Warwick Law School News
The latest updates from our department
We are always proud of our students and the amazing things they do and this month was no exception. At the beginning of February, Professor Shaheen Ali hosted an event to celebrate the ‘Magnificent Seven’ PhD students who recently completed their doctorates at the University of Warwick.
With the effects of the 2007 credit crunch still being felt around the world, a new book by Dr Andreas Kokkinis, Assistant Professor in the University of Warwick’s School of Law, explores whether traditional models of corporate governance fail to promote financial stability.
Corporate Law and Financial Instability explores the tension between corporate governance systems focused around shareholders who want to maximise their returns, and prudential regulation where risk-taking must be controlled in order to safeguard financial stability.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Sharifah Sekalala’s new book will be released on the 24th November 2017.
Millions of people in developing countries struggle to gain access to essential life-saving medicines for global epidemics such as AIDS and malaria. ‘Soft Law and Global Health Problems’ examines the different legal approaches that have been taken internationally to improve global access to essential medicines.
Dr Ben Farrand has been awarded funding to run a Jean Monnet module in conjunction with the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
When asked how he felt about the award, Ben said “being awarded the funding is a testament to the quality of teaching provided at the University of Warwick - I was absolutely ecstatic to find out the application had been successful.”
The module will be offered to incoming postgraduate students from October this year, as an option on the Law School’s LLM programmes. It will be split into two parts taught across the autumn and spring terms.
Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner has been appointed as Chair of International Commercial Law at Warwick Law School, starting 1st September 2017.
Joining for the launch year of Warwick’s newest LLM, Professor Twigg-Flesner will have oversight of the strategic development of the Law School’s postgraduate programme in International Commercial Law.
“I am excited about joining Warwick and taking up this position,” Christian said. “International Commercial Law is a fascinating area of law to study, not least because it touches so many different legal systems and requires one to develop a global approach to law.”
In recent times, there has been a raft of new legislative initiatives aimed at reducing systemic risk in financial markets.
In their article published in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (JIBFL), a leading periodical for practitioners, Dr Stephen Connelly and PhD student Saveethika Leesurakarn from University of Warwick’s School of Law looked at how these initiatives interacted and asked whether there could be problems.
The article is available through LexisNexis, featuring highly in the edition immediately following acclaimed contributors to the field, and headlining the print edition.
Rebecca Limb, currently studying for her MPhil/PhD in Law, at the University of Warwick has been awarded a student bursary from Postgrad Solutions.
“I felt a huge sense of relief and confidence that I can be successful in gaining the funding I need. I am incredibly grateful for the support.”
22-year-old Rebecca Limb is a British student studying an MPhil/PhD in Law at the University of Warwick. She says, “The idea of studying for a PhD came from developing my research proposal that I am really passionate about. My research topic is a legal investigation into the rights of competent paediatric patients to express their autonomy and refuse medical treatment.”
Rachel Pimm-Smith PhD student wins SLS 2016 Best Poster Prize
The SLS 2016 Best Poster Prize has been jointly awarded to Rachel Pimm-Smith (Warwick) for her poster ‘Victorian Child Protection: Did Intervention Make Poor Children More Desirable Citizens?’.The quality of the posters displayed at this year’s annual conference was extremely high. However, the judges felt that Rachel’s posters stood out not only in terms of the quality of the research presented but also in terms of their excellent design and clever use of the poster medium. Rebecca will be writing a piece for the SLS blog about her research and her experience of presenting a poster at the conference and her poster will be displayed at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London in due course. To find out more click here.
Ligia Catherine Arias Barrera presented a paper at King's College at the 'International Graduate Legal Research Conference' - April 2016
Ligia Catherine Arias Barrera presented a paper at King's College at the International Graduate Legal Research Conference 4 & 5 April 2016, in the Commercial and Contract Law Panel. Her paper is entitled: 'Innovation in the OTC derivatives market: challenge for UK regulators'. It is part of her thesis, which was submitted on 1 April 2016. For further information please click here.
The University of Warwick is pleased to announce its involvement with the GREAT Britain scholarship scheme on offer to students from India, wishing to study taught Masters degrees.
The Law School is offering one award of £6000 across all our LLM programmes. To apply you must be an Indian national residing in India and not in receipt of any other funding. Further details can be found on the International Office webpages.
DEADLINE: 9th March 2016. To apply please email your interest to Sara Prestleton, stating your name and Warwick ID number.
In a letter to Professor Rebecca Probert, Chair of the Law School, Professor Sir Nigel Thrift congratulated the Law School on its positive results in the most recent Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES).
The letter acknowledged the consistently high marks achieved in this survery by the Law School in recent years, commending the hard work of all staff involved and conveying his thanks and appreciation on behalf of the University.
PhD student awarded MLR Scholarship
Sara Warner, one of our PhD students, has been awarded a Modern Law Review Scholarship for the second consecutive year, taking her total award to £10,000. These scholarships are awarded by the MLR on the basis of an annual competition for research students engaged on doctoral research at a university in the UK on any subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review. Congratulations to Sara.