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60 SECONDS WITH… ABEL HARTMAN

60 SECONDS WITH… ABEL HARTMAN

Wednesday 9 March 2016 -

60 SECONDS WITH… ABEL HARTMAN Describe yourself in 3 words… Direct, organised and motivated. CRISIS or OCEAN? And why? One does not have to choose, one can do both. There’s Thursday in between to recover, after all. I’d probably be more likely to go to Crisis though. What is your most frequently used emoji? This one […]

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60 SECONDS WITH… ISMAIL SADURDEEN

60 SECONDS WITH… ISMAIL SADURDEEN

Wednesday 9 March 2016 -

60 SECONDS WITH… ISMAIL SADURDEEN Describe yourself in 3 words… Friendly, enthusiastic and adventurous. If you were a club night in Nottingham, which would you be, and why? Rock City – They cater to a lot of different genres, like my policies in which there is something for everyone. Name a song that describes your […]

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60 SECONDS WITH… EMILY MILLS

60 SECONDS WITH… EMILY MILLS

Monday 7 March 2016 -

60 SECONDS WITH… EMILY MILLS Describe yourself in 3 words… Efficient, eloquent and effervescent!  What’s the funniest/craziest thing you’ve done on a night out? I’m usually very well behaved, but back in first year, I took one of the Crisis themes a bit too far and dressed as a Playboy bunny (complete with ears and […]

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60 SECONDS WITH… MARY MCCARTHY

60 SECONDS WITH… MARY MCCARTHY

Monday 7 March 2016 -

60 SECONDS WITH… MARY MCCARTHY Describe yourself in 3 words… Confident, friendly, fun! If you were a club night in Nottingham, which would you be, and why? Ocean; I’m never afraid to show exactly who I am and what I stand for! What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at university? […]

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Is ‘Soft Kitty’ a Copycat?

Is ‘Soft Kitty’ a Copycat?

Thursday 3 March 2016 - Ammar Thair

You all know it, you’ve all heard it, you’ve all sung along to it. It’s the one true cure for Sheldon’s sickness, and arguably the twenty-first century’s answer to the legendary ‘Smelly Cat’. I am, of course, referring to the song ‘Soft Kitty’ from The Big Bang Theory. Indeed, the room was frighteningly quick to […]

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Template Cover Letter for Training Contract Applications

Template Cover Letter for Training Contract Applications

Monday 8 February 2016 - Anonymous final year student

To whom is unconcerned and uninterested, I am writing to apply for a training contract at [insert LLP’s name here]. I believe [LLP name]’s truly intergalactic outlook is what really distinguishes it from its competitors. Whilst most other international law firms have offices in effectively all of the same countries as [LLP’s name] on earth, […]

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Patent Wars: Return of the Troll

Patent Wars: Return of the Troll

Tuesday 5 January 2016 - Ammar Thair

From the field of technology to the realm of lawsuits, Apple needs no introduction. Amongst its plethora of accomplishments the company has succeeded in redefining its product market, not least with the addition of a single letter. However, despite being best known for its unique brand of phones, laptops and music devices, its involvement in […]

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An Intern Abroad: Kenya

An Intern Abroad: Kenya

Tuesday 15 December 2015 - Lucy Hanson and Krushil Shah

Securing vacation schemes and internships is a difficulty for many undergraduate law students – and one we spend far too much time worrying about. Doing a legal internship abroad may not be something you have considered. Nonetheless, I recommend you stop monotonously filling out your GCSE grades on your vacation scheme application form for the […]

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Safe Harbour and The Storm That Followed

Safe Harbour and The Storm That Followed

Monday 23 November 2015 - Ammar Thair

People say the unique miracle of science is that suddenly a discovery could be made that turns the entirety of the field on its head, case in point, the discovery that neutrinos oscillate and therefore have mass, which earned both the Nobel prize, and the rewriting of Physics textbooks everywhere. However, is this kind of […]

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Modern Slavery Act: Wiping out Modern Slavery in UK businesses

Modern Slavery Act: Wiping out Modern Slavery in UK businesses

Saturday 14 November 2015 - Alice Gould

Modern Slavery Act: Wiping out Modern Slavery in UK businesses The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is the 21st Century Europe’s first piece of legislature to explicitly combat slavery and human trafficking. In October businesses with an annual turnover of £36 million or over will have a duty to publish a statement to demonstrate the steps […]

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ELSA at the University of Nottingham

ELSA at the University of Nottingham

Saturday 7 November 2015 - Charlotte Ng Jane Ting

What is ELSA? When I say ELSA, I’m not referring to the loveable ice princess from Disney’s Frozen which you may be more familiar with. For law students throughout Europe, ELSA is more commonly known as the acronym for the European Law Students’ Association. Coincidentally, we share the same signature colour – blue – but […]

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Pro Bono Society ‘Aspire’ Visit to Nottingham Primary School

Pro Bono Society ‘Aspire’ Visit to Nottingham Primary School

Thursday 5 November 2015 - Beth Webb-Strong

The Pro Bono society has been taking student volunteers for several years to visit local schools and educate children about human rights and the justice system. This year I applied to be part of the scheme as I was excited to work with an outreach project in the local community; plus, my CV was looking […]

