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Raymond J Friel appointed Editor in Chief of the Judicial Studies Journal

Ray Friel, Director of Research at the Law School has recently been appointed Editor in Chief of the Judicial Studies Journal. The Judicial Studies Institute of the Courts has the primary responsibility for publishing this prestigious journal which is read by the judiciary, legal practitioners and academics from around the world. 161 more words

Research News & Events

Cuba To Legalize Small and Medium-Sized Private Businesses

On May 24, the Communist Party of Cuba announced that its Seventh Congress this past April had decided that the Party supports legalization of small and medium-sized private businesses, a move that could significantly expand the space allowed for private enterprise. 582 more words

History

The law or the knowledge given to one

When one overcame in the womb of a woman, all the rest that fought to overcome kept from fighting or from doing and all died, a great multitude died while one rested and was transformed into the knowledge or into the law received because of one doing or because of one overcoming! 56 more words

Poetry

Development of Mining Codes in the California Gold Rush

One of the topics I’ve had to research for my work-in-progress is the mining laws of California at the time of the Gold Rush. Essentially, there were no laws. 714 more words

Writing

Wasted: US ‘addicted’ to the Drug War

Almost 45 years of the “War on Drugs” have left a trail of death and devastation in Central and South America, fostering corruption, impunity and record homicide rates. 41 more words

Government

Are you engaged in IP litigation?

Patent litigation is a complex and integral part of IP protection. It is often a drawn out process due to its several complexities in understanding, construing the claims, strength in evidence and explaining terms and concepts. 228 more words

Patent Search

Got a state job with a fake degree? No problem

Imagine the following situation (any relation to real persons is entirely coincidental).

Yorgos was not great at school. He managed to scrape through and finished with a pass mark his secondary school (the obligatory part of education in Greece) in the provincial town in Arta in western Greece. 610 more words

Greece