Dr Joseph Lee speaks at the Tsing-Hua University Law School in Beijing
Dr Lee participated in the International Commercial Law Conference held at the Tsing-Hua University Law School.
Mooting success: Jean-Pictet Competition 2016
Mooting success: Jean-Pictet Competition 2016
Professor Mike Schmitt speaks at Harvard Law School
Professor Mike Schmitt spoke on cyber operations and international law at Harvard University Law School on 23 November.
Event encourages female lawyers of the future
A group of leading women in law have made up the panel designed to encourage women to enter the legal profession.
Mr Justice Baker QC visits University of Exeter Law School
Exeter Family Law students enjoyed the privilege of a guest lecture from Mr Justice Baker, the Family Division Liaison Judge for the Western Circuit.
The Age of Dignity: Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Europe by Catherine Dupré
The Age of Dignity: Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Europe by Catherine Dupré
Exeter Law Academic Staff Awarded Grant by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Dr Griffin (lead PI) , in conjunction with Dr Osuji (PI), have been successful in obtaining an £83,303 grant from the AHRC. The research project was awarded to them acting as members of BILETA (the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association).
Festival of Social Science: A fascinating insight into social science and its influence on our lives
Exeter academics will be demonstrating how our research is investigating the key issues in modern day life at a series of events.
Dr Stephen Skinner Presents at German-Southeast Asain CPG Annual Conference
Dr Stephen Skinner Presents at the Annual Conference of the German-Southeast Asian CPG in Bangkok
Obituary: Professor Norbert Reich
9 September 1937 – 17 October 2015
Exeter PHD Students awarded Library of Congress fellowship
Two University of Exeter postgraduates have won the opportunity to enhance their research at the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, USA.
Michelmores' awards 2015 Land Law prize
South West law firm Michelmores LLP has awarded Kelly Newman, a third-year student at Exeter University with its 2015 Land Law prize - for achieving the best results in her year. Kelly scored an impressive 78/100 for the module.
Mooting season officially open; mooting teams for 2015/16 announced
Mooting season officially open; mooting teams for 2015/16 announced
Strategy and Security Institute hosts high-level workshop on legal aspects of 'Hybrid Warfare'
The event, convened in collaboration with the NATO Office of Legal Affairs and the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, brought together senior legal advisors and experts from across the UK and NATO for a two-day seminar, held in Exeter.
Dr Joseph Lee Meets with representatives of ICSA to explore the changing role of Company Secretaries
Dr Joseph Lee Meets with representatives of ICSA to explore the changing role of Company Secretaries.
Dr Stephen Skinner Convenes a Workshop Examining Anti-Democratic Ideology and Criminal Law under Fascist Regimes
The workshop entitled 'Anti-Democratic Ideology and Criminal Law under Fascist, National-Socialist and Authoritarian Regimes' was held at the Centre for European Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London on 10th-11th September 2015.
Dr Charlotte Bishop presents paper at the European Domestic Violence Conference
The conference took place at Queen’s University, Belfast and ran from 6th – 9th September 2015. Academics, practitioners, policy makers and researchers from across Europe and further afield came together to share the latest research findings and practice developments in relation to domestic violence and abuse.
Academics visit the Metropolitan Police Service Training Centre
Dr Stephen Skinner and Dr Kate Harrington visited the Metropolitan Police Service Training Centre near London.
Luke Price Publishes Articles in Jurisprudence and Legal Studies
High-profile catastrophes, such as shipwrecks, train and plane crashes, highlight the need for effective corporate liability.
Law student’s project aims to empower children in care
A first year University of Exeter Law student has founded a project focused on improving the prospects of children in care.
Dr Ana Beduschi recently presented her research to the NGO Save the Children in Geneva
Her research aims to reassess the protection of unaccompanied migrant children in international human rights law against deterrence strategies underlying contemporary migration policies in Europe and in the Americas.
Dr Bishop publishes co-authored article in the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly
The article is entitled: 'Is the Creation of a Discrete Offence of Coercive Control Necessary to Combat Domestic Violence?’
Professor Stebbings appointed to the Council of the Selden Society
Chantal Stebbings, Professor of Law and Legal History, has been appointed to the Council of the Selden Society.
Professor Schmitt recipient of multiple appointments
Professor Michael Schmitt has recently been appointed to multiple boards in the field of international law.
Dr Beduschi publishes article in the European Journal of Migration and Law
The article is entitled: 'An Empty Shell? The Protection of Social Rights of Third-Country Workers in the EU after the Single Permit Directive'
Top International Law Experts Meet To Discuss Tallinn Manual 2.0
Mike Schmitt met with other experts in Estonia to discuss the applicability of international law to the cyber arena.
Dr Osuji presents at 15th Conference of the International Association of Consumer Law
Dr Onyeka Osuji presented a paper on ‘Consumer Online Reviews – New Battleground or Opportunity for Consumer Protection?’
'Equality Act 2010: 5 Years On' - Best Poster Award received by Exeter PhD Student
Congratulations to Hayley Dornan for winning the award at the one day conference which was held in Chester on 22nd June.
Dr Lee discusses global corporate governance with DG Justice
On 8 July, Dr Joseph Lee, senior lecturer in law at Exeter, visited DG Justice of the European Commission in Brussels.
New Intellectual Property Lawyers & Scule Conference
From the shape of guitars, fashion brands, parody, dance, disability and re-mixing to museum collections, digitisation, data-mining and folklore, this interdisciplinary conference addressed the many varied and complex relationship between Intellectual Property (IP), cultural heritage (CH) and intangible cultural heritage (ICH).
Exeter students win best skeleton argument award at Commercial and Maritime Law Moot
This success builds upon Exeter’s strong reputation in national mooting and reflects the academic strength of the Maritime Law programme offered at Exeter Law School.
Lecture to mark the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta
The Law School at the University of Exeter, Devon and Somerset Law Society and Exeter City Council recently marked the 800th Anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215, with a series of events in the week leading up to the anniversary on 15th June.
Exeter University Magna Carta Moot Final
The grand final of the Magna Carta Moot was held in Exeter’s Guildhall on the evening of Thursday 11 June 2015 as part of the many events that have been happening around Exeter to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.
Success for SSIS students at Students’ Guild Awards
Students from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) scooped three prestigious awards and many more were nominated at the Students’ Guild Awards this June.
Law Peer Tutor of the Year
Congratulations to Ellie Wonnacott and Aleks Drabek, who were recently awarded joint Law Peer Tutor of the Year for 2014-15.
Magna Carta experienced through Exeter's medieval law trail
In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta a sponsored 10km walk around Exeter’s legal sites on 3 June at 5pm, is being organised by the South West Legal Support Trust with assistance from the University of Exeter’s School of Law and the Devon and Somerset Law Society.
Case study: Funding my masters....and beyond!
LLM student Emma Cross shares her experiences of funding her academic studies.
Launch of Exeter Student Law Review
The Exeter Student Law Review is a new journal founded by final year LL.B. with European Study undergraduate students, Thomas Dwyer and James Perryman.
38th Lasok Lecture on EU law
The Centre of European Legal Studies had the pleasure of welcoming Prof Norbert Reich (Emeritus Professor of German and EU Private and Economic Law, Bremen) to deliver the 38th Lasok Lecture on 29 April 2015.
Mike Schmitt Update on Progress of the Tallinn 2.0 Project
On 15 April, Mike Schmitt led discussion at a meeting in The Hague of legal advisers from 35 countries regarding the progress of the "Tallinn 2.0” project.
The University of Law and the University of Exeter launch groundbreaking collaboration
Students planning a career in law will be able to complete both the academic stage of their training and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Exeter thanks to an innovative collaboration with The University of Law (ULaw).
Grand Final of the UKLSA 2014/15 Mooting Competition
On Tuesday the 31st of March, Kevin Ho and Spencer Lee represented the university at the Grand Final of the UKLSA 2014/15 Mooting Competition.
Workshop on Policing and Human Rights
Dr Stephen Skinner recently convened a workshop at Doughty Street Chambers in London entitled ‘Lethal Force, Policing and the ECHR: McCann and Others v UK at Twenty’.
Visit to The Judges Academy of the Judicial Yuan, Taiwan
Dr Joseph Lee, senior lecturer, recently visited the Judges Academy of the Judicial Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, with the aim of promoting European-Asian collaborative projects.
Insurance presentations in New Zealand and Australia
Professor Rob Merkin QC has recently returned from two weeks abroad.
Devon Chambers Moot Competition Grand Final 2015
The Grand Final of the Devon Chambers Internal Mooting Competition was held on 2 March 2015 at the Supreme Court, judged by Lord Toulson.
Jessup International Law Moot 2015 – Exeter Team Reach the Quarter-Finals!
The University of Exeter team recently succeeded in reaching the quarter-finals of the national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot.
Dr Gilles Guiheux visits Exeter
This week Dr Gilles Guiheux is visiting the Exeter Law School from the University of Rennes 1.
Devon Chambers Semi-Finals
On Friday 13th February, the Mistresses of the Moot, Emily Au and Gemma Edey, hosted the semi-finals of the Devon Chambers Internal Moot Competition.
Hasan Yilmaztekin, PhD student and SCuLE member has been awarded a Researcher-Led Initiative award.
The collaborative nature of what Hasan proposed was particularly praised by the judging panel.
Building and Certifying Online Legal Research Skills
First Year Law Students have been busy getting certified on online legal research resources, as part of their Legal Foundations module.
Commercial Law Presentation in Singapore
Law staff members recently gave a presentation at the Singapore Management University School of Law.
Congratulations to Jennifer Mike on funding award
Jennifer has recently been awarded the Santander Postgraduate Award.
Online courts could increase access to justice and reduce costs by 2017
The future of civil law courts is likely to be online according to a new report. The study suggests that it will increase access to justice and streamline the court processes in England and Wales.
Professor Mike Schmitt addresses Ambassadors of NATO countries
9 February 2015
Professor Schmitt spoke on the subject of international law governing cyber operations
Head of School visits Thailand
Professor James Devenney, Head of School recently returned from a business trip to Thailand.
Professor Chantal Stebbings has been appointed the next Editor of the Journal of Legal History
This follows a number of years on the journal’s Editorial Committee, which has a distinctly International composition.
Law School conducts course in Estonia on the law of cyber operations
28 January 2015
In January, the Law School conducted an advanced course on the law of cyber operations, in collaboration with the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) in Tallinn, Estonia.
New International Law Forum website launches
The University of Exeter International Law Forum has recently launched its new webpages, with information about upcoming events, our members and research projects.
Law professor appointed as Honorary QC by Her Majesty The Queen
Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of six new Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa, exclusively bestowed upon lawyers who have made a major contribution to the law of England and Wales outside practice in the courts.
Our research has been rated as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
85% of our research is classified as world-leading or internationally excellent*.
Professor Schmitt speaks at Columbia University
22 January 2015
Professor Schmitt of the Law School and Strategy and Security Institute, recently spoke on the relationship between humanitarian law and asymmetrical conflict.
Hostile takeover research wins ethical Hutton Prize
A University of Exeter Law postgraduate student has been awarded the Hutton Prize for Excellence, which encourages the next generation of young professionals to put ethical conduct at the forefront of business, government and the professions.
Mike Sanderson appointed position with the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law.
The Law School is delighted to announce that Mike Sanderson has been appointed as the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law.
LLM International Business Policy and Human Rights class visit Geneva
The LLM International Business Policy and Human Rights Law class 2014-2015 travelled to Geneva, Switzerland for 3 days in December to observe the proceedings of 3rd Annual forum on Business and Human Rights at the Palais des Nations.
Professor Chantal Stebbings announced as the next Chair of the Hamlyn Trust
The School of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Chantal Stebbings has been elected as the next Chair of the Hamlyn Trust.
