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Weekend Edition: Week of September 16th

Weekend Edition: Week of September 16th

Monday

Image courtesy of FreedomHouse on Flickr under the Creative Commons License

Image courtesy of FreedomHouse on Flickr under the Creative Commons License

Syria: the Legal Basis for Military Action

Maud Kadye looks at the horrific decision to use chemical weapons in Syria and what laws this choice violates while also discussing the possible legal resolutions such as military intervention by countries such as the USA and how this could possibly be sanctioned by the United Nations.

Tuesday

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Image courtesy of Jamie McCaffrey on Flickr under the Creative Commons Licence

Mooting: Competing in Vienna

Robert Bradshaw gives us an insight into competing for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, which he undertook whilst on his year abroad in Germany.

Image courtesy of Ben Sutherland on Flickr under the Creative Commons Licence.

Image courtesy of Ben Sutherland on Flickr under the Creative Commons Licence.

Legal Aid Reform: What it Means (Part 1)

In this first article in a two-part series on the legal aid reforms, Alistair Henwood comprehensively sets out Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s plans to amend the rules on legal aid and what it will mean for lawyers working in the affected areas. Part two will be published on Thursday 19th September.

Wednesday

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Image courtesy of eldh on Flickr under the Creative Commons License.

Top 10 Legal Academics To Follow On Twitter 

Karina Rooney gives a list of her top 10 legal academics to follow on Twitter while explaining why each of them is useful and what area of law they practice in along with what they predominantly tweet about.

Image courtesy of NCVO on Flickr under the Creative Commons Licence.

Image courtesy of NCVO on Flickr under the Creative Commons Licence.

Volunteering with the Witness Service

Alasdair Farrell provides an insight into the work done in the Witness Service branch of Victim Support and the benefits for students contemplating becoming volunteers at the charity.

Thursday

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Image courtesy of Glyn Lowe Photoworks on Flickr under the Creative Commons License.

Legal Aid Cuts and the Effect on Children

Gemma Smith gives us a brief history of Legal Aid while then going on to assess the impact that the recent Legal Aid cuts will have on family related legal matters, and in turn children who are exposed to the knock on effects of this, such as the lasting psychological damage.

Image courtesy of Ben Sutherland on Flickr under the Creative Commons Licence.

Image courtesy of Ben Sutherland on Flickr under the Creative Commons Licence.

Legal Aid Reform: What it Means (Part 2)

In this second article in a two-part series on the legal aid reforms, Alistair Henwood continues his examination of Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s legal aid reforms and what it will mean for legal aid providers and lawyers working in the affected areas.

Friday

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Image courtesy of nestor galina on Flickr under the Creative Commons Licence.

Whaling: Australia takes Japan to the ICJ

Shannon Revel provides an overview of the laws surrounding commercial and lethal whaling and examines whether the Japanese research programme “JARPA II” actually constitutes commercial whaling.

Image courtesy of aussiegall on Flickr under the Creative Commons Licence.

Image courtesy of aussiegall on Flickr under the Creative Commons Licence.

Law Abroad: Life as an Australian Law Student

Sarah Dowswell provides an insight into life as an Australian law student and her experience in studying at the University of Western Sydney.

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