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 22nd March 2010.
In November 2008 LexisNexis launched a new division LexisNexis’ Encyclopaedia of Banking Law, specifically covering Islamic Financial Institutions and Islamic Finance. This new division has been written by Antony Hainsworth (LLB, LLM) a financial services and financial regulation specialist at Clifford Chance LLP.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 8th March 2010.
The ability to research points of law using books is still a skill that law firms, partners and librarians consider essential to being a good lawyer. Computers crash, power fails or you might be working somewhere that does not have any access to the internet. Some law firms still do not use LexisLibrary to support their practice and prefer to purchase books.
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 8th February 2010.
In a recent article in The Times, Professor Richard Susskind discussed and commented on a survey into law firm business practices conducted by LexisNexis in the United States
Posted by Law Campus Admin on the 17th December 2009.
In a recent article in The Lawyer, DLA Piper announced that they will be introducing a “visual accuracy test” as part of their recruitment process whereby students who have successfully completed an assessment day are given a contract to correct for spelling and grammatical errors.