Category Archives: Legal news

It’s only make believe

This somewhat melancholy and mournful tune by Conway Twitty, was the 1958 Christmas number one.  Conway Twitty, (having changed his name and chosen two seemingly random towns as names), was an American singer and this was his first big hit.  The song was actually written whilst Conway was in Ontario, apparently he had become convinced that this is… Read More »

Indigenous Peoples and the law (and a useful new LibGuide!)

By Francesca Marsden I thought that I would take the opportunity, having done a lot of research for my soon-to-be-published LibGuide on the topic, to share a few interesting pieces of international legislation and highlight a significant case concerning indigenous peoples that I discovered along the way. Also, it may be a (not so subtle) attempt draw attention… Read More »

Mobile Apps for Mobile Lawyers

By Beth Paton Mobile technology is becoming ever more ubiquitous, so it seemed the right time to take a look at apps for law students and lawyers. For the purposes of this blog post I selected three apps to road test. I was ably assisted with these reviews by my husband, Alec, who obtained a… Read More »

Social media law and policy

The rise of social media in recent years has created a new range of tools for instant  universal communication and interaction in both personal relationships and at work. We use tools such as Twitter and Facebook to post photos, talk to our friends, provide information or news to our customers, or to track or promote… Read More »

Law, medical ethics and social justice

As  the news constantly reminds us, there is a world of difficult issues out there when it comes to life (both as to its beginnings and its end), and what is the appropriate response to ill health which might appear anywhere in between, and how to establish what conditions can/should/must be cured – and who… Read More »