Category Archives: Outside

European Court of Human Rights and its future

According to the Council of Europe’s own website  “The [ECHR] currently faces a desperate situation. There are more than 100 000 outstanding cases. Ninety percent of the applications to the Court are clearly inadmissible or have no legal basis, which reveals a serious ignorance of the Convention and the Court’s procedures. It also shows that the… Read More »

Supporting law students

For those studying law in England (or English law anywhere), there is a relatively new free website which may well be worth monitoring: certainly it promises much! Free resources for law students What exactly is promised? Only “the most extensive range of course materials, recorded lectures, and updaters for UK law students” no less!! The idea is… Read More »

Law Reform Committee Essay Competition 2009

The General Council of the Bar has just advertised this competition which is open to:  Pupil barristers,  BVC students,  CPE students (including any Graduate Diploma in law course, recognised as a CPE Course), and Undergraduate law degree students Entrants are invited to submit an essay of not more than 3,000 words that identifies and makes the case… Read More »

IALS Closed Fortnight 2008

A word of warning which we can pass on from our London colleagues. The IALS Library will be closed to all visitors for two weeks during September, for essential stocktaking and refurbishment.  The Library will be closed from 5:00pm on Friday 12th September until 9:00am on Monday 29th September, 2008.      The telephone enquiry service for students and… Read More »