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|14 December 2018||10:00||Global Governance and Enforcement of Competition Law in Cross-Border Cases: Theoretical Model and Research Methodology. Full details|| Add event|
|5 December 2018||14:00||ASI Data Science utilise artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in conjunction with large and small data sets in order to provide businesses with a competitive advantage. In this workshop, members of the company will provide an in-depth understanding of sentiment analysis, and how it can identify and categorise opinions from text data in order to understand the attitude of the individual(s) that wrote a piece of text. Full details|| Add event|
|5 December 2018||14:00||Dr Kyriaki Noussia
Cybersecurity in Relation to the Expropriation of Natural Resources: Insurance and Environmental Law Perspectives. Full details|| Add event|
|4 December 2018||15:30||Elite communication has the potential to influence public opinion, civil conflict, and diplomatic interactions. However, a comparative study of leaders' public rhetoric has proven elusive due to the difficulties of developing comparable measures across countries and over time. The advent of social media sites, and its widespread adoption by world leaders, offers a unique new source of data to overcome these challenges. Full details|| Add event|
|28 November 2018||14:00||Dr Isabelle Rueda
Impact Assessment: The Recipe for a Better Law of Contract?. Full details|| Add event|
|23 November 2018||14:30||Exeter Law School Guest Lecture with Lady Hale, President of The Supreme Court, The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE:
'Life of a Lady Law Lord'
PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to University of Exeter students ONLY. We apologies for any disappointment this may cause.
Brenda Marjorie Hale, Lady Hale of Richmond took up appointment as President of The Supreme Court in September 2017, succeeding Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury. This following her appointment as Deputy President from June 2013. In October 2009 she became the first woman Justice of The Supreme Court.
In January 2004, Lady Hale became the United Kingdom’s first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary after a varied career as an academic lawyer, law reformer, and judge.
After graduating from Cambridge in 1966, she taught law at Manchester University from 1966 to 1984, also qualifying as a barrister and practising for a while at the Manchester Bar. She specialised in Family and Social Welfare law, was founding editor of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, and authored a pioneering case book on ‘The Family, Law and Society’.
In 1984 she was the first woman to be appointed to the Law Commission, a statutory body which promotes the reform of the law. Important legislation resulting from the work of her team at the Commission includes the Children Act 1989, the Family Law Act 1996, and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. She also began sitting as an assistant recorder.
In 1994 she became a High Court judge, the first to have made her career as an academic and public servant rather than a practising barrister. In 1999 she was the second woman to be promoted to the Court of Appeal, before becoming the first woman Law Lord.
She retains her links with the academic world as Visitor of Girton College, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor of Kings College London. She previously served as Chancellor of the University of Bristol. A home maker as well as a judge, she thoroughly enjoyed helping the artists and architects create a new home for The Supreme Court. Full details|| Add event|
|21 November 2018||14:00||Mr Peter Tyldesley
Insurance Law Reform—Process, Principles and Pragmatism. Full details|| Add event|
|21 November 2018||13:00||The Centre for European Legal Studies and the European Law Society have a pleasure to invite you to the seminar with our guest speaker: Professor Franz Werro. Full details|| Add event|
|14 November 2018||15:30|| Full details|| Add event|
|13 November 2018||12:30||A talk from Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC about his career, with a Q&A session about becoming a barrister and life as a barrister. Jonathan is a specialist in corporate crime. Full details|| Add event|
|9 November 2018||12:30||Exeter Law alumnus Tom Windsor will be running a workshop on applying for pupillage. Come along to get advice on the application process, including what to write in your application, strategies for applying and ask questions about career options for barristers. Full details|| Add event|
|9 November 2018||11:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|7 November 2018||17:30||The #metoo movement has brought sexual harassment and sexism to the forefront of popular attention. No sector, profession or country, it seems, has been free from this and football and sport is no different. But while it’s clear that the abuse suffered by so many victims must never happen again, it’s not always clear what we can do to make that happen. This is especially the case for men and boys. Football provides powerful role-modelling: how can we harness this to engage men and boys in prevention work?. Full details|| Add event|
|7 November 2018||14:00||Professor Mihail Danov
Cross-Border Litigation in England and Wales: New Data - Brexit Implications – Preliminary Research Findings
Abstract: The presentation of the relevant preliminary research findings is made within the framework of a pilot study financed by the UoE Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law. The purpose of this pilot study is to measure the expected initial impact of Brexit on parties’ strategies which will in turn have a bearing on the litigants’ access to legal remedies (as well as on settlement dynamics) in cross-border disputes. The newly generated data will enable us to consider the correlation between a possible change in the legal landscape and the parties’ alternative strategies as well as to analyse the relationship between the litigants’ tactics and private parties’ access to justice in cross-border cases before the English and Welsh courts. The pilot study involves also Professor Paul Beaumont and Dr Jayne Holliday from the University of Aberdeen. Subject to the AHRC funding, we are hoping to organise a series of workshops at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies – Queen Mary University of London. Full details|| Add event|
|7 November 2018||13:00||Building upon the basic introduction offered to Python in workshop 1, this workshop will cover exploratory data analysis, quantitative data analysis, and visualising data in Python. It will also provide an introduction to the major Python packages used in data analysis; including NumPy, Pandas, and Seaborn. Full details|| Add event|
|23 October 2018||18:30||An insight into modern-day legal careers, from getting started to judicial roles
A seminar from 2 full-time judges and former Exeter graduates
Chaired by Judge Mark Sutherland Williams LLB (Exon), Resident Judge, Hatton CrossTribunal Hearing Court
With Judge Elizabeth Grant LLB (Exon), Hatton Cross Tribunal Hearing Court. Full details|| Add event|
|15 October 2018||11:00||This is the first in a series of Q-Step Seminar talks for Autumn 2018.
The talk will address the growing sense that U.S. military effectiveness has been on the wane in recent years. Is this the case? If so, what are the reasons for the decay in American combat performance?. Full details|| Add event|
|10 October 2018||13:00||Python is increasingly used by social scientists to collect, process and analyse new types of unstructured or semi-structured data, such as online text and social media data. It is an accessible, yet versatile programming language which is also broadly used for data science and machine learning tasks, combining multiple types of data, simulation and visualization. This workshop provides an introduction to basic programming notions in Python, and introduces some of the most useful packages used in social science research. No previous programming experience is required.. Full details|| Add event|
|10 October 2018||9:30||The Law School are delighted to invite staff and students to attend the guest lecture from Solicitor General P Navadgi.. Full details|| Add event|
|5 October 2018||18:00||Updated programme. Reforming Family Law – What Helps and What Hinders? by Professor Liz Trinder, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Exeter.. Full details|| Add event|
|3 October 2018||13:00||Python is increasingly used by social scientists to collect, process and analyse new types of unstructured or semi-structured data, such as online text and social media data. It is an accessible, yet versatile programming language which is also broadly used for data science and machine learning tasks, combining multiple types of data, simulation and visualization. This workshop provides an introduction to basic programming notions in Python, and introduces some of the most useful packages used in social science research. No previous programming experience is required.. Full details|| Add event|
|1 June 2018||14:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|11 May 2018||14:00||On behalf of the Gender Research Network and the Human Rights and Democracy Forum, we are delighted to invite you to a research seminar on 11 May, entitled
‘Do U.S. federal protections against sex discrimination in the workplace include discrimination against homosexuals, transsexuals, and/or transgender persons? Comparing current U.S. law with U.K. and E.U. law’
Our guest speaker is Carol Daugherty Rasnic, Prof. em. of Labor and International Law, Virginia Commonwealth University USA and Adjunct Professor of law, Regent University School of Law, Virginia USA, Visiting Professor of Law University of Warwick (April-June, 2018)
In 2013 and 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court validated homosexual marriages. What might this mean for anti-workplace sex discrimination? The 2015 decision had an immediate effect on 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act coverage. Whether Congress had intended that sex discrimination included homo- or trans-sexual discrimination has split the federal courts. Only one trial level court has found coverage is included, and in January, 2018, the First Circuit Court became the first appellate court to so hold. Some comparative remarks will address British and EU law.. Full details|| Add event|
|2 May 2018||15:30||The Bracton Centre for Legal History Research will be holding a double session on Wednesday 2 May.
First, Professor Chantal Stebbings will be talking about ‘Getting Published in Legal History’ from 3.30-4.30pm.
