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The new UN development goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, launched by a UN summit in New York on 25-27 September 2015, is aimed at ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. Its 17 Sustainable Development Goals comprise an ambitious blueprint for a world which leaves no one behind and is based on the universal respect for human rights. […]


The UK’s opt-in and International Agreements

Lords Select Committee on the European Union – CALL FOR EVIDENCE The EU Sub-Committee on Justice, Institutions and Consumer Protection chaired by Baroness Corston is conducting an inquiry into the UK’s opt-in policy and its application to international agreements.  The Call for Evidence  was published in July 2014. If you have anything to contribute to this inquiry, […]

CoE Journal online every Friday

The Council of Europe’s weekly news “Journal” has begun its second season. Every Friday online, the CoE offers a short ten-minute programme of news, interviews and reports on issues of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. In this week’s Journal Human rights and conflict resolution in Europe – who does what? An interview with OSCE […]

Graham Turnbull Prize Giving

A Law Society Event The Prize Giving event of the 2013 Graham Turnbull essay competition will be on the evening of Wednesday 8 May 2013 at the Law Society. To register attendance please click here. There will be presentations from Dr Hywel Francis MP and Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights and Roger Smith […]


NUS to run £5m Students’ Green Fund

The National Union of Students (NUS) has been awarded £5 million from HEFCE (The Higher Education Funding Council for England) to run a Students’ Green Fund. This will fund local collaborative sustainability initiatives through students’ unions, and is designed to ensure that sustainability remains a priority with higher education institutions. Applications open in summer 2013 The NUS will run […]

walk in my footsteps

Writers Needed

Walk in My Footsteps – an initiative developing a youth social justice newspaper. This initiative emphasises storytelling as a tool for social change. The aim is to develop a youth social justice newspaper to educate the world on issues from a different perspective than what mainstream media provides. Walk in My Footsteps needs youth writers […]

World’s Top 100 Law Schools 2012

With the caveat that university rankings should be taken with a pinch of salt … this year’s top law schools (according to QS world rankings) are as follows: 1. Harvard 2. Yale 3. Oxford, 4. Cambridge 9. LSE 18. King’s College London 21. UCL 49. Queen Mary, University of London 51st place is shared by: […]

QMUL to launch new LLM in Paris

Queen Mary, University of London has announced the launch of a new flexible, English-language LLM in Paris. The course was established following the success of the university’s London-based LLM and is a result of long-term collaboration between Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies and the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP). The programme starts […]

Oxford University Undergraduate Law Journal

Inaugural edition – June 2012 One of the stated aims of the English Law Students’ Association (ELSA)  is to support  and promote UK student endeavours and so, naturally, we were very happy when Christy Rush (Magdalen College) informed us about the new undergraduate law journal which has been produced by students at Oxford University. The journal […]


CPS Legal Trainee Scheme – 2012 Relaunch

The CPS is pleased to announce the relaunch of its Legal Trainee Scheme (LTS) offering 15 pupillages or training contracts for those seeking to complete their legal training and qualify as fully practicing lawyers. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9 May 2012 The recruitment process opened on the 19th April 2012 to those prospective candidates who have already completed their […]