Category Archives: Law

A Book for a Desert Island – Academics to the Rescue 26

The Diary of Samuel Pepys would be mine. Born in 1633, the son of a tailor, but with influential relatives, Pepys went to St Paul’s School and Cambridge. One of his patrons was the Earl of Sandwich. So in 1660 … Read More »

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Books – Academics to the Rescue 25

Joseph Jack, a student, once applied to read books in the Bodleian Law Library, and was refused permission, because he wasn’t a student of Oxford university, and wasn’t able to show a special need. “He only wants to look at … Read More »

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International Law – Intervention, Humanitarian Crisis – Academics to the Rescue 24

A good teaching practice is to take two sides with opposite views, and to ask which would you decide for if you were a judge? Prepare a reasoned opinion. This is helpful in international law, where the differences are coloured by politics, like … Read More »

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International Law – Cambodia 40 years after the war – Academics to the Rescue 23

Sihanouk Hospital, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. By Morlie L. Wang, MD MPH December 2010. As I walked into my first rounds with the medical staff at Sihanouk Hospital Center of Hope in Phnom Penh Cambodia, a patient in the corner of … Read More »

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Mhaira Black aged 20 – youngest MP – Academics to the Rescue 22

Mhaira Black, a 20 year old 3rd year politics student at Glasgow university, is the youngest MP since 1667. She represents Paisley, and says that she didn’t want Scotland to be treated unfairly. Her Dad, a retired teacher, took her … Read More »

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The Sophisticated Lawyer – Academics to the Rescue 21

“I don’t want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell me, how to do what I want to do” said JP Morgan (the owner of the Titanic). However the sophisticated lawyer is cleverer. … Read More »

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Royal Babies – Elections – Allegiance – Academics to the Rescue 20

On Sunday, all the newspapers (except the Observer) had pictures of the new Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana on the front page.  Television news bulletins displaced politicians, in favour of pictures of Prince William and Princess Kate and the new baby. I … Read More »

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