This will be followed by a talk from Professor Catharine Macmillan on 'Legal Biography and Transatlantic Archival Sources: seeking the elusive JP Benjamin' from 5-6pm.. Full details|| Add event|
|27 April 2018||13:00||Professor Ciyun Zhu (Tsinghua University School of Law, China) presents, 'Hostile Takeovers and Corporate Law in China'. Full details|| Add event|
|10 April 2018||Talk by Dr Mary Synge: “'Revolutionary Evolution in Charity” in Melbourne, Australia
Join alumni in Melbourne to hear from Exeter’s Dr Mary Synge in “Revolutionary Evolution in Charity” on her latest work in Charity Law.
The evening will include a talk “Revolutionary Evolution in Charity” by Dr Mary Synge (Associate Professor in Law) who will be visiting Melbourne and has offered to deliver an informal talk to alumni. The talk will outline her latest research and her work setting up a Charity Law network between UK, Australian and Canadian colleagues. There will be an opportunity for questions.
The event will also be a fantastic opportunity to meet with other local alumni, reconnect with old classmates and share your memories of Exeter. This event has been kindly organised by volunteers of the Melbourne alumni chapter.
Time and venue for this event are due to be released, please visit this page again for updates.
Biography: Dr Mary Synge is a graduate of the University of Exeter (Law 1985). Mary began her career working as a Commercial Property Solicitor at Linklaters (London), followed by freelance legal writing, before re-entering academia in 2009. Mary returned to Exeter in April 2016 as Associate Professor in Exeter’s Law School. She still finds it odd to climb the Amory steps and walk into a staff office rather than the Law Library!
Connect with your alumni community: Join the Australia Alumni Facebook Page for latest alumni news and events. Have your details changed since you last heard from us? If so, please take a moment to update your details online. Full details|| Add event|
|28 March 2018||13:00||Professor Stephen Shute (University of Sussex) presents, Individualised Criminalisation: The Rise and Rise of the Sexual Offences Prevention Order and the Sexual Harm Prevention Order. Full details|| Add event|
|28 March 2018||13:00||Professor Stephen Shute (University of Sussex)
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Full details|| Add event|
|27 March 2018||17:00||In 2015, the United States Department of Defense published its long-awaited Law of War Manual. The Manual deserves careful study, as it sets out the position of the Department of Defense on the law of armed conflict, including on some of the most pressing legal challenges and controversies. Full details|| Add event|
|27 March 2018||17:00||Air Cdre (retd) Dr William H. Boothby presents, 'The Department of Defense Law of War Manual: An Assessment'.
In 2015, the United States Department of Defense published its long-awaited Law of War Manual. The Manual deserves careful study, as it sets out the position of the Department of Defense on the law of armed conflict, including on some of the most pressing legal challenges and controversies. In this lecture, Dr Bill Boothby, one of the leading experts on the law of armed conflict, will draw on his forthcoming commentary on the Manual to offer a personal assessment of the Department's declared view as to the law that regulates the conduct of warfare. Dr David Turns will act as a discussant.. Full details|| Add event|
|22 March 2018||17:30||Professor David Feldman, Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge presents...
"Democracy and human rights in a changing constitution"
It is a challenging time for both democracy and human rights. Democracy is threatened by foreign interference and domestic attacks on freedom of speech; human rights are politically contentious, and uncomfortable, politically inspired compromises are being made. In the UK, which used to have parliamentary democracy uncontroversially at the constitution's heart, international and domestic pressures are weakening power-centres and making it harder to give effect to important values. To overcome these problems, we need to be clear about core values and must be prepared to stand up to attacks on them. The talk will consider some of the issues which we, as academics and lawyers, have a special responsibility to address for the public good.. Full details|| Add event|
|21 March 2018||13:30||The Family Regulation and Society Network and the Gender Research Network are jointly running this interdisciplinary event entitled “Rethinking Marriage: Theoretical and Policy Challenges”. Following presentations from the four speakers, see below, the discussion will centre around theoretical and policy challenges to traditional conceptions of marriage, with speakers from Law, Sociology and Theology whose research interests include feminist and queer theory, gender studies, sexuality and marriage, civil and formalised partnerships, polygamy and the implications of intersex and transgender for theologies of marriage. Full details|| Add event|
|21 March 2018||Title tbc. Full details|| Add event|
|20 March 2018||16:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|12 March 2018||18:00||International law places certain limitations on the weapons that can be used in armed conflict. Over recent decades, States have negotiated a number of treaties that prohibit particular categories of weapons. But how do such agreements come about?. Full details|| Add event|
|9 March 2018||17:00||This year's annual Lasok Lecture will be delivered by Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston on, "Quo vadis, civis Europeus?". Full details|| Add event|
|2 March 2018||16:30||Dr. Anne Donnier presents "A Topical Development in French Criminal Law: French Anti-Terrorism Law since June 2016". On Friday 2nd March, we have the great pleasure to welcome Dr Anne Donnier, from the University of Rennes, who will be presenting the last developments of French anti-terrorism law since June 2016.. Full details|| Add event|
|1 March 2018||17:30||Join Danny Kushlick (Founder and Head of External Affairs at Transform Drug Policy Foundation) for a workshop focusing on a career in lobbying and advocacy. Transform is a charitable think tank that campaigns for the legal regulation of drugs both in the UK and internationally. Transform aims to educate and inspire policymakers to explore and implement the effective legal regulation of drug markets. Danny will speak about his diverse career and experiences, give an in-depth look into the work of organisations such as Transform, and give his tips on being successful in the industry.
There will be a Q&A after the talk, and a drinks reception where you will have the chance to speak to Danny further.
Danny Kushlick bio:
Danny is the founder of Transform Drug Policy Foundation, which he started in 1996, after working in a variety of jobs in the drugs field. It was his clients' experience that led him to the understanding that prohibition is a social policy catastrophe. He worked for Bristol Drugs Project, the Big Issue Foundation, Bath Area Drugs Advisory Service and the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO). He is now an internationally recognised commentator on drug and drug policy issues, with a unique combination of personal experience and broad, global view.
Please ensure that you arrive promptly for the start of this event and that you have your University ID card (UniCard) with you.
Your attendance at this appointment/event will be recorded. If you are recorded as absent your ability to book further events and appointments may be temporarily revoked. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking as soon as possible. Please see attendance policy at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/exeter/aboutus/policies/. Full details|| Add event|
|28 February 2018||15:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|22 February 2018||13:30||Join Deborah Black and Gráinne Staunton (Partners at Tozers Solicitors LLP) for a workshop focusing on commercial awareness and its importance to Law firms. The session will look at what ‘commercial awareness’ means, why it is important to Law firms, what firms look for in graduates, and how to demonstrate commercial awareness in your applications.
Tozers Solicitors LLP is a leading firm of solicitors with offices in Exeter, Teignmouth and Newton Abbot. With 23 partners and over 120 staff Tozers Solicitors LLP offer an extensive legal service to businesses and individuals both locally and nationally.. Full details|| Add event|
|14 February 2018||13:00||Professor Jason Chuah (City University) presents 'Renegotiation of Shipping Contracts in times of hardship'. Full details|| Add event|
|31 January 2018||13:00||Dr Charlie Bishop presents, "Evidential difficulties in the prosecution of domestic violence-related offences: trauma, credibility and the need for reform"
This paper will outline some of the difficulties encountered in prosecuting domestic violence offences, particularly behaviour that falls under the offence of ‘controlling or coercive behaviour’ which came into force in December 2015. This will include barriers imposed by the long-term effects of trauma, including memory fragmentation and difficulties in recall, and barriers caused by the role gendered expectations play in the commission of much domestic violence. There will be a particular focus on the impact both of these factors have on assessments of witness credibility and reliability. Some suggested reforms to prosecutorial practice will then be outlined, and there will be a discussion of whether memory-processing techniques from Clinical Psychology could be used to alleviate some of the negative impacts trauma has on a witness’s ability to give an account that is coherent, consistent and detailed enough to secure a conviction in the criminal courts.. Full details|| Add event|
|17 January 2018||15:30|| Full details|| Add event|
|17 January 2018||15:30||Professor Rosemary Auchmuty will be visiting Exeter on 17th January to deliver a talk to the Bracton Centre for Legal History Research and the Gender Research Network on the topic of ‘Why does feminist legal biography matter’, 3.30-5pm, in Building One Pearson Teaching Room – a particularly pertinent topic given that 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of women being able to vote and the ongoing debates. Full details|| Add event|
|16 January 2018||Where is US foreign policy heading next under President Trump? Join our ECIL Roundtable discussion of the new US National Security Strategy to find out. Full details|| Add event|
|11 December 2017||17:15||JUS COGENS AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMES: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?
