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Oxford Brookes law graduate published in The Barrister magazine

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Oxford Brookes law graduate published in The Barrister magazine

Former president of the Oxford Brookes Law Society and 2014 LLB graduate Adetokunbo Hussain has been published in The Barrister magazine, the UK’s largest independent magazine for practising barristers.

His legal article was based on the third year module Computer Law and Intellectual Property.

In his article, Adetokunbo constructs a critique of the feasibility of regulating the Internet, with a focus on hate material and the concept of free speech. He cites the ineffectiveness of state law beyond national borders, forming a discussion of alternatives - in particular non-regulation and self-regulation through education and democratic choice, based on the formation of a culture of internet users.

Mark O'Brien, Head of the School of Law at Oxford Brookes, commented “It’s very encouraging to see our students and graduates increasingly sharing their research with the wider legal community. As a staff team we actively encourage students to engage with the practice of law outside the classroom, and we’re very pleased to see Toks’ success.”

If you’d like to read Adetokunbo’s article in full it is available on the link below: http://www.barristermagazine.com/responding-to-cyber-hate/