The seminar took place on 17 December 2020 and discussed Dr Myriam Hunter-Henin’s new book, Why Religious Freedom Matters For Democracy: Comparative Reflections from Britain and France for a Democratic “Vivre Ensemble”.
Queen Mary Law Professors appointed as new Queen’s Counsel
17 December 2020
Professor Rachael Mulheron and Professor Alan Dignam from Queen Mary’s School of Law have been appointed as new Queen’s Counsel (QC) in England and Wales.
Dr Prakash Shah writes an opinion piece for NewsBharati
Queen Mary and PwC Release Study of Damages in ICC Arbitral Awards
10 December 2020
The study provides valuable input into the debate over the assessment of loss and the use of expert witnesses in arbitration.
Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal and the Global Policy Institute have been awarded £40,000 under the Research England Quality-related Research Strategic Priorities Fund.
Parler is fertile ground for climate denialism, experts worry
3 December 2020
Professor Eric Heinze discusses Parler in The Daily Telegraph
IMF, CCLS, Rebuilding Macroeconomics, and the Economic and Social Research Council will present working papers at a joint seminar, 3-4 December
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott writes in Prospect magazine
Professor Miriam Goldby was seconded to the Law Commission on a part-time basis starting November 2020 to work on their Digital Assets project.
Dr Prakash Shah speaks to The Island
Dr Matthieu Burnay has co-authored an Op-Ed outlining the risks of the access deal for USSbriefs
16 November 2020
Professor Penny Green talks to Monacle 24
qLegal, Queen Mary’s pro bono commercial law clinic, has published its annual report which shows that it has almost doubled student numbers and welcomed several new external partners in 2020.
The book is co-edited and co-authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London and is the first to describe and analyse how the COVID-19 crisis has redefined arbitral practice.
The Legal Advice Centre at Queen Mary University of London has launched a new clinic offering free legal advice to members of the Black community to help tackle discrimination.
This is the first study on the subject of Investors’ Perception and views of Proposed Reforms to the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS).
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, commonly known as the Inner Temple, is one of the four Inns of Court (professional associations for barristers and judges) in London.
Global Antitrust Review 2019 published
28 October 2020
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) published the latest review with Dr. Eda Sahin, and Queen Mary LLM graduates Necla Sumer Ozdemir and Ritika Sood, as editors.
Unbiased Social Media platforms of conspiracies and hate
26 October 2020
Professor Eric Heinze speaks to the Media Diversity Institute
The Law Society presented Matthew Evans the award at a virtual ceremony on 14 October, in recognition of his achievements in the field of human rights law in 2019-20
Latest book by Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas covers EU Trade Law
20 October 2020
The Report is the result of collaborative effort between the Queen Mary Global Policy Institute and the Centre for European Policy Studies.
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax from Queen Mary’s School of Law has written a report for the European Parliament on the EU’s External Migration Policy and the Protection of Human Rights.
Celebrating success in the School of Law
7 October 2020
This year a number of students received Department and College Awards which recognised the outstanding talent in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London.
Dr Niovi Vavoula speaks to Euractiv on facial recognition software
The LGBT+ Undergraduate of the Year Award 2020 with Clifford Chance recognises the range of endeavors and achievements made by LGBT+ students
The Policy Brief was published by T20, the Think Tank attached to the G20, as part of their Trade, Investment and Growth Task Force
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s appeal to the intelligence of a future day
23 September 2020
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott has written a tribute for Prospect
Redefining anti-Semitism on Facebook
22 September 2020
This opinion piece, written by Professor Neve Gordon, was published by Aljazeera
This book explores the contribution that international economic law generally defined make to the rule of law at national and international levels
Rudi Fortson QC acts as consultant for project on confiscation orders
17 September 2020
He was awarded at the UN Summer Academy 2020
Professor Duncan Matthews has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which he argues that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a game changer and biopharma companies need to face up to a new reality.
By Bethany Shiner (Middlesex University) and Dr Tanzil Chowdhury (Queen Mary University of London)
Professor Johanna Gibson speaks to The Independent
Professor Duncan Matthews interviewed in Nature
Research from the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London has contributed to the development of arbitration intelligence reports. These reports provide lawyers with specialist data about arbitrators for the first time.
