Amicus is a small charity which helps provide representation for those facing the death penalty in the US.

They believe the death penalty is disproportionately imposed on the most vulnerable in society, violating their right to due process and the concept of equal justice before the law. They work to provide better access to justice for those who could not otherwise afford it.

As the incoming BPP London Student Representative for AMICUS ALJ, please consider this personal invitation as it would be an absolute delight to work with you on this. I can genuinely say that this is by far one of the most exciting roles that I have taken on.

Human Rights are rights inherent to all human beings and to be engaged in supporting such an established work before launching into and even during your careers will serve you well.

If you are a student at BPP please join the Facebook Group for more information on how you can get involved and the many benefits for student members of AMICUS.

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Me – Incoming Amicus Student Representative


Case note: Did R v Jogee (Appellant) have any practical effect on the law of joint enterprise?

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When the law changes there is a presumed inherent shift in its applicability.

However there may exist, as in the case of Jogee, a thin line between the theoretical and practical effect of that change. Continue reading “Case note: Did R v Jogee (Appellant) have any practical effect on the law of joint enterprise?”

Top Five Reasons Every Law Student Should Moot!

Mooting is the oral presentation of a legal issue or problem, against an opposing counsel which is executed through a simulated court hearing, (usually an appeal).

It is unlikely to find a Chamber or Law Firm that will not require a student to have mooted at least once. Prizes and awards are highly regarded and they also carry points in the initial shortlisting recruitment process (this may not be true for all Chambers and firms).


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‘Please give up this space if needed for a wheelchair user’

Case note: FirstGroup Plc (Respondent) v Paulley (Appellant) [2017] UKSC 4.

The driver on a bus has to take further steps than a mere request to give way to ensure a wheelchair user can get on. This seems obvious and fair enough until it is noted the request also applies to buggies occupying the space.

Facts of the case are a wheelchair user was left behind at a stop because the space, with the notice ‘Please give up this space if needed for a wheelchair user’, was occupied by a buggy with a sleeping baby.

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