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Amicus-ALJ at the University of Nottingham

Amicus-ALJ at the University of Nottingham

Saturday 3 October 2015 - Alice Gould

Like most people (or at least what most people write in their UCAS applications), I was drawn to law by a desire to remedy social injustice. As I learnt more and more about human rights law through my university studies and various work placements, I realised that this area was the only possible route for […]

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Foreword to the 2015 Fresher’s Edition

Foreword to the 2015 Fresher’s Edition

Wednesday 23 September 2015 - Trina Tan

Dear Freshers, Welcome to the Freshers Edition of Advocate Magazine. I would first like to congratulate you on gaining a place at the University of Nottingham Law School and embarking on an exciting chapter of your life. Rest assured that these three – or four, if you are thinking of doing an exchange abroad – […]

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A Legal High? Apparently Not.

A Legal High? Apparently Not.

Sunday 5 July 2015 - Ammar Thair

For a decidedly difficult decade, Ryanair has been locked in a legal battle with the struggling Airbus operator, Aer Lingus. The issue dates back to the 27th September 2006, when Aer Lingus floated on the stock exchange at around €2.20, shortly after which Ryanair began to acquire shares in the business. In the following month, […]

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Foreword to the 2015 Summer Edition

Foreword to the 2015 Summer Edition

Friday 1 May 2015 - Lauren Turner

Dear Advocate readers, Welcome to the spring/summer 2015 edition of Advocate Magazine! We would like to thank all of our sponsors sincerely for their on going support and for allowing us to produce this magazine. Writing this editorial is bittersweet as it marks the end of my fourth year working on this magazine. As such, […]

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2014: How will it be remembered?

2014: How will it be remembered?

Saturday 21 March 2015 - Egle Kareckaite

2014 may be remembered for various reasons. Perhaps most significantly, it has been a year of political turmoil, both at home and on an international scale. The beginning of autumn witnessed a culmination of the existencial debate in the 307-year-old United Kingdom. Scottish call for independence, dating back to as early as the mid-1800s Home […]

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French Parents Stopped From Naming Child “Nutella”

French Parents Stopped From Naming Child “Nutella”

Friday 20 March 2015 - Joey Lim

In France, it is now illegal to name your child Nutella. On 26th January 2014, a French court ruled that parents of an infant girl could not name their child Nutella and saw fit to rename her Ella in her parents’ absence from court. The judge reasoned that “Nutella is the trade name of a […]

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The DLA Piper Nottingham Open 2015

The DLA Piper Nottingham Open 2015

Wednesday 18 March 2015 - Lily Coulstock-Cockeram

The DLA Piper Nottingham Open 2015, organised by the Nottingham Debating Union, took place on the 28th Feb-1st March in Portland Building, University Park Campus. Debating competitions normally have four or five rounds, with a different ‘motion’ set for each one which teams have fifteen minutes to prepare for. Teams are comprised of two speakers that […]

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Mooting – From a Third Party’s Perspective

Mooting – From a Third Party’s Perspective

Sunday 15 March 2015 - Li Weiqi

So what is ‘mooting’? If you are not already familiar with this term, let me start with a brief introduction. A moot is a simplified, mock appeal where students formulate submissions on legal issues within a hypothetical problem. A moot problem will usually be released in advance to two teams, consisting of a senior and […]

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2015 According to Greece

2015 According to Greece

Sunday 15 March 2015 - Morgan Brooks

It seems as though Greece has not been far from the headlines since the financial crash in 2008. The resultant Eurozone Crisis following 2008 has seen Greece with a bull’s-eye on her head. Will there be a ‘Grexit’, (a clever portmanteau used in the media denoting Greece leaving the Eurozone), will they receive another bailout? […]

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Autumn Statement Summary

Autumn Statement Summary

Tuesday 3 February 2015 - Morgan Brooks

On the 3rd December we saw the announcement of George Osbourne’s Autumn Statement in the House of Commons. The significance of this statement is that it announced the Coalition’s final set of economic policies before the general election next May. As well as introducing new policies, the Chancellor also used the opportunity to give an […]

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Freedom from ill-treatment

Freedom from ill-treatment

Tuesday 3 February 2015 - Iga Wojtasik

This is the last in the series of articles on the work of the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (MDAC), an international organisation based in Budapest, which fights for the human rights of people with mental disabilities. People with psycho-social and intellectual disabilities are especially vulnerable to abuse and neglect, and this article will attempt to […]

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Law Revue

Law Revue

Friday 5 December 2014 - Yuen Ping Lim

December is here – the term is ending, the winds are howling, due dates are looming, and papers are flying. It feels dreary but it is not all that bad, because the Law Revue is coming and the tickets are now selling! The Law Revue is an annual law-themed stage production produced by your fellow […]

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US Mid-Term Elections

US Mid-Term Elections

Wednesday 3 December 2014 - Morgan Brooks

Bad news for the Democratic Party and President Obama – the Republican Party has taken control of America’s upper legislative house, the Senate, and retained their lead in the House of Representatives. November 4th saw elections taking place for a plethora of different government bodies in America: all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, […]

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