Warwick Law School News
The latest updates from our department
The University of Warwick has been named as one of the UK’s top 10 and one of Europe’s top 20 universities in two new league tables. Warwick has risen in the 2022 QS World University Rankings to 61st in the world – making Warwick one of Europe’s top 20 universities – and has been placed 10th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.
Law finalist Ruth Mukasa has successfully completed the Warwick Skills Portfolio Award (WSPA) this year. The WSPA scheme helps students to enhance their study skills and develop other skills that are not only valued by employers but also useful more broadly for students in their personal lives whilst studying at Warwick.
Dr Celine Tan and Dr Andi Hoxhaj have been announced as winners of this year’s Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE) and PhD student Sahar Shah has been awarded the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence for Postgraduates who Teach (WATE PGR).
Dr Sharifah Sekalala and other co-authors publish paper on Sexual and Reproductive Health of young women in Uganda
The article titled “Realising sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls and young women living in slums in Uganda: a qualitative study” was published on the 12 June 2021 by BMC (Bio Med Central) as part of their open access publishing. This project was funded by a GCRF and IAS grant on Sexual and Reproductive health in Ugandan Slums.
Warwick alumna Madhu Mehra has been named in Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy for 2021. Madhu who studied on our LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights (previously Law in Development) from 1991-1992, is now Head of Research and Training at Partners for Law in Development (PLD).
Warwick Alumna Last Mafuba, who studied on our LLM in International Development Law and Human Rights from 2015-2016, was recently profiled by the BBC and the Coventry City of Culture Trust as a modern-day Lady Godiva. Last, along with thirteen others selected for their unique stories, are learning to ride horses so they can take part in an event to launch Coventry’s UK City of Culture year.
Tashan Dwyer who studied on our 3 year LLB Law degree from 2015-2018 has been featured in a recent Legal Cheek article to reflect on the challenges he’s overcome to realise his dream to become a lawyer and how he hopes to help others do the same. Image credit: @tashanifill (Instagram)
"Justice Martha Koome’s nomination is a historic moment for Kenyan women." Warwick Law School’s Dr Martha Gayoye writes for The Conversation UK about the likely impact of this significant appointment.
James Harrison has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships for the 2021-22 academic year. The fellowship allows James to work exclusively for a year on a project entitled ‘Reconceptualising international trade law: In search of a bounded, socially embedded and re-connected regime’.
Warwick alumna Yomi Adegoke who studied on our 3 year LLB degree and graduated in 2014 has been mentioned in the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Europe 2021. For the sixth year, the list is proving that youth is not wasted on the young. Yomi Adegoke is a British journalist who writes about the intersection of race, feminism and popular culture.
Earlier this year, final year LLB Law student Nicolle Coote won an award as part of the Future Leaders Organisation and was featured as one of the Top 150 Black Students in the UK. Future Leaders is an annual publication which profiles the most outstanding black university students in Britain, and is used as a role model guide to inspire and raise attainment. Nicolle tells us more…