Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Key cases discussed on the BBC's Westminster Hour

The latest Sunday Supplement, part of the Westminster Hour saw Clive Coleman from Radio 4's Law in Action talking about 'Cases that Changed Our World'.
Each of the 4 episodes lasts just under 15 minutes and discusses influential cases from the past, including Carbolic Smoke Ball and Donoghue v Stevenson. Definitely worth a listen if you have a few minutes to spare.

With thanks to Matthew Weait, Reader in the Law School for providing me with the web link.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Halsbury's Laws on Lexis Library - added functionality

A recent announcement from Lexis highlighted that footnotes in Halsbury’s Laws have been activated so you can now link from the text to the footnotes. 
Text within Halsbury’s simply contains statements of law, it is the footnotes which provide the relevant authority to support (or substantiate) the statements set out in the text. The footnotes reference legislation (Acts and SIs) and expand this information further by including other relevant legislation and references to case law. The footnotes also cross-reference other volumes within Halsbury’s Laws and explain what the law means, with legal definitions provided where relevant.

To access Halsbury's Laws within Lexis, either click on the Commentary tab, or select it from the 'My Bookshelf' list of resources on the home page.

Source: Lexis Subscriber newsletter

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

LexisNexis Research Certification Scheme

Do you want to be able to prove to potential employers that you can use Lexis Library competently? Then you may be interested in taking either or both of the online tests that Lexis offer. Upon successful completion of each test a certificate will be posted out to you.
There are both Basic and Advanced levels. Basic tests your understanding of core content such as UK cases and legislation, Advanced requires an understanding of EU content and more advanced features for UK content.
More information is available at: http://www.lexisnexis.com/uk/lawschool/certification/
 If you wish to refresh your mind on how to use Lexis before taking one of the tests, have a look at their online tutorials.