#FerryGate: Dr Albert Sanchez-Graells submits written evidence to House of Commons Committee 17 January 2019 As part of its December 2018 'No-Deal Brexit' preparations, the Department of Transport issued contracts for additional shipping freight capacity - in what Twitter swiftly labelled #FerryGate. The Law School's Dr Albert Sanchez-Graells has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee in the inquiry on “Freight and Brexit", addressing the potential illegality of these contracts.
- Call for Papers: Decolonisation and the Law School 18 January 2019 Submissions are open until 31 March 2019 for papers for a one-day workshop examining decolonisation and academic practice in UK Law Schools, to be held on 13 September 2019 at the University of Bristol Law School.
- #FerryGate: Dr Albert Sanchez-Graells submits written evidence to House of Commons Committee 17 January 2019 As part of its December 2018 'No-Deal Brexit' preparations, the Department of Transport issued contracts for additional shipping freight capacity - in what Twitter swiftly labelled #FerryGate. The Law School's Dr Albert Sanchez-Graells has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee in the inquiry on “Freight and Brexit", addressing the potential illegality of these contracts.
- Professor Andrew Charlesworth helps to develop free tools to empower public in online privacy 16 January 2019 Protecting personal information while surfing the web or using apps is a concern for many of us and successfully shielding such data can be a struggle. To tackle this challenge, the EU-funded Privacy Flag project, in which the Law School's Professor Andrew Charlesworth was a co-investigator, has established a user-friendly monitoring and protection system which includes free tools for the public.
- UN Appoints Law School Alumnus as Judge for International Criminal Tribunals 11 January 2019 University of Bristol alumnus Judge Yusuf Aksar, who completed his PhD at the Law School in 2000, was elected as a judge for the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“Mechanism”) by the UN General Assembly on 21 December 2018.
- University of Bristol Law School academic roadshow in the Middle East 10 January 2019 In November 2018, University of Bristol academics and international officers visited schools in the UAE, Jordan and Qatar and met with prospective students. The academics had the opportunity to advise students on how to prepare strong university applications and gave them insights into studying at Bristol.
- An Interview with Alumnus Tom Purton, Head of Commercial, IP and Technology at Travers Smith 9 January 2019 Tom Purton, Head of the Commercial, IP and Technology Department at Travers Smith is ranked as one of the leading commercial lawyers in the UK by the legal directories. Tom's career illustrates the diverse routes that can be taken within law, the impact of technology on the industry and how specialising can help law remain an attractive career for bright, talented people.
- Brexit Briefing September - December 2018 18 December 2018 Academics from the University of Bristol Law School continue to share knowledge, debate and listen to opinion at a national, regional and local level.
- Law Clinic student film: Our work with CLIC Sargent 17 December 2018 Student advisors from the University of Bristol Law Clinic have made a new short video explaining their outreach work with CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading cancer charity. The video outlines information on the pro bono services aimed at helping parents of children and young people living with cancer in terms of managing the legal obstacles that arise with the diagnosis.
- Dr Clair Gammage speaks to BBC Newsnight about Brexit 6 December 2018 Dr Clair Gammage, Senior Lecturer in Law, provided expertise on EU trade law in an interview with BBC Newsnight on 30 November, commenting on new trade deals post-Brexit.
- Law School students' 'Question Time' with President of the Family Division 5 December 2018 On Friday 23 November, Family Law students at Bristol University welcomed the new President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane for a Question Time with a difference.