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A lecture in a university New report highlights major free speech issues in UK universities
2 October 2023

A recently published report by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) and the European Legal Support Center (ELSC) found breaches of fundamental rights in UK Higher Education by using the ‘IHRA definition of antisemitism’.

A busy street in Mumbai Sanatan Dharma’s pseudo malcontents
26 September 2023

Dr Prakash Shah has written an opinion piece for The Indian Express on India’s caste system and its wrongful association with Santanan Dharma.

A drawing of person with a blank face and red connected dots all over their face Hundreds of thousands of innocent people on police databases as forces expand use of facial recognition tech
26 September 2023

Daragh Murray speaks to iNews about concerns of using retrospective facial recognition.

Professor Noam Shemtov giving a presentation Queen Mary law academic named as a leading voice in tech
19 September 2023

Professor Noam Shemtov has been chosen by the European Patent Office (EPO) to feature on their prestigious list of “50 Leading Tech Voices”; a list of 50 celebrated international experts in the field of sustainable innovation throughout the years.

Boats on the river in Angers, France. Professor Fitzmaurice takes part in L’Institut de Droit International 150 anniversary
13 September 2023

Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice returns from a special 150 anniversary of L’Institut de Droit International, held in Angers between 27 August - 2 September 2023.

Times Higher Education awards 2023 logo Queen Mary School of Law academic shortlisted for THE Awards
8 September 2023

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce that Professor Julia Hörnle has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2023.

Ian Yeats in academic robes and holding his Queen Mary Medal Ian Yeats awarded the prestigious Queen Mary Medal
6 September 2023

On 28 July 2023, Ian Yeats was awarded the Queen Mary Medal at the Department of Law’s annual graduation ceremony. The Queen Mary Medal is a prestigious honour, conferred by Council on those who have made an exceptional, sustained contribution to Queen Mary.

A recreation of the statue 'The Thinker' Professor Del Mar publishes special issue on ‘Cognitive Legal Humanities’
4 September 2023

Maks Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Humanities, has co-edited, together with Professor Simon Stern (Toronto), a special issue of CAL (Critical Analysis of Law) – an open-access, interdisciplinary legal studies journal – on ‘Cognitive Legal Humanities’.

Cody Wong receiving his award for the essay prize from Professor Duncan Matthews White & Black award second annual Queen Mary LLM essay prize in European and US Law of Patents to Cody Wong
30 August 2023

Oxford based law firm White & Black has awarded the second annual prize for best essay in LLM European and US Law of Patents 2022-23 for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London to Cody Wong.

A digital watercolour of Big Ben along the River Thames in London AI exposes designers and architects to copyright complications say experts
29 August 2023

Professor Noam Shemtov speaks to Dezeen about how artificial intelligence will impact designers and architects.

A pregnant person having an ultra sound taken Queen Mary academic awarded prestigious funding on access to care for women from ethnic minority and migrant groups
17 August 2023

IHSS Fellow and Strategic Senior Lecturer in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support ground-breaking work on access to care for women from ethnic minority and migrant groups.

An oil rig in the ocean at sunset Carbon Cash Machine: New report reveals the dramatic rise in cash earnings of shareholders in Britain’s big 2 oil companies
10 August 2023

Amid the cost of living crisis in a world getting rapidly hotter, a new report published today reveals the staggering £113bn cash earnings of BP and Shell shareholders.

Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania Queen Mary academic part of amici curiae urging DC Circ. to enforce $330M Romania award
3 August 2023

Professor Loukas Mistelis was among a group of eminent international law scholars urging the D.C. Circuit not to overturn a ruling enforcing a $330 million arbitral award against Romania, despite EU’s highest court arguing otherwise. He also participated in a second amici curiae brief relating to arbitration against Spain rendered in Energy Charter Treaty arbitrations.

Old, worn books arranged on a shelf Professor Del Mar is co-organising the WG Hart Workshop 2024
31 July 2023

The event is hosted by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and will focus on the topic of Historicising Jurisprudence: Person, Community, Form. It will take place 26-27 June 2024, in person at Charles Clore House in London and is currently calling for paper submissions.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Caste Bill in the California State Assembly
25 July 2023

Dr Prakash Shah was a guest on the Vivekananda International Foundation Podcast discussing the California Senate approved Senate Bill No. 403, which would amend many existing laws on discrimination in California to add the protected characteristic of caste.

