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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


Professor Deirdre McCann’s project on Decent Work Regulation launches a short film - ‘Rethabile’s Story’

(3 Apr 2019) » More about Professor Deirdre McCann’s project on Decent Work Regulation launches a short film - ‘Rethabile’s Story’


Hannah Bows wins Winston Churchill Memorial Trust grant

Dr Hannah Bows, Assistant Professor in Criminal Law within Durham Law School, has won a prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust grant to go research specialist elder justice and elder abuse courts in the USA later this year.

(7 Mar 2019) » More about Hannah Bows wins Winston Churchill Memorial Trust grant


Durham launches new Chinese law centre

We are proud to have launched a new Centre for Chinese Law and Policy, the first of its kind for any UK law school and among the biggest, if not the biggest, in Europe.

 

Our new centre is 60+ researchers strong and will support preparing our law students for legal practice in China giving them a significant advantage in the global job market. There is almost no UK-based instruction about the Chinese legal system. However, Durham will offer modules on both our LLB and LLM that do.

(4 Mar 2019) » More about Durham launches new Chinese law centre


Durham professor appointed to UK’s Infected Blood Inquiry

A Durham University professor is giving her expertise to an Inquiry looking at how men, women and children in the UK received infected blood products.

Emma Cave, Professor of Healthcare Law at Durham Law School, will advise the Infected Blood Inquiry on medical ethics.

(1 Mar 2019) » More about Durham professor appointed to UK’s Infected Blood Inquiry


February 2019: Durham Law School Welcomes New GCRF CDT Doctoral Candidate

In February 2019, Durham Law School welcomed Sufia Singlee as a new doctoral candidate. Sufia is a recipient of a PhD studentship from the University’s newly established Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).

(28 Feb 2019) » More about February 2019: Durham Law School Welcomes New GCRF CDT Doctoral Candidate