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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.

The Fore logo qLegal partners with The Fore to host an IP workshop for charitable organisations
15 December 2021

In these challenging times, qLegal recognises the importance of extending pro bono legal support to small businesses, including to charities and social enterprises.

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 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 10-11 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.

A phone screen displaying various social media icons New report urges reforms to give families better access to the digital assets of deceased loved ones
21 September 2021

Families need better support from social media companies and the government when it comes to accessing the digital assets of ill or deceased loved ones, according to the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London and STEP.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas gives written evidence to the House of Commons COP26 and international trade
17 September 2021

He gave the evidence to the House of Commons’ International Trade Committee.

A residential area of Port au Prince, Haiti Haiti: Why 2021 is and is not 2010
16 September 2021

Dr Angela Sherwood has written an option piece for Aljazeera following the earthquake in Haiti last August.

Queen Mary Law students gathered round a laptop in the graduate centre Queen Mary ranked in Top 10 for law in the Guardian University Guide 2022
13 September 2021

Queen Mary University of London has ranked 8th in the UK for Law, up four places from 2021.

The EU flag with a padlock in the middle of the circle of stars Queen Mary Leads on EU Data Protection Training
8 September 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London trained a Professional Services Firm on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect on 25 May 2017.

Guan H Tang profile image Dr Guan H. Tang discusses AI, and Social Media, Copyright and Censorship at academic conferences
7 September 2021

The conferences were hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Intellectual Property Institute at Fordham Law School.

Library books arranged on a shelf The sins of authors should not bar their works from reading lists
3 September 2021

Professor Heinze wrote a piece for the Times Higher Education which argues a students’ task is never to read authors uncritically but to fully grasp all sides of every argument.

Professor Stavros Brekoulakis Professor Stavros Brekoulakis to teach at The Hague Academy Summer School
1 September 2021

He will be teaching on their prestigious Summer Course on Private International Law.

Zoom panel of India that is Bharat book launch: Top right-left - J Sai Deepak, Alo, and Dr Gautam Sen. Bottom left-right - Dr Prakash Shah, and Dr Anand Ranganathan Dr Prakash Shah takes part in book launch for 'India that is Bharat'
17 August 2021

The event was part of the Arth: A Culture Fest series and was graced by Her Highness Princess Aswathi Thirunal Gouri Lakshmi Bayi of the Travancore Royal Family.

Basanti Mardemootoo, Rojae Brown, and Mara Ioniță standing together in front of a trophy case Victory for Queen Mary University of London at the Nuremberg Moot Court Competition 2021
12 August 2021

The team shares their experience of the competition, how they prepared and what lead to them winning.

Steam coming from factory chimneys Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new research on how trade agreements can help decarbonize the economy
10 August 2021

The research explores the potential of the trading system in contributing to decarbonization, focusing on the EU and international level.

An image of Facebook and Snapchat social icons on a phone screen Has the Time Come to End Anonymity on Social Media?
9 August 2021

In response to recent discussions about social media and racism, the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre and legal firm Mishcon de Reya have published a joint editorial piece tackling the issue of anonymity online.

EU flag Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas to speak at an international conference on EU energy security
30 July 2021

Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas, Jean Monnet Chair in EU International Economic Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been invited to speak on "The Law of the Security of Energy Supply in the EU" at the Center for European Studies at the University of Lyon 3, Lyon, France, 4-5 November 2021. View the full programme for the event [PDF 547KB].

A row of Covid-19 vaccine vials with syringes Professor Duncan Matthews comments on a Covid-19 IP waiver and pandemic preparedness
27 July 2021

Professor Matthews was interviewed by Pharma Technology Focus and Aljazeera.

A gold trophy above the words 'GOLD TROPHY WINNER QUEEN MARY ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SOCIETY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD' Alternative Dispute Resolution Society successes and activities 2020-21
26 July 2021

First-class year for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society: Gold Trophy and Professional Development Award Winners for their excellent, numerous and diverse opportunities.