SSIS research rated internationally excellent in latest national assessment
SSIS research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
James Gould presents paper at the University of Oxford
James gave the presentation at Oxford University on Thursday 6th November 2014. This took place within the Oxford Law Faculty at the Jurisprudence Discussion Group (JDG). The title of the paper: ‘Equality Act 2010: Law, Reason and Morality in the Jurisprudence of Robert P. George’ focussed upon the fruits of his own PhD research, particularly using the legal theorist Professor Robert P. George as a dialogue partner to critically analyse a basic good approach to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and related case law.
The Jurisprudence Discussion Group was created by Professor Timothy Endicott in 1997 and provides a lively forum for discussing and debating original work in legal theory.
Stephen Skinner of the Centre for European Legal Studies has convened two research events in 2015
The Centre for European Legal Studies supported two major research events in 2015, both held in London.
A Memorable Encounter in Geneva
The LLM International Human Rights Law class 2014-2015 travelled to Geneva, Switzerland for a week in November to observe the proceedings of UN Treaty Bodies and see international human rights law in action.
Mike Schmitt discusses The International Law of State Responses to Cyber Attacks
On 19 November, Professor Michael Schmitt spoke at the New York University Law School on The International Law of State Responses to Cyber Attacks
Law Alumni Networking Event in London
On Tuesday 11th November 2014, the Law School held an alumni networking event, very kindly hosted by two of our alumni; Robert Lee (LLB Law 1986) and David Pudge (LLB Law 1986), at the Clifford Chance offices in Canary Wharf, London.
An update from Mike Sanderson in Africa
As part of on-going research into citizenship law and the prevention of statelessness in the horn of African, Mike Sanderson recently gave a lecture in Hargeisa, capital of Somaliland.
Dr Addo meets with UN Secretary General
Michael Addo and other members of the Coordinating Committee of the Human Rights Council Special Procedures met with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon.
The International Criminal Court: Early Proposals and Modern Reality
Exactly fifty years ago, a young lecturer in law at the University of Exeter published an ambitious and prescient article entitled The Case for an International Court of Criminal Justice and the Formulation of International Criminal Law.
Professor Barlow gives keynote speech to the Dispute Resolution Conference at the East Midlands Conference Centre
Professor Anne Barlow, who leads the Mapping Paths to Family Justice Project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council gave the speech on 17th October.
Dr Addo presents to the 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly
Dr Addo's report focused on national action plans for the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Professor Schmitt visits Estonian Defence Force Headquarters
Professor Michael Schmitt recently met with CAPT Igor Schvede, former Chief of the Estonian Navy and currently Chief of Staff of the Defense Forces.
Baroness Hale of Richmond Addresses Leverhulme International Network Final Conference in London
The Final Conference of the Leverhulme International Network on New Families; New Governance project led by the Law School Professors Anne Barlow and Liz Trinder was held at Trafalgar Hall, at the University of Notre Dame’s premises in London on the 5 and 6 September 2014 to debate and evaluate the Network’s academic conclusions with a wider audience.
Dr Lee gives keynote speech at KPMG Conference
Dr Joseph Lee recently gave a keynote speech at the KPMG Company Secretary Conference at the National Taiwan University.
UN expert group welcomes US plan on responsible business and calls for an inclusive process
Mike Addo, who heads the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights comments on these plans.
Professor Schmitt receives position in new Harvard Law School program
Professor Mike Schmitt has been appointed the first Fellow at the Harvard Law School’s newly established Program in International Law and Armed Conflict.
Annika Jones participates in workshop at University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC)
Last week, Dr Annika Jones participated in an expert workshop on cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the University of Nottingham.
Dr Bowyer and Dr Travis attend Critical Legal Conference
Taking place from 4th-6th September, the conference was held at the University of Sussex.
Case Study: Where could a Law degree from Exeter take you?
Having accepted a training contract with White and Case LLP, recent graduate Natalie Lucas shares her experiences of studying Law at Exeter.
Law School welcomes prominent international visitors this summer
We have had a number of visitors in the Law School during July.
Exeter psychologist gives expert evidence on head injury and re-offending link
A University of Exeter psychologist will today give evidence to the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament calling for recognition of the connection between head injury and re-offending.
Environmental law academic wins major international award
The Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s highest honour widely regarded as the region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, has been awarded to a visiting professor at the University of Exeter.
Jenny McEwan attends discussion on Post-corroboration Safeguards Review
Jenny recently attended the discussion headed by Lord Bonnomy at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.
Exeter Graduate awarded Lord Denning Scholarship for BPTC
Congratulations to Exeter LLM graduate, Sophie Howard, who has recently been awarded a Lord Denning Scholarship for entry onto a BPTC starting in September.
PhD student wins Golding Essay Prize
Congratulations to Hasan Kadir Yilmaztekin who won the Golding Essay Prize run by the Competition Law Association.
Alumnus becomes new Attorney General
Law graduate Jeremy Wright MP has been appointed Attorney General in the UK Government’s Cabinet re-shuffle.
Yankee Operational Law Conference 2014
Professor Schmitt recently opened the annual Yankee Operational Law Conference at the United States Naval War College.
Professor Williams speaks at CRASSH event ‘Writing Itself’
Professor Williams speaks at the Cambridge University interdisciplinary CRASSH event ‘Writing Itself’
Mapping legal crossroads of Empire summer exhibition
The Commonwealth Games is not the only one attracting a global audience, with the opening of an exhibition highlighting what was formerly the highest court of appeal for most colonies of the British Empire.
Simon celebrates his success
Graduate Simon Amos, who is blind, shares success with his tutor, College, AccessAbility, alumnus David Merkel and guide dog Ronan.
Exeter students win Commercial and Maritime Law National Moot Competition 2014
On 23rd June third-year LLB and PhD students, Richard Mahal and Feng Wang, won the National Final of the inaugural Commercial and Maritime Law Moot Competition 2014.
Dr Jones & Dr Sari deliver short course in International Criminal Law to armed forces personnel
The course formed part of the Strategy and Security Institute’s Tri-Service University Short Course Programme.
Dr Michael Addo addresses the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
As chairperson of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Mr Michael Addo presented its main report and five addendum reports to the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Fourth International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture
Dr Karen McAuliffe recently gave one of the keynote speeches at the Fourth International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture, which took place in Shanghai, China.
Exeter and Kent academics present Mapping Paths to Family Justice research findings
Professor Anne Barlow and Dr Janet Smithson recently presented their findings to a conference at the British Library.
Dr Jones participates in international workshop at Edge Hill University
On 13th June, Dr Annika Jones participated in an international workshop on “The Cross-Fertilization Rhetoric in Question: Use and Abuse of the European Court’s Jurisprudence by International Criminal Tribunals” at Edge Hill University (Omskirk, UK).
‘Totalitarianism, Law and the Idea of Europe’
Dr Skinner has recently returned from Finland where he presented a paper at a conference at the University of Helsinki.
Professor Schmitt presents at CyCon 2014
Professor Michael Schmitt recently gave two presentations at the annual CyCon Conference.
Dr Harrington presents at Language and Law Conference in Italy
Dr Kate Harrington gave a presentation on domestic violence at the 3rd International Conference on Language and Law in Social Practice recently.
Devon Chambers Moot Competition Grand Final 2014
The final of the Devon Chambers moot competition, the internal competition at the University of Exeter, took place on Wednesday 4 June 2014.
Dr Prince speaks at Civil Mediation Council Conference
Dr Sue Prince recently discussed mandatory mediation at the Civil Mediation Council Conference in Leeds.
Dr Beduschi presents paper at CARFMS conference
Earlier this month, Dr Ana Beduschi presented a research paper at an international conference in Canada.
Scholars from Exeter, Oxford, and Reading discuss the future of warfare and law
On 1 May Exeter Law School held the third meeting of the 'Axis of Protection: Human Rights in International Law' Seminar Series, featuring a talk by Professor Michael Schmitt on the topic ‘Future War and the Evolution of International Humanitarian Law’.
5th Edition of Merkin and Flannery's Annotated Arbitration Act 1996 published
Last month Informa published the 5th Edition of Merkin and Flannery's Annotated Arbitration Act 1996.
Professor Schmitt delivers keynote address at NATO conference
24 April 2014
On 3rd April Professor Mike Schmitt delivered a keynote address at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation’s (ACT) TIDE Sprint Conference.
Melanie Williams gives 37th Annual Horace E. Read Memorial Lecture
4 April 2014
Professor Melanie Williams recently gave a lecture at the 37th Annual Horace E Read Memorial Lecture.
Villanova University's International Law Society's 29th Annual Dinner
4 April 2014
Professor Michael Schmitt, SSI Associate and Professor of Law, was the keynote speaker at Villanova University's International Law Society's 29th Annual Dinner. He spoke on 'Future War and the Evolution of International Humanitarian Law'.
Interleges Award 2014 - winner from Exeter Law School
21 March 2014
Mathilde Pavis, a PhD Law student, has won the 2014 Interleges Award.
University launches Q Step programme
The University of Exeter is launching a pivotal new programme designed to improve quantitative social science training.
Jessup International Law Moot 2014 – Exeter team wins the Spirit of the Jessup Award
11 March 2014
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the largest and most prestigious public international law moot, with teams from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries competing.
United Nations Human Rights Working Group
19 February 2014
This week, the United Nations Human Rights Working Group will hold its 7th session in Geneva. Running from the 17th-21st of February, these sessions look at the issue of human rights and transnational corportations and other business enterprises.
Law student's letter published in national newspaper
21 January 2014
Sophie Webb, a 3rd year student on the LLB with International Study programme, had her letter published in the Daily Mail recently.
Ethical prize for African Corporate Social Responsibility research
This year’s Hutton Prize for Excellence has been awarded to Omotoniola Adeeyo, who graduated from her undergraduate degree in Law in 2013.
Leverhulme International Network Announces Third Workshop in Notre Dame, USA
14 January 2014
The third workshop of the Leverhulme International Network on New Families; New Governance will be held at the University of Notre Dame, USA, on the 27th and 28th March 2014, to discuss the theme Meanings and understandings of family solidarity and family regulation.
A summer in Shanghai: Law Student Jia Hao Kwek experiences both work and study in China's commercial centre.
Law Student Jia Hao Kwek experiences both work and study in China’s commercial centre. Here is his account of his time spent in Shanghai.
Anti-Democratic Ideology and Criminal Law under Fascist, National Socialist and Authoritarian Regimes, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 10-11 September 2015
The Centre for European Legal Studies supported this research event in 2015, held in London.
Lethal Force, Policing and the ECHR: McCann and Others v UK at Twenty, Doughty Street Chambers, London, 25 March 2015
The Centre for European Legal Studies supported this research event in 2015, held in London.
Exeter academics win British Insurance Law Association's book prize
Professor Robert Merkin QC and Maggie Hemsworth are the winners of the 2016 British Insurance Law Association Book Prize.
Do you know what makes couple relationships last?
We are now recruiting couples to take part in interviews to find out what drives their relationship to thrive and endure.
Thriving culture of prizes and scholarships
The Law School has thriving culture of prizes and scholarships which involves collaboration with and taking inspiration from influential global Partners.
The Article 50 Litigation and its Implications for Brexit
Exeter academics discuss Article 50 and Brexit in an event organised by the Exeter Student Law Review
Exeter Law School and Tsinghua Law School joint research project on takeovers
Tsinghua Law School and Exeter Law School will host a series of research seminars on takeovers in 2017 and 2018
Dr Sari participates in Exercise Trident Juncture 16
Dr Aurel Sari reports on his participation in a command post exercise with the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
Professor Schmitt's research and speaking tour
Professor Schmitt has been on a research and speaking tour for the last two months. He is now concluding his travels with a two week stay at the CCD COE in Estonia, completing the work on the Tallinn Manual.
'Global Conversation' takes key issue of cyberwarfare to Washington DC
The latest research on cybersecurity, an issue high on the agenda for both sides in the current US Presidential election campaign, will be shared by a leading expert from the University of Exeter at a special event in Washington DC, USA.
New Relationships Research starts!
We are pleased to announce the start of a new research project funded by Exeter alumna, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO.
Exeter researcher guest of World Bank
Dr Radek Stech, founder of the Sustainable Finance, the Law and Stakeholders (SFLS) project, was invited to a World Bank and civil society session on future implementation of the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework (ESF).
Dr Lee convened an international seminar on Stock Exchange Interconnections funded by the British Academy
Deutsche Börse, Taiwan Stock Exchange, British Office Taipei, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm, China Development Financial Holdings, and Pinsent Masons LLP participated in the seminar.
Exeter academics participate in an international conference on contract law in London
Dr Joseph Lee convened the international conference with participants from the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Taiwan, and Japan.
Catherine Dupre co-convened an international conference on Icelandic constitutional reform.
In a unique historical process Iceland is undertaking a reform of its constitution.
Exeter welcomes international humanitarian law scholars and practitioners
Exeter Law School hosted an expert roundtable with the theme “The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law”.
EC publishes a study "Consumers' attitudes to T&Cs" collaborated on by Joasia Luzak
Is there anything the legislator could do to make consumers start paying more attention to standard terms and conditions of contracts?
Dr Onyeka Osuji has written a piece for The Conversation on Theresa May's proposed criminal finance bill
The bill seeks to make companies and directors criminally responsible for failing to prevent money laundering, false accounting and fraud by employees.
Dr Charlotte Bishop presents proposals for reform to the criminal law on complainant-witnesses in domestic violence proceedings
Dr Bishop presented at the Criminal Law Reform Now Conference as part of a series of events coinciding with the Law Commission consultation on their 13th Programme of law reform.
Expert roundtable on international humanitarian law to be hosted at Exeter Law School on 22-23 September 2016
Exeter Law School will host an expert roundtable in collaboration with the University of Reading to explore the impact of the law of armed conflict on general international law
Workshop in China tackled piracy issues caused by growing use of 3D printers
This workshop addressed the challenges of establishing a technological licensing framework for 3D printed content
Prestigious competition brings future legal stars to Exeter
University of Exeter Law School hosted the 17th annual International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot in July 2016.
World-leading international law expert takes up post at Exeter Law School
Exeter Law School is delighted to announce that Professor Michael N. Schmitt has joined the School on a full-time basis.
Professor Schmitt speaks at the annual Fugh Symposium
The symposium brings together the most senior military attorneys from around the world to consider issues at the cutting-edge of law and conflict and to share their concerns and perspectives.
Professor Schmitt attended the Transatlantic International Law and Armed Conflict Workshop at Oxford University
The workshops bring together a small, select group of senior scholars and practitioners from North America and Europe to exchange views on challenging topics in the field of international humanitarian law.
Dr Stephen Skinner presents paper on comparative criminal legal history at the University of Teramo
On 26 - 27 May Dr Stephen Skinner was invited to participate in an international conference at the University of Teramo, Italy, on criminal legal history, criminal law and criminology.
Dr Lee convened a meeting to discuss innovation and inclusiveness in stock exchange interconnections at the Borsa Italiana in Milan.
The merger of the UK London Stock Exchange and Italy’s Borsa Italiana represents one of the best case studies on stock exchange interconnections.
University of Exeter expert helps bring online courts one step nearer to reality
New online courts for civil cases designed to help make the justice system more user-friendly could be introduced, thanks in part to the work of a University of Exeter academic.
Freshfields Stephen Lawrence 2016 Scholarship awarded to an Exeter student
An Exeter Law School undergraduate has been awarded the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence 2016 Scholarship. The scheme, aimed at exceptionally talented first year undergraduate law students, seeks to address the disproportionate under-representation in large commercial law firms of black and black mixed race men.
Stephen Skinner co-convenes a conference panel to explore how law structured and supported totalitarian regimes in the first half of the twentieth century
On 29 June Stephen Skinner, together with Dr Cosmin Cercel of the University of Nottingham, jointly convened a panel on ‘Law, Totalitarianism and the Modern World’ at the European Society for Comparative Legal History conference in Gdansk.
Dr Joseph Lee delivered training seminars at the Taiwan Stock Exchange
Dr Joseph Lee held Impact Cultivation seminars funded by the Economics and Social Research Council UK (ESRC) at the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
Experts from around the world gather to discuss challenges of warfare
Representatives from the armed forces of several nations, NATO and the International Committee of the Red Cross joined Exeter academics to debate some of the most pressing legal challenges facing military operations.
Exeter LLB students win the “Best Skeleton Argument Award” at the 3rd Commercial and Maritime Moot
Charles Beaty, a second year Law student and Jia Hao Kwek, a final year Law student, represented University of Exeter at the 3rd Moot Competition in Commercial/Maritime Law.
Associate Professor Joasia Luzak contributes to 'Guidelines for enforcement of consumer rights: strategies and recommendations'.
This was published by The European Consumer Organisation and developed in the frame of the Consumer Justice Enforcement Forum II (CoJEF II) project
Canadian students develop negotiation skills during competition at Dentons' London office
The aim was to encourage the development of negotiation skills through simulated exercises focusing on Canadian human rights and ethics.
Dr Joseph Lee held a seminar on stock exchange interconnections at the British Academy
Dr Joseph Lee from the Exeter Law School held a seminar on stock exchange interconnections at the British Academy on 6 June.
Professor Mike Schmitt and Dr Kubo Mačák speak on cyber security in Estonia
On 1 June 2016, two Exeter academics participated in a high-level expert panel on international law and cyber security at the 8th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon) in Tallinn, Estonia.
University of Exeter academic to advise US Government
A University of Exeter expert will advise the US Government and policy makers around the world on warfare after being appointed to a prestigious new role.
Exeter Law School academic wins Best Lecturer at the Teaching Awards 2016
Christina Walton was the winner in the Best Lecturer category and shortlisted in the Best Employability Support category. Dr Kubo Mácak was also shortlisted in the Best Taught Supervisor category
Future South West lawyers to benefit from £1m programme
More aspiring lawyers from non-privileged homes in the South West will benefit from a pioneering initiative designed to widen access to the legal profession.
Dr Joseph Lee Leads a Project Funded by the British Academy
Dr Joseph Lee of Exeter University and the European Issuers are conducting a survey of companies’ views on the current market environment.
More young people on aspirational programme go on to higher education
A University of Exeter programme designed to encourage aspiration is helping to ensure more students in state schools and colleges apply to higher education.
Exeter University Diamond Jubilee Moot
The Diamond Jubilee Moot was held on Wednesday 23 March 2016 in Exeter’s Guildhall. This show moot took place in order to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the University’s Royal Charter. The moot problem concerned questions of free movement of persons under EU law and was authored by Professor Mel Kenny.
Exeter Law School hosts a talk by Dr Louise Arimatsu
On Wednesday 16 March 2016, Dr Louise Arimatsu spoke on the legal protection of displaced persons at the second seminar in the annual series 'Axis of Protection: Human Rights in International Law'.
Professor Luzak investigates fitness of Consumer Law for the 21st Century
Associate Professor Joasia Luzak, as a member of a consortium chaired by Civic Consulting (Berlin), received the assignment to investigate whether European consumer law is fit for the 21st century or in need of modernisation.
Dr Kubo Macak and Dr Ana Beduschi to speak at CLS Summer School.
The Common Law Society Summer School will be held on 10-24 July 2016.
Prof. Michael Schmitt Speaks on Law of Cyberspace
On 18 March, Professor Schmitt, Professor of Public International Law, spoke on the viability and direction of the law governing cyber space at the launch of a new book on cyber norms published by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.
Exeter Team Runners Up at Irish Law Moot in Dublin
Ellie-Mae Toole and Emmeline Chiew, first and second year law undergraduates respectively, placed second in the Thomas Finlay Memorial Moot 2016 held in Dublin on 26-27 February 2016.
Call for Papers - The International Law of Military Operations: Mapping the Field
The International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and Exeter Law School are pleased to invite subject matter experts to submit proposals for papers to be presented at a conference on ‘The International Law of Military Operations’ to be held on 21-23 June 2016 at Exeter, United Kingdom.
Exeter reaches semis at Insurance Law Moot in London
Jia Hao Kwek and James Dunster, both final year undergraduate law students, reached the semi-final of the 2nd Insurance Law Moot 2016 held in London on 6-7 March 2016.
New study to tackle piracy issues caused by growing use of 3D printers
University of Exeter experts will work to develop a solution to the growing problem of piracy caused by the increasing use of 3D printers.
Professor Mike Schmitt speaks on progress of Tallinn Manual 2.0 Project
Professor Schmitt, Professor of Public International Law at Exeter Law School, presented a public lecture at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in the Hague on 3 February.
Dr Gilles Guiheux visits Exeter
This week Dr Gilles Guiheux is visiting the Exeter Law School from the University of Rennes 1.
President of the UK Supreme Court visits the University of Exeter
The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court, has visited the University of Exeter to meet staff and students.
Call for Papers - European Constitutional Democracy in Peril - People, Principles, Institutions
European constitutional democracy and the protection of human rights are under pressure. Currently facing serious and rapidly developing challenges across the continent, democracy in Europe requires urgent critical attention from legal and political scholars.
Targeting: The Challenges of Modern Warfare
Professor Mike Schmitt has published the edited volume “Targeting: The Challenges of Modern Warfare” (Asser/Springer 2016).
Better understanding of hybrid warfare needed, University of Exeter academic warns
It is essential that the UK and allied nations gain a better understanding of the legal challenges posed by new methods of warfare.
Dr Lee convened a meeting to discuss innovation and inclusiveness in stock exchange interconnections at the Borsa Italiana in Milan.
The merger of the UK London Stock Exchange and Italy’s Borsa Italiana represents one of the best case studies on stock exchange interconnections.
Human Rights and Democracy Forum Poster Competition
Get creative and express your appreciation of the importance of universal human rights
University of Exeter law professor to join Law Commission review of the Arbitration Act 1996
A University of Exeter law professor is joining the Law Commission to review the Arbitration Act 1996, the principal legislation governing arbitrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Global PSSL briefs Bank of England committee
Pursuant to the authority embedded in the Global PSSL Transparency principle, Radek Stech (Global PSSL CEO) delivered a Transparency Update presentation to the Bank of England Securities Lending Committee (SLC) on 4th November 2021.
Coronavirus pandemic could serve as a catalyst to build better digital identity systems, study argues
The coronavirus pandemic could act as a catalyst for a qualitative leap forward in the field of digital identity, a study argues.
Solicitors Regulation Authority asks University of Exeter to research examination attainment gap
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has commissioned the University of Exeter’s Schools of Law and Business to look at what causes different levels of attainment for ethnic groups in professional assessments.
Digitalised societies: Can New EU Consumer Agenda protect consumers?
Professor Luzak presented her views on the current threats that digitalisation poses to consumer protection and propose how a new regulatory framework could approach these threats.
“Powerful” arguments from University of Exeter experts influence Post Office scandal inquiry
“Powerful” arguments by University of Exeter experts have helped to ensure the Post Office Inquiry will consider the “human actions” which led to workers being falsely accused of theft, fraud and false accounting.
Clearer and more accessible local information needed on how councils are addressing the climate emergency, research by University of Exeter students shows
Local authorities need to produce clearer and more accessible information on how they are addressing the climate emergency, research by University of Exeter students shows.
Experts urge Post Office inquiry to examine 'human actions' which led to workers falsely accused of theft, fraud and false accounting
The inquiry into the Post Office scandal must examine the “human actions” which led to workers being falsely accused of theft, fraud and false accounting, experts have said.
Technology, law and creative experts join forces to share experience of regulating AI and deepfakes
Technology, legal and creative experts will join forces to discuss the opportunities and challenges of regulating AI and deepfakes.
