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 12th November 2010.
If you are interested in the criminal law, criminal law reform, penology and prison reform then I urge you to go to the House of Commons on Tuesday 30th November from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. John McDonnell, MP for Hayes & Harlington will be chairing a meeting questioning whether the Criminal Cases Review Commission is fit for purpose.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 8th October 2010.
In case you missed it, 6th October was the 1st birthday of the Supreme Court. In that time the court has:
heard 67 appeals
handed down 62 judgments with 6 206 applications to appeal
69 applications given leave; 81 refused and 15 not proceeded with
£8.7 million fixed costs
55,000 visitors including 190 school and student groups
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 12th July 2010.
Earlier this month, the new Foreign Secretary, William Hague, gave his first major speech about how he saw the UK's foreign policy developing under the new Con-Lib pact. In his speech reported on the 2nd July, he said that the UK should be more extensively engaged with the EU, reflecting the "Lib-Con" view rather than that of a large swathe of the Tory party. In particular, he said, there should be more UK officials in senior roles to promote British interests in Brussels.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 14th June 2010.
Dr Mike Naughton is Founder and Director of the Innocence Network UK, the umbrella organisation for member Innocence Projects in UK universities, and Director of the University of Bristol Innocence Project. Dr Naughton has written an article entitled 'Can lawyers put people before the law?' in the July edition of Socialist Lawyer.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 10th June 2010.
Those of you who have been thinking about a career at the Bar may have been following the 'BabyBarista' blog that has been appearing on The Times website for the last three years. As you are also probably now aware, The Times website is no longer free to view.
Due to this change, the author of the BabyBarista blog, Tim Kevan, has moved the blog off The Times website to its own free site www.babybarista.com.