Professor Duncan Matthews speaks about the need for safety approvals for Russia's new Covid-19 vaccine
Covid-19 vaccine nationalism and supply chain transparency
12 August 2020
Professor Duncan Matthews speaks to This Morning radio show in Seoul about Covid-19 vaccine nationalism
Professor Duncan Matthews explains compulsory licensing and Crown Use in the i newspaper
Secretive European Union Body Is Facing Calls To Open Up
7 August 2020
Professor Christiana HJI Panayi speaks to Law360 about the changes to the European Union's Code of Conduct Group for business taxation
Professor Malik Dahlan has penned an essay for the Harvard International Law Journal examining the increasing challenges facing investors and states given the lack of an overriding Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) authority nor multilateral framework.
The Legal Advice Centre based in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has won a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) in recognition of its outstanding contribution to higher education.
Professor Neve Gordon has written an opinion piece for Newsweek on the protests in Portland
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, has published a new book: EU Energy Law and Policy: The external dimension, Eliva Press, 2020
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London has started its intellectual property (IP) training programme for judges in Ukraine.
29 July 2020
Profesor Penny Green discusses how the UN convention's definition of genocide in an article for the New Statesman
The Conversation has published an article by Professor Duncan Matthews, addressing Covid-19, vaccine nationalism and the lack of transparency in supply chain deals
North East England: Rising Islamophobia
27 July 2020
Professor Eric Heinze was interviewed by Indus News on the rising levels of Islamophobia faced by people across North East England
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London is supporting a free legal advisory service in Nairobi, Kenya, in collaboration with Strathmore University.
Dr Eva Nanopoulos pens an opinion piece for Al Jazeera about Woodrow Wilson's racist legacy
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott writes for Prospect arguing that recent landmark cases are being too eagerly hailed as progressive victories
Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas' evidence to Parliament is featured in The Guardian
The GAR Awards are the most high-profile annual events in the field of International Arbitration
Dr Matthieu Burnay addresses some concerns on the Belgium-China extradition treaty for De Standaard
Lauren Holmes, a full-time postgraduate student enrolled on the Laws LLM programme and a Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) Student Leader, shares her experience of organising a mock Plea in Mitigation advocacy exercise.
Yvonne Kramo has penned a blog for the Bar Council about the important work that Black Protest Legal Support UK are doing
Professor Rosa Lastra has co-written a letter in the Financial Times in response to an article suggesting that policymakers have not focused on how to restrain excessive leverage
Dr Hedi Viterbo and Yulia Ioffe comment on how Russia, and many other countries, have used the child rights rhetoric to defend homophobia and oppression
Professor Julia Hornle discussed international gambling regulation on the BBC World Service Radio
Dr Ruth Fletcher has penned a blog post for the Bill of Health at Harvard Law School
Argentina: restructuring in the time of Covid-19
16 June 2020
Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was featured in the Financial Times speaking on sovereign debt
This project will reconsider the intersection between law and economics with an emphasis on the contribution that law can make to economic conceptions of money
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his work on the transition to decentralized energy in a new article
The School of Law was ranked 27th overall, up two places from last year
In piece for the ezine Jadaliyya, Dr Hedi Viterbo, along with Lisa Hajjar, explain how the drawings offer alternative ways of thinking about tourture
The article looks at regulation, innovation, and technology for the 21st century energy goals
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas has just published a two-volume book with the findings of his WiseGRID research grant, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program
The London Arts and Humanities Partnership offers up to 90 studentships a year and are highly competitive
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his most recent research on free trade agreements, bilateral investment treaties, and sustainability
Dr Violeta Moreno Lax comments on on Italy’s deal with Libya regarding migrant ‘pull-backs’ for The Correspondent
The Legal Advice Centre and qLegal will support the new initiative by creating online toolkits
Dr Davor Jancic has written a piece for the LSE Brexit Blog arguing the UK Government's position breaks with a tradition of inter-parliamentary co-operation that long predates the EU
Professor Rosa Lastra and Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal took part in an online Private Debt Workshop
Professor Malik Dahlan speaks to CGTN about US states bringing legal action against China
We need the Sabbath's calm more than ever
18 May 2020
Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC explores the importance of the holy Sabbath in promoting rest and tranquility during the Covid-19 pandemic
The project examines the scholarship and political life of one of the twentieth’s century’s most distinguished jurists: Professor Sir Neil MacCormick (1941-2009)
Alumni event in Toronto
15 May 2020
Professor Penny Green shares some insights into her work with ISCI, which is a cross-disciplinary research, centre comprising a community of scholars working to further our understanding of state crime.
