Morning round-up

Morning round-up: Tuesday 7 April

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The morning’s top legal news stories and social media posts

newspapers4Amal Clooney looks summery in a cream ensemble and matching trench coat ahead of Columbia University lecture [Mail Online]

Legal battle over Jay Z’s sampling on Big Pimpin’ comes to head after eight years [The Guardian]

Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo named as footballer in sex scandal court case [The Independent]

As a barrister it’s puzzling to hear the human rights act cause anger [Huffington Post]

Brit faces death sentence in Indonesia after being found guilty of smuggling heroin [The Mirror]

One of Garissa attack gunmen was “government official’s son” and “bright law student” [The Telegraph]

Senior Muslim lawyer says British teenagers see Isis as “pop idols” [The Guardian]

Review of ‘The Barefoot Lawyer: The Remarkable Memoir of China’s Bravest Political Activist’ — by Chen Guangcheng [Literary Review]

James Ward-Prowse: the 2KBW barrister’s son who is bending it like Beckham [Mail Online]

Forcing someone to represent themselves in court is the equivalent of a Sunday league defender being pitted against Lionel Messi [The Independent]

Is a law degree worth it? [BBC News]

A law student’s Easter [Facebook]

“The question remains why on Earth would one toil for many years in an MC firm, where the graft is comparable, but the cash isn’t as good. Sometimes I wish I chose a different career… ” [Legal Cheek Comments]