Urgent need for EU and NATO to be better prepared for legal threats, new study shows
There is an urgent need for EU and NATO members to be better prepared against threats in the legal domain, a new study warns.
Government action needed to ensure insurance against major hacking of driverless vehicles, experts warn
Government action is needed so driverless vehicles can be insured against malicious hacks which could have potentially catastrophic consequences, a study says.
Global PSSL as partnership alongside United Nations Principles
Global Principles for Sustainable Securities Lending (Global PSSL) is pleased that the Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank Limited (SuMi TRUST Bank) has recognised Global PSSL as one of its partners.
Report calls for urgent action to address alarming lack of diversity in climate change decision making less than a month before COP26 begins
A new report has revealed extremely low levels of ethnically diverse and equal gender representation in the debate around tackling climate change in Bristol.
Compassionate communities key to preventing domestic abuse
New research by the Wales Violence Prevention Unit and the University of Exeter indicates people are more likely to take action against domestic abuse and its warning signs if they feel connected to their community.
Cyber Law Toolkit Presents Annual Update Including an Overview of National Positions, Invites New Submissions
On 22 September 2021, Dr Kubo Mačák, the General Editor of the Cyber Law Toolkit, introduced its annual update at the CyberCon conference in Brno, Czech Republic.
Innocent children feeling pressure to admit guilt to avoid prosecution, report warns
Children who have not committed a crime are likely to be admitting guilt and accepting cautions just to avoid prosecution, a new report warns.
Revised Global Principles for Sustainable Securities Lending issued alongside opening signatories
Global Principles for Sustainable Securities Lending (Global PSSL) today published fully revised and updated principles for sustainable securities lending alongside invited opening signatories, available [here].
Focus on coercive control and gendered approach must be at the heart of efforts to address domestic violence and abuse, study argues
Moving away from a gender-neutral approach and a greater focus on the impact of coercive control should be at the heart of attempts to address domestic violence and abuse, a study argues.
Giving performers copyright over their work could protect them from deepfake technology, study shows
Giving performers copyright over their work could protect them from being cloned by deepfake technology, a study says.
Lack of global standards for Covid-19 certificates 'barrier to their successful implementation', report warns
The lack of global standards for coronavirus certificates is a key barrier to their successful implementation around the world, a new report warns.
Research highlights “serious concerns” about strategy and conduct of Post Office lawyers during High Court case
Further investigations should take place to assess whether lawyers involved in a recent Post Office case in the High Court may have committed professional misconduct in their handling of that case, researchers have said.
Raphaël Girard co-presents paper on populism and public self-trust
Co-presented with Dr David Vitale of the University of Warwick at the 2021 ICON•S Mundo conference, organised and hosted by the International Society of Public Law (ICON•S).
Raphaël Girard publishes a book chapter on populism, ‘the people’ and popular sovereignty
The aim of the chapter is to identify and explain the defining features of the ‘ideal-typical’ populist discourse, particularly as they relate to popular sovereignty and the concept of ‘the people’.
UK and Ireland Patent Scholars Network Inaugural Virtual PhD Research Symposium, 24th June 2021
The Patent Scholars Network, jointly hosted by the University of Exeter and the University of Maynooth (Ireland) recently hosted a PhD research symposium for early career researchers.
The University of Exeter joins Preferred Partner Scheme
The Aziz Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be offering Master’s scholarships at The University of Exeter for exceptional students, from a British Muslim background, looking to progress onto postgraduate study.
Experts issue “urgent call” for new international forum to help people displaced within their own country
Experts have issued an “urgent call” for a new international forum to help people who are displaced within their own country.
Cornwall Law Society awards prize for Outstanding Legal Academic Performance
Cornwall Law Society are sponsoring a new prize for Law with Business students at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
Impact of COVID-19 on weddings reinforces need for marriage law reforms, experts say
Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows.
New support for teachers to help pupils manage emotions and have their voices heard when parents separate
Experts have designed new lesson plans to help pupils manage the emotions they may feel when parents separate and ensure their voices are heard during this difficult time.
Legislation should ensure Covid-19 health status certificates are only used during the pandemic, study argues
Lawmakers around the world should include “sunset clauses” in legislation to ensure Covid-19 health status certificates are only used during the pandemic, a new study says.
Children likely to be pleading guilty when innocent, study argues
Young people need additional support and protection in the criminal justice system because they are more susceptible to pleading guilty when innocent, a new study argues.
Unreliable witness testimony biggest cause of miscarriages of justice over the past 50 years, study suggests
Unreliable witness testimony has been the biggest cause of miscarriages of justice over the past half century, a major new study suggests.
Konstantinos Alexandris Polomarkakis co-presents paper on EU social rights
The paper was presented at the 23rd Irish European Law Forum conference on 'Critical Exploration of Human Rights: When Human Rights become Part of the Problem', hosted by the UCD Centre for Human Rights.
Christopher Stanley presents his work on litigating the Irish mother and baby home atrocity
On 28th April 2021 the Human Rights and Democracy Forum welcomed Christopher Stanley.
Michelmores awards prize for commercial awareness to University of Exeter Law with Business student
We are delighted to confirm that this year’s prize winner is Irina Campan.
European rules to protect consumers using digital services such as social media need “significant changes”, experts warn
European laws protecting consumers using digital services such as social media and search engines need “significant changes”, experts have warned.
University of Exeter expert to join the Pensions for Purpose Paris Alignment Forum
A University of Exeter academic will participate in a new forum set up by experts to explore the role of pension funds, asset managers and thought leaders in helping firms to cut greenhouse gas and carbon emissions.
The 2021 Baroness Butler-Sloss Annual Family Law Lecture given by Baroness Hale of Richmond
Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE PC FBA, former President of the Supreme Court gave the 2021 GW4 Family Regulation and Society Network and Exeter Law School Baroness Butler-Sloss Annual Family Law Lecture on the topical subject of “Family Law in a Crisis".
University of Exeter expert advising on legal reforms to better protect people from abuse using intimate images
A University of Exeter expert is advising on legal reforms designed to better protect people from abuse using intimate images.
Mollie Gascoigne joins the Young Lawyers Committee of the Human Rights Lawyers Association
The Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA) is a forum for legal professionals and people interested in the law to discuss human rights issues.
Couples who married in alternative wedding ceremonies needed to help with new research project
Couples who chose to marry in an alternative wedding ceremony can take part in a major new research project which will shed light on the demand for non-legal marriage services in England and Wales.
Database of miscarriages of justice launched as part of new evidence-based justice initiative
A database showing miscarriages of justice that have occurred over the past 50 years has been launched as part of a new initiative aimed at using evidence from psychology and data science to improve the legal system.
The University of Exeter Law Society are nominated for three LawCareers.Net awards
The awards, which are sponsored by Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP, seek to celebrate the brilliant work of student law societies, especially during a difficult year of remote learning and social distancing
Swati Gola publishes an article on the proposed Indian legislation on surrogacy.
The article is entitled, ‘One step forward or one step back? Autonomy, agency and surrogates in the Indian Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2019’.
Natalie Sedacca publishes blog post on ruling about the value of domestic work
The post appeared on the UK Labour Law blog.
Processes for monitoring deaths following police use of force need urgent improvement, warns a new report
An international research team led by Exeter academics has produced a report on the recording and publishing of data about deaths associated with police uses of force in Europe.
Using human rights laws may be most effective way of harnessing international legislation to protect the Amazon, study shows
Using laws governing human rights may be the best way of harnessing international legislation and tribunals to protect the Amazon, a new study shows.
Professor Richard Moorhead publishes his thoughts in The Times
Professor Richard Moorhead publishes his thoughts on the position of the Law Society chief while he defends his case at a disciplinary tribunal
Advising the European Parliament on how to ‘Update the Unfair Contract Terms Directive for Digital Services’
Professor Joasia Luzak (Centre for European Legal Studies) together with Professor Marco Loos (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) took on this important task.
Swati Gola presents her research on surrogacy laws in India
Swati Gola presented a paper on 13th January 2021 at the 4th Faculty Seminar (Virtual), National Law University Delhi.
Dr Chris O'Meara publishes a new book on the right of self-defence in international law
An essential new addition to OUP's prestigious ‘Oxford Monographs in International Law’ series.
‘Fake News Law’ needed to protect the public against the spread of fake news, experts argue
There is an urgent need to regulate fake news, and even criminalising the deliberate creation and spread of false information should not be ruled out, legal experts have warned.
Assessment of the quality of the legal aid services to Dutch consumers
Professor Joasia Luzak (Centre for European Legal Studies) was one of the two external experts asked to analyse dossiers of cases within this Consumer Pilot.
Law academic gives ‘historic interview’ about constitutional reform on Icelandic TV
Catherine Dupré was interviewed on leading Icelandic political talk show, Silfrið, on 8th November 2020 about the ongoing constitutional reform process in Iceland.
Major changes to interpretation of the Human Rights Act needed to protect people during arrest and detention, research argues
Major changes to the way courts interpret the Human Rights Act are necessary so the legislation does more to protect people detained because of the expansion of police powers, a new study says.
Legal reforms needed to protect people from “deepfake” and AI intellectual property theft, expert warns
Legal reforms are needed to protect people from their image being copied by “deepfake” or AI technology, an expert has warned.
Funding awarded to help more people in Wales tackle rising cases of domestic abuse
Delivery drivers, neighbours and colleagues in virtual meetings could help tackle rising domestic abuse with the right training and support in a world changed by COVID-19.
Digital health passports should not be rolled out on a mass basis until COVID-19 vaccines are available to all, report warns
Digital health passports should not be introduced on a mass basis until coronavirus tests are available and affordable to everyone in the country, report warns
University of Exeter hosts the Society of Legal Scholars’ conference
This was the Society’s 111th annual conference but its first to be held virtually.
Phillipa Collins presents her research on 'Homeworking, surveillance-by-software and the right to privacy'
A recording of the talk is also available online.
Philippa Collins discusses her research on employer surveillance of people working from home
The research was published on the Each Other UK human rights charity website.
Stephen Skinner presents his research on the nature of criminal law under Fascism and democracy
Stephen Skinner presented a paper on 30 November 2020 in an online seminar organised by the Oxford Criminal Law Discussion Group.
Reform of UK company takeover rules would boost productivity and investment, Parliamentarians told
Reforms to company takeover rules could boost UK productivity, increase investment opportunities and limit inefficient management, politicians have been told.
Dr Ben Hudson provides expertise to UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Internal Displacement
The aim of the High-Level Panel is to identify innovative and concrete solutions to the plight of internally displaced persons.
Experts urge new campaign to stop acrimonious family court battles during relationship breakdowns
A permanent change in cultural attitudes is needed to steer separating parents away from acrimonious legal proceedings during family breakdowns, experts have said.
UK and Ireland Patent Scholars Network virtual seminar series continues
Dr Naomi Hawkins and Dr Karen Walsh, together with Dr Aisling McMahon (Maynooth University), have been hosting a virtual monthly seminar series to provide a forum to discuss research in progress from leading patent scholars based in the UK and Ireland.
Professor Nasu appointed as a Senior Fellow at the US Naval War College
Exeter Law School’s Professor Hitoshi Nasu has recently been appointed as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Stockton Centre for International Law at the United States Naval War College.
University of Exeter expert appointed to prestigious economic committee
A University of Exeter expert has been appointed to be a member of a prestigious economic network.
New funding for the creation of a digital mediation / arbitration online platform for 3D Printing and AI
Dr James Griffin and Dr Kyriaki Noussia have been awarded an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Project Co-Creation Fund Award.
New book on Icelandic Constitutional Reform
Catherine Dupré co-edits the first comprehensive analysis of the constitutional reform undertaken in Iceland in the wake of the 2008 pots and pans revolution.
International cyber law project co-led by Exeter receives general update
The Toolkit has expanded by adding new scenarios that provide independent legal analysis of novel questions raised by the hostile uses of information and communications technologies.
