Report published by the Exeter Centre for International Law on the future of the international legal system.
The influence of the "Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law of Cyber Operations" continues to spread globally.
University of Exeter students have been chosen to work as part of the team building Britain’s newest nuclear power plant.
On Thursday 3rd May, academics from the University of Exeter and Tsinghua University hosted a joint seminar on the subject of takeover law.
The University of Exeter enters into a new Articulation Agreement with Brickfields Asia Collge in Malaysia
The University of Exeter has entered into a new Articulation Agreement with Brickfields Asia College in Malaysia.
19 students from 13 state schools and colleges from across the South West region graduated from the Pathways to Law programme.
Professor Schmitt has been on the road speaking on the hot topics in international law.
Book on Mapping Paths to Family Justice announced as winner of prestigious Hart-SLSA 2018 Book Prize
Anne Barlow and colleagues' book Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving Family Disputes in Neoliberal Times (Palgrave, 2017) was announced as the winner at the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference at the University of Bristol.
Discussing data as the new oil of society and its impact on consumer protection.
Space and military law experts from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces to take the lead on understanding how our Earth-bound laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in outer space.
The University of Exeter Law School has renewed its partnership with Technische Universität Dresden, a long-standing international connection.
The Law School is delighted to offer an annual prize for the exceptional final year LLB student at Exeter Law School. The prize, introduced in 2017, is offered by the leading international law firm, Ashurst.
Teenagers more likely to plead guilty to crimes they didn’t commit because they are less able to make mature decisions
Teenagers are more likely to plead guilty to crimes they did not commit because they are less able to make mature decisions, new research shows.
Dr Radek Stech was invited to give a plenary talk at the 7th Annual World Pensions Forum (WPiF)
Professor Mike Schmitt of the Law School hit the road to discuss cyber law policy with key decision makers and the private sector.
Quo vadis, civis Europeus?
Former President of the Supreme Court and University of Exeter student seek to inspire next generation of lawyers
The former President of the Supreme Court and University of Exeter graduate have teamed up to help inspire the next generation to work towards their dream career.
Noel Trew, a doctoral student at the Strategy and Security Institute and Exeter Law School, has recently joined the International Law Department at the British Red Cross’s head office in London. Noel’s research was supervised jointly by Dr Aurel Sari from the Law School and Dr Catarina Thomson from the Politics Department.
Two final year LLB students from the Law School, George Ikonomou and Peter Lung, won a Canadian-themed negotiation competition, hosted by Dentons, the large international law firm, at their London Offices.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Exeter launch an innovative Engineering and Law programme
The programme will enable students who embark on Engineering or Computer Science undergraduate degrees at HKUST to finish the degree at Exeter, before spending a fifth year at Exeter’s Law School, completing either an LLM (Master of Laws) or a Juris Doctor (JD).
Dr Ana Beduschi and Dr Kubo Mačák spent four months as visiting researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.
Dr Rolland contributes to Forum highlighting the international importance of dual legal qualification degree programmes
The Forum des Etudes Supérieures was held at the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in London and prestigious French, English, American, Canadian, Swiss, Italian research-led institutions and Universities were represented
Research led by Helena Wray contributed to Home Affairs Committee recommendations that immigration policy should be more sensitive to the rights of families and children.
Research found that around 15,000 children, most of them British citizens, were separated from a parent by the very high income threshold for sponsoring a spouse or partner to come to the UK.
The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) is the largest student-led legal association in the world with over 52,000 members, spread across 44 National ELSA Groups with over 360 Local ELSA Groups.
Experts at University of Exeter hope to expand a pioneering programme designed to help empower people to speak up about sexual and domestic violence.
Anne Barlow and colleagues' book Mapping Paths to Family Justice: Resolving Family Disputes in Neoliberal Times (Palgrave, 2017) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Socio-Legal Studies Association Book Prize 2018.
The first authoritative restatement of the international law applicable to peace operations has been published.
Joasia Luzak contributes to an international project on collective redress mechanisms in environmental and consumer mass harm situations
Enforcing small claims on a mass scale in the Visegrad Group countries.
Exeter Law Professor on speaking tour in Jerusalem and Washington
Visit to the Rennes 1 Law Faculty: 14th November 2017 – 17th November 2017
Universities can play a key role in tackling stereotypical and prejudicial views around the causes of gender-based violence, a new study has suggested.
