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Dr Joseph Lee speaks at the Tsing-Hua University Law School in Beijing

Dr Lee participated in the International Commercial Law Conference held at the Tsing-Hua University Law School.

Mooting success: Jean-Pictet Competition 2016

Mooting success: Jean-Pictet Competition 2016

Professor Mike Schmitt speaks at Harvard Law School

Professor Mike Schmitt spoke on cyber operations and international law at Harvard University Law School on 23 November. 

Event encourages female lawyers of the future

A group of leading women in law have made up the panel designed to encourage women to enter the legal profession.

Mr Justice Baker QC visits University of Exeter Law School

Exeter Family Law students enjoyed the privilege of a guest lecture from Mr Justice Baker, the Family Division Liaison Judge for the Western Circuit. 

The Age of Dignity: Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Europe by Catherine Dupré

The Age of Dignity: Human Rights and Constitutionalism in Europe by Catherine Dupré 

Exeter Law Academic Staff Awarded Grant by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Dr Griffin (lead PI) , in conjunction with Dr Osuji (PI), have been successful in obtaining an £83,303 grant from the AHRC. The research project was awarded to them acting as members of BILETA (the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association).

Festival of Social Science: A fascinating insight into social science and its influence on our lives

Exeter academics will be demonstrating how our research is investigating the key issues in modern day life at a series of events.

Dr Stephen Skinner Presents at German-Southeast Asain CPG Annual Conference

Dr Stephen Skinner Presents at the Annual Conference of the German-Southeast Asian CPG in Bangkok

Obituary: Professor Norbert Reich

9 September 1937 – 17 October 2015

Exeter PHD Students awarded Library of Congress fellowship

Two University of Exeter postgraduates have won the opportunity to enhance their research at the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, USA.

Michelmores' awards 2015 Land Law prize

South West law firm Michelmores LLP has awarded Kelly Newman, a third-year student at Exeter University with its 2015 Land Law prize - for achieving the best results in her year.  Kelly scored an impressive 78/100 for the module. 

Mooting season officially open; mooting teams for 2015/16 announced

Mooting season officially open; mooting teams for 2015/16 announced

Strategy and Security Institute hosts high-level workshop on legal aspects of 'Hybrid Warfare'

The event, convened in collaboration with the NATO Office of Legal Affairs and the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, brought together senior legal advisors and experts from across the UK and NATO for a two-day seminar, held in Exeter.

Dr Joseph Lee Meets with representatives of ICSA to explore the changing role of Company Secretaries

Dr Joseph Lee Meets with representatives of ICSA to explore the changing role of Company Secretaries.

Dr Stephen Skinner Convenes a Workshop Examining Anti-Democratic Ideology and Criminal Law under Fascist Regimes

The workshop entitled 'Anti-Democratic Ideology and Criminal Law under Fascist, National-Socialist and Authoritarian Regimes' was held at the Centre for European Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London on 10th-11th September 2015.

 

Dr Charlotte Bishop presents paper at the European Domestic Violence Conference

The conference took place at Queen’s University, Belfast and ran from 6th – 9th September 2015. Academics, practitioners, policy makers and researchers from across Europe and further afield came together to share the latest research findings and practice developments in relation to domestic violence and abuse.

Academics visit the Metropolitan Police Service Training Centre

Dr Stephen Skinner and Dr Kate Harrington visited the Metropolitan Police Service Training Centre near London.

Luke Price Publishes Articles in Jurisprudence and Legal Studies

High-profile catastrophes, such as shipwrecks, train and plane crashes, highlight the need for effective corporate liability.

Law student’s project aims to empower children in care

A first year University of Exeter Law student has founded a project focused on improving the prospects of children in care.

Dr Ana Beduschi recently presented her research to the NGO Save the Children in Geneva

Her research aims to reassess the protection of unaccompanied migrant children in international human rights law against deterrence strategies underlying contemporary migration policies in Europe and in the Americas. 

Dr Bishop publishes co-authored article in the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly

The article is entitled: 'Is the Creation of a Discrete Offence of Coercive Control Necessary to Combat Domestic Violence?’

Professor Stebbings appointed to the Council of the Selden Society

Chantal Stebbings, Professor of Law and Legal History, has been appointed to the Council of the Selden Society. 

Professor Schmitt recipient of multiple appointments

Professor Michael Schmitt has recently been appointed to multiple boards in the field of international law.

Dr Beduschi publishes article in the European Journal of Migration and Law

The article is entitled: 'An Empty Shell? The Protection of Social Rights of Third-Country Workers in the EU after the Single Permit Directive'

Top International Law Experts Meet To Discuss Tallinn Manual 2.0

Mike Schmitt met with other experts in Estonia to discuss the applicability of international law to the cyber arena. 

Dr Osuji presents at 15th Conference of the International Association of Consumer Law

Dr Onyeka Osuji presented a paper on ‘Consumer Online Reviews – New Battleground or Opportunity for Consumer Protection?’ 

'Equality Act 2010: 5 Years On' - Best Poster Award received by Exeter PhD Student

Congratulations to Hayley Dornan for winning the award at the one day conference which was held in Chester on 22nd June. 

Dr Lee discusses global corporate governance with DG Justice

On 8 July, Dr Joseph Lee, senior lecturer in law at Exeter, visited DG Justice of the European Commission in Brussels.

New Intellectual Property Lawyers & Scule Conference

From the shape of guitars, fashion brands, parody, dance, disability and re-mixing to museum collections, digitisation, data-mining and folklore, this interdisciplinary conference addressed the many varied and complex relationship between Intellectual Property (IP), cultural heritage (CH) and intangible cultural heritage (ICH).

Exeter students win best skeleton argument award at Commercial and Maritime Law Moot

This success builds upon Exeter’s strong reputation in national mooting and reflects the academic strength of the Maritime Law programme offered at Exeter Law School.

Lecture to mark the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta

The Law School at the University of Exeter, Devon and Somerset Law Society and Exeter City Council recently marked the 800th Anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215, with a series of events in the week leading up to the anniversary on 15th June.

Exeter University Magna Carta Moot Final

The grand final of the Magna Carta Moot was held in Exeter’s Guildhall on the evening of Thursday 11 June 2015 as part of the many events that have been happening around Exeter to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

Success for SSIS students at Students’ Guild Awards

Students from the College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS) scooped three prestigious awards and many more were nominated at the Students’ Guild Awards this June.

Bracton Law Society Touch Rugby Match: Students vs Staff

Congratulations to the BLS for winning 2-0 against the Law School Staff in a touch rugby match on 1st June. 

Law Peer Tutor of the Year

Congratulations to Ellie Wonnacott and Aleks Drabek, who were recently awarded joint Law Peer Tutor of the Year for 2014-15.

Magna Carta experienced through Exeter's medieval law trail

In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta a sponsored 10km walk around Exeter’s legal sites on 3 June at 5pm, is being organised by the South West Legal Support Trust with assistance from the University of Exeter’s School of Law and the Devon and Somerset Law Society. 

Case study: Funding my masters....and beyond!

LLM student Emma Cross shares her experiences of funding her academic studies. 

Launch of Exeter Student Law Review

The Exeter Student Law Review is a new journal founded by final year LL.B. with European Study undergraduate students, Thomas Dwyer and James Perryman.

38th Lasok Lecture on EU law

The Centre of European Legal Studies had the pleasure of welcoming Prof Norbert Reich (Emeritus Professor of German and EU Private and Economic Law, Bremen) to deliver the 38th Lasok Lecture on 29 April 2015. 

Mike Schmitt Update on Progress of the Tallinn 2.0 Project

On 15 April, Mike Schmitt led discussion at a meeting in The Hague of legal advisers from 35 countries regarding the progress of the "Tallinn 2.0” project.  

