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Bristol Law School academics influence landmark Supreme Court privacy hearing 12 January 2022 New research from Professor Gavin Phillipson and Lecturer in Law, Robert Craig, was repeatedly used in oral argument against financial news giant Bloomberg during a hearing in the UK Supreme Court last month. The question the Court had to decide was whether someone under criminal investigation has a reasonable expectation of privacy up to the point of charge. The subsequent ruling will determine whether individuals will be able to obtain a remedy from media bodies who report their involvement in criminal investigations.
  • Bristol Law School academics influence landmark Supreme Court privacy hearing 12 January 2022 New research from Professor Gavin Phillipson and Lecturer in Law, Robert Craig, was repeatedly used in oral argument against financial news giant Bloomberg during a hearing in the UK Supreme Court last month. The question the Court had to decide was whether someone under criminal investigation has a reasonable expectation of privacy up to the point of charge. The subsequent ruling will determine whether individuals will be able to obtain a remedy from media bodies who report their involvement in criminal investigations.
  • Human Rights Day: How my UN work influences my teaching and helped shape careers 10 December 2021 As we mark Human Rights Day on the 10 December, we put the spotlight on the work of Professor Sir Malcolm Evans – and how a decade leading the United Nations’ efforts to prevent torture around the world has influenced his teaching and subsequently the careers of those studying human rights law at the University of Bristol Law School.
  • Law Clinics deliver presentation on Mental Capacity Law and Dementia to Bath and North East Somerset Dementia Support Workers 7 December 2021 Law Clinic students Alis Ugur, Isabelle Martin, and Thanchanok Srisuk recently gave a presentation to Bath and North East Somerset Dementia Support Workers on Mental Capacity Law and Dementia. They provided training and information on: the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the legal test for assessing capacity, best interests, the Court of Protection, deputies, advance decisions, LPAs and depriving individuals of their liberty.
  • A law conversion course with a twist - Q&A with MA student Ffion Davies 3 December 2021 Choosing your route into law can be a tough decision, with multiple options available - which is why we asked current MA Law student, Ffion Davies to give some insight on what it is like to study our two-year fast track, senior status law degree and how the in depth approach has helped her to focus her future aspirations.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of law - Q&A with our MA Director 26 November 2021 Dr Philippa Collins, Director of our MA in Law programme and Lecturer in Labour Law and Human Rights, spoke to us about what it is like to study at a top 10 UK Law School, its supportive learning community and why taking a two-year degree can help develop a deeper understanding of law.
  • A new pathway to research: Q&A with PhD student Conor Francis Macis 25 November 2021 With applications to the Wellcome Trust Scholarship scheme opening to applicants to the September 2022 intake of the University of Bristol’s groundbreaking LLM in Health, Law, and Society, we spoke to current PhD candidate Conor Francis Macis, who graduated from the LLM in 2020. In our Q&A Conor shared his reasons for choosing the LLM at Bristol despite a non-legal background, what being awarded the Wellcome Trust Scholarship meant to him, the skills he developed through the course and how the LLM influenced his current PhD path.
  • Wellcome Trust Scholarships for the Law School’s LLM in Health, Law, and Society 9 November 2021 Applicants to the September 2022 intake of the University of Bristol’s groundbreaking LLM in Health, Law, and Society are invited to apply to a scholarship scheme that is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust.
  • Law School alumna Heledd Wyn awarded Best Lawyer of the Year Award 26 October 2021 University of Bristol Law School alumna Heledd Wyn (LLB 2001), Director at GL Law and Head of the Private Client and Long-Term & Elderly Care team, was crowned ‘Best Lawyer of the Year’ in the 2021 Bristol Law Society Annual Awards, which recognise the excellence of the local legal profession. In a Q&A we caught up with Heledd about the award, the area of law she specialises in, and what a day-in-the-life of a lawyer looks like.
  • Learning how law and anthropology intersect - my first year as a Vice Chancellor's Fellow 20 October 2021 In this interview, Dr Ben Kasstan talks about his research as a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow in the Centre for Health, Law, and Society – and how this dynamic environment combined with his background in medical anthropology prepared him to explore contemporary tensions surrounding adolescent sexual health and wellbeing. As the pandemic unfolded, the parallels between his on-going research around health policy and COVID-19 vaccination programmes also provided a platform to question the term ‘vaccine hesitancy’ as unhelpful in developing effective community focused solutions.
  • Now Live: New Law School Research Review 'Shaping a Better World' 18 October 2021 The Law School’s latest research review, ‘Shaping a better world’ is now live and available to view. The review highlights how the School is leading the way in some of the most innovative areas of legal research –and how that research is directly informing our curriculum and courses.
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