A digital image of a padlock surrounded by fragmented glass on a purple background Professor Julia Hörnle discusses internet regulation
23 July 2021

Professor Hörnle took part in a BCS Webinar on Long-arm Legislation and took part in a TRT Roundtable Session on the Online Safety Bill.

Neve Gordon profile image Why did Netanyahu vote against a law he wholly embraces?
22 July 2021

Professor Neve Gordon has written an opinion piece for Aljazeera on the Israeli politician, Benjamin Netanyahu.

A person checking financial data on a smartphone Bank of England must spell out risks of quantitative easing, according to new report
21 July 2021

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has published its report on the policies of the Bank of England. Professor Rosa Lastra at Queen Mary University of London acted as Special Advisor to the group, providing expert evidence, which informed the findings.

Pregnant person caressing their stomach On care, coercion and childbirth in the Court of Protection
7 July 2021

New blog from Dr Ruth Fletcher analyses Court of Protection decision involving a pregnant woman living with agoraphobia.

Queen Mary LLB student with raised hand in lecture Queen Mary named top 10 for law by the Complete University Guide 2022
29 June 2021

Queen Mary University of London has been ranked 10th in the UK for Law by the Complete University Guide 2022, up 17 places from 2021.

Prakash Shah Dr Prakash Shah discusses 'The Promiscuity of Anti-Caste Activism'
18 June 2021

Dr Shah was in conversation for an event hosted by the Coalition of Hindus of North America (CoHNA)

Map of the Mediterranean, showing Portugal, Italy, Spain, Greece, South East Europe and North Africa Queen Mary Lead Study Investigates the EU Approach to Migration in the Mediterranean
17 June 2021

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax was lead author of the expert study that examines the EU approach on migration in the Mediterranean, covering developments from the 2015 refugee crisis up to the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

Image of Dana Droz William & Mary Draper’s Company Scholarship recipient success
11 June 2021

Dana Drožina recently graduated with an LLM from the College of William & Mary in the USA, with one of the highest overall grade point averages in class.

Séan McConville profile image Professor Seán McConville appears on the Mile End Institute Podcast
9 June 2021

This feature-length episode launches the final part of his trilogy, 'Irish Political Prisoners from 1848 to 2000'.

A smart phone lock screen with code access Digital forensics experts prone to bias, study shows
3 June 2021

Professor Ian Walden was featured in The Guardian

A person holding a sign saying 'save our planet' in a dump full of rubbish The trade system is key to tackling climate change, not environmental agreements, according to new book
2 June 2021

A new book authored by Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas provides a radical new insight into how climate change can be tackled by using the trade system.

Pylons in a field of yellow flowers Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes new research on sustainability
1 June 2021

His research was published in Emory International Law Review and Compliance and Environmental Law.

Cover the 2nd edition of Cloud Computing Law The 2nd edition of Cloud Computing Law has just been published
20 May 2021

This expanded and fully updated new edition covers in detail the legal and regulatory implications of what many people simply call ‘the cloud’.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales Democratic Legacies in the Post-Pandemic University: Reflections on a Students’ Jury
19 May 2021

Dr Jeffrey Kennedy and Queen Mary LLB Student Karoline Leitgeb penned an article for The Post-Pandemic University on their new approach to decision-making.

Queens' Building against a blue sky Schools of History and Law receive gender equality awards
13 May 2021

Queen Mary University of London's School of History and School of Law have both been awarded the prestigious Athena Swan Bronze Award by Advance HE.

Artefacts of Legal Inquiry book cover Scholarly Blog on Imagination hosts a Symposium on Professor Del Mar’s book
10 May 2021

The Junkyard of the Mind – a scholarly blog devoted to the study of imagination – has hosted a multi-disciplinary symposium on Professor Maks Del Mar’s Artefacts of Legal Inquiry: The Value of Imagination in Adjudication (2020).

