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Looking down on a Police Officer in uniform A data ‘black hole’: Europol ordered to delete vast store of personal data
11 January 2022

Dr Niovi Vavoula speaks to the Guardian about how this 'new legislation is actually an effort to game the system'.

Professor Roger Cotterrell thumb Professor Roger Cotterrell awarded prestigious Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory
7 January 2022

Roger Cotterrell, Anniversary Professor of Legal Theory at Queen Mary University of London, has been awarded the Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory 2021.

A loot box used in video gaming Leon Xiao named as a “Game Changer” for his research into lootboxes
20 December 2021

The research looks into loot boxes and pushes to improve the way developers handle them and their disclosures.

Professor Rosa Lastra chairing a zoom panel of the Fourth Macroeconomics Conference Fourth Macroeconomics Conference examined the role of law in establishing a macroeconomy for a post-pandemic world
9 December 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies co-hosted an online virtual conference on 27-28 October 2021 explored the connections between law and macroeconomics.

A painting at the ‘Re-imagining Justice’ exhibition Queen Mary LLB Students hold art exhibition on ‘Re-imagining Justice’
3 December 2021

In 2021, students from the Art of Law LLB module designed and curated an exhibition of artworks they had created during the module.

A plant growing in a desert Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new research on international trade and sustainable development
2 December 2021

The two articles investigate “Green Bills for Green Earth: How the international trade and climate regimes work together to save the planet,” and “International Trade, Energy Transition and Climate Change Obligations: The perspective of small Pacific islands and the Caribbean Community,”.

A symbol for gender equality Queen Mary academic investigates gender equality and parliamentary diplomacy for the European Parliament
29 November 2021

This year, Dr Davor Jancic, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Law, has acted as principal investigator for an extensive study on the promotion of gender equality through parliamentary diplomacy.

Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple logos on coins Financial Trading Apps and Cryptocurrencies fill gap caused by gambling advertisement bans in professional sport
24 November 2021

New research from Leon Xiao, Teaching Associate at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, has linked the increase in the advertising of quasi-gambling products and other high volatility investment products with gambling advertisement bans.

Stars in the Milky Way galaxy Professor Johanna Gibson comments on Star Trek: Discovery's move to Paramount+
23 November 2021

The article, featured on Wired, looks at what this means for the future of streaming

Professor Phoebe Okowa standing in a library Queen Mary Professor elected to UN International Law Commission
22 November 2021

Professor Phoebe Okowa has been successfully elected to the International Law Commission, following her nomination by the Government of Kenya earlier this year. She was also jointly nominated by the Government of the United Kingdom. She obtained 162 votes in the General Assembly.

Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas is keynote speaker at Conference on Sustainable Development and Commerce in ASEAN Cities, Singapore
11 November 2021

His Keynote Speech will be on "Using International Trade Law to Promote Sustainable Development".

People walking and driving through a street flooded with water Queen Mary launches new Centre for Climate Crime and Justice
9 November 2021

On 3 November, the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London launched a new Centre to address the role governments and organisations play in deepening the climate crisis.

New Computer Room in the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre Expansion and Refurbishment of the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre – Now Complete
9 November 2021

The Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre has undertaken renovation works to increase the facilities for staff and students and to enable a more flexible service for its clients.

From left to right: Professor Alan Dignam, Professor Penny Green and Professor Rachael Mulheron Queen Mary Law Professors formally sworn in as Honorary QCs
4 November 2021

On Monday 1 November, Professors Rachael Mulheron and Alan Dignam from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London were formally sworn as Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa by the Lord Chancellor at the Queen’s Counsel Appointment Ceremony at Westminster Hall.

Uma Suthersanen in black and white Professor Uma Suthersanen receives European Communities Trade Mark Association Award 2021
1 November 2021

The award was given for a paper on 'An Autonomous EU Functionality Doctrine for Shape Exclusions'.

Séan McConville profile image The Irish Department of Justice launches Professor McConville’s latest book
1 November 2021

The event discussed the final book in a trilogy looking at Irish political prisoners in the period 1848-2000.

Books arranged on a table in a library Queen Mary academics collaborate for review into energy and climate change
29 October 2021

The Energy and Climate Change Law Institute, a leading postgraduate law school within the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, has published its Law Review exploring the legal and technical issues involved in securing effective progress towards net zero.

Emma Howard Boyd speaking at the The role of women in managing climate change event Female leadership is vital to managing climate change, according to Emma Howard Boyd
27 October 2021

The Chair of the Environment Agency spoke at Queen Mary’s Energy & Climate Change Law Institute Annual Clifford Chance Lecture on 21 October, delivering a talk on the role of women in managing climate change.

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.