Introducing your Revision Event 2021 tutors………………

With the countdown now on, we are excited to announce that the Revision Event 2021 has now sold out! Thank you to all our students for your support, we look forward to welcoming you all online for an intensive revision session on your chosen module. Before the day approaches, we share with you a brief insight into the University of London tutors who look forward to communicating with you and your fellow learners.

Anne Street

A Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, convenor of Contract, Property & Equity to undergraduates for over 25 years. Anne Street began her teaching at University College London UCL for 10 years, where she studied for both her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. As a course leader she has been devising courses, writing learning materials and exams for decades. Join her this year at the Revision Event where she’ll be teaching Property law.

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Anne Street will begin with the topic Easements looking at the essential elements and how they can be acquired. She will then move onto Adverse Possession, teaching you the skills to apply your knowledge to answering a problem question on adverse possession and also consider an essay question. Finally, she will look at mortgages and how this relates to the discussion you’ll have on fixtures and fittings and introduce the language you need to understand.

Dr Laura Lammasniemi

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Dr Laura Lammasniemi

Dr Laura Lammasniemi is an Assistant Professor at Warwick School of Law. She specialises in criminal law, and has previously taught at various University of London colleges. Laura’s principal research interests lie in the areas of crime, gender, and class from historical perspective. She is a Leverhulme Fellow 2020-2021, working on a project on the history of sexual consent in criminal courts. Laura has spoken at the House of Commons on the issue of human trafficking and has participated in BBC TV and radio shows as a legal history expert. Laura has developed resources for Criminal law and Dissertation modules offered at Undergraduate Laws and delivered a number of the Lecture Plus sessions for Criminal Law.

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During the Criminal law Revision Event you’ll have the chance to work through past exam questions and revise three important areas of criminal law: non-fatal offences against the person, rape, and theft. Each of these sessions will focus on past exam questions through a particular type of question. You will explore the intricacies of the law on offences against the person through a multi-part question, theft through problem question, and rape through a past essay question, and also consider what kind of knowledge you need for each type of question.

Each of these areas of law has its own complexities that you will explore these in the sessions. The law on offences against the person, enacted in 1861, has been described as archaic. How do you then apply it in modern day situations of violence and harm? Law on rape was overhauled in 2003 and so it is a modern statute but has the new law worked in practice? In 2020, the conviction rate for rape fell to record low of 5.7%. Does that mean the law has failed, and why is that? Does case law in the field help you to think critically the law on rape, and its failures? Theft is also a statute based offence but one that comes with a dizzying volume of case law. How can you apply all these cases to problem questions on theft; and can cases like Ivey v Genting Casinos help to answer decades long debates about what is meant by terms like dishonesty? You will explore all these questions and more over three distinct sessions during the Revision Event. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, work through questions with your fellow students, and to dig deeper into these three significant areas of law.

Amanda Taylor 

Amanda Taylor is a University of London Teaching Fellow and was a senior lecturer and deputy LLB course leader at University of Westminster for 16 years. 

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Amanda will begin the sessions by giving an overview of the basics of a trust and how to identify a trust. She will then move on to discussing the constitution of a trust. Finally, students will look briefly at Resulting Trusts and Breach of Fiduciary Duty. Join Amanda Taylor at the Revision Event on 17th March 2021 for an extensive look in to Equity & Trusts. 

Dr Ioannis Glinavos 

Dr Ioannis Glinavos
Dr Ioannis Glinavos

Ioannis is a legal academic with 15 years’ experience in the design and delivery of online education. Having worked with the Open University and the University of London, Ioannis is an expert in e-learning in the fields of Contract, Company and Business Law. Ioannis is also an active researcher and prolific writer with publications in top ranked peer-reviewed journals and across international media (The Independent, Forbes, Newsweek, HuffPost). Current teaching work focuses on developing micro-credentials and continuing professional education e-courses. The focus of research is investor state dispute settlement. 

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Beginning his event on Contract law he will offer discussions in Agreement and Frustration designed at enhancing knowledge of a) the concept of agreement and of the core elements of contractual formation, focusing on offer, acceptance and revocation; and b) the doctrine of frustration, and an examination of what are considered as frustrating events, the limitations of the doctrine and its effects. He will then move onto a session focusing on Remedies in Contract law, discussing the headings of damages and the options available to the victims of a breach depending on whether they are suffering monetary losses or incur other consequences. He will also consider other remedies, beyond damages, along-side the doctrines that limit what is available to the victim of a breach. Finally, he will offer an introduction to the operation and consequences of the use of exemption clauses, otherwise known as limitation or exclusion clauses. In a comfortable learning environment and at the convenience of your own home, this interactive online session will equip you with your revision in your upcoming examinations.

Professor Andrea Biondi 

Andrea Biondi is Professor of European Union Law and Director of the Centre of European Law at Kings College London. He has a distinguished academic record with visiting positions at leading universities, including Georgetown University, the College of Europe, Bocconi University in Milan, and the University of Rome La Sapienza. Professor Biondi’s research interests are in European Union law, with particular emphasis on state aid law, trade law and regulation as well as judicial protection of EU rights. 

