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View of Lady Justice holding scales from behind Call for Papers: UK-IVR 2022 Annual Conference
15 October 2021

The 2022 conference will focus on Law, Rationality and Practical Reason: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives and will take place 10-12 June 2022.

Insurable Interest and the Law cover Queen Mary academic wins award for book on Insurable Interest
15 October 2021

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer won the BILA Book Prize 2021 for her book ‘Insurable Interest and the Law’ published by Routledge.

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas to teach at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy
14 October 2021

He will team on Climate Change Law and Policy.

An iceberg in the ocean Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his most recent research on International Cooperation for Climate Change Mitigation
13 October 2021

The article proposes how international trade mechanisms may be re-oriented to address climate change and addresses emerging academic research into climate clubs in international climate change mitigation institutions/regimes.

Professor Rosa Lastra Professor Lastra to be part of panel event on the role of Central Banks in dealing with environmental and social challenges
5 October 2021

The round table events is organised by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

Queen Mary Law students reading a book outside on campus Unique Legal Innovation Internship Created Between Queen Mary and Paul Hastings LLP
5 October 2021

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London and global, leading law firm Paul Hastings LLP have partnered to create a unique, legal innovation focussed, internship opportunity.

A phone screen displaying various social media icons New report urges reforms to give families better access to the digital assets of deceased loved ones
21 September 2021

Families need better support from social media companies and the government when it comes to accessing the digital assets of ill or deceased loved ones, according to the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London and STEP.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas gives written evidence to the House of Commons COP26 and international trade
17 September 2021

He gave the evidence to the House of Commons’ International Trade Committee.

A residential area of Port au Prince, Haiti Haiti: Why 2021 is and is not 2010
16 September 2021

Dr Angela Sherwood has written an option piece for Aljazeera following the earthquake in Haiti last August.

Queen Mary Law students gathered round a laptop in the graduate centre Queen Mary ranked in Top 10 for law in the Guardian University Guide 2022
13 September 2021

Queen Mary University of London has ranked 8th in the UK for Law, up four places from 2021.

The EU flag with a padlock in the middle of the circle of stars Queen Mary Leads on EU Data Protection Training
8 September 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London trained a Professional Services Firm on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect on 25 May 2017.

Guan H Tang profile image Dr Guan H. Tang discusses AI, and Social Media, Copyright and Censorship at academic conferences
7 September 2021

The conferences were hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Intellectual Property Institute at Fordham Law School.

Library books arranged on a shelf The sins of authors should not bar their works from reading lists
3 September 2021

Professor Heinze wrote a piece for the Times Higher Education which argues a students’ task is never to read authors uncritically but to fully grasp all sides of every argument.

Professor Stavros Brekoulakis Professor Stavros Brekoulakis to teach at The Hague Academy Summer School
1 September 2021

He will be teaching on their prestigious Summer Course on Private International Law.

Zoom panel of India that is Bharat book launch: Top right-left - J Sai Deepak, Alo, and Dr Gautam Sen. Bottom left-right - Dr Prakash Shah, and Dr Anand Ranganathan Dr Prakash Shah takes part in book launch for 'India that is Bharat'
17 August 2021

The event was part of the Arth: A Culture Fest series and was graced by Her Highness Princess Aswathi Thirunal Gouri Lakshmi Bayi of the Travancore Royal Family.

Basanti Mardemootoo, Rojae Brown, and Mara Ioniță standing together in front of a trophy case Victory for Queen Mary University of London at the Nuremberg Moot Court Competition 2021
12 August 2021

The team shares their experience of the competition, how they prepared and what lead to them winning.

Steam coming from factory chimneys Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new research on how trade agreements can help decarbonize the economy
10 August 2021

The research explores the potential of the trading system in contributing to decarbonization, focusing on the EU and international level.

An image of Facebook and Snapchat social icons on a phone screen Has the Time Come to End Anonymity on Social Media?
9 August 2021

In response to recent discussions about social media and racism, the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre and legal firm Mishcon de Reya have published a joint editorial piece tackling the issue of anonymity online.

EU flag Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas to speak at an international conference on EU energy security
30 July 2021

Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been invited to speak on "The Law of the Security of Energy Supply in the EU" at the Center for European Studies at the University of Lyon 3, Lyon, France, 4-5 November 2021. View the full programme for the event [PDF 547KB].

A row of Covid-19 vaccine vials with syringes Professor Duncan Matthews comments on a Covid-19 IP waiver and pandemic preparedness
27 July 2021

Professor Matthews was interviewed by Pharma Technology Focus and Aljazeera.

A gold trophy above the words 'GOLD TROPHY WINNER QUEEN MARY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SOCIETY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD' Alternative Dispute Resolution Society successes and activities 2020-21
26 July 2021

First-class year for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society: Gold Trophy and Professional Development Award Winners for their excellent, numerous and diverse opportunities.

A digital image of a padlock surrounded by fragmented glass on a purple background Professor Julia Hörnle discusses internet regulation
23 July 2021

Professor Hörnle took part in a BCS Webinar on Long-arm Legislation and took part in a TRT Roundtable Session on the Online Safety Bill.

Neve Gordon profile image Why did Netanyahu vote against a law he wholly embraces?
22 July 2021

Professor Neve Gordon has written an opinion piece for Aljazeera on the Israeli politician, Benjamin Netanyahu.

A person checking financial data on a smartphone Bank of England must spell out risks of quantitative easing, according to new report
21 July 2021

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has published its report on the policies of the Bank of England. Professor Rosa Lastra at Queen Mary University of London acted as Special Advisor to the group, providing expert evidence, which informed the findings.

Pregnant person caressing their stomach On care, coercion and childbirth in the Court of Protection
7 July 2021

New blog from Dr Ruth Fletcher analyses Court of Protection decision involving a pregnant woman living with agoraphobia.

Queen Mary LLB student with raised hand in lecture Queen Mary named top 10 for law by the Complete University Guide 2022
29 June 2021

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked 10th in the UK for Law by the Complete University Guide 2022, up 17 places from 2021.

Prakash Shah Dr Prakash Shah discusses 'The Promiscuity of Anti-Caste Activism'
18 June 2021

Dr Shah was in conversation for an event hosted by the Coalition of Hindus of North America (CoHNA)