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ICLR Open University Law Society Mooting Competition 2017

The Grand Final of the ICLR Open University Law Society Mooting Competition 2017 was held in the main courtroom at the UK Supreme Court, before Baroness Hale of Richmond DPSC. Paul Magrath was there.  Drawings by Isobel Williams.

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#AALS 2017 Conference Diary

The story so far… Paul Hastings and Paul Magrath of ICLR are in San Francisco for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. We’re at Booth No 406 in the Exhibition Hall, sweltering under the chandeliers of what is otherwise known as the Grand Ballroom. Hundreds of law school deans, professors and librarians circulate and network here among the stands, enjoying the coffee and pastries on offer between sessions and seminars held in various other …

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ICLR at AALS 2017 – New Year in San Francisco!

Team ICLR will be attending the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco from January 3 to 7. This year’s theme is “Why Law Matters”, which seems particularly topical in the context not only of promoting public understanding of and access to laws, but also the dilution of respect for the rule of law in so many jurisdictions, including (sad to say) those of Britain and the USA.

ICLR will be …

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ICLR Online – platform maintenance

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We have been working behind the scenes to improve the stability and flexibility of the ICLR Online platform. This is being done in part to cope with massively increased demand, particularly in overseas jurisdictions, and also because we wished to replace our existing (now quite old) fixed servers with a more flexible cloud-based server system.

 

The transition should not cause any disruption to service, but if you experience problems getting into ICLR, it might be browser-related. Try closing the browser …

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British Legal Week in China

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In response to an invitation from the Great Britain China Centre, the ICLR was one of a number of publishers who contributed books and other materials for an exhibition at the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) museum in Beijing earlier this year. The exhibition was held to mark British Legal Week in China, as part of the Third Annual UK-China Judicial Roundtable, led by UK Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger and Chinese Supreme People’s Court President Zhou Qiang.

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The ICLR Pupillage Award’s first winner: Sophia Stapleton

This is the first year that the ICLR have given a pupillage award, which is worth £12,000 for a barrister, taken on as a pupil in a set of chambers doing mainly publicly funded work, and in receipt of an existing pupil award from those chambers of no more than £14,000. The award was launched last year to mark the 150th Anniversary of ICLR’s foundation in 1865, and its winner in this inaugural year is Sophia Stapleton.

The award …

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Archbold v Blackstone

Archbold v Blackstone

True. The news that in July a small panel of judges (the Judicial Executive Board) decided that Blackstone’s Criminal Practice should replace Archbold as the standard text in the Crown Court is hardly front-page material. However, it’s precisely the sort of thing a law publisher with a criminal law background like me geeks out on.

The rough gist of the matter is as follows. For time immemorial, the standard commentary on the criminal law has been …

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#ALLA2016Conf – Melbourne, here we come! (Updated)

Team ICLR is in Melbourne, Victoria, for the 2016 conference of the Australian Law Librarians’ Association. The conference is being held at the State Library Victoria, from 24 to 26 August and ICLR is happy to be a Silver Sponsor. We’ll be keeping you informed of events via this conference diary, which will appear in reverse date order (new content first).

 

 

[Image taken from the State Library of Victoria website.]

 

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#IALL2016 – Oxford, here we come! (Updated)

Team ICLR is in Oxford for the 35th Annual Course of the International Association of Law Librararies. The theme is “Common Law Perspectives in an International Context”. This is our conference diary, which we’ll top up daily (older entries below).

The ICLR team in Oxford is a pair of Pauls – Paul Hastings, Account Manager, and Paul Magrath, Head of Product Development and Online Content. This diary will be updated regularly, with new content going in at the top.

 

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The first winner of the ICLR Pupillage Award

For a select few, obtaining pupillage is a foregone conclusion. Most pupillage-hopefuls, however, invariably find themselves plunged into an unbearable state of limbo, punctuated by obsessively checking the post and their email for news of an interview.

The whole process of applying for pupillage reminded me of a massively protracted penalty shoot-out, the outcome of which either spells out sheer elation or, for the unlucky ones, yet another round of the same uncertainty a year later.

Of course, getting …

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