Monthly Archives: October 2015

Local lawyers invited to share experiences of working in magistrate’s court on 3 November

Two local lawyers will share their experiences of working in a magistrate’s court on Tuesday 3 November as part of the Criminal Justice Project’s guest speaker programme. Defence Solicitor Ruth Alabaster and Rachael Laughland, from the Crown Prosecution Service, have been … Continue reading

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Exciting career opportunities for postdoctoral researchers at Kent Law School

Two exciting and unique career opportunities for postdoctoral researchers are currently on offer at Kent Law School. The two-year postdoctoral researcher positions are open to early career scholars, in all social sciences and humanities disciplines, whose research is relevant to work … Continue reading

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New Environmental Law Seminar Series for Kent LLM students

A new Environmental Law Seminar Series, organised and hosted by postgraduate taught students at Kent Law School, began this month with a presentation on policing environmental protection. The series has been designed specifically for students with an interest in the environmental … Continue reading

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Lords deserve credit for ‘doing their job’ says Kent Public Law expert

Commenting on the vote in the House of Lords last night to delay tax credit cuts, Public Law expert David Radlett says the Lords deserve credit for ‘doing their job’. David said: ‘The howls of anguish coming from the government and … Continue reading

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Law School academics call for urgent action on refugee crisis

A group of 12 academics from Kent Law School are amongst 343 signatories to a statement calling for an ‘urgent, humane and effective governmental response to the refugee crisis’. Entitled ‘Call from the Legal Community for Urgent Action’, the statement … Continue reading

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Law School alumni launch The International Student Law Review

Kent Law School alumni Michael Testori and Andre Sinanan have launched The International Student Law Review (TISLR), a new online academic publication providing a peer-reviewed platform for students and academics alike to publish their work. Michael and Andre (pictured right) are the Editors … Continue reading

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Sir Robert Worcester delivers Keith Tucker Memorial Lecture

Sir Robert Worcester, Chairman of the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee, spoke fondly of the first time he saw the Great Charter at the age of 7 when he delivered the Keith Tucker Memorial Lecture at Kent last night. Sir Robert recounted the occasion in … Continue reading

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MH17 report leaves questions unanswered, and casts a light on the state of international law

International Law expert Dr Gbenga Oduntan cautions that the truth tends to be the first casualty when airliners have been downed by states or unknown groups and believes the MH17 report offers insight into the state of international law in his latest … Continue reading

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The Conversation publish article by Prof Sally Sheldon calling for decriminalisation of abortion

Influential scholarly news source The Conversation has published an article by Professor Sally Sheldon which argues for the decriminalisation of abortion in the UK. In the article, Professor Sheldon details how the 154 year old legislation that prohibits abortion is … Continue reading

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Article by Kent PhD student published by Critical Legal Thinking blog

The Critical Legal Thinking blog has published an article by Kent PhD student Paulo Ilich Bacca which examines the legal ambiguity surrounding the crime of genocide. In the article Indigenous Peoples and the Legacies of Colonialism in International Criminal Law: … Continue reading

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