In a piece for The Conversation, Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal argues that a blanket moratorium on debt for Africa risks costing African countries much of the hard won gains many have achieved over the past 15 years
Research on pension funds by Professor Rosa Lastra featured in Financial Times
Professor Penny Green tells us about the pioneering research carried out by The International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary University of London
Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax comments on the status of migrants and the dangers they face in the coronavirus crisis for AP News
Dr Michaela MacDonald comments on gamers' rights to their digital property for Thomas Rueters Foundation
Universities should be spaces for democratic innovation
30 April 2020
Dr Jeffery Kennedy has co-written a piece for Times Higher Education exploring ways of involving students far more deeply in the decisions that affect them
UN human rights representative for Myanmar steps down
29 April 2020
Dr Ronan Lee speaks to Al-Jazeera about Yanghee Lee stepping down after spending six years raising the alarm on atrocities committed against the Rohingya minority
Creditors must unite to find economic solutions
29 April 2020
Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was interviewed by Bloomberg Radio’s Daybreak Europe programme about debt relief for developing countries during coronavirus
Lenders and Investors need to be part of the solution
29 April 2020
Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal co-signs an open letter to to the IMF and the World Bank urging for sovereign debt relief to help countries during the Covid-19 crisis
The presentation by Professor Leal-Arcas is forthcoming as a scientific article titled “Climate Clubs and International Trade across the European and International Landscape"
Professor Neve Gordon and Professor Penny Green have published a blog on Open Democracy on how the Covid-19 crisis exposes state crime across the globe
Professor Elspeth Guild has co-written a blog for the Horizon 2020 project PROTECT! on refugees and external borders in Europe during Covid19
From the London to the Port of Spain
15 April 2020
Hear from the first School of Law students to take part in the Clinical Legal Exchange Programme in Trinidad and Tobago
Disney and chill
14 April 2020
Professor Johanna Gibson talks to Wired about Disney+, and how much control Disney now has on where and how it's shows can be watched
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas has just published his most recent book: International Trade, Investment and the Rule of Law
A new book authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London is the first to offer an interdisciplinary approach on one of the most neglected dimensions of legal thought; imagination.
Cuba’s doctors are in high demand
8 April 2020
Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal talks to The Economist about Cuba exporting doctors to pay sovereign debt
qLegal supports CoachBright campaign
7 April 2020
The campaign supports schools and food poverty charities, who will then provide meals to the families who need them the most during Covid-19
Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas has written a blog for UK in a Changing Europe about the partnership on security and criminal justice co-operation being a key priority for both the UK and the EU after Brexit.
Professor Neve Gordon wrote an opinion piece for The Nation discussing the Gaza Strip’s ill-preparedness to tackle an outbreak of Coronavirus
Myanmar’s lockdown on truth
24 March 2020
Professor Penny Green talks to Byline Times about the impact of Myanmar’s denial of COVID-19 on its own citizens and the rest of the world
The coronavirus conundrum and human rights
23 March 2020
Professor Neve Gordon co-authored an opinion discussing the human rights implications of coronavirus measures being put in place
The School of Law at Queen Mary has been working with The Future Leaders Programme to host a series of workshops designed to develop young people’s leadership skills and inspire them to make informed decisions about their future by giving them access to new opportunities.
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, in partnership with Argans Ltd (Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth Observation), has won a bid to carry out ground-breaking research for the European Space Agency
Students are doing it for themselves (and for others)
18 March 2020
Teams of qLegal students recently reported their findings at the end of a new networking programme piloted by qLegal this year
Professor Penelope Andrews joined Queen Mary’s School of Law as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow (DVF) at the beginning of March and will return for a second period from 9 May to 21 May. She shares some insights into her career and experience as a DVF at the School of Law.
Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas at the 2020 CEPS Ideas Lab
10 March 2020
Queen Mary University of London is one of many top UK law schools enjoying an increase in LLM applications from non-EU students.
Law at Queen Mary ranked top 30 in the world
6 March 2020
Law at Queen Mary University of London was ranked 30th in the world and 7th in the UK.
