We want to hear from you!

We’re on the lookout for more content for our new blog and we want to hear from you!

You may be a current Laws student, an alumnus of the Undergraduate Laws Programme or reading the blog from one of our teaching institutions.

If you think you have an interesting story to share, have heard about something in the news that is relevant to a course you are currently studying, want to give exam tips or offer thoughts on your study experience, please contact us with your proposal.

We can’t publish everything – so please get in touch before you start writing.

Guidelines to writing a blog post:

Ask yourself – is the proposed topic something relevant? Something current? Something that a large proportion of our students are going to be interested in reading?

The topic of a blog post can be on pretty much anything. Something may have happened in the field of law in your jurisdiction, an interesting story may have come out of your teaching institution, or it could just be a human interest story where one of our students has done something academically or personally notable. If so, we want to hear about it!

Although we welcome blog posts that come from our teaching institutions, we are not able to publish posts that directly advertise or market the institution. Likewise, we can’t publish posts from students that may advertise something, such as a study group – you may like to post this type of request on the forums of the VLE.

How long does it need to be?

Ideally we are looking for posts that are no more than 500 words, however the post needs to cover the topic in enough depth but not lose its way. We are looking for sharp, snappy posts that generally have a fairly informal tone. Remember you are writing to a worldwide audience!

You might like to browse previous blog posts for an idea of what we are looking for: https://laws.londoninternational.ac.uk/ . But don’t let us stop you there. If you are lucky enough to possess creative juices, please let them flow!!

Even if you’re not sure whether we’ll like your idea or not, please contact us and we’ll let you know!

5 comments

  1. would you be able to let me have the e-mail address for “get in touch”; which drives me onto Mail (mac equivalent of Outlook) which i avoid like the plague…

    many thanks in anticipation!!!

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  2. I am a first year undergraduate laws student at University of London International Programs. I’m very active in the various student forums and would like to reach a wider student audience – here is an example of a recent post:

    I apologize for breaking one of my cardinal rules:

    ASSUME NOTHING – QUESTION EVERYTHING

    That goes double for law exam questions!

    Here’s how I would have handled the question as you presented it above.

    Like I said you get 15 minutes free reading time to read the exam. An interactive reading of that particular question, might look something like this:

    Local authority issues CPN – issues?

    16 yo tenant and mates – loud music – weekends – issues?

    15 yo mate – issues?

    CPN no playing music after 11PM weekdays – issues?

    Landlord – liability?

    CPN – problems?

    Defences on appeal?

    The good news is that you have this self-generated answer template before the official time begins.

    CPN

    S. 43(1) provides that an authorized person may issue a CPN to a person 16 years of age or older….

    (5) Mandates that a warning be issued prior to the issuance of the CPN….

    (7) Provides that the CPN must—

    (a) identify the conduct specified in subsection (1); and

    (b) explain the effect of sections 46 to 51.

    S. 44 (1) 1. defines occupiers of a premises including owners and tenants etc….It is silent as to liability of guests.

    S. 46 provides for appeals to a magistrate on the grounds that: conduct did not take place, was not detrimental, has not been continuing or consistent, or it is not reasonable to require the person to effect the correction of the conduct.

    3. material defect in or in connection with the notice.

    4. issued to the wrong person.

    Remedies—

    The magistrate may:

    (a) quash the notice;

    (b) modify the notice; or

    (c) dismiss the appeal.

    Before we consider that in this case the notice was not valid for the below reasons, we must first take note that: s.43(1)(a and b) provides issuance on reasonable grounds that the conduct is persistent and has a continuing effect on the quality of life of the inhabitants (plural) of the locality. Apparently, from the information given, the only complainant was one neighbour. Inasmuch as Anti-social Behaviour Orders may be issued on the complaint of a single complainant, the threshold question is: Would the seeking of an ASBO by the local authority have been the better course of action?

    In this case:

    (1) The required written warning per section 43(5) was not given.

    (2) Even if the warning required by s.43(5) had been properly issued by the local authority, the notice would still fail for the following reasons:

    (a) the owner of the premises cannot reasonably be expected to control the conduct of his or her tenants. In Sweet v Parsley a school teacher rented a cottage to some students, and stopped by infrequently to collect the rent. The students were arrested and charged with smoking cannabis and the teacher was charged and convicted of violations of The Dangerous Drug Act 1965. She appealed and the CoA held: “…no crime had herein been committed,” per Lord Diplock.

    (b) the conduct in question occurred on weekends, while the notice specified that loud music was not to be played after 11PM on weekdays. The defence of the specified conduct did not take place could be raised on appeal. There is no evidence that loud music was played during the week, or that the 16 year old tenant, or his mates were even there on weekdays.

    (c) s.44(1)(a-f) does not apply to either the 15 year old or the other ‘mate’ (age not determined), therefore, the only one the notice could apply to is the 16 year old ‘tenant’. There is no evidence that the other boys even stayed overnight, in other words, their status was only that of temporary invited guest, the presumption being that the 16 year old was the only one on the lease. Therefore, any notices issued to these two are null and void for failure to establish that either of them was an owner, a leasee, an occupier, nor was it established that they did control, operate or maintain the premises, they were temporary guests, and inasmuch as s.46 3. and 4. makes notices containing material defects or notices issued to the wrong person, per se, invalid, the notices issued to the boys are likewise invalid.

    In this case an appeal to the local magistrate would probably result in the notices being quashed.

    Jim

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