The University of Law and the University of Exeter launch groundbreaking collaboration

Students planning a career in law will be able to complete both the academic stage of their training and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Exeter thanks to an innovative collaboration with The University of Law (ULaw).

Bracton Law Society End of Year Gala

The first of its kind, the gala was held to celebrate the achievements of the Society's members, to announce the committee election results and to reflect upon the successes and highlights of the year. 

Grand Final of the UKLSA 2014/15 Mooting Competition

On Tuesday the 31st of March, Kevin Ho and Spencer Lee represented the university at the Grand Final of the UKLSA 2014/15 Mooting Competition. 

Workshop on Policing and Human Rights

Dr Stephen Skinner recently convened a workshop at Doughty Street Chambers in London entitled ‘Lethal Force, Policing and the ECHR: McCann and Others v UK at Twenty’. 

Visit to The Judges Academy of the Judicial Yuan, Taiwan

Dr Joseph Lee, senior lecturer, recently visited the Judges Academy of the Judicial Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan, with the aim of promoting European-Asian collaborative projects.

 

Insurance presentations in New Zealand and Australia

Professor Rob Merkin QC has recently returned from two weeks abroad. 

Devon Chambers Moot Competition Grand Final 2015

The Grand Final of the Devon Chambers Internal Mooting Competition was held on 2 March 2015 at the Supreme Court, judged by Lord Toulson. 

Jessup International Law Moot 2015 – Exeter Team Reach the Quarter-Finals!

The University of Exeter team recently succeeded in reaching the quarter-finals of the national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot. 

Dr Gilles Guiheux visits Exeter

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

Devon Chambers Semi-Finals

On Friday 13th February, the Mistresses of the Moot, Emily Au and Gemma Edey, hosted the semi-finals of the Devon Chambers Internal Moot Competition. 

Hasan Yilmaztekin, PhD student and SCuLE member has been awarded a Researcher-Led Initiative award.

The collaborative nature of what Hasan proposed was particularly praised by the judging panel.

Building and Certifying Online Legal Research Skills

First Year Law Students have been busy getting certified on online legal research resources, as part of their Legal Foundations module.

Commercial Law Presentation in Singapore

Law staff members recently gave a presentation at the Singapore Management University School of Law.

Congratulations to Jennifer Mike on funding award

Jennifer has recently been awarded the Santander Postgraduate Award. 

Online courts could increase access to justice and reduce costs by 2017

The future of civil law courts is likely to be online according to a new report. The study suggests that it will increase access to justice and streamline the court processes in England and Wales. 

Professor Mike Schmitt addresses Ambassadors of NATO countries

9 February 2015
Professor Schmitt spoke on the subject of international law governing cyber operations

Head of School visits Thailand

Professor James Devenney, Head of School recently returned from a business trip to Thailand. 

Professor Chantal Stebbings has been appointed the next Editor of the Journal of Legal History

This follows a number of years on the journal’s Editorial Committee, which has a distinctly International composition.

Law School conducts course in Estonia on the law of cyber operations

28 January 2015
In January, the Law School conducted an advanced course on the law of cyber operations, in collaboration with the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) in Tallinn, Estonia.

New International Law Forum website launches

The University of Exeter International Law Forum has recently launched its new webpages, with information about upcoming events, our members and research projects.

Law professor appointed as Honorary QC by Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of six new Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa, exclusively bestowed upon lawyers who have made a major contribution to the law of England and Wales outside practice in the courts. 

Our research has been rated as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

85% of our research is classified as world-leading or internationally excellent*.

Professor Schmitt speaks at Columbia University

22 January 2015
Professor Schmitt of the Law School and Strategy and Security Institute, recently spoke on the relationship between humanitarian law and asymmetrical conflict.

Hostile takeover research wins ethical Hutton Prize

A University of Exeter Law postgraduate student has been awarded the Hutton Prize for Excellence, which encourages the next generation of young professionals to put ethical conduct at the forefront of business, government and the professions.

Mike Sanderson appointed position with the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law.

The Law School is delighted to announce that Mike Sanderson has been appointed as the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law.  

LLM International Business Policy and Human Rights class visit Geneva

The LLM International Business Policy and Human Rights Law class 2014-2015 travelled to Geneva, Switzerland for 3 days in December to observe the proceedings of 3rd Annual forum on Business and Human Rights at the Palais des Nations.

Professor Chantal Stebbings announced as the next Chair of the Hamlyn Trust

The School of Law is delighted to announce that Professor Chantal Stebbings has been elected as the next Chair of the Hamlyn Trust.

SSIS research rated internationally excellent in latest national assessment

SSIS research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

James Gould presents paper at the University of Oxford

James gave the presentation at Oxford University on Thursday 6th November 2014. This took place within the Oxford Law Faculty at the Jurisprudence Discussion Group (JDG). The title of the paper: ‘Equality Act 2010: Law, Reason and Morality in the Jurisprudence of Robert P. George’ focussed upon the fruits of his own PhD research, particularly using the legal theorist Professor Robert P. George as a dialogue partner to critically analyse a basic good approach to the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and related case law.

The Jurisprudence Discussion Group was created by Professor Timothy Endicott in 1997 and provides a lively forum for discussing and debating original work in legal theory.

Stephen Skinner of the Centre for European Legal Studies has convened two research events in 2015

The Centre for European Legal Studies supported two major research events in 2015, both held in London.

 

A Memorable Encounter in Geneva

The LLM International Human Rights Law class 2014-2015 travelled to Geneva, Switzerland for a week in November to observe the proceedings of UN Treaty Bodies and see international human rights law in action.

Mike Schmitt discusses The International Law of State Responses to Cyber Attacks

On 19 November, Professor Michael Schmitt spoke at the New York University Law School on The International Law of State Responses to Cyber Attacks

Law Alumni Networking Event in London

On Tuesday 11th November 2014, the Law School held an alumni networking event, very kindly hosted by two of our alumni; Robert Lee (LLB Law 1986) and David Pudge (LLB Law 1986), at the Clifford Chance offices in Canary Wharf, London.

An update from Mike Sanderson in Africa

As part of on-going research into citizenship law and the prevention of statelessness in the horn of African, Mike Sanderson recently gave a lecture in Hargeisa, capital of Somaliland.

Dr Addo meets with UN Secretary General

Michael Addo and other members of the Coordinating Committee of the Human Rights Council Special Procedures met with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon.

The International Criminal Court: Early Proposals and Modern Reality

Exactly fifty years ago, a young lecturer in law at the University of Exeter published an ambitious and prescient article entitled The Case for an International Court of Criminal Justice and the Formulation of International Criminal Law. 

Professor Barlow gives keynote speech to the Dispute Resolution Conference at the East Midlands Conference Centre

Professor Anne Barlow, who leads the Mapping Paths to Family Justice Project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council gave the speech on 17th October. 

Dr Addo presents to the 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly

Dr Addo's report focused on national action plans for the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Professor Schmitt visits Estonian Defence Force Headquarters

Professor Michael Schmitt recently met with CAPT Igor Schvede, former Chief of the Estonian Navy and currently Chief of Staff of the Defense Forces.  

Baroness Hale of Richmond Addresses Leverhulme International Network Final Conference in London

The Final Conference of the Leverhulme International Network on New Families; New Governance project led by the Law School Professors Anne Barlow and Liz Trinder was held at Trafalgar Hall, at the University of Notre Dame’s premises in London on the 5 and 6 September 2014 to debate and evaluate the Network’s academic conclusions with a wider audience.

Dr Lee gives keynote speech at KPMG Conference

Dr Joseph Lee recently gave a keynote speech at the KPMG Company Secretary Conference at the National Taiwan University.

 

UN expert group welcomes US plan on responsible business and calls for an inclusive process

Mike Addo, who heads the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights comments on these plans. 

