Warwick Law School News
The latest updates from our department
Warwick Law School’s Dr Rajnaara Akhtar was featured on ITV Central News yesterday (Wednesday 11th May) discussing current English wedding law and whether it is fit for purpose in our modern multi-cultural society.
The 2022 shortlist for the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE) have been released and Warwick Law School has two nominations. With more than 115 excellent educators, teams, and communities to choose from, the WATE judging panels deliberated long and hard to identify those going through to the next round. Dr Jane Bryan has been nominated for the Social Sciences Faculty award and PhD student Cherisse Francis has been nominated for a Postgraduates who Teach award. Congratulations and best of luck to both of them. The winners will be announced on 27 June 2022.
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.
On 21 and 22 April 2022, Warwick will host a two-day conference for a group of leading European consumer law scholars to discuss the transformation of consumer law and policy in Europe since the turn of the millennium.
UK announces sanctions against Bosnian-Serb politicians for ‘undermining peace’ - expert comment from Dr Andi Hoxhaj.
Dr Andi HoxhajLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window of Warwick Law, a specialist in anti-corruption law and policy, civil society, European integration, Western Balkans and regulatory law and policy, comments on the news that the UK has announced sanctionsLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window on Milorad Dodik, Bosnian-Serb member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s state-level Presidency, and Zeljka Cvijanovic, President of the entity of Republika Srpska, "for their destabilising activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina."
Read a new blogLink opens in a new window by Professor Jackie Hodgson and Dr Rachel Lewis on their project researching the partnership between the West Midlands Police and Coventry City of Culture Trust, including how arts and culture can be used to help increase public confidence in policing and improve police-community relations.
Laws governing weddings are outdated and too restrictive in contemporary society, new research shows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
From 19 - 21 May 2022 the 11th conference in the series The Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial System, a collaboration between the Universities of Warwick, North Carolina, Bologna, Basel and Duke University will be hosted at Scarman House, University of Warwick.
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.
Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner has recently been awarded a share of an AHRC grant of £35,000 for a project on Smart Technologies which will analyse how the legal issues created by the internet of things could be addressed in UK and German consumer law.