London Law Lectures – news

Jurisprudence 2017 – the examinationLondon Law Lectures has posted an updated lecture on Resulting Trusts:

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.

The SSRN Homepage Gets an Upgrade

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. The SSRN Homepage Gets an Upgrade

If you are a law student, academic, or practitioner, you should check out the new design.

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Blogs to help you through law school

Blogs to help you through law school

From the Criminal Justice Degrees Guide


Criminal Justice Degrees Online has listed ten blogs that can help you get through law school. Many (if not all) of these blogs are by former law students. Some of these are about specific aspects of law school, some are more general.

Some of these are about specific aspects of law school, some are more general. Some pull together material from all over, others are the writer’s personal experience. This is a good list, and most blogs that we follow. (There is one glaring omission, of course, in our humble opinion.)

For a description of each, visit the Criminal Justice Degrees Online.

The 25 best private law schools in America (Business Insider)

BI logoBusiness 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

See the full list, with more information on each >

Answers for Common Questions of Aspiring Lawyers (The Guardian)

Guardian-logo-018-624x351From 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:

  1. How much of the knowledge gained on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) will I use as a trainee solicitor?
  2. Is there anything I can do to prepare me for the start of a training contract?
  3. Can I submit an application again if it’s rejected? If so, how will it be compared to the first attempt?
  4. Is it advisable to connect with graduate recruitment on social media?
  5. What are the hours really like?
  6. How do I decide what type of lawyer I want to be?
  7. How did you choose your training contract seats? Is there a best order?
  8. How do lawyers stay commercially aware?

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