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QMUL School of Law ranked ninth in UK for 3* and 4* research
22 December 2014

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is ninth in the UK for 3* and 4* research, according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Our groaning global energy system leaves us all vulnerable
4 December 2014

In this article, Rafael Leal-Arcas, of QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), argues that our system of global energy governance is ad hoc and in need of reform.

Professor Catherine Rogers' new book 'Ethics in International Arbitration'
21 November 2014

Professor Catherine Rogers writes the first treatise to analyse the ambiguities and conflicting rules present in international arbitration.

QMUL Partners with Chinese University of Hong Kong for new Arbitration Survey in China
20 November 2014

The School of International Arbitration (SIA) at Queen Mary University of London is to partner with the Chinese University of Hong Kong to carry out a survey on 'Chinese Corporate Attitudes to Arbitration'.

Professor Seán McConville calls for Royal Commission on the penal system
18 November 2014

Our penal system is dangerously dysfunctional and only a Royal Commission can fix it, according to a new report from from Professor Seán McConville and Sir Louis Blom-Cooper.

Two prestigious appointments for QMUL's Shazia Choudhry
14 November 2014

Shazia Choudhry, Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed Specialist Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Web Summit 2014 qLegal: 'Summing up' Web Summit 2014
12 November 2014

qLegal, Queen Mary University of London's free legal advice service for tech start-up companies and entrepreneurs, attended Web Summit on 4-6 November 2014 in Dublin. Web Summit is a technology-industry conference, centered on IT, attracting over 22,000 attendees from 109 countries.

Opting out of European Arrest Warrant will make Britain less safe, says Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas
6 November 2014

Britain risks becoming a safe haven for fugitives if it opts out of the European Arrest Warrant, according to Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of Department of Law and Professor of European Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Professor Sir Neil MacCormick QMUL publishes archive dedicated to life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick
30 October 2014

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have published a digital archive dedicated to the life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick (1941-2009), one of the twentieth century’s most important jurists.

Events Schedule: Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context
24 September 2014

The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC), Queen Mary University of London's home for multidisciplinary research into the global dimensions of law and society, recently announced its events schedule for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year. Below are some highlighted events:

QMUL LLM Student wins International Bar Association scholarship
23 September 2014

Omolola Agbaje-Williams, an LLM student in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary, was the recent recipient of a scholarship from the International Bar Association following her winning application in the Intellectual Property and Technology Section.

QMUL team reach final four in Oxford University's Price Media Law International Moot Court Competition
23 September 2014

A team of six LLM students representing Queen Mary University of London navigated their way to a place in the final four of the Price Media International Moot Court Competition held at the Faculty of Law at Oxford University. The competition was held from the 1-4 April and consisted of 35 teams from around the world.

qLegal awarded £90,000 to expand free legal advice programme for entrepreneurs
15 September 2014

The Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at Queen Mary University of London has received a grant of £90,000 to expand qLegal, a community initiative which provides free legal advice to entrepreneurs and technology start-ups.

International State Crime Initiative shortlisted for Times Higher Education Award
4 September 2014

The International State Crime Initiative has been shortlisted for Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards.

Law Summer Graduation Law Summer Graduation 2014
24 July 2014

Law students from Queen Mary University of London were awarded their degrees at the graduation ceremony on 14 July 2014. The 2014 results for law were excellent, with 82 per cent of students graduating with a 2:1 or above.

Darren Low and Theodore Meddick-Dyson Queen Mary University of London students win OUP and BPP National Mooting Competition
11 July 2014

Law students from Queen Mary University of London demonstrated their advocacy skills to win a national moot court competition.

Videos from the Conference on Caste: Critiquing Colonial and Contemporary Constructions
10 July 2014

Academics and community leaders came together to discuss the issue of caste at a one-day conference held in April 2014. The issue of caste was explored in the context of the caste discrimination legislation now on the statute book in the UK via the Equality Act 2010.

Report urges for less reliance on imprisonment as punishment
3 July 2014

A law expert from Queen Mary University of London is among the writers of a new report, which is urging for less reliance on imprisonment as a form of punishment in the UK.

Launch of the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre
1 July 2014

Computer scientists at the University of Cambridge Computer Lab and lawyers in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London are collaborating on research in cloud computing at in a new virtual research centre.

