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.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 23rd March 2011.
Like many people who think about a career in the law, I was initially drawn to the idea of being a barrister - the wig, the robes, the rapier-like wit and the opportunity to show off to a captive audience. This was fuelled by watching all sorts of Hollywood films and US TV shows- A Few Good Men, LA Law etc (child of the 80s that I am).
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 18th February 2011.
The All England Law Reports are 75 years old this month. The first set of All ER reports were published in February 1936 and the radical element of the Reports was that for the first time law reports were published weekly. Weekly publication proved such a popular idea that the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting finally created its own weekly series - The Weekly Law Reports - in 1953.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 11th January 2011.
As you return to university after the holidays, many of you will be thinking about how you might bolster your CV or add a bit of 'colour' to application forms for training contracts and summer placements. Getting involved in Pro bono work is one of the primary ways for law students to differentiate themselves and a number of universities are now running Innocence Projects under the banner of Innocence Network UK.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 7th January 2011.
As some of you may be aware, LexisNexis supports Innocence Network UK and its member Innocence Projects by providing free licences to their Casemap software. The Director of INUK, Michael Naughton, has recently written at article with Gabe Tan, Head of Casework at the University of Bristol Innocence Project entitled 'The right to access DNA testing by alleged innocent victims of wrongful convictions in the United Kingdom?' published in the November edition of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 15th November 2010.
Over the next few weeks, Mark George QC will be touring a number of UK universities and Law Schools to talk about the work of AMICUS, a charity that was set up in 1992 "to promote the relief of suffering and distress to those persons and families of those persons who are awaiting execution in any state of the United States of America and who, for reasons of their poverty, are in need of leg