Celebrating students standing up for Human Rights in The Gambia12 December 2019December 10th was Human Rights Day – an annual event that marks the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This year the UN put the spotlight on the leadership role of youth as a source of inspiration for a better future, presenting an opportunity for us to showcase the amazing work of our students.
Brexit Briefing December 20199 December 2019In the final quarter of 2019, the Brexit drama continued with the EU granting an extension to push the deadline back into 2020 and yet another general election set for December 12th. University Academics have continued to offer media commentary, share knowledge and debate the issues.
Professor Lois Bibbings supports Alice Wheeldon miscarriage of justice application22 November 2019With the support of the Law School's Professor Lois Bibbings, an application was lodged with the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) this week, asking for the over 100 year old case of Alice Wheeldon to be reviewed. It is hoped that the Commission will take a positive view of the matter and refer it to the Court of Appeal so that the long-standing convictions can be challenged and ultimately quashed.
The Fallout: Supreme Court Ruling surrounding Brexit2 October 2019Following the Supreme Court Ruling that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful on September 24th, heated debate quickly followed on Twitter and the media involving Law School Academics. To date our Brexperts have been quoted in 82 articles, reaching a total of 472,119,500 people.
Dr. Katie Bales celebrates University of Sanctuary award30 September 2019University of Bristol has achieved a 'University of Sanctuary' award in recognition of scholarships to refugee and asylum seekers.
The initiative, led by the City of Sanctuary charity, celebrates the efforts of the University's students and staff to welcome forced migrants into their communities and promote a culture of inclusion.
Q & A with Teaching Assistant Kathryn Allinson25 September 2019In this Q & A for new staff we caught up with Kathryn Allinson who joins the Law School as a Teaching Associate. Kathryn completed her PhD at Queen Mary University in London as well as teaching undergraduate public law. Previously she had worked with charities such as Reprieve on Guantanamo Bay cases and WaterAid as Strategic Planning Manager.
If I were starting over: Advice from our Law School Alumni24 September 2019As part of ‘Welcome Week’ we focus on previous Q and A’s with alumni and their advice for those students starting out at the Law School. So how would recent graduates approach their first year if they had the chance to go back in time?
Here are seven handpicked pieces of sage advice from those students now starting their careers in Law.
Brexit Briefing September 201918 September 20192019 has been a busy year for University of Bristol academics with Brexit commentary in the media ramping up in recent weeks. Since the appointment of Boris Johnson as PM events around Brexit have been fast moving with the suspension of Parliament, numerous legal challenges, the passing of a Bill to block no-deal and a purge of Tory rebels. The next few weeks promise to be an intriguing countdown to the October 31st deadline.
Students share knowledge at Annual Street Law Conference16 September 2019Susannah Burley, Vice Student Director of the University of Bristol Law Clinic, took part in a student-led panel at the event which was hosted by Queen Mary University Legal Centre. In this report she outlines what we do at Bristol and what she learned from the experience.
The Annual Street Law Conference was held across two days at the beginning of September and attracted delegates from all over the UK as well as from the USA and Ireland.
CHLS success in bids for high-profile research projects3 September 2019The Law School’s Centre for Health, Law, and Society (CHLS) Professors John Coggon and Keith Syrett have been successful in securing major UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) bids. Professor Coggon will be working on TRU3D (Tackling Root Causes Upstream of Unhealthy Urban Development), and Professor Syrett will be part of SPECTRUM (Shaping Public Health Policies To Reduce Inequalities and Harm), highlighting the Centre's strengths in both public health ethics and public health law.