Dr Charlotte Bishop spoke on domestic violence at Queen’s University, Belfast as part of the UN’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Dr Bishop’s paper explained why it is vital for law and policy in this area to take into account the role of gendered expectations in both sustaining and normalising domestic violence and abuse.
We are delighted to invite applications for John Usher Memorial Fund, which will grant two scholarships to two exceptional students on the LLB with European Study programme.
A University of Exeter professor has received a medal from the President of Estonia for his work on cyber security.
Andrea Wallace, Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, presented her research on the impact that a claim to copyright in reproductions has on meaningful access to and reuse of the public domain.
As part of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Festival of Social Science (FOSS), Lecturer in Politics, Dr Sarah Cooper hosted an event for engaged local sixth formers and delivered her current research on constructing consent in the courtroom
The Working Group looks at ways to resolve the complex legal position of 'international couples' within the EU when relationships break down or one partner dies.
Professor Chantal Stebbings' latest book 'Tax, Medicines and the Law' is published by Cambridge University Press
Tax and Quacks – how nineteenth-century governments tried to tax quack medicines
University of Exeter law students are helping vulnerable people who are missing out on legal services by providing free information and advice clinics in Devon.
Dr Beduschi spoke at the American Society of International Law Midyear Research Forum in St Louis, USA on 28 October 2017
Dr Ana Beduschi presented her research on the implications of new technologies based on big data analysis for State obligations under international human rights law in the context of international migration.
Two law academics visited to discuss the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill in a mutual exchange of ideas regarding insurance, liability, testing and security.
Professor Chantal Stebbings speaks to HMRC about the impact of tax on the nineteenth century landscape
The talk was part of their Prestigious Speakers Programme.
Divorce law in England and Wales increases conflict and suffering for separating couples and their children
Divorce law in England and Wales is incentivising people to exaggerate claims of ‘behaviour’ or adultery to get a quicker divorce, according to University of Exeter research.
Where and how can one get married in England and Wales, and why is the law here more restrictive than in other jurisdictions?
European nations and their allies must increase their capacity to deal with the legal challenges presented by hybrid warfare.
On 20-22 September 2017, the Exeter Centre for International Law supported the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War, together with the University of Melbourne, in hosting a conference in the beautiful city of Bruges in Belgium.
On 2 October the Human Rights and Democracy Forum was officially launched with an inaugural guest lecture, held at the University of Exeter.
Dr Kubo Mačák spoke at an international conference with the theme “Cyber Security: New Challenges” in Bratislava
A two-day discussion about ways of recording, evaluating and comparing information about deaths following police uses of force around the world.
Dr Dodsworth presented his paper 'A comparative assessment of penalty clauses – a conflict of values?' at the 108th SLS conference in Dublin.
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.
Over the last two years, the law school has developed a flourishing pro bono programme with the creation of the Legal Assistance Programme (LAP).
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".
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
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.
Dr Joseph Lee of Exeter Law School and Dr Naikuang Huang, Senior Executive Vice President held a seminar investigating the concept of distributed ledger technology and its implication for critical financial market infrastructure (FMI).
PhD student and member of the International Law Forum, presented her research at the Refugee Law Initiative 2nd Annual Conference
Rama Sahtout, a PhD researcher in the Law School has presented her research on ‘temporary refuge in the practice of ‘most affected states’’ at the Senate House, University of London.
Devon cohabiting couples can help experts uncover the secret of finding life-long love by taking part in a University of Exeter research project.
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.
An event of the Academic Committee of the Civil Mediation Council. We would welcome papers on any aspect and discussion of the role of mediation in the civil court process.
Director of the CELS, Joasia Luzak, organised an international symposium "Transparency: where art thou in consumer protection?" on June 27.
The topic of the symposium directly related to the Open Research Area-funded project that Professor Luzak is conducting "The ABC of Online Disclosure Duties: Towards a More Uniform Assessment of the Transparency of Consumer Information in Europe".
Exeter Law School’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.
Final call for applications.
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.
Dr Agnieszka Jachec-Neale engaged in teaching on the Advanced Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy course organised by PHAP.
An international coalition of lawyers is to draft the first ever legal manual of space warfare.
Professor Schmitt co-directed a course on the international law of cyber operations for government officials from Central and South America in Santiago, Chile.
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.
29 students from 13 schools and colleges from across the South West region graduated from the Pathways to Law programme.
