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Cardiff Law Society President Winky Yu with Robbie Burke, representative of Barbri Global, sponsor for the Best Law Society President Award. Photo credit: Law Careers.Net

Cardiff Law Society President named best in UK

4 April 2024

The President of Cardiff University’s Law Society has recently been named Best Law Society President in the UK!

Cliona Tanner-Smith and Hannah Williams

Team Cardiff scoop best in Wales accolade at annual negotiation challenge

3 April 2024

Two Cardiff students recently came second at an annual competition which sees entrants from across the UK negotiate their way to the top!

A young girl in Africa smiles at the camera infront of a class of peers.

Using research to enable girls to speak about sexual and reproductive health

7 March 2024

A lecturer at the School of Law and Politics has teamed up with a leading international children’s charity to deliver a radio programme aimed at sparking conversations about girls’ rights in Benin, West Africa.

Professor Ambreena Manji

Academy of Social Sciences welcomes African Law and Society scholar as Fellow

4 March 2024

A prolific scholar of law has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences this March.

A power station in New Zealand

New Zealand Supreme Court uses Cardiff law research in high-profile climate change case

28 February 2024

Research by a Cardiff law academic has been cited in New Zealand’s Supreme Court in a ruling which may affect the way that climate change and its affects are viewed in future.

Professor Norman Doe

Honorary King’s Counsel role for canon law professor

20 February 2024

His Majesty The King has appointed a School of Law and Politics Professor as a new Honorary King’s Counsel (KC Honoris Causa).

Professor Norman Doe, His All-Holiness Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the Grand Ecclesiarch Aetios.

The Professor and the Patriarch

9 February 2024

A Cardiff Professor travelled to Istanbul in December to meet the spiritual leader of over 220 million Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide.

Two people sitting at a table

Welsh democracy at risk unless urgent changes are made, says constitutional commission

25 January 2024

Professor Laura McAllister co-chaired The Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales

Professor Edwin Egede (centre) photographed with Professor Makane Mbengue, President of the African Society of International Law and Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, the Society's Vice-President and a partner in the international law firm, Foley Hoag LLP.

Cardiff Professor celebrated at international law awards

18 January 2024

A Cardiff Professor of International Law & International Relations has been recognised for his outstanding research contributions at a global leadership awards ceremony.

Seven researchers are photographed in Cardiff University's Main Building

Showcasing Cardiff University’s African research

14 December 2023

Event brings together University staff to inspire further African work

A small green world in someone's hands

Senedd Cymru hears from pro bono students on the public right to environmental information

11 December 2023

Environmentally-conscious students at the School of Law and Politics experienced law in action this November when their work was discussed and considered at Welsh Parliament, Senedd Cymru.

Ukraine Project Cymru award winners

Cardiff pro bono scheme celebrated at annual Law Society Dinner

7 December 2023

A free legal advice service for Ukrainians has won the Best Access to Justice Initiative at this year’s Cardiff and District Law Society Dinner.

Emily Pemberton

Former IR student explores Windrush Generation for new S4C documentary

6 December 2023

A former School of Law and Politics student has shone a light on Wales’ Windrush Generation in a new documentary as part of Black History Month.

Thrice to Rome, was written by Professor Norman Doe

Dramatisation based on law research premieres at St Davids Cathedral

29 November 2023

This October, a School of Law and Politics Professor changed role for the evening and saw a play he had written, performed to a packed house at St Davids Cathedral, Pembrokeshire.

Number of Welsh prisoners sleeping rough on release more than trebles in one year

15 November 2023

“Persistent set of problems” returns as the justice system recovers from Covid-19, report concludes

Professors Russell Sandberg and Jiří Přibáň

Cardiff legal experts join prestigious Academy of Social Sciences

1 November 2023

Two Cardiff law scholars have been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences this October.

The delegation of Kenyan senior judges and magistrates in Cardiff with Professor Ambreena Manji (right) with Hon. Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu (left).

Cardiff welcomes Kenyan judges and magistrates

20 October 2023

This September a delegation of senior judges and magistrates from Kenya visited Cardiff to discuss opportunities for collaboration in training, research, and education.

Family law advice sessions launched by School of Law and Politics

19 October 2023

The complexities of the Family Court are being addressed in a series of free advice sessions at the School of Law and Politics for members of the public going through family breakups.

Porvoo Communion explored by new canon law network

16 October 2023

A new network for canon law scholars met for the first time this October to discuss the laws of the Porvoo Communion.

Cynthia Lee (LLB 2015, PgDip 2017) / Laila Rashid (LLB 2009) / Eleanor Humphrey (LLB 2014)

30 (ish) Awards recognise law students in annual celebration

10 October 2023

Three socially conscious former law students have been recognised at this year’s alumni community celebration – the 30 (ish) Awards.