Universities

Survival Tips For Baby Barristers At The Publicly Funded Bar

Last week, David Cameron’s former chief-of-staff, Alex Deane, explained to Legal Cheek why he tired of the genteel poverty of the criminal Bar – and eventually quit. Will things work out differently for this week’s guest, 2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings pupil barrister Stephanie Wookey (pictured), who joins Bircham Dyson Bell solicitor Kevin Poulter (pictured) and… Read more »

GDL Route ‘Made Me a Damn Sight More Rounded Than If I Had Read An LLB’

OccupyTheInns backs Lord Sumption’s recent pro-GDL comments, and draws paralells between drug shame pupil Henry Mostyn and new Spurs manager André Villas-Boas After so much discussion recently about “accelerated” law degrees and legal apprenticeships, I was relieved to read over the weekend the ever-sensible Supreme Court Justice Lord Sumption standing up for the liberal arts… Read more »

Law Student Branded ‘Slut’ By Talk Show Host Gets Obama Call

The following would never happen in Britain… On 23 February, Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke (pictured) testified at a congressional hearing in support of President Obama’s ruling that religiously affiliated institutions, including some universities, should provide insurance plans that cover all costs for medicinal contraceptives. In response, rightwing US radio host Rush Limbaugh branded… Read more »

Is The LNAT Fit For Purpose?

Barrister-to-be Jack Smith, whose LNAT score didn’t correspond with his other academic results, isn’t convinced by the undergraduate law application test With A-Level results improving each year, it’s only natural that university law faculty admissions tutors seek to distinguish between the best applicants via an additional test. For many institutions, the National Admissions Test for… Read more »

LSE Students in Freedom of Expression Battle as They Refuse to Remove Jesus and Mohammed Cartoons

The London School of Economics (LSE) Student Union Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (LSESU ASH) has refused to comply with a call from the university’s union to remove cartoons featuring Jesus and Mohammed from its Facebook page. The image that has generated most controversy is apparently one of the pair drinking a pint together. ‘There… Read more »