Professor Robert Cryer
Professor Robert Cryer holds a chair in International and Criminal Law at Birmingham Law School. He has lectured and spoken widely at both national and international level, primarily on international criminal law and public international law more generally.
In addition to a number of articles and book chapters he is the author of Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime (Cambridge: CUP, 2005 (pb 2011)), which discussed the interrelationship of the personal and material jurisdiction of international criminal tribunals. He also has written on war crimes trials in Asia, most notably as the co-author (with Neil Boister) of The Tokyo International Military Tribunal: A Reappraisal (Oxford: OUP, 2008), which has contributed to the renaissance of scholarship on this Tribunal. He is also co-author (with Hakan Friman, Darryl Robinson and Elizabeth Wilmshurst) of the widely used textbook An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure (Cambridge: CUP, 3rd ed,. 2014). He is co-editor of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Criminal Justice and is currently working on a number of projects, including a book on the application of international humanitarian law by international criminal tribunals, and other pieces on the sources and history of international law.. Full details|| Add event|
|7 December 2017||12:30||Alison Peyton from Aspiring Solicitors will be giving this workshop on how to plan your strategy for applying to law firms, and will focus on:
how to develop your commercial awareness;
how to confidently navigate the application process, and;
hints and tips to help you succeed.
Alison is the Universities and Student Liaison Manager at Aspiring Solicitors. Before that, she worked in the graduate recruitment team at Hogan Lovells for over eight years, during which time she screened many applications and interviewed many candidates! Alison will go through what law firms are looking for, and how you can best present yourself throughout the application process.
Aspiring Solicitors is an organisation which provides careers assistance and access to the legal profession for students from underrepresented groups. We do this through a variety of different programmes and opportunities, including mentoring and employability schemes, summer skills workshops, open days with law firms, careers advice and mock interview sessions, and a commercial awareness competition. Since the organisation was set up in 2013, our members have secured over 1100 vacation schemes and training contracts. For more information, please visit www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk.. Full details|| Add event|
|6 December 2017||13:00||As criminal justice systems continue to be overburdened, jury-focused systems across the world are increasingly reliant on the vast majority of defendants pleading guilty rather than exercising their right to a jury trial. Despite this, the legal infrastructure designed to protect defendants is still largely focused on trial by jury. My research identifies challenges to defendant rights in this system, with a focus on wrongful convictions arising from guilty pleas. I examine legal infrastructure in the USA and England and Wales and use empirical data and evidence from relevant cases to critique current regulations and to suggest potential reforms. Full details|| Add event|
|6 December 2017||12:30||Join Head of Recruitment Sam Lee, and Trainee Solicitor and Exeter alumna Rae Ahmed from Womble Bond Dickinson for a workshop focusing on how to write a winning law application. Hear what a transatlantic law firm looks for in their applicants and gain hints and tips to make your application standout from the crowd. Full details|| Add event|
|1 December 2017||8:30||Anne Barlow presenting at the 'Empowering European Families' project final conference in Germany.
Anne Barlow, Professor of Family Law and Policy, University of Exeter, is a member of the Working Group of the EU-funded project Empowering European Families based at the European Law Institute in Vienna.
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.
On Friday 1 December, Professor Barlow will be presenting at the project’s final conference at the European Academy of European Law in Trier, Germany. The audience will include European policy-makers, academics and practitioners on the unpredictable position of international cohabiting couples who gain and lose rights as they move across borders in Europe. Full details|| Add event|
|30 November 2017||9:00||Exeter Law School's Dr Rachel Fenton is a key speaker at the Inside Government's 'Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment in Higher Education' conference at the Hallam Conference Centre, 09:00-16:00, Thursday 30 November 2017.
Her case study is 'Empowering Students to Pledge to Tackle Violence and Harassment'. More info here: http://ow.ly/q6z030g68TA. Full details|| Add event|
|29 November 2017||15:00||The Human Rights and Democracy Forum of Exeter Law School (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/research/groups/humanrightsanddemocracyforum/) is delighted to welcome special guest lecture by leading Icelandic constitutional lawyer, Ágúst Thór Árnason, on the topic of "Iceland 1944 – 2016: Founding the republic with a new codified constitution".
Iceland went through a process of constitutional reform after its banking crisis and our guest was directly involved in the initial stage of the reform as a member of the 2010 – 2011 Constitutional Committee that draft the first report in this process.
Ágúst Thór Árnason is one of the leading figures of Icelandic constitutionalism and works at the University of Akureyri (http://english.unak.is/about/staff-search). He is the co-founder of the Polar Law Program at the University of Akureyri with Prof. Gudmundur Alfredsson.
Ágúst Thór Árnason will share his experience as one of the drafters and his analysis of the reform as a constitutional law scholar. The lecture will be followed by a discussion.. Full details|| Add event|
|29 November 2017||15:00||The Bracton Centre for Legal History Research (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/research/groups/legalhistory/) is delighted to invite you to a special guest lecture by Richard Ireland (University of Aberystwyth) on “Dead Vermin and Wooden Horses”.
Richard will be exploring the use of “popular” (ie non-official) punishments in nineteenth-century Wales and Devon. He is a brilliant legal historian and immensely entertaining speaker. If you are thinking about taking legal history as an option next year or would just like to learn more about this fascinating topic, do join us!. Full details|| Add event|
|29 November 2017||10:00||Come and join us for a coffee on Wednesday 29 November 2017 from 10.00 to 12.00 to learn more about what you can expect from a training contract at Trowers & Hamlins in Exeter.
Find out about who we are; hear first-hand from our trainees about our graduate recruitment and trainee development programmes; meet our trainees, solicitors and partners; and get a flavour of what it’s like to work at an international law
firm in Exeter. Full details|| Add event|
|22 November 2017||13:30||Please note we will be discussing LLM studies including international opportunities and how to get funding. Full details|| Add event|
|22 November 2017||13:00||Sue Prince will deliver a talk on ‘Fine words butter no parsnips’: Can the principle of open justice survive the introduction of an online court?
Many jurisdictions are embracing technology as a potential gatekeeper for new court processes. In order to encourage less reliance on legal aid and free up judicial resource, policy makers are keen to embrace ‘online court’ solutions, and ‘digital by default’ approaches to resolving legal problems. In British Columbia, Canada, for example, the online small claims process has replaced the court building with an end-to-end pathway-style online process which provides legal advice, mediation, and access to an online judge. In the UK, plans are afoot for all civil cases under £25,000 to be referred to an ‘Online Solutions Court’.
In the recent case of R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor (2017), Lord Reed said that the court is more than a service to the user and that access to the courts is not of value only to the particular individuals involved but is fundamental to the rule of law and society. The question is whether once the institution of the court is not a place or a building, how can we measure whether the service provided to litigants is fair? Will technology change the nature of the legal process so that the traditional vision of the court has to be amended or qualified?
This paper will consider whether the principle of open justice can be upheld effectively in this new technological environment. Open justice exists to protect the right of the public to be informed about what happens in the court; both through their ability to attend individual cases and the right of the media to be in the courtroom and to inform more broadly. Open justice has been upheld by the senior judiciary in significant historic cases such as Scott v Scott (1913) and R v Sussex Justices, ex p McCarthy (1924). Open justice is guaranteed as part of the a right to fair trial, such as in Article 6, European Convention on Human Rights: ‘…everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing…’. The question of openness is therefore essential to the design of the online court.. Full details|| Add event|
|22 November 2017||13:00||Professor Sue Prince presents, The online court and open justice. Full details|| Add event|
|15 November 2017||13:00||Our annual Law Careers Fair will be held on Wednesday 15th November from 13.00 - 16.00 in the Great Hall, Streatham Campus.
The University's Law Careers Fair will have over 70 exhibitors this year including firms seeking to recruit trainee solicitors, institutions, training organisations and barristers' chambers. It's an ideal opportunity to meet with representatives who are keen to attract and hire Exeter students.
It is attended by both Law and non-Law students interested in a legal career.
No need to book, just turn up!
Please find further information and a full list of exhibitors at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/careers/events/careersfairs/lawfair/. Full details|| Add event|
|14 November 2017||11:30||Did you know that 5 years after graduation, law is ranked second in the Russell Group for numbers of students in further study and/or sustained employment?
A law degree opens up many career opportunities beyond traditional routes in to the legal profession. Join our careers consultants to have a careers conversation about what other opportunities you can explore. Full details|| Add event|
|10 November 2017||14:00||The future of EU-UK Civil Judicial Cooperation after Brexit. Full details|| Add event|
|9 November 2017||10:30||The workshop will focus on advice on applying for pupillage, as well as the BPTC and mini-pupillage and will cover what to do/what not to do in terms of writing your application. The workshop will finish with a Q&A session and you will have the opportunity to ask Tom any general questions on the process of becoming a barrister and his own career aspirations in his chosen field. Full details|| Add event|
|8 November 2017||13:00||Blockchain and DLT in capital markets: risks, politics and regulation
Distributed ledger technology (DLT) has the potential to revolutionise securities trading and capital markets. DLT has been used to create virtual currencies (or crypto-currencies) such as Bitcoin and Ethereum and could create an alternative financial services system. It is an innovation that can facilitate peer-to-peer trades, bringing about a democratisation of financial services markets. Such a promise is based on the functionality of the DLT resulting in two changes: de-centralisation and dis-intermediation. To this end, the author investigates how DLT can be applied to the whole-life cycle of securities trade – listing (issuing), trading, clearing, and settlement – currently operated by financial market infrastructure (FMI) providers. The paper attempts to answer the following questions: will DLT bring bout the benefits it promises? Will de-centralisation increase market risks? Will dis-intermediation create more obstacles to securities trades? In particular, the author will assess the securities trading on DLT against systemic risk, market conduct risk, and operational risk to the capital market and consider the appropriate regulatory framework to enhance market integrity, operational safety and investor protection.
Key words: DLT, blockchain, capital markets, investor protection, market safety, cyber security, RegTech, Fintech. Full details|| Add event|
|8 November 2017||12:30||The Law Fair is your opportunity to meet and speak to graduate recruiters and find out whether they are the right law firm for you. It's really important to do some research in advance of the fair, so you have a plan of the stands you wish to visit, and think of questions to ask.
Once you have struck up your conversation, it's your chance to impress. Look smart and be yourself! If recruiters / trainees take your name or give you their card, follow up with an email and keep the conversation going.
If you decide to apply to the firm, make sure you include information about who you met and the impressions you got from them which have influenced your application and be really positive about why that firm made a good impression on you.
Find out more about preparing for the Law Fair by attending this workshop. Full details|| Add event|
|25 October 2017||14:00||Join our speaker, Yasamin Alttahir, for an informal discussion on the challenges and opportunities of working in the aid and development sector. You will gain an insight of the practicalities of working across a broad range of jobs that make up the Development industry.
Yasamin Alttahir is project manager of a counter ISIS communications project based in Baghdad and has a decade of experience working in the government, NGO and private sectors within the MENA region and beyond.. Full details|| Add event|
|25 October 2017||13:30||The Challenges of Enduring Love and the Shackleton Project
Whilst the secret of everlasting love has up until now proved elusive, this alumna-funded empirical research project was set up to consider how the incidence of relationship breakdown could be reduced through better understanding of the ingredients of successful long-lasting relationships alongside the what we know about the common causes of divorce.
Using an analytical framework developed from Gottman’s sound relationship house, this project is seeking to understand whether this applies in and beyond marriage. In its last phase, it is seeking to work with school students on how any findings emerging from the project can be engagingly disseminated to older children through an app or game. The paper will also explore the data collection methods adopted and also engage with the challenges of working with untraditional research funding and an interdisciplinary research agenda.. Full details|| Add event|
|23 October 2017||17:00||Transnational conflicts- are they new types of armed conflicts? Do they require novel regulation or the existing international humanitarian law is sufficient?. Full details|| Add event|
|20 October 2017||12:00||Internal research seminar. Full details|| Add event|
|19 October 2017||18:00||Our panel of Law alumni have reached the top of their professions as in-house lawyers, but how did they get there? Were there any defining moments that guided them on their career paths and what indicators can be identified from their time at university that helped them make career decisions?
The careers discussion will explore all these questions as well as give you the opportunity to ask questions about the different specialism our panellists have gone in to. We have two Media specialists so if you are interested in hearing more about this area of law, come along to find out. We also have a finance lawyer.
Panel discussion 6pm - 7pm
Drinks and networking 7pm - 7:45pm. Full details|| Add event|
|19 October 2017||13:30||The barrister's profession can seem a little mysterious so this session is designed to clearly lay out the path to becoming a barrister from understanding Inns of Courts to applying for Pupillage. Full details|| Add event|
|16 October 2017||10:30||THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW SIGN UP. OUR CAREERS CONSULTANT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE ROOM AT THIS TIME FOR ONE TO ONE APPOINTMENTS. PLEASE EMAIL KATE FOSTER K.L.FOSTER@EXETER.AC.UK. Full details|| Add event|
|12 October 2017||12:30||In this workshop, you will learn about the step by step process to becoming a solicitor, from application to training contract, including when and how to apply. Full details|| Add event|
|11 October 2017||13:00||Presumed married?
Last week the newspapers reported the case of the billionaire property developer seeking to establish that he was never married to the woman he had held out as his wife for 14 years. Counsel for the wife argued that she was ‘entitled to rely on the presumption of marriage and the facts that the parties presented to the world for the totality of the period between 2002 and their separation.’ But how should the court deal with disputes as to whether a marriage ceremony complied with the requirements laid down by law, or even as to whether it took place at all?
The conventional answer is that there is a presumption in favour of the validity of a marriage: if there is evidence of a ceremony, it will be presumed that that ceremony was duly performed, while in the absence of direct evidence of any ceremony, the fact that a couple have lived together and been reputed to be married will raise a presumption that they have in fact gone through a valid ceremony of marriage at some point. Yet both the academic literature and judicial decisions display considerable confusion as to precisely what is being presumed, when, and why.
In order to chart a route through what has been described as ‘an impenetrable morass’ of case-law, it is necessary to examine the way in which these presumptions have evolved. In the case law of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries there was no single presumption in favour of marriage but rather a range of different approaches depending on the context of the case. Cohabitation and reputation might provide a defence to a suit for jactitation, confirmation of the marriage in a suit for restitution of conjugal rights, or a reason for caution in annulling a marriage. Evidence that long-deceased parties had lived together and been reputed to be married would be regarded as good evidence that there had been a ceremony for the purposes of establishing a right to administration of an estate, but would have to be weighed against any competing evidence. In the common law courts cohabitation and reputation would be accepted as sufficient evidence of a marriage for their purposes, without impinging on the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts to decide what was and was not valid.
In the early years of the nineteenth century these different strands became entwined as jurisdiction over the validity of marriages passed from the ecclesiastical courts to the common law courts and a more rigid doctrine of precedent emerged. The presumption began to be stated in more positive terms, and the House of Lords in Piers v Piers held that it could only be rebutted by clear and positive evidence. It began to be taken for granted that there was a rule that cohabitation and reputation gave rise to a presumption in favour of marriage, and in a number of cases courts seem to have attached more weight to the desirability of the marriage having taken place than to the plausibility of this explanation. During the twentieth century there was relatively little need to invoke the presumption, but it was rediscovered in CAO v Bath in order to confer recognition on a long-standing union where it was unclear whether the requisite formalities had been observed.
