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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.

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.

Top 20 triumph for Cardiff law and politics

20 July 2022

Law and politics programmes at Cardiff University have been ranked in the top 20 of this year’s Complete University Guide.

Professor John Harrington

Socio-Legal Studies Association elects Cardiff Professor as new Chair

8 July 2022

Professor of Law, John Harrington, has been elected as the new Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA).

Nneka Akudolu

Cardiff alumna sworn in as Queen's Counsel

29 June 2022

A School of Law and Politics alumna has been sworn in as a new Queen's Counsel (QC) for 2022.

Aerial shot of a copper mine in Mongolia

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.

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).

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).

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.