School of Business and Law

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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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Fourth-year law student Sara

Fourth-year law student leads mindfulness session as part of wellbeing week

LLB Law student Sara recently finished an internship at London law firm – Universa Law, so understands all about having a busy schedule and needing to unwind. As part of wellbeing week, Sara led a mindfulness session for students and staff. The session started with breathing exercises and then moved on to colour therapy, both…

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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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Crown Office Row, Brighton award winners group photo

Celebrating our class of 2022 graduates

On Tuesday 26 July we celebrated our School of Business and Law class of 2022 graduates. Their graduation ceremony was held at the Brighton Centre, opposite the iconic West Pier on the seafront. We then welcomed our graduates to continue the celebrations with us at the Old Ship Hotel. Here we held our Awards for…

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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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students and businesses at the fair

Placements and Employability Fair

The Employability and Placements Team were delighted to hold the first in-person event for two years this week.   The Placements and Employability Fair took place in Elm House Atrium and was the last event of our Employability Week.   The fair was attended by recruiters from local and regional businesses who were offering opportunities…

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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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