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2022

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 APSA Human Rights book award
22 September 2022

This is the second award given to Dr Viterbo for his book, Problematizing Law, Rights, and Childhood in Israel/Palestine, published by Cambridge University Press.

Jonathan Griffiths Professor Jonathan Griffiths is new Head of the Department of Law from September 2022
20 September 2022

The School of Law welcomed Professor Jonathan Griffiths as the new Head of the Department, with effect from the beginning of September 2022.

Google G logo Google's court setback is good news for landmark EU tech rules
15 September 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris was featured in Reuters and the Daily Mail.

Ioannis Kokkoris wearing a suit and blue tie, standing in front of the ocean The Centre for Commerical Law Studies appoints new Director from September 2022, Professor Ioannis Kokkoris
8 September 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris succeeds Professor Ian Walden, who has been at the helm of The Centre for Commercial Law Studies for the last four years, steering the centre through the difficulty of a pandemic adapting to a new online teaching mode to our widespread international cohort and being a key part of celebrating our forty-year anniversary.

Renisa Mawani and Julie Stone Peters The School of Law at Queen Mary welcomes two new Global Professorial Fellows
7 September 2022

The two new Fellows will ensure the further development of an international research culture at Queen Mary during their 3-year term.

Landscape image of the UK Houses of Parliament at night. Shashi Tharoor is Right About British Racism, But Wrong in Comparing Rishi Sunak With Sonia Gandhi
6 September 2022

Dr Prakash Shah has written and opinion piece for News 18 Shashi Tharoor's comments about racism and the recent Conservative leader elections.

A screen of code Professor Noam Shemtov to speak at an events on Artificial Intelligence in September
2 September 2022

Professor Shemtov is due to speak as an expert in patent law and AI at two events.

A flame burning on a gas hob Don't Pay UK organisers warn people they need to 'understand the risks' of boycotting energy bills
25 August 2022

Dr Garry Gabison was featured in LADBible discussing the calls for a boycott of energy bills.

Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice with the group of participants Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice taught on United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme
24 August 2022

The Fellowship Programme provides high-quality training by prominent international law scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core topics of international law.

Lord Browne Lord Browne Essay Prize 2021/22
24 August 2022

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Lord Browne Energy and Climate Change Law Essay Prize for 2021/22.

Person holding a video game controller in their hands on their lap Study claims country-wide loot box ban isn’t “practically achievable”
11 August 2022

Leon Y. Xiao's research on loot box regulation was featured in NME.

Ukrainian flag Ukraine faces key test on debt freeze plan in bid to avoid messy default
11 August 2022

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was featured in the Daily Mail discussing Ukraine's debt.

Queen Mary University of London and Mishcon de Reya logos First beneficiary of ‘The Mishcon de Reya Scholarship’, in association with Queen Mary University of London, announced
10 August 2022

Mishcon de Reya has announced the first beneficiary of ‘The Mishcon de Reya Scholarship’, in association with the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Tyron Denton, undergraduate winner of Freshfields Scholarship Law undergraduate awarded prestigious Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship
25 July 2022

Tyron Denton, one of our law undergraduate students, was recently awarded a prestigious 2022 scholarship. He shares his experience of the Scheme and why eligible students should also work with their university contact for the scheme to apply.

An astronaut standing on a purple moon facing a purple orb Experts warn NFTs used for money laundering and wash trading
15 July 2022

Dr Saskia Hufnagel appeared on Australia's ABC Radio National Breakfast Show discussing her research on Financial Crime and Non-Fungible Tokens.

A police officer holding a video camera recording EU’s frontex tripped in its plan for ‘intrusive’ surveillance of migrants
7 July 2022

Dr Niovi Vavoula speaks to Balkan Insights about the PeDRA programme.

Aerial view of St Petersberg Russian debt default: experts explain what it means for Russia and for global financial markets
4 July 2022

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal writes for the Conversation Russia’s recent default on its foreign debt.

Avi Bhandari, Abhinav Kumar, and Juan Alberto Pulido Lock group photo Queen Mary team won the Games Industry Law Summit international mooting competition
4 July 2022

On 6 May 2022, the Queen Mary team composed of LLM students Avi Bhandari, Abhinav Kumar, and Juan Alberto Pulido Lock, attained the first place in the Legal Challenge V.

(left to right) Professor Duncan Matthews. (QMIPRI), Nika Videtic (LLM student 2021-22), Tom Carver (Partner at White & Black) Oxford based law firm White & Black award prize for best Queen Mary LLM essay in European and US Law of Patents
1 July 2022

Oxford based law firm White & Black has announced that it will be sponsoring an annual prize for best essay in LLM European and US Law of Patents for students studying at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London.

A family seeking refuge after fleeing war Why UK approach to replacing the Human Rights Act is just as worrying as the replacement itself
29 June 2022

Queen Mary's Professor of Human Rights Law, Merris Amos, has written for the Conversation about plans to replace the 1998 Act with a new UK Bill.