So the presumption has been used for a variety of different purposes at different times, but what should its role be in the very different conditions of the twenty-first century? Should it merely be an evidential starting point, to be rebutted by clear evidence that there was no marriage, or that the only ceremony did not constitute a legally binding ceremony? Or should it be deployed to prevent individuals disclaiming their marriage and the obligations that go with marital status?. Full details|| Add event|
|26 September 2017||17:00||Hosted by Exeter Law Staff-Student Community. Full details|| Add event|
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|22 March 2017||15:30||On behalf of the International Law Forum at Exeter Law School and Department of Politics, we are pleased to invite you to an expert panel on careers in International Justice and Human Rights, with drinks reception. Event open to students in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. Full details|| Add event|
|20 March 2017||16:30||The International Law Forum at Exeter Law School are pleased to invite you to a seminar on:
THE CHALLENGES IN APPLYING IHL IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIALS - A CASE STUDY OF THE DENIAL OF HUMANITARIAN ACCESS DURING ARMED CONFLICTS. Full details|| Add event|
|15 March 2017||16:30||We have the pleasure to host Professor Steve Peers (University of Essex) for the CELS annual Lasok Lecture. Prof. Peers is well-known for his comments on the current relation of the UK to the EU following the Brexit vote. His lecture is on the topic "Brexit and Human Rights", addressing such questions as:
What effect will Brexit have on the protection of human rights in the UK?
Will there be any change relating to equality law, workers' rights and data protection rights?
What might change regarding human rights and extradition?. Full details|| Add event|
|6 March 2017||14:00||We have the pleasure to host Prof. Rupprecht Podszun (University of Düsseldorf), holder of the Chair for Civil Law, German and European Competition Law at Düsseldorf, where he moved to last year from the University of Bayreuth, and an affiliated research fellow of Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. His research focus is on media and IT cases, as well as the interplay of intellectual property and competition law. Full details|| Add event|
|3 March 2017||11:30||Gordon Bennett is a human rights lawyer who works closely with Survival International. He recently published an article in the Guardian on the rights of tribal people to hunt. In this talk, Gordon will reflect on his work as a barrister and how his role interacts with other agencies involved in supporting the human rights of indigenous people.
This event is designed to give you a flavour of some of the roles and activities involved in working in human rights with indiginous communities.
Students from all disciplines are welcome to come and hear Gordon speak and discuss issues of tribal human rights. Full details|| Add event|
|1 March 2017||14:00||We are delighted to host two external speakers in the research seminar series of the Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law in the Law School. Jonathan Sacher, (Partner in Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP) will talk about the London (and International) Insurance and Reinsurance Market while Roman Khodykin, (Partner in Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Visiting Professor, Clare College Cambridge University) will be speaking on International Arbitration (UK and Russian perspectives). Full details|| Add event|
|13 - 17 February 2017||10:30||If you are in Politics, International Relations, Law, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Philosophy or Arabic & Islamic Studies, you will find the SSIS Careers Week events and drop-ins designed to help at all stages of your career planning. Full details|| Add event|
|8 February 2017||13:30||The University of Law offer the Graduate Diploma in Law at The University of Exeter.. Full details|| Add event|
|2 February 2017||17:30||The Exeter Brexit Lecture sees three law alumni, one based in Frankfurt and two based in London, returning to campus to give their perspective on the implications of Brexit for their industry.. Full details|| Add event|
|2 February 2017||6:30||Exeter alumni Alex Cisneros (LL.B., 2012) and Maya Chopra (LL.B. 2012) will be visiting campus to run a workshop on making pupillage applications. Alex is currently completing a Public law and human rights pupillage and Maya is a criminal barrister. The workshop will focus on advice on applying for pupillage, as well as the BPTC and mini-pupillage and will cover what to do/what not to do in terms of writing your application. The workshop will finish with a Q&A session and you will have the opportunity to ask Alex and Maya any general questions on the process of becoming a barrister and their own career aspirations in their chosen fields. Full details|| Add event|
|20 January 2017||14:00||An afternoon to experience and learn more about what Social Sciences and International Studies Postgraduate Research in Exeter can offer. Full details|| Add event|
|21 December 2016||8:30|| Full details|| Add event|
|7 December 2016||13:00||We have a pleasure of welcoming as our guest speaker dr Jaap Baaij, previously Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law, currently JSD candidate at Yale Law School. Full details|| Add event|
|5 December 2016||14:00||Prof. Hans-Petter Graver, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law and University of Durham, Institute of Advanced Studies. Full details|| Add event|
|5 December 2016||14:00||Prof. Hans-Petter Graver, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law and University of Durham, Institute of Advanced Studies. Full details|| Add event|
|30 November 2016||17:30||A seminar on the legal framework applicable to military activities in outer space by Wing Commander John Ward (RAF). Full details|| Add event|
|30 November 2016||14:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|17 November 2016||13:30||David Higgins, and Exeter Law alumnus, works in London for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
His workshop with contain:
Timelines for the various options available at Freshfields
Vacation scheme (for students in their penultimate year at university).
Workshops (for students who haven’t yet made up their mind about their career. Workshops last one or two days – they provide a great opportunity to get an inside view of Freshfields).
What the firm looks for in applicants.
Highlighting positive ways to ensure an application form get noticed.
Giving examples of common mistakes made on application forms.
David would very much like this to be an interactive session. He is very happy to answer any questions not just on Freshfields but also on other law firms and any other aspects of the legal profession. It would therefore be good if the students that attend come prepared with questions they would like to ask him.. Full details|| Add event|
|16 November 2016||15:30|| Full details|| Add event|
|16 November 2016||14:00||Air power has become integral to the warfighting capability of the British armed forces. According to the UK’s Air and Space Doctrine, air power not only harbours significant strategic potential in its own right, but acts as a ‘force multiplier by enabling and enhancing other military and non-military effects’.. Full details|| Add event|
|16 November 2016||12:30||Sophie and Ben are both Exeter alumni and both worked for the CPS prior to joining 9 Kings Bench Walk. The Chamber specialises in high level and general crime, offences of serious violence, child abuse, rape cases and fraud, immigration, particularly those cases linked with criminal charges, traffic and regulatory work.
As well as finding out about getting pupillage and tenancy, you can also find out about the Chamber’s mini-pupillage and internship opportunities.
About our speakers:
Sophie Quinton-Carter graduated in 2012 with an LLB (Maitrise) and attended Kaplan Law School to complete her BPTC. Prior to joining the CPS, Sophie worked for the Financial Ombudsman Service. She joined Chambers in January 2016. Sophie specializes in Crime and Regulatory work.
Ben Edwards graduated in 2006 with an LLB, and was called to the Bar in 2007. Ben specializes in Crime and Regulatory work. Ben is currently on a 6-month secondment to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. His previous work for the CPS involved working alongside Treasury Counsel and regularly meeting with the Attorney General and Solicitor General. Full details|| Add event|
|16 November 2016||11:00||Dr Catherine Caine - Centre for European Legal Studies Research Seminar. Full details|| Add event|
|15 November 2016||18:30||Join the new group for a night of negotiation followed by a meet and greet at the Ram.. Full details|| Add event|
|15 November 2016||17:00||The next meeting of the Consumer Law Society will explore the link between consumer & environment protection.. Full details|| Add event|
|14 November 2016||18:00||Delivered by Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand as part of the Hamlyn Lecture Series. Full details|| Add event|
|9 November 2016||13:30||This session will provide a basic introduction to the purpose of the Exeter Law Fair and offer some useful information and advice on making the most of the law fair and interacting with the law firms and other exhibitors attending. Please sign up to attend on My Career Zone. Full details|| Add event|
|8 November 2016||13:30||The National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) is a two-year graduate management development programme for individuals who want to make a difference. We train high-calibre managers who can influence and implement the huge change programme facing local government. Full details|| Add event|
|2 November 2016||13:30||In this session Exeter alumni / recruitment specialists from Herbert Smith Freehills with give you tips and guidance on applying to a commercial law firm.
In this session Exeter alumni / recruitment specialists from Herbert Smith Freehills with give you tips and guidance on applying to a commercial law firm; how to plan and prepare applications and balance prioritising with academic work, be resilient and adaptable when dealing with setbacks and give advice on how to present yourself in applications.
Please come prepared to discuss questions about your own applications. Full details|| Add event|
|28 October 2016||11:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|20 October 2016||12:30||Lara Moore works in Exeter for Ashfords. You can read more about Lara here
Ashfords is a regional law firm with offices in London and across the South West.
In this workshop, you will be given the chance to work on your own style of writing, gain an understanding of the do's and don'ts of application form writing, and have the opportunity to ask questions about what it's like working for a large regional law firm. Full details|| Add event|
|18 October 2016||17:30||Our panellists have all followed an alternative career with their law degree. Come along to hear how they have used their degree in their career path and any advice for getting into their sector. The talk will include a Q&A session. This is a great opportunity to start exploring your options.
