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School of Law and Politics

The School's relationship with Hugh James is longstanding. Pictured here are students (accompanied by staff) embarking on their paralegal work placements at the firm in 2016.

School’s relationship with local law firm leads to national award recognition

23 January 2017

A long standing collaboration between the School of Law and Politics and Hugh James Solicitors has been shortlisted in the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in 2017.

Dr Russell Sandberg (left) and Professor Norman Doe (right) pictured with Professor Witte Jr of Emory University and Dr Sharon Thompson of Cardiff University.

New Critical Concepts in Law volumes published

3 January 2017

Professor Norman Doe and Dr Russell Sandberg are editors of two collections that have just been published by Routledge as part of their Critical Concepts in Law series.

Law students at the Principality Stadium

Access all areas for Law students on rugby pro bono scheme

15 December 2016

A group of lucky Law students were recently granted a behind the scenes pass at Cardiff's home of rugby, the Principality Stadium.

Members of staff in front of a sign

Law and Religion

14 December 2016

Internationally renowned professor speaks at the University

A still from Marvellous - one of the films shown as part of Disability History Month.

Disability History Month marked by double film screening

10 December 2016

The Centre for Health and Social Care Law recently joined with Cardiff sciSCREEN to hold two film screenings for Disability History Month (22nd November to 22nd December 2016).  

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National Teaching Fellowships

9 December 2016

Two members of staff awarded fellowships for achievement in learning and teaching in higher education

European Union flag

Interpreting Article 50

9 December 2016

As the Government’s appeal on Brexit has been heard by the Supreme Court, a Cardiff University academic says EU interpretation of Article 50 needs to be taken more seriously.

Students with Lord Elis Thomas

Students visit Senedd to discuss devolution with Lord Elis-Thomas

8 December 2016

Students from the School of Law and Politics' innovative module 'Devolution in Practice' recently visited the Senedd in Cardiff Bay for a special seminar session.

Dr Edwin Egede

Cardiff lecturer appointed as UN expert consultant

7 December 2016

Dr Edwin Egede, Senior Lecturer in International Law and International Relations has recently been appointed as an expert consultant by the United Nations.

Professor James Gathii

Law and Global Justice group welcomes Professor James Gathii to Cardiff lecture

30 November 2016

Our Law and Global Justice Research Group welcomed eminent Professor, James Gathii to Cardiff this November.

Rt Hon The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales,   Rt. Hon. Dame Sian Elias, GNZM, Chief Justice of New Zealand and Prof Chantal Stebbings (Chair of the Hamlyn Trust).

“Fair and Just” – School hosts prestigious Hamlyn lecture

30 November 2016

The School of Law and Politics played host to the first Hamlyn lecture of the 2016 series; welcoming The Rt. Hon. Dame Sian Elias, GNZM, Chief Justice of New Zealand to Cardiff in November.

Senedd Building

Reshaping the Senedd

30 November 2016

New report shows how to elect a larger, more effective National Assembly

East African port

New research project investigates maritime security capacity building in the Western Indian Ocean

29 November 2016

A new research project hosted by Politics and International Relations academics and the university’s Crime and Security Research Institute will study lessons from maritime security capacity building in the Western Indian Ocean.

Kenyan court

Global Justice Programme wins funding for student placements overseas

25 November 2016

A group of three law students will be placed with a leading public interest litigation and constitutional reform organisation in Kenya next summer as a result of a successful application to the University’s Global Opportunities Fund.

Nachatira Thuraichamy at the  UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Environmental Law student attends historic Climate Change conference in Marrakech

22 November 2016

A third year Law student recently won the rare opportunity to attend a UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech.

Annette Morris, Sara Drake and Julie Doughty (left to right) represented the School of Law and Politics at this year's Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS).

Team of Law scholars present range of papers at annual legal conference

21 November 2016

A team of nine academics from the School of Law and Politics presented papers at this year’s Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS).

A driver with whiplash

Damages and Compensation Culture

21 November 2016

With compensation culture in the news and the Government proposing to limit access to the legal system for those who have suffered whiplash injuries, a timely book has been published which features chapters from two academics from the School of Law and Politics. 

The Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP at the School of Law and Politics.

“A step too far? Where is international law in the light of Brexit?”

20 November 2016

The Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP was welcomed to the School of Law and Politics this November to deliver the School’s annual lecture.

Welsh Ballot Box

‘Fictitious’ politician one of Wales’ most recognised MEPs

17 November 2016

Welsh Election Study reveals striking results about voter recognition of elected representatives

Professor Xu Ke and Professor Radchenko at Xiamen University Campus

School delegation visits partner university in Xiamen

16 November 2016

A delegation of Politics and International Relations staff from Cardiff visited the School of International Relations (SIR) of Xiamen University in November.