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Corporate accountability explored at Cardiff human rights conference

23 June 2022

This May, the Centre for Human Rights and Public Law hosted a two day virtual conference entitled Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses and Natural Resources Governance: A Study in Global Law, Development and Justice.

The mock trial finalists with The Recorder of Cardiff, HHJ Tracey Lloyd-Clarke, acting as Judge. Photo by Jonathan Marsh.

Mock trial returns following Covid hiatus

21 June 2022

This March, Cardiff Professional Legal Studies (CPLS) held a mock trial for students in a real crown court; an opportunity to hone essential advocacy skills and competencies.

Dan Starkey and Jess Nyabwire with Professor Julie Price

Negotiate this – Cardiff duo take on national competition final

10 June 2022

Two Cardiff Law students put their skills to the test at this year’s final of the National Negotiation Competition, sponsored by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

Lim Jia Yun Ruth, Amelia Jefford, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Ken Chiu, Law Jing Yu

Cardiff mooters take final to Supreme Court

16 May 2022

Not many students have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a real court of law but this May, third year law students Ken Chiu, Law Jing Yu, Lim Jia Yun Ruth and Amelia Jefford did just that, in a mooting competition at the UK Supreme Court.

The Return of the State And Why It Is Essential for Our Health, Wealth and Happiness

13 May 2022

Following decades of neoliberalism, a Cardiff academic argues in his new book that a return to a state that promotes the public interest and protects the common good is urgently needed following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highest possible impact score for Politics and IR in national research framework

12 May 2022

Research in Politics and International Relations at Cardiff University has scored the highest possible score of 4.0 for impact in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Law research impact and environment recognised in REF 2021

12 May 2022

Legal research at Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics has placed 5th for research environment and 6th for research impact, in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Leading Intellectual Property journal appoints Cardiff expert as Editor

21 March 2022

Professor Phillip Johnson has been appointed editor of a leading journal on intellectual property law.

Professor John Loughlin

Emeritus Professor appointed senior advisor on European Democracy report

15 March 2022

At a time when democracy in Europe is at the forefront of our minds, an Emeritus Professor at the School of Law and Politics is Senior Expert Advisor to the High Level Group reporting on European Democracy at the Conference on the Future of Europe.

Access to Justice expert appointed to Legal Services Consumer Panel

15 March 2022

Senior Lecturer in Law, Dr Daniel Newman has been appointed to the Legal Services Consumer Panel by The Legal Services Board (LSB).

Further support for households may be needed as cost-of-living squeeze continues

11 March 2022

Current measures do not go far enough to offset rise in prices, report concludes

Career catchup – Matthew Congreve

4 March 2022

Last year Matthew Congreve, who graduated from our BScEcon International Relations and Politics programme in 2018, completed the Civil Service Fast Stream and was promoted to the role of Second Clerk of the Defence Committee in the House of Commons.

Subversive Legal History shortlisted for socio-legal book prize

23 February 2022

Professor Russell Sandberg’s latest book has been shortlisted for this year’s Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) Socio-Legal Theory and History Book Prize.

Students take active response to environment challenges

18 February 2022

A year on from the launch of our Grand Challenge initiative, our students are making positive progress with the work they initiated in relation to the environment and climate change.

Shortcomings in Wales’ local authority climate commitments, report finds

16 February 2022

Student-led investigation offers regional perspective on environmental policies

Bailiffs explained – new book explores untapped area of law enforcement

7 January 2022

A new book on civil enforcement agents, popularly known as bailiffs, has been written by a Senior Lecturer in Law at the School of Law and Politics.

Inner Temple elects Cardiff academic to Benchership

13 December 2021

An expert in Ecclesiastical Law has been elected as a Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Global ban on fracking supported by Cardiff environmental scholar

10 December 2021

The outcomes of an international tribunal, instigated by a Cardiff Law academic, have led to a call for the UN to support a global ban on fracking.

Funding co-operation agreement policies achievable given fiscal outlook, report says

8 December 2021

Welsh budget boosted by increase in UK government funding

Cardiff University researchers join £10m centre for inclusive trade policy

29 November 2021

ESRC-funded centre to support government decision making