Category Archives: Law

Survival – Sometimes it is wise to move away – Academics to the Rescue 10

One of the most difficult problems arises when there is a conflict of duties. Those in authority may use their contractual authority to give orders which are in conflict with the Human Rights principles of fairness, equal concern and respect. … Read More »

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Cries for Help – Academics to the Rescue 9

“When a student or a colleague needs help, they may not raise the problem directly. Instead they may initiate a discussion on a neutral topic, and mention the problem about which they are so anxious. Doctors and some social workers … Read More »

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The Need for a Criminal Code – Academics to the Rescue 8

The teaching of criminal law could be assisted by using the structure of a draft criminal code;  and in the assessment process we might ask students to draft and criticise sections of a model code.  This also gives students experience of … Read More »

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Organised Crime – Academics to the Rescue 7

Organised crime is a problem which we should discuss.  If brought into the open it can be deterred. (1) Once there were the traditional gangsters. After the Kray twins from East London were jailed for murder in 1967, ex members … Read More »

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Top Gear – Academics to the Rescue 6

As academics, we have the advantage that we can express opinions on something as soon as it occurs, and use it in classes to make them more relevant. I would consider using Jeremy Clarkson’s fracas with a BBC producer in … Read More »

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MH 370 – Academics to the Rescue 5

The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 370, a year ago, might be used as an example of the problems of knowing the truth, and as a way of making classes interesting and relevant. A request by a professor at … Read More »

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Truth – Academics to the Rescue 4

Truth is a Moving Target, varying over time, society and locality. What is acceptable and academically orthodox in one society may be intolerable in another. Academics in England have freedom to search for the truth. But the truth itself is … Read More »

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