Professor Schmitt receives position in new Harvard Law School program

Professor Mike Schmitt has been appointed the first Fellow at the Harvard Law School’s newly established Program in International Law and Armed Conflict. 

Annika Jones participates in workshop at University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC)

Last week, Dr Annika Jones participated in an expert workshop on cooperation with the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the University of Nottingham. 

Dr Bowyer and Dr Travis attend Critical Legal Conference

Taking place from 4th-6th September, the conference was held at the University of Sussex. 

Case Study: Where could a Law degree from Exeter take you?

Having accepted a training contract with White and Case LLP, recent graduate Natalie Lucas shares her experiences of studying Law at Exeter. 

Law School welcomes prominent international visitors this summer

We have had a number of visitors in the Law School during July. 

Exeter psychologist gives expert evidence on head injury and re-offending link

A University of Exeter psychologist will today give evidence to the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament calling for recognition of the connection between head injury and re-offending.

Environmental law academic wins major international award

The Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia’s highest honour widely regarded as the region’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, has been awarded to a visiting professor at the University of Exeter.

Jenny McEwan attends discussion on Post-corroboration Safeguards Review

Jenny recently attended the discussion headed by Lord Bonnomy at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.

Exeter Graduate awarded Lord Denning Scholarship for BPTC

Congratulations to Exeter LLM graduate, Sophie Howard, who has recently been awarded a Lord Denning Scholarship for entry onto a BPTC starting in September.

PhD student wins Golding Essay Prize

Congratulations to Hasan Kadir Yilmaztekin who won the Golding Essay Prize run by the Competition Law Association.

Alumnus becomes new Attorney General

Law graduate Jeremy Wright MP has been appointed Attorney General in the UK Government’s Cabinet re-shuffle.

Yankee Operational Law Conference 2014

Professor Schmitt recently opened the annual Yankee Operational Law Conference at the United States Naval War College.

Professor Williams speaks at CRASSH event ‘Writing Itself’

Professor Williams speaks at the Cambridge University interdisciplinary CRASSH event ‘Writing Itself’

Mapping legal crossroads of Empire summer exhibition

The Commonwealth Games is not the only one attracting a global audience, with the opening of an exhibition highlighting what was formerly the highest court of appeal for most colonies of the British Empire.

Simon celebrates his success

Graduate Simon Amos, who is blind, shares success with his tutor, College, AccessAbility, alumnus David Merkel and guide dog Ronan. 

Exeter students win Commercial and Maritime Law National Moot Competition 2014

On 23rd June third-year LLB and PhD students, Richard Mahal and Feng Wang, won the National Final of the inaugural Commercial and Maritime Law Moot Competition 2014.

Dr Jones & Dr Sari deliver short course in International Criminal Law to armed forces personnel

The course formed part of the Strategy and Security Institute’s Tri-Service University Short Course Programme. 

Dr Michael Addo addresses the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

As chairperson of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Mr Michael Addo presented its main report and five addendum reports to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. 

Fourth International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture

Dr Karen McAuliffe recently gave one of the keynote speeches at the Fourth International Conference on Law, Translation and Culture, which took place in Shanghai, China. 

 

Exeter and Kent academics present Mapping Paths to Family Justice research findings

Professor Anne Barlow and Dr Janet Smithson recently presented their findings to a conference at the British Library.

Dr Jones participates in international workshop at Edge Hill University

On 13th June, Dr Annika Jones participated in an international workshop on “The Cross-Fertilization Rhetoric in Question: Use and Abuse of the European Court’s Jurisprudence by International Criminal Tribunals” at Edge Hill University (Omskirk, UK).

‘Totalitarianism, Law and the Idea of Europe’

Dr Skinner has recently returned from Finland where he presented a paper at a conference at the University of Helsinki. 

Professor Schmitt presents at CyCon 2014

Professor Michael Schmitt recently gave two presentations at the annual CyCon Conference.

