Saturday, 23 October 2010

University of Essex at 50! Happy birthday

Its nice to celebrate a half-century (founded 1961, first students 1964) with a film - as Internet law teaching is a decade old in 2011-12!, we can wish each other happy birthday

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Guest speaker schedule 2011-12

Students are always welcome to suggest guest speakers - we regularly attract Internet regulation experts such as Dr Ian Brown from Oxford, Professor Chris Reed from QMUL and an Ofcom speaker.
We also have our external examiner, Professor Lillian Edwards, speaking in December 2010.
This is the 2008-9 schedule for reference.

Essex Internet law on location

Warsaw 2004 - presenting the results of the Internet self-regulation project to European legislators and civil society organisations. Here at the Royal Palace.
All together now! With Jon Sallet, Dave Clark (MIT) and Hal Varian (University of California at Berkeley and Google) in Rueschlikon 2003 - demonstrating co-ordinated action on the Internet? 
Royal Society 2004 with Monica Arino (Ofcom), who has given guest speeches to previous years of the programme, Markus Kummer who runs the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, Prof. Howard Williams who runs the International Telecommunications Union Forum, Dr Mark Laternero of the University of California, Jean-Jacques Sahel of Skype, and Kenn Cukier of The Economist.
Rueschlikon conference discussion 2004
With Chinese regional regulators whom I trained in telecommunications law and regulation at Oxford 2004-5. The Shanghai regulator taught me quite a lot about WiMAX!
Korea 2008 - discussions at Seoul University Law School about Internet co-regulation
Creative Commons UK visits Creative Commons Japan - British Academy visit to GLOCOM 2005 with Pro Tsiavos
Westminster, House of Commons - most of European Internet law is made in Brussels, but our local parliament still meets and still occasionally makes waves - as with the Digital Economy Act 2010. I visit here to speak much less than I visit Brussels.
Eurostar en route for Brussels - 2007 and one of the last journeys out of London Waterloo before the trains transferred to the faster 116-minute trip from St Pancras.
Tokyo Christmas 2007 - Marsden is a proud fellow of both Keio University and the Japanese International University.

Explaining the 'good degree' requirement for LL.M. entry

Note that statistics on both Essex and wider UK university grades for law - Essex in 2007 had 63% first/2:1 marks, while many of the better (Russell Group/1994 Group) had even higher proportions, and good degree proportions have generally doubled since 1987 (up 70% at the University of London).
Though professional experience will be taken into account for those with non-law or lower marked degrees, 2:1/first class seems a sensible baseline?