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Law library (access to legal cases) for members of public?

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    I live in London but am not a student of here (I study abroad at a foreign uni, but reside and work in UK).

    I registered at various good libraries, including LSE, but there is no access to most important legal journals nor other electronic resources unless you are a law student.

    Are there any alternative law libraries here with good access to all legal material?
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    (Original post by Polygoof)
    I study abroad at a foreign uni, but reside and work in UK
    OK then......:confused:
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    (Original post by Polygoof)
    I live in London but am not a student of here (I study abroad at a foreign uni, but reside and work in UK).

    I registered at various good libraries, including LSE, but there is no access to most important legal journals nor other electronic resources unless you are a law student.

    Are there any alternative law libraries here with good access to all legal material?
    Try the Inns maybe?

    Access to things such as Westlaw costs a small fortune though, hence why unis aren't keen to allow anyone but their own studets to access it.
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    (Original post by Polygoof)
    I live in London but am not a student of here (I study abroad at a foreign uni, but reside and work in UK).

    I registered at various good libraries, including LSE, but there is no access to most important legal journals nor other electronic resources unless you are a law student.

    Are there any alternative law libraries here with good access to all legal material?
    Dunno how much use this will be to you, but have you tried BAILII?
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    (Original post by Polygoof)
    I live in London but am not a student of here (I study abroad at a foreign uni, but reside and work in UK).

    I registered at various good libraries, including LSE, but there is no access to most important legal journals nor other electronic resources unless you are a law student.

    Are there any alternative law libraries here with good access to all legal material?
    I don't think you will get remote access anywhere. However, few libraries have a problem with accessing electronic resources on their terminals in their buildings. Generally that doesn't require a password or anything.

    For example if you are an undergraduate you can pay for Senate House library access http://www.shl.lon.ac.uk/library/nonuk.shtml. You will get some remote access but not the main legal series, but you will have free access so long as you are within the Ministry of Truth.

    If you are a postgrad the library at IALS is better. http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/admiss/admfee.htm


    Moreover, virtually anything that is online in a big law library is also on the shelves somewhere, possibly in the stack

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