Celebrating our students' successes
The end of the 2019/20 academic year saw 30 academic prizes awarded to hard-working students throughout the Law School.
Introducing third legal gender option popular with majority of trans and non-binary people, research shows
Introducing a third legal gender option is popular with the majority of trans and non-binary people, research suggests.
Dr Severine Saintier co-edits new book entitled Vulnerable Consumers and the Law
This new book charts the difficulties encountered by vulnerable consumers in their access to justice.
Zotero Consumer Law Female Collective database: Promoting scholarship of women in consumer law
Research shows that publications of scholars who are women are less likely to be referred to than those of male authors. Is this the case in the field of consumer law studies, as well?
3D printing poses a “grave and growing threat” to people’s privacy, experts warn
3D printing technology poses a “grave and growing threat” to individual privacy because of the potential for products to reveal private information about individuals, experts have warned.
Development of international principles for sustainable securities lending gains global traction
Experts and major organisations have co-created the first international principles that will encourage more concerted efforts towards sustainable securities lending.
Research into what helps couples to thrive used to teach teenagers about healthy relationships
Research showing the key features of healthy relationships will be used in schools around the country to help teenagers learn how to build healthy relationships of their own.
Theft law needs reform to reduce the risk of judgements which lack “common sense”, new study warns
Theft law needs reform so the crime is based on consent not dishonesty – reducing the risk of judgements which lack “common sense” – a new study warns.
Law and Business module redesign is national example of best practice
The University of Exeter team for the National Learning Design BootCamp 2020 presented their redesign of a core undergraduate module to the final national conference last week.
UK and Ireland Patent Network virtual seminar series launched
The Patent Scholars Network, a network of patent scholars in the UK and Ireland, is running an online seminar series in summer 2020.
New study will investigate risks COVID-19 "immunity passports" pose to human rights
A new study will examine the risks coronavirus “immunity passports” pose to human rights as more countries begin to use technology to monitor health during the pandemic.
University of Exeter research leads to historic introduction of no fault divorce in England
Influential University of Exeter research has led to the historic introduction of no fault divorce in England and Wales.
Insurers should be willing to negotiate coronavirus claims to avoid courts being overwhelmed, study warns
Insurers should be open to negotiating coronavirus claims to avoid courts becoming overwhelmed with disputes, a new study warns.
Training bystanders to intervene will help to prevent domestic violence and abuse, study shows
Empowering people to intervene when they witness unacceptable behaviour can help to prevent domestic violence and abuse, a new study has found.
Greta Bosch edits new European Journal of Legal Education
This new journal will publish articles on any aspect of legal education. It is the revived journal of the European Law Faculties Association.
Video link weddings should be allowed to help the desperately ill during the coronavirus pandemic, expert recommends
Weddings via video link should be allowed for those desperately ill during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a leading marriage-law expert.
Dr Naomi Hawkins appointed to leadership role in collaborative initiative between the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland
Dr Naomi Hawkins has been appointed as theme lead for the QUEX Institute’s new theme: Digital Worlds and Disruptive Technologies.
Exeter researchers secure prestigious national fellowships
Five leading researchers from across disciplines at the University of Exeter have received prestigious national fellowships, it has been announced.
Couples should work as a team and make plans for the future to ensure their relationship thrives during coronavirus lockdown, experts say
Couples trying to cope with the coronavirus lockdown should work as a team and make future plans to keep their relationship strong during the crisis, experts have said.
Interactive product labels require new regulations, study warns
Artificial intelligence will be increasingly used on labels on food and other products in the future to make them interactive, and regulations should be reformed now so they take account of new innovations, a study warns.
“Blind over-reliance” on AI technology to manage international migration could lead to serious breaches of human rights, study warns
Over-reliance by countries on artificial intelligence to tackle international migration and manage future migration crisis could lead to serious breaches of human rights, a new study warns.
Global Sustainable Trillions appointment for SFLS founder
Sustainable Finance – the Law – Stakeholders (SFLS) Network has featured in a number of prominent financial and legal publications this week as Dr Radek Stech, who won a highly prestigious Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant, prepares to launch the ISLA Council for Sustainable Finance (ICSF).
Exeter Law degree wins Franco-British Lawyers Society award
Our LLB in English Law and French Law / Master 1 (Maitrise en Droit) has won an academic award from the Franco-British Lawyers Society.
Flamank Law Society hosts the first-ever set of mooting sessions
The last week of term saw the first-ever set of mooting sessions hosted by Flamank Law Society take place. We were lucky enough to welcome Christian Waterfield and Catherine Whitford as the judges for the two sessions.
Higher education staff support new legal duty for universities to prevent and respond effectively to sexual violence and harassment, study shows
Higher education staff are in favour of new legal duties for universities to prevent and respond effectively to sexual violence and harassment on campus, according to a new study.
Flamank Law Society hosts the Chief Special Trial Judge of the United States Tax Court
On the 21st November Flamank Law Society hosted Peter Panuthos, the Chief Special Trial Judge of the United States Tax Court, at the Penryn Campus, Cornwall.
Dr Sari speaks on hybrid threats
Dr Aurel Sari, Associate Professor of Public International Law at Exeter Law School, has continued his travels this term to discuss the legal dimension of hybrid threats.
Dr Beduschi presented her research findings at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Dr Beduschi discussed how new technologies, including artificial intelligence, impact humanitarian action in the context of international migration.
Axis of Protection Seminar Series in Geneva
The first seminar of the Axis of Protection Seminar Series of 2019/2020 took place at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.
Cyber Law Toolkit Expands: ICRC and Wuhan University Join the Project Consortium
In October 2019, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Wuhan University, China, joined the Cyber Law Toolkit project led by Dr Kubo Mačák.
Professor Schmitt recognized internationally
Exeter Law School’s Professor Mike Schmitt has recently received a number of prestigious appointments.
Exeter BAME Law is making a difference to the Law community in Exeter
Exeter BAME Law have clear goals of being an inclusive platform, of promoting access to equal career opportunities and of inspiring the student body at the university.
Non-Final Year Prize Celebration 2019
On 22nd October 2019, Exeter Law School held its inaugural Non-Final Year Prizes Celebration.
Henry VIII’s marital troubles may have influenced other splits, newly-discovered documents show
Newly-discovered documents show Henry VIII’s legendary marital troubles may have led to other copy-cat splits around the country.
Britain’s laws are harming businesses operating in space, experts warn
Britain’s laws are harming hi-tech companies who want to operate in the burgeoning space industry, experts have warned.
Victims Commissioner launches pioneering football programme to tackle toxic locker room culture
Dame Vera Baird has praised a pioneering programme which trains football coaches to act as role models and intervene when they witness unacceptable locker room behaviour.
Exeter Law School in Cornwall officially opens
On Friday 20 September 2019 we officially launched our Exeter Law School in Cornwall (Skol an Lagha Karesk). The event was attended by our first cohort of students as well as staff, local solicitors, barristers and members of the Cornwall Law Society.
Dr Beduschi to undertake visiting fellowship at prestigious institution in Geneva
Dr Beduschi will carry out research on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Prof Luzak convenes 'The Transparent Trap: Disclosing Information to Consumers' conference in Amsterdam
University of Exeter academic presents to the Sri Lankan IRC 2019
Presentation about the tracking and tracing of 3D printed content,
Students to offer free legal support for community as part of new degree course
University of Exeter students will provide free legal support for those in need in their community as part of a new law degree in Cornwall.
Stephen Skinner’s latest book on criminal law under authoritarian regimes published by Hart
Stephen Skinner’s second edited collection on criminal law under Fascist, National Socialist and other authoritarian regimes was published by Hart on 5 September.
New research warns incentives to plead guilty can undermine the right to a fair trial
New research suggests that the right to a fair trial can be undermined by benefits associated with pleading guilty, and that such benefits are putting pressure on vulnerable defendants to admit to crimes they did not commit.
When should NHS contact patients over faulty genes?
The NHS and health services worldwide need to develop policies on when patients should be “re-contacted” about faulty genes, as the current lack of guidance creates a dilemma for health services, experts have warned.
Stephen Skinner’s book on the right to life and lethal force published by Hart
Stephen Skinner’s latest book, Lethal Force, the Right to Life and the ECHR: Narratives of Death and Democracy was published by Hart in August.
Giving people a “digital identity” could leave them vulnerable to discrimination, experts warn
Global efforts to give millions of people missing key paper documents such as birth certificates a digital identity could leave them vulnerable to persecution or discrimination, a new study warns.
Exeter legal academics discuss military space operations at expert meeting in The Hague
Between 5 and 9 August 2019, Professor Hitoshi Nasu and Dr Kubo Mačák attended the third meeting of the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Winner of the Ashurst Outstanding Law Student Prize announced
We are delighted to announce that Abigail Wilson is the winner of the 2019 Ashurst Outstanding Law Student Prize.
PhD candidate Meriem Naili’s research on the Western Sahara
Meriem Naili, a PhD candidate at the College of Social Sciences and International Studies, has spent recent months conducting interviews as part of her research on the conflict in Western Sahara. The interviews took place in London and New York where she gained valuable insights from, among others, Aminatou Haidar, one of Africa’s most prominent human rights activist and Nobel Prize nominee.
Energy price cap has "destroyed" competitive market for consumers, research shows
Introducing a price cap for energy bills has “destroyed” the UK’s competitive market for gas and electricity, new research warns.
Exeter academic’s research features in Parliamentary report on the enforcement of the Equality Act
Dr David Barrett’s research was utilised by the Women and Equalities Committee of the House of Commons in its recent inquiry on the Enforcement of the Equality Act 2010.
Dr Joseph Lee on enhancing access to finance in the era of digitisation
Dr Joseph Lee of Exeter Law School contributed to a panel on financial technologies jointly with Professor David Donald of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) at the Unpacking the Complexity of Global Regulatory Governance Conference in Hong Kong in July 2019.
Cyber law in time of war: Exeter academic presents at a cyber diplomacy event in Tallinn
On 24 July 2019, Dr Kubo Mačák spoke at the Tallinn Summer School of Cyber Diplomacy on the topic “Cyber Operations and International Humanitarian Law”.
Market competition sets tone for lower cost of UK mobile phone contracts, research shows
Healthy and competitive markets – and not stringent regulations – help dial back the cost of mobile phone contacts, according to new research.
Professor Chantal Stebbings gave the 2019 Selden Society Lecture
The lecture was entitled The Taxation of Georgian Luxury: An Insignificant Orthodoxy?
Exeter Centre for International Law donates books to Zambian armed forces
In a fitting close to the academic year, the textbooks on the law of armed conflict were donated to the Defence and Command Staff College of the Defence Force of Zambia.
Legal protection for domestic and sexual violence: inclusions and exclusions
What is the impact on victims of the legal misunderstandings around coercive control, adolescent-parent violence and ‘revenge porn’?
Exeter academics participate in military operations course at West Point
Three members of the Exeter Centre for International Law travelled to West Point in June 2019 to attend the second US Military Operations Course at the United States Military Academy.
New toolkit to provide guidance on international cyber law
International lawyers and cyber experts have worked together to give new guidance on how countries may respond to malicious cyber operations such as computer hacking aimed at interfering with foreign elections.
Dr Gola speaks on GATS and the right to health
Dr Swati Gola contributed to 8th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) this year
Global Cyber Law Capacity Building Effort Supported by Exeter Law School
Mike Schmitt, Professor of Public International Law, has been busy training government officials around the world on international cyber law.
University of Exeter Law School Celebrates new Partnership with Wuhan University
In May 2019, the University of Exeter’s School of Law and Wuhan University finalised a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop closer ties between our institutions.
Exeter researchers lead discussions on fair pay in the UK voice-over industry with industry experts
Exeter academics met with key industry organisations to discuss their latest research findings on voice-over actors' remuneration and contracts.
Catherine Dupré guest-edits a special issue of the European Human Rights Law Review focusing on human dignity in the UK.
