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Durham Law School

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Dame Vera Baird QC, Lady Black DBE and Jason Sugarman QC named Honorary Fellows of Durham Law School

Durham Law School has named three eminent legal advocates as Honorary Fellows effective immediately. The School’s new Fellows include Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and former Labour MP Dame Vera Baird QC with Durham graduates Lady Black DBE and Jason Sugarman QC.

(16 Nov 2017) » More about Durham Law School names new Honorary Fellows


Durham Law students win ‘Advocate of the Year’ competition

Durham Law School students Lily Church, Eleanor Gleeson, Mia Purdy and Connor Wright took top prize at the BPP University – Leeds ‘Advocate of the Year 2017’ contest by winning the competition with a stunning victory. 

(16 Nov 2017) » More about Durham Law students win competition


Inner Temple comes to Durham!

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple visited Durham Law School with a hugely popular events programme.

(16 Nov 2017) » More about Inner Temple comes to Durham


Durham Law School research used in new attempt to end the death penalty in California

A case is being considered by the Supreme Court of California that could lead to the abolition of capital punishment in that state. In State v. Steskal, research on sentencing by Durham Law School’s Dean Thom Brooks is cited and quoted in support of ending the death penalty.

(25 Oct 2017) » More about Durham Law School research used in new attempt to end the death penalty in California


Thom Brooks shares platform with leading politicians and journalists at landmark event

Durham Law School's Dean Thom Brooks spoke alongside some of the biggest names in politics and journalism at a landmark event in London's Intercontinental at the O2.

(25 Oct 2017) » More about Thom Brooks shares platform with leading politicians and journalists at landmark event


Durham Law School inaugurates first Dean

The Head of Durham Law School, Professor Thom Brooks, has been named the School's inaugural Dean.

(24 Oct 2017) » More about Durham Law School inaugurates first Dean


Durham Law School receives top marks in National Student Survey

(24 Oct 2017) » More about Durham Law School receives top marks in National Student Survey


Durham Law School up to 4th place in The Guardian

(24 Oct 2017) » More about Durham Law School up to 4th place in The Guardian


Thom Brooks speaks on Brexit roundtable with Sir Keir Starmer QC MP

Durham Law School's Thom Brooks, a professor of law and government, was invited to speak on a Brexit roundtable organised by the Fabian Society in partnership with the City of London Corporation.

(24 Oct 2017) » More about Thom Brooks speaks on Brexit roundtable with Sir Keir Starmer QC MP


Dr Orkun Akseli has been elected a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law

(12 Oct 2017) » More about Dr Orkun Akseli has been elected a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law