A man sat on the grass playing a wind instrument with a woman and child. They are wearing traditional dress. Indigenous Peoples and Sustainability
25 July 2023

On 21 July 2023, Centre for European and International Law Affairs, Queen Mary and the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, hosted an event at the Law Department, on 'Indigenous Peoples and Sustainability', in collaboration with the University of Arctic Law Thematic Network and the University of Arctic Chair in Arctic Legal Research and Education.

HHJ Heather Baucher, HHJ Simon Freeland, Gregg Burrow, and Mark Pring with their awards Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre annual celebration 2023
25 July 2023

On 29 June 2023, Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre (QMLAC) Alumni and supporters came together for its third annual celebration to network, hear about the Centre’s current work and future plans, and to recognise the outstanding contributions of the QMLAC’s newest fellows, HHJ Simon Freeland, HHJ Heather Baucher, Gregg Burrow, and Mark Pring.

Dr Tanzil Chowdhury and Thomas MacManus with colleagues from Friends of Birzeit University School of Law Academics join delegation of British Academics to visit and establish links with Birzeit University in Palestine
12 July 2023

Dr Tanzil Chowdhury and Dr Thomas MacManus were selected for the inaugural Fellowship of the Palestine Academic Links Seminar (PALS) organised by the Friends of Birzeit University (FOBZU).

Two people sat at a laptop having a meeting Filename: meeting qLegal shares experience teaching students an entrepreneurial mindset
6 July 2023

Their findings were published in Thinking Like Entrepreneurs: qLegal’s Experience of Teaching Law Students to have an Entrepreneurial Mindset for the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education.

PhD students presenting at the School of Law PhD conference 2023 Queen Mary School of Law hosts conference on Law, Society, and Inequality for PhD Scholars
4 July 2023

On 22-24 June 2023, the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London held a conference that brought together PhD scholars worldwide for lively and engaging discussions on various topics related to law and inequality.

University of Palermo Dr Noam Gur gives lecture series at the University of Palermo
30 June 2023

Dr Noam Gur delivered a lecture series on obedience and disobedience to the law as a visiting scholar at the University of Palermo in May 2023.

Dr Davor Jancic speaking at the Austrian Parliament Dr Davor Jancic invited to speak in the Austrian Parliament
29 June 2023

On 26 June 2023, Dr Davor Jancic, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Law, gave an invited talk in the Austrian Parliament as part of the 1st Austrian Day of Parliamentary Research, organised by the Parliament’s Administration.

Sunset over a forest on fire Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer presents on innovative climate risk insurance solution to Brazilian insurance industry
22 June 2023

On 20 June 2023, Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer presented a paper on 'Climate Resilient Development Bonds' in a webinar organised by Queen Mary University of London partner institution FGV.

Lightbulb emitting a yellow light with a brain inside Turing Network Workshop on AI in Tax, Audit and Fintech
15 June 2023

The Institute of Tax Law is co-organising a Turing Network Workshop on AI in Tax, Audit and Fintech. The event will be held on 22 and 23 June at the University of Surrey and online.

Flooded street in Brazil with a church Experts meet in a webinar to discuss insurance applied to climate catastrophes
15 June 2023

On 20 June, the FGV Insurance and Reinsurance Institute will discuss important issues to be researched through a collaboration with Queen Mary University of London.

Maks Del Mar profile image Professor Maks Del Mar speaks at Adam Smith Tercentenary Celebration
12 June 2023

Professor Maks Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Humanities, spoke on the influence of the history of rhetoric on Adam Smith’s moral and legal theory at the Tercentenary Celebrations of Adam Smith’s birth in Glasgow.

Julia Hornle Professor Julia Hörnle wins two awards at Queen Mary’s inaugural Research and Innovation Awards
6 June 2023

The awards recognise the excellent people and teams that make creative, dynamic, and world-class research and innovation possible at Queen Mary.

Some schematics and a wrench Striking a balance: Researchers urge Ukraine Government to weigh long-term implications of secret patents post-war
17 May 2023

Newly published research paper ‘The War in Ukraine Raises Questions About Patents for Secret Inventions’ calls for the Ukraine Government to consider the long-term implications of keeping patented inventions secret once the conflict ends.

Professor Rosa Lastra introducing the seminar on Digitalisation/FinTech and Climate Change Meetings with IMF Legal Counsel on digitalisation/Fintech and climate change
16 May 2023

On 9 May 2023, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) of Queen Mary University of London and staff of the IMF legal Department hosted a seminar on Digitalisation/FinTech and Climate Change.

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