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Students help to win legal case for redundant workers
3 April 2018
A group of dismissed employees are celebrating after ten law students from Manchester helped to win an employment case on their behalf.

Bethany Hargreaves shortlisted for Future Legal Mind Award
27 March 2018
School of Law student nominated for national legal award for second consecutive year.

Manchester team takes part in Jessup international law moot competition.
19 March 2018
Last month a team of UoM students took part in the UK National Qualifying Rounds for the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition — the largest moot of its kind in the world — achieving fantastic results against tough competition.

Success for the Legal Advice Centre at the Manchester Legal Awards
13 March 2018
Manchester Free Legal Help, part of the Legal Advice Centre, wins Best pro-Bono/Community Initiative at the Manchester Legal Awards 2018.

School of Law announces its Student Ambassadors for the Women Breaking Barriers Network
28 February 2018
A group of female student ambassadors met one of their legal heroes last week when Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court, came to Manchester to deliver the Pankhurst lecture.

Baroness Hale to give the 2018 Christabel Pankhurst Lecture
25 January 2018
In the centenary of the Representation of the People Act and the hard-won votes for women, the University's School of Law intends to remember, and rekindle, the radical and feminist heritage of the Pankhurst sisters.

Professor Judith Aldridge
8 December 2017
Speaks at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna

Life After Life by Paddy Armstrong- a discussion with Mary-Elaine Tynan
8 December 2017
Irish World Heritage Centre 21 October 2017, part of Manchester Literature Festival . Review by Gabby Healey

Professor Judith Aldridge discusses the dark web with the Guardian
30 October 2017
Professor Judith Aldridge has been interviewed for a feature in the Guardian on the sale of Fentanyl on the dark web.

Crime Live – become a forensic scientist for the night with Inside Justice UK
23 October 2017
On Friday 3 November, The School of Law will be hosting eminent forensic scientists Tracy Alexander and Jo Millington at Crime Live, an event by Inside Justice UK, a charity dedicated to investigating alleged miscarriages of justice.

Parents of newborn babies unaware of bloodspot screening consequences, report shows
11 October 2017
Team of University of Manchester researchers, including Rebecca Bennett, Professor of Bioethics in the School of Law, find changes are urgently needed in how parents are informed.

Faculty of Humanities launches Manchester Migration Month
9 October 2017
Manchester Migration Month - a series of events, activities and features that explore migration's relationship with inequality, social justice, belonging and Brexit - runs from 9 October to 4 November.

Law scores 6th in the UK in THE rankings
5 October 2017
Humanities subjects have performed well in THE World University Rankings. This year THE (Times Higher Education) also released rankings for two new subject areas – including Law which has been ranked 28th in the world, and 6th in the UK.

Religion, Law and the Constitution: Balancing Beliefs in Britain
5 September 2017
Dr Javier Garcia Oliva, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, is launching a website associated with a project which he has undertaken with Dr Helen Hall at Nottingham Trent University.

Hannah Quirk discussing her book
11 August 2017
Hannah Quirk will be appearing at the Nairn Book and Arts Festival on 15th September, discussing her book The Rise and Fall of the Right of Silence.

Professor of Commercial Law in the Commercial Court
30 June 2017
Gerard McMeel, the Professor of Commercial Law, and a barrister, advised and represented the claimants, Mr and Mrs Alan Shearer and the trustees of their pension schemes.

Public Law 3rd edition
1 June 2017
The third edition of Public Law, written by Robert Thomas, Professor of Public Law at The University of Manchester, and Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge, has been published by Oxford University Press.

Guardian University Guide 2018 ranks us in top 5 places in the UK to study Criminology
24 May 2017
The results highlight how over 90% of our criminology students were satisfied with their teaching, echoing the 2017 National Student Survey results for our BA Criminology.

Our staff and students are making a difference
16 May 2017
Staff and students in the School of Law were honoured for their contribution to social responsibility at the University's 2017 Making a Difference Awards.

School of Law awarded Athena SWAN Bronze Award for gender equality
11 May 2017
The School of Law has been successful in its application for a Bronze Athena SWAN Award from the Equality Challenge Unit.

Dame Margaret Hodge discusses her life in politics
25 April 2017
MP Dame Margaret Hodge delivered the 2017 Pankhurst Lecture, focusing on the gender challenges she has encountered during her career.

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.