Warwick Law School News
The latest updates from our department
Warwick Law School’s Professor Jackie Hodgson and colleagues from the ‘Emerging from Lockdown’ research and creative team will be screening their new film at the Resonate Festival on Wednesday 16th March at Holy Trinity Church in Coventry, exploring feelings of freedom and the policing of the pandemic.
An international research team led by Professor Sharifah SekalalaLink opens in a new wLink opens in a new windowof Warwick Law SchoolLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window has been awarded €1.4 million to examine how to better regulate the collection and migration of health data of people in the global South in order to protect privacy and prevent exploitation of their personal information.
More young men and women from rural areas of India could gain informed access to higher education and better life chances, tackling age-old obstacles of gender, caste and class, thanks to a project led by the University of Warwick — and a half-million-pound boost from the Fair Chance Foundation.
We are delighted to announce the award of a new PhD studentship to start in October 2022 as part of the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral programme TRANSFORM. Led by Professor Sharifah Sekalala in the Law School, the award will fund a researcher to investigate the potentials and limitations of digital IDs with biometric features as a prerequisite for accessing health services for marginalised groups in cities.
The European Law Institute (ELI) recently published its response to a European Commission consultation on reforms to the Product Liability Directive and liability for Artificial Intelligence systems. Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner contributed to ELI’s response, focusing in particular on the Product Liability Directive and building on the Guiding Principles he developed for ELI’s Innovation Paper on Guiding Principles for updating the Product Liability Directive for the Digital Age (2021).
This new podcast asks what access to Covid-19 vaccines shows us about global health inequalities, why the at-risk are being neglected and how young people are being affected. Dr Sharifah Sekalala and Belinda Rawson have compiled the series to explore the human rights issues that have evolved, and which have been exacerbated, during the pandemic.
Professor Linda Mulcahy from the University of Oxford's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, interviews WLS Professor Alex Sharpe about her rich contribution to the field of socio-legal study over the last 25 years, in Frontiers' second Ask the Author post. Read the article.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.