Category Archives: Law

Deontology – Faith – Academics to the Rescue 49

John Gardner’s discussion of Law as a Leap of Faith (OUP 2012) raises important questions about the relation between law and faith.  Deontological ethics regards proper behaviour as that which complies with an external set of values, often of a religious origin … Read More »

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Training Contracts – Academics to the Rescue 47

Recently a city firm advertised on its website for a trainee. It received many applications (of course the applicants were also applying to other firms). Each applicant was asked to submit a cv and a covering letter. The initial sorting … Read More »

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The Art of the Put Down – Academics to the Rescue 46

City lawyers are debating the reaction of a lady barrister, who published a portrait of herself in robes on LinkedIn, to which a solicitor responded “that is a stunning picture!!! You definitely win the prize for the best LinkedIn picture … Read More »

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Refugee Blues – WH Auden 1938 – Academics to the Rescue 44

“Once we had a country and we thought it fair, Look in the atlas and you’ll find it there: We cannot go there now, my dear, we cannot go there now. “The consul banged the table and said: ‘If you’ve … Read More »

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Resolving Complex Problems – Academics to the Rescue 43

In reality, legal problems are often multi faceted – with many issues to resolve – for example, trespass to goods, public law, human rights, remedial and theoretical. The artificial academic questions, which teachers set, do not prepare students for the wild outside world. While … Read More »

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The duty of care – Academics to the Rescue 42

A homeless man was trying trying to cross North Street, Guildford. Someone had punched him, and his face was cut. A female motorist in a Range Rover shouted at him. I thought to myself – there but for fortune go … Read More »

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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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