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Professor Deirdre McCann launches new film and holds a Special Session on Africa in the Future of Work at the UN International Labour Organization, Geneva

(18 Jul 2019) » More about Professor Deirdre McCann launches new film and holds a Special Session on Africa in the Future of Work at the UN International Labour Organization, Geneva


Professor Shaun Pattinson appointed Deputy Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Professor Shaun Pattinson, who has been on the Nuffield Council on Bioethics since 2015, has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Council and Chair of the Council’s Horizon Scanning Advisory Group. He was previously a member of the Council’s working group on non-invasive prenatal testing, which launched its report in the Speaker’s House, Palace of Westminster, in 2017.

(17 Jul 2019) » More about Professor Shaun Pattinson appointed Deputy Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics


Durham Law School in top three best for law graduates

The new Chambers Student guide is out tracking law graduates from all UK law schools since 2010. Durham Law School has continued to maintain its position in the top three best for legal jobs and training contracts in a fiercely competitive environment.

(5 Jul 2019) » More about Durham Law School in top three best for law graduates


Professor McCann to launch new short film and chair a special session on Africa in the Future of Work at the United Nations International Labour Organization, Geneva, 8 July 2019

The project on Decent Work Regulation (DWR) - led by Professor Deirdre McCann - is holding a Special Session to launch a short film Rethabile's Story, produced by the project in collaboration with director Darren Hutchinson.

(4 Jul 2019) » More about Professor McCann to launch new short film and chair a special session on Africa in the Future of Work at the United Nations International Labour Organization, Geneva, 8 July 2019


Professor Clare McGlynn produces Report on Image-Based Sexual Abuse: Shattering Myths & Lives

Image-based sexual abuse is a pervasive and pernicious form of sexual abuse. We use the term ‘image-based sexual abuse’ to refer to a broad range of abusive behaviours including the taking and/or distribution of nude or sexual images without consent, including threats to do so, which includes so-called ‘revenge porn’, ‘upskirting’, fakeporn, sexual extortion and videos of sexual assaults and rapes.

This report draws on interviews with 25 victim-survivors of image-based sexual abuse and over 25 stakeholders, including police, policy-makers, lawyers and survivor organisations conducted over a six-month period in 2018.

(1 Jul 2019) » More about Professor Clare McGlynn produces Report on Image-Based Sexual Abuse: Shattering Myths & Lives


Durham Law School is pleased to announce the appointment of its first Visiting Professor of Pensions Law, Philip Bennett

Philip is a graduate of Durham University who spent more than 30 years as a partner in Slaughter and May, a leading London law firm, specialising in pensions law.

(17 Jun 2019) » More about Durham Law School is pleased to announce the appointment of its first Visiting Professor of Pensions Law, Philip Bennett


Durham up one place and remains in top 10 Guardian league table

Durham Law School has been ranked 7th best in the UK by the Guardian latest league table. The School was 8th last year. Dean Thom Brooks said: "Durham has always consistently been one of the top 10 law schools in Britain. I'm delighted to see our rising up league tables like this showing the high regard and quality our programme has."

(7 Jun 2019)


Advocacy Prize launched in memory of Tony Blair’s father

Durham Law School awarded a new prize for student advocacy named for a former lecturer Leo Blair who taught criminal law for many years and kindled a passion for advocacy in successive generations of students. Blair is the father of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, barrister Sarah Blair and high court judge Sir William Blair.

(6 Jun 2019) » More about Advocacy Prize launched in memory of Tony Blair’s father


Professor Schwarcz Honorary Professorship

Durham Law School has awarded a Distinguished Honorary Professorship to one of the world’s leading authorities on financial regulation, Professor Steven Schwarcz, who gives his inaugural lecture in Durham on 28 May.

(27 May 2019) » More about Professor Schwarcz Honorary Professorship


Durham Law School ranked 5th best in Complete University Guide 2020

Durham University’s Law School has reached 5th best in the UK in the new edition of the Complete University Guide 2020. This is a rise of two places since last year. The Law School’s research rating is unchanged, its high average entry tariff remains stable but the main difference is the continuing improvement in employability results.

(2 May 2019) » More about Durham Law School ranked 5th best in Complete University Guide 2020