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  • Musine Kokalari: An Albanian Story

    It is a timely moment, in the Albanian writer and political dissident Musine Kokalari’s centenary year, to reflect on the contribution that this remarkable individual has made to Albania’s cultural and political life.

  • Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder graduation speech

    The Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of the Tribunals, was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Laws (honoris causa) during the graduation ceremony on Tuesday 18th July. This is the speech he made to the graduands.

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    How should we deal with child sex dolls and robots?

    Dr Bela Chatterjee writes about her current research on a developing legal issue.

  • Combats, the A-Team and a note on sexuality

    Dr Bela Chatterjee reflects on the welcoming culture for students that we pride ourselves on in the Law School.

  • Conducting Comparative Law Research

    Lancaster Law School has recently joined the British Association of Comparative Law (BACL) and will host the BACL Postgraduate Workshop in 2019. Here, Lancaster’s BACL representative, Dr Mary Guy, writes about her experience of conducting comparative law research for her PhD.

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    Brexit and English Choice of Court Agreements: A Survey of the Post-Referendum Legal Landscape

    This blog post has benefited from the feedback received following the author’s presentation at the "Changes and Challenges in Cross-Border Litigation - A Post-Referendum View from the UK" conference on 7 October 2016 at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. A research paper on the topic under consideration will also appear in the forthcoming Special Brexit issue of the European Business Law Review.

  • Worker Status and Uber: understanding when a worker is a worker

    There has been a significant rise in recent years in the use of “on demand” services (often referred to as the “gig economy”), fuelled in part by the development in technology making such services widely available and easy to use, and the desire for flexible services to be arranged around busy lifestyles. The most recognisable provider in this sector is Uber.

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    Lord Justice Ryder Law School Lecture - 'The Context of Change'

    The Rt. Hon. Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of the Tribunals delivered a lecture at the Law School on 'The Context of Change' on Friday 28th October 2016.

  • Conflict Prevention and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

    Dr Amanda Cahill Ripley presents research at key human rights and conflict events in Geneva.

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    Britain has left the EU: Message from the Head of School

    The decision by the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union is one of the most dramatic decisions taken in recent years. The decision has undoubtedly created a degree of uncertainty, not least because it will take several years for the full implications of this to be resolved.