Current Law Students
Most of the posts on this blog are intended to be relevant and accessible to students who are studying Public Law-related subjects. Also of interest might be this study advice to new Law students, written by one of my former students, and these suggestions to new Law students about who to follow on Twitter and which blogs to read.
I am in the process of writing a series of posts entitled 1,000 words. Each post in the series addresses a key concept, principle, doctrine, institution or debate relevant to Public Law, and attempts to provide an analytically rigorous overview of it. If you wish to receive 1,000 words posts (along with other posts) via email, you can subscribe to the blog. You can also receive notifications of new posts by following me on Twitter.
Prospective Law Students
This blog began life in another form – as Applying for Law, a blog for prospective Law students. As I explain elsewhere, Applying for Law has now evolved into this new blog: Public Law for Everyone. The intended readership of the new blog is broader; it includes other public lawyers and Law students. But aspiring Law students – along with other non-experts who are simply interested in Public Law – remain an important part of the target audience. Below are some links to resources that may be of particular interest to prospective Law students and those just beginning their legal studies:
- My lecture at the 2017 Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference giving an introduction to Constitutional Law
- The Law section of Cambridge University’s HE+ website, which includes talks by members of the Cambridge Law Faculty on several legal subjects, including one by me on Public Law
- The Cambridge Law Faculty’s undergraduate admissions website
- A YouTube version of my talk at the St Catharine’s College open day in July 2013
- My advice on what to read if you are thinking of applying to study Law at university
- Chapter 1 of Elliott & Thomas, Public Law (OUP 2014, 2nd edition) (can be downloaded free of charge)
- YouTube videos by Cambridge Law Professor Graham Virgo on why studying Law is worthwhile – both for those who intend to practice as lawyers and those who do not
- The video of a debate between Lord Sumption, a Justice of the Supreme Court, and Graham Virgo on the merits of studying Law at university