Postdoctoral researcher Dr Damian Clifford underscores some challenges with the current legal framework in addressing commercial practices such as ‘puffing’. He also recounts a few highlights from the Information Law and Policy Centre’s (ILPC)* annual conference, and offers his advice on how to prepare for a PhD viva.
State pensions are the largest item in the UK social security budget. It is estimated to cost £91.6 billion in 2016/17, with 12.9 million recipients paid an average of £7,100 each. Enormous wealth is also managed by the trustees of occupational pension schemes on behalf of members to whom distributions are eventually made as a […]
Dr Francis Calvert Boorman’s research on the history of arbitration for the Access to Justice project at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, reveals why we need to understand the uses of this alternative justice system to explain the workings of 18th-century life.
Dr Ainhoa Montoya, a lecturer at the Institute of Latin American Studies, and international lawyer and researcher, Constanza Pauchulo, report on a project that created a database of legal actions relating to mining conflicts in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Jointly organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and the Committee of Heads of UK Law Schools (CHULS) this workshop, aimed at law school managers and leaders, will focus on wellbeing challenges in relation to performing those leadership roles.
In the centenary year of women’s admission to the legal profession in the UK and Ireland, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is launching a year-long series of talks, exploring key legal landmarks. Speakers drawn from the contributors to the Women’s Legal Landmarks Project published by Hart Publishing, Bloomsbury, will look particularly at laws relating […]
Privacy in the new public sphere, its value and its threats will draw together philosophers, legal scholars and practitioners to facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue focused on the value of privacy in contemporary society, and the threats it faces. Organised by the Institute of Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study, it takes place at Senate […]
The political philosopher and refugee Hannah Arendt, wrote in 1944 that: ‘Everywhere the word “exile” which once had an undertone of almost sacred awe, now provokes the idea of something simultaneously suspicious and unfortunate.’
Professor Diamond Ashiagbor and Steven Whittle introduce the republished Women and the Law, the first book in the UK to examine how the law has perceived and responded to women.
Lisa Davies introduces Law PORT and its collection of online training resources. It is the latest addition to the School of Advanced Study’s platform for Postgraduate Online Research Training (PORT).