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Podcasts in law – a selection

It’s been a while since we’ve done a roundup of legal podcasts and, as the summer gives way to autumn, with new terms both legal and academic due to start soon, we thought it might be useful to look at some of the new ones and remind ourselves of some of the established favourites.  Continue reading

Book review: Guilty until Proven Innocent, by Jon Robins

Jon Robins anatomises a criminal appeals system that appears to prioritise public confidence over individual fairness, that only grudgingly admits miscarriages of justice and that, even then, fails to compensate its victims unless they prove the very innocence they were presumed to have had in the first place. Continue reading

Book review: Doing Justice by Preet Bharara

In a fascinating and instructive memoir, the former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, famed as the ‘Sheriff of Wall St’, explains the role and functions of a public prosecutor and recalls some of the most interesting cases of his career. Continue reading

Film review: On the Basis of Sex

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who has changed the course of legal history in America and inspired generations of lawyers by her indomitable spirit. Paul Magrath reviews a film which charts the events in her life leading up to her first major court triumph in the continuing struggle against sex discrimination. Continue reading