Dr Foluke Ipinyomi guest speaker at ICONS20168 June 2016On 10-12 June, Dr Foluke Ipinyomi, Teaching Associate at the University of Bristol Law School, will be discussing development law with students attending this year's International Conference of Nigerian Students (ICONS16).
Sir Malcolm Evans leads UN delegation to assess torture prevention in Ukraine
24 May 2016Sir Malcolm Evans, Professor in Law at the School and Chair of the The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT), has led a delegation visit to Ukraine this week to assess the treatment of people deprived of their liberty, and the safeguards there are for their protection against torture and ill-treatment.
Mental Health Awareness Week: Time to Listen19 May 2016This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (16-22 May). A blog from the Law School's Dr. Judy Laing indicates that uptake of the The Mental Health Act Code of Practice is patchy and inconsistent with a large percentage of patients living with severe mental health problems not feeling actively involved in their treatment plans. Dr. Laing outlines that this runs contrary to basic human rights principles and that it’s time that patients’ rights and voices are put firmly at the centre of all decision-making about their care, treatment and admission to hospital.
Student intern: web admin support13 May 2016The Public Relations Office is looking for Web interns to support Faculties for the next academic year, with one working with the University of Bristol Law School.
Bristol alumnus wins Hong Kong by-election9 May 2016Bristol graduate Alvin Yeung (MA 2007), a barrister and member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, recently won a byelection as the Civic Party candidate.
Law School Sponsors Employment Focused Brexit Event6 May 2016The latest in a series of Law School Brexit events - this time sponsored together with Old Square Chambers in London - was held at the European Commission last night and asked practitioners 'How would Brexit affect your practice?'
Student News: Forthcoming Careers Activities5 May 2016Lara Melhuish is based in the University’s Careers Service and is the Faculty Employability Consultant working in partnership with the Faculty of Social Sciences & Law. Her role is to develop and deliver targeted activities for Law School students. Here, she provides information about forthcoming events, careers blogs and advice about what to do over the long summer break to increase your employability.
Alumni Profile: Kelvin Mahal - getting a training contract5 May 2016This year Kelvin will be returning to England having secured a training contract with Akin Gump. We caught up with him to find out what he’s been doing since graduating, and how his experience at Bristol gave him the skills he needed to take this next step in his career.
University EU debate helps the West decide3 May 2016On Friday, the Law School's Dr Phil Syrpis chaired a spirited debate on the pros and cons of remaining in the European Union by a quartet of political big-hitters
Housing law in Wales: forging ahead?28 April 2016A one day conference run by the University of Bristol Law School, Anthony Gold, and Doughty Street Chambers will examine the significant elements of the two major housing Acts in Wales, the Housing (Wales) Act and the Renting Homes (Wales) Act.
Book Launch: Unleashing the Force of Law22 April 2016This week Dr. Devyani Prabhat, lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol Law School, launched her latest book to be published in the Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies series.
Blog: Homelessness internal reviews – The long view15 April 2016Dave Cowan, Professor of Law and Policy at the Law School, discusses the importance of homelessness internal reviews - and what needs to be done in the absence of any official data on the process.
Celebrating Women's Legal Landmarks 15 April 2016This week the Law School welcomed the Women's Legal Landmarks Project, bringing together feminist lawyers, historians, activists and legal practitioners, to identify the key legal landmarks for women.
Professor of Law kicks off Best of Bristol Lectures11 April 2016Professor Keith Stanton is the first of a number of inspirational lecturers, as voted by students, to be sharing their wisdom with the public in a series of free lunchtime and evening lectures this week.
First UBLC postgraduate mooting competition a resounding success24 March 2016The final of the competition for postgraduate students took place on March 8, 2016 at the iconic Wills Memorial Building. Adele Rouleau and Jacob Harper, two students studying for their MA in Law, fought through through three-rounds to reach the final stage.
Does Fairtrade mean a fair deal for female cocoa farmers?23 March 2016West African cocoa farmers may not all benefit equally from the Fairtrade chocolate eggs bought by consumers this Easter, new research has found. Dr Elizabeth Fortin from the University of Bristol Law School has investigated whether the Fairtrade scheme represents a fair deal for all farmers, or just a select few.
Options Choices for Undergraduates23 March 2016Undergraduate students going into their second or final year will soon be asked to make their option choices.The range of optional units available in the Law School is large, and is growing. Here, Gwen Seabourne, Director of Undergraduate Studies, provides advice on how to go about choosing your units.
Revision Series: Going over old ground23 March 2016Going over past papers is a great way to be active in your learning. Past papers can be used as a tool to identify commonly recurring issues or to help improve your essay planning; and you can also use them to practice answers under timed conditions.
Revision Series: Don't be a sponge!23 March 2016This month lecturers and tutors were invited to send in their top tips for revision. Here we’ve listed the top five responses which include how to be active in your learning; why it’s good to mimic your lecturers and the need to do well at wellbeing. A good balance of old and new to help you prepare to be the best you can be as you get ready for your exam.
Revision Series: The Perfect Plan23 March 2016No plan is perfect, but in this short article, we pool the advice from lecturers to provide some top planning tips and a few sample revision plans.
Monkey Bars and Flash Cards: Q&A with Janine Sargoni (LLB 2009)23 March 2016As part of our Revision Series, we interviewed Janine Sargoni, Lecturer in Law and a Bristol alumna. Until 2008 Janine was a practicing solicitor-advocate. In this Q&A she shares tips on the skills she picked up in the workplace that helped her prepare for her exams - and the importance of wellbeing and personal development.
Working in the Boundaries of Law22 March 2016'New Sites of Legal Consciousness', an ERC funded research programme led by Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, Morag McDermont, gave rise to an Oñati workshop earlier this month, bringing together leading academics to discuss the changing boundaries of legal authority and legal consciousness.