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At the March Revision Event, Professor Andrea Biondi will begin the sessions with an overview of constitutional issues. He will then try to analyse the recent EU –UK Agreement (no.. not the whole 2000 pages..). He will then focus EU Citizenship and EU Human Rights. Finally, Professor Andrea Biondi, together with you, his students, will dissect a problem question and provide guidance how to tackle one of them. Join distinguished academic, Professor Andrea Biondi on 11 March 2021 for what will be an invaluable day for EU Law students. 

Dr Eloise Ellis

Dr Eloise Ellis
Dr Eloise Ellis

A Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia where she teaches Public Law and European Union Law.  She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Salzburg, the Université Catholique de Lille and at the Institute of Law, Jersey. Eloise is the co-convenor of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Public Law section and is on the Academic Panel of the Francis Taylor Building Chambers.  Prior to her academic career, she spent several years working as a political adviser and policy manager before spending time in a Government Department, where her roles included working for a Minister.  She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a Master’s degree in Higher Education Practice.  She has been involved with University of London, Undergraduate Laws in various ways for over ten years developing resources for Public law. 

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During her revision session – the first will start with discussion of some recent developments in public law.  This will then lead you into the second half of the session to look at devolution in the United Kingdom. She will then move on to human rights and judicial review. Finally, she will look at ‘Parliamentary Sovereignty today’ (with reference to the post-Brexit context) and then finish up the day with some interactive discussion on ‘how to succeed in public law exams’. A valuable opportunity to receive examination tips and techniques and an opportunity for face to face interaction.  

Paul Dale 

Paul Dale
Paul Dale 

Paul Dale is a Lecturer in Law at Aston University, Birmingham, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a Visiting Professor and academic board member with the Institute of Law, Jersey, a registered centre of the University of London. Paul has also taught and acted as a consultant on law programmes with The Open University, University of South Wales, and University of Birmingham (where he read his LLM). His teaching portfolio includes International Human Rights Law, Jurisprudence, Criminology and Legal Systems. Paul is an alumnus of the University of London LLB and supported the programme from his time as a student, which has now naturally progressed into his career. 

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This wonderful engagement will include an introduction to the judiciary and how they perform their constitutional functions. This session shall evaluate how the judiciary maintains their independence, both on the institutional and individual level. You will then examine the appointments process and the issues involved in relation to judicial diversity. You will then explore the civil justice system and alternative dispute mechanisms, along with an evaluation of the impact of legal aid reforms. Finally, you will examine the jury system. Together with him you’ll take a critical perspective, in evaluating ongoing issues in relation to its perceived fairness and debates to eliminate potential biases. 

Adam Geary 

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Adam Geary 

Adam Gearey is a professor of law at Birkbeck College, where, amongst other subject, he teaches course on social justice and legal theory. Adam has been a visiting professor in the Faculty of Law at Makerere University, Uganda, and the University of Pretoria. He has also been a visiting scholar at The Center for Law and Society, University of California, Berkeley and a visiting professor at the University of Peace, Costa Rica. Professor Gearey is also active in teaching on the external law degree offered by the University of London’s International Programme. He teaches jurisprudence for the School of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Hong Kong. 

Adam’s most recent book studied the way in which American lawyers were inspired by radical legal and political theory to develop strategies against poverty and social degradation. His present project is a jurisprudence of the covid virus: an international experiment in legal, social and political theory that brings together scholars from China, Columbia, Brazil, the United States and the UK. 

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egal Theory is not dry-as- dust distraction from ‘the real world’: it provides a critical approach to the problems of the law – and how to fix them. Our course it is a chance to develop a legal imagination. Theory derives from the Greek and Latin words meaning   ‘to look’—in your adventure, this will mean opening up new visions of the world. Starting with Thomas Hobbes’ strange book, Leviathan you will read the positivist tradition as an exercise in creative and critical thinking; but a tradition that often forgets this aspect of its own inheritance: problems particularly marked in Bentham’s and Austin’s work. The tensions of positivism comes together in Hart’s The Concept of Law. Hart’s book must be read as a study of social solidarity and a training in critical thinking. Whilst positivism- as the dominant tradition within Anglophone jurisprudence- will be your primary focus, you will also study Natural Law. Natural Law, whilst it often betrays its own best insights, also reminds us that ethical thinking about law should trouble “traditionalists, careerists and conformists.”  

Adventurers skilled in jurisprudence also know that thought is a tool: you will study how to craft well-structured essays that can encourage examiners to award the best possible marks.  

Carol Brennan 

Carol Brennan
Carol Brennan

Carol Brennan has been teaching Tort Law for over thirty years, both in UK universities and also in distance learning programmes. She is the author of two current textbooks on the subject. Among her fields of research are mental health law and state responses to institutional child abuse. 

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Carol will be approaching this Tort Revision Event with a view to preparing for the exam. The focus will be on two problematic aspects of the law of negligence, duty of care for psychiatric injury and pure economic loss, and the varied and challenging topic of nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher. You will have the opportunity to practice and perfect answering problem essay questions. 

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    1. Hi, the Revision Event 2021 was not recorded as it was a live online event. Nonetheless, some of the learning materials may be available to all students in due course on the Laws VLE of which an announcement will be published about. Many thanks, UG Laws

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