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Professor Mary Footer delivers first Gillian White lecture
28 March 2017
The Manchester International Law Centre and The Women in International Law Network have launched a new lecture series in memory of Professor Gillian White.

Students recognised for going the extra mile during internship programme
23 March 2017
Two Humanities students participating in the 2016 Student Experience Internship programme have been awarded for their work.

School of Law student is shortlisted for the national Future Legal Mind award
15 March 2017
Law with Criminology student Bethany Hargreaves is a finalist in the national awards which recognise young legal talent.

Success for the Legal Advice Centre at the Manchester Legal Awards
3 March 2017
Dementia Law Clinic wins ‘Best Pro Bono/Community Initiative’ at the 2017 Manchester Legal Awards.

Manchester team takes part in prestigious international law moot
1 March 2017
A team of our students competed in the Jessup moot for the first time in institutional memory, achieving fantastic results against tough competition.

Bake sale raises over £100 for legal charities
28 February 2017
Our Legal Advice Centre team held a bake sale which raised £119 in support of the North West Legal Support Trust.

School of Law hosts police accountability symposium
25 January 2017
Our work brings together representatives from across sectors to discuss more effective ways of improving police accountability.

Dementia Law Clinic expansion
19 January 2017
Our multi-award winning Dementia Law Clinic expands its reach into Huddersfield.

Manchester Legal Awards nomination
14 January 2017
The Dementia Law Clinic at our Legal Advice Centre has been shortlisted for yet another award as we come to the end of our first year.

Manchester Law Professor appears in the UK Supreme Court
7 December 2016
Gerard McMeel, Professor of Commercial Law at the University, appeared in the United Kingdom Supreme Court in the week commencing 21 November 2016 in the first appeal of a professional negligence case.

Students from law and computer sciences compete to help the deaf community access legal services
27 October 2016
School of Law and School of Computer Sciences take part in a 24-hour challenge to create new technology to help improve Access to Justice for the D/deaf community.

New research report on Clinical Legal Education
12 October 2016
Published today is a new research report on Clinical Legal Education and Experiential Learning which was commissioned and funded by the School of Law.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright praises work of Legal Advice Centre
4 October 2016
Jeremy Wright QC MP released a statement with reference to the Centre's Dementia Law Clinic, expressing his high regard for those committed to providing pro bono legal assistance.

Women in International Law initiative website launch
1 August 2016
A new website for the Centre's network supporting female international lawyers is now live.

Criminology graduate wins first prize in UK Data Service competition
20 July 2016
Victoria Smith, who graduated this year, won first prize in a national competition organised by the UK Data Service.

Our LLB students win national mooting competition
4 July 2016
Two of the School's final year students have won the Oxford University Press and BPP National Mooting Competition.

Our experts in the media - June 2016
13 June 2016
The latest media appearances from the School of Law's experts.

Legal Advice Centre enjoys string of successes
3 June 2016
The hard work of our Legal Advice Centre’s staff and students has been celebrated with a series of awards and recognitions.

Bioethics Professor one of 150 experts advising on Zika at the Olympics
1 June 2016
The School's Søren Holm joined a team of world experts who advise the Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika epidemic.

Our experts in the media - March 2016
21 March 2016
The latest media appearances from the School of Law's experts.

Our experts in the media - February 2016
15 February 2016
The latest media appearances from the School of Law's experts.

New international law initiative for women
1 February 2016
WILNET, a new professional community founded by female international law researchers aims to provide a professional community for women in international law.

Sir Peter Fahy reflects on 34 years of policing
12 November 2015
Former Greater Manchester Police chief and Honorary Professor of Criminal Law, Sir Peter Fahy, delivers a public lecture.