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Law at Reading » News Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:01:05 +0000
  • Professor Chris Hilson acted as an expert witness for Friends of the Earth Scotland
    Professor Chris Hilson acted as an expert witness for Friends of the Earth Scotland at a Public Inquiry into Unconventional Gas (Coal Bed Methane) at Airth, Scotland, 28-31 March 2014. His evidence related to statutory climate change duties and also regulatory gaps. Links to media coverage http://www.blog.foe-scotland.org.uk/index.php/2014/03/inquiry-day-9-defunct-companies-carbon-budgets-and-planning-for-the-climate/#more-1094 http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/dart-inquiry-expert-warns-of-climate-change-1-3357475 http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/dart-inquiry-rules-will-be-strictly-followed-1-3359626
  • Advising the Vice-Chancellor: Research & Writing Skills Competition Winner 2014
    First year student Aleksandra Ganeva is this year’s winner of the Research & Writing Skills (RWS) competition. Students on the RWS module are presented with a problem scenario revolving around the construction of a new hall of residence on campus and are asked to advise the client (the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Sir David Bell) of the […]
  • School of Law is a sponsor of the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition for schools
    The School of Law is a sponsor of the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition for schools – a national endeavour and a marvellous opportunity for teenagers to engage with the legal system. This year Professor Cooke attended a competition round held in the Reading Crown Court on 8 March and helped to judge the teams. […]
  • Mark Wilde has been cited by the UK Supreme Court
    Mark Wilde has been cited by the UK Supreme Court in the case of  Coventry and others (Respondents) v Lawrence and another (Appellants) [2014] UKSC 13. The cases raises several fundamental issues regarding the tort of private nuisance and is set to become a textbook standard authority. One of the issues concerned the equitable discretion […]
  • Award Nomination – Dr Amy Codling
    Dr Amy Codling was nominated for the Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Lecturer Excellence Award for her teaching on the Research and Writing Skills module, in the USU Excellence awards nominations 2014.
  • Award Nomination – Dr David Wilde
    The School of Law’s Dr David Wilde was recently shortlisted for  the Reading University Students’ Union Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Lecturer Excellence Award (Arts, Humanities and Social Science) for 2014.  Based on student nomination, he was commended in particular for his teaching in Criminal Law and Revenue Law and for his work as […]
  • ‘The Law in These Parts’ – film Screening and panel discussion Thursday, 27 February, 1600-1900, in HumSS, G25
    ‘The Law in These Parts’ – film Screening and panel discussion Thursday, 27 February, 1600-1900, in HumSS, G25 Panelists: Professor Susan Breau (School of Law), Dr. James Green (School of Law), Dr. Christina Hellmich (International Relations), Dr. Lisa Purse (Film, Theatre and Television) Chair and Moderator: Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler (School of Law) This revealing […]
  • Reading University Law Society’s Annual Law Ball
    On Friday 21st February, 250 law students and lecturers gathered at Reading Town Hall for Reading University Law Society’s Annual Law Ball.  The black-tie event saw students arriving excitedly in their dinner jackets and ball gowns to be greeted with a champagne reception with live musicians. Guests were then invited through to the concert hall, which had been beautifully […]
  • Dr Katja Samuel has been awarded the 2014 Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences RETF Best Research Output Prize
    Dr Katja Samuel, of the School of Law, has been awarded the 2014 Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences RETF Best Research Output Prize for her monograph entitled ‘The OIC, the UN, and Counter-Terrorism Law-making – Conflicting or Cooperative Legal Orders?’, published in 2013 by Hart. Every year, the University’s Research Endowment Trust Fund […]
  • Meeting ex-prisoners gave me a deeper understanding of the law
    Lauren Rabaiotti says the Howard League Society opened her eyes to flaws in the legal and prison systems. www.theguardian.com/law/2014/feb/07/prison-reform-law-students

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