The panel discussion will be followed by drinks and networking.
Please sign up for this event on My Career Zone. Full details|| Add event|
|17 October 2016||17:30||Building on their practical experience in the field, the speakers will share their impressions and knowledge of the current situation of refugees in Lesbos with the support of photographs taken during several visits to this detention camp. Full details|| Add event|
|13 October 2016||17:30||According to the UNICEF, more than one in five migrants arriving in Europe in 2015 were children. An important number of these children are currently stranded in Greece. During this presentation, Dr Kyriaki Patsianta will share her experiences and views with you about the current situation of these children in Greece, building on her work in the field. Full details|| Add event|
|12 October 2016||17:00||Come join us for a discussion of privacy issues and how best to regulate data protection. Full details|| Add event|
|12 October 2016||14:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|12 October 2016||13:30||In this sessions we will be looking at the range of exciting LLMs available worldwide, many of which have seen successful Exeter graduates get on to. We will look at how to get organised and tackle applications as well as the decision making process about what to do and where.
Please note: this is not about the LPC or BPTC but LLM programmes.
Please sign up on My Career Zone. Full details|| Add event|
|5 October 2016||13:30||We shall cover all the basic steps from joining an Inn of Court to applying for pupillage.
Please sign up for this event on My Career Zone. Full details|| Add event|
|29 September 2016||16:30||Travers Smith provides data protection advice to clients in a diverse range of sectors, covering retail, financial services, online start- ups, pension funds and insurance. This regularly involves giving advice in relation to data protection audit and policy work, online privacy policies, data collection and exploitation, information security breaches and international data transfers. Recent work includes advising:
Office in relation to a data security incident;
Shazam on obtaining and using geo-tracking data; and
A number of financial institutions and private equity houses on their international transfers of data.
Our speakers will provide insights in to this complex area of work and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about law and data.. Full details|| Add event|
|28 September 2016||13:30||We shall cover all the basic steps from application to training contract, including when and how to apply. Please sign up on My Career Zone. Full details|| Add event|
|26 September 2016||18:30||26 Sept 6.30pm Newman Blue LT.. Full details|| Add event|
|23 - 24 June 2016|| Full details|| Add event|
|21 - 23 June 2016||A conference convened by the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and the University of Exeter. Full details|| Add event|
|3 June 2016||14:30|| Full details|| Add event|
|28 April 2016||17:00||21st Century European Civil Justice; Looking for the view from the Hedgehogs. Full details|| Add event|
|12 April 2016||16:00||Come along to our open evening and meet us; partners, lawyers and trainees. We'll be holding talks and sharing as much information as possible about what it is like to train and become a lawyer at one of the fastest growing law firms in the UK. To sign up, please email your name and current course to firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details|| Add event|
|10 March 2016||18:00||This is an excellent insight opportunity for those intending to find out more about a firm's professional expectations from trainees and vacation scheme students. Full details|| Add event|
|9 March 2016||15:00||Exeter Law Research Seminar Speaker Dr Mark Hyland, University of Bangor. Full details|| Add event|
|9 March 2016||13:30||A session dedicated to preparing Exeter University students for the demands of an assessment centre whilst further enhancing their readiness for the workplace. Queens Building LT7.2. Full details|| Add event|
|2 March 2016||13:30||Speaker:- Charlotte Baker – BPTC Consultant, University of Law.
Objective:- Information for students interested in applying for the bar – specifically gaining pupillage.
Method:- The session utilises real pupillage application forms and interviews conducted between barristers and soon-to-be pupils to give students a realistic insight into the process (further details are contained in the information document attached).. Full details|| Add event|
|25 February 2016||18:15||A speaker event with Exeter Women in Business Society, Bracton Law Society, Exeter European Law Society and Women & Law Exeter. Full details|| Add event|
|25 February 2016||15:00||Professor Zhixiong Huang of the University of Wuhan (China) will deliver a paper at the research seminar in Peter Chalk 2.3, next Thursday 25 Feb, 3pm. Full details|| Add event|
|15 February 2016||17:30||Exeter Law School have an exciting opportunity for Law students to hear from the Head of Construction and Engineering at Burges Salmon, Marcus Harling (Exeter Alumus, 1982), who was involved with the construction of Exeter University’s ‘Forum’ building.. Full details|| Add event|
|3 February 2016||15:00||Law School Research Seminar. Speaker Miss Christina Walton. Full details|| Add event|
|3 February 2016||12:30||Paul Kaye, London Office of the European Commission will be giving a talk on EU careers. He will provide information on where an EU career can lead, why it will be a fulfilling career choice, what involves and who they are looking to employ. He will also provide a very clear outline of the application process and the selection procedure, leading you straight into your career at the EU!. Full details|| Add event|
|29 January 2016||12:00||Lord Neuberger has requested an informal visit to the Law School primarily so that he may meet our students, he will be giving a short talk and will be hosting a Q & A session with students. Full details|| Add event|
|2 December 2015||15:00||Exeter Law School Research Seminar: Done without doing- reconciling corporate responsibility theory and practice, Speaker Dr Luke Price. Full details|| Add event|
|26 November 2015||17:00||Are you interested in becoming a solicitor? Do you want to find out what it is like training with and working for one of the largest firms in the South West? Join trainees and the graduate recruitment team at the Exeter office of Stephens Scown. Full details|| Add event|
|25 November 2015||15:00||The School of Law of the University of Exeter organises research seminar series. The seminars are open to staff, researchers, postgraduate students and the university’s stakeholders. The aims of the seminar series are to stimulate intellectual discussion, provoke thoughts, engage in the debate of current issues, and disseminate research findings. Exeter Law School research seminar series is convened by Dr Joseph Lee, Senior Lecturer in Law. If you are interested in attending any of the seminars, please contact Dr Joseph Lee at email@example.com. Full details|| Add event|
|18 November 2015||12:30||Alex was called to the Bar in 2007 and specialises in the law of international organisations (e.g., the UN, the World Bank and the IMF). He studied at Exeter University (2002-2005) on the double-diplôme (LLB European (French)) and spent a year in Rennes (2005-2006) for his Master 1. Alex will talk through the first steps to becoming a barrister and discuss his own career specialism in Public International law. Full details|| Add event|
|12 November 2015||17:30||Hear from a wide range of women who have made it to the top of their profession and gain an insight into the challenges they faced along the way but also the value of choosing such a career path.
Networking drinks will follow this event from 7pm. Full details|| Add event|
|9 November 2015||13:30||Our talk is aimed at students who want to understand more about commercial awareness and who are curious about embarking on a legal career in-house. This unique presentation offers an ideal opportunity for students to find out what it’s like to train as an in-house trainee solicitor.
You’ll hear from some of our current trainees who will discuss:
•their experiences as an in-house trainee and their honest opinions on why they chose to pursue a career in-house
•the latest recruitment hot topic: “commercial awareness”, including what it is and how you can start to demonstrate you have it. The talk includes a few case studies to bring the topic to life
•the BT Legal Training Contract, including how to apply and some handy tips to make your application stand out
The presenters will be welcoming any questions you may have following the presentation.. Full details|| Add event|
|4 November 2015||15:00||The School of Law of the University of Exeter organises research seminar series. The seminars are open to staff, researchers, postgraduate students and the university’s stakeholders. The aims of the seminar series are to stimulate intellectual discussion, provoke thoughts, engage in the debate of current issues, and disseminate research findings. Exeter Law School research seminar series is convened by Dr Joseph Lee, Senior Lecturer in Law. If you are interested in attending any of the seminars, please contact Dr Joseph Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details|| Add event|
|2 November 2015||16:00||An International Law Career with interactive workshop. Andrew Stott (Law Alumnus) will give students an insight into tackling 21st century legal problems involving data, or as he calls it “Chasing the Unicorn – creating the next billion dollar start-up: a case study of the legal and commercial issues involved in launching a disruptor app” Andrew will also discuss how he developed an international law career working in the US and Asia.
Andrew Stott, University of Exeter LLB., 2000, Dip. Legal Practice,2002.
