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Join us for 10,000 Steps for Justice

Need motivation to get some exercise in your local area during lockdown? Join the City Law School team on 8th June for the 10,000 Steps for Justice. Sign up https://tfaforms.com/4776050 or contact Jane.Bradley-Smith@city.ac.uk.

Access our fundraising page to donate. 

Lots of ideas for how to make it more fun:

  • A competition for who can think of the most creative way to complete 10,000 steps. Why not skip, jog, roller skate, bounce on a space hopper, attempt a 3-legged race/egg and spoon challenge with your household, juggle as you march on the spot, hit the stairs or throw in some cartwheels.

Why stop at 10,000? Perhaps some eager ‘joggers on the spotters’ will want to go for 15,000, 20,000 or more.

  • Challenge your team to see who can be the quickest to complete 10,000 steps. This requires everyone to start at the same time, so why not bring everyone together for a group video chat to start before blowing the whistle to signal the start of the race?
  • Wear fancy dress – we had Mr Blobby and a Noel Edmunds impersonator at the London Legal Walk last year, and have previously enjoyed SBA Solicitors’ Charity’s pink wigs and the Mishcon de Reya orange bus.
  • Top teambuilder – who can get the largest number of friends, colleagues, housemates involved through nominations. 10,000 Steps for Justice is open to all so please do encourage everyone to get involved. Share your steps on social media and nominate people using #10kStepsforJustice. Pets are also very welcome so get your dog walking, bunny hopping and cat… well cats will just do their own thing.
  • Top fundraiser – are there any stand out fundraisers in your group that should get special recognition?
  • Photo competition – we will be running a photo competition on the day. More details will follow but we want to see your funniest photo, the best view, best fancy dress and your pets.

 

Law School news posted by Emily on Tue 5 May, 2020

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

Thu 6 August, 2020
The pupillage hunt: hints and tips for those seeking pupillage

6th August 2020
The pupillage hunt: hints and tips for those seeking pupillage

Event Time:
7pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

4 amazing speakers will give advice for building your cv, completing pupillage applications, performance at interview and the share their experiences.

  • Jamie Hamilton QC
  • Helen Longworth
  • Joanna Hardy
  • Beheshteh Engineer

Places are limited and those interested should send an email to internship@9sjs.com with your name, email address, date of birth and the current stage you are at (school, university etc).

Closing date for applications = 3rd August @ 4pm.

Event posted by Emily on Wed 29 July, 2020
Tue 8 September, 2020
Legal Cheek Virtual Law Fair

8th September 2020
Legal Cheek Virtual Law Fair

Event Time:
2-5pm
Venue:
Online
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

The Legal Cheek UK Virtual Law Fair Series runs throughout autumn 2020, with four fairs taking place in September, October, November and December. Each has capacity for 5,000 students, making them the largest legal careers events in the UK.

Drawing on Legal Cheek‘s unparalleled law student subscriber and follower base, as well its extensive campus ambassador network, the fairs give students from all parts of the UK the opportunity to meet the nation’s leading law firms from their laptops. Students based overseas who intend to qualify as solicitors and are eligible to work in the UK are also encouraged to attend.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Fri 19 June, 2020
Thu 1 October, 2020
Does the state really care when it kills you?

1st October 2020
Does the state really care when it kills you?

Event Time:
6-7pm
Venue:
Online
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

This lecture will focus on human rights and the wrongs of unexpected and/or sudden deaths in which the state is implicated. 

It will cover the importance of a proper death investigation, the impact on the family and state, how Magna Carta influences death investigations 800 years on, and current trends and statistics in state deaths. 

How does the state show it cares when deaths occur? Does the state learn lessons? How can the bereaved move on?

Professor Leslie Thomas QC is the current Gresham Professor of Law and will be doing a series of 6 lectures over the coming year.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Fri 31 July, 2020
Sat 3 October, 2020
Legal Cheek Virtual Pupillage Fair

3rd October 2020
Legal Cheek Virtual Pupillage Fair

Event Time:
10am - 1pm
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

Bookings are open for the Legal Cheek Virtual Pupillage Fair on Saturday 3 October.

The fair features barristers and pupillage committees from the nation's leading chambers.

Each participating chambers has a branded virtual booth with a livestream that allows students to join in video chats with lawyers, graduate recruitment experts and trainees. Students can also submit written questions in the live chats and browse custom chambers content. Meanwhile, there is an option to replace your video livestream with static video content for periods during the pupillage fair.

The booths are located within a virtual expo hall, which students can wander through, visiting the various booths.

During the law fair students can join separate 30-minute long themed workshops by different chambers taking place at scheduled times during the course of the event.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Fri 19 June, 2020
Mon 19 October, 2020
The political lawyer

19th October 2020
The political lawyer

Event Time:
6-7pm
Venue:
Online
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

Traditionally a lawyer’s own views and political affiliation are irrelevant to the pursuit of the legal process. 

This lecture will examine – and celebrate – the work of lawyers who have crossed the usual lines and worked for political change. It will look at the life of South African advocate Bram Fischer, who defended Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia trial, and was himself prosecuted for sabotage and sentenced to life in prison. 

It will consider modern examples of lawyers paying a heavy price for political engagement, as well as the ethical issues which are engaged – how far can a lawyer go?

