So, here goes nothing…
Welcome to Seeking Nomoi! As I say in my “about” page, I’m an Australian mature age law student in England. My academic background (particularly classical Athenian law) informs the blog name: nomos (plural nomoi) means, among other things, law and custom, in ancient Greek.
I hope that this blog will be about my perspective on the law (mostly, but perhaps not exclusively, in this jurisdiction), and my experiences of and thoughts on legal education. I do not yet have a focus or a plan as to what kind of law I would like to practice (I am keeping an open mind), and so the type of law I discuss could be anything I find interesting. I might have a preference, at least initially, for criminal law, because I have studied criminology and thus I feel I’m on more solid ground than with other areas of law. My perspective on legal education may also be prominent while I figure out how confident I am publicly publishing my thoughts on a discipline I’m still coming to grips with. I also suspect that the blog will have an Australian slant (perhaps despite my best efforts).
I would like this blog to be accessible and interesting for people without legal training, and perhaps (in time) to contribute to wider discussions within the legal blogosphere. I suspect my writing will eventually become more specialised, along with my training and knowledge.
Some things currently in train, or at least on a list of things I’d like to write about soon:
- Things I wish I’d known when I started my law degree
- Textbook reviews
- Juries in high profile criminal cases, and if there’s a case for judge-only trials
Finally, I must risk stating the obvious. I am (at this time) a law student. I am not a lawyer. Nothing I say on this blog will ever constitute legal advice, not even when I am qualified to give legal advice. The law is also fast moving, and so the information I provide may date quickly. I am also very much aware of how little I know, as yet, about the law.
Please do comment. I’m open to advice or suggestions, and will gladly take constructive criticism. (Please note that the comments will only appear once I have manually approved them)