Dr Jachec-Neale presents at the Second Israel Defence Forces Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict
Dr Agnieszka Jachec-Neale is presenting her research on the targeting of State and political party leaders and infrastructure related to leadership during armed conflict at the second International Israel Defence Forces Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict.
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.
We are delighted to introduce a new annual prize for the exceptional final year LLB student at Exeter Law School. The prize is offered by the leading international law firm, Ashurst.
Outdated divorce law is causing needlessly painful and destructive breakups and exacerbating conflict between couples, a major new study has found.
Dr Beduschi presented her research findings at the Refugee Studies Centre 2017 Conference at the University of Oxford
Dr Ana Beduschi presented her research on the legal implications of the use of the concept of vulnerability by human rights courts for the protection of migrant children's rights.
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.
James Gould, a PhD researcher in the School of Law, was invited to an intensive seminar series, organised by the editors of the American Journal of Jurisprudence.
Eminent judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss shared fascinating insights into her long legal career and current work debating Brexit in the House of Lords during a visit to the University of Exeter.
Dr Beduschi presents her research on vulnerability of migrant children at the Senate House in London
Dr Ana Beduschi (Law) and Professor Huw Williams (Neuropsychology) led a roundtable of experts on vulnerability, adversity and trauma of migrant children and young refugees at the Senate House in London on the 9th March 2017.
Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations was launched by Exeter Law School Professor Mike Schmitt during a global tour in February.
First meeting of MILAMOS project on international law and military uses of outer space held in Adelaide
Two Exeter academics were among the international group of experts at the workshop between 19 and 23 February 2017.
Professor Luzak presents at the Conference on Research in Private and Market Law - Challenges for the 21st Century
City University of Hong Kong organises an international conference to accompany the meeting of editors of two prominent journals on European private law.
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.
The Law School are delighted that Professor Cynthia Bowman from Cornell Law School has joined us as a Visiting Professor until May 2017
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.
A University of Exeter expert has been honoured by the Estonian Government for his pioneering work in international law.
Prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Shackleton is funding new University of Exeter research which could help uncover the secret of finding life-long love.
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.
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).
On Friday 16 December 2016, an Irish doctor was cleared of killing her profoundly disabled daughter. Dr McCann gives his views on the case.
At the event in December 2016, the team successfully demonstrated their 3DP licensing system, for which there was widespread support
Dr Joseph Lee recently presented a specialist report on intra-corporate dispute arbitration at the ICC Forum held in Brussels.
Professor Robert Merkin QC and Maggie Hemsworth are the winners of the 2016 British Insurance Law Association Book Prize.
We are now recruiting couples to take part in interviews to find out what drives their relationship to thrive and endure.
The Law School has thriving culture of prizes and scholarships which involves collaboration with and taking inspiration from influential global Partners.
Exeter academics discuss Article 50 and Brexit in an event organised by the Exeter Student Law Review
Tsinghua Law School and Exeter Law School will host a series of research seminars on takeovers in 2017 and 2018
Dr Aurel Sari reports on his participation in a command post exercise with the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce the start of a new research project funded by Exeter alumna, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO.
Dr Radek Stech, founder of the Sustainable Finance, the Law and Stakeholders (SFLS) project, was invited to a World Bank and civil society session on future implementation of the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework (ESF).
Dr Lee convened an international seminar on Stock Exchange Interconnections funded by the British Academy
Deutsche Börse, Taiwan Stock Exchange, British Office Taipei, Tsar & Tsai Law Firm, China Development Financial Holdings, and Pinsent Masons LLP participated in the seminar.
Dr Joseph Lee convened the international conference with participants from the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Taiwan, and Japan.
In a unique historical process Iceland is undertaking a reform of its constitution.
Exeter Law School hosted an expert roundtable with the theme “The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law”.
Is there anything the legislator could do to make consumers start paying more attention to standard terms and conditions of contracts?
Dr Onyeka Osuji has written a piece for The Conversation on Theresa May's proposed criminal finance bill
The bill seeks to make companies and directors criminally responsible for failing to prevent money laundering, false accounting and fraud by employees.
Dr Charlotte Bishop presents proposals for reform to the criminal law on complainant-witnesses in domestic violence proceedings
Dr Bishop presented at the Criminal Law Reform Now Conference as part of a series of events coinciding with the Law Commission consultation on their 13th Programme of law reform.
