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Law students and lecturer Gillian Keenan

Congratulations to our winning law student negotiators

Our Brighton Law School students took part in the negotiations competition final on Tuesday 10 January. Four teams of law students competed against each other and our judges were solicitors Jay Barnett and Lydia Goodward from DMH Stallard. Congratulations to our winner – Tom McCanlis, and our runners up – Laura Verity and Irina Do…

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Richard Ager, barrister and co-founder of University of Brighton Legal Clinic, with two law students

University of Brighton Legal Clinic welcome event for new students, supervising lawyers and academics

Earlier this month our University of Brighton Legal Clinic hosted their welcome drinks for a new cohort of student volunteers, and the team of lawyers and academics who will be supporting them. The pro bono legal clinic provides our community with free legal advice from our Brighton Law School students, who gain qualifying work experience…

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Andrew Stephens speaks to our students

Brighton barrister Andrew Stephens gives students insight into a career at the Criminal Bar

On 29 September Brighton Law School hosted their first annual law lecture, providing an opportunity for students to hear first-hand what life is like as a barrister. ‘Life in Law: The Current State of the Criminal Bar’ was led by guest speaker Andrew Stephens, Head of Crime at Brighton’s Westgate Chambers.  A number of legal professionals…

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LLB Law graduate Jasmin in her graduation robe

Law LLB graduate Jasmin on how she secured her legal career

Jasmin Brown graduated from our Law LLB(Hons) degree this summer and is now working as a paralegal in the Commercial/Corporate Department at Mayo Wynne Baxter, a Sussex-based law firm.  We caught up with her about what it was like on the course and how she kick-started her career in the legal profession.  “The degree itself…

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Elm House in the sunshine

Guest lectures for students on topical legal and social issues

In the last few years our Law, Society and Justice Research and Enterprise Group (LawSoJust REG) hosted a number of guest lectures for students and staff across the University of Brighton.  LawSoJust REG brings together academics and student researchers from law and other related social science disciplines who are active in the fields of social…

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Veronica Povey gives keynote speech to students and staff in Elm House

Women in Leadership: Finance Director at Ministry of Defence inspires students and staff

On Wednesday 29 June our students and staff were joined by Veronica Povey, Finance Director (Head Office and Strategic Programmes) at the Ministry of Defence, as part of our Women in Leadership Series. The event was hosted in Elm House, the School of Business and Law’s new home on our Moulsecoomb campus, and kicked off with…

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Jade Chalker: from law undergraduate to law postgraduate

We caught up with Jade Chalker, one of our Law students. Jade joined us in 2017 studying Law LLB and stayed and is now studying our International Law and Social Justice LLM. Why did you choose to study law? “I chose to study law as it helps you to think from a different perspective. The…

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The winning team

Brighton to submit two winning law teams to this year’s national CEDR competition.

In their first semester, 24 of our law students from across all our law courses took part in an annual regional negotiations competition to determine who would go forward to represent Brighton at the national and international competition. The final took place on Tuesday 14 December with four pairs competing with judges Jay Barnett and Romy…

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Spotlighting violence against young women in gangs 

University of Brighton will host a webinar – From Hidden Girls to Visible Women – on 2 December as part of a wider campaign against gender-based violence. The free online event – entitled From Hidden Girls to Visible Women – has been organised by  University of Brighton criminology lecturer Dr Chris Magill and Dr Tirion…

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Brighton academic driving police action against night-time sexual harassment

A University of Brighton criminology expert is part of an ongoing initiative by Thames Valley Police to better tackle sexual harassment and assault at night. Dr Chris Magill is evaluating the impact of the scheme – called Project Vigilant – which is based on expert insights into ways to cut sexual harassment and assault on…

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