Shakespeare for lawyers

With the Globe Theatre Company returning to the Bodleian Quad this week, I felt a combination of great writer and great location ought to inspire a little blogging. This year’s performance is King Lear, in which an aging king decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters and retire early. A quick look around […]

Cambridge University Press law e-books

The Law Bod has taken out a trial subscription to all the law titles available via CUP’s University Publishing Online. This means holders of an Oxford Single Sign On have full-text access to all law titles until 13 July 2015. At that date we shall assess how useful the package has proved to be, before […]

Commonwealth content on LexisLibrary

Good news for all holders of an Oxford Single Sign On username and password: the Law Bod has just extended its subscription on LexisLibrary to include the entire Lexis Commonwealth collection. Many of our researchers are doubtless well used to resorting to Lexis for Australian, Canadian, New Zealand , Hong Kong , Singapore, and/or Malaysian […]

Family cases update – short and sweet!

Following on from Jordan’s update in April (see “A new look for i-law, ICLR and Jordan’s“) there is a further new feature worth noting: Case Reports by topic for the Family Law Journal and a subject matter index for the Famiy Law Reports.  Both of these appear in the drop-down browse options for the titles […]

A film to encourage future legal historians

That is my hope any way! The film is Belle which will draw the viewer’s attention to the interesting household of a former Lord Chief Justice. Here is a still of Lord Mansfield, as played by Tom Wilkinson (“spot the location” addicts should find the background worth a second look too!) followed by a contemporary […]