I Should Be Engaged.

I Should Be Engaged.

As I truly set off for my 20s this resonates with me and it’s so true that you sometimes don’t realise how empty your engagement with others has become when you’re so used to relying on a digital connection. It’s convenient but nothing can beat…

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Open Day Experience: Reed Smith

Open Day Experience: Reed Smith

A review of my experience at Reed Smith’s Open Day.

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Stark Realities

Stark Realities

This is the very first piece I ever wrote for the Law magazine at uni. “Lorraine looks at the Justice System in the Seven Kingdoms” I’m writing an article about how Game of Thrones (GoT) is synonymous to studying law.  I utter this line and…

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A very brief summary: What is a Constitution?

A very brief summary: What is a Constitution?

Usual exam question to consider: Would a written constitution make a great improvement to the UK system of government? 1.What is a constitution for? people need to know who has the power to make decisions or take actions It grants legitimacy to the state and…

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Hello, my name is Lorraine, and I survived the first year of law school

Hello, my name is Lorraine, and I survived …

The owl of Minerva, takes its flight only when the shades of night are gathering.  — Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, Preface  Many things can be said about my first year as a Benthamite at UCL Laws, and I think this sums it up pretty well. In that…

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Intention to Create Legal Relations and Promissory Estoppel

Intention to Create Legal Relations and Promissory Estoppel

The mind map displayed below shows all the levels, however the notes that correspond are below in the post. Also to see a larger version of the map just click on it. INTENTION TO CREATE LEGAL RELATIONS In order to prevent the courts from being…

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Non-Consensual Sexual Offences Pt 1: Revision

Non-Consensual Sexual Offences Pt 1: Revision

Non-Consensual Sexual Offences Sexual Offences Act 2003 1.     Rape S1 A.    Definition: A person commits rape if they intentionally penetrate, without consent and they don’t reasonably believe that the victim consented 1.   Penetration is a continuing act as given by Kaitamaki and s79(2)  2.     Sexual…

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Barrister's Cocktail Party

Barrister's Cocktail Party

One of the perks of being in London is that you get to be at the centre of it all. Whether that be in relation to music, the arts, business or simply running into celebrities when you least expect it. (Tottenham Court Road seems to…

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Procrastination isn’t taking a break: Dealing With Stress

Procrastination isn’t taking a break: Dealing With …

After the excitement and euphoria of Fresher’s week, reality soon catches up with you. You have what I call that “Wizard of Oz” moment. This is that moment where you realize that you are most definitely not in college any more and neither are you…

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Picking a University and Open Days

Picking a University and Open Days

Question: I’m really excited  to start my undergraduate degree in September in London. when you were in the process of applying and what not did you go to any applicant days? I’m going for an applicant day soon for a few of my university choices, but I’m not sure…

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“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.”

“The wise man is one who, knows, what …

“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.” -Lao Tsu One quick lesson you learn as a law student is that you think you know and understand but chances are… the first time around, you actually don’t. I might just be…

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What Do You Expect from a career in law?

What Do You Expect from a career in …

The first thing that springs to mind would be one of two things for many. Imagine a dark, dusty, antique office: littered with academic papers and never-ending mountains of books, blocking the meagre sunlight coming in from a tiny window. Don’t forget the endless hours…

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