His evidence was given at a joint EU Justice Sub-Committee and the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee session on future cooperation with the EU, 3 March
A Professor of Law from Queen Mary University of London has been named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The new Fellows comprise leading thinkers and experts from Scotland and around the world, whose work has had a significant impact on the country.
The book is an interdisciplinary study of the value of ‘artefactual language’ and practices of imagination in the common law tradition
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, presented his current research titled “Exploring the links between international trade law and climate change.” His presentation took place at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Windsor, Canada, on 24 February 2020.
Aiming at sustainable trade in the context of the Rule of Law
26 February 2020
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, publishes his article titled “Aiming at sustainable trade in the context of the Rule of Law: What role for citizens and how international trade can help reduce fossil-fuel consumption.”
He was nominated for his Roebuck Annual lecture, given in June 2019 at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Regulations for air transport may prove ineffective
20 February 2020
The study by Cloud Legal at Queen Mary University of London was featured in CISOMAG and Tech Xplore
His articles are due to be published in the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Law
This new book brings together artciles challenging traditional methods of teaching law
Interoperability as a Rule of Law Challenge
13 February 2020
Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas publisheshas written a new piece for the Blog Forum of the EUI on Interoperability in Europe’s Area of Free3dom, Security and Justice
Dr Remy Gerbay promoted to partner in US law firm
12 February 2020
Dr Eva Nanopoulos's new book, which offers a critical study of EU sanctions, is published by Hart.
Google Heads to EU Court in Episode 1 of $9 Billion Trilogy
11 February 2020
Professor Ioannis Kokkoris comments on Google’s decade-long antitrust fight with the European Union for Bloomberg
Google’s Fitbit Deal Tests Merger Cops Eyeing Data Giants
11 February 2020
Professor Ioannis Kokkoris comments on Google’s plan to buy Fitbit Inc. in an article for Bloomberg.
Wednesday 22 January saw the official launch of the CCLS 40th Anniversary Celebrations with the Postgraduate Law Professional Mentoring Programme, organised by the Queen Mary PG Law Careers Team for postgraduate students.
Maks Del Mar, Professor of Legal Theory at Queen Mary University of London, has co-edited a collection with Professor Amalia Amaya (Edinburgh/UNAM), on the relations between Virtue, Emotion and Imagination in Law and Legal Reasoning (Hart).
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London is pleased to announce that MYBA the Worldwide Yachting Association has provided CCLS with two scholarships to support two students in their studies.
Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security at Queen Mary University of London, is one of the twenty scholars invited by the German Law Journal to address the Challenges facing the European Union in the new decade.
Will ruling of world's highest court help Rohingya Muslims?
24 January 2020
Dr Thomas MacManus, Director of the International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary University of London appeared on Aljazeera: Inside Story to discuss the ruling on the Myanmar Rohingya case in the International Court of Justice.
qLegal students reboot T&Cs for online paralegal agency F-LEX
The £300,000 grant will address the gap between law, policy, and access to both support services and justice for domestic abuse victims.
On Friday, 13 December 2019, Dr Saskia Hufnagel (School of Law, Queen Mary University of London) and Prof Duncan Chappell (University of Sydney Law School) launched their co-edited Palgrave Handbook on Art Crime (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) at the University of Sydney Law School.
Following a symposium in April 2018, Ratio Juris, a leading legal theory journal, has published a symposium of the papers on Roger Cotterrell’s 'Sociological Jurisprudence: Juristic Thought and Social Inquiry' (Routledge, 2017).
The Institute for Global Law, Economics and Finance (IGLEF) at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) in Argentina, continue to strengthen their partnership aimed at advancing research and promoting robust academic practices in postgraduate education.
Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair holder in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, will be the keynote speaker at an annual international energy law and policy conference in Finland.
Bloomberg joins the 3-way partnership with long-standing partnert Ropes & Gray LLP
qLegal looks to the future with its new Advisory Board
20 November 2019
qLegal's new advisory board brings together leading figures from the worlds of law, tech, innovation and enterprise and will focus future development.
Queen Mary School of Law Doctoral Researcher wins prize for best paper
30 September 2019
The paper was authored by QMIPRI and Queen Mary University of London School of Law doctoral researcher Lucius Klobučník and Dr Li (Thomas) Lu, Assistant Professor at Shih Hsin University College of Law, Taiwan.