Advising in Austerity 25 April 2017A blog by Prof Morag McDermont, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, and Ben Crawford, Knowledge Exchange Fellow (University of Bristol Law School) highlights that face-to-face, free-to-access advice, is under threat as services are reduced in favour of telephone or online support.
HRIC develops monitoring tools to inform prison oversight11 April 2017The Human Rights Implementation Centre (Bristol, UK) and the Penal Reform International, South Caucasus Regional Office (Tbilisi, Georgia), with financial support from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account of the University of Bristol, have produced a concise manual which aims to help monitor the wellbeing of four vulnerable groups in prison.
Revision Series: Don't be a sponge!30 March 2017This month lecturers and tutors were invited to send in their top tips for revision. Here we’ve listed the top five responses which include how to be active in your learning; why it’s good to mimic your lecturers and the need to do well at wellbeing. A good balance of old and new to help you prepare to be the best you can be as you get ready for your exam.
Revision Series: The Perfect Plan30 March 2017No plan is perfect, but in this short article, we pool the advice from lecturers to provide some top planning tips and a few sample revision plans.
Article 50 triggered – formal Brexit negotiations begin29 March 2017Prime Minister Theresa May made political history today when she began the formal process of Brexit by triggering Article 50. But what exactly does that mean for the country and what is the process moving forward?
Brexit Briefing: March 201728 March 2017Ahead of the triggering of Article 50 tomorrow, our Brexit Briefing for March showcases activities that are helping shape the debate as our EU experts share and exchange knowledge.
Leading Brexit commentators inspire at Bristol Law Conference8 March 2017At this year’s Law Conference, Gina Miller, Professor Paul Craig QC and David Allen Green joined Professor Phil Syrpis and barrister and alumnus Douglas Lloyd to engage a generation of law students expected to be involved in ‘Untangling Britain’ in a post-Brexit landscape.
Law Clinic Annual Review: Collaborating for Justice.28 February 2017The 2015-16 Law Clinic annual review highlights how demand for its services has led to a series of collaborations to reach some of the most vulnerable people in the community – and to help students gain the confidence and the skills they need to provide legal advice for all who need it.
An interview with Dan Schaffer: University of Bristol – thank you! 27 February 2017"Slaughter and May break the mould with first ever London lateral hire." Just one of the headlines that followed the announcement that Dan Schaffer has secured partner status at one of the most prestigious law firms in the world — a historic moment for Dr Schaffer and for the Law School. In this Q&A Dr Schaffer discusses why he believes that it was his experience here at the Law School that made it possible to accomplish this unique achievement.
Kuala Lumpur: Law School alumni launch action-adventure film
21 February 2017Tomorrow (22nd February), executive producers and Law School alumni Gayatri Su-Lin Pillai (LLB 1996) and TP Lim (LLB 1994) are providing an exclusive sneak preview screening of J Revolusi, their action-adventure film to be released in March 2017.
STUDENT NEWS: Understanding feedback6 February 2017Now exams are over, the feedback sheets we introduced at the beginning of the academic year are a way to work with your personal tutor to understand where you can improve. However, feedback goes way beyond this process. Seeking out and engaging with all forms of feedback helps us develop our skills and abilities - and achieve our potential. But where is it and how do we find it? And, whilst we tend to want more, and better, feedback, we often don’t like hearing it when we get it. So, how can we be better at accepting our shortcomings and turning them into opportunities of self-discovery?
STUDENT NEWS: Head of School’s Top Tips for Resilience6 February 2017In these top tips, Prof Joanne Conaghan provides great advice for becoming more resilient, from being patient and eating well to embracing failure and celebrating your friends. Read now and go on a journey of self-discovery towards a more resilient you.
Excellence award for Sanctuary Scholarship Scheme3 February 2017Congratulations to members of the Sanctuary Scholarship Working Group who have been awarded a University of Bristol Professional Services Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnership.