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130 students receive free Commercial Awareness training from BPP

A record-breaking 130 students from Bangor Law School signed up for BPP’s Certificate of Commercial Awareness programme, offered free to Bangor students for the fourth consecutive year.

Publication date: 8 November 2012

2012 edition of Bangor Law School Journal now available online

The 2012 edition of the Bangor Law School Journal is now available online, packed with some of the biggest news from the 2011-2012 session.

Publication date: 7 August 2012

2018 must be the year that we reimagine judicial diversity

This article by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in LawBangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Shortly before his retirement at the end of 2016, the then supreme court President, Lord Neuberger, stated that “the higher echelons of the judiciary in the UK suffer from a marked lack of diversity and … the supreme court does not score at all well”.

In a year where equality has been more at the forefront of the public consciousness than ever before, one would hope that this stark commentary from Britain’s top judge would have sparked some change. And yet, more than a year later, little progress has been made.

Publication date: 3 January 2018

£3.2m Tendering Project Prepares for Launch

Small businesses and charities in Wales and Ireland will be in a stronger position to compete for public sector contracts thanks to a £3.2 million Bangor University-led project launched this week.

Publication date: 20 June 2011

Administrative justice affects us all- now is the time to give it some more thought

You may never have considered administrative justice, but it affects each one of us- and a large amount of it is devolved in Wales. This means that we have access to specific bodies to seek redress if we’re unhappy about the service we’ve received in a wide range of settings.

Sarah Nason, a Law Lecturer at Bangor University has just published a report which reviews where we are and asks where next for administrative justice in Wales by  bringing together the administrative decisions already devolved to Wales and making recommendations for the future.

Publication date: 13 December 2018

Administrative justice can make countries fairer and more equal – if it is implemented properly

There is a little known, but hugely important, justice system which impacts everyone’s life – administrative justice. Made up of various different bodies (including courts, tribunals, complaint handlers and more), it is concerned with the laws surrounding decision-making and dispute resolution of public bodies. In many countries, it deals with more cases than criminal or private civil justice.

This article by Sarah Nason, Lecturer in Administrative Law and Jurisprudence, Bangor University is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 13 December 2018

Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives

From planning law to social care and beyond, the law has an impact on all our daily lives. With further devolution and changes to the law in those fields in Wales, Bangor Law School are proud to announce a conference on ‘Administrative Justice in Wales and Comparative Perspectives’ on 10th September 2015 at Bangor University.

Publication date: 3 September 2015

A green university choice

With many young people wanting to reduce their environmental footprint, students looking for a ‘green’ university can be assured that if they choose Bangor, they will be studying at a university which is word-leading for its commitment to recycling and sustainability.

Not only was the University recently placed 7th in the world for recycling and sustainability, measured against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the north Wales institution is also ranked 10th in the world for its green credentials according to the Green Metric World University Rankings.

Publication date: 5 June 2020

Alumnus Kate secures pupillage at Barristers’ Chambers

A Law School alumnus has been offered a pupillage at a Nottingham-based Barristers’ Chambers.

Publication date: 9 July 2013

Andra turns criminal investigator on summer internship

A second-year Bangor Law student completed an eye-opening work placement over the summer.

Andra Filimon returned to her home country of Romania to undertake a six-week internship with the Homicide Department of the General Directorate of Police of the Bucharest Municipality.

Publication date: 19 November 2013

Another successful cohort graduates from Bangor’s Legal English Summer School

Bangor University Law School has welcomed yet another batch of Chinese students from China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) and Renmin University for its annual Legal English Summer School.

Publication date: 26 August 2014

Another successful Completion Workshop for Bangor's PhD students

Following the success of the first PhD Completion Workshop in September 2011, Bangor Law School held the second Completion Workshop for advanced PhD students on Friday 23 March 2012.

Publication date: 2 April 2012

Applying to Bangor was a First-Class decision for Rebecca

Scrolling through her social media feed, Rebecca Holian, saw a life changing post that enabled her dream to come true.

Publication date: 19 July 2019

Are the Amazon fires a crime against humanity?

Fires in the Brazilian Amazon have jumped 84% during President Jair Bolsonaro’s first year in office and in July 2019 alone, an area of rainforest the size of Manhattan was lost every day. The Amazon fires may seem beyond human control, but they’re not beyond human culpability.

This article by Tara Smith, Lecturer in Law, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 17 September 2019

Aspiring solicitor overcomes disability to graduate with Law degree

A Bangor University law student graduated this week after three years of ‘hard graft’ and coping with an eye disability.

Christian Bolton-Edenborough, 22, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire graduated with an LLB Law degree and feels grateful for all the support he has had from his parents during a very difficult second year of his degree.


Publication date: 11 July 2016

A ‘Standing Ovation’: Drama Skills for Mooting Students

First year undergraduate Legal Skills students received a lecture with a difference as the Just Some Theatre Company visited Bangor Law School to deliver some expert confidence building and presentation skills workshops.

Publication date: 3 May 2013

A study tour to the heart of the European Union

Students from Bangor University’s Business and Law Schools visited some of the key institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe in Brussels (Belgium), Luxembourg and Strasbourg (France) last week.

Publication date: 24 November 2017

A triumphant return to the Telders competition for Bangor

For the second year running, Bangor Law School is celebrating success in a world-famous mooting competition.

Last year, a team from Bangor became the first ever to represent Wales at the Telders International Law Moot Court competition, finishing 17th overall. This year’s team managed to go one step further and finish in 16th place.

Publication date: 12 May 2014

Back to school for aspiring teacher Kerry

It’s back to school for one Bangor University graduate as she heads to London to work at an international summer school. Days after graduating with a 2:1 in Law with French, Kerry Westgate will take up the role of Activity Leader with Embassy Summer, a UK-wide summer school scheme for international students wishing to learn or improve their English.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Bangor academics take S4C cuts to the UN

Cutbacks to the S4C budget in recent years may breach children’s rights, claim two Bangor University Law lecturers. Dr Alison Mawhinney and Ms Carys Aaron of Bangor Law School argue that cuts made by the UK Government to the S4C budget over the last five years may violate the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child, which recognises the important role played by mass media in allowing children to enjoy their rights and in developing respect for the child’s ‘cultural identity, language and values’.

Publication date: 24 May 2016

Bangor at the Ynys Môn National Eisteddfod

As the major provider of Welsh medium higher education, Bangor University is particularly active again in this year’s National Eisteddfod in Anglesey.

Full details and news about the University’s activities at the Eisteddfod is available on the University’s website at: www.bangor.ac.uk/eisteddfod

Publication date: 2 August 2017

Bangor Centre for International Law’s inaugural EU Day a resounding success

The Bangor Centre for International Law at Bangor Law School held its inaugural EU Day on 13th March 2013.

Publication date: 22 March 2013

Bangor crowned mooting champions of Wales

A team from Bangor Law School has won the annual Welsh National Mooting Competition for the first time.

Publication date: 10 April 2014

Bangor graduate joins Cheshire solicitors as Paralegal

A Bangor University student graduating this week is feeling happy having had an amazing three years at university. Former Yale College student, Keira Jayne Hand, 21, from Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham, will be graduating with a first class LLB Law degree

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Bangor hosts international conference on proof in international criminal trials

Bangor Law School and the Bangor Centre for International Law recently hosted a conference on 'Proof in International Criminal Trials'. The conference formed part of Dr Yvonne McDermott's project, 'A Taxonomy of Evidence before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia', which is funded by the British Academy Quantitative Skills Acquisition Award scheme. The project is based on the idea that it is both possible and desirable to quantify proof in international criminal trials.

Publication date: 28 July 2014

Bangor ICPS to help the EU implement the Small Business Act following major grant success

Bangor Law School’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS) has recently been notified of a major grant success under the European Union’s COSME fund – a funding programme designed to raise competitiveness of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU and to help the EU implement the requirements of the Small Business Act (the overarching framework for EU policy on SMEs).

Publication date: 27 January 2017

Bangor law academic addresses the UN Human Rights Committee

In July Dr Alison Mawhinney, Reader in Law at Bangor Law School, travelled to Geneva to address the UN Human Rights Committee on the question of freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

Publication date: 15 October 2014

Bangor Law and Business students return to Brussels

After a successful tour of some of the key institutions of the European Union in December, Law and Business students from Bangor University have returned to Brussels for a whistle-stop tour to some of the most important buildings in Europe.

