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 2nd June 2010.
BBC Parliament recently aired a 5 minute short about Erskine May: Parliamentary Practice published by LexisNexis. This title was written by the Thomas Erskine May and first published in 1844. The book is published every 7 years when a new Clerk of the House takes tenure.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 24th May 2010.
There was another prize up for grabs at the Attorney Generals Student Pro Bono Awards back in March - the Access to Justice Foundation student essay prize. Entrants had to write an essay on the following topic: 'Pro Bono Costs Orders: Levelling the playing field?' The prize was £300 of books from LexisNexis and publication of the winning essay in the New Law Journal.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 23rd April 2010.
If you are studying international or comparative human rights law, it is often difficult to find the resources on the web to support your studies. There are many charities, NGOs and government bodies that work to support human rights around the globe and many of these organisations are publishing materials that will be of help to students studying in this area. The challenge is finding all of this information.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 7th April 2010.
Last Tuesday, members of the LexisNexis Academic team attended the LawWorks Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards at the House of Lords as sponsors for the second year. Once again the quality of the shortlisted candidates was outstanding and the judges had a really hard time picking the winners. As the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland QC, said, “Innovation, excellence and professionalism are writ large in the entries for this year’s Awards.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 24th March 2010.
So – who was Lord Denning?