Teaching and Learning
The Denning Interviews
Lord Denning is possibly the best-known and one of the most highly-regarded jurists of the 20th Century. He is also one of the most distinguished authors ever to write for Butterworths in its 200 year history. In 1984, Lord Denning was interviewed by 3 eminent academics, Professor William Wade, Professor John Smith and Professor Stephen Cretney. In these interviews, Lord Denning discussed his most famous cases and the reasons for the judgments he made, that helped define the law of England and Wales. He also looked forward and talked about how he thought that family law, contract and equity and administrative law should develop in the years to come. LexisNexis has joined forces with current senior academics to discuss whether Lord Denning is as relevant today as he was thirty years ago. You will also discover whether Lord Denning’s views on how the law should develop have actually come to pass. We hope you enjoy watching Lord Denning ‘in his own words’.
Lord Denning’s career saw enormous changes in society’s attitude to the family and to the problems of arising on marital breakdown. In these interviews he gave a – sometimes very frank – account of how the law responded to these changes.
A day in the life
As many of you know, getting a job after graduation is getting increasingly difficult. It is also sometimes difficult to find out what options are available once you leave law school and what possible career paths you might follow. Our ‘day in the life’ section will provide you with videos of ex-law students discussing their career choices, giving you an insight into what life in the workplace is really like so that you can make informed choices about your future career. If you have any job options you would like to know more about get in touch and we will try to arrange the interview you would like to see.
Are you one of those law students who enjoys studying the law as a varied and challenging intellectual discipline and love engaging in debate about the development of the law of the United Kingdom. Do you want to continue that intellectual challenge as a career? Then becoming a law lecturer might be just the job. Find out in this video how you might get into law teaching and the challenges and attractions of a career in Higher Education.
How are EU Directives implemented by national governments across the European Union and how do lawyers manage to keep track of all of the changes brought about by these directives? Find out more about the LexisNexis EU Tracker internship programme and how it could be a springboard to working for the Council of the European Union or other EU body.
How do the judgments that get handed down in the courts get turned into law reports? In this video , the All England Law Reporters give you an insight into their varied and interesting role within LexisNexis.
Andrew McKnight (Salans) on a selection of developments in English case law during 2011 relevant to finance transactions
Posted by Tom Laidlaw on the 26th June 2012.
Once again LexisNexis has been lucky enough to persuade Andrew McKnight of Salans and a member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopaedia of Banking Law to provide a short series of webinars reviewing key case law developments in banking law in 2011.
In this series of 6 videos, Andrew discusses the following issues and provides an unrivalled level of insight for all those with an interest in UK banking law, all for free.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 27th January 2012.
I have had the pleasure of catching up with many of the LexisNexis Student Associates this week. During our conversations, a few of them have told me that law firm application forms and interviews are now containing questions about the rise of Alternative Business Structures (ABSs) under the new regulatory regime brought in by the Legal Services Act.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 5th January 2012.
As with my last post, I am focussing on some information that I hope will be of use to those of you now thinking ahead to choices about which branch of the profession you want to enter and therefore which vocational course to study. This time I am focussing on budding barristers and the Bar Professional Training Course.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 14th December 2011.
As many of you are preparing for exams after Christmas and also starting to think about applying for training contracts and vacaation schemes, I thought I would draw your attention to a couple of interesting developments.
The Legal Services Act and a change to the regulatory environment means that law firms are looking at different ways of doing business and getting trianees into their organisations. Two interesting alternatives to the traditional route to qualification are being offered by Northumbria Law School and Eversheds.