The special issue provides essential insights to understand and use human dignity-based arguments in order to protect some of the most vulnerable members of society.
Launch of report on hybrid threats
On 11 April, Dr Aurel Sari contributed to the launch of a report on hybrid threats at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.
Bodies in time(s): Intersex Embodiment and the Logic of Emergency – a SCuLE talk
Mitchell Travis visits University of Exeter to discuss his paper on Bodies in time(s): Intersex Embodiment and the Logic of Emergency
Dr Joseph Lee presented his project on data governance and government innovation at the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan.
Dr Joseph Lee discussed how data analytics could enhance corporate services provided by the government and the ethical implications for the government.
Exeter academic leads session at conference on affordable medicines
Dr Naomi Hawkins led a session at the recent UK Spine Conference on Affordable Medicines exploring ways to enhance open innovation in drug discovery.
Innovative degree helps future lawyers prepare for new technology and online courts
Students have the opportunity to study at a top university and global firm as part of a new course designed to prepare them for the growth in legal innovation and technology and how it will change the role of judges and lawyers as well as increase the potential for access to justice for litigants.
Exeter hosts conference on legal resilience and hybrid threats
In April 2019, the Exeter Centre for International Law hosted a conference on “Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats”.
Law in Cornwall team arrange exciting Grand Challenges activity for students on the Penryn Campus
Grand Challenges is a project week, from 10 to 14 June 2019, in which students work in interdisciplinary groups with other like-minded students to design innovative solutions to real-world challenges.
University of Exeter Law School hosts inaugural meeting of the Patent Scholars Network
The University of Exeter Law School has hosted the first meeting of the Patent Scholars Network, welcoming academics from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland for a meeting on 11 and 12 April 2019.
SCuLE organises a writing retreat in the heart of Exeter
The Science, Culture and Law at Exeter research centre recently held a full-day writing retreat, at the Devon and Exeter Institution on Cathedral Green in Exeter.
Exeter Cohort 5 Pathways to Law Students Graduate
26 students from 14 state schools and colleges from across the South West region graduated from the Pathways to Law programme
Social Sciences Alumni Return for Q&A and Networking with Exeter Scholars Students
A panel of alumni from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies attended an Exeter Scholars event, answering questions posed by Year 12 students on this prestigious programme, followed by a round table networking session.
Professor Richard Moorhead appointed as Exeter’s new Head of Law
The University of Exeter has appointed Professor Richard Moorhead as the new Head of Law starting in September 2019.
Exeter academic speaks on the legal aspects of military cyber operations at Leiden University
Dr Kubo Mačák delivered a Visiting Fellow lecture entitled “Under Pressure: Jus in Bello Norms and Cyber Operations”.
Professor Mike Schmitt has been named a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas Law School
The University is renowned for its work in the field of national security.
UK performers could face falling wages thanks to the gig economy, experts warn
The gig economy could drive down wages and de-professionalise the UK voice-over industry as jobs are increasingly advertised online, experts have warned.
Domestic abuse: the psychology of coercive control remains a legal battlefield
Dr Charlotte Bishop, Lecturer in Law from the University of Exeter, writes for the Conversation UK
Exeter academic to undertake a visiting fellowship at Leiden University
Dr Kubo Mačák will spend a month exploring the role of non-state led initiatives in the development of international cyber law at Leiden University’s Hague Program for Cyber Norms.
Almost half of us mistakenly believe that common law marriage exists
Almost half of people in England and Wales mistakenly believe that unmarried couples who live together have a common law marriage and enjoy the same rights as couples that are legally married.
Law School student Rama Sahtout passes her viva on “Temporary Refuge as a Response to Large-Scale Refugee Influxes"
Rama Sahtout, a doctoral student at Exeter Law School, recently passed her viva on a thesis entitled "Temporary Refuge as a Response to Large-Scale Refugee Influxes". Rama’s research was supervised by Professor Michael Addo.
Fair pay and fair play in the UK voice-over industry
The voices you hear in adverts, animated films or documentary are real, but they are invisible in policy-making and in licensing agreements. Exeter researchers launch the first study into the contractual practices in the UK voice-over industry.
Delegation from Okinawa visits Exeter to discuss status of US military forces
On 10 January 2019, the Exeter Centre for International Law hosted a delegation from the Okinawa Prefectural Government.
Ribbon cutting by Sir Robin Knowles celebrates contributions by Exeter law students
On November 29, the University of Exeter Community Law Clinic held a day of celebrations and collaboration to recognise the work done by Exeter law students.
Dr Joseph Lee convened an international workshop on AI in financial services.
Dr Lee held a workshop titled ‘AI in Financial Markets: Innovation, Law, and New Ecosystems’
First female President of the UK Supreme Court visits the University of Exeter
The first female President of the Supreme Court inspired University of Exeter students hoping to be the lawyers of the future with a motivating speech about her pioneering career.
Silver anniversary for pioneering law degree
Academics and students are celebrating the silver anniversary of a unique degree offered by the University of Exeter that enables students to study both English and French law at the same time.
Exeter Professor Trains Government Officials Globally on Cyber Law
Professor Mike Schmitt has completed a six-week journey training government officials on how international law governs hostile cyber operations.
Religious vows, readings and music should be allowed in civil marriage, study shows
Couples marrying in civil ceremonies should be allowed to have religious vows, rituals, readings, and music as part of their ceremony for the first time, a major new study has concluded.
Cairo delegation visit explores combating harassment and violence against women
Representatives from Cairo University visited the UK for a one-week study visit to explore different models of combating harassment and violence against women on university campuses.
University of Exeter joins President Macron’s campaign to fight cyber-attacks
The University of Exeter has joined governments around the world and technology giants in backing President Macron of France’s campaign to fight cyber-attacks.
Exeter School of Law Celebrates Success in Major International Rankings
The University of Exeter’s School of Law has enjoyed a sharp rise in the influential Times Higher Education Subject rankings for Law. Ranked 93rd in 2018, the 2019 rankings have seen the School of Law jump to 72nd in the world, one of the larger improvements of rankings from any institutions in the top 100.
Young adults discuss consent and rape culture at Festival of Social Science event
As part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science (FOSS), Lecturer in Politics, Dr Sarah Cooper, in collaboration with Professor Claire Dunlop and Dr Owen Thomas, hosted a public engagement event to explore the construction of consent in the courtroom.
Exeter academic receives prestigious fellowship
A law academic from the University of Exeter has been awarded a prestigious Academic Fellowship that recognises outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research.
Dr Joseph Lee speaks at the 18th Tsinghua Commercial Law Symposium in Beijing, China
Dr Joseph Lee, Director of the Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law (CCCL), participated in the 18th Tsinghua Commercial Law Symposium in Beijing, China.
Dr Naomi Hawkins visits University of Queensland and University of Melbourne, Australia
During October 2018, Dr Naomi Hawkins visited the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne in Australia to further develop existing research relationships with both institutions.
Who owns ‘Outsider Art’? New research at the crossroads of Law, Disability and the Arts
'Outsider Art' exhibitions often sell out and early pieces from this movement now reach record prices. But who owns the artworks and who is entitled to their royalties?
ESRC SWDTP funded 1+3 or +3 studentships
The Law School is pleased to offer ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership for entry in 2019-20.
India’s Additional Solicitor General meets University of Exeter legal experts
India’s Additional Solicitor General met University of Exeter’s legal experts during a visit to discover more about their work.
Professor Michael Schmitt named the Howard S. Levie Professor of Law and Armed Conflict at the War College
Professor Michael Schmitt, who holds a dual-appointment at the University of Exeter Law School and the United States Naval War College, has been named the Howard S. Levie Professor of Law and Armed Conflict at the War College.
Prize and Fellowship for Exeter Law Professor
Professor Rebecca Probert has won the Society of Legal Scholars' Best Paper Prize for 2018 and has also been made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Smart contracts and LegalTech- the future?
Dr Joseph Lee, Director of the Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law, hosted an international conference on international commercial contract law in London. The conference focused on the use of new smart technologies and new trade practices in international transactions.
New legal bid to stop dredging of Battle of Britain site
Campaigners trying to stop a Battle of Britain site from being dredged are hoping to launch a new High Court bid to protect archaeological finds and wildlife at the site.
Partnership with Chinese University of Hong Kong to tackle Global Food Security, Climate Change, and Resilience
The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Exeter come together to create the Joint Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (ENSURE).
Technology dominates our lives – that’s why we should teach human rights law to software engineers
Models could own the rights to their own catwalk sashay, new analysis shows
Models could make a claim to own the rights to the recording of their sashays and struts they use on the catwalk – and should be able to make more money from their appearances during fashion shows, new legal analysis shows.
SFLS CEO advocates Sustainable Finance principles at 2018 European Securities Lending Forum
Dr Radek Stech was invited to take part in a high-level roundtable on the rapidly growing governance aspects of sustainable finance and securities lending, including securities litigation.
Global project on the law of military space operations launched at Exeter
The first meeting of the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations was held at Exeter Law School between 5 and 9 August 2018.
Proposed energy measures harmful to vulnerable consumers
Dr Timothy Dodsworth warns that the new price cap on energy tariffs will have a negative effect on those it is meant to protect
Exeter Law School Professor Appointed to Prestigious US Advisory Body
Professor Michael Schmitt has been reappointed to another two-year term on the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law.
Exeter Academic Speaks at the Internet Security Conference in Beijing
On Tuesday 4 September 2018, Dr Kubo Mačák gave a talk entitled “Future of Cyberspace Governance: The Role of International Law” at one of the world’s largest cyber security conferences.
Exeter academics recognised for teaching excellence
Two leading academics at the University of Exeter have been awarded National Teaching Fellowships - one of the most prestigious awards for higher education teaching.
Dr Beduschi presents research on the concept of vulnerability at the Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference
The conference was held at the School of Advanced Study, University of London on the 18 July 2018. Dr Beduschi questioned whether we are now “beyond the vulnerability hype” and examined whether this concept should be seen as a tool for protection or an instrument of exclusion of migrants and refugees.
Professor Schmitt honored for Research Excellence; Continues Cyber Capacity Building Effort
Professor Michael Schmitt was recently honored by the War College as its outstanding research scholar for academic year 2017-2018.
Asking ten “critical” questions before embarking on a serious relationship can help couples thrive
Asking ten “critical” questions before embarking on a serious relationship can help couples thrive, according to a new study backed by the prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton.
Professor Rebecca Probert appears on Who Do You Think You Are?
Professor Probert helped Olivia Colman to unravel the story of her great-great-great-great-grandfather Richard Campbell Bazett.
Professor Chantal Stebbings delivers the Youard Lecture at the University of Oxford
The title of her lecture was The Isolation of Tax Law: An Historical Perspective.
New law designed to encourage first major reforms to divorce in 50 years published
Draft legislation designed to encourage the Government to make the first major changes to divorce legislation
Exeter Law School academics join board of directors of professional association
Two members of the Exeter Centre for International Law, Dr Agnieszka Jachec-Neale and Dr Aurel Sari, have joined the Board of Directors of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.
Dr Agnieszka Jachec-Neale presents on the legal challenges of military targeting
Earlier this year, Dr Agnieszka Jachec-Neale gave a series of presentations in The Hague on the challenges posed to the concept of lawful targets in armed conflict by the complexities of the modern battlefield.
Exeter academics speak at a conference on hybrid warfare
On 24–25 May 2018, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czechia, hosted an international conference on the theme “Responding to Hybrid Threats by Force: International and National Law Aspects”. Two Exeter academics contributed to the event.
Exeter researchers visit the Chinese University of Hong Kong to discuss food security
Exeter academics travel to Hong Kong to discuss how to secure sustainable food production in China and the UK.
The role of law in countering hybrid threats
Exeter academic brings legal expertise to European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats.
Stephen Skinner presents conference paper on law and the state in Fascist and democratic systems
The 5th biennial conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History was held in Paris.
