February, 2020
Wed 1 April, 2020
After Strangeways: The past, present and future of prisons

1st April 2020
After Strangeways: The past, present and future of prisons

Event Time:
9am-5pm
Venue:
King's College
Edmond J Safra Theatre
Strand Campus,
Strand,
London, WC2R 2LS

On 1 April 2020 – 30 years to the day from the start of the protest – we will be holding a major conference in central London to discuss the past, present and future of prisons.

The root causes of the protests lay in many years of unjust and abusive prison policies and practices that affected not just Strangeways, but the British prison system as a whole. The conference will consider the deep history of British prisons, using the Strangeways protests as a signal moment in a wider history of problematic and abusive institutions.

Thirty years on, the dysfunctions and problems of the prison system that gave rise to the Strangeways protest are as pressing as ever. Indeed some would argue they are worse. Many prisons across Britain appear locked in a terminal spiral of decline and decay. The conference will take stock of the present state of prisons across the UK, and what current conditions say about British society and the way it treats some of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups.

The conference will also look forward, at the potential futures of prisons. Do prisons protect prisoners and the wider society? If not, do we need to think differently about the meaning of protection and safety in the twenty-first century?Are prisons eternal and immutable institutions, destined forever to be a feature of British society? Is it possible to think about different futures, including ones where far fewer people are imprisoned, or where prisons are no longer a mainstay of our response to crime?

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Tue 31 December, 2019
Fri 24 April, 2020
The Centenary of the World Court: Past Achievements and Challenges Ahead with His Excellency Judge Peter Tomka

24th April 2020
The Centenary of the World Court: Past Achievements and Challenges Ahead with His Excellency Judge Peter Tomka

Event Time:
6-8pm
Venue:
Arts One Lecture Theatre,
Arts One Building,
Queen Mary University of London,
Mile End Road,
London E1 4NS
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

A century ago this year, a committee of ten distinguished jurists from around the world gathered in The Hague. Their task: to prepare plans for the establishment of a World Court, with the jurisdiction to decide disputes between States on the basis of international law. The fruits of their labours live on today, and the International Court of Justice is at a historical high in its caseload. In this lecture, Judge Peter Tomka, senior Member and former President of the World Court, will reflect on the development of the Court, how it gained the confidence of the international community while making substantial contributions to international law and the challenges it faces in an era of increased uncertainty and change.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Tue 31 December, 2019
Thu 30 April, 2020
The law is broken: the future of legal aid

30th April 2020
The law is broken: the future of legal aid

Event Time:
6-7pm
Spaces:
Show up on day

The Secret Barrister (2018), a Times bestseller, coincided with a ‘walk out’ by the Criminal Bar. A 2018 Working Lives survey conducted by the Bar Council found that barristers across England and Wales were struggling to cope with the demands of an under-resourced legal aid system. At significant cost to their health and job satisfaction, lawyers were straining to prop up a criminal and family justice system at the point of collapse. 

2018 witnessed the creation of a movement called ‘The Law Is Broken'. Has the Law been fixed?

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 


Find out more about the event and the spoeaker, Professor Jo Delahunty QC, via the Gresham website.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Thu 29 August, 2019
Fri 15 May, 2020
The Law of Facebook: Borders, Regulation and Global Social Media CITY

15th May 2020
The Law of Facebook: Borders, Regulation and Global Social Media CITY

Event Time:
2-6pm
Venue:
FG05
City, University of London
Whiskin Street
London EC1V 0HB
Spaces:
Show up on day

Jointly hosted by the Jean Monnet Chair of Law & Transatlantic Relations, ISEL and ILAG

Speakers:

Dr. Stephen Allen, Queen Mary University of London School of Law 
Professor Elaine Fahey, City Law School, City, University of London
Dr. Kate Klonick, St. Johns University Law School, author of ‘Creating Global Governance for Online Speech: The Development of Facebook’s Oversight Board’, 129 YALE L. J. (forthcoming 2020)
Professor Andrew Murray, London School of Economics Law Department
Dr. Jed Odermatt, City, University of London
Dr. Maria Tzanou, Keele University School of Law

The panel debates the decision in C-18/18 and the wider legislative and regulatory context of borders, global social media and transnational regulation of the internet. In C-18/18 Glawischnig-Piesczek v. Facebookthe Court of Justice considered in a small three judge chamber litigation concerning an Austrian politician suing Facebook Ireland. There,  the Austrian Supreme Court referred to the CJEU whether a host provider was obliged to remove posts and whether national courts can order platforms to remove content only within the national boundaries, or beyond (‘worldwide’).

The decision of the Court has been seen as having the capacity to determine whether domestic courts can impose monitoring obligations on digital platforms, and of what nature, and how much power courts should be given in imposing their own standards of acceptable speech across national boundaries. It features as one of a host of decisions at national and supranational level as to social media, the internet and the high-profile GDPR but also other measures such as the E-Commerce Directive. Beyond the specificities of search engines, monitoring and data protection authorities and territorial limits, the panel reflects upon Facebook as a global titan of transnational social media activity and its constant battle to evade jurisdiction controls under EU law. It considers the litigation strategy of Facebook as to the EU-US Privacy Shield in litigation ongoing before the CJEU concerning data protection authorities powers, individual enforcement of transnational agreements and worldwide jurisdiction.

The panel features speakers from a variety of perspectives, namely, EU data protection law, public international law and transatlantic relations.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Tue 31 December, 2019
Thu 4 June, 2020
Diversity in the legal profession

4th June 2020
Diversity in the legal profession

Event Time:
6-7pm
Venue:
Barnard's Inn Hall
Holborn
London
EC1N 2HH
Spaces:
Show up on day

Coming to the end of her tenure as Gresham’s Professor of Law Jo Delahunty will explore what the future holds for the next generation of barristers: will they better reflect the society they serve in terms of background, ethnicity and gender? Is privilege and income as much of a division at The Bar as it is in society? 

What can institutions such as Universities, The Inns, The City, and Gresham do to reach out to students who may not have professionals in their family to open their eyes to their potential and the legal profession? Jo Delahunty's final lecture will sound the clarion call for action.

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 


Find out more about the event and the speaker, Professor Jo Delahunty QC, via the Gresham website.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Thu 29 August, 2019
Thu 18 June, 2020
Terrorism, National Security and the Law

18th June 2020
Terrorism, National Security and the Law

Event Time:
6-7pm
Venue:
Barnard's Inn Hall
Holborn
London
EC1N 2HH

THE 2020 ANNUAL GRAY'S INN READING

The Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE, QC, FRSA is a barrister and member of the House of Lords, and from 2001-2011 acted as the UK's Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. He will be speaking on terrorism, national security and the law.

Reservations Required

Tickets will be available from 10am on Friday 17th April

Find out more about the event and the speaker, Lord Carlile of Berriew QC via the Gresham website.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Thu 29 August, 2019

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