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Successful launch of new research centre at Durham Law School

The Durham Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy officially launched on the 25th January 2023.
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Researchers propose compulsory climate change teaching in core law curriculum

New research by our top-rated Law School is urging that climate change education should be made compulsory across the core law curriculum.
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Teaching Fellow Ylli Dautaj presents anthology on digital hearings in New York

Ylli Dautaj, editor of and author in the anthology titled “Digital Hearings - Civil Procedure & Arbitration” presented his work in New York City, US. The book launch of his book was organized by the New York International Arbitration Center, JAMS, and Chaffetz Lindsey LLP.
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How Chinese companies are challenging national security decisions that could delay 5G network rollout

Professor Ming Du, from our School of Law, explains investor-state dispute settlements that can challenge national security decisions.
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“Take me to your lawyer!” – Durham Law School to contribute legal research to SETI Post-Detection Hub at St Andrews University

Durham Law School is pleased to announce that it will be joining the SETI Post-Detection Hub at St Andrews University as another host institution. The Hub is an initiative of the UK SETI Research Network (UKSRN), and has so far been hosted by the St Andrews Centre for Exoplanet Science and St Andrews’ Centre for Global Law and Governance.
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Professor Shaun Pattinson launches new book reflecting on the law applying to biomedicine

New book entitled ‘Law at the Frontiers of Biomedicine’ by Professor Shaun Pattinson from our Law School presents an innovative legal theory and applies it to future developments in biomedicine.
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Visit of Joel Donovan KC to Aidan’s and the Law School

In a joint venture between college and department, Aidan’s and the Law School welcomed Law alumnus and donor Joel Donovan KC on 29 and 30 November.
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Former Lord Chancellor returns to Durham

Durham Law School graduate Sir Robert Buckland KC MP returned to Durham on 18 November for a Durham Union Society debate on prison rehabilitation. Sir Robert was Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary and Durham’s first graduate to become a law officer. He received the Dean’s Award from Durham Law School and was joined by then Dean, Professor Thom Brooks. During the event and afterwards, Sir Robert spoke of his time in government and of his many happy memories at Durham University.

Crackdown on image-based sexual abuse influenced by Durham research

Professor Clare McGlynn from our Durham Law School, along with colleagues, has been carrying out research on image-based sexual abuse for a number of years and shown how the existing law fails victims with change needed.
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Collaboration in Research and Education - Durham CSDLP at COP27

A COP27 side event hosted by Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLP) about extending collaborative links with climate learners, including researchers, students, and civil society took place on 14 November 2022. The core of the event was the role of the Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLP) in delivering lifelong literacy.

Professor Brooks thanked in Parliament for work on National Security Bill

On 18 October 2022, Shadow Home Office Minister Holly Lynch MP raised a point of order to thank Durham Law School’s Professor Thom Brooks, Chair in Law and Government, for his “invaluable assistance”. Professor Brooks is a Labour Party advisor on home affairs and justice who has worked on the Bill since its first reading in the House of Commons.
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Catherine O’Rourke Awarded Honourable Mention for Best Book for "Women's Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law"

The Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) Prize Selection Committee for the second biannual WILIG Prize has awarded Dr Catherine O’Rourke an honourable mention in the category of best book for "Women's Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law" (CUP, 2020).
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