Syrian migrants / refugees arrive from Turkey on boat through sea with cold water near Molyvos, Lesbos on an overload dinghy. Leaving Syria that has war Deaths at sea highlight failings in Europe migration policy
10 May 2021

Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax has been featured in AP News, Aljazeera and Euronews.

A black and white photo of prison cell bars Dirty protests: why Irish republican prisoners smeared their cells with faeces to make a political statement during the Troubles
10 May 2021

Professor Seán McConville has written an opinion piece for The Conversation on how Northern Ireland protests were taken to the extreme in the 1970s and 1980s during the Troubles.

Tree in a desert in Morocco Arbitration still seen as the best process for resolving international disputes, even in times of pandemic
6 May 2021

The School of International Arbitration (Queen Mary University of London) is delighted to launch the results of its twelfth major empirical International Arbitration Survey. This is the fifth one in partnership with international law firm White and Case LLP.

Dr Caroline Morris Queen Mary School of Law Academic accredited as an official Electoral Observer by the UK Electoral Commission
5 May 2021

Dr Caroline Morris was accredited ahead of local elections and the London Mayoral elections taking place in the UK on 6 May.

valsamis mitsilegas profile image Professor Mitsilegas cited in Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Report
5 May 2021

Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas's oral evidence has been cited extensively in a recent Report published by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.

An iPhone screen with apps, including Spotify, laying on a white table Professor Ioannis Kokkoris discusses the EU Apple Antitrust Case
5 May 2021

Professor Kokkoris was interviewed for CGTN Europe

Person wearing headphones crossing the street 'It's a Crazy Issue' – The Bizarre World of Scam Audiobooks
22 April 2021

Professor Johanna Gibson was featured in Vice 

Séan McConville profile image Tale of how imprisonment shaped Irish political events begins with a paradox
13 April 2021

Professor Séan McConville was featured in The Irish News 

Image of Nikoleta winner of ORAS mooting competition Double Degree Student Wins Mooting Competition in English and French Law
6 April 2021

Nikoleta Konstantellou shares her experience of taking part in the first ever ORAS English and French Law Mooting Competition.

Star of David and religious texts laid out in a synagogue Was Einstein an Anti-Semite?
1 April 2021

Professor Never Gordon was featured in in Inside Higher Education

A mural depicting Bobby Sands who died in prison whilst on hunger strike in 1981 Prisoners not politicians were key to the Good Friday Agreement succeeding, according to new book
1 April 2021

Irish Political Prisoners 1960-2000 by Seán McConville from Queen Mary University of London provides one of the most comprehensive accounts of the Northern Ireland troubles to date.

Cargo ship on a river in Georgia Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas presents his latest research at an international conference on emerging trends in international trade law
31 March 2021

Professor Leal-Arcas' latest research focuses on international trade and climate change

valsamis mitsilegas profile image Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas' work cited by Advocate General of the Court of Justice
30 March 2021

Professor Mitsilegas was also cited by the the House of Lords EU Committee.

Screenshot of the finals of the CPR International Mediation Competition 2021 over zoom Queen Mary Team triumphs at the CPR International Mediation Competition 2021
25 March 2021

Jessica Sblendorio, Comparative and International Dispute Resolution LLM Student, and Andra Tofan, 3rd Year LLB English and European Law Student, at Queen Mary University of London won against the University of São Paolo in the Final Negotiation Round of the CPR (Conflict Prevention and Resolution) International Mediation Competition 2021.

Phoebe Okowa, Professor of Public International Law Queen Mary Professor nominated to UN International Law Commission
24 March 2021

Professor Phoebe Okowa has been nominated to the United Nations' International Law Commission by the Government of Kenya.

A lamp post with a sticker stating 'End London Rule' written against the Scottish flag, and another sticker below of the Scottish flag with the EU stars overlayed New research paints a picture of how indy Scotland can thrive
22 March 2021

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, from Queen Mary's School of Law was featured in The National on how an independent Scotland could face challenges.

