In the final Medical Law workshop of this Semester, the students had the opportunity to consider recent news stories and developments in the area of Medical Law. Whilst there is much in the news at present, the two areas the students decided to focus on was the law on abortion and the proposed change in […]Read more "The need for Medical Law reforms? A view on the Abortion Act and the system of organ donation."
Last night, students from the Law and Accounting teams went head-to-head in an International themed quiz. Rounds included international flags and landmarks, name the song, general knowledge and a devilishly difficult Christmas round. Winners of the wooden spoon were the group ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ (Level 5 Law students, Harry, Shauna, Kate and […]Read more "Law and Accounting Christmas Quiz"
Second year students Hayley Morgan and Sian Ford were the winners of this year’s internal client interviewing competition. Hayley and Sian were last year’s runners-up so congratulations to them on going one better this year! The competition involved a mock interviewing scenario where students, in pairs, were asked to interview and then advise a client […]Read more "Internal Client Interviewing Competition: the results"
A recent legal decision in the US has ruled that ‘We shall Overcome’, one of the most well-known American civil rights anthems, is no longer subject to Copyright protection. A derivative version of the song had been copyrighted in the US by Pete Seeger (a folk musician) but a US District Judge ruled that the derivative version did not have […]Read more "Civil rights anthem ‘freed’ from copyright"
Last week the Law School welcomed the new Level 4 students with various induction events. For many of the students who have not studied Law before, the induction week provided an opportunity to start thinking about recent news stories and the legal impact of them. We focused on three topical stories, considering the sources of […]Read more "Welcoming the new Level 4 students"
Cases involving end of life decisions are always contentious and tend to be highlighted in the media due to the ongoing debate as to whether the United Kingdom should legalise euthanasia. The latest judgment in relation to this topical area came earlier this week, in the ruling of M (by her litigation friend, Mrs B) v […]Read more "A new era in end of life cases?"
In 2011 David Slater, a wildlife photographer, took a series of photos of macaque monkeys in Indonesia. Nothing particularly unusual about that, until one of the monkeys, named Naruto, started to use Mr Slater’s camera to take photos of himself. The photos, in particular the ones of Naruto striking what appears to be a cheesy […]Read more "Monkey ‘Selfie’ dispute settled"