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King Charles appoints Durham Law professor to judge selection role

His Majesty The King has appointed Durham Law School professor Clare McGlynn to the body responsible for the selection of judges in England and Wales.
A picture of Professor Clare McGlynn against a pink/purple backdrop

Clyde & Co gifts text books to first generation students at Durham Law School

Durham Law School Clyde & Co Scholars each received a stack of books to help them with their studies as first generation scholars.
Students standing in front of a ppt that says Clyde&Co and Durham Law School

Durham Law School talk on citizenship for ESRC Festival of Social Science at university

Professor Thom Brooks, Chair in Law and Government, delivered a sponsored public lecture on “Becoming British: The UK’s Citizenship Test” at Durham University on 25 October 2023.

Prof McGlynn Influences new Online Safety Act 2023

Professor Clare McGlynn has welcomed new legislation in the UK aiming to reduce online harms which includes new offences and guidelines based on her research.
Code on a screen and an image of Prof McGlynn

Thom Brooks’s calls for citizenship test reform and including of the late Queen covered in Metro

The Metro newspaper ran stories commemorating one year since the passing of the Her Late Majesty The Queen. These included an extended piece discussing findings of Professor Thom Brooks’ research on the Life in the UK citizenship test, including an interview.
Queen Elizabeth in car at Diamond Jubilee

Thom Brooks delivers keynote lectures at Norwegian Association for Legal Philosophy

On 28 and 29 September, Professor Thom Brooks was the keynote speaker for the Norwegian Association for Legal Philosophy. His public lectures were hosted at the University of Oslo Law School.
Law School building in Oslo called Domus Juridica

Professor McGlynn Elected as Academic Bencher of Inner Temple

Durham Law School is delighted to announce that Professor Clare McGlynn KC (Hon) has been elected as an Academic Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four Inns of Court that hold the exclusive right to Call their Members to the Bar of England and Wales and which govern the barristers’ profession in England & Wales.
Prof Clare McGlynn and Inner Temple

Durham welcomes back law school graduates Sir Robert Buckland KC MP and Huw Merriman MP

On 6 October 2023, Durham University welcomed back two distinguished alumni for a debate at the Durham Union Society. These were Sir Robert Buckland KC MP, formerly Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Wales, and Huw Merriman MP, the rail minister.
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Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Human Law

Professor Michael Bohlander has written a new book called ‘Contact with Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Human Law - The applicability of rules of war and human rights’.

Thom Brooks publishes new book Global Justice: An Introduction

Professor Thom Brooks, Chair in Law and Government at Durham Law School, has published a new student textbook. It’s entitled Global Justice: An Introduction and published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Durham law school building, with an image cut in of Thom Brooks and the front cover of his new book

Durham Law School visit to Universidad Externado de Colombia

Further to an earlier visit to Colombia by Bruce Wardhaugh and Gemma Davies, and to continue to deepen the relationship between Durham University and our partner Universidad Externado de Colombia, Dr Smith Azubuike and Dr Adebola Adeyemi visited Colombia from 14-16 August to promote a joint academic event and shared views on the UK critical minerals strategy and the likely impact for the UK and the global South.

Durham Law School research published in Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror recently ran an exclusive story based on original research by Durham Law School’s Professor Thom Brooks.
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