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Newsworthy Lawyers

Professor Gary Slapper of The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times, discuss opening up the legal system for public scrutiny.

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The abolition of capital punishment

Exploring some of the legal and ethical issues which influence decisions to abolish or retain the death penalty.

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Does prison work?

An ex-prisoner, a prison reformist, a judge and an academic of law discuss the value of incarceration for punishment and rehabilitation.

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Law

Law is a foundation stone of society and plays an increasingly important and visible role in virtually all areas of modern life. Social and environmental responsibilities, business operations and international codes of conduct are all determined and upheld by legal systems. We offer a range of degree programmes and short courses in law to a very wide variety of people. Our courses have been praised by senior judges, eminent lawyers and internationally acclaimed legal academics. Since 2008 our law degree has been ranked within the top six in the National Student Survey.

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The Passionate Advocate

Do you want your advocate to be passionate? And should judges be emotional? These are very important questions about the way that key...

Privacy Laws and The Media

Professor Gary Slapper of The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times discuss issues surrounding privacy laws and...

Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau

Credit card debt, redundancy and eviction are all part of the day’s work for Rebecca Scott, Senior Solicitor at the Royal...

Adoption and donor tracing

Adoption lawyers and researchers of assisted conception discuss the rights of artificially-conceived and adopted children and their...

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A list of further readings.

Women in Law

Professor Gary Slapper of The Open University, and Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times discuss the role of women in the legal profession.

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