Andrew has been with Olswang since 2002 and advises companies, financial institutions and individuals on international public and private M&A, investment deals and strategic joint ventures. Andrew has particular experience in working on multi-jurisdiction transactions across Europe, North America and Asia and spent part of his career based in New York. Full details|| Add event|
|28 October 2015||13:00||Hear from a panel of trainee solicitors working in a range of teams from Education to Property Litigation and gain an insight from those recently new in the industry. This is the chance to reflect on your first few weeks at University and ask any career related questions you want answering!. Full details|| Add event|
|21 October 2015||15:00||Academic Research Seminar, Speaker Dr Nathan Tamblyn, Exeter Law School. Full details|| Add event|
|1 October 2015||13:30||Ask me anything about M&A and working for a commercial law firm! Interested in these areas of law but want to find out more? Here's your opportunity to grill two individuals from Travers Smith about what the work is like and involves. Full details|| Add event|
|4 - 5 June 2015||Complementing the current Leverhulme funded project ‘Law and Arms: the Medieval English Court of Chivalry’, this symposium aims to bring together scholars and those from beyond the academic community interested in broadening this under-researched field. Full details|| Add event|
|29 April 2015||17:00||This year’s Lasok lecture will be given by Professor Norbert Reich and is entitled "EU Citizenship - Progressive Concept or Regressive Failure?”. Full details|| Add event|
|25 March 2015||11:00||He has recently completed his DPhil in Oxford, on the topic of 'International Law and the Procedural Regulation of Internment in Non-International Armed Conflict'.
He was previously a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Public International Law for the Law Faculty in Oxford and a Stipendiary Lecturer and Director of Studies in Law at Merton College, for which he taught the undergraduate course in trusts law. Other previous positions include British Research Council Fellow at the John W Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington DC, Convenor of the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group, and Treasurer & Member of the Executive Committee of Oxford Pro Bono Publico. Lawrence's research interests cut across a number of topics within public international law, and his recent work has focused on international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law. He is especially interested in the relationship of these different areas to general international law. He is currently finalising a monograph entitled Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict to be published in 2015 by Oxford University Press.. Full details|| Add event|
|5 March 2015||16:00||This talk forms part of an on-going seminar series entitled 'Axis of Protection: Human Rights in International Law'. This series is jointly convened by the Universities of Exeter, Oxford and Reading. It provides an opportunity for scholars to engage in discussion of contemporary and challenging issues concerning the protection of human rights in international law, with emphasis on human rights law, international humanitarian law and international refugee law. At each meeting, a paper is presented for 30-40 minutes, followed by a formal response and discussion. Meetings alternate each term between the three host institutions. Seminars are open to staff and students of the participating universities. Recent speakers include Professor Malcolm Evans (Bristol), Emanuela Gillard (ELAC, Oxford), Dr Jure Vidmar (Oxford), Professor Susan Breau (Reading) and Professor Michael Schmitt (Exeter and US Naval War College). The convenors of the series are Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne and Ruvi Ziegler (Reading), Kubo Mačák (Exeter) and Janina Dill (Oxford). Full details|| Add event|
|2 March 2015||15:00||Exeter Research Seminar Speaker Prof Amandine Garde, University of Liverpool. Full details|| Add event|
|2 March 2015||13:00||Understanding how commercial lawyers operate is one of the qualities that will “set you apart” from other candidates when writing law firm applications and at interview. If you would like to gain greater insight in to how to answer a typical application form “killer” question: “What attracts you to a career in commercial law and why do you feel your skills suit this career?”* Or “What key skills do you believe are necessary to become a successful commercial solicitor?”*, then this is the session for you. By gaining first-hand experience of looking at and working on a typical commercial legal problem, you will be able to identify the skills required to pursue a successful career in commercial law.
The session will be led by Henry Maples, Associate Solicitor at the commercial law firm Murrell Associates. You will be presented with background materials in advance of the workshop and during the workshop have time to analyse the issues and discuss solutions.
Please register for the event on My Career Zone. Advance registration is required in order for us to supply you with the materials by email in advance.
Both law and non-law students are welcome to join in the session which will be both informative and fun – only a passion for commercial law is required, no previous knowledge!
*real questions from real application forms.. Full details|| Add event|
|23 February 2015||13:00||Hear from representatives from the Government Legal Services (GLS), a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) pupil barrister and a researcher for the Ministry of Justice about pursuing a law-related career in the Government. From 2.30 - 3.30pm there is a networking cream tea. Full details|| Add event|
|18 February 2015||14:00||There's More to Law features alumni who studied law but chose to pursue careers outside the legal sector. It will demonstrate how the skills from a law degree can be transferred in to other sectors. Full details|| Add event|
|23 January 2015||13:00||Jess will be joined by two of their newest recruits, Helen Morton and Stuart Cribb.
The session will open with a talk covering the life of a junior commercial barrister and the applications process both for Essex Court Chambers. A moot will be demonstrated, based on a contractual problem. We will of course be happy to answer any questions, either formally or informally during the course of the session. Full details|| Add event|
|3 December 2014||16:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|26 November 2014||16:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|13 November 2014||13:00||This unique presentation offers an ideal opportunity for students to find out what it’s like to train as an in-house trainee solicitor.
You’ll hear from some of our current trainees who will discuss:
•their experiences as an in-house trainee and their honest opinions on why they chose to pursue a career in-house
•the latest recruitment hot topic: “commercial awareness”, including what it is and how you can start to demonstrate you have it. The talk includes a few case studies to bring the topic to life
•the BT Legal Training Contract, including how to apply and some handy tips to make your application stand out
The presenters will be welcoming any questions you may have following the presentation.
Sign up on My Career Zone http://ex.ac.uk/Ah. Full details|| Add event|
|12 November 2014||16:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|29 October 2014||11:00||Find out about why our panellists choose a regional firm, about the work they do, how the found the application process and much more.
Kieran Van Bussel - Kieran is a trainee, and joined Michelmores in September 2013. Kieran graduated from the University of the West of England with a 1st class degree in Criminology and Psychology, before taking his GDL.
Holly Dobbins - Holly worked in retail management before returning to university to study a condensed two-year LLB at Cardiff, achieving her second first class degree in 2011.
She is now an active member of Michelmores' Energy & Renewables team.
Lola Becker - Lola is a solicitor in the Clinical Negligence team. Lola acts for clients on a number of varied claims as well as assisting Clinical Negligence partner Bernadette McGhie on particularly complex, high value claims.. Full details|| Add event|
|22 October 2014||16:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|15 October 2014||16:15||This panel will explore the decision-making processes that are essential in building a career in the legal profession. How and when do you decide what to do? What sorts of opportunities present themselves along the way? If you are thinking about a career in Law and want to find out more about the different paths, come along to this event, meet and network with our distinguished panel at a drinks reception which will follow the discussion.Alumni guests:Emma Price (Politics 2004) - Barrister, Temple Garden Chambers. Claire Tollefson (Law 2006) Family Solicitor, Cripps Harries Hall, Carl Steele, Partner and Registered trademark attorney, Ashfords, Nathan Willmott, Partner and Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution Group. This event will be followed by drinks and networking. Full details|| Add event|
|15 October 2014||15:30|| Full details|| Add event|
|6 October 2014||13:00||Writing an application for a law firm can be a stressful procedure which takes time and effort. Caroline Lindner, the Trainee Recruitment Manager at Norton Rose Fulbright, is leading this session which will help you with your initial preparation, and to understand what to expect before you start writing your applications.Sign up on My Career Zone for this event to count towards the Exeter Award. http://ex.ac.uk/7d. Full details|| Add event|
|1 October 2014||16:00|| Full details|| Add event|
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|10 March 2014||17:30||Simon is a Criminal Law barrister. He will talk about what life is like at the Criminal bar. The discussion will also centre on what it takes to become a barrister, looking at what qualities and attributes are in demand for the barristers of the future. Simon will answer your questions on the practical issues which may be on applying to Inns of Courts or about planning for achieving Pupillage.This will be an informal session and we encourage you to bring along questions and discussion points. Full details|| Add event|
|15 November 2013||12:00||This is one of our most requested events. If you are making applications now for training contracts and vacation schemes, and need to know more about the interview process, come along. In this session we will cover: What is the function of an interview? What are interviewers looking for? What are the dos and don'ts in an interview situation? How can you prepare for an interview - why a mock interview is a good practice activity? How the Careers Service can help / what else you can do?. Full details|| Add event|
|8 November 2013||14:00||In celebration of 90 years of first class legal education at the University of Exeter, this event will feature an afternoon of activities showcasing the breadth of research, education and student engagement activities in the Law School, followed by a guest lecture delivered by Supreme Court Justice, Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony. Full details|| Add event|
|6 November 2013||12:30||Your pathways to qualification are likely to increase, following on from the LETR (Legal Education Training Review). If you are considering doing the LPC upon graduation but want to know about how you might qualify as a solicitor authorised to practise in England and Wales then do attend this session.Our speaker is Maggie Hemsworth who is an Associate Professor at Plymouth University, the LPC Programme Manager/Director of the LPC with 20 years experience in delivery of the LPC. Maggie was formally a litigation solicitor and has worked in London and in the South West. She also acts as an SRA- appointed external examiner and so has an extensive knowledge of the LPC. Full details|| Add event|
|24 October 2013||13:00||If you are interested in a career in law and want the opportunity to practice your skills and enhance your employability, attend this Commercial Awareness workshop, which will be delivered by Kerry James, Head of The College of Law in Bristol. This stimulating workshop focuses on a lawyers role within a business deal to give you an understanding of what commercial awareness means how law firms manage clients and what's important to clients! Its interactive and fun and it will help you to answer those difficult questions on application forms for training contracts. Full details|| Add event|
|16 October 2013||12:00||Whether the Government is creating new legislation, procuring goods and services, employing people or defending its decisions in court, it needs significant levels of legal advice. To carry out this work, the Government needs its own lawyers who understand its business. The GLS comprises 2000 lawyers working in the legal teams of 30 Departments of State and other Government organizations. GLS lawyers advise Ministers and officials on their powers and responsibilities litigate on their behalf and ensure that official decisions comply with the law.Its a terrific responsibility.As a legal trainee in the GLS, its a responsibility you could share.Steven Richards (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) will provide an insight into the work of the GLS, its lawyers and the recruitment process for its legal trainee scheme. Steven is an alumnus of the University of Exeter and joined the GLS as a legal trainee. Since qualifying as a solicitor, Steven has worked in a number of legal roles within BIS and currently advises on legal matters relating to higher and vocational education.. Full details|| Add event|
|10 - 11 May 2013||On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May the SSIS Annual Postgraduate Research Conference will be held. The event will bring PGR students from across the college together to discuss their current research. Full details|| Add event|
|9 May 2013||13:30||The Annual College of Social Sciences and International Studies Research Methods Festival has been designed to complement the PGR research seminar training sessions which take place across the academic year. The event aims to introduce delegates to a range of contemporary research projects and methodological issues and to allow students further exploration and discussion of research related issues. Our keynote speaker for the event will be Professor Gaby Weiner, who will be speaking about her recently published text: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Lives. The event will end with a mock viva, which will enable students an insight into this process of examination. A drinks reception will also be held after this session. Full details|| Add event|
|15 April 2013||11:00||This seminar will be of particular interest to students studying human rights, general public international law, forced displacement and international development. Jason Tucker is a noted scholar in the field of statelessness and international development. Full details|| Add event|
|27 March 2013||11:00||This seminar has been put together at a timely juncture to interrogate the changing landscapes of property and law within legislation, within buildings, within history, within configurations of space and time, and to highlight the importance of questioning the shaky scaffolding of property rights as a whole.. Full details|| Add event|
|20 March 2013||18:30||This year our barristers evening is being hosted by Lincolns Inn. The evening will comprise of a short talk by the Deputy Under Treasurer on the role of the Inns of Court, and some brief speeches from barristers about their own experiences and career paths.There will be wine and nibbles for networking with some local barristers from Lincolns Inn. This event is open to anyone interested in a career at the Bar. Full details|| Add event|
|15 March 2013||14:15||The professional networking group of Exeter alumni (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/law/business-alumni/alumni/llmexeterclub/) will be holding their annual conference in Exeter and taking part in a panel discussion which will offer you insight into their current careers, their journeys since graduating from Exeter and a chance to gain valuable career tips from those in the know. The discussion is followed by a networking opportunity. Full details|| Add event|
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|12 March 2013||The second annual Wainwright Walk will take place on 12th March 2013, starting at the University of Exeter campus.. Full details|| Add event|
|11 March 2013||This presentation will describe the process that led to the preparation of the "Tallinn Manual" by 20 distinguished international law scholars and practitioners between 2009 and 2013. The project was sponsored by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, based in Tallinn, Estonia. Professor Schmitt, who served as Project Director, will also discuss those issues that caused the International Group of Experts particular problems with respect to applying the law of armed conflict to cyber operations. Full details|| Add event|
|19 February 2013||15:15||A lecture about the law of privacy given by Hector L MacQueen, Professor of Private Law, Edinburgh Law School. Full details|| Add event|
|18 February 2013||19:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|9 February 2013||Colleagues from the University of Exeter will be attending the EU Studies Fair next month in Brussels. Full details|| Add event|
|30 January 2013||14:00||John Evans, London Office of the European Commission will be giving a talk on EU careers. He will provide information on where an EU career can lead, why it will be a fulfilling career choice, what it involves and who they are looking to employ. He will also provide a very clear outline of the application process and the selection procedure, leading you straight into your career at the EU!. Full details|| Add event|
|13 December 2012||12:00||This is a free event, however it is strictly invite only and limited to University of Exeter Law graduates of the last 10 years. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Full details|| Add event|
|29 November 2012||18:00||In November the Law School will welcome the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP to deliver the Bracton Law Lecture. Full details|| Add event|
|21 November 2012||13:00||We show how social sciences students can demonstrate business acumen to employers. Business awareness applies to a variety of careers- even teachers need commercial awareness! This session will provide the tools to enable you to discuss your understanding of business more confidently at interview. This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies. Full details|| Add event|
|15 November 2012||12:00||Anup Vithlani, Graduate Recruitment Manager for Trowers and Hamlins will run through his "do's" and "don'ts" with application form writing.Trowers and Hamlins is an international law firm with offices in the UK, Middle East and South East Asia. See http://www.trowers.com/careers/students/ for information about their graduate recruitment schemes.Trowers and Hamlins are keen to meet Exeter students at this event to discuss recruitment to the firm. Following on from this talk, Anup will be available for around 45 minutes in the Institute of Arab and Islamic studies to discuss their graduate training schemes. You may be interested to know that the training contracts available in their Manchester and Exeter offices both involve working in the Middle East. Full details|| Add event|
|13 November 2012||18:15||The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP will deliver the second of the 2012 Hamlyn Lecture series on the Human Rights Act and Europe. Full details|| Add event|
|31 October 2012||13:00||Julies presentation covers everything a budding lawyer needs to know about how to talk about commercial awareness at interview with confidence. This is the third year Julie has delivered this presentation exclusively for us and she is one of our most popular speakers.. Full details|| Add event|
|24 October 2012||12:00||Careers consultant Tom McAndrew will talk through how you can find out what your strengths and weaknesses are, what skills and attributes you possess and how you can match them to potential careers. This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies.. Full details|| Add event|
|16 October 2012||13:00||Careers consultant Tom McAndrew will run through some of the ways you can research careers, find out what may suit you. This talk is aimed at penultimate and final year social sciences students - especially if you have no idea what you want to do! Materials will also be available. This event is part of a series of talks delivered by the Careers team in the College of Social Sciences and International studies.. Full details|| Add event|
|12 October 2012||12:00||A presentation on working with private clients in law. Full details|| Add event|
|10 October 2012||15:00||Professor Richard Bellamy is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the European Institute, University College London; Visiting Fellow, University of Exeter. Full details|| Add event|
|25 May 2012||17:00||Professor Allan Rosas, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union will give the 2012 Lasok Lecture. Full details|| Add event|
|2 March 2012||15:00|| Full details|| Add event|
|7 February 2012||17:00||The evening will begin with a short presentation by each panel member of what influenced his or her personal decision as to the career path to follow and what he or she perceives as the relative advantages of the selected career. There will then be an interactive discussion between panel members (moderated by Steve Edge) and an opportunity for members of the audience to pose questions and participate in the discussion. Full details|| Add event|
|19 January 2012||17:30||A lecture by Professor Graham Greenleaf, University of New South Wales, Australia. With free food and wine reception afterwards. Full details|| Add event|