Publication date: 23 May 2012

Bangor Law Fair will highlight employment opportunities for graduates

As part of its tenth anniversary celebrations, Bangor Law School (Gwynedd) will hold a Law Fair on Wednesday 19th November 2014, from 9.45am to 3.30pm. The aim of the Law Fair is to bring together employers and Bangor law students in an environment which will create mutually beneficial results.

The Law Fair is an opportunity for anyone, from the Law School’s own students, to secondary school pupils, to career-changers, and others who might be interested in Law to see what careers are available to people with a law degree.

Publication date: 11 November 2014

Bangor Law Lecturer appointed new Academic Fellow at Inner Temple

Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees, a Lecturer in Law at Bangor University has been appointed to a prestigious three-year role as an Academic Fellows of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

Dr McDermott Rees is one of only four leading academics to be selected by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the four barrister Inns of Court of England and Wales. The Inns of Court hold the exclusive right to call candidates to practise at the Bar of England and Wales.  The Inner Temple’s Academic Fellows Scheme recognises the outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research of early to mid-career academics. It also aims to support their research and to build a stronger relationship between the Bar, judiciary and legal academia.

Publication date: 3 December 2014

Bangor Law Lecturer Honoured with Teaching Fellowship

There was extra cause for celebration at this year’s Law School graduation ceremony, as Bangor Law School lecturer Ann McLaren was awarded a Teaching Fellowship for excellence in teaching and pastoral care.

Publication date: 22 September 2011

Bangor Law Lecturer wins prestigious research award

Bangor Law Lecturer Evelyne Schmid has been awarded a prestigious research prize by the Academic Platform Switzerland UN.

Publication date: 14 December 2011

Bangor Law PhD students to speak at Toulouse University doctoral workshop

Two of our PhD students will represent Bangor Law School at the inaugural doctoral workshop organised by the European School of Law of Toulouse University (Université Toulouse 1 Capitole).

Publication date: 7 April 2016

Bangor Law School 10 Year Anniversary Alumni Weekend

This year, Bangor Law School celebrates its ten-year anniversary, and we are delighted to invite graduates and alumni for a weekend of celebrations on campus.

Publication date: 3 July 2015

Bangor Law School Academics Attend PhD Workshop in Barcelona

On 6 and 7 July, 2017, Professor Dermot Cahill (Head of Bangor Law School), Dr. Mark Hyland (Erasmus coordinator at Bangor Law School) and Ms. Miriam Mbah (PhD student) attended the 2nd Annual PhD Workshop in Barcelona. 

Publication date: 14 August 2017

Bangor Law School awards Honorary Fellowship to Professor Malcolm Evans

Professor Malcolm Evans of the University of Bristol is to receive an Honorary Fellowship from Bangor University for services to Law.

Publication date: 26 June 2012

Bangor Law School celebrates 10 years of excellence

Over 150 Bangor University alumni and former staff will attend a special celebration next week to mark the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Bangor Law School.

Publication date: 30 July 2015

Bangor Law School climbs The Guardian rankings

Bangor Law School is now the top law school in Wales, according to the latest university league tables published by The Guardian.

The School has also risen to 32nd position in the UK, out of the 98 institutions included in the rankings.

Publication date: 9 June 2015

Bangor Law School contributes to ‘Big Voice London’ Project on legal identity

Bangor Law School welcomed a group of young people from London for a conference at the University in November 2012. The students from the Big Voice London project were researching aspects of legal identity and had a specific interest in the legal tradition in Wales and the Welsh language.

Publication date: 9 January 2013

Bangor Law School highest in Wales

Bangor Law School is the highest positioned law school in Wales, according to the latest university league tables published by The Guardian University Guide for 2018.

The School has risen to 23rd position in the UK, out of the 98 institutions included in the rankings.

Publication date: 7 June 2017

Bangor Law School leads academic network on collective worship in schools

Bangor Law School is leading a UK wide inter-disciplinary project to examine the question of collective worship in schools.

Publication date: 15 October 2014

Bangor Law School Prepares for Major International Conference

Bangor Law School is preparing to host a major Competition Law conference next month, welcoming guest speakers from across the globe.

Publication date: 14 July 2011

Bangor Law School ranked joint 6th in the UK for student satisfaction

Bangor Law School scored a phenomenal 94% for ‘overall satisfaction’ in this year’s National Student Survey, placing us in joint 6th position amongst UK law schools for student satisfaction.

Publication date: 24 September 2013

Bangor Law School reach Finals Weekend of national mooting competition

Two undergraduate Law students have made it through to the finals of a national mooting competition.

Publication date: 25 May 2016

Bangor Law School recognised for its support of international students

Bangor Law School recently celebrated another night of teaching award success at this year’s Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTA).

Publication date: 20 May 2015

Bangor Law School’s Class of 2012 celebrate Graduation

Bangor Law students celebrated their academic achievements on Monday, 16th July 2012, as the School celebrated the passing out of this year’s graduating cohort.

Publication date: 26 July 2012

Bangor Law School’s Gary Clifford shortlisted for a national leadership award

Gary Clifford, Director of the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), based at the Bangor University’s Law School, has been named a finalist in Wales’ long-established and only dedicated leadership awards.

Gary has been shortlisted in the ‘Wales’ Leadership for the Future’ category for his ambitious leadership role in steering the Institute through a period of national and international growth, and is one of four finalists in the category.

Publication date: 27 May 2016

Bangor Law School’s innovative teaching showcased at HEA conference

On 21st-22nd May 2014, Stephen Clear, Mooting Skills Coordinator and Part-time Lecturer in Law, and Dr Marie Parker, Part-time Lecturer in Law, were selected by the Higher Education Academy to present their approaches to law teaching as part of the National HEA Annual Teaching and Learning Conference in Birmingham.

Publication date: 2 September 2014

Bangor Law School’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies nominated for two prestigious Impact Awards

Bangor University Law School’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS) has once again been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Bangor University Impact and Innovation Awards.

Publication date: 25 July 2014

Bangor Law School teams up with Amnesty International for Armed Conflict training

On Saturday 7 July 2012, Bangor Law School and Amnesty International (Colwyn Bay) held a successful training day on the protection of women and children in armed conflict. Held at Bangor University’s Reichel Conference Centre, the event drew participants from the Bangor area and beyond, including from Colwyn Bay, Liverpool and Lancashire.

Publication date: 18 July 2012

Bangor Law School teams up with the School of Electronic Engineering to collaborate with 5 other European countries in a major Transnational European research programme

Bangor University’s Law School is to join an elite group of universities and organisations on a Europe-wide research transnational collaboration to support knowledge intensive high growth potential companies.

Bangor University – the only UK partner to be invited to join the consortium – will work in conjunction with the University of Tilburg, Netherlands, to research how high-growth potential start-ups can benefit from public procurement participation, and the challenges they face in doing so.

Publication date: 14 May 2012

Bangor Law School to collaborate with the Nigerian National Universities Commission on Procurement Studies

Staff from Bangor Law School visited Nigeria last month to discuss collaboration in the field of Procurement Studies.

Publication date: 18 February 2014

Bangor Law School to hold Career Fair

Bangor University Law School is to hold its first ever Law Fair for the benefit of current and prospective students.

Taking place in Reichel Hall on Wednesday, 27 November, the event will give students from twelve local schools a rare opportunity to discuss their career options with practising barristers, solicitors and in-house lawyers. The guest of honour will be Sir Roderick Evans, a retired High Court Judge and former Presiding Judge of Wales.

Publication date: 21 November 2013

Bangor Law School to Host Live Postgraduate Webchat

Bangor University Law School will be holding a live webchat for prospective Postgraduate students from 11.00am on Wednesday, 3rd of August 2011, with course leaders for the International Law and Public Procurement Law & Strategy LLM programmes here at Bangor.

Publication date: 25 July 2011

Bangor Law School: top 10 mooters in Europe

Bangor Law School students have ranked amongst the top 10 mooting teams in Europe following their outstanding performance at a major competition.

Publication date: 18 May 2015

Bangor Law School welcomes distinguished scholars for guest lectures

Bangor Law School is welcoming two distinguished guest lecturers to Bangor in November 2011.

Professor Jason Chuah, Head of Academic Law at City University Law School in London, will deliver a seminar on "Letters of Credit - Reconciling legal rules with commercial realities" on Monday 14 November. Also delivering a seminar on 14 November will be Professor Z Wang of Beijing Foreign Studies University. He will deliver a seminar entitled "The Evolving Nature of EU Power and Sino-EU Relations in the 21st Century".

Publication date: 14 November 2011

Bangor Law School welcomes Trade Marks Law expert for guest lecture

Dr Jasem Tarawneh of Manchester University’s School of Law recently visited Bangor Law School to deliver a presentation on ‘Trade Marks Investment Function and Parallel Importation, the Interflora effect’.

Publication date: 29 November 2012

Bangor Law School welcome US Law School to Summer Law Academy

Publication date: 18 April 2011

Bangor Law student comes top of the crop in Wales

A Bangor Law School student has been named as the best Law student in any Welsh university.

Publication date: 10 January 2012

Bangor Law student completes internship in Washington D.C. Law Firm

Ms Haude Bergeon-Hennebois, a final year English Law with French Law student, described her internship in September 2016 with the Washington, D.C. law firm Jezic & Moyse, LLC as one of the most rewarding work experiences of her life.

Publication date: 4 November 2016

Bangor Law student project needs YOUR vote

A student project set up and run by Bangor Law School undergraduates is vying for a major cash prize.

Street Law is participating in the NatWest Community Force scheme in which charities and projects across the UK stand to win a prize of £6,000 to help them further develop their initiatives.

Publication date: 17 October 2011

Bangor Law Students Achieve BPP Certificates

Eighty three students from Bangor Law School recently travelled to Manchester to complete a career-enhancing course in Commercial Awareness.

Publication date: 18 April 2011

Bangor Law Student selected for prestigious course

A Bangor Law Student has been given a unique opportunity to build essential skills for a professional legal career after being selected to attend a prestigious residential school for first year law students in London. 

Publication date: 2 June 2011

Bangor Law student wins prestigious Lincoln’s Inn scholarship

A Bangor Law student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to pursue her ambition to become a Barrister.

Publication date: 6 February 2012

Bangor leads pioneering project to change the face of Welsh-medium legal education

Bangor University Law School academics have succeeded in securing a strategic grant from the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to lead an exciting, collaborative project. The aim is to publish a series of Welsh language textbooks for students who are studying Law in Wales, written by acknowledged specialists in their relevant fields.

Publication date: 3 April 2014

Bangor Lecturer carries the Olympic Torch on Day 11 of the Relay

Bangor Law Lecturer Sarah Nason carried the Olympic Torch past Conwy Castle on Tuesday, 29th May – Day 11 of the Olympic Torch Relay – as the Flame travelled from Beaumaris to Chester.

Publication date: 31 May 2012

Bangor lecturer named as one of the best in the UK

Congratulations to Bangor Law lecturer Sarah Nason, a worthy finalist in the OUP Law Teacher of the Year competition.

Publication date: 26 March 2014

Bangor lecturer nominated for nationwide ‘Law Teacher of the Year’ award

A senior lecturer at Bangor Law School has been nominated by students for a national award.

Mr Aled Griffiths, Deputy Head of the Law School, has been put forward by his students for Oxford University Press’s annual ‘Law Teacher of the Year’ prize.

Publication date: 27 September 2012

Bangor makes history by qualifying for internationally prestigious Telders Moot Competition

Bangor Law School has made history by becoming the first team ever to represent Wales at a world-renowned mooting competition.

Publication date: 3 April 2013

Bangor makes history by qualifying for internationally prestigious Telders Moot Competition

Bangor Law School has made history by becoming the first team ever to represent Wales at a world-renowned mooting competition.

Publication date: 21 March 2013

Bangor MBA graduate launches Nigerian book

Bangor Law School played a major role in the launch of an influential Nigerian book. The book, written by a recent MBA Graduate in Law and Management, Air Vice Marshall Francis Bassey entitled ‘Corporate Governance in the Nigerian Airline Industry’, was an adaptation of Francis’ post - graduate dissertation. The book, published by a leading Nigerian publishing house, Fourth Dimension, was launched in Abuja last week and commended as a must read for industry practitioners, investors, policy makers, students of corporate governance, and the general public. 

Publication date: 20 September 2019

Bangor Professor’s research hits the Hong Kong media

The South China Morning Post, the leading English-language newspaper in Hong Kong, recently published two articles showcasing groundbreaking research work by Bangor Law School’s Professor Suzannah Linton, Chair of International Law and Director of the Bangor Centre for International Law.

Publication date: 8 May 2013

Bangor Professor visits China to lead on creation and teaching of new International Criminal Law course

Professor Suzannah Linton, Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School and Director of the Bangor Centre for International Law, was recently in China for an intensive series of teaching, public lectures and judging of moots.

Publication date: 11 January 2013

Bangor ranked above Manchester, Liverpool and others for student experience

Bangor University has been ranked 18th out of 111 UK universities for student experience, in a survey by the Times Higher Education group.

Publication date: 21 May 2014

Bangor’s elite athletes awarded Sports Scholarships

Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area. These Sports Scholarships are awarded to recognise and support sporting excellence and achievement. They are aimed at helping talented and high performance students to combine their academic study and sporting performance to assist them in achieving their full potential.

Publication date: 13 January 2015

Bangor’s ‘Erin Brockovich’ hits the headlines

The inspirational story of a Bangor Law graduate’s one-woman fight for justice has made headlines across Britain and the world.

Publication date: 4 October 2013

Bangor set to host Legal Wales Conference

Bangor Law School will host the annual Legal Wales Conference on Friday, 7th October 2016.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Convergence or Divergence’, and the guest of honour will be the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Rt. Hon Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd.

Publication date: 22 August 2016

Bangor’s public procurement expertise sought by both sides of the House

Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor University Law School, has been invited by the UK Conservative Party to sit as a Member of the House of Commons Parliamentary Inquiry into electronic procurement, to assess the case for the feasibility of introducing electronic invoicing into the UK as a widespread Government purchasing practice.

Publication date: 28 January 2014

Bangor’s Santander Entrepreneurs

Carley Williams a student studying Product Design with Qualified Teacher Status will represent Bangor University in the UK round of the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards, having won Bangor University’s Competition. She will be joined by winning postgraduate student Hernan Diazgranados in the national competition later this year.

Publication date: 19 March 2015

Bangor students celebrate success at famous Telders Moot Court competition

A team of Law students from Bangor University is celebrating success at a world-renowned competition for law students.

Cathal McCabe, Adam Gulliver, Damian Etone and Andrew Jones made history this month when they became the first team ever to represent Wales at the Telders International Law Moot Court contest.

Publication date: 3 May 2013

Bangor Students Law start-up expands to Canary Wharf

Kawa, Guimaraes & Associates Solicitors, a recently established firm of solicitors in Holyhead, have opened a sister company in prestigious premises at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London.

The company was established by entrepreneurs, Mehedi Rahim Kate Kawa. Kate is the CEO & Managing Partner, while Mehedi is the Senior Partner. Mehedi is a PhD student in his final year researching Islamic Law and UK Marine Insurance at the Law School and Kate is an MBA graduate of Bangor Business School.

Publication date: 11 September 2014

Bangor through to second round of OUP Moot

Bangor Law School has made it through to the next round of the Oxford University Press Moot, one of the most prestigious and popular mooting competitions in the UK.

Publication date: 8 December 2015

Bangor to host training workshop in conjunction with Amnesty International

Bangor Law School and Amnesty International (Colwyn Bay Branch) are delighted to be able to offer expert training on ‘The Protection of Women and Children in Armed Conflict’.  The workshop, taking place on Saturday 7th July, will focus on raising awareness of the challenges faced by women and children in armed conflict, introducing the legal regime that exists to address these challenges, engaging participants in ways in which they can become involved in the issues and drawing them into some practical application of knowledge and strategies.

Publication date: 16 May 2012

Bangor to host Welsh National Moot Competition

Bangor University will welcome law students from across the country later this month as it hosts the Welsh National Moot Competition.

Teams from Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Swansea, the University of South Wales and the Open University will travel to Bangor to battle it out for the coveted prize on Sunday, 29 March.

Publication date: 25 March 2015

Bangor University admitted to European School of Law Network

Bangor University has become a member of the prestigious European School of Law, a network of only 16 universities worldwide.

It joins leading universities from nine countries – including the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece and Ireland – in a collaborative initiative which strives to improve students’ understanding of EU legal systems and the various legal traditions within Europe.

Publication date: 12 January 2016

Bangor University a world-ranked University

Bangor University has risen substantially in Times Higher Education World University rankings 2011-12, and is now placed among the world’s top 275 universities, alongside universities such as Bath and Queen’s.

Publication date: 19 October 2011

Bangor University establishes Confucius Institute

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bangor University and Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) on 17 April 2012 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London to set up a Confucius Institute at Bangor University in collaboration with China University of Political Science & Law, Beijing.

Publication date: 25 April 2012

Bangor University Honorary Fellow delivers master classes in International Law

Bangor University Honorary Fellow, Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, Professor of International Law at Bristol University, visited Bangor on 19 and 20 March 2013. On both days, Professor Evans taught undergraduates in the final year compulsory module on International Law.

Publication date: 3 April 2013

Bangor University: How to keep Law students happy!

It’s official: Bangor University has some of the most satisfied graduating law students not only in Wales, but also across the UK!

In the most recent National Student Survey, Bangor Law School was ranked as the no.1 law school in Wales and joint 5th in the whole of the United Kingdom for overall student satisfaction. One aspect the students are particularly happy with is teaching: in the ‘staff are good at explaining things’ category, Bangor scored a phenomenal 100% satisfaction rating from its three-year LLB students, making it the top law school throughout the UK for this.

Publication date: 1 October 2014

Bangor University launches a unique Confucius Institute

The first Confucius Institute anywhere in the world to have a focus on Law, is being opened officially at Bangor University.  The Confucius Institute is being launched by First Minister Carwyn Jones, in the presence of Mr SHEN Yang, Minister-Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy. 

Publication date: 10 September 2012

Bangor University launches Undergraduate Internship Scheme

Bangor University has launched an Undergraduate Internship Scheme aimed at providing opportunities to help enhance the employability of its students.

Publication date: 19 December 2012

Bangor University Law Fair, 20 November 2019

Publication date: 14 November 2019

Bangor University Law reach Semi Final of international criminal law competition

A team of Bangor University Law students have beaten off previous winners and made it through to the semi-finals of a prestigious international competition for law students.

This was Bangor University Law School’s first attempt competing in the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court competition. Held at The Hague and organised by Leiden University’s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, with the support of the International Criminal Court, the ICC moot is one of the more notable international mooting competitions in which law students compete against each other in simulated court proceedings.

Publication date: 31 May 2016

Bangor University Law School Staff member wins a prestigious Leadership Bursary

Gary Clifford, Director of the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS) at Bangor Law School, has been awarded a Leadership Bursary by Academi Wales, a public service centre for leadership excellence. He was chosen after a highly competitive selection process and over the next six months will take part in Academi’s world leading skills development programme.

Publication date: 15 November 2013

Bangor University leads Welsh Universities in student satisfaction

Bangor University is top in Wales in the most recent measure of student satisfaction, and is in the top 10 of the UK’s best non-specialist universities, the traditional institutions who offer a broad range of subjects.  

The results are drawn from the National Student Survey, a poll of around half a million graduating students at each university in the UK, which provides the most comprehensive feedback on the student experience at each institution.

Publication date: 12 August 2014

Bangor University rated Gold

Bangor University has been awarded the Gold standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, and is the only University in Wales to achieve this standard.

The framework assesses universities against a range of criteria and is part of the UK government’s plans for raising standards in higher education. It also gives students more information so that they can make the most informed decisions when deciding which university to attend.

Publication date: 22 June 2017

Bangor University Research Excellence Awards 2016

Bangor University is to highlight and celebrate the high standard of research at the University in a new Research Excellence Awards event to be held for the first time this December, and has just announced the Awards Shortlists.

The inaugural Awards will shine a spotlight on some of the University’s outstanding research teams and individuals.

The winners will be announced at an Awards dinner in Pontio on 5th December 2016.

Publication date: 26 October 2016

Bangor University’s satisfied students

Bangor University continues to rise in popularity among its students. The University again retains its place at 14th in the UK and is second in Wales in a new university experience survey (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016).

Publication date: 17 March 2016

Bangor University students awarded prestigious Drapers’ Company medals

Bangor University students were presented with the Drapers’ Medals recently. The Drapers’ Company is one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London, and now a philanthropic organization. The Drapers’ Company kindly donates two medals each year to be awarded to outstanding postgraduate students.

Publication date: 21 May 2015

Bangor University Students Demonstrating Excellent Employability

The annual Employability Celebration evening was held recently to congratulate and showcase Bangor University students who have taken part in the Bangor Employability Award and demonstrated exceptional commitment to developing their employability through extra- and co-curricular activities whilst at University.

Publication date: 8 May 2015

Bangor University to host major event on Human Trafficking in Wales

In its newly released first annual report, the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking reported to Parliament that the number of people being trafficked into the UK is rising. Last year the authorities learned of 946 victims, compared with 710 in 2010.

The release of this report coincides with a groundbreaking event being co-hosted by Bangor University’s Centre for International Law and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, to be held at the University’s Main Arts Lecture Theatre on Friday, 2nd November 2012.

Publication date: 31 October 2012

Bangor University unites employers and students at unique law careers fair

With 91% of first degree Law graduates in work or further study six months after graduating and a commitment to improving the career prospects of its students, it’s easy to see why Bangor University Law School is ranked as the no.1 law school in Wales, according to the latest league tables from The Guardian.

One of the ways in which the School aims to enhance its students’ employability is through its annual Law Fair, where aspiring young lawyers have an invaluable opportunity to meet and network with some of the region’s most prominent employers, including solicitors and barristers, as well as those from the non-legal sector.

Publication date: 29 October 2015

Bangor welcomes guest lecturers from the University of Cádiz

Professor del Valle Galvez of the University of Cádiz and his colleague associate, Professor Inmaculada Gonzalez Garcia, recently visited the Law School, and delivered a fascinating series of seminars on the Anglo-Spanish dispute over Gibraltar.

Publication date: 28 September 2012

Bangor welcomes legal eagles from across the globe for annual Summer School

Bangor Law School has welcomed legal professionals and students from around the world for its annual Summer School.

Publication date: 23 August 2012

Bangor welcomes the President of the Law Society of England and Wales

Bangor Law School had a unique opportunity to showcase its research expertise and employability provision to the President of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Publication date: 22 February 2012

Bangor welcomes Visiting Professor from Shanghai Jiaotong University

This month, Bangor Law School welcomes a Visiting Professor from one of China’s leading universities.

Publication date: 28 May 2014

Bangor welcomes winner of eminent Chevening scholarship

Bangor Law School has happily welcomed Damian Etone of Cameroon as its first ever Chevening student. 

Publication date: 18 October 2012

Boost for Bangor University as new term gets underway

Welsh language provision at Bangor University has received a significant boost due to funding by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

The university has appointed four lecturers through the Coleg’s Academic Staffing Scheme to work in Psychology, Law, Computer Science, Nursing and Health Care and Accountancy.

Publication date: 3 October 2013

Boris Johnson is planning radical changes to the UK constitution – here are the ones you need to know about

With a very large majority in parliament, Boris Johnson is planning radical changes to the UK constitution. His party claims that far reaching reforms are needed because of a “destabilising and potentially extremely damaging rift between politicians and the people” under the last parliament. The issue at the centre of this “damaging rift”, however, is whether the proposals for constitutional change are a democratic necessity or a cynical attempt by the Conservative government to bolster its power.

This article by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law, and Public Procurement, at Bangor Law School is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 19 December 2019

Brexit uncertainty boosts support for Welsh independence from the UK

In a move that surprised many, in June 2016, 52.5% of people in Wales voted to leave the European Union. But concerns over Brexit negotiations, and “chaos in UK politics” have mounted since then, and recent polls suggest that support for remain has risen considerably in Wales.

Now, the Welsh government has announced that it will campaign for the UK to remain in the EU while public attention is turning to the question of whether the Welsh should become independent from a post-Brexit UK.

This article by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Law, was originally published on The Conversation under a Creative Commons Licence. Read the original article.

Publication date: 31 July 2019

Bronwen interns in the EU’s ‘Silicon Valley’ thanks to Welsh Livery Company Scholarship

A prestigious travel scholarship has enabled an undergraduate student to undertake an Intellectual Property Law internship in Dublin – the EU’s ‘Silicon Valley’.

Earlier this summer, LLB Law student Bronwen Hughes, from Acton, was awarded the Welsh Livery Company’s Eric Sunderland travel scholarship in the field of Intellectual Property Law.

Publication date: 5 August 2015

Business and Law Students Tackle Snowdon for Charity

Two students from Bangor’s Business and Law Schools had a very early morning wake up call on Saturday, 3rd November, as they joined a team of six other University Halls Wardens in taking up the challenge of climbing Mount Snowdon in the dark, with the aim of reaching the summit by sunrise.

Publication date: 28 November 2012

Business and Law students visit the heart of the European Union

Business and Law students from Bangor University have united for a comprehensive study visit to some of the principal institutions of the European Union, thanks to sponsorship from Welsh MEP Dr Kay Swinburne.

Publication date: 19 December 2013

Business and Law students visit the heart of the European Union

Students from Bangor University’s Business and Law Schools have visited some of the key institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe thanks to sponsorship from Jill Evans, Welsh Member of the European Parliament.

Publication date: 11 January 2013

CAHB Graduate Research Induction Event (MRes, MPhil, PhD)

Publication date: 15 August 2019

Calling all Irish students - come and meet us in Dublin on 23 and 24 August

Thinking of studying Law this September? There are places available on Law degree programmes at Bangor Law School, Bangor University.

Publication date: 13 August 2012

Calling Manchester: first year Legal Skills students take a court and careers visit

94 law undergraduates studying the Legal Skills module have visited Manchester’s Civil Justice Centre and Crown Court as part of their Mooting Skills tuition.

Publication date: 9 May 2013

Canadian student a step closer to a career in international human rights

A Canadian international student will now pursue her dream of “changing the world” after graduating from Bangor University this week. Elizabeth Megan Strange, 23, from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, graduated with a LLB Law degree after an incredibly busy and successful two years of study.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

CANCELLED EVENT: Have you decided how you will vote in the Referendum?

Following the events in West Yorkshire yesterday and the fact that both Remain and Leave campaigns have been temporarily suspended, the debate co-arranged by the Law School for tonight, 17 June, has been cancelled as a sign of respect to Jo Cox MP.

Publication date: 7 June 2016

Careers and Employability Fair

Publication date: 11 October 2018

Celebrating Excellence amongst first year students

Award-winning first year students have had their achievements recognized at a prize giving ceremony.

The annual Bangor University Entrance Scholarship Presentation evening saw prizes totalling £138,000 awarded to some of the University’s brightest first year students.

Publication date: 27 November 2014

Children’s project shortlisted for national public engagement award

Researchers at Swansea and Bangor Universities have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for the public engagement work of their projectLittle Voices Shouting Out.

The project has been shortlisted for the ‘Engaging with Young People’ award, in the national Engage Competition run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), which celebrates university researchers who engage with the public in innovative and effective ways.

Little Voices Shouting Out is a Big Lottery funded project run by the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People, based at Swansea and Bangor Universities.

Publication date: 11 November 2016

Child rights volunteer graduates with pride

A Bangor University student with a passion for children’s rights graduated this week. The former Coleg Gwent SU President, Christian James-Watkins, 23, from Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, graduated with an LLB Law degree.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Child victim or brutal warlord? ICC weighs the fate of Dominic Ongwen

The trial of Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is like none other springing from the killing fields of the Great Lakes of Africa. These include the prosecution of the first person ever to be convicted by the ICC, Thomas Lubanga. He was accused of mass human rights violations as a rebel leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also ongoing is the trial of Bosco Ntaganda, another Congolese.

This article by Yvonne McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Law, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 12 January 2017

Chris Coleman visits Bangor University to receive Honour

Chis Coleman, Wales’ national football team manager joins Bangor Business School graduating students to receive an Honorary Fellowship, marking Wales’ outstanding achievement at Euro 2016, when the national team reached the semi-finals in an historic and memorable campaign.

Publication date: 17 July 2017

Class of 2013 graduates from Bangor Law School

105 students graduated from Bangor University’s Law School on Monday, 15th July 2013.

Publication date: 18 July 2013

Coming face-to-face with International Law in The Hague

Twenty students from Bangor Law School have visited The Hague in the Netherlands for a first-hand introduction to some of its international courts and tribunals.

Led by Dr Yvonne McDermott, lecturer in law, the field trip had a distinct ‘international law’ flavour and united undergraduate, postgraduate and research students.

Publication date: 12 March 2014

Conference: Ethnography and the Shifting Boundaries of Policing

Publication date: 3 December 2019

Conference to examine minority language music and copyright law

A special bilingual conference is to be held at Bangor to explore recent developments in copyright law and the impact of the law on minority language music.

Hosted by Bangor University Law School, ‘Collecting and Protecting: 21st century copyright and minority language music’ will be held at Bangor University’s Neuadd Reichel on Thursday 13th February, 9.30am-4.00pm.

Publication date: 7 February 2014

Confucius Centre brings Chinese language learning to Bangor

Chinese is among the top five languages to learn according to an article in the Confucius Centre Newsletter

Following the successful launch of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University earlier this academic year, the Confucius Institute embarked on an interesting and varied programme of activities to raise awareness and understanding of Chinese culture.  These include a range of Chinese language classes.

Publication date: 7 December 2012

Confucius Centre hosts Chinese Costumes Exhibition

Following the successful launch of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University earlier this academic year, the Confucius Institute has embarked on an interesting and varied programme of activities to raise awareness and understanding of Chinese culture.

An exhibition of Chinese National Dress takes place in Rathbone Teaching Room 5, Rathbone Building, College Road on Thursday 29 November at 6.00.

For more information about this aspect of Chinese culture see an interesting illustrated article in the Confucius Centre Newsletter .

Publication date: 29 November 2012

Confucius institute joins the College of Arts Humanities and Business

This summer the Confucius institute at Bangor University will become part of the University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Business.

Publication date: 1 August 2019

Creative learning experiences on the LLM International Law programme

One of the options available to students on the LLM in International Law and the LLM in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law is International Human Rights Law, taught by Bangor Law School’s Chair of International Law, Professor Suzannah Linton.

Just before breaking up for Christmas 2012, International Human Rights Law students had the opportunity to engage in a group exercise that brought together all they had learned in a unique and meaningful way.

Publication date: 9 January 2013

Crown Court Stages School’s Welsh Moot Final

Caernarfon Crown Court recently played host to the final round of Bangor Law School’s Welsh-medium Moot competition, the Griffiths Cup.

Publication date: 22 June 2011

Debating Iraq at the Law School

The Bangor Centre for International Law (BCIL) regularly organises internationally-oriented events designed to enrich the intellectual environment at the Law School, and contribute towards providing a broad and outward looking education.

BCIL has, in recent weeks, been delighted to host two fascinating presentations on Iraq by PhD students. These presentations have generated important and lively discussions ranging from Iraq’s petroleum resources to self-determination to the Constitution to the creation of a new state from Iraq’s Kurdish Region.

Publication date: 14 February 2014

'Defending the Demonized at International Criminal Tribunals' – a guest lecture by Mr Peter Robinson

Bangor Law School was privileged to welcome Mr Peter Robinson, Legal Advisor to former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), for a special guest lecture on Wednesday, 10th March 2016.

Publication date: 11 March 2016

Developments in Public Procurement: E-Procurement and E-Invoicing in Ireland

On 18th October 2012, Professor Dermot Cahill, Dean of Bangor University’s Law School, and Director of the Winning in Tendering Project, was invited to speak at a major national Irish conference, ‘Developments in Public Procurement: E-Procurement and E-Invoicing in Ireland.’

Publication date: 22 November 2012

Don't know your legal rights? Bangor Law students are here to help...

Law students from Bangor University are offering free presentations to local organisations to help improve people's understanding of their legal rights.