ZUL RAFIQUE Internship Opportunities with ZUL RAFIQUE and partners in Malaysia
24 June 2014

QMUL alumnus Tan Sri Dato' Cecil WM Abraham is offering two Queen Mary law students the opportunity to do a two-week internship at ZUL RAFIQUE & partners (ZRp) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

How does online dispute resolution empower consumers?
16 June 2014

Online dispute resolution (ODR) offers an invaluable means of access to justice for consumers who have a dispute with a business, but are deterred by the costs and barriers involved from going to court.

qLegal students qLegal to run events in London Technology Week 2014
16 June 2014

Queen Mary's free legal advice service for digital start-ups is to take part in London's first ever Technology week from 16 - 20 June 2014.

qLegal takes part in NYC Brooklyn Law event 'From Bleak House to Geek House'
11 June 2014

Experience from Queen Mary’s free legal advice service for digital start-ups was shared at a legal entrepreneurship event in New York.

Newham students with Victor Tunkel from the School of Law Newham pupils take law into their own hands at Queen Mary
2 June 2014

Pupils at two Newham schools will have the chance to recreate ‘live’ court scenes, acting as judges, barristers, solicitors and witnesses, following the successful trial-run of a Queen Mary University of London School of Law initiative.

l-r: Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC, Rowan Davies, William Hague, Anita Tiessen, Amal Alamuddin Campaign launches to end sexual violence in war zones
28 May 2014

Leading female campaigners, human rights lawyers – including Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC – and UNICEF UK joined the Foreign Secretary William Hague this week to discuss how to drive forward international action to end the rape and abuse of children in war zones.

Queen Mary LLM students compete in Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot
2 May 2014

Three LLM Students represented Queen Mary University of London at the 12th annual Intellectual Property Moot Competition at Oxford on 20 - 22 March 2014. The Queen Mary team was Filip Kufrin, Michael Laws and Severine Riviere Naidoo.

LLM students take part in Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Competition
25 April 2014

Queen Mary LLM students achieved a top 10 position in an international arbitration moot competition.

The 9th Annual EU Tax Students Conference
9 April 2014

'European Union Taxation: Latest Insights and Debates' the ninth annual Tax Students Conference took place on 13-14 March 2014. Each year the event, hosted by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London, provides an opportunity for LLM students and early career scholars to establish links with other tax law scholars and professionals from across the world.

Valsamis Mitsilegas Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas advises House of Lords on EU Public Prosecutor proposals
9 April 2014

The House of Lords Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection EU Sub-Committee launched its new inquiry into the role of the proposed new European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) on Wednesday 26 March.

Queen Mary LLM students publish case law to global Competition Law database
8 April 2014

Nine case law comments from seven students have been published by the e-Competitions Bulletin so far in 2014, the highest number since the university partnered with the Bulletin in 2007-8. The scheme was coordinated this year by PhD student Eda Sahin.

QMUL Negotiation Competition 2014 Queen Mary Law Society Negotiation Competition Final 2014
3 April 2014

The final of the Queen Mary Law Society negotiation competition took place on 17 March 2014 at Macfarlanes LLP in London. The competition, which aims to enhance negotiation skills, is run by the student law society and is open to Queen Mary University of London undergraduate students.

Hannah Paige Fry, Sir Brian Leveson and Gillian Hocking Queen Mary's Undergraduate Moot Competition - George Hinde Moot 2014
31 March 2014

Queen Mary's  annual moot competition the 'George Hinde Moot' gives undergraduate students a challenging insight into advocacy and the Bar as they present legal arguments under court room conditions. The four students who competed in the 2014 final on Thursday 20 March were Joseph Broadsmith, Hannah Paige Fry, Gillian Hocking and Devon Wright. Hannah Paige Fry won the moot competition and Gillian Hocking was awarded the first year cup.

Law PhD students benefit as Queen Mary joins the Association of Transnational Law Schools
19 March 2014

Six PhD students from Queen Mary University of London will join doctoral students from across the globe to take part in workshops designed to foster the study of legal issues in a global context.

Two Queen Mary law professors appointed members of the Academy of Social Sciences
17 March 2014

Professor Peter Alldridge and Professor Roger Cotterrell were among 28 academics to be appointed members of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) this year, in recognition of their outstanding and sustained contribution to social sciences in the UK and beyond.

School of Law shortlisted for national pro bono award
11 March 2014

The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is in the running for a top national award for its voluntary work with communities, charities and businesses in east London.

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts elects QML Law alumna
10 March 2014

A graduate of Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law has been awarded the prestigious honour of being elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.

Professor Eric Heinze - Are we really wedded to gay rights?
6 March 2014

For British gay rights campaigners, 2014 already looks like a year to remember. England and Wales will join the small club of nations that allow same-sex couples to marry. Meanwhile, the Sochi winter Olympics have sparked global outrage against Russian homophobia. Surely reasons to celebrate?

Professor Philip Rawlings: Flood insurance: murky waters?
4 March 2014

Floods reinforce the impression of harried communities at the mercy of nature and abandoned by government, emergency services and insurers. Insurance companies are the bad guys, right? It’s not that straightforward.

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