Professor John Coggon Contributes to Debate on the ‘Nanny State’ at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics 14 October 2019 On Saturday 12th October, Professor John Coggon, a member of the Centre for Health, Law, and Society at the University of Bristol Law School, went to the Scottish Parliament to attend the Festival of Politics 2019, where he served as a panellist in a session exploring the question ‘Nanny State or Saving Scottish Lives?'
- Professor John Coggon Contributes to Debate on the ‘Nanny State’ at the Scottish Parliament’s Festival of Politics 14 October 2019 On Saturday 12th October, Professor John Coggon, a member of the Centre for Health, Law, and Society at the University of Bristol Law School, went to the Scottish Parliament to attend the Festival of Politics 2019, where he served as a panellist in a session exploring the question ‘Nanny State or Saving Scottish Lives?'
- Celebrating Black History Month 11 October 2019 The University of Bristol continues to mark Black History Month with various events while reinforcing the universities’ commitment to diversity.
- Update ‘nearest relative’ criteria under Mental Health Act to increase patient choice 10 October 2019 The system in place under the Mental Health Act that places decision-making powers in the hands of the nearest relatives for people who are sectioned needs to be extended to others to improve patient choice, according to new research.
- The Fallout: Supreme Court Ruling surrounding Brexit 2 October 2019 Following the Supreme Court Ruling that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful on September 24th, heated debate quickly followed on Twitter and the media involving Law School Academics. To date our Brexperts have been quoted in 82 articles, reaching a total of 472,119,500 people.
- Work experience with a difference: Bristol students tackle legal tech challenges in innovative scheme with Osborne Clarke 2 October 2019 Law firm Osborne Clarke and the University of Bristol have teamed up to offer an innovative new yearly work experience scheme in a bid to help form the tech partnerships of the future.
- Dr Stephen Michael Cretney, 1936-2019 1 October 2019 Stephen Cretney, former Dean of the Faculty of Law, passed away on 30 August at the age of 83. Professor Malcolm Evans offers a remembrance.
- Judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover acquired by the University of Bristol 30 September 2019 The Law School is delighted that the physical copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence which was used by the judge in the landmark obscenity trial of 1960 has been acquired by the University and will be held in its Special Collections as part of the Penguin Archive.
- Dr. Katie Bales celebrates University of Sanctuary award 30 September 2019 University of Bristol has achieved a 'University of Sanctuary' award in recognition of scholarships to refugee and asylum seekers. The initiative, led by the City of Sanctuary charity, celebrates the efforts of the University's students and staff to welcome forced migrants into their communities and promote a culture of inclusion.
- Q & A with Teaching Assistant Kathryn Allinson 25 September 2019 In this Q & A for new staff we caught up with Kathryn Allinson who joins the Law School as a Teaching Associate. Kathryn completed her PhD at Queen Mary University in London as well as teaching undergraduate public law. Previously she had worked with charities such as Reprieve on Guantanamo Bay cases and WaterAid as Strategic Planning Manager.
- If I were starting over: Advice from our Law School Alumni 24 September 2019 As part of ‘Welcome Week’ we focus on previous Q and A’s with alumni and their advice for those students starting out at the Law School. So how would recent graduates approach their first year if they had the chance to go back in time? Here are seven handpicked pieces of sage advice from those students now starting their careers in Law.