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Artefacts of Legal Inquiry book cover Scholarly Blog on Imagination hosts a Symposium on Professor Del Mar’s book
10 May 2021

The Junkyard of the Mind – a scholarly blog devoted to the study of imagination – has hosted a multi-disciplinary symposium on Professor Maks Del Mar’s Artefacts of Legal Inquiry: The Value of Imagination in Adjudication (2020).

Syrian migrants / refugees arrive from Turkey on boat through sea with cold water near Molyvos, Lesbos on an overload dinghy. Leaving Syria that has war Deaths at sea highlight failings in Europe migration policy
10 May 2021

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax has been featured in AP News, Aljazeera and Euronews.

A black and white photo of prison cell bars Dirty protests: why Irish republican prisoners smeared their cells with faeces to make a political statement during the Troubles
10 May 2021

Professor Seán McConville has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on how Northern Ireland protests were taken to the extreme in the 1970s and 1980s during the Troubles.

Tree in a desert in Morocco Arbitration still seen as the best process for resolving international disputes, even in times of pandemic
6 May 2021

The School of International Arbitration (Queen Mary University of London) is delighted to launch the results of its twelfth major empirical International Arbitration Survey. This is the fifth one in partnership with international law firm White and Case LLP.

Dr Caroline Morris Queen Mary School of Law Academic accredited as an official Electoral Observer by the UK Electoral Commission
5 May 2021

Dr Caroline Morris was accredited ahead of local elections and the London Mayoral elections taking place in the UK on 6 May.

valsamis mitsilegas profile image Professor Mitsilegas cited in Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Report
5 May 2021

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas's oral evidence has been cited extensively in a recent Report published by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.

An iPhone screen with apps, including Spotify, laying on a white table Professor Ioannis Kokkoris discusses the EU Apple Antitrust Case
5 May 2021

Professor Kokkoris was interviewed for CGTN Europe

Person wearing headphones crossing the street 'It's a Crazy Issue' – The Bizarre World of Scam Audiobooks
22 April 2021

Professor Johanna Gibson was featured in Vice 

Séan McConville profile image Tale of how imprisonment shaped Irish political events begins with a paradox
13 April 2021

Professor Séan McConville was featured in The Irish News 

Image of Nikoleta winner of ORAS mooting competition Double Degree Student Wins Mooting Competition in English and French Law
6 April 2021

Nikoleta Konstantellou shares her experience of taking part in the first ever ORAS English and French Law Mooting Competition.

Star of David and religious texts laid out in a synagogue Was Einstein an Anti-Semite?
1 April 2021

Professor Never Gordon was featured in in Inside Higher Education

A mural depicting Bobby Sands who died in prison whilst on hunger strike in 1981 Prisoners not politicians were key to the Good Friday Agreement succeeding, according to new book
1 April 2021

Irish Political Prisoners 1960-2000 by Seán McConville from Queen Mary University of London provides one of the most comprehensive accounts of the Northern Ireland troubles to date.

Cargo ship on a river in Georgia Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas presents his latest research at an international conference on emerging trends in international trade law
31 March 2021

Professor Leal-Arcas' latest research focuses on international trade and climate change

valsamis mitsilegas profile image Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas' work cited by Advocate General of the Court of Justice
30 March 2021

Professor Mitsilegas was also cited by the the House of Lords EU Committee.

Screenshot of the finals of the CPR International Mediation Competition 2021 over zoom Queen Mary Team triumphs at the CPR International Mediation Competition 2021
25 March 2021

Jessica Sblendorio, Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM Student, and Andra Tofan, 3rd Year LLB English and European Law Student, at Queen Mary University of London won against the University of São Paolo in the Final Negotiation Round of the CPR (Conflict Prevention and Resolution) International Mediation Competition 2021.

Phoebe Okowa, Professor of Public International Law Queen Mary Professor nominated to UN International Law Commission
24 March 2021

Professor Phoebe Okowa has been nominated to the United Nations' International Law Commission by the Government of Kenya.

A lamp post with a sticker stating 'End London Rule' written against the Scottish flag, and another sticker below of the Scottish flag with the EU stars overlayed New research paints a picture of how indy Scotland can thrive
22 March 2021

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, from Queen Mary's School of Law was featured in The National on how an independent Scotland could face challenges.

Pylons in a field of yellow flowers Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes the outcome of his two major research grants
9 March 2021

Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes the last of a long series of publications resulting from his two major research grants, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

EU and Union Jack waving in front of Big Ben Dr Davor Jancic speaks at policy event on UK-EU parliamentary cooperation
9 March 2021

The event was hosted by the Institute for the Study of European Law at the City Law School.

A fan art recreation of the Simpsons house Could The Simpsons replace its voice actors with AI deepfakes?
8 March 2021

Professor Johanna Gibson was featured in Wired discussing the law around deepfake technology.

Myanmar flag blowing in the wind Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests. It may get worse
8 March 2021

Dr Ronan Lee and Professor Penny Green were featured in the media discussing the situation in Myanmar.

A globe turned to display Asia Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his research on climate change mitigation law and policy in the BRICS
8 March 2021

This chapter examines the climate change mitigation law and policy of five major developing countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (i.e., the BRICS).

Lots of currency symbols in a neon green floating on a black background Queen Mary teams up with leading law firms to deliver Executive Education course
8 March 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London has launched its first ever International Asset Tracing and Recovery Executive Education course.

Statues at the Parthenon in Athens set against a view of the city Greece’s Covid-19 Response: Not Beyond Reproach
5 March 2021

Greece emerged as the EU’s poster child in the fight against Covid-19 during the first few months of the pandemic. Its approach, while effective, is not beyond reproach. We analyse two such contested areas of Covid-19 regulation: permits of movement obtained through SMS, and restrictions to the freedom of movement of asylum seekers. Our analysis draws from our forthcoming article in the European Journal of Risk Regulation (2021).

Thomas MacManus giving a lecture to a group of Queen Mary Undergraduate Law students Queen Mary ranked top 30 in the world and 7th in the UK for law
4 March 2021

The rankings were compiled by the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales The School of Law wins the prestigious ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition
26 February 2021

On Monday 4 January 2021, two students representing the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, won the 48th Essex Court Chambers-English Speaking Union National Mooting Competition 2019-2020, which was held remotely.

Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, 1930–2021 
26 February 2021

His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, who donated his library to the Centre of Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) from the Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES)has sadly passed away this week, aged 90.