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Special issue on Contextual Legal Pedagogy cover Queen Mary expert co-edits special issue on ‘Contextual Legal Pedagogy’
25 November 2022

Professor Maks Del Mar has co-edited a special issue of the International Journal of Law in Context on ‘Contextual Legal Pedagogy’ with Kenneth Armstrong and Sally Sheldon.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Professor Lastra speaks delivers the Witteveen Lecture at Erasmus University
22 November 2022

On November 16, Professor Rosa Lastra delivered in Erasmus University in Rotterdam the distinguished Witteveen Lecture.

Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre's Fashion Swap stand Global Day of Action for Climate Change 2022
21 November 2022

On Thursday 17 November 2022, the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre participated in the fourth Student Law Clinic Global Annual Day of Action for Climate Justice. The theme this year was fast fashion, and it was “left intentionally broad to give the freedom to take it in whichever way most empowers and excites you”.

COP27 logo The School of Law at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt
17 November 2022

Experts from the School of Law at Queen Mary attended UN Climate Conference known as COP27 in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, along with world leaders, non-government organisations and activists. 

A sunrise over a snowy landscape on the Isle of Man Could the Isle of Man try to gain more independence?
14 November 2022

Dr Caroline Morris was interviewed by Isle of Man Today about greater independence for the Crown Dependency.

Racks of clothes on hangers Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre will hold a public event to celebrate the Fourth Global Annual Day of Action for Climate Justice
11 November 2022

An event aimed at helping address fast fashion and its knock-on effects in the areas of labour law and environmental law will take place on Thursday 17 November between 10 am and 3pm. Organised by Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre, the event is open to all – members of the public as well as staff and students.

Cover of the Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics New book: Research Handbook on Energy, Law and Ethics
9 November 2022

The book is edited by Professor Malik R. Dahlan, Professor Rosa María Lastra and Gustavo Rochette and published by Edward Elgar.

Professor Rosa Lastra Professor Rosa Lastra to deliver the Witteveen Lecture Keynote
9 November 2022

On Wednesday 16 November 2022, Professor Rosa Lastra will hold her keynote in the annual Witteveen Lecture series entitled 'CBDCs: In Defence of Public Digital Money'.

A cloud sat next to a pair of scales Cloud Legal Project launches new Coursera Specialization in ‘Cloud Computing Law’
7 November 2022

The Specialization consists of three Courses that cover the main legal and regulatory implications of using and providing cloud computing services.

Professor Miriam Goldby presenting at the recent Comite Maritime International Annual Conference Queen Mary expert contributes to Report with draft legislation on paperless trade
3 November 2022

The report and draft legislation are the result of the Electronic Trade Documents project carried out by The Law Commission of England and Wales for the UK Government.

Delegates from Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre Host Delegates from the Legal Aid Clinic at Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago
28 October 2022

Between the 17-21 October, the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (QMLAC) welcomed two exchange students from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago.

Queen Mary students walking through the mile end campus Universities can foster more deliberative democracy — starting by empowering students
18 October 2022

Dr Jeffrey Kennedy, Lecturer in Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London, has co-written for The Conversation on "mini-publics" and accessing meaningful, deliberative civic education.

A graphic of a woman with a red web over her face The Bruce Willis Deepfake Is Everyone’s Problem
17 October 2022

Professor Johanna Gibson comments on the Bruce Willis Deepfake for Wired.

Dr Arnold-Dwyer charing a panel at the British Insurance Law Association Conference Dr Arnold-Dwyer chairs panel discussion on climate and environmental goals and insurance
17 October 2022

On 11 October, Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer chaired a panel discussion on 'Translating climate and environmental aspirations into insurance reality' at the annual British Insurance Law Association Conference at Lloyd's.

Person holding a video game controller in their hands on their lap IP is the name of the game: First global study into copyright infringement and enforcement strategies in the video game industry reveals key threats and recommendations
10 October 2022

The study, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol, is critical in the face of an industry that is growing and evolving at a rapid pace.

Headshot of Eric Heinze Professor Eric Heinze discusses‘What do judges need to know about hate speech?’
7 October 2022

The panel event was hosted by Asser Institute.

Lawyers and Sustainability Essay prize winner being announced announced Winner of ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’ essay prize announced at special CCLS roundtable
5 October 2022

On 26 September 2022, Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer and Dr Katrien Morbee organized a roundtable on ‘Soft Law, Hard Law, Crime? How to push the climate change agenda’, sponsored by the Society of Legal Scholars.

A knob of a radiator The Times letters to editor
26 September 2022

Geraldine Van Bueren, Professor Emerita in Queen Mary’s School of Law, argues that now is the time to revive and expand the medieval right to food.

Problematizing Law, Rights, and Childhood in Israel/Palestine book cover featuring a girl in a bandage holding a sword and a toy soldier Dr Hedi Viterbo wins APSA Human Rights book award
22 September 2022

This is the second award given to Dr Viterbo for his book, Problematizing Law, Rights, and Childhood in Israel/Palestine, published by Cambridge University Press.

Headshot of Eric Heinze Professor Eric Heinze delivers a guest lecture on ‘Human Rights and Free Speech’
21 September 2022

The lecture was organised by the Ethical Society of North Winchester.

Jonathan Griffiths Professor Jonathan Griffiths is new Head of the Department of Law from September 2022
20 September 2022

The School of Law welcomed Professor Jonathan Griffiths as the new Head of the Department, with effect from the beginning of September 2022.

Google G logo Google's court setback is good news for landmark EU tech rules
15 September 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris was featured in Reuters and the Daily Mail.

Ioannis Kokkoris wearing a suit and blue tie, standing in front of the ocean The Centre for Commerical Law Studies appoints new Director from September 2022, Professor Ioannis Kokkoris
8 September 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris succeeds Professor Ian Walden, who has been at the helm of The Centre for Commercial Law Studies for the last four years, steering the centre through the difficulty of a pandemic adapting to a new online teaching mode to our widespread international cohort and being a key part of celebrating our forty-year anniversary.

Renisa Mawani and Julie Stone Peters The School of Law at Queen Mary welcomes two new Global Professorial Fellows
7 September 2022

The two new Fellows will ensure the further development of an international research culture at Queen Mary during their 3-year term.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. Shashi Tharoor is Right About British Racism, But Wrong in Comparing Rishi Sunak With Sonia Gandhi
6 September 2022

Dr Prakash Shah has written and opinion piece for News 18 Shashi Tharoor's comments about racism and the recent Conservative leader elections.

A screen of code Professor Noam Shemtov to speak at an events on Artificial Intelligence in September
2 September 2022

Professor Shemtov is due to speak as an expert in patent law and AI at two events.

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