Publication date: 18 August 2011

Double degree awarded prestigious prize by the Franco-British Lawyers Society

Bangor University and Université Toulouse-Capitole have been awarded the 2017 Robertson-Horsington Prize by the Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS) for their double degree programme: the Licence/Master 1 in International Law / LLB English Law and French Law.

This innovative, transnational, double degree law programme, offered in partnership by Toulouse-Capitole, France, and Bangor University, Wales, offers law students the opportunity to spend two years studying law in each country, leading to the award of the British LLB and the French Masters I after four years.

Publication date: 20 April 2017

Drama in the courtroom thanks to Just Some Theatre

What can a theatre company teach law students? The answer is performance, according to Just Some Theatre Company.

Jake Urry and Peter Stone ran a workshop for first year ‘Legal Skills’ students earlier this week, the aim of which was to help them build confidence and develop their public speaking skills.

Publication date: 20 February 2015

Dr Hayley Roberts appointed as Royal Commissioner

Bangor Law School is delighted to announce that Dr Hayley Roberts has been appointed as a Royal Commissioner for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. Commissioners are appointed by HM The Queen, on the advice of the Welsh Government and the Secretary of State for Wales, under a Royal Warrant. 

Publication date: 4 April 2019

Dr McDermott Rees named runner-up of the Rene Cassin Thesis Prize

Every year, the International Institute of Human Rights awards the Rene Cassin Thesis Prize to the author of the best doctoral thesis in the field of human rights law completed anywhere in the world in the previous year. This year, they jury have decided to award the 'special mention' - i.e. 2nd prize - to Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees for her thesis entitled ‘The Right to a Fair Trial in International Criminal Law’.

Publication date: 29 May 2014

Dr. Suzannah Linton: Appointment as Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School

Dr. Suzannah Linton is the Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School and heads the International Law team.  She recently joined Bangor Law School from the University of Hong Kong and brings much practical and academic expertise in the field of International Law to her teaching.

Publication date: 6 July 2011

Dr Wei Shi attends international Confucius Institute conference

Dr Wei Shi, Reader in Law, recently attended an international Confucius Institute conference in China.

Publication date: 9 January 2017

Dr Wei Shi meets Bangor alumni in Beijing

Dr Wei Shi recently attended Bangor University’s alumni reunion in Beijing, China.

It was attended by approximately 50 Bangor graduates, some of whom were former Law School students. Amongst these were Chloe Lin and Zhiyuan Zhou, graduates of Renmin University – one of the foremost institutions for Law studies in China – who had attended Bangor Law School’s summer school in 2014. 

Publication date: 26 October 2016

Dr Yvonne McDermott attends South African conference

Lecturer Dr Yvonne McDermott recently attended a conference on ‘The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda’ at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Publication date: 11 November 2013

Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees shortlisted for 2016 Law Teacher of the Year

Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees, Senior Lecturer in Law at Bangor University, has been named as one of the six finalists for the 2016 Law Teacher of the Year Award. The prestigious national teaching award, which is sponsored by Oxford University Press, is aimed at celebrating excellent Law teaching and recognising the vital role played by teachers in building the lawyers of tomorrow.

Publication date: 9 February 2016

Early research findings show Wales' Child & Adolescent Health falling short of standards

Wales’ Child and Adolescent Mental health services fall short of standards according to early research findings (17 November).

The findings were reported at the launch of Observatory@Bangor, the North Wales branch of the Wales Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People, based at Bangor University Law School.

Publication date: 17 November 2015

Employment success for alumni and final-year students

Congratulations to two of our alumni and two of our third-year students who have recently been made offers of employment.

Publication date: 8 May 2014

Enriching the educational experience: Law students hosted by the North Wales Police

Every year, postgraduate students on Professor Suzannah Linton’s International Human Rights Law course and other students on the International Law Masters programme go on a field trip, where they have the opportunity to engage with law enforcement professionals about their work and to see theory come to ‘life’. The last two years, for example, they have visited the Police Force and Firearms Training Centre near Wrexham.

Publication date: 16 December 2013

Enterprising Students rewarded by Bangor University

Bangor University has awarded new Entrepreneurship Scholarships worth a total of £5,000 to its students to mark the end of the academic year.

Publication date: 31 July 2013

Eric Sunderland Travel Scholarship in the field of Intellectual Property Law

The Welsh Livery Company (WLC) [formerly, the Welsh Livery Guild] have generously offered Bangor Law School an Intellectual Property Law Travel Scholarship worth £1,000.

Publication date: 25 October 2016

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grants awarded to College academics

The Director of Research is delighted to announce the success of several colleagues across the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences who have secured ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grants.

Publication date: 18 October 2016

Eurliw's on the way to realizing her dream

Eurliw Hydref Lloyd Williams, 21, will graduate from Bangor University this week with a degree in Law with Welsh.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Excellent Private and Public Procurement can assist in achieving multiple benefits

Carefully written procurement policies can enable local authorities to achieve multiple goals such as achieving efficiency savings and supporting local businesses, according to Professor Dermot Cahill, Director of the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies and Head of Bangor University’s Law Schoo

Publication date: 21 March 2012

Exciting career in marketing ahead for Timur

A thirst for knowledge saw a Russian-born student work hard to graduate from Bangor University this week. Timur Pavlivskiy, 22, from Saint-Petersburg, Russia graduated with a joint LLB Law and Business degree after studying at the School of Law and Bangor Business School.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Exciting new collaboration between Bangor University Law School and Amnesty International offers Armed Conflict workshop

Bangor University is joining forces with Amnesty International to offer expert training in the protection of women and children in armed conflict.

Publication date: 25 June 2012

Exciting Programme of Chinese Arts to welcome Chinese New Year

Bangor residents and student can prepare to welcome the Chinese New Year as never before this year, with a packed programme of Chinese Cultural Activities to whet their appetites for all things Chinese, in advance of the Chinese new year celebration period which rund between 10-21 February.

Publication date: 31 January 2013

Exhibition: Celtic Studies in Bangor

Publication date: 7 June 2019

Exhibition offers opportunity to take part in historic tax debate

An exhibition which outlines the history of taxes in Wales and which encourages visitors to offer their views on the country’s first piece of tax legislation in modern times will be on show in Bangor University’s Management Centre until 28 November.

Finance Minister Jane Hutt launched the exhibition in Bangor before attending the first north wales meeting of the Tax Forum. The Forum, which includes Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor Law School, is a group of stakeholders which provides advice on tax law, administration and the way in which Welsh tax policy and legislation is developed.

Publication date: 20 November 2014

Fascinating insights offered in new Lecture series in Bethesda

From zombies in the Mabinogi to Welsh on Facebook; from child psychology to the literature of the London Welsh and from Italian cinema to the depths surrounding the Titanic, some of Bangor University’s most talented lecturers will be visiting Neuadd Ogwen in Bethesda over the next six weeks to discuss a wide range of topics.

Publication date: 28 October 2014

Field trip to The Hague – January 2014

Students are invited to join a field trip to The Hague in the Netherlands to visit a number of international courts and tribunals.

Publication date: 24 September 2013

Final-year Law student Benjamin qualifies for European triathlon

A Law undergraduate is gearing up to compete in a gruelling European sprint triathlon.

Publication date: 13 May 2013

Financial Management Graduate Scheme 2019 - NHS Wales

Publication date: 21 September 2018

First-ever 'Legal World Series' a Huge Success

During the second semester of the academic year 2014-15, a team of law students launched the Legal World Series for the first time. Overseen by Programme Co-Directors Stephen Clear and Dr Marie Parker, the Legal World Series sees students voluntarily organise law-themed conferences and social events pertaining to different continents and regions.

Publication date: 2 June 2014

Five things you need to know about the Radovan Karadžić case

Yvonne McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Law at Bangor University wrote this 'explainer' article for  The Conversation prior to the recent International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia  judgment. Read the original article.

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia is issuing its judgment in the case of Radovan Karadžić, arguably its most high-profile accused since the trial of Slobodan Milošević, which ended in 2005. Here’s all you need to know about this landmark decision.

Publication date: 30 March 2016

Forensic Linguistics expert graduates from Bangor Law School

Amongst this year’s crop of graduating Law students at Bangor University is a world-renowned expert in forensic linguistics.

Publication date: 2 August 2012

Forthcoming events at the Bangor Centre for International Law

The Bangor Centre of International is the Law School’s hub for the research, teaching and dissemination of International Law, with a focus on Rule of Law. Professor Suzannah Linton, the Centre’s director, her Co-Deputy Directors, Mark Hyland and Yvonne McDermott, and the International Law team, are very pleased to welcome new students to Bangor Law School, and to provide advance notice of some of our forthcoming events

Publication date: 25 September 2012

Four Bangor academics appointed Fellows of Learned Society

Four Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of The Learned Society of Wales as a result of the Society’s 2013 Election of new Fellows.

Publication date: 2 May 2013

From Bangor to Brussels: Law and Business students unite on Europe trip

Students from Bangor Business School and Bangor Law School have united for an eye-opening study trip to the institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe, sponsored by Jill Evans MEP.

Publication date: 23 January 2012

From Bangor to the Big Apple for aspiring IP lawyer William

LLB Law student William Carlsen is one step closer to achieving his career ambitions after securing a $12,500 scholarship to study in New York.

Publication date: 5 May 2015

From Bondi Beach to Bangor: “the best decision I ever made!”

A Kilkenny girl whose dream to study Law took her from Australia to Wales is celebrating after achieving her life-long ambition. Belinda Bambrick, a former pupil of Yates College, Waterford, was living and working in Sydney when she decided the time was right to pursue a Law degree.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

From childcare to caring for our environment, three new Research Fellowships to feed into Assembly business

Bangor University is contributing three out of seven new research fellows, who are joining the National Assembly as part of a programme of shared knowledge between higher education institutions and the Welsh parliament.

The academics from the Schools of Law and Health Sciences and Natural Sciences will be sharing their expertise on vital issues that will feed directly into the work of the Assembly and its committees. This follows on from Bangor University’s participation in the successful pilot scheme

Publication date: 12 February 2019

From Geoffrey Chaucer to Jeff Sessions, misspeaking is when you lie about lying

When US attorney-general Jeff Sessions told his confirmation hearing he had not had any communication with any Russians during the presidential election campaign, only for it to turn out that he had twice met with the Russian ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, he was apparently “misspeaking”. So that’s ok then. 

But maybe not – while “misspeak” undoubtedly has the innocent connotation of “speaking incorrectly” or even “mispronouncing”, it is a sad reflection on contemporary life that whenever a politician uses a word, no matter how blameless the context might appear, people are less and less inclined to take the meaning of that word at face value.

This article by John Olsson, Lecturer in Law and Criminology, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 6 March 2017

From statutes to stitches for Thomas

Thomas Eckersley thought his dreams of becoming a doctor were shattered when he failed to meet the grades he required to study Medicine.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

From Ugandan street child to First Class student

Julius Muyombya's life changed when he met a Llandudno pupil who was on an African outreach project.

Publication date: 16 July 2019

Future Legal Mind 2017 launches offering students a major career boost and cash prizes

The third annual Future Legal Mind award launches this week, offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win a valuable work placement and cash prizes totalling over £7,000.

Publication date: 25 November 2016

Graduate Adam wins major scholarship to train as a Barrister

Congratulations to Bangor Law School graduate Adam Gulliver, who has been awarded a £9,500 scholarship to train as a Barrister.

Publication date: 29 April 2015

Graduate Andra looks forward to a life of crime

Many Law students undertake office-based placements during their degrees, but for one Bangor University student, that wasn’t quite hands-on enough. Andra Filimon completed two internships with the Homicide Department of the Romanian police, where she reconstructed a crime scene, questioned a defendant and facilitated communication with London’s Metropolitan Police.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Graduation 2014

Registration for the 2014 graduation ceremonies is now open.

Publication date: 12 March 2014

Graduation Profile – Freya Whelan - Law LLB (Hons)

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Graduation Profile: Teleri Wyn Davies - LLB Law

Publication date: 17 July 2018

Guest Lecture: ‘The Parole Board: Then and Now’

On Thursday, 19 March 2015, from 2.00-3.00pm in Alun 0.01, His Honour Judge Jeremy Roberts QC will speak on ‘The Parole Board: Then and Now’. 

Publication date: 9 March 2015

Hannah returns to her roots to graduate in Law

A Bangor University student who returned to her roots is celebrating with a 2:1 degree this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Head of School appears on BBC’s 'Dragon’s Eye'

On 28th June at 11:35pm, Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor Law School and Director of the Winning in Tendering project, appeared on BBC One’s Dragon’s Eye, the weekly Welsh politics programme.

Publication date: 1 August 2012

Head of School leads discussion on improving Welsh Public Procurement at Institute for Welsh Affairs Conference

Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor Law School, was invited to lead a discussion at the Institute for Welsh Affairs Conference on improving Welsh Public Procurement, alongside Minister for Finance and Leader of the House, Jane Hutt AM, in Cardiff on 5th November 2012.

Publication date: 13 December 2012

Henry VIII’s marital troubles may have influenced other splits, newly-discovered documents show

Newly-discovered documents show Henry VIII’s legendary marital troubles may have led to other copy-cat splits around the country.

The extraordinary story of a teenager who flip-flopped between two wives in a similar way – and at the same time - as the monarch was trying to change his spouse suggests other couples were watching and being influenced by the impact the King’s case had on the law.

Publication date: 15 October 2019

Historic First as Bangor becomes first Welsh Law School to moot before the Supreme Court

Bangor Law School students made history last month as they became the first Welsh Law School team to be invited to moot before the Supreme Court in London.

Publication date: 9 January 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day Service at Bangor University

A service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 will be held at the Prichard-Jones Hall, Main Arts Building, College Road, in Bangor on Monday, 28 January, from  10:30am to 11:30am.

The theme of this year’s service is ‘Torn from Home’ and will feature music and readings from local schools, members of the local community and council, the Students Union, The Chaplaincy Team, and University Staff.

The service, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Prichard-Jones Hall, Main Arts Building, and refreshments will be served afterwards.

Publication date: 9 January 2019

'Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials': seminar and book launch

On Friday 28 March 2014, the Bangor Centre for International Law (BCIL) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Rights and Justice held a joint peer-review event in Hong Kong to launch Professor Suzannah Linton’s book on Hong Kong’s War Crimes Trials (Oxford University Press).

Publication date: 7 April 2014

How Libya became the International Criminal Court’s latest failure

Yvonne McDermott, of the School of Law writing in The Conversation. Read the original article

Publication date: 6 August 2015

ICC expands definition of war crimes to cover combatants in the same armed forces

The international law of armed conflict seeks to protect civilians and those no longer taking part in hostilities from the worst effects of war. Serious violations of these laws covering armed conflict situations constitute war crimes. War crimes are a particular category of international crime, which can be tried by international criminal tribunals, like the International Criminal Court (ICC).

This article by Yvonne McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Law, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 23 January 2017

ICPS staff attend House of Lords Reception

On the 16th May, Gary Clifford and Stephen Clear from Bangor Law School’s Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies were invited to attend the Annual House of Lords Partnering Reception by Lord Evans of Watford and Lord Tony Berkeley.

Publication date: 29 May 2012

Inaugural Awards to Reward Excellence in Welsh Public Procurement

The recent confirmation by Minister Jane Hutt AM, that the Value of Welsh public sector contracts won by Welsh based business has increased in recent years from 37% to 51%, provides an excellent backdrop to the holding of the first ever Welsh National Procurement Awards in Llandudno next month.

Publication date: 14 March 2013

Insights from the House: Welsh MP discusses ‘Brexit Britain’

Mr Hywel Williams, MP for Arfon Constituency, recently visited Bangor Law School as part of UK Parliament Week to deliver a guest lecture, 'Insights from the House: The Role of a Welsh MP in 'Brexit Britain'. 

Publication date: 22 November 2017

‘Inspirational’ Bangor lecturer selected to carry the Olympic Torch

A lecturer from Bangor University Law School has been selected to carry the Olympic Flame after being nominated for the honour by her students.

Law lecturer Sarah Nason was nominated in the ‘Inspiring Others through Education’ category and will carry the Flame when it travels through Conwy – 15 miles from Bangor – on Tuesday, 29th May 2012.

Publication date: 25 April 2012

Interested in Studying a Master's in Business?

