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Legal Research Materials for Legal Practitioners
Legal research meets the purposes of retrieving information and finding answers to legal questions/queries. For legal practitioners, the skill for legal research cannot be over looked, an essential skill that even a law student shares with a legal practitioner. A common thread between legal practitioners and law students. Conducting legal research underlies the principles of finding, understanding, and applying the law. This process remains the same all over the world. Legal practitioners are being groomed not only to represent clients in varying degrees but also, to advise clients, prepare documents or documentary evidence, negotiate contracts, persuade the judge or jury as well as negotiate with opposing counsel. The importance of research in carrying out these tasks/duties cannot be underrated as legal research helps in identifying and retrieving information necessary to support legal cases, create laws, generate policies and assist in decision making.

WillFran Consulting has taken it upon itself to share useful information on research materials, links, articles, and databases we believe would be useful to legal practitioners. The information will be sourced from different jurisdictions and will cover scholarly and non-scholarly sources of materials as they relate to law and legal principles. 

You are receiving this newsletter because you registered or received the sourced scholarly material ‘Law in Time of COVID-19’ via the WillFran Consulting research team. We are taking a step further to share research materials, opportunities and links we believe will be of use for your work progression and added knowledge.

Below are a list and links to sourced legal information, materials, article, podcasts and opportunities that we hope you would find useful to you.
Readings
A Court in Crisis: African States' Increasing Resistance to Africa's Human Rights Court Opinio Juris: http://opiniojuris.org/2020/05/19/a-court-in-crisis-african-states-increasing-resistance-to-africas-human-rights-court/
The New Geographies of Corporate Law Production written by Dionysia Katelouzou and Peer C. Zumbansen, The FinReg Blog post of Duke Law Global Financial Markets Center (GFMC), https://sites.duke.edu/thefinregblog/2020/05/20/the-new-geographies-of-corporate-law-production/
The Effect of Foreign Competition on Corporate Tax Avoidance written by  Nader Atawnah, Balasingham Balachandran, Huu Nhan Duong, Jeffrey Pittman, and Edward Podolski, The FinREg Blod Post of Duke Law Global Financial Markets Center (GFMC),
https://sites.duke.edu/thefinregblog/2020/05/19/the-effect-of-foreign-competition-on-corporate-tax-avoidance/
Corporate Restructuring in Investor-State Disputes: Can We Predict Tribunals' Decisions? Yarik Kryvoi (British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), Kluwer Arbitration Blog (May 11, 2020), buff.ly/2LofPyw
Virtual Event & Podcast
COVID-19 and the rights of persons with disabilities: How can advocates promote a disability rights-based response to the pandemic, including one that centers on persons with disabilities in decision-making on prevention and containment measures?

Watch the recording on Youtube on Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School (May 18, 2020): "COVID-19: Advancing Rights and Justice During A Pandemic" 12/12. Link: tinyurl.com/COVID19JusticeSeries
Podcasts from Global History and International Law
(1) Epistemic communities in Exile: Coining 'Crimes against Humanity' at London 1940-45 (May 7, 2020).
 
(2)  Genocide in Historical Perspective. The Language of Transgression (May 6, 2020).
 
Book Release
Catherine O' Rourke's new book:
Women's Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law
(Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Opportunities
New Online Course offered by Duke University:
FinTech Law and Policy
Being a successful FinTech firm requires more than just great technology; it also requires an understanding of the laws and regulations applicable to your business.

Enroll for FREE on Coursera, starts May 28
The American Journal of International Law (AJIL) Unbound. In response to the COVID-19 crisis the AJIL Unbound is issuing a worldwide call for papers for an Agora symposioum to be published in the October 2020 issue of the Journal.

Submissions are due 1st July 2020.

Link: ow.ly/ksBg50zJuhq 
Are you an aspiring lawyer & want to work for a cause? Public advocacy is challenging to sustain, & requires knowledge, skills & the right network.

Sign up for our 3-day online workshop (1-3 July 2020) & learn from experts & practitioners wherever you are. Asser Institute, online summer workshop, International public interest advocacy.

https://asser.nl/education-events/events/?id=3133
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