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New Collaborative Scholarship for Police Custody Project

We are delighted to announce the award of a new PhD studentship funded by the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, led by Professor Jackie Hodgson in the School of Law, which will fund a researcher to investigate the provision of legal assistance to those detained in police custody in Scotland.

Wed 19 Jan 2022, 10:00 | Tags: postgraduate, Research, Funding

Warwick Law School Top Performers

Every year, several awards and prizes are granted to a selection of our graduating students to recognise and celebrate the success of our top performers! We are proud to announce this year's winners.

Tue 18 Jan 2022, 12:00 | Tags: Award, postgraduate, Student Achievement, PG News

WLS Alumna discusses career journey in LawCareeers.net Podcast

Annabel Akintomide, who studied on our LLB 3 year degree programme from 2008-2011, recently took part in a LawCareers.net podcast to discuss her career journey and what it means to work as an in-house lawyer.

Mon 17 Jan 2022, 14:45 | Tags: Alumni, Podcast

Inside the mind of an International Criminal Court judge: Sir Howard Morrison QC

Sir Howard Morrison QC has been appointed an honorary professor at Warwick Law School. In his new role he will be teaching on the Law School's undergraduate and postgraduate International Criminal Law modules. He will also be an invaluable contributor to other courses including practical advocacy. Lacuna Magazine has interviewed Judge Morrison about his extensive law career and his experience as a judge in the International Criminal Court, asking what advice he has for today's law students.

Mon 17 Jan 2022, 11:35 | Tags: Alumni, Lacuna

Welcomes & Farewells

As we welcome back our students for 2022, we would like to wish a warm welcome to some new colleagues but also a fond farewell to those we have had to say goodbye to.

Tue 11 Jan 2022, 09:30

New Research: When is a wedding not a marriage?

"Clunky and challenging” – views on getting married in England and Wales outlined in new briefing.

The law on weddings in England and Wales has been too slow to respond to religious and cultural diversity and the increasing number of people who do not identify with any religion at all, finds a new study led by Warwick Law School researcher Dr Rajnaara Akhtar.

Mon 10 Jan 2022, 15:04 | Tags: Research, Staff in action

Expert Comment: IMF extends debt service relief for 25 low-income countries

Dr Celine Tan of Warwick Law School comments: "The release of the fifth and final tranche of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) will be a small but limited contribution to alleviating the debt crisis developing countries are facing in the wake of COVID-19.

Tue 21 Dec 2021, 16:36 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Expert Comment

New podcast series explores consent in legal history and in courtrooms today

A new podcast series commissioned by legal historian Dr Laura Lammasniemi and produced by Narrative Matters, explores the history of sexual consent and asks whether understanding that history can help tackle present-day problems in securing convictions for sexual offences.

The Age of Consent features thirteen expert voices, from academics to rape crisis workers and journalists, invited by Dr Lammasniemi to bring their own perspectives to the conversation.

Thu 09 Dec 2021, 14:53 | Tags: Research, Staff in action, Podcast

Warwick students take part in experimental moot

Four Warwick law students, who are part of Critical Lawyers at Warwick (CLAW), will be participating in an experimental law moot this week. Chayne Hogan, Kiara McClelland, Charlotte Green and Chanel Williams are the Warwick team traveling to Amsterdam for this innovative moot. This experimental moot, conceptualised by Dr Christine Schwöbel-Patel from Warwick Law School and Professor Wouter Werner from the VU Amsterdam, is the first of its kind. 

Wed 24 Nov 2021, 11:26 | Tags: Student Achievement, CLAW, Mooting

WLS in Feelings of Freedom Festival

Join Law School colleagues plus many more from Thursday 25 - Friday 26 November for an engaging series of talks about freedom. This festival of culture and ideas was organised as part of the Resonate Festival/Coventry UK City of Culture, 2021 in collaboration with Warwick Arts Centre. Over two days these talks and provocations will explore what freedom means to different people in different contexts. A number of our Law School colleagues will be presenting at the event. Sign up to join them. Tickets are free.

Mon 22 Nov 2021, 09:00 | Tags: Research, Staff in action

Alumna Featured in Study UK Magazine

Nudrat Hussain Khan, a World Bank Scholar who studied on our LLM in International Economic Law from 2007-2008, was selected by the British Council to share her experience of studying at Warwick Law School and the adversity she faced to get here. Her inspiring story was featured in the March 2020 issue of their Study UK Magazine. Here she provides a condensed version for the Law School. Read Nudrat's full article on pages 29-30 of the digital magazine.

Fri 12 Nov 2021, 12:00 | Tags: Alumni, PG News

Wright Hassall relaunches free legal clinic

Wright Hassall is relaunching its popular community legal clinic on Wednesday 17 November. Warwick Law School students will be given the chance to attend the legal clinic meetings, conduct research and propose legal guidance for review by the firm; giving them vital real life experience. Alex Robinson, partner at Wright Hassall said: “What makes this initiative even more special is the fact that we are working together with bright young legal minds at the University of Warwick to give them vital experience of consultation situations and exposure to how a law firm of our size operates.”

Wed 10 Nov 2021, 09:24 | Tags: Feature

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