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Lawbore is redesigned to mark its 10th anniversary

City University London's online legal learning portal is revamped with added functionality

lawboreThe City Law School's acclaimed online legal learning resource, Lawbore, has been re-launched to celebrate a decade in operation. The website has undergone a significant facelift as well as benefiting from a number of key new additions.

Emily Allbon, Law Librarian at The City Law School, is the founder and curator of Lawbore: "It's fantastic to start the new academic year with a fresh look and exciting new features. We've incorporated blogs into our link directory to spark the interest of students in keeping up to date in additional ways to their trusty textbooks, and improved the functionality of the ever-popular Learnmore. I'm proud that we've been able to continue to develop this free resource for all law students and that it looks far better now than it did in 2002".

Lawbore was first created in 2002 to offer undergraduate students an online research portal based around the modules they were studying. The site contained topic guides and basic functions including a regular poll on a legal talking point and news headlines. Since then, Lawbore has been developed into an online community for the City Law School which houses the variety of e-resources available.

Complimentary sister sites have been created including LawborePro, which serves the professional community and Future Lawyer, a law careers blog with articles, interviews, event reviews and contributions from City students and alumni. The unique legal skills area, Learnmore, hosts a collection of multimedia resources including slideshows, videos and podcasts, as well as a dedicated Mooting section.

Lawbore has received acclaim both in the UK and abroad from students and professionals. Adam Wagner, Barrister at One Crown Office Row and Editor of the UK Human Rights Blog commented: "Lawbore has consistently been ahead of the curve. Its creative use of technology and social media to present legal information is incredibly useful to students. The new design has refreshed the site and I am sure it will continue to lead the field".

Emily Allbon has been invited to deliver papers at conferences in the UK and the US about the development of the site, most recently in Boston, Massachusetts. She was named "BIALL/Wildy Law Librarian of the Year" in June 2012 in recognition of her work in making "extensive use of technology and learning media to provide information in an inventive way that engages students".

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