School of Law


Professor Geraldine Van Bueren comments on working-class academics facing discrimination throughout their careers
25 March 2019

Scholars from blue-collar backgrounds continue to face barriers to advancement in academia well into their careers, the chair of a new support group for working-class academics in the UK has claimed.

Geraldine Van Bueren, Professor of International Human Rights Law at Queen Mary University of London, said that the Association of Working Class Academics intended to provide advice and assistance for younger colleagues from socially deprived backgrounds, as well as students thinking about a career in academia. Professor Van Bueren said: “It remains very difficult to get into academia if you have a working-class background, given the costs of obtaining a doctorate.”

Read more in Times Higher Education


queens building small Queen Mary School of Law recognised for its public engagement successes
8 March 2019

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax, The Legal Advice Centre and Dr Shazia Choudhry were recognised at the 2019 QMUL Engagement and Enterprise Awards.

Professor Rudi Fortson spoke to Vice about the tragic festival death of Louella Fletcher-Mitchie
7 March 2019

In 2017 Louella Fletcher-Michie was found dead, having taken a large dose of the psychedelic drug 2C-P, allegedly given to her by her boyfriend Ceon. Last week, 30-year-old Ceon, from Enfield in north London, was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years after being found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence, a charge he denied.

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies launches an inaugural event with The British Institute for International and Comparative Law
7 March 2019

The event will look closely at the Innovations in Investment and Finance with a focus on sovereign wealth funds and regional development banks.

GH Moot Final 2018 Law at Queen Mary ranked 32nd in the world
4 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London has been named among the top 50 universities in the world for law in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

Call for Papers for 2019 EUPLANT Conference: The Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China relations
14 February 2019

A Call for Papers on the Internationalisation of EU Law and EU-China Relations is organised in relation to the 2019 EUPLANT Conference, taking place on 10-11 June.

ICC annual lecture ICC Annual Lecture 2019 “ The CMA - Our Priorities Now and Ahead”
8 February 2019

Dr Andrea Coscelli discusses CMA priorities in a special lecture

Grenfell, Austerity and ‘Right to Buy’ - Exploring the state of social housing
23 January 2019

In the wake of Grenfell, housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London hosted a special film screening and panel discussion which explored the state of social housing in the UK today.