Category Archives: Socio-Legal

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… Read More »

A reasonable man goes to Tate Britain

Several weeks ago in London, en route to Tate Britain (the original Tate Gallery, now with a trendy name), I took the no. 88 bus from Regent Street.  I then noticed that the ultimate destination of the bus was Clapham Common, and it suddenly dawned on me that I had become “the man on the… Read More »

A glimpse of life under Roman law

Bodleian Law Librarians do get out and about … even though this expedition entailed going into a (decommissioned) reading room to see the current exhibition at the British Museum, Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Among the wonders (and horrors) on display is a rather nondescript piece of marble.  It bears an inscription on… 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 journals from France

The new OU subscription to journals on  CAIRN.INFO includes  Revues en Droit The 9 law titles are: Archives de politique criminelle, Droit et société, Nouveaux Cahiers du Conseil constitutionnel, Plein droit, Pouvoirs, Revue francaise de droit constitutionnel Revue internationale de droit économique Revue internationale de droit pénal Clearly they are linked by place and language… Read More »