Dutch Government Marks First Anniversary of Exeter Law Professor's Manual
Dutch Government holds Birthday Party for Exeter Professor's Project.
Exeter researcher receives support from the UK-Canada Foundation to undertake research in Canada on the legal protection of performing artists
Dr Mathilde Pavis, lecturer in law at Exeter Law School, has been invited as a visiting scholar by the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada) where she will carry out her research in comparative intellectual property law with fellow researchers.
Government Counsellor for the Finnish Ministry of Culture speaks on contemporary copyright issues at Exeter Law School
Counsellor of the Finnish Ministry of Culture explains how a better use of metadata could solve a number of issues in the management of copyright online.
Exeter Law School awards BILETA Prize for best presentation at international Intellectual Property law conference
Exeter Law School supports the next generation of researchers in intellectual property law by welcoming early-career researchers to their second international conference.
Exeter Cyber Law Experts in the Spotlight in Estonia
Exeter Law School is cementing its position as a global thought leader in international cyber law. Between 21 May and 1 June 2018, two members of the faculty travelled to Tallinn, Estonia, to take part in an annual gathering of global cyber experts in the fields of technology, strategy, policy, and law.
Exeter Law School hosts its second international conference in intellectual property
Exeter Law School gathers international experts to discuss the future of artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies in intellectual property law.
Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicle Event on June 1st
The Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicles event took place on June 1st at Reed Hall, Streatham Campus Exeter.
Leading Chinese professor visits Exeter Law School
Professor Zhixiong Huang, the Luojia Chair of International Law at Wuhan University in China, visited the Law School in May 2018 to discuss academic collaboration between Exeter and Wuhan.
The future of international law in 2050
Report published by the Exeter Centre for International Law on the future of the international legal system.
Cyber Law in the Americas
The influence of the "Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law of Cyber Operations" continues to spread globally.
Exeter students chosen to work on new nuclear power plant project
University of Exeter students have been chosen to work as part of the team building Britain’s newest nuclear power plant.
Exeter and Tsinghua Host Joint Seminar on Takeover Law
On Thursday 3rd May, academics from the University of Exeter and Tsinghua University hosted a joint seminar on the subject of takeover law.
The University of Exeter enters into a new Articulation Agreement with Brickfields Asia Collge in Malaysia
The University of Exeter has entered into a new Articulation Agreement with Brickfields Asia College in Malaysia.
Exeter Cohort 4 Pathways to Law Students Graduate
19 students from 13 state schools and colleges from across the South West region graduated from the Pathways to Law programme.
Schmitt on the "hot" topics in international law
Professor Schmitt has been on the road speaking on the hot topics in international law.
Book on Mapping Paths to Family Justice announced as winner of prestigious Hart-SLSA 2018 Book Prize
Anne Barlow and colleagues' book Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving Family Disputes in Neoliberal Times (Palgrave, 2017) was announced as the winner at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference at the University of Bristol.
Professor Joasia Luzak organises a conference 'Consumer Law in the Data Economy'
Discussing data as the new oil of society and its impact on consumer protection.
Conflict in outer space will happen: legal experts
Space and military law experts from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces to take the lead on understanding how our Earth-bound laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in outer space.
Law School Renews Agreement with Technische Universität Dresden
The University of Exeter Law School has renewed its partnership with Technische Universität Dresden, a long-standing international connection.
The Ashurst Outstanding Law Student Prize 2018
The Law School is delighted to offer an annual prize for the exceptional final year LLB student at Exeter Law School. The prize, introduced in 2017, is offered by the leading international law firm, Ashurst.
Teenagers more likely to plead guilty to crimes they didn’t commit because they are less able to make mature decisions
Teenagers are more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit because they are less able to make mature decisions, new research shows.
SFLS Founder at World Pensions Council
Dr Radek Stech was invited to give a plenary talk at the 7th Annual World Pensions Forum (WPiF)
Exeter Professor Influencing Cyber Policy
Professor Mike Schmitt of the Law School hit the road to discuss cyber law policy with key decision makers and the private sector.
AG Eleanor Sharpston QC gives the annual Lasok Lecture
Quo vadis, civis Europeus?
Former President of the Supreme Court and University of Exeter student seek to inspire next generation of lawyers
The former President of the Supreme Court and University of Exeter graduate have teamed up to help inspire the next generation to work towards their dream career.
Exeter PhD Student becomes International Law Adviser for the British Red Cross
Noel Trew, a doctoral student at the Strategy and Security Institute and Exeter Law School, has recently joined the International Law Department at the British Red Cross’s head office in London. Noel’s research was supervised jointly by Dr Aurel Sari from the Law School and Dr Catarina Thomson from the Politics Department.
University of Exeter win Canadian Legal Negotiation Competition
Two final year LLB students from the Law School, George Ikonomou and Peter Lung, won a Canadian-themed negotiation competition, hosted by Dentons, the large international law firm, at their London Offices.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Exeter launch an innovative Engineering and Law programme
The programme will enable students who embark on Engineering or Computer Science undergraduate degrees at HKUST to finish the degree at Exeter, before spending a fifth year at Exeter’s Law School, completing either an LLM (Master of Laws) or a Juris Doctor (JD).
Exeter academics undertook research fellowships at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg
Dr Ana Beduschi and Dr Kubo Mačák spent four months as visiting researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.
Dr Rolland contributes to Forum highlighting the international importance of dual legal qualification degree programmes
The Forum des Etudes Supérieures was held at the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London and prestigious French, English, American, Canadian, Swiss, Italian research-led institutions and Universities were represented
Research led by Helena Wray contributed to Home Affairs Committee recommendations that immigration policy should be more sensitive to the rights of families and children.
Research found that around 15,000 children, most of them British citizens, were separated from a parent by the very high income threshold for sponsoring a spouse or partner to come to the UK.
ELSA Exeter hosts National Council Meeting for ELSA UK
The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) is the largest student-led legal association in the world with over 52,000 members, spread across 44 National ELSA Groups with over 360 Local ELSA Groups.
Programme which empowers people to speak up about sexual and domestic violence set to expand
Experts at University of Exeter hope to expand a pioneering programme designed to help empower people to speak up about sexual and domestic violence.
Book on Mapping Paths to Family Justice shortlisted for prestigious prize
Anne Barlow and colleagues' book Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving Family Disputes in Neoliberal Times (Palgrave, 2017) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Socio-Legal Studies Association Book Prize 2018.
The Leuven Manual on the International Law of Peace Operations
The first authoritative restatement of the international law applicable to peace operations has been published.
Joasia Luzak contributes to an international project on collective redress mechanisms in environmental and consumer mass harm situations
Enforcing small claims on a mass scale in the Visegrad Group countries.
Exeter Law School's Professor Schmitt on Israel Tour
Exeter Law Professor on speaking tour in Jerusalem and Washington
Exeter – Rennes : an academic partnership that lasts
Visit to the Rennes 1 Law Faculty: 14th November 2017 – 17th November 2017
Understanding ‘myths’ about sexual violence and domestic abuse key to prevention in Universities
Universities can play a key role in tackling stereotypical and prejudicial views around the causes of gender-based violence, a new study has suggested.
Addressing Domestic Violence requires a Gendered Approach
Dr Charlotte Bishop spoke on domestic violence at Queen’s University, Belfast as part of the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Dr Bishop’s paper explained why it is vital for law and policy in this area to take into account the role of gendered expectations in both sustaining and normalising domestic violence and abuse.
Interested in studying abroad next year? New scholarship available.
We are delighted to invite applications for John Usher Memorial Fund, which will grant two scholarships to two exceptional students on the LLB with European Study programme.
Estonia awards medal to Exeter professor
A University of Exeter professor has received a medal from the President of Estonia for his work on cyber security.
Andrea Wallace gives keynote at New Zealand's National Digital Forum in Wellington
Andrea Wallace, Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, presented her research on the impact that a claim to copyright in reproductions has on meaningful access to and reuse of the public domain.
Sixth formers discuss consent in the courtroom as part of the Festival of Social Science
As part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science (FOSS), Lecturer in Politics, Dr Sarah Cooper hosted an event for engaged local sixth formers and delivered her current research on constructing consent in the courtroom
Anne Barlow presenting at the 'Empowering European Families' project final conference in Germany
The Working Group looks at ways to resolve the complex legal position of 'international couples' within the EU when relationships break down or one partner dies.
Professor Chantal Stebbings' latest book 'Tax, Medicines and the Law' is published by Cambridge University Press
Tax and Quacks – how nineteenth-century governments tried to tax quack medicines
Law students to give free legal advice
University of Exeter law students are helping vulnerable people who are missing out on legal services by providing free information and advice clinics in Devon.
Dr Beduschi spoke at the American Society of International Law Midyear Research Forum in St Louis, USA on 28 October 2017
Dr Ana Beduschi presented her research on the implications of new technologies based on big data analysis for State obligations under international human rights law in the context of international migration.
Law Academics visit the Department for Transports' Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Two law academics visited to discuss the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill in a mutual exchange of ideas regarding insurance, liability, testing and security.
Professor Chantal Stebbings speaks to HMRC about the impact of tax on the nineteenth century landscape
The talk was part of their Prestigious Speakers Programme.
Divorce law in England and Wales increases conflict and suffering for separating couples and their children
Divorce law in England and Wales is incentivising people to exaggerate claims of ‘behaviour’ or adultery to get a quicker divorce, according to University of Exeter research.
Exeter law professor addresses first National Convention for Celebrants
Where and how can one get married in England and Wales, and why is the law here more restrictive than in other jurisdictions?
Law as an asymmetric capability: Dr Aurel Sari presents on the legal aspects of hybrid threats
European nations and their allies must increase their capacity to deal with the legal challenges presented by hybrid warfare.
Jonathan Cooper OBE gives Human Rights and Democracy Forum inaugural lecture
On 2 October the Human Rights and Democracy Forum was officially launched with an inaugural guest lecture, held at the University of Exeter.
Exeter Centre for International Law co-hosts international conference in Bruges
On 20-22 September 2017, the Exeter Centre for International Law supported the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War, together with the University of Melbourne, in hosting a conference in the beautiful city of Bruges in Belgium.
Prof Catherine Dupré co-convened 'Human Dignity and Constitutional Crisis in Europe' conference in Florence.
In the face of multiple and unprecedented challenges to European democracy, an international team of scholars convened at the European University Institute to explore ways out of these crises.
Exeter academic speaks at international law conference in Slovakia
Dr Kubo Mačák spoke at an international conference with the theme “Cyber Security: New Challenges” in Bratislava
Stephen Skinner co-convenes International Experts Meeting on Police uses of Lethal Force
A two-day discussion about ways of recording, evaluating and comparing information about deaths following police uses of force around the world.
Dr Dodsworth presents research findings at the SLS conference 2017
Dr Dodsworth presented his paper 'A comparative assessment of penalty clauses – a conflict of values?' at the 108th SLS conference in Dublin.
Law undergraduate wins Brightside ‘Student Mentor of the Year’ Award
Joel Wish, a current law undergraduate, has recently won a prestigious mentoring award in his final year of studying law at University, in relation to his role of e-mentor on the Pathways to Law programme.
Pro bono programmes bring benefits for all
Over the last two years, the law school has developed a flourishing pro bono programme with the creation of the Legal Assistance Programme (LAP).
Professor Schmitt delivers Crawford Oration at Adelaide Law School
In his presentation, which was attended by senior Australian jurists, the University leadership, and the general public, he spoke on “Grey Zones in the International Law of Cyberspace".
Amy Ralston wins the Ashurst Outstanding Law Student Prize
This prize was introduced this academic year and opened to all students who obtained a final degree result of 65% or more and who could also demonstrate excellent extracurricular non-academic achievements over their entire LLB degree
Existence of ‘good faith’ obligations in English contract law to be debated by experts
Experts will debate whether or not the concept of good faith should be part of English contract law, with a senior judge leading calls for such a development.
