Sir Malcolm Evans heads up UN torture prevention body's first visit to Mongolia13 September 2017GENEVA (7 September 2017) – The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) is due to make its first visit to Mongolia from 11 to 20 September to assess the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty, as well as the safeguards for their protection against torture and ill-treatment.
Why I chose to volunteer. Q&A with Law Clinic Summer Intern.19 July 2017Volunteering is a great way to get future employers to notice you. There are many opportunities with charities and not-for-profit organisations that will illustrate your desire to build the soft skills that can make such a difference in an interview process. This year, Serena Crawshay-Williams has been volunteering for the Law Clinic and is now working over the summer to ensure its services are available year-round. In this Q&A she discusses why she chose to volunteer - and the invaluable skills she's learnt in preparation for a career in law.
Award winning graduates: Interview with Tristan Goodman18 July 2017Each year the Law School recognises those who went above and beyond during their time studying at the University. This year, more students than ever before achieved a first-class degree, making for tough competition in achieving an award for excellence. Tristan Goodman came top in the year for the LLB programme. Here he talks about his experiences whilst at university, his training contract with Slaughter and May and his involvement in Dicta.
Stay connected - Join us on LinkedIn14 July 2017Over 1,000 University of Bristol Law graduates are members of our Law School alumni LinkedIn group, making it a great platform for acquiring careers advice, hearing about new opportunities and sharing your own experience and knowledge with alumni of all ages and professions.
Saving Malaysia's artisan crafts: A graduate's story
18 May 2017Jacqueline Fong, graduated from University of Bristol in 1997, going on to have high level career in investment banking. In this Q&A Jacqueline talks about her time at Bristol - and how she grew from an 'awkward' student to winning International awards for protecting the livelihoods of highly skilled Malaysian artisans.
Why Do YOU Love Bristol? Mariya's story17 May 2017As part of a University campaign to celebrate life as a student in Bristol, Mariya Kolomiyets of the Law Clinic talks of how the opportunity to solve real legal problems has helped her develop practical skills that text books alone can't teach.
Aspiring to a career at the Bar12 May 2017Lily Walker-Parr, outgoing President of the Bar Society, recently secured a pupillage with 5RB chambers. In this interview she discusses how the university supports students from diverse or unrepresented backgrounds access opportunities, how you can keep up to date on Bar-related activities - and what you should consider when applying to chambers.
The Bar Society shows its commitment to increasing diversity with successful ‘No bar to the Bar’ event10 May 2017In February, the University of Bristol Bar Society and University of Bristol Law Club developed and delivered the first ‘Diversity Week’, showcasing panellists and events including ‘Women in Business and Law’ and the ‘No bar to the Bar’ panel event.
Roshni Popli, Vice President of the Bar Society 2016-17 tells us more about the aims of the society and how it plans to widen its scope on diversity.
Brexit Briefing: May 20178 May 2017Academics from the University of Bristol Law School continue to share knowledge, debate and listen to opinion at a national, regional and local level.
Bristol Plays role in influencing 'SMART' trade4 May 2017Dr Clair Gammage and Professor Tonia Novitz invite scholars to a Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) event to consider the ways in which trade and investment law can promote and block sustainability
The Future of Banking Regulation26 April 2017A blog by Dr Holly Powley, Lecturer in Law, and Prof Keith Stanton, Professor of Law, highlights the main developments in the UK’s regulatory approach since the financial crisis - and identifies the key areas of concern facing the regulators.