We are pleased to announce that Dr Sharifah Sekalala’s new book will be released on the 24th November 2017.
Millions of people in developing countries struggle to gain access to essential life-saving medicines for global epidemics such as AIDS and malaria. ‘Soft Law and Global Health Problems’ examines the different legal approaches that have been taken internationally to improve global access to essential medicines.
Congratulations to everyone who passed their LLM this week. You have worked so hard and we are very proud of you.
Every year, a prize is awarded to the best performing student in each programme. We are proud to announce this year's winners.
Last week, Professor Shaheen Ali welcomed a host of PhD students along to a Law School tea party, allowing them to share their experience and build supportive networks for the future.
A number of Law School research students, all at different stages of their studies, and academic colleagues (including the Head of School, Professor Roger Leng and chair of postgraduate study, Professor Ann Stewart) attended the event.
The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme began in 2014 hoping to discover, celebrate and support exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. In only 3 years, there have already been two winners from Warwick Law School.
Former LLM student Bukola Bolarinwa was presented with the award as recognition of her amazing work with blood donors, to help those living with Sickle Cell in Nigeria. She set up Haima Health Initiative in 2015 to address the blood shortage in Nigeria and lack of regular donors. The organisation encourages people to get tested to know their haemoglobin genotype, carries out free genotype tests and has set up Sickle Cell clubs in schools to inform and educate young people about the condition. So far they have reached over 17, 000 people across the six area councils in Abuja.
Dr Ben Farrand has been awarded funding to run a Jean Monnet module in conjunction with the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
When asked how he felt about the award, Ben said “being awarded the funding is a testament to the quality of teaching provided at the University of Warwick - I was absolutely ecstatic to find out the application had been successful.”
The module will be offered to incoming postgraduate students from October this year, as an option on the Law School’s LLM programmes. It will be split into two parts taught across the autumn and spring terms.
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.”
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.
Rebecca Limb, currently studying for her MPhil/PhD in Law, at the University of Warwick has been awarded a student bursary from Postgrad Solutions.
“I felt a huge sense of relief and confidence that I can be successful in gaining the funding I need. I am incredibly grateful for the support.”
22-year-old Rebecca Limb is a British student studying an MPhil/PhD in Law at the University of Warwick. She says, “The idea of studying for a PhD came from developing my research proposal that I am really passionate about. My research topic is a legal investigation into the rights of competent paediatric patients to express their autonomy and refuse medical treatment.”