ESRC seminar on blockchain and capital markets
Dr Joseph Lee of Exeter Law School and Dr Naikuang Huang, Senior Executive Vice President held a seminar investigating the concept of distributed ledger technology and its implication for critical financial market infrastructure (FMI).
PhD student and member of the International Law Forum, presented her research at the Refugee Law Initiative 2nd Annual Conference
Rama Sahtout, a PhD researcher in the Law School has presented her research on ‘temporary refuge in the practice of ‘most affected states’’ at the Senate House, University of London.
Devon cohabiting couples needed to help researchers uncover the secret of finding life-long love
Devon cohabiting couples can help experts uncover the secret of finding life-long love by taking part in a University of Exeter research project.
Call for papers - Compulsory mediation in the civil courts: Opportunity or threat
An event of the Academic Committee of the Civil Mediation Council. We would welcome papers on any aspect and discussion of the role of mediation in the civil court process.
Director of the CELS, Joasia Luzak, organised an international symposium "Transparency: where art thou in consumer protection?" on June 27.
The topic of the symposium directly related to the Open Research Area-funded project that Professor Luzak is conducting "The ABC of Online Disclosure Duties: Towards a More Uniform Assessment of the Transparency of Consumer Information in Europe".
Exeter Law School: Thought Leaders in Cyber Law
Exeter Law School’s Professor Michael Schmitt and Dr. Kubo Mačák were figured prominently at a series of events on cyber security held in Tallinn, Estonia, over the past two weeks.
The Ashurst Outstanding Law Student Prize
Final call for applications.
Launch of global Dignity Rights Project
Professor Catherine Dupré, author of The Age of Dignity, took part in a virtual launch workshop of the Dignity Rights Project at Widener University Delaware Law School on 12 May 2017. Read Professor Dupré’s closing remarks.
Engaging humanitarian workers from the Middle East region
Dr Agnieszka Jachec-Neale engaged in teaching on the Advanced Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy course organised by PHAP.
Rules for space warfare to be drawn up
An international coalition of lawyers is to draft the first ever legal manual of space warfare.
From Santiago to Singapore: Professor Schmitt talks Cyber Operations
Professor Schmitt co-directed a course on the international law of cyber operations for government officials from Central and South America in Santiago, Chile.
Exeter Law School and Graduate School of Education success at the Teaching Awards 2017
The University of Exeter’s best lecturers were recognised by students at the Teaching Awards 2017 on 2 May, and two academic staff in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies were recognised for their contribution to their students’ experience.
Students graduate from Pathways to Law programme
29 students from 13 schools and colleges from across the South West region graduated from the Pathways to Law programme.
Dr Jachec-Neale presents at the Second Israel Defence Forces Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict
Dr Agnieszka Jachec-Neale is presenting her research on the targeting of State and political party leaders and infrastructure related to leadership during armed conflict at the second International Israel Defence Forces Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict.
Exeter collaborates with Chinese University on Takeover Law workshop
The University of Exeter and Tsinghua Law Schools are organising a joint workshop gathering together experts on takeover law. The workshop will be hosted at Tsinghua Law School on Sunday 20 May.
The Ashurst Outstanding Law Student Prize
We are delighted to introduce a new annual prize for the exceptional final year LLB student at Exeter Law School. The prize is offered by the leading international law firm, Ashurst.
Outdated divorce law causes needlessly painful and destructive breakups, new research finds
Outdated divorce law is causing needlessly painful and destructive breakups and exacerbating conflict between couples, a major new study has found.
Dr Beduschi presented her research findings at the Refugee Studies Centre 2017 Conference at the University of Oxford
Dr Ana Beduschi presented her research on the legal implications of the use of the concept of vulnerability by human rights courts for the protection of migrant children's rights.
Austrian university and South West college students join to brush up on their mooting skills
Unique collaborative mooting event hosted by the University of Exeter brought together students from the University of Graz in Austria and students from Petroc College.
Exeter PhD researcher invited to Princeton
James Gould, a PhD researcher in the School of Law, was invited to an intensive seminar series, organised by the editors of the American Journal of Jurisprudence.
Eminent judge shares experience of long legal career with students
Eminent judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss shared fascinating insights into her long legal career and current work debating Brexit in the House of Lords during a visit to the University of Exeter.
Dr Beduschi presents her research on vulnerability of migrant children at the Senate House in London
Dr Ana Beduschi (Law) and Professor Huw Williams (Neuropsychology) led a roundtable of experts on vulnerability, adversity and trauma of migrant children and young refugees at the Senate House in London on the 9th March 2017.
Exeter Law Professor Launches New Book on Cyber Law during Global Tour
Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations was launched by Exeter Law School Professor Mike Schmitt during a global tour in February.
First meeting of MILAMOS project on international law and military uses of outer space held in Adelaide
Two Exeter academics were among the international group of experts at the workshop between 19 and 23 February 2017.
Professor Luzak presents at the Conference on Research in Private and Market Law - Challenges for the 21st Century
City University of Hong Kong organises an international conference to accompany the meeting of editors of two prominent journals on European private law.
Exeter Law School student shortlisted for £5,000 national legal award
Charlotte Werner is one of a handful of finalists for Future Legal Mind 2017, a national award for UK undergraduate law students, set up in 2014 to recognise young legal talent.
Renowned scholar in family law and feminist jurisprudence joins as Visiting Professor
The Law School are delighted that Professor Cynthia Bowman from Cornell Law School has joined us as a Visiting Professor until May 2017
First comprehensive legal guide for cyber behaviour published by University of Exeter expert
The first comprehensive guide covering the legal rules of behaviour in cyberspace, which will be used by governments around the world, has been published by a University of Exeter academic.
University of Exeter Law School expert honoured by the Estonian Government
A University of Exeter expert has been honoured by the Estonian Government for his pioneering work in international law.
Celebrity divorce lawyer backs research to help strengthen couple relationships
Prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Shackleton is funding new University of Exeter research which could help uncover the secret of finding life-long love.
Legal training for aid workers to help protect migrant children from exploitation
Aid workers in refugee camps and shelters in Greece are receiving legal training to help keep migrant children safe thanks to an expert from the University of Exeter.
Exeter Law Professor Addresses NATO Secretary-General and North Atlantic Council on Cyber Law
On 19 January, Professor Mike Schmitt spoke on international law of cyber operation to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Deputy Secretary-General Rose Gottemoeller, and the North Atlantic Council (NAC).
Dr McCann interviewed on Irish national radio regarding tragic homicide case
On Friday 16 December 2016, an Irish doctor was cleared of killing her profoundly disabled daughter. Dr McCann gives his views on the case.
Event in China raises the importance of IP rights in 3D printing
At the event in December 2016, the team successfully demonstrated their 3DP licensing system, for which there was widespread support
Dr Lee spoke at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Forum
Dr Joseph Lee recently presented a specialist report on intra-corporate dispute arbitration at the ICC Forum held in Brussels.
Local Press Attention for Shackleton Relationships Project
Professor Anne Barlow talked about the aims of the project on BBC Spotlight and Radio Devon.
Christine Bicknell presents conference paper on prison oversight in Europe
At the recent Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (September 2017), Christine Bicknell delivered a presentation in which she mapped the complexity of prison oversight in Europe.
Dr Duggan-Larkin presents a paper on the international action of states
On 27 January 2017 Dr Jess Duggan-Larkin presented a paper on human rights and the international action of states at a University of Sussex conference on Challenging Human Rights Disenchantment.
PhD studentships in international law
The South, West and Wales AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW AHRC DTP) offers up to 60 doctoral studentships for entry in September 2018, including in the field of law.
Icelandic constitutional reform 2010-2017: visit of expert from Iceland
The Human Rights and Democracy Forum hosted prominent Icelandic constitutional law expert, Ágúst Thór Árnason, University of Akureyri, for a three day visit in November.
Student run project, Women & Law Exeter welcomes progressive working culture demonstrated by visiting firm Herbert Smith Freehills.
Students heard about the Women Trainee Lawyers' Network and were able to raise questions to the panel.
Congratulations to John Pearce and to Yiu Yu Butt, who have both completed their PhDs under the supervision of Professor Chantal Stebbings and successfully passed their vivas.
Catherine Dupré publishes opinion paper on Brexit and human dignity
Catherine Dupré reflects on the loss of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as a result of Brexit and its consequences for human rights protection in the UK.
Cross-Border Litigation in England and Wales: Brexit Implications
This workshop was an opportunity to factor in different perspectives on cross-border litigation and Brexit, and draw together key insights.
Change in the Law is needed to address male bias, power and privilege in society more generally.
Dr Charlotte Bishop, lecturer and researcher, talks about her experiences as a female academic and single parent, and how her personal experiences resonate with her understanding of the masculine bias of the law.
The students behind ‘Women and Law’
We were delighted to catch up with Jess & Tara, Co-Presidents of the student project Women and Law and hear about their experiences and hopes for the future.
‘Balance for Better’ in the workplace: an alumna’s experience of working in the Financial Law Division of the European Central Bank
German based alumna Martina Bender (LLM European Legal Studies 1998), senior legal counsel in the Financial Law Division of the European Central Bank, reflects on the value of balance in the workplace.
The Western Circuit Women’s Forum
Alumna Emma Cross, (LLB 2014, Masters 2015) a barrister with Devon Chambers reports on the aims challenges and activities of The Western Circuit Women’s Forum.
My unconventional pathway to success
Senior Lecturer, Director of Clinical Legal Education Tia Matt shares how she has enjoyed creating and choosing her own pathway, including establishing a flourishing pro bono clinic programme at the university.
Women in House: my role as Senior Lawyer in a Children’s Legal Team
Alumna Lindy Stephens (Law 1992) In House Senior Lawyer in a Children’s Legal Team, reflects how redundancy from her role as a partner in a solicitors firm and an out of the blue approach by a recruitment agent to cover staff shortages at Plymouth City Council has led her to the most rewarding professional role she has ever had.
PhD candidate Meriem Naili’s research on the Western Sahara
Meriem, a PhD candidate at the College of Social Sciences and International Studies, has spent recent months conducting interviews as part of her research on the conflict in Western Sahara.
Helping the European Commission to evaluate Dutch implementation of the new Package Travel Directive
The recent news of Thomas Cook going into administration caused many travellers a lot of distress. Prof. Joasia Luzak contributed to an assessment on how the Netherlands implemented this new Package Travel Directive.
LGBTQ+ and Law
A new student-led initiative which aims to give support to those who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and interested in a career in law is gaining momentum on campus.
New Law programmes in Cornwall blend together law and business
Dr Caroline Keenan, Director of the Law & Businesses programmes in Penryn explains what is unique about these new courses.
Law School Celebrates new Partnership with Office of the Thai Judiciary
The new partnership will see the University of Exeter deliver a postgraduate Certificate of Contemporary Legal Practice in Bangkok.
Dr Dodsworth (with Dr Bisping from Warwick University) react to the FCA's recent proposal for the loyalty penalty
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Pro Bono Week UK 2020 2-6 November
In aid of Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono Officers at the University of Exeter Law Society (UELS) hosted a variety of events celebrating the voluntary work of students and legal personnel.
In Conversation with Lord Neuberger - University of Exeter Law Society Event
Lauren Hunt, Pro Bono Officer University of Exeter Law Society, covers the event.
First female president of law society returns to university in Exeter
Inspired Villages has granted a special wish for resident and trailblazer Moira Vickerman. Moira, aged 87, has visited her alma mater, the University of Exeter – where she was the first female president of the university’s law society from 1957-58.
Guidance for solicitors on reporting serious misconduct is legally deficient and lacks clarity, experts warm
Current guidance for solicitors on reporting serious misconduct is legally deficient and lacks clarity, experts have warned.
Mock Civil trials
The 2022 Mock Civil trials for the first year Law & Business students took place in person this year.