London Law Lectures has posted an updated lecture on Resulting Trusts:
RESULTING TRUSTS RECORDING UPDATED
In Patel v Mirza (2017), the Supreme Court conducted an extensive review of the case law on restitution and the illegality defence, as well as the rationale underlying the Tinsley principle and decided that it was time for Tinsley to be overruled.
The recorded lecture on resulting trusts has been updated with an analysis of the decision.
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SSRN, the Social Science Research Network, has redesigned their website, making it more user-friendly and adding some improvements. The database includes hundreds of thousands of research papers from social science researchers, which includes the legal field. Some are finalized articles, others are draft articles not yet published elsewhere.
If you are a law student, academic, or practitioner, you should check out the new design.
Business Insider ranks US law schools on an annual basis. They recently released their ranking for 2016. Follow that lit, they extracted the top private law schools from those rankings. Using information from the ABA, BI looks at
“…percentage of graduates who land full-time, long-term, highly coveted jobs, which includes positions at big law firms that pay well — those with over 251 employees — and federal clerkships.”
The top ten are:
10. Vanderbilt University
9. Yale University
8. Cornell University
7. Columbia University
6. Duke University
5. New York University
4. Stanford University
3. Harvard University
2. University of Chicago
1. University of Pennsylvania
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From The Guardian, a list of answers most commonly asked by aspiring lawyers. Answered by experts based on the most common questions asked at several talks at law schools around London in May 2016.
The questions are:
- How much of the knowledge gained on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) will I use as a trainee solicitor?
- Is there anything I can do to prepare me for the start of a training contract?
- Can I submit an application again if it’s rejected? If so, how will it be compared to the first attempt?
- Is it advisable to connect with graduate recruitment on social media?
- What are the hours really like?
- How do I decide what type of lawyer I want to be?
- How did you choose your training contract seats? Is there a best order?
- How do lawyers stay commercially aware?
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