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Archive for April 24th, 2007

I started to read The Times today….

On Tuesdays I usually read the online Times Law section. I was about to read what a High Court judge felt about diversity… to improve my mind… but I was distracted by an article entitled “Save world one square at a time and annoy Bush’s brain”. Mind you.. it was a close run thing with another article linked on the same page “Catapult boy is eaten after taunting crocodile in pen.”

According to The Times…“The singer Sheryl Crow opened a new front in the fight on global warming yesterday with a call for people to use only one sheet of toilet paper after each visit.”

Apparently, Ms Crow has just toured the US in a biodiesel powered bus (whatever that is) and made the suggestion on her blog.

Ms Crow is reported as saying : “I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don’t want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.”

I don’t know why, but it made me want to go to a football match and chuck at least 6 bog rolls onto the pitch – and I do not follow football.

Anyway…. moving on: I read Mrs Justice Dobbs article on diversity in the judiciary – all solid, reasoned stuff, and I remembered that Professor Griffiths was writing about this nearly thirty years ago when I was reading Law. [ Politics of the Judiciary(?) ]

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Today I talk to Nigel Savage, CEO, The College of Law about legal education at the academic and professional stage and diversity.

Nigel Savage has had a long career in legal education and has overseen some remarkable developments and changes at the College of Law in the past ten years. In this podcast he gives us an insight into those changes and, characteristically, has robust views on diversity, the GDL, the LPC and the BVC .

Podcast 16: Nigel Savage on legal education

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