Expert roundtable on international humanitarian law to be hosted at Exeter Law School on 22-23 September 2016
Exeter Law School will host an expert roundtable in collaboration with the University of Reading to explore the impact of the law of armed conflict on general international law
This workshop addressed the challenges of establishing a technological licensing framework for 3D printed content
University of Exeter Law School hosted the 17th annual International Maritime Law Arbitration Moot in July 2016.
Exeter Law School is delighted to announce that Professor Michael N. Schmitt has joined the School on a full-time basis.
The symposium brings together the most senior military attorneys from around the world to consider issues at the cutting-edge of law and conflict and to share their concerns and perspectives.
Professor Schmitt attended the Transatlantic International Law and Armed Conflict Workshop at Oxford University
The workshops bring together a small, select group of senior scholars and practitioners from North America and Europe to exchange views on challenging topics in the field of international humanitarian law.
On 26 - 27 May Dr Stephen Skinner was invited to participate in an international conference at the University of Teramo, Italy, on criminal legal history, criminal law and criminology.
Dr Lee convened a meeting to discuss innovation and inclusiveness in stock exchange interconnections at the Borsa Italiana in Milan.
The merger of the UK London Stock Exchange and Italy’s Borsa Italiana represents one of the best case studies on stock exchange interconnections.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Joseph Lee held Impact Cultivation seminars funded by the Economics and Social Research Council UK (ESRC) at the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).
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.
Charles Beaty, a second year Law student and Jia Hao Kwek, a final year Law student, represented University of Exeter at the 3rd Moot Competition in Commercial/Maritime Law.
Associate Professor Joasia Luzak contributes to 'Guidelines for enforcement of consumer rights: strategies and recommendations'.
This was published by The European Consumer Organisation and developed in the frame of the Consumer Justice Enforcement Forum II (CoJEF II) project
The aim was to encourage the development of negotiation skills through simulated exercises focusing on Canadian human rights and ethics.
Dr Joseph Lee from the Exeter Law School held a seminar on stock exchange interconnections at the British Academy on 6 June.
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.
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.
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
More aspiring lawyers from non-privileged homes in the South West will benefit from a pioneering initiative designed to widen access to the legal profession.
Dr Joseph Lee of Exeter University and the European Issuers are conducting a survey of companies’ views on the current market environment.
A University of Exeter programme designed to encourage aspiration is helping to ensure more students in state schools and colleges apply to higher education.
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.
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'.
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.
The Common Law Society Summer School will be held on 10-24 July 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
University of Exeter experts will work to develop a solution to the growing problem of piracy caused by the increasing use of 3D printers.
Professor 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.
This week Dr Gilles Guiheux is visiting the Exeter Law School from the University of Rennes 1.
The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court, has visited the University of Exeter to meet staff and students.
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.
Professor Mike Schmitt has published the edited volume “Targeting: The Challenges of Modern Warfare” (Asser/Springer 2016).
It is essential that the UK and allied nations gain a better understanding of the legal challenges posed by new methods of warfare.
Dr Lee convened a meeting to discuss innovation and inclusiveness in stock exchange interconnections at the Borsa Italiana in Milan.
The merger of the UK London Stock Exchange and Italy’s Borsa Italiana represents one of the best case studies on stock exchange interconnections.
Professor Anne Barlow talked about the aims of the project on BBC Spotlight and Radio Devon.
At the recent Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (September 2017), Christine Bicknell delivered a presentation in which she mapped the complexity of prison oversight in Europe.
On 27 January 2017 Dr Jess Duggan-Larkin presented a paper on human rights and the international action of states at a University of Sussex conference on Challenging Human Rights Disenchantment.
The South, West and Wales AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW AHRC DTP) offers up to 60 doctoral studentships for entry in September 2018, including in the field of law.
The Human Rights and Democracy Forum hosted prominent Icelandic constitutional law expert, Ágúst Thór Árnason, University of Akureyri, for a three day visit in November.
Student run project, Women & Law Exeter welcomes progressive working culture demonstrated by visiting firm Herbert Smith Freehills.
Students heard about the Women Trainee Lawyers' Network and were able to raise questions to the panel.
Congratulations to John Pearce and to Yiu Yu Butt, who have both completed their PhDs under the supervision of Professor Chantal Stebbings and successfully passed their vivas.
Catherine Dupré reflects on the loss of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as a result of Brexit and its consequences for human rights protection in the UK.