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Reading List - Language for Law ELU3016

Language for Law, 2021/22, Semester L53
Chris Pajak
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Unit 1 - Making the Law and Legal Concepts

Harris "An Introduction to Law" (8th ed, Cambrige Univeristy Press 2018) Chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 6 available as OCR      Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza [2004] UKHL 30; [2004] 2 A.C 557    Available at:


Unit 2a - International Human Rights Law

 David Harris, Michael O’Boyle, Ed Bates, Carla Buckley and Colin Warbrick, Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (4th edn, Oxford University Press 2018) 1-32         

Available as an Online Course Reading in MinervaKanstantsin Dzehtsiarou and Fiona de Londras, Great Debates on the European Convention on Human Rights (Palgrave, 2018) Chapter 5          

R.St.J. Macdonald, “The Margin of Appreciation” in R.St.J. Macdonald, F. Matscher and H. Petzold (eds.), The European System for the Protection of Human Rights (Martinus Nijhoff, 1993) 83-124 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva     

Besson, “Subsidiarity in International Human Rights Law—What Is Subsidiary about Human Rights?” (2016) 61(1) The American Journal of Jurisprudence69-107.

Gerards, “Margin of appreciation and incrementalism in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights” (2018) 18(3) Human rights law review495-515.     

Letsas, “Two concepts of the margin of appreciation” (2006) 26(4) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies705-732     

Mowbray, “Subsidiarity and the European Convention on Human Rights” (2015) 15 Human Rights Law Review 313-341     

SAS v France [ECtHR]    Available at:

Eweida v UK [ECtHR]    Available at:

Unit 2b - Patent Law

Key text

Dutfield & Suthersanen’s Global Intellectual Property Law 2nd edition – chapter 5 on Patents and Trade Secrets2020.      

Other reading

Aplin, T and J Davis, Intellectual Property Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (3rd edition). Oxford Uni. Press, 2017.    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 15/05/2020) 

Bently, L and B Sherman et al, Intellectual Property Law (5th edition), Oxford University Press, 2018.  

Pila, J and P Torremans, European Intellectual Property LawOxford University Press, 2016. (Chapters on patents)   

European Intellectual Property Review

Intellectual Property Quarterly


Journal of World Intellectual Property

International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC).

Unit 2c - Corporate Law

Salomon v Salomon & Co Ltd [1897] AC 22 (House of Lord’s decision)    Available at:

Alan Dignam and John Lowry, Company Law (10thed, OUP 2018), Chapter 1.

 Ernest Lim, ‘Of ‘Landmark’ or ‘Leading’ Cases: Salomon's Challenge’ (2014) 41 Journal of Law and Society 4 523     

 Phillip Lipton, ‘The Mythology of Salomon's Case and the Law Dealing with the Tort Liabilities of Corporate Groups: An Historical Perspective’ (2014) 40 Monash University Law Review 452     

Lorraine Talbot, Great Debates in Company Law (Palgrave 2nded, 2014) Chapter 1    Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Lorraine Talbot, Critical Company Law (Routledge 2nded, 2015) Chapters 2 and 3     

Unit 2d - WTO

Peter Van den Bossche & Werner Zdouc, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization, 4th editionCambridge University Press, 2017  ebook available    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 15/05/2020) 

Michael J Trebilcock, Robert Howse & Antonia Eliason, The Regulation of International Trade, 4th ed. Routledge, 2012     

Shaffer, GC and R Meléndez-Ortiz (eds.), Dispute Settlement at the WTO: The Developing Country ExperienceCambridge University Press, 2010 ebook yes     

Shaffer, G & H Nordstrom, Access to Justice in the World Trade Organization: The Case for a Small Claims Procedure? World Trade Review, 7(4), pp. 587-640, 2008 - LIBRARY ONLINE   

Subedi, SP WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism as a New Technique for Settling Disputes in International Law, in D French, M Saul and ND White (eds.), International Law and Dispute Settlement: New Problems and TechniquesHart Publishing, 2010, pp.173-190 LIBRARY ONLINE     

Journal of International Economic Law

The Journal of World Trade

The World Trade Review.

This list was last updated on 15/05/2020