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Visit of Joel Donovan KC to Aidan’s and the Law School

In a joint venture between college and department, Aidan’s and the Law School welcomed Law alumnus and donor Joel Donovan KC on 29 and 30 November.
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Former Lord Chancellor returns to Durham

Durham Law School graduate Sir Robert Buckland KC MP returned to Durham on 18 November for a Durham Union Society debate on prison rehabilitation. Sir Robert was Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary and Durham’s first graduate to become a law officer. He received the Dean’s Award from Durham Law School and was joined by then Dean, Professor Thom Brooks. During the event and afterwards, Sir Robert spoke of his time in government and of his many happy memories at Durham University.

Crackdown on image-based sexual abuse influenced by Durham research

Professor Clare McGlynn from our Durham Law School, along with colleagues, has been carrying out research on image-based sexual abuse for a number of years and shown how the existing law fails victims with change needed.
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Collaboration in Research and Education - Durham CSDLP at COP27

A COP27 side event hosted by Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLP) about extending collaborative links with climate learners, including researchers, students, and civil society took place on 14 November 2022. The core of the event was the role of the Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy (CSDLP) in delivering lifelong literacy.

Professor Brooks thanked in Parliament for work on National Security Bill

On 18 October 2022, Shadow Home Office Minister Holly Lynch MP raised a point of order to thank Durham Law School’s Professor Thom Brooks, Chair in Law and Government, for his “invaluable assistance”. Professor Brooks is a Labour Party advisor on home affairs and justice who has worked on the Bill since its first reading in the House of Commons.
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Catherine O’Rourke Awarded Honourable Mention for Best Book for "Women's Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law"

The Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) Prize Selection Committee for the second biannual WILIG Prize has awarded Dr Catherine O’Rourke an honourable mention in the category of best book for "Women's Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law" (CUP, 2020).
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Success for Durham Law School in prestigious league table

We’re celebrating being ranked in the world top 50 of a prestigious league table. Hundreds of universities across the world are ranked by the Times Higher Education (THE) global rankings, which are based on teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.
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Durham University start-up accepted onto world-leading space programme in British first

Durham University graduate start-up, Charter, has become the first British space company to be accepted onto the prestigious TechStars Space Accelerator programme, widely considered as the world’s leading programme for start-ups in the space sector.
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The General Editors and Editorial Committee of Public Law are seeking to appoint a new member of the Editorial Committee

The General Editors and Editorial Committee of Public Law are seeking to appoint a new member of the Editorial Committee and invite expressions of interest from those who may be interested in joining the Committee.
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Durham Law School raising awareness of global Sustainable Development Goals

Durham Law School is continuing its mission to raise awareness of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by welcoming Justice Brian Preston, the Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, as a visiting professor.
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Explore your part in helping to deliver Net Zero

Businesses and voluntary community sector organisations from across County Durham are invited to come together and learn from one another to help the county achieve its ambitious carbon neutrality target by 2045 at a free event on Friday 14 October.
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Government agrees to revise Life in the UK test, after evidence from Professor Thom Brooks

Professor Thom Brooks (Durham Law School) was invited by the House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Committee to propose an inquiry for the Committee to undertake, in competition with other leading figures in immigration law and policy. Brooks pitched an inquiry into the the uses and reform of the Life in the UK citizenship test, which he sat in 2009 before becoming a British citizen.
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