The Law School launches Professional Mentoring Scheme10 October 2014Under the initiative, the successful students will receive careers-related support, in the course of their second year, from legal professionals who are also Bristol alumni. Participating alumni include solicitors based in firms in London (Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills) and Bristol (Burges Salmon and Bond Dickinson) as well as a Bristol-based barrister.
University of Bristol Lawyers Without Borders9 October 2014University of Bristol Lawyers Without Borders is a chapter of the globally established Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Lawyers Without Borders. We are part of an international network of volunteer lawyers and law students from around the world who offer pro bono service to rule of law projects, capacity building and access to justice initiatives.
Professor Malcolm Evans is to speak at an international conference9 October 201428th October, 2014. Professor Malcolm Evans is to speak at an international conference on 'The Effects of International Monitoring Mechanisms to Prevent Torture' held in Oslo, Norway organised by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Office of the Ombudsman and the Council of Europe.
Law School's latest successful PhD: Mireille Caruana1 October 2014The School of Law congratulates Mireille Caruana who has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Mireille’s thesis "Privacy and ICTs in a Changing World: differing European approaches to uses of personal data in the criminal justice sector" was supervised by Andrew Charlesworth, Reader in IT Law and Professor Steven Greer.
Visit to the United Nations in Geneva26 September 2014In July, University of Bristol Law School PhD student, Ben Hudson, travelled to Geneva to attend the first week of the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s 111th session.
Tom Tooth (PGR) attends 5th annual PolCon in Middlesborough15 September 2014PolCon is a niche institution within the wider criminal justice scholarship field, with a specialist policing remit and an avowed aim to facilitate the collaboration of universities and police forces in enhancing the status of evidence-based policing practices.
Dr Michael Naughton quoted in Telegraph9 September 2014Dr Michael Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law, quoted in a piece by Paul Peachey in The Independent: "Legal eagles fighting wrongful convictions in the US are coming here."
Distinguished law alumni guest lectures in 2014/1529 July 2014The University of Bristol Law School is delighted to announce the continuation of its Distinguished Law Alumni Guest Lectures series launched last year as an initiative of the Law School Advisory Board.
Tony Prosser elected Fellow of the British Academy18 July 2014Professor Tony Prosser of the University of Bristol Law School has achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellow of the British Academy, the national academy for the humanities and social sciences.
Article by Dr Michael Naughton in The Conversation.2 July 2014Gerry Conlon, wrongly jailed for a 1975 IRA bombing in which he had no part, died on June 21 at the age of 60. The case of the Guildford Four remains one the most famous miscarriage of justice in Britain – but more and more cases of wrongful imprisonment are coming to light around the world.
Postgraduate International Law Conference 3 – 4 July in WMB1 July 2014The first postgraduate law conference ‘Conflict of Legal Norms and Interests: European and International Perspectives’ will host around 30 speakers, who are research students and early career researchers in Universities across the UK, Europe and the US.
Ryan Byrne, wins 2014 FSLA Student Essay Competition1 July 2014Ryan Byrne, a second year law student, recently won first prize in the prestigious Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) 2014 Student Essay Competition. Entrants were asked to write a 1500 essay