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Professor Twigg-Flesner New Chair of International Commercial Law

Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner has been appointed as Chair of International Commercial Law at Warwick Law School, starting 1st September 2017.

Joining for the launch year of Warwick’s newest LLM, Professor Twigg-Flesner will have oversight of the strategic development of the Law School’s postgraduate programme in International Commercial Law.

“I am excited about joining Warwick and taking up this position,” Christian said. “International Commercial Law is a fascinating area of law to study, not least because it touches so many different legal systems and requires one to develop a global approach to law.”

Wed 02 August 2017, 14:27 | Tags: postgraduate

Warwick Law School Top Performers for 2017

Warwick Law School provides a study environment that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Every year, several awards and prizes are granted to our undergraduate students from each year of study to recognise and celebrate the success of our top performers.

We are proud to announce this year’s award winners...

Thu 20 July 2017, 17:12 | Tags: undergraduate

International Comparisons of a Burgeoning Crisis in Unmet Legal Need

A new edited collection, inspired by research from the Warwick Monash Alliance, considers the impact of and response to cuts in legal aid budgets and access to justice at a transnational level.

'Access to Justice and Legal Aid: Comparative Perspectives on Unmet Legal Need', co-edited by Professor Jacqueline Hodgson (Director of the Criminal Justice Centre, Warwick Law School) and Dr Asher Flynn (Monash), examines different responses to the current legal aid crises across criminal, civil and family law in England and Wales and Australia.

“As common law jurisdictions, England and Wales and Australia share similar ideals, policies and practices, but differ in their legal and political culture and in their approaches to providing access to justice,” explained Dr Flynn.

“The nature of the communities they serve is also different, however, our work highlights how in both regions it can be the most vulnerable groups who lose out in the way that law is now done in the 21st century.”


Will Albania move closer towards EU membership?

Dr Andi Hoxhaj provides his analysis of Albania's upcming parliamentary election:

"Little known to the outside world, Albania, with only 2.8 million inhabitants, was trapped for over three months in a deep political crisis that began in February when the Democratic Party boycotted the parliament and demanded the resignation of the government because they had concern over heightened cannabis cultivation, ... and high-level corruption in the public administration."

Mon 03 July 2017, 09:50

The Art of Law in Shakespeare

Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Professor Paul Raffield analyses the contiguous development of common law and poetic drama during the first decade of Jacobean rule.

The broad premise of The Art of Law in Shakespeare is that the ‘artificial reason’ of law was a complex art form that shared the same rhetorical strategy as the plays of Shakespeare.

The book is available now from Hart Publishing.

Fri 30 June 2017, 12:54 | Tags: Book2017

Engaging Criminal Justice Research Relationships in Leading India Law School

Professor Alan Norrie and Dr Henrique Carvalho designed and delivered a hugely successful research workshop on Critical Theory and Criminal Justice at a leading Law School in New Delhi, India.

Building on a fruitful course delivered by Professor Norrie at NLUD (National Law University, Delhi) in 2016; the April workshop, attended by over 50 people, comprised of two days on a diverse and fascinating range of topics offering new and critical dimensions on criminal justice scholarship.

“It was one of the most productive academic engagements on criminal law and critical theory,” remarked Ms Latika Vashist, Assistant Professor at the Indian Law Institute, Delhi.


Student-supervisor duo highlight contradictions in financial market safety mechanisms

In recent times, there has been a raft of new legislative initiatives aimed at reducing systemic risk in financial markets.

In their article published in the Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (JIBFL), a leading periodical for practitioners, Dr Stephen Connelly and PhD student Saveethika Leesurakarn from University of Warwick’s School of Law looked at how these initiatives interacted and asked whether there could be problems.

The article is available through LexisNexis, featuring highly in the edition immediately following acclaimed contributors to the field, and headlining the print edition.


Challenging the origins of prevention in criminal law

The Preventive Turn in Criminal Law, a new book by Dr Henrique Carvalho, offers the latest addition to the Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice published by OUP (Oxford University Press).

This new book seeks to understand where the impulse for prevention in criminal law comes from, and why this preventive dimension seems to be expanding in recent times.

The series aims to cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure including criminal evidence and encompassing both practical and theoretical works.

The general idea of a ‘preventive turn’ in criminal law is a modern spate of new criminal offences that criminalise conduct that happens much earlier than the actual harm which they are trying to prevent.

Dr Carvalho, Assistant Professor at University of Warwick’s School of Law, explains...

Thu 11 May 2017, 11:35 | Tags: Publication, Criminal Justice Centre, Research, Book2017

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