Professor Thomas Grant QC has 4 lectures in the Gresham programme for this year, called The politics of the courtroom.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Fri 31 July, 2020
Thu 29 October, 2020
IALS Legal Education and the Pandemic: Presence, Proximity and Pedagogy

29th October 2020
IALS Legal Education and the Pandemic: Presence, Proximity and Pedagogy

Event Time:
6-7:30pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

The academic year, and legal education “as usual”, endured an unexpected and unsettling upheaval in 2020.  The pandemic produced a steep learning curve for law teachers and students, forced to shift into virtual classroom mode.  In this seminar, Professor Shauna van Praagh explores what she refers to as the “3 R’s” of remote legal education: resistance, reflection, and re-creation.  Resistance flows from an insistence on the importance of presence and proximity in legal education. Reflection underscores the importance of pausing to consider the “why” and “how” at a time educators rush to respond to the “what” of on-line tools.  Finally, re-creation suggests the potential for re-imagining active and interactive learning in law in ways that outlive any virus. This seminar is grounded in Professor van Praagh’s experience of teaching a “Legal Education” course at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, and as the initiator of a collection of pandemic-related essays by legal academics across Canada (Law and Learning in the Time of Pandemic: A Collage).

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Tue 28 July, 2020
Tue 10 November, 2020
Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture 2020

10th November 2020
Tom Sargant Memorial Lecture 2020

Event Time:
6:30-7:30pm
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

Tom Sargant was JUSTICE’s Secretary – broadly equivalent to today’s Director – from its foundation in 1957 to his retirement in 1982.

As a result of his commitment, persistence and determination, JUSTICE played a key role in taking up the cause of miscarriage of justice cases. His tireless campaigning resulted in some 25 people being released, or released early, from prison. He was instrumental in many of the cases featured in the BBC Rough Justice series.

Tom also played a major role in bringing about other key measures such as the creation of the office of Ombudsman and the establishment of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

He died in 1988.

Each year, we recognise Tom’s work by inviting a high profile speaker – from practice, the judiciary, academia or politics to speak at the Memorial Lecture.

More details to come!

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Mon 11 May, 2020
Thu 12 November, 2020
"Quo Vadis Artificial Intelligence in Financial Markets? Some Critical Observations from the Legal Perspective"

12th November 2020
"Quo Vadis Artificial Intelligence in Financial Markets? Some Critical Observations from the Legal Perspective"

Event Time:
12-2pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

This webinar shall begin with a talk on the topic as described in the above working title of up to 40 min. A succeeding Q&A session shall allow an intense discussion of the topic. Artificial Intelligence including all of its forms and shapes is on top of the agenda of international, supranational and national policy makers, legislators, regulators and supervisors as well as in society as a whole due to its potential of profound disruption. The seminar shall allow insight into the legal (-methodological) approach to the topic with a focus particularly on selected manifestations of artificial intelligence in financial markets.

Speaker: Professor Gudula Deipenbrock

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Tue 28 July, 2020
Thu 19 November, 2020
ILPC (Online) Annual Conference 2020 AI and the Rule of Law: Regulation and Ethics

19th November 2020
ILPC (Online) Annual Conference 2020 AI and the Rule of Law: Regulation and Ethics

Event Time:
All day
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

The ILPC is delighted to announce that Lord Clement Jones CBE will deliver this year’s ILPC Annual Lecture. Lord Clement-Jones is Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Co-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence.

We are also pleased to confirm several keynote speakers for the conference, including:
Ellis Parry (Information Commissioner’s Office)
Joanna Bryson (Hertie School, Berlin; University of Bath)
Silkie Carlo (Big Brother Watch)
Julian Huppert (University of Cambridge; Home Office Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group)
Graham Smith (Bird and Bird)
Lorna Woods (University of Essex)
Hamed Haddadi (Imperial College London; Brave Software)

This event is free but advanced booking is required. It is a 2 day conference (19-20th November)

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Tue 28 July, 2020
Fri 20 November, 2020
The Gender Pay Gap: From History to Computer Algorithms': The continued inequality of women at work 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was introduced

20th November 2020
The Gender Pay Gap: From History to Computer Algorithms': The continued inequality of women at work 50 years after the Equal Pay Act was introduced

Event Time:
All day
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

Organised by Elisabeth Griffiths, Associate Professor and Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Northumbria Law School, and Dr Frances Hamilton, Senior Lecturer and Co-Convenor of the Gender, Sexuality and Law Research Interest Group, Northumbria Law School.

If you would like to reserve a place or submit an abstract (of up to 200 words), please email Elisabeth Griffiths or Frances Hamilton.

This event is kindly supported by the Socio-Legal Studies Association and Northumbria University.


Speakers Include:

  • Julie Elliot MP
  • Dr Frances Ryan (Guardian columnist)
  • Robin Allen QC
  • Dr Jennifer Aston
  • Dr Judith Bourne
  • Professor Jamie Callahan
  • Mark Gatto
  • Elisabeth Griffiths
  • Dr Frances Hamilton
  • Professor Ann Mumford
  • Daphne Romney QC
  • Professor Lucy Vickers
  • Tracey Walsh (partner Womble Bond Dickinson) and
  • Wanda Wyporska (executive director of the Equality Trust)

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Fri 31 July, 2020
Thu 3 December, 2020
Who Investigates Sudden Death?

3rd December 2020
Who Investigates Sudden Death?

Event Time:
6-7pm
Venue:
Online
Spaces:
Registration necessary but free

How do we investigate violent and unexpected deaths at the inquest? 

Who investigates? When do deaths get referred to the Coroner? Are inquests non-adversarial and inquisitorial? When do you have a jury? What are findings, determinations and conclusions (aka verdicts)? Can you appeal? Is the process transparent to the public and user friendly? Fit for purpose or in need of reform?

Professor Leslie Thomas QC is the current Gresham Professor of Law and will be doing a series of 6 lectures over the course of the coming year.

Find out more about this event here.

Event posted by Emily on Fri 31 July, 2020

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