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  • UWE Bristol Law academic cited in the Supreme Court


    The Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the case of Lawrence v Coventry this morning, concerning common law environmental protection and, in particular, the common law of nuisance. The judgment contains a favourable citation of a recent book by Law Department scholar Dr Ben Pontin, called Nuisance Law and Environmental Protection (Lawtext Publishing Ltd, Oxford, 2013).

  • African Law Students Forum organise book of condolence for Nelson Mandela


    Following the passing of the former President of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the African Law Students Forum at UWE decided to organise a book of condolence for the whole UWE community to sign.

  • South West's finest out in force for UWE Bristol's Law Fair


    UWE's Bristol Institute of Legal Practice held another successful law fair on Wednesday 27 November 2013. The 'Entering the Legal Profession' event marked the coming home conclusion to the law fair season for over 30 law firms and barristers' Chambers, and represented the biggest turn out from the profession since the event started four years ago. The UWE Bristol fair is unique in that it is the only law fair that focusses exclusively on the South West region.

  • UWE report says EU fishing rules reform could lead to legal challenges to overfishing


    A new report published by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) says that reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) could pave the way for legal action by campaign groups if scientific advice on fish stocks is ignored.

    The report, commissioned by ocean conservation charity Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) , says that quota allocations for threatened fish stocks including sole, cod and sea bass could face legal challenges for the first time.

  • UWE graduate wins Bristol Law Student of the Year award


    One of UWE Bristol's recently-graduated Law students, Elffin Farnon-Turner, has been selected as 2013 Law Student of the Year by the Bristol Law Society.

    Elffin, who graduated with a first class honours degree, won the award for his hard work whilst studying at UWE. During this time he also played a leading role in setting up and managing a project to provide pro bono legal representation for clients whose disability benefits had been stopped.

  • Independent UN human rights expert to speak at UWE on violence against women


    Independent UN expert Professor Rashida Manjoo is to give an address at UWE Bristol on current worldwide concerns relating to violence against women on 30 October. The distinguished legal professorial address has been organised by human rights and gender and equality experts from UWE's Bristol Law School.

  • UWE expert available for commentary relating to latest crime statistics and rise in recorded sexual offences


    Professor Phil Rumney, Professor of Criminal Justice at UWE Bristol is available for expert commentary in relation to the latest crime figures released today.

  • UWE lawyer works with the UN on community rights to protect the environment


    A legal expert from UWE Bristol is part of a global initiative to increase understanding of the links between human rights and environmental protection.

    Dr Jona Razzaque, Associate Professor of Environmental Law at UWE, is a member of an influential group contributing to the work of Professor John Knox, recently appointed as expert on human rights and the environment by the UN's Human Rights Council.

  • UWE Bristol law students stage mock courtroom event for school


    UWE Bristol law students will be demonstrating their knowledge of international humanitarian law to a group of A level students from the City of Bristol College on Thursday 8 February.

    The law students will be running a mock trial based on the trial of Thomas Lubanga at the International Criminal Court and the A level students will have the chance to take part as lawyers, witnesses, judges and jurors, giving them an insight into the workings of a courtroom.

  • UWE Bristol Law students win 'Speaking Championship' in Cambodia


    Three law students from UWE Bristol have just returned triumphant from Cambodia after winning the International Springboard-Kaplan English Speaking Championship 2013.

    The event took place at Chatomok Convention Hall, Phnom Penh on 24 January 2013.

  • New work placement opportunities for UWE Bristol law students


    UWE's Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) is offering an exciting new work placement opportunity to students as part of a new collaboration with leading international law firm CMS McKenna.

    UWE's best performing Civil Litigation and Property LPC (Legal Practice Course) students will be interviewed for the chance to join CMS McKenna's Bristol office in summer 2013 for a work placement.

  • UWE's Bristol Institute of Legal Practice annual law fair


    The event, now in its third year, is steadily growing and this year attracted over 20 local and regional law firms as well as seven barristers' Chambers as exhibitors. The exhibitors' stands were again located in the actual LPC and BPTC teaching rooms, and this created the unusually direct atmosphere in which BILP students could meet the local employers, and vice versa. The fair was preceded by informative presentations of the LPC, BPTC and GDL courses to undergraduate students who are considering a career in the Law.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Professor Dato' Dr. Hassan Said


    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Professor Dato' Dr. Hassan Said.

  • UWE Bristol to host 20th anniversary celebration event


    UWE Bristol alumni and staff are invited to reminisce and celebrate the achievements of the University at a special 20th anniversary celebration event. The all day event will take place on Saturday 6 October 2012 at UWE's Frenchay Campus.

  • UWE Bristol awards honorary degree to Gerald Lee


    UWE Bristol will award the Honorary Degree of Master of Business Administration to Gerald Lee in recognition of his leadership and transformation of St Monica Trust and for its role in providing groundbreaking services to the elderly and those with dementia.

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