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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.

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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.  

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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).

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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".

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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

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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". 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Rules for space warfare to be drawn up

An international coalition of lawyers is to draft the first ever legal manual of space warfare.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Catherine Dupre co-convened an international conference on Icelandic constitutional reform.

In a unique historical process Iceland is undertaking a reform of its constitution.

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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”. 

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr 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 29th June Dr 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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

 

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr Gilles Guiheux visits Exeter

This week Dr Gilles Guiheux is visiting the Exeter Law School from the University of Rennes 1.

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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.

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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.

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Targeting: The Challenges of Modern Warfare

Professor Mike Schmitt has published the edited volume “Targeting: The Challenges of Modern Warfare” (Asser/Springer 2016).

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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.

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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.

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Local Press Attention for Shackleton Relationships Project

Professor Anne Barlow talked about the aims of the project on BBC Spotlight and Radio Devon. 

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