Reading the Ratio

Reading the Ratio

Reading cases with Ratio

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Reading the Ratio and Taking Notes on Cases.

Dealing with Disappointment: Confessions of a Law Student

Dealing with Disappointment: Confessions of a Law Student

So you’ve been working on this for a while. To add to the cliché you have been putting in the hours, blood, sweat and the occasional 3am breakdown. You’ve had your lucky charms close by, you’ve done your prayers and heck perhaps even opened a…

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Trustee Duties

Trustee Duties

Duty to act solely in accordance with the terms of their authority as defined in the trust deed, including a duty to invest the trust property e. the trustees must do as they are instructed in the trust deed. Can’t give property to someone who…

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Law: A Survival Guide

Law: A Survival Guide

I always feel a sense of sage pride when a young hopeful Law student to be looks at me with naïve hope shining in their eyes, seeking advice regarding the mythical subject and career of the Law. You see your old self in their youthful…

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The Disappointment: Gender and Power

The Disappointment: Gender and Power

I wrote this piece for my final year of college and the poem is by one of my favorite poets; Aphra Behn. She probably appealed to me because not only was she revolutionary in her own way; from being one of the first women to…

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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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What is Possession in relation to Land Law?

What is Possession in relation to Land Law?

Note: these were the very first notes I ever took in this lecture and they just give a really really brief summarization of points. What is property? It is the law of things and it mainly concerns itself with rights and duties, and their relation…

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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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Consideration

Consideration

As always the notes follow the outline of the mindmap. The picture below has less detail it’s just to give an overview of the main points. The PDF version (Consideration2) shows all the levels of the mindmap. (Reflected in the notes) DEFINITION Classical definition: Currie v…

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Offer And Acceptance= Agreement

Offer And Acceptance= Agreement

As always the notes follow the outline of the mindmap I’ve made. The only difference is that the PDF image of the mindap shows ALL the levels in the mindap (reflected in the notes)  unlike the image below, which I included to provide a simple outline…

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