Dr Foluke Adebisi and law students at TISCA 2019: Plenary talk, workshop and student award 25 April 2019 Earlier this month, the Law School’s Dr Foluke Adebisi and five Law students attended The International Students Conference for Africa (TISCA) at the University of Lancaster, where Foluke gave a plenary talk and a workshop, and where final-year law student Julio Mkok received an award for outstanding achievements in the academic year 2018-2019.
- Dr Foluke Adebisi and law students at TISCA 2019: Plenary talk, workshop and student award 25 April 2019 Earlier this month, the Law School’s Dr Foluke Adebisi and five Law students attended The International Students Conference for Africa (TISCA) at the University of Lancaster, where Foluke gave a plenary talk and a workshop, and where final-year law student Julio Mkok received an award for outstanding achievements in the academic year 2018-2019.
- Centre for Law at Work hosts Gig Economy Workshop 24 April 2019 On 5 April 2019, the University of Bristol Centre for Law at Work hosted an exploratory workshop 'Employment Status in the Gig Economy: Courts and Legislation' examining issues surrounding the gig economy and its impact on the regulation of working life. In this event report, Centre co-directors Professors Alan Bogg and Tonia Novitz share the workshop’s themes and outcomes, including future research collaboration with leading commentators, activists and practitioners in this rapidly changing field of study.
- Law Clinic event raises money for CLIC Sargent 11 April 2019 On 28 March the University of Bristol Law Clinic Student Committee hosted a charity pub quiz and raffle to raise money for CLIC Sargent. In attendance were students from a variety of degree programmes, two trainees from Osborne Clarke, and many Law Clinic members. In this event report, Susie Burley, the Law Clinic's Outreach Manager, writes about the partnership between the Law Clinic and CLIC Sargent and gives an account of the evening's success.
- Law students receive prestigious Middle Temple Access to the Bar Award 11 April 2019 Each year the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple offers up to 23 Access to the Bar Awards, providing eligible students with one week’s work experience in a set of barristers’ chambers and one week’s marshalling alongside a judge. After a tough selection process, two of our law students were successful in attaining these awards to help better prepare them for a career at the bar.
- World Health Day 2019: Spotlight on the CHLS 8 April 2019 As we look back on World Health Day, marked every 7 April to raise awareness for global healthcare issues, we celebrate our Centre for Health, Law, and Society (CHLS), with reflections from our experts in the field of health law, a recent special issue legal journal edited by the Co-Directors of the CHLS, and the Centre’s ground-breaking LLM.
- An excellent finale to a triumphant season of mooting in the Herbert Smith Freehills UBLC Mooting Competition 4 April 2019 On 22 March 2019, the Herbert Smith Freehills University of Bristol Law Club (UBLC) Mooting finals competition was held at the Supreme Court in London and our Lady Hale Moot Court in Bristol. This was an opportunity for the best mooters from all year groups to compete against one another, after a year of intense and competitive rounds.
- Another successful year for the Hunt Cup Debating competition 29 March 2019 The annual Hunt Cup Debating competition, run through the University of Bristol Law Club and founded by Lord Hunt, welcomed students from across the faculty to hone their debating skills, tackling topics ranging from slum tourism, to veganism, to endorsing the music of artists involved in sexual assault.
- "I’d like to be on the forefront of decriminalising sex work": Interview with MSc student, India Todd 29 March 2019 This month we are celebrating our MSc in Social Legal Studies as a great course for students wanting to take their first step towards a research career. In this interview, MSc student India Todd discusses why she chose Bristol and how the support of her peers and supervisors has encouraged her to pursue a PhD and make change happen in the sex industry.
- Law Clinic model could influence establishment of Pro Bono legal services in Myanmar universities 28 March 2019 In March the Law School’s Law Clinic welcomed a delegation of lawyers from Myanmar to discuss how legal clinics at universities can support vulnerable communities access justice.
- Law School students compete in world’s largest debating competition 25 March 2019 Law School students, Timothy Lo and Sebastian Curtis were selected to compete in the annual World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC), held at the end of 2018. The WUDC is the world’s largest debating tournament, and is said to be one of the largest annual international student events in the world.