Pylons in a field of yellow flowers Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes the outcome of his two major research grants
9 March 2021

Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes the last of a long series of publications resulting from his two major research grants, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

EU and Union Jack waving in front of Big Ben Dr Davor Jancic speaks at policy event on UK-EU parliamentary cooperation
9 March 2021

The event was hosted by the Institute for the Study of European Law at the City Law School.

A fan art recreation of the Simpsons house Could The Simpsons replace its voice actors with AI deepfakes?
8 March 2021

Professor Johanna Gibson was featured in Wired discussing the law around deepfake technology.

Myanmar flag blowing in the wind Myanmar cracked down brutally on protests. It may get worse
8 March 2021

Dr Ronan Lee and Professor Penny Green were featured in the media discussing the situation in Myanmar.

A globe turned to display Asia Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his research on climate change mitigation law and policy in the BRICS
8 March 2021

This chapter examines the climate change mitigation law and policy of five major developing countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (i.e., the BRICS).

Lots of currency symbols in a neon green floating on a black background Queen Mary teams up with leading law firms to deliver Executive Education course
8 March 2021

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London has launched its first ever International Asset Tracing and Recovery Executive Education course.

Thomas MacManus giving a lecture to a group of Queen Mary Undergraduate Law students Queen Mary ranked top 30 in the world and 7th in the UK for law
4 March 2021

The rankings were compiled by the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales The School of Law wins the prestigious ESU-Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition
26 February 2021

On Monday 4 January 2021, two students representing the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, won the 48th Essex Court Chambers-English Speaking Union National Mooting Competition 2019-2020, which was held remotely.

Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, 1930–2021 
26 February 2021

His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, who donated his library to the Centre of Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) from the Centre for Global Energy Studies (CGES)has sadly passed away this week, aged 90.  

Myanmar flag blowing in the wind Queen Mary academics comment on the protests in Myanmar following a military coup
25 February 2021

Dr Ronan Lee was featured in the Daily Mail and Professor Penny Green in Italian news outlet, il Giornale.

Steam coming from factory chimneys Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas publishes his recent research in top law journals
25 February 2021

Professor Leal-Arcas's research focuses on law, climate change and trade.

Buddhist temple in Mandalay, Myanmar Myanmar: Political detentions continue
15 February 2021

Professor Penny Green was interviewed on The Monocle24

Internet Jurisdiction: Law & Practice book cover with an oil painting of clouds Queen Mary Professor publishes a new book on internet law and jurisdiction
4 February 2021

“Internet Jurisdiction: Law & Practice” looks at both public and private law to give a holistic view of internet jurisdiction.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales Professor Kate Malleson has penned a blog on 'The problem of judicial diversity'
3 February 2021

The blog was written for the Judicial Power Project, which focuses on the proper scope of the judicial power within the constitution.

EU flag Dr Davor Jancic cited in UK and EU parliamentary reports
29 January 2021

On 21 January 2021, the House of Commons Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union published its final report, which addresses the shape of future parliamentary scrutiny of UK-EU relations.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. Dr Davor Jancic pens blog on the implications of the UK-EU Trade Deal for the UK Parliament
20 January 2021

Dr Jancic's blog was published by the UK Constitutional Law Association

A digital image of a padlock surrounded by fragmented glass on a purple background Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas presented evidence to two parliamentary committees
14 January 2021

He spoke on the impact of the EU-UK post-Brexit Trade and Co-operation Agreement on law enforcement and security co-operation

View of a glass office building from the ground up with the cloudy blue sky reflected on the surface Global Antitrust Review - call for submissions
5 January 2021

The GAR welcomes contributions dealing with competition law and policy in all jurisdictions, as well as those addressing competition policy issues at regional and international levels

Lightbulb emitting a yellow light with a brain inside Professor Duncan Matthews comments on Covid-19 variant, patents and genome editing
4 January 2021

He was interviewed by Korean radio programme This Morning, and featured in WIPO Magazine.

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