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Launched today, LawPORT (Law Postgraduate Online Research Training) is a collection of
free-to-use online training resources designed to improve the information
literacy skills of law PhD students. The tutorials have been created by the
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library to support researchers across the UK with public international law research and the use of OSCOLA.
Although targeted at PhD students, these online tutorials are likely to be useful to students studying at all levels - particularly the one on OSCOLA.
I've previously flagged up Law in Action, and it's worth subscribing to podcasts from the series. Rather belatedly I've recently listened to the last episode from the most recent series entitled 'Joshua Goes to Prison' in which the presenter, Joshua Rozenburg visits Edinburgh Prison and speaks to the governor, Caroline Johnston about how she and her staff are managing the challenges of operating a prison in the 21st century. The prison is involved in some interesting initiatives, including employing a Throughcare Support Officer, a prison officer who works both inside and outside the prison itself. The officer's sole purpose is to work with short-term prisoners in the run up to release and focus on helping with issues relating to areas such as housing, employment prospects and addiction support. The officer then remains in contact post-release and continues to offer support. Definitely worth a listen if you're a criminology student, and/or are interested in the penal system. NB If you're a Birkbeck student, or member of staff and are reading this post after the episode has disappeared from BBC iplayer, then you can listen via our subscription to Box of Broadcasts National
Title: Ways of seeing law: What can art history tell
lawyers about their discipline?
Date: 24 Apr 2017,
of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR
Speaker: Professor Linda Mulcahy, Department of Law,
London School of Economics
Chair: Professor Michelle O’Malley, Professor of the
History of Art and Deputy Director, The Warburg Institute
Host: Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Institute of Advanced
Lawyers love the word.
When we teach our students it is primarily through the lens of written
judgments and textual analysis.
Engagements between law and art
tend to focus on the ways in which authoritative
legal texts facilitate the commodification of creativity or seek to impose
discipline on the sensual realm. This
paper will focus on the implications of us moving beyond the law of art to the
more complex territory of law and art.
In doing so it will explore the value of the image as a source of
information about law and legal phenomena which is otherwise lacking or
marginalised in the legal canon.
About the speaker:
Professor Mulcahy is professor of law at London School of
Economics, where she is also the first Director of the LSE’s new PhD Academy.
She is co-director of a Leverhulme Trust research project grant on 'Design and
due process: facilitating participation in the justice system’ on the recent
history of court design, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and with
architect Emma Rowden; and of an Arts and Humanities Research Council Collaborative
Doctoral Award on oral history and legal biography, held in partnership with
the British Library. Having gained qualifications in law, sociology and the
history of art and architecture, Linda’s work has a strong interdisciplinary
flavour. Her research focuses on disputes and their resolution and she has
studied the socio-legal dynamics of disputes in a number of contexts including
the car distribution industry, NHS, divorce, public sector complaints systems
and judicial review. Her work often has an empirical focus and she has received
a number of grants from the ESRC, AHRC, Department of Health, Nuffield
Foundation and Lotteries Fund in support of her work.
The team at Middle Temple library have compiled a list of resources which link through to information regarding the UK's referendum and Brexit. Sources include The Bar Council, Chambers, the Law Society, Law firms, UK Government & Parliament, the EU and a selection of blogs and news sources.
We have recently subscribed to two new ebook collections via the Elgar Online platform. These cover Human Rights and Public International Law. They are DRM free (which means that you won't encounter annoying restrictions on how much of the book you can print out or download). Each book is available via the library catalogue, and so can be found there using an author, title or subject search. It is also possible to browse or search the collections by going to the publisher's web site.