Warwick Law School News
The latest updates from our department
Warwick Law School students recently presented the results of a legal research project into social housing allocation inequality conducted as part of Warwick Law in the Community’s Strategic Social Justice Clinic. The presentation outlined the complex issues surrounding change of circumstance applications to Coventry City Council’s social housing team. The outcomes of the student’s work have resulted in resources that will be used by a local law centre in helping some of the most vulnerable people in Coventry secure adequate and timely assistance in their housing need.
On Monday 13 March 2023, Vanessa Munro and Lotte Young Andrade launched a report that they co-authored with Sarah Dangar (Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse) entitled ‘Learning Legacies: An Analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews in Cases of Domestic Abuse Suicide’. The aim was to learn more about the profiles and experiences of victims, the adequacy of service responses during their lives and after their deaths, and the ways in which DHRs are commissioned and conducted in suicide cases.
Taskmaster creator and co-presenter ‘little’ Alex Horne has provided a recorded testimonial about Warwick Law School’s Dr Ali Struthers and the hard work and commitment she has shown to the School Tasking project. “The work that Ali has been doing […] has been genuinely remarkable.” Watch the full video testimonialLink opens in a new window.
Making outreach work fun and engaging for primary school children (and showing them University can be an exciting prospect!) WLS’ School Tasking programme is growing in popularity and reach with a recent piece on BBC News Midlands highlighting the positive impact it’s having.
'Assessing the Role of Digital Finance for Gender Equality’ by Dr Serena Natile, is the latest in a series of briefs, bringing current legal thinking to bear on public policy issues and contemporary concerns, published by GLOBE, a research centre within Warwick Law School.
Artwork Credit: Pawel Kuczyński
Dr Ming-Sung Kuo's 2019 paper ‘Between Choice and Tradition: Rethinking Remedial Grace Periods and Unconstitutionality Management in a Comparative Light’ was cited by the Suprme Court of Cananda in R. v. Albashir ( SCC 48). Congratulations Ming-Sung.
Warwick Law School’s Dr Jane Bryan was featured on BBC Sounds this week (Monday 30th May) discussing the Say My Name Project and the negative impacts routine mispronunciation and name avoidance can have on an individual’s feeling of belonging and visibility.
Western Balkans expert Dr Andi Hoxhaj is one of the contributors to the 2022 Freedom House Nations in Transit ReportLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window, an annual expert assessment of the state of democracy in the region stretching from Central Europe to Central Asia, published this week.
Laws governing weddings are outdated and too restrictive in contemporary society, new research shows
Current laws governing weddings are too outdated and restrictive and do not reflect the diversity of faith and beliefs in modern society, a new report from experts at the Universities of Warwick and Exeter highlights.
The seventh in a series of briefs, bringing current legal thinking to bear on public policy issues and contemporary concerns, has now been published by GLOBE, a research centre within Warwick Law School. The brief is based on the Feminist Recovery Plan research project coordinated by Dr Serena Natile.
Artwork Credit: “Until dignity becomes a habit” by Marga RH
Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner, together with Professors Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell (Carlos III, Madrid), Christoph Busch (Osnabrück), Marie Jull Sørensen (Aarhus) and Dariusz Szostek (Wroclaw), was appointed as co-reporter for a European Law Institute (ELI) project to draft Guiding Principles and Model Rules on Algorithmic ContractsLink opens in a new window at the meeting of ELI’s Council on 24/25 February 2022.
Today is International Women's DayLink opens in a new window<Link opens in a new window (IWD), a global event held each year to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality.