Potions and Prosecution29 July 2016Dr. Gwen Seabourne, Reader in Legal History at the University of Bristol Law School, was interviewed on ITV Wales last night in a programme on the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny
Graduate Q&A: Best Student Volunteer in the Law Clinic
26 July 2016Law Student Alice Ratcliffe graduated with a 2.1 in Law this July. She was also chosen to be the first recipient of the Best Student Volunteer in the Law Clinic award. We met up with her to discuss how she felt receiving the award, why she’s going to continue volunteering with the Clinic over the summer, and what advice she would offer students wanting to get involved.
Brexit, public funds and big business29 June 2016In his latest blog, Dr Albert-Sanchez Graells, looks at how Brexit may have negative effects for the control of public expenditure, particularly regarding subsidies to large companies
The law and politics of withdrawal from the EU28 June 2016On Thursday June 23, the people had their say. Over 17 million Britons voted to leave the EU. In his latest blog, Dr. Phil Syrpis looks at the mechanism of withdrawal, and the terms of any withdrawal agreement and future trade agreement with the EU. He particularly focuses on Article 50 and asks whether there is any way back once it is triggered.
Ellie Butler: child welfare v parents’ rights27 June 2016In all the commentary on the tragic death of Ellie Butler, there has been very little discussion of the decision made to return Ellie to her parents. In her latest blog, Prof Judith Masson highlights how this was a truly exceptional decision, and questions the decision to revoke Ellie's Special Guardianship Order (SGO) with her grandparents.
Why I volunteered for the Law Clinic23 June 2016Before coming to Bristol, Emily Kelvey received a First Class in Politics and International Relations from Loughborough University. She has just finished the first year of the MA in Law here at Bristol. In this interview Emily talks about why she choose Bristol, her role in the Law Clinic, the satisfaction of giving back to the local community, and how the experience has increased her employment prospects. She also has some advice on time management for students wanting to apply for next year!
Student recognised for contribution to equality and diversity23 June 2016The Law School wishes to congratulate undergraduate Chloe Maughan for being shortlisted for a Student Union (SU) award for Equality and Diversity. The nomination is in recognition of her voluntary work promoting equality and diversity through accessible, exciting and engaging campaigns or events.
Brexit: A climactic decision?22 June 2016With the Referendum imminent a blog from Reader in Sustainability and Law, Chris Wilmore, questions why the environment has singularly failed to make itself an issue in the BREXIT debate.
UK Trade after Brexit: Is the WTO a suitable alternative?21 June 2016As a regional integration lawyer, Dr Clair Gammage believes the arguments put forward by both camps in the Brexit debate overlook the complexity of international trade. In her latest blog, Dr Gammage discusses how the power base has shifted from the traditional “sovereign State” toward international institutions and regional organisations - and questions if the WTO provides a viable alternative to EU membership.
Legal implications of Brexit on UK Defence Procurement20 June 2016Defence procurement may not be at the top of the Brexit agenda but it has courted some controversy in the press. In this blog Dr. Luke Butler asks; what are the implications of Brexit for the legal regulation of defence procurement?
Brexit and Collective Labour Rights16 June 2016There has been considerable concern expressed regarding the employment rights that British workers would lose by virtue of Brexit. In her latest blog, Professor Tonia Novitz outlines why it is not so straightforward in respect of collective labour rights.
Brexit Series: Workers' Rights15 June 2016As part of our Brexit Series, Michael Ford QC, Professor of Law at the School, debates the potential consequences of Brexit on UK employment rights.
Focus on Brexit13 June 2016Throughout the EU referendum, Law School academics have been helping shape the debate, providing opinion on the diverse legal implications of Brexit.
Brexit Series: Brexit and Nature Conservation12 June 2016In her latest blog Dr. Margherita Pieraccini, Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol Law School, has penned her thoughts on the prospect of Brexit in next month's referendum, and the potential consequences for nature conservation law.
Professor Michael Ford advises Select Committee on Sports Direct case10 June 2016This week Sports Direct owner, Mike Ashley, appeared before MPs at a Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee hearing to face questions over working conditions at his company’s warehouse in Derbyshire. The Committee also heard evidence from the agencies used by Sports Direct and from the union Unite.
National Volunteers’ Week: Boost your skills with volunteering9 June 2016In our latest update from the Careers Service, Lara Melhuish, Employability Consultant for the Faculty of Social Sciences & Law, talks about the benefits of volunteering – and why you need to shout about it when you start applying for jobs.