Achieving meaningful change: Q&A with LLM graduate Anamaria Fonsêca 22 March 2019In this Q&A we caught up with LLM Graduate Anamaria Santos Fonsêca Sousa, currently working as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of The Gambia, in partnership with the Law School’s Human Rights Implementation Centre. She talked to us about her journey to pursue her goal of becoming an international human rights lawyer and academic, her Law School experience and how it has shaped her career aspirations, and her advice for South American students looking to study at University of Bristol.
Professor Chris Willmore nominated for Best of Bristol Lecture Series19 March 2019The Law School’s Chris Willmore, Professor of Sustainability and Law, has been nominated as one of this year’s most inspiring lecturers in the annual Best of Bristol lecture series, a student-led initiative showcasing the best of the University of Bristol's lecturers, their teaching and research. Chris will be speaking on the topic of Sustainability on 20 March 2019.
Women in Conversation week: tackling issues across disciplines8 March 2019For the first time at the University of Bristol, the Women in Law, Women in Finance, Women in STEM, Women in Tech, Women in Engineering and Women in Leadership societies came together earlier this year to hold a week of events titled ‘Women in Conversation’.
Alumni stories: ‘build confidence, resilience and self-reliance’ – top tips from Dan Schaffer6 March 2019Dan Schaffer (LLB 1986, Honorary Doctorate 2016) is the Chair of the University of Bristol Law School Advisory Board and responsible for the establishment of our Distinguished Alumni Lecture Programme. Since graduating from the Law School in 1986 he has gone on to have a stellar career in the world of pensions law, achieving partner status at the prestigious law firm Slaughter and May - the first ever lateral partner appointment made in London.
Bristol City Region Brexit Assembly Breakfast25 February 2019Last month, the University of Bristol, a partner in the Bristol City Region Brexit Assembly, hosted its second Brexit Breakfast. During this apolitical event business leaders from across the region, including the Law School's Professor Tonia Novitz, were brought together for a Q&A panel session on how the UK's withdrawal from the EU could impact business in Bristol - and how companies can prepare themselves for the changes.
Mental Health and the City: Dispelling the Myths25 February 2019Big law firms often get a bad rap in terms of how they treat their staff. On 11 February a panel of individuals who have experienced periods of clinical depression and anxiety as well as those that provide support and guidance gathered in the Lady Hale Moot Court for an open dialogue about mental health and how much is going on in the industry to create a more caring legal community.
Alumni stories: from Bristol to Brussels - forging a career in Europe21 February 2019Director in the European Commission’s trade department and one of our Distinguished Alumni lecturers, Peter Sandler caught up with us in advance of his lecture on 27 February. He discusses his experience of studying law at Bristol, how choosing units with an international focus helped shape his future career path and the opportunities that the European Commission has provided him with.
Pimp your Grade: Finding, understanding and using feedback6 February 2019In this article our Director of Education (and feedback enthusiast) Imogen Moore brings together experience, research, and personal insights to show how finding, understanding, and using feedback effectively can assist you in improving your performance and reaching your potential – enabling you to ‘pimp your grade’!
The Centre for Law at Work hosts Industrial Law Society Evening Meetings5 February 2019In 2018, the new Centre for Law at Work at the University of Bristol began hosting Bristol-based Industrial Law Society evening meetings. These are held in the Old Council Chamber in the Wills Memorial Building and offer a beautiful setting for the discussion of topical subjects by distinguished speakers.
Health, Law, and Society LLM graduate appointed trainee judge29 January 2019Law School alumna Vendula Mezeiová, who completed a LLM in Health, Law, and Society in 2018, has been appointed as a trainee judge at the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic. In this article she gives an overview of how the skills - and perception of law in a wider social context - gained through the LLM have helped her to prepare for her new role.
2018 Law School Year in Review28 January 2019As we race through January 2019, we take a moment to look back at the Law School’s past year, highlighting the changes it brought, achievements from academics and students, and additions to our community and research centres.
Call for Papers: Decolonisation and the Law School18 January 2019Submissions are open until 31 March 2019 for papers for a one-day workshop examining decolonisation and academic practice in UK Law Schools, to be held on 13 September 2019 at the University of Bristol Law School.
#FerryGate: Dr Albert Sanchez-Graells submits written evidence to House of Commons Committee 17 January 2019As part of its December 2018 'No-Deal Brexit' preparations, the Department of Transport issued contracts for additional shipping freight capacity - in what Twitter swiftly labelled #FerryGate. The Law School's Dr Albert Sanchez-Graells has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee in the inquiry on “Freight and Brexit", addressing the potential illegality of these contracts.
Professor Andrew Charlesworth helps to develop free tools to empower public in online privacy
16 January 2019Protecting personal information while surfing the web or using apps is a concern for many of us and successfully shielding such data can be a struggle. To tackle this challenge, the EU-funded Privacy Flag project, in which the Law School's Professor Andrew Charlesworth was a co-investigator, has established a user-friendly monitoring and protection system which includes free tools for the public.
University of Bristol Law School academic roadshow in the Middle East10 January 2019In November 2018, University of Bristol academics and international officers visited schools in the UAE, Jordan and Qatar and met with prospective students. The academics had the opportunity to advise students on how to prepare strong university applications and gave them insights into studying at Bristol.
An Interview with Alumnus Tom Purton, Head of Commercial, IP and Technology at Travers Smith9 January 2019Tom Purton, Head of the Commercial, IP and Technology Department at Travers Smith is ranked as one of the leading commercial lawyers in the UK by the legal directories. Tom's career illustrates the diverse routes that can be taken within law, the impact of technology on the industry and how specialising can help law remain an attractive career for bright, talented people.