GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION

Here you will find additional documents and information you may use from time to time on the Diploma Course

1. BLC LIBRARY ACCESS

The British Law Centre maintains a selection of books English, EU and international law textbooks, that students may like to borrow from time to time. The libraries of other distance learning centres have also been provided with some textbooks that should be useful.  If you would like to borrow a book, please click on the link to see if we have the book you are looking for, and then please contact our librarian, Will, at w.odogwu@britishlawcentre.co.uk to reserve the title and arrange collection. 

Warsaw textbooks

Non-Warsaw textbooks

2. USEFUL RESEARCH LINKS

The following links may be useful to assist with your research

Case-Law Links

Database of British and Irish case-law and legislation

Incorporated Council of Law Reporting (For complete texts of judgements)

Links to current British legislation and Bills before Parliament

UK Houses of Parliament

HMSO UK Acts of Parliament

UK Bills before Parliament

UK Statutory instruments

UK Statute law database

Links to relevant British Government Departments

Ministry of Justice

UK Government Home Office (Ministry of the Interior)

Office of the Prime Minister

Links to the British Courts Service

Her Majesty’s Court service and related sites

Judiciary of England and Wales

English civil procedure rules

House of Lords judicial reports

UK Criminal Justice System online (for overview of day-to-day running of the Judicial system)

European Law Links

Database of European Union law

Case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Communities

Information of the Legal Profession in England and Wales

 

Bar Council

Law Society

Policy Research Links

 

UK Legal Services Commission

The Law Commission

Access to Law (comprehensive legal database)

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (database of worldwide sources of case-law, articles and legislation)

Intute: Social Sciences web directory (comparative law links)

Ministry of Justice: How should Britain be governed?

Other Links

 

World Trade Law: Dispute settlement commentary

 

World Trade Organisation website

 

Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights

 

World Intellectual Property Organisation (for definitions and other related resource material)

Country-specific Intellectual Property Legislation

3. OBITER DICTA BLC NEWSLETTER

Click to access the newsletter. We welcome articles on any relevant topic. If you would like to write something for the OD, please write to Ruairi.

Substantive Law

Study the most important areas of English law, with particular focus on commercially relevant issues. Familiarise yourself with the most common choice of governing law in international contracts.

Legal Skills

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Career

Learning English law and developing your skills portfolio is about making you more employable. Our entire focus is on helping you achieve your dream career, wherever and whatever it may be.