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Key information for current students can be found on our intranet and in the Law School UG Student Handbook.

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Events

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22 November 201713:00

‘Fine words butter no parsnips’: Can the principle of open justice survive the introduction of an online court?

Sue Prince will deliver a talk on ‘Fine words butter no parsnips’: Can the principle of open justice survive the introduction of an online court? Many jurisdictions are embracing technology as a potential gatekeeper for new court processes. In order to encourage less reliance on legal aid and free up judicial resource, policy makers are keen to embrace ‘online court’ solutions, and ‘digital by default’ approaches to resolving legal problems. In British Columbia, Canada, for example, the online small claims process has replaced the court building with an end-to-end pathway-style online process which provides legal advice, mediation, and access to an online judge. In the UK, plans are afoot for all civil cases under £25,000 to be referred to an ‘Online Solutions Court’. In the recent case of R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor (2017), Lord Reed said that the court is more than a service to the user and that access to the courts is not of value only to the particular individuals involved but is fundamental to the rule of law and society. The question is whether once the institution of the court is not a place or a building, how can we measure whether the service provided to litigants is fair? Will technology change the nature of the legal process so that the traditional vision of the court has to be amended or qualified? This paper will consider whether the principle of open justice can be upheld effectively in this new technological environment. Open justice exists to protect the right of the public to be informed about what happens in the court; both through their ability to attend individual cases and the right of the media to be in the courtroom and to inform more broadly. Open justice has been upheld by the senior judiciary in significant historic cases such as Scott v Scott (1913) and R v Sussex Justices, ex p McCarthy (1924). Open justice is guaranteed as part of the a right to fair trial, such as in Article 6, European Convention on Human Rights: ‘…everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing…’. The question of openness is therefore essential to the design of the online court.. Full details
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22 November 201713:00

The online court and open justice

Professor Sue Prince presents, The online court and open justice. Full details
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22 November 201713:30

How to apply to Law Grad School

Please note we will be discussing LLM studies including international opportunities and how to get funding. Full details
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29 November 201715:00

Guest lecture on the Icelandic constitution

The Human Rights and Democracy Forum of Exeter Law School (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/research/groups/humanrightsanddemocracyforum/) is delighted to welcome special guest lecture by leading Icelandic constitutional lawyer, Ágúst Thór Árnason, on the topic of "Iceland 1944 – 2016: Founding the republic with a new codified constitution". Iceland went through a process of constitutional reform after its banking crisis and our guest was directly involved in the initial stage of the reform as a member of the 2010 – 2011 Constitutional Committee that draft the first report in this process. Ágúst Thór Árnason is one of the leading figures of Icelandic constitutionalism and works at the University of Akureyri (http://english.unak.is/about/staff-search). He is the co-founder of the Polar Law Program at the University of Akureyri with Prof. Gudmundur Alfredsson. Ágúst Thór Árnason will share his experience as one of the drafters and his analysis of the reform as a constitutional law scholar. The lecture will be followed by a discussion.. Full details
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30 November 20179:00

Dr Rachel Fenton is a key speaker at the Inside Government's 'Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education'

Exeter Law School's Dr Rachel Fenton is a key speaker at the Inside Government's 'Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education' conference at the Hallam Conference Centre, 09:00-16:00, Thursday 30 November 2017. Her case study is 'Empowering Students to Pledge to Tackle Violence and Harassment'. More info here: http://ow.ly/q6z030g68TA. Full details
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6 December 201713:00

Can evidence-based memory processing techniques enhance the accuracy and credibility of the testimony given by witnesses who have experienced trauma?

Dr Charlotte Bishop presents, Can evidence-based memory processing techniques enhance the accuracy and credibility of the testimony given by witnesses who have experienced trauma?. Full details
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18 October 201910:00

Rob Merkin: Plenary Session, Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference

Asia-Pacific Insurance Conference October 2017, Singapore. Full details
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Societies and student life

Bracton Law Society

The Bracton Law Society (BLS) is one of Exeter’s largest and most active societies. The BLS is probably the best student law society in the United Kingdom. Run by students for students, it is open to students from across the university, at all levels of study, and from different countries and backgrounds; making it an exciting and diverse group to be part of. Find out more.

The Exeter European Law Society

The Exeter European Law Society, EELS, provides a friendly, accessible network of students who are interested in European and International Law. They run presentations and trips to International Institutions, events with International Law Firms, and talks with high profile visiting speakers. EELS also organised frequent and varied socials to help encourage their community spirit, as well as informal peer mentoring for students on the Maitrise, Magister and Study Abroad programmes.
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Canadian Law Society

The aims of the Canadian Law Society of Exeter University are fashioned around one simple objective: to help students who are planning on returning or moving to Canada upon graduation with regards to post-graduate education options, NCA Equivalency exam preparation, and what can generally be expected when making the transition from UK law to Canadian law. They host a number of socials throughout the year where Canadians and non-Canadians of any discipline are welcome to join!
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Societies, volunteering, social life

In Exeter, thousands of students sign up to over 180 different Guild-affiliated societies. These societies cover a wide range of activities enabling our students to get fully involved with university life. Find out more.

Law School Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC)

The University's SSLC Code of Practice states that the purpose of the committee is:

  • To enable students and staff jointly to participate in the composition, management and review of the Law School's provision with a view to improving the quality of teaching and learning.
  • To facilitate greater communication between students and staff within the Law School.
  • To identify and address areas of concern to students and staff.
  • To assist a student contribution at all levels of decision-making concerning unreserved business within the Law School, the College, and the University.
  • To disseminate examples of good practice.
  • To provide documentary evidence of the participation of students in the quality assurance and development of the programmes delivered by the Law School.

The SSLC usually meets twice a term.

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Law Office

The Law Office (open Mon-Fri 10-12, 2-4) is located on the 2nd floor of the Amory Building in room 220, for a list of professional services staff see here. For Law specific enquiries please contact the Law Office. 

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SSIS College Office

The SSIS College Office is located on the ground floor at the main reception of the Amory Building. For enquiries about attendance, mitigation or study abroad please contact the SSIS College Office:

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