Brexit Briefing September - December 201818 December 2018Academics from the University of Bristol Law School continue to share knowledge, debate and listen to opinion at a national, regional and local level.
Law Clinic student film: Our work with CLIC Sargent17 December 2018Student advisors from the University of Bristol Law Clinic have made a new short video explaining their outreach work with CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading cancer charity. The video outlines information on the pro bono services aimed at helping parents of children and young people living with cancer in terms of managing the legal obstacles that arise with the diagnosis.
Inside an Impressive Mind: Law School alumni advice on how to excel4 December 2018On 12 November a panel of prize-winning Law School alumni who excelled here academically and in their early careers gathered in the WMB Reception Room to deconstruct what tutors and employers consider makes an impressive mind.
The evening’s topics ranged from tips on how to approach essay and exam questions, boost critical thinking, building confidence through developing good oral communication skills, preparing for interviews, and the importance of mental and physical wellbeing.
Welcome to Suzanne Doyle Guilloud, CHLS Senior Research Associate in Healthcare Law3 December 2018The Law School and the Centre for Health, Law, and Society are delighted to welcome Suzanne Doyle Guilloud, Senior Research Associate in Healthcare Law on the project 'Balancing Best Interests in Healthcare, Ethics and Law' (BABEL), a recently launched five-year study and collaboration between academics in the Centre for Ethics in Medicine and the Centre for Health, Law and Society.
Law Clinic student event report: Osborne Clarke training21 November 2018On 13 October and 3 November 2018 the University of Bristol Law Clinic’s annual training took place at the Osborne Clark Office in Bristol. In this event report Student General Secretary Rebecca Slade writes about the sessions, which gave Law Clinic’s members the opportunity to receive training in vital law clinic procedures as well as a chance to immediately put the training advice into practise with the firm’s partners and trainees.
Professor Eirik Bjorge appointed Inner Temple Academic Fellow20 November 2018The Law School’s Professor Eirik Bjorge has been awarded the prestigious three-year role of Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, as part of the Inner Temple's Academic Fellows Scheme aimed at recognising outstanding academic contributions and bringing together legal practitioners and academics.
Law Clinic Welcome Night 2018 15 November 2018On Friday 26 October the University of Bristol Law Clinic annual Welcome Night was held in Priory Road Complex Lecture Theatre. The night aimed to introduce the new student committee, academic directors and administrative staff to new and returning Clinic members, as well as informing them of Clinic procedures and opportunities beyond the Clinic.
Overcoming Education Barriers and Achieving Diversity15 November 2018New student led initiative, the ‘Unity and Diversity in law’ committee hosted an engaging conference namely “Overcoming Education Barriers and Achieving Diversity” on 10 November in the Great Hall at the University of Bristol. This diversity initiative which is the first of its kind at Bristol was sponsored by the University of Bristol Law School, Burges Salmon LLP, Travers Smith LLP, Ashurst, BCLP, Eversheds Sutherland LLP and Strive.
Dr Michael Naughton introduces new book on Barry George case6 November 2018Dr Michael Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law, has written the foreword to a new book by Michelle Diskin Bates, the sister of Barry George who was wrongly convicted and imprisoned for the murder of BBC TV presenter Jill Dando.
Watch again: CHLS Seminar on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare6 November 2018On 31 October Dr Bernadette Richards (Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide Law School) gave a Centre for Health, Law, and Society seminar exploring the legal and ethical issues that surround technological advancement, in particular the questions raised by developments in artificial intelligence and healthcare.
Law Clinic shortlisted for Best Contribution by a Pro Bono Clinic Award1 November 2018The University of Bristol Law Clinic has been shortlisted for ‘Best Contribution by a Pro Bono Clinic Award’ within the 2018 Annual LawWorks Pro Bono Awards, which celebrate achievements made in enabling access to justice and the supporting of individuals, communities and not-for-profit organisation through legal pro bono work.
Decolonising the curriculum: Epigram interview with Dr Foluke Adebisi31 October 2018The Law School’s Dr Foluke Adebisi was recently interviewed by Epigram, the University of Bristol’s independent student newspaper. She spoke about the importance of Black History Month, the new Law and Race unit developed together with Dr Yvette Russell and student input, and how to be a good ally to the BAME community.
Law School receives Athena SWAN Bronze award26 October 2018The Law School is delighted to announce that our application for an Athena Swan Bronze Award has been successful, seeing the Law School become the first non-STEM School in the University to receive an Athena SWAN award.
The highlight of my legal education: Q&A with Kristina MacPherson25 October 2018As part of our Pro Bono Week series recent graduate Kristina MacPherson (LLB Law 2018) spoke to us about how her time working at the Law Clinic gave her experience in different areas of law, sharing her story of how volunteering helped her to prepare for the workplace even if not embarking on a traditional ‘law’ path, and reflecting on the insight she gained through the Law Clinic into how Pro Bono work makes a difference.
