Archive for October, 2005


Thursday, October 27th, 2005 at 23:04

“Once upon a time…” words that enthralled us as children. A new adventure; to be swept away on the wings of imagination; how we enjoyed those words. “And so they lived happily ever after.” While the ending at least resolved the story without tears, it had a sadness that meant there was no more, that […]

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Italian Detective Novels and the University

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005 at 04:14

Of late my addiction to Italian detective novels has grown to disturbing proportions, and I’ve been wondering why. Detective novels have appealed to me for some years as they seem to do to academics in general. I recall my surprise when a philosophy professor of mine in graduate school told me that he never read […]

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Law Postgrad Students and the Task of "Getting It"

Thursday, October 20th, 2005 at 23:05

While law is a respected discipline in the academy that imposes rigour on its adherents and acolytes, it has a bizarre way of inculcating research ideas and techniques. For law students, research is finding the one case that will tilt the argument in your favour. Contrary to social science where one views phenomena in terms […]

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Problems with Legal Aid in the UK and Elsewhere

Monday, October 10th, 2005 at 06:53

Last year, rather to my surprise, I was called by someone from the Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA) about the possibility of doing some research on legal aid. The call was a surprise as I haven’t done any research on this topic before. But I was feeling in a mood to try something different. My […]

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My New Website!

Friday, October 7th, 2005 at 17:02

Today is terrific! I have a new website up and running. It’s Following the brouhaha surrounding the university changing its website and not telling us in the law school (see August 5 blog), I decided I should control my own little bit of cyberspace. I wanted to put up copies of my papers for […]

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