Dr Harrington presents at Language and Law Conference in Italy

Dr Kate Harrington gave a presentation on domestic violence at the 3rd International Conference on Language and Law in Social Practice recently. 

Devon Chambers Moot Competition Grand Final 2014

The final of the Devon Chambers moot competition, the internal competition at the University of Exeter, took place on Wednesday 4 June 2014.

Dr Prince speaks at Civil Mediation Council Conference

Dr Sue Prince recently discussed mandatory mediation at the Civil Mediation Council Conference in Leeds. 

Dr Beduschi presents paper at CARFMS conference

Earlier this month, Dr Ana Beduschi presented a research paper at an international conference in Canada. 

Scholars from Exeter, Oxford, and Reading discuss the future of warfare and law

On 1 May Exeter Law School held the third meeting of the 'Axis of Protection: Human Rights in International Law' Seminar Series, featuring a talk by Professor Michael Schmitt on the topic ‘Future War and the Evolution of International Humanitarian Law’.

5th Edition of Merkin and Flannery's Annotated Arbitration Act 1996 published

Last month Informa published the 5th Edition of Merkin and Flannery's Annotated Arbitration Act 1996. 

Professor Schmitt delivers keynote address at NATO conference

24 April 2014
On 3rd April Professor Mike Schmitt delivered a keynote address at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation’s (ACT) TIDE Sprint Conference. 

Melanie Williams gives 37th Annual Horace E. Read Memorial Lecture

4 April 2014
Professor Melanie Williams recently gave a lecture at the 37th Annual Horace E Read Memorial Lecture.

Villanova University's International Law Society's 29th Annual Dinner

4 April 2014
Professor Michael Schmitt, SSI Associate and Professor of Law, was the keynote speaker at Villanova University's International Law Society's 29th Annual Dinner.  He spoke on 'Future War and the Evolution of International Humanitarian Law'.

Interleges Award 2014 - winner from Exeter Law School

21 March 2014
Mathilde Pavis, a PhD Law student, has won the 2014 Interleges Award. 

University launches Q Step programme

The University of Exeter is launching a pivotal new programme designed to improve quantitative social science training. 

Jessup International Law Moot 2014 – Exeter team wins the Spirit of the Jessup Award

11 March 2014
The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the largest and most prestigious public international law moot, with teams from over 550 law schools in more than 80 countries competing.

United Nations Human Rights Working Group

19 February 2014
This week, the United Nations Human Rights Working Group will hold its 7th session in Geneva. Running from the 17th-21st of February, these sessions look at the issue of human rights and transnational corportations and other business enterprises.

Law student's letter published in national newspaper

21 January 2014
Sophie Webb, a 3rd year student on the LLB with International Study programme, had her letter published in the Daily Mail recently.

Ethical prize for African Corporate Social Responsibility research

This year’s Hutton Prize for Excellence has been awarded to Omotoniola Adeeyo, who graduated from her undergraduate degree in Law in 2013.

Leverhulme International Network Announces Third Workshop in Notre Dame, USA

14 January 2014
The third workshop of the Leverhulme International Network on New Families; New Governance will be held at the University of Notre Dame, USA, on the 27th and 28th March 2014, to discuss the theme Meanings and understandings of family solidarity and family regulation.

A summer in Shanghai: Law Student Jia Hao Kwek experiences both work and study in China's commercial centre.

Law Student Jia Hao Kwek experiences both work and study in China’s commercial centre. Here is his account of his time spent in Shanghai.

Anti-Democratic Ideology and Criminal Law under Fascist, National Socialist and Authoritarian Regimes, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London, 10-11 September 2015

The Centre for European Legal Studies supported this research event in 2015, held in London.

 

Lethal Force, Policing and the ECHR: McCann and Others v UK at Twenty, Doughty Street Chambers, London, 25 March 2015

The Centre for European Legal Studies supported this research event in 2015, held in London.