Putting learning into practice: Q&A with Lana Murphy23 October 2018As part of our Pro Bono Week series we talked to recent graduate Lana Murphy (LLB Law with Study in Continental Europe, 2018) about being a part of the Law Clinic team, how voluntary work has opened her eyes to a wider range of future options, and her top tips on making your time at university the most rewarding experience for yourself.
A year rich with endless possibilities: Q&A with LLM graduate Emily Littlehales23 October 2018As part of our Pro Bono Week series we caught up with Law graduate and winner of the prize for Best Performance in the International Law and International Relations LLM Pathway Emily Littlehales. In this Q&A she talks about the challenges of starting an LLM without prior experience of law, the value of embracing opportunities, and the way in which working with the Human Rights Implementation Centre while studying influenced her career path.
Pro Bono Week Spotlight: Q&A with Bethane Harland22 October 2018To celebrate Pro Bono Week we’ll be featuring a series of interviews with recent graduates to hear about their voluntary work stories. In this Q&A we caught up with Bethane Harland (LLB 2018), former Student Director of the University of Bristol Law Clinic. She spoke to us about the challenges and rewards of her voluntary work, how it has influenced her aspirations, and the advice she would give to students embarking on their pro bono work journey.
Sir Malcolm Evans addresses UN General Assembly in New York18 October 2018Professor Sir Malcolm Evans, Chair of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) and Deputy Director of the Human Rights Implementation Centre (HRIC) at the Bristol Law School, presented the 11th Annual Report of the SPT to the UN General Assembly in New York on 15 October 2017.
First ever female Supreme Court majority9 October 2018For the first time in UK history a Supreme Court case will be heard by a panel of judges with a majority of women, including President of the Supreme Court and former Chancellor of the University of Bristol the Right Honourable the Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE.
Centre for Health, Law, and Society celebrates first anniversary8 October 2018The Centre for Health, Law, and Society (CHLS) celebrated its first anniversary with an annual inter-disciplinary symposium and public lecture in the Law School on Tuesday 2 October 2018. Organised by CHLS member Dr Catherine Kelly, the symposium brought together academics from a range of disciplines to discuss doctors and the art of persuasion.
Dr Foluke Adebisi featured on Bristol BME Powerlist 20182 October 2018The Law School’s Dr Foluke Adebisi was featured on a list of Bristol’s 100 most influential and inspiring black and minority ethnic people. Set up as a means of ‘creating hypervisibility for some of Bristol’s unsung BME heroes’, the BME Powerlist celebrates the achievements of community leaders, influencers and changemakers.
Bringing Ethics to Public Health Law and Practice2 October 2018This September, Professor John Coggon, co-director of the Centre for Health, Law, and Society at the University of Bristol Law School, spoke to national and international public health and policy audiences on public health ethics and law.
STUDENT NEWS: Law Clinic application process open1 October 2018The University of Bristol Law Clinic provides students with an opportunity to gain a real-life experience of law, offering free legal advice and support to members of the public under the supervision of Law School staff. The 2018/19 application process for a place at the Clinic starts today.
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Placement at the University of the Gambia25 September 2018The Human Rights Implementation Centre (HRIC) has had a collaborative relationship with the Faculty of Law at the University of Gambia (UTG) since 2011. Each year the HRIC has facilitated a postgraduate student of the University of Bristol Law School to teach law at the UTG for an academic year. We caught up with former placement holders Emily and Chris to hear about their experiences, as well as outgoing placement holder Anamaria to find out more about her aims for the year ahead.
CHLS Success at the BMA Book Awards11 September 2018Professor John Coggon and Professor Keith Syrett, members of the Centre for Health, Law, and Society (CHLS), celebrated the start of September as their book 'Public Health Law—Ethics, Governance, and Regulation, co-authored with Dr A.M. Viens at the University of Southampton, was Highly Commended at the BMA Book Awards.
Q&A with Law School Employability Adviser, Jo Cooksley 30 August 2018Joining us this year, Jo Cooksley is the Law School's new Employability Adviser; a role developed following student feedback regarding the need for greater legal specific careers support within the School. After previously practising law and working in a role mentoring trainees at CILEX (professional body for Chartered Legal Executives), Jo will be providing specialised careers support to all law students, offering 1:1 development sessions, workshops, tailored CV and application support and more.
Student Q&A with Oluwaseun Matiluko: The power to create change14 August 2018Oluwaseun Matiluko, third year Law student and member of the FACE (Forever Africa Conference and Events) 2018 Organising Committee, spoke to us about her decision to study Law at Bristol, the importance of having space to grow and developing a more global outlook in her career from time volunteering in Nigeria.