Kent Law School’s Summer of Law

A free programme of Zoom webinars

Summer of Law 2022

Building on the success our previous Summer of Law series, join Kent Law School academics this year for our 3rd annual series of webinars. Open to anyone interested in studying law, this free programme offers a taste of the legal topics you can study as part of a law degree at university. Build your understanding of legal skills and knowledge and discover our distinctive, critical approach to teaching law!

This year, we continue to explore some of the topics that are studied within our optional law modules that you can study to complement compulsory, foundational legal subjects. Our diverse range of optional modules are led by experts in their field. Indeed, research at Kent Law School has recently been ranked second in the UK by the Times Higher Education, following the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The webinars this year cover topical legal issues arising out of immigration law, human rights, legal ethics and intellectual property. They promise to be just as stimulating as our previous webinars, available on YouTube, which covered diverse issues such as the legal ramifications of artificial intelligence used in policing, who our judges are and why it matters, whether it is right that a jury should be told about the previous misconduct of a defendant and the extent of protection provided to workers by UK employment law from COVID.

Please join us for all the sessions, which take place Thursdays at 2pm, you will need to book for each event.


  • 23 June – Asylum and the law: does Britain really welcome refugees? With Sheona York 

    In this webinar Sheona York, immigration solicitor at the Kent Law Clinic, asks whether Britain welcomes refugees? She speaks about the legal, social and political implications of the new Nationality and Borders Act and what this means for the UK policy towards refugees. Join Sheona as she explores this topical issue and draws your attention to the different regimes applying to different nationalities including Afghans, Ukrainians and other refugees. WATCH BACK

  • 30 June – Protest and the law. With Sian Lewis and Dr Mohammad Nayyeri

    Hosted by human rights experts and academics Sian Lewis and Mohammad Nayyeri from the University of Kent, this webinar will ask whether we have a right to protest? And, if so, what are the limitations? If you want your voice heard and attend a noisy public protest, are you breaking the law? Sian and Mohammad will speak about the historical and legal foundations of the right to protest and the changes introduced by the government such as the new Policing Act 2022. We also discuss the consequences for freedom of expression in countries where the right to protest is severely restricted. We ask, could this be in store for us in the UK? Join us as this webinar will address these issues and explore current legal challenges to the right to protest and more broadly to human rights. WATCH BACK

  • 14 July – Legal Ethics and the Morality of Lawyers With Dr Marie Kerin and Lucinda Griffiths

    In this webinar you will be introduced to some of the key moral and ethical questions surrounding legal practice; exploring the dilemmas lawyers face in their roles, why they face them and what they can or should do about them. To do this, they will take you through the case of the ‘Washington Torture Lawyers’, asking ourselves – can torture ever be justified? WATCH BACK

  • 21 July – Intellectual property and the law. With Professor Alain Pottage and Dr Jose Bellido

    In this webinar you will be introduced intellectual property issues that are regularly seen in the fields of entertainment, company and commercial law. Join Professor Alain Pottage and Dr Jose Bellido as they introduce you to foundational principles and topical examples of intellectual property law. WATCH BACK

Want to know more about law at Kent?

We’re one of the UK’s leading law schools and are ranked 45th in the world for law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. Our distinctive critical approach puts learning about law within the wider context of society. Our teaching excellence, world-class research, and award-winning law clinic create an intellectually stimulating environment in which to study the law.