Archive for December, 2005

How I became Interested in Law

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005 at 20:27

I wonder how people become lawyers. For some it must be the lure of money; for others it is the desire for justice. For me it was neither. My entry was a two-step process of error and luck. Let me tell you the story. Error: I wanted to study economics at LSE. I started and […]






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Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 25th, 2005 at 13:37

It is a mild, sunny day in Wilton Way, East London–a perfect Christmas Day. So Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year!






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Becoming a British Citizen

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 at 18:17

I am becoming steeped in rites of passage of late. First, a friend was called to the bar, and second, I attended two friends’ citizenship ceremony. I was intrigued by this since not long ago we Brits were considered subjects not citizens. It may have been part of Blair’s attempt at “cool Britannia” to rebrand […]






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Law Reform and Law Commissions

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005 at 20:49

Law reform is not normally something I spend time on. In my field, of socio-legal studies, law is there and is interpreted through interactions. The rules are almost of secondary importance. But today I had to attend a meeting of the English Law Commission for a colleague who was unable to go. The aim was […]






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Universities' Bizarre Behaviour

Saturday, December 10th, 2005 at 18:11

In a recent blog Acephalous of the University of California, Irvine wrote of his discovery of a couple having sex in his office. They abused him and threatened him with an harassment charge when he asked them to leave as he had a student coming to see him. Since then he has been in a […]






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