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Dr Barbara Hughes-Moore

UK Young Academy welcomes Cardiff law lecturer to inaugural cohort

22 February 2023

A Cardiff law lecturer has been named as part of the first cohort of the UK Young Academy, a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.

Catalan representative visits Governance Centre

31 January 2023

Discussions held on devolution and public finance

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.

McAllister in the running for UEFA post

20 January 2023

Professor Laura McAllister has been nominated for election to the UEFA Executive Committee

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Devolution, independence and Wales’ fiscal deficit

12 January 2023

‘Long-standing underperformance’ as part of the UK leading to difficult prospects for Wales, say researchers

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.

A UK road sign with directions to a prison

People from England’s most deprived areas ten times more likely to be in prison, analysis finds

16 November 2022

Data have been published as academics issue a response to plans for ‘Super Prison’ in Chorley

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

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.

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.

Senedd building

Devolution a ‘necessary step’ towards a better Welsh criminal justice system, academics argue

19 October 2022

‘Complex set of constitutional arrangements’ hampering policy-making and effective scrutiny

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.