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Sophie Howe

Five university staff members recognised by outgoing Future Generations Commissioner

30 January 2023

Changemaker 100 awards mark end of Sophie Howe’s seven-year term

Professor Ambreena Manji

Law scholar appointed to new international role

27 January 2023

A School of Law and Politics Professor has been appointed as the university’s new Dean of International for Africa.

Hold the front page! Students write for leading online voice for law and justice

9 January 2023

A group of roving reporters from the School of Law and Politics are contributing to the leading online voice for law and justice news.

La'Shaunna Williamson at the National Inspirational Women in Law Awards with Kate Vyvyan, Partner at Clifford Chance LLP.

Cardiff undergraduate wins Law Student of the Year

19 December 2022

A School of Law and Politics student has been named Law Student of the Year at a national awards ceremony highlighting the work of trailblazers in the law sector.

Dr Sharon Thompson accepts the Dillwyn Award at the Learned Society of Wales Medal Ceremony. Photo credit: Learned Society of Wales.

Feminist legal champion celebrated by Welsh national academy

12 December 2022

A School of Law and Politics academic has been celebrated by Wales’s national academy for arts and sciences.

The Petronus Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian partners welcome new Head of School to Kuala Lumpur

8 December 2022

This November, Professor Warren Barr, Head of the School of Law and Politics, travelled to Malaysia to visit the Law department’s many Malaysian partners.

Justice book highlighted in Westminster debate

6 December 2022

The central premise of a new book from academics at Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre formed the backdrop to a Westminster Hall debate by MPs last week

Sharon Ng’ang’a and Isabel Jenkinson

Human rights and environment journal welcomes students to international editorial team

1 December 2022

Two law and politics students have joined the editorial team of a ground-breaking journal that explores the relationship between human rights and the environment.

Two hands holding a Ukraine passport

Free immigration advice service launched to help Ukrainians living in Wales

11 November 2022

Long road ahead still for families who have sought refuge, academic says

A Married Women’s Association brooch

For richer or poorer - equality in marriage explored by Cardiff law lecturer

25 October 2022

As the number of women leaving work to care for their families increases, a Cardiff lecturer is exploring a group of forgotten feminist trailblazers from the late 1930s to see if we can look to the law to help achieve equal partnership in marriage.

Syeda Batool Zehra (LLB, 2020), Parikrama Khot (LLM, 2019), Gladys Emmanuel (LLM, 2020) and Kate O'Connor (BA, 2012).

Inaugural alumni awards showcase Law and Politics talent

25 October 2022

A community campaigner, a socio-legal activist, a gender equity advocate, and a creative career changer have all been recognised for their contributions to community at Cardiff University’s first 30(ish) Awards.

Václav Havel European Dialogues

Peace and Democracy in Crisis

13 October 2022

As harrowing images of the war in Ukraine have become a mainstay of our nightly news bulletins, two panel discussions co-organised by a School of Law and Politics research centre seek to explore urgent matters that stretch beyond academic boundaries.

Photo credit: Danni Graham

Welsh law summer scheme gives pupils a taste of legal life

7 October 2022

A group of Welsh school pupils were given a taste of the legal profession this July in a summer scheme held at the School of Law and Politics.

Lee Price, Julie Doughty, Bernie Rainey and Sara Drake attend the SLS conference.

Strong Cardiff contingent at Society of Legal Scholars conference

1 October 2022

The annual conference for the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) welcomed a team of speakers and attendees from the School of Law and Politics this September.

New Head of School, Professor Warren Barr

School of Law and Politics appoints new head

28 September 2022

Professor Warren Barr has been appointed as the new Head of the School of Law and Politics.

Members of the Ecumenical Christian Law Panel: Mark Hill QC, Leo Koffeman, Fr. Aetios, and Professor Norman Doe.

Cardiff law initiative endorsed at the World Council of Churches Assembly

27 September 2022

The World Council of Churches (WCC) brings together churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 120 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 580 million Christians.

UK Foreign Office role for Cardiff international human rights law scholar

12 September 2022

A senior law lecturer is part of a group of academics drafted into UK government departments to assist in addressing contemporary challenges facing the UK.

From left to right, Cardiff LLM in Canon Law graduates who attended the launch: Virginia Theological Seminary, Kathy Grieb; Deputy Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, Will Adam; Bishop of Easton (USA), Santosh Marray, Bishop of Lesotho, Vicentia Kgabe; Bishop of Cork, Paul Colton; Professor Norman Doe; Doctoral Student at the School of Law and Politics, Revd Russell Dewhurst and Bishop of St Asaph Gregory Cameron.

Centre for Law and Religion oversees 2nd edition of principles publication

24 August 2022

This August saw the launch of the 2nd edition of The Principles of Canon Law Common to the Churches of the Anglican Communion which was overseen by the Centre for Law and Religion, based at the School of Law and Politics.

Impact of research and teaching showcased at National Eisteddfod

28 July 2022

Events will examine topics including children’s rights, politics, science and history

Artist Grace Currie

Deprivation of Liberty – new film collaboration between academic and artist

26 July 2022

A Cardiff law lecturer and a neurodivergent artist have teamed up on a new film to coincide with government consultation on safeguards for those who require care.