Category Archives: Law

The Glass Floor – Academics to the Rescue 39

Dr Abigail McKnight from the LSE has produced a study in which she finds that well-off families create a ‘glass floor’ to ensure their children’s success. ‘The fact that middle class families are successful in hoarding the best opportunities in … Read More »

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Nzolameso v Westminster – Academics to the Rescue 38

Nzolamesco v Westminster [2015] UKSC 22 is important, because the Supreme Court applies reasonableness as a ground for judicial review. Titina Nzolameso (single mother of 5) lived in privately rented property in Westminster for four years until 2012, but was forced to … Read More »

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The Queen’s Nazi Salute – Academics to the Rescue 37

The Queen is pictured this week, on the front page of the Sun and other newspapers, performing a Nazi salute with her mother, sister and uncle, the Duke of Windsor, the future King Edward VIII.  The photograph is a still … Read More »

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Law in Film/Novel – Go Set a Watchman – Academics to the Rescue 36

This week saw the publication of Go Set a Watchman, the sequel to Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960).  I stood reading it in the bookshop, with several law students.  Today, I returned.  I applied the taxi driver test, opening it at … Read More »

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A Low Dishonest Decade – Academics to the Rescue 35

WH Auden referred to the 1930s as “a low dishonest decade” (his poem September 1st 1939).  We might perhaps compare the 1930s with the present decade.  In 1935 Baldwin and Chamberlain had been elected on a programme of economic austerity: … Read More »

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A Remarkable Week in the US Supreme Court – Academics to the Rescue 34

This has been a remarkable week in the US Supreme Court. In King v Burwell by 6 to 3 it rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act 2010, which authorises the federal government to pay tax credits to people … Read More »

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R v Juneja – Academics to the Rescue 33

Monika Juneja appeared at the Old Bailey last week.  She had attended Greenwich University from 1997 to 2000, and been awarded a 3rd in sociology, which she had altered to a 2.1 in law.  At BPP Law School she had failed … Read More »

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