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Siti Kasim in a blue dress, black rimmed glasses, standing next to a bouquet of flowers Queen Mary School of Law alum standing in the next General Election (GE15) in Malaysia
13 May 2022

Siti Kasim, who graduated from Queen Mary School of Law with an LLB in 1995, is standing in as a candidate in the Batu constituency.

Rohingya refugee woman cradling her baby 87% of Queen Mary School of Law research outputs rated 3* and 4*
12 May 2022

According to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87% of the School of Law’s research was rated 3* (internationally renowned) or 4* (world leading).

A group photo of Queen Mary Postgraduate Law Students outside Cumberland Lodge. The group is framed by foliage growing around the building. CCLS to hold their first ever Giving Day from 8-9 June - Save the date
8 May 2022

Join us in supporting our first ever Giving Day and give the future leaders in law the opportunity to thrive. Be among our early supporters to help increase our challenge funding gifts to ensure our Giving Day is a huge success.

Twitter logo How will Musk’s plans for Twitter hold up against Europe’s new tech regulations?
4 May 2022

Professor Eric Heinze speaks to Marketplace Tech about European Union’s new Digital Services Act.

Two leafy green trees next to each other, with sunlight coming through the branches Queen Mary launches student essay competition on ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’
3 May 2022

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce our essay competition ‘Lawyers and Sustainability’, sponsored by the Society of Legal Scholars. 

Student in a headscarf standing at a podium during the 2022 George Hinde Moot Queen Mary climbs in international subject rankings for law
21 April 2022

The rankings were compiled by the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Professor Rosa Lastra delivered the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture
20 April 2022

On 7 April 2022, the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law hosted the 4th Edinburgh Fintech Law Lecture, with Professor Lastra talking about ‘Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and the case for public money’. The event was chaired by Lady Wolffe.

A group of migrants travelling Rwanda asylum seekers: UK government criticised over 'cruel' plan
19 April 2022

Dr Niovi Vavoula and Professor Elspeth Guild featured in the media discussing the latest plans.

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 Socio-Legal Studies Association Early Career Book Prize
14 April 2022

Dr Viterbo won this award for his book, Problematizing Law, Rights, and Childhood in Israel/Palestine, published by Cambridge University Press

Facebook logo with an click icon over it Facebook struggles with hate speech around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
11 April 2022

Professor Eric Heinze argues there is no right way to regulate hate speech on social networks.

Students in a law lecture at Queen Mary, one student is raising their hand to ask a question Dr Jeffery Kennedy speaks to The Beaver about The Democracy Review at LSE
10 April 2022

The Democracy Review is the LSE Student Union’s programme to reform the structure of the SU and how it operates to make it more representative and inclusive of students at LSE.

Some pound sterling coins stacked in columns Unexplained wealth orders: how is the British law changing and will it stop dirty money circulating in London?
4 April 2022

Áine Clancy, PhD Candidate in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on the changes in law to prevent the spread of dirty money.

Ukrainian flag Why we need to challenge Russia’s human shields narrative
4 April 2022

Professor Neve Gordon has co-written for Al Jazeera on the current customary legal consensus whereby the human shields provisions can be used to justify the killing of civilians. 

A phone screen displaying various social media icons New laws to curb power of Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook
28 March 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris was featured in the Times discussing what this means for Big Tech.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Call for Papers: Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and Alternative Payments: Regulating the “Wild West”
25 March 2022

A conference will be held 13-14 October 2022 exploring the issues around Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, and Alternative Payments and the organisers are accepting submission of abstracts.

Three light bulbs on yellow, orange and green backgrounds qLegal voted top for innovation at Queen Mary Festival of Education
22 March 2022

qLegal staff and students were delighted to participate in the Queen Mary Festival of Education 2022, to showcase their innovative approach to clinical legal education and celebrate students’ success. 

Ioannis Kokkoris wearing a suit and pink tie Professor Ioannis Kokkoris edits Research Handbooks
21 March 2022

Professor Kokkoris is General Editor of a Research Handbook on Competition Enforcement that will be published later this year by Edward Elgar.

A bunch of tech and social media icons in a spiral on a black background Regulating content won’t make the internet safer - we have to change the business models
18 March 2022

Julia Hörnle, Professor of Professor of Internet Law at Queen Mary University of London, has penned an article for The Conversation looking at the online safety bill.

Ukrainian flag Professor Neve Gordon co-authors an article on the history of hospital bombing
18 March 2022

‘Mariupol, Ukraine and the Crime of Hospital Bombing’ looks into their justification through the shielding argument, and the color line.

Maxi Scherer presenting at a podium Double-Appointment: Professor Maxi Scherer appointed to International Bar Association (IBA) and International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
11 March 2022

Professor Maxi Scherer has been appointed as co-chair of the International Bar Association (IBA)’s Investment Arbitration Subcommittee. With 3000 members worldwide, the IBA Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes.

Skyscrapers in the Singapore financial district Professor Rosa Lastra invited to be a Member of a UNIDROIT Working Group
10 March 2022

The Working Group is part of an International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) project on Bank Insolvency.

Professor Penny Green Professor Penny Green named a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
4 March 2022

Professor Green was awarded a fellowship in recognition for her contribution to social sciences.

Virtual computer generated image of data and cyberspace Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre hosted a remote panel discussion on ‘The Promise and Perils of Algorithms in Public Administration’
28 February 2022

The event, held on 3 February 2022, considered the way in which Artificial Intelligence is increasingly shaping the way we are governed and how these systems, known as 'ADS' (algorithmic decision systems), often rely on the analysis of large amounts of personal data to infer correlations or, more generally, to derive information deemed useful to making decisions, particularly in the context of immigration and access to social welfare.

A family seeking refuge after fleeing war Greece accused of violating European citizen rights and forcing people fleeing persecution back across the border in landmark legal case
24 February 2022

An unprecedented legal application has been submitted at the European Court of Human Rights, challenging the racially motivated pushback of a French citizen from EU territory. Prof Violeta Moreno-Lax, from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, is providing legal representation alongside a team of international lawyers.

An Amazon Echo device Considering buying a smart device? To protect your security, ask yourself these five questions
22 February 2022

Iain Nash, PhD candidate, writes on cybersecurity for The Conversation.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales Paris Postgraduate Debate Team
22 February 2022

As one of the extra-curricular activities proposed by Queen Mary in Paris, postgraduate students have the opportunity to represent Queen Mary University of London in debates against military officers studying at the École de Guerre (EDG).

View of a glass office building from the ground up with the cloudy blue sky reflected on the surface UK Financial Conduct Authority chief faces backlash over reforms
21 February 2022

Dr Costanza Russo featured in the Financial Times commenting on the perception of the FCA.

qLegal student cohort 2022 qLegal releases Annual Report 2020-21
17 February 2022

The qLegal team is delighted to have released their Annual Report for 2020-21. The year was marked by significant growth and successes, both in the unprecedented number of students joining qLegal programmes and as an organisation consolidating our offerings and partnerships. 

Someone using a whatapp on a phone Global Antitrust Review 2020 and 2021 published
16 February 2022

The Institute for Competition and Consumers published the latest reviews with Dr Eda Sahin, and Queen Mary LLM graduates Necla Sumer Ozdemir and Ritika Sood, as editors.

Image of a globe with Africa in daylight and Asia in night on a black background The International Architecture for Sovereign Debt Restructuring
9 February 2022

The Sovereign Debt Forum (SDF) was part of the IMF-African Training Institute Course "Debt Sustainability and Debt Restructuring (DSDR)”, which took place from 31 January - 3 February 2022.

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