Category Archives: news

New AHRC Legal Materiality Research Network launches January 2018

Senior Law Lecturers Dr Hyo Yoon Kang and Dr Sara Kendall have been awarded a grant of more than £35,000 to establish an international Legal Materiality Research Network that will launch with an event in London in January 2018. The … Continue reading

Posted in news, research | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dr Alex Magaisa a leading commentator on the developing situation in Zimbabwe

Dr Alex Magaisa, Lecturer in Law, and former chief advisor to Morgan Tsvangirai (then Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change), has been speaking to a variety of international news agencies about the developing situation in … Continue reading

Posted in expert comment, news, research | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Call for new law to protect tenants in their homes after Grenfell

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, a major new report calls for the introduction of a new Housing Act. Research carried out at the universities of Kent (by Professor Helen Carr and Dr Ed Kirton-Darling) and Bristol (by Professor … Continue reading

Posted in news, research | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Environmental law seminar series continues with talk on Blean Woods

Kent Law School’s Environmental Law Seminar Series continued this month with a talk by RSPB Warden Michael Walter on ‘Blean Woods: Amid Changing Climate and Attitudes, Where Does Responsibility Lie?’ Michael Walter, who studied zoology and botany, with a particular … Continue reading

Posted in environment, news, research | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Conference on surrogacy law reform at Kent on 17 November

Surrogacy law expert Dr Kirsty Horsey is hosting a conference on surrogacy law reform at Kent on Friday (17 November). The conference, entitled ‘Regulating Surrogacy: Problems and potential solutions’ includes contributions from: Dr Noelia Igareda, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain … Continue reading

Posted in news, research | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Law students reflect on skills gained through international mooting

Three Kent Law students who competed in this year’s LAWASIA International Moot Competition in Tokyo have been reflecting back on the skills they gained as a result of taking part. Maariyah Baig, Cara Hall and Keegan Adsett-Bowrin travelled to Japan in September … Continue reading

Posted in news | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New Postgraduate Seminar Series launched by Centre for Critical Thought

Kent Law School’s Centre for Critical Thought (CCT) has launched a new Postgraduate Seminar Series. The fortnightly seminars provide an opportunity for postgraduate students from across the University (and beyond) to present their research on political, critical and theoretical questions. … Continue reading

Posted in news, research | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

CeCIL talk: Prosecuting the Prime Minister over Trident

Professor Nick Grief, Kent Law School and Dean for Medway, is one of the barristers instructed by citizens groups who want to prosecute the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Defence for conspiracy to commit a war crime. During … Continue reading

Posted in CeCIl, news, research | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The impact of the ‘war on drugs’ for female ‘mules’

Research by Law School Lecturer Dr Nayeli Urquiza Haas on women working as drug ‘mules’ has found they aren’t victims of their sex but of the trade, and its illegal status. Dr Urquiza Haas compared different legal developments and strategies … Continue reading

Posted in news, research | Tagged , | Leave a comment