The Red Square in Moscow with tourists walking around Russia slides towards default as payment deadline expires
27 June 2022

Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal was featured in the media discusses Russia getting closer to default.

Graffiti on a wall of a girl looking sad using a phone Mishcon de Reya LLP and the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre submit joint submissions to the Public Bill Committee on the Online Safety Bill
27 June 2022

These submissions are made on behalf of victims of image-based sexual abuse (or "revenge porn"), and form part of a project that we have been working on with Mishcon de Reya LLP to consider how the Online Safety Bill can be drafted so as to best protect such victims.

Artefacts of Legal Inquiry book cover Maks Del Mar’s book, Artefacts of Legal Inquiry, wins the IVR’s Commendation for Excellence
22 June 2022

Professor Maks Del Mar’s book, Artefacts of Legal Inquiry, has been awarded the International Association for Legal and Social Philosophy’s Commendation for Excellence in the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.

Lady Justice from behind holding a set of scales Dr Noam Gur co-organises the UK-IVR Annual Conference 2022
22 June 2022

The UK-IVR Annual Conference (‘Law, Rationality and Practical Reason: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives’), co-organised by Dr Noam Gur and his colleagues on the UK-IVR executive, took place on 10 - 11 June 2022.

Cryptocurrency logos Letter: Regulate stablecoins in the same way as bank deposits
16 June 2022

Professor Rosa María Lastra has written in the Financial Times about the call for stablecoins to be regulated in the same manner as money market funds.

A screen of code Queen Mary academics and graduate discuss intellectual property law in the Financial Times
16 June 2022

Professor Duncan Matthews, Professor Noam Shemtov and graduate Olga Gurgula discuss critical issues in the world of IP law in the FT’s 'special reports' on IP series, including Ukraine medicine IP waivers.

Person holding a video game controller in their hands on their lap Leon Xiao receives a grant to investigate loot boxes in Belgium and China
9 June 2022

Leon received a grant of £3,000 from the Academic Forum for the Study of Gambling (AFSG).

Charles Randell in glasses, a suit and blue and gold spotted tie Charles Randell, Chair of the Financial Conduct Authority, gave a speech on ‘Listening up to level up – regulating finance for the whole of the UK’
26 May 2022

The event was held on 20 May 2022 by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

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 and supported by Clifford Chance LLP.

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 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.

Representatives from Jeantet and CCLS at the event is Paris Jeantet becomes a Partner of the Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS)
8 February 2022

Jeantet has signed a three-year partnership with the Queen Mary University of London's Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) to work with students throughout their academic studies.

Phone screen with various social media apps Big Tech Acquisitions Won’t Stop, but It Won’t Be Business as Usual
4 February 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris was interviewed by PYMNTS.com on the regulation of Big Tech.

Image of Frankfurt's Green Bridge with the European Central Bank building in the background Professor Rosa Lastra pens paper on communication in monetary policy
1 February 2022

Professor Lastra has been invited to discuss her paper at the Preparatory Meeting of the Monetary Dialogue between the European Parliament and the European Central Bank.

A medical tester wearing PPE pouring liquid between test tubes Illumina Faces Battle to Save Grail Deal From EU Veto
27 January 2022

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris comments on the deal for Bloomberg.

G7 flags on poles. Left to right: Japan, USA, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Canada and EU Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas took part in the Think7 Inception Conference
26 January 2022

The conference was held in the context of Germany’s G7 Presidency in 2022.

A waterfall in front of Kirkjufell mountain, Iceland A human right to nature: The people suing governments for environmental damage
25 January 2022

Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice speaks to Science Focus about the trend of giving nature its own rights.

“Human Shields: A History of People in the Line of Fire” book cover Professor Neve Gordon runner up for International Ethics Section Book Award 2022
25 January 2022

Professor Gordon, along with co-author Dr Nicola Perugini, were named runners up for their book “Human Shields: A History of People in the Line of Fire”.

Neil MacCormick with a city skyline behind him Professor Maks Del Mar to deliver Inaugural UK IVR MacCormick Lecture
20 January 2022

The title of Professor Del Mar’s lecture is ‘Reading Neil MacCormick’, and is based on his Leverhulme Trust and British Academy funded research into the life and work of Neil MacCormick.

Poster of Rafael's event Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas to present his most recent book at Kadir Has University Faculty of Law, Istanbul, Turkey
20 January 2022

His most recent book titled Climate Clubs for a Sustainable Future: The role of international trade and investment law.

Restitution - The Return of Cultural Artefacts book cover New book from Alexander Herman looks at the return of cultural artefacts
19 January 2022

‘Restitution - The Return of Cultural Artefacts’, published by Lund Humphries, is 'the first balanced, up-to-date and accessible overview of the complex issues surrounding the restitution of cultural property'.

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 blue sky with blig white fluffy clouds Global Antitrust Review Issue 15 - 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.

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