Come along to one of our drop-in sessions

Publication date: 19 November 2018

International Law student secures internship at the ICC

An International Law student has secured a prestigious internship at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the Netherlands.

Wahida Omari, from Afghanistan, will begin a six-month placement with the Office of the Prosecutor’s Situation Analysis Section in April.

Publication date: 15 March 2017

"International Rule of Law" - Professor Malcolm Evans, Professor William A. Schabas and Right Rev. Andrew John

On 20 March 2013, Bangor University Honorary Fellow and Professor of International Law at Bristol University, Professor Malcolm Evans OBE; Professor William A. Schabas OC MRIA of the University of Middlesex and the National University of Ireland (Galway); and the Right Reverend Andrew John, the Bishop of Bangor, will be participating in a high-level discussion on International Rule of Law.

Publication date: 7 March 2013

Interning with the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society: LLM student Sarah reports

Bangor LLM student Sarah Tracey recently completed a very worthwhile paid internship with the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society in London. Here, she tells us about the experience…

Publication date: 8 September 2014

Internship at the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (London), summer 2015

The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is offering another two-week internship to be taken sometime between Monday 22 June and Friday 17 July, 2015.

Publication date: 17 March 2015

Investigation gets underway over Carl Sargeant tragedy and Welsh first minister

The circumstances surrounding the tragic, untimely death of former Welsh Assembly member Carl Sargeant in November 2017 are yet to fully emerge. But now that the terms of reference for an independent investigation have been announced, it is hopeful that the truth will be uncovered.

This article by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Law, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 20 June 2018

Invitation to a consultation event on the Law of Wills

Publication date: 18 September 2017

Iraqi PhD students complete unique enhanced training programme

Bangor Law School is honoured to host a large contingent of PhD students from Iraq. In order to support our students more effectively, the School recently organised a special event for Iraqi PhD students to present their work before an audience of fellow Iraqi students, academic staff and an invited expert, Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi, of the Law School at Pittsburgh University.

Publication date: 11 July 2012

“Is there a will or a way?”

On Monday October 9, the Law Commission of England & Wales is visiting Bangor University to consult the public of North Wales on how best it should propose to reform the law on making a will.

Publication date: 28 September 2017

January 2014 intake available on selected Masters programmes

Bangor Law School is pleased to announce a January 2014 intake for selected Masters programmes.

Publication date: 16 October 2013

Keeping you in the Legal Loop: Law graduates launch news website

Two Bangor University graduates have launched a legal news and study aid website aimed at the next generation of lawyers.

Launched on 1st October, Legal Loop is described as a one-stop online resource for keeping up to date with the latest legal developments in the UK. 

Publication date: 23 October 2015

Latest edition of ‘Law and Order’ online NOW

The latest edition of our School newsletter, ‘Law and Order’, is now available online.

Publication date: 13 September 2012

Law and Criminology students visit police firearms training centre

On Wednesday 7th December 2011, Professor Suzannah Linton, Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School, led a group of Law and Criminology students on a successful field trip to the North Wales Police Firearms Training Centre.

Publication date: 5 January 2012

Law comes to life for Adam during mini-pupillage

Adam Gulliver, from Knowsley, is in his final year of the LLB Law. In summer 2013 he completed a two-day placement with Atlantic Chambers, based in Liverpool city centre. Here, he explains what he gained from his mini-pupillage, both in terms of insight and hands-on experience.

Publication date: 8 October 2013

Law graduate scoops prestigious sporting prize

Bangor University’s Sport and Leisure department have awarded this year’s Llew Rees Memorial Prize to Law student Benjamin Pritchard.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Law School Head invited to lead discussion at Institute for Welsh Affairs Conference on improving Welsh Public Procurement, alongside Minister for Finance and Leader of the House, Jane Hutt AM, Welsh Government”, Cardiff, November 5th 2012

Professor Cahill critiqued John McClelland’s report on how to maximise the Welsh pound in public procurement in Wales at the IWA on Nov 5th 2012.  The main findings of John McClelland’s very well written report is that, although the Welsh Government has developed excellent policies in public procurement, unfortunately, the Welsh Government procurement policies are not being fully accepted and implemented by a significant minority of public sector organisations in Wales.

Publication date: 21 December 2012

Law School hosts Lord Chief Justice

On Thursday 9th October, the Rt. Hon the Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales will visit Bangor University’s Law School and deliver the 2014 Public Law Lecture in association with the journal Public Law (a Thomson Reuters publication). The title of his lecture is: ‘The Future of Public Inquiries’. The Lecture, kindly sponsored by Thomson Reuters, is on a subject of major national importance, particularly given recent controversies surrounding the Chilcot Inquiry (Iraq) and the Leveson Inquiry (press regulation) amongst others.

Publication date: 7 October 2014

Law School’s ICPS gears up for annual Procurement Conference

Final preparations are underway for a major international conference organised by Bangor Law School’s Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies.

Publication date: 11 March 2014

Law School Signs Major MOUs with Leading Malaysian Universities

Publication date: 7 October 2015

Law School to welcome Martijn Quinn from the European Commission as Visiting Lecture

A visiting lecturer from the European Commission is to teach on the Environmental Law module at Bangor Law School.

Mr Martijn Quinn, a member of the Private Office of the European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, will deliver seminars on environmental policy in February and March.

Publication date: 31 January 2013

Law School welcomes 200 Legal Wales Delegates

On Friday October 7th, Bangor Law School hosts the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, to headline the Annual Legal Wales Conference 2016, along with over 200 members of the senior Judiciary of England & Wales. Leading Constitutional Law Experts as well as the leading lights of the Legal Profession and Professors from around the United Kingdom, will gather to participate in a range of Plenary and Breakout specialist sessions on the theme of “Convergence or Divergence between English Law and Welsh Law”.

Publication date: 6 October 2016

Law Society Visits London and Cardiff

Members of Bangor Students’ Law Society marked the end of the academic year with educational trips to London and Cardiff.

Publication date: 24 June 2011

Law student Alex wins first court case BEFORE graduating

A Bangor University student who endured discrimination at work took her former employer to court and won – before even finishing her Law degree.

Publication date: 24 September 2013

Law student Christian gears up to cycle around Holland for charity

A Bangor University student who suffers from a rare genetic condition is set to undertake a gruelling 182-mile bike ride for charity.

Christian Bolton-Edenborough, from Potters Bar in Hertfordshire, suffers from Lawrence Moon Bardet Biedl Syndrome, which affects his eyesight and will ultimately render him blind.

Publication date: 21 July 2015

Law students begin 6 month training organised by the Equality & Human Rights Commission

Further to a competition organized by the Bangor Centre for International Law, nine students from Bangor Law School were selected to participate in a six month training on employment tribunal skills, and discrimination law.

Publication date: 11 October 2012

Law students celebrate continued sponsorship from BPP

Representatives from various Bangor Law School projects and initiatives have welcomed a special guest to the University as they celebrate yet another year of sponsorship from BPP.

BPP’S Universities Education Liaison for the North West, Dave Fallon, visited Bangor to mark the beginning of an academic year that sees more of Bangor Law students’ initiatives than ever before receiving much-needed funding from BPP.

Publication date: 8 November 2011

Law students take part in nationwide human rights roadshow

Bangor Law School’s Bangor Centre for International Law was pleased to partner with the British Institute for Human Rights in organising their first ever human rights roadshow in Bangor. The roadshow is an annual event, and takes place around the UK.

Publication date: 16 November 2012

Law student to represent Bangor University at Shanghai summer school

A PhD student at Bangor Law School has been selected to attend a prestigious summer school in Shanghai.

Stephen Clear, who has previously attained a first-class honours degree and recently completed an LLM Master of Laws by Research at Bangor Law School, beat other Bangor University candidates to secure a place on Shanghai University’s intensive cultural, business and language experience.

Publication date: 28 March 2012

Law teacher celebrates the completion of her PhD

A law teacher from Anglesey went from ‘Miss’ to ‘Dr’ last week as she graduated from Bangor University with a PhD in law.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Law Teacher of the Year Award shortlist announced

A Bangor University lecturer has been shortlisted for the prestigious Law Teacher of the Year 2014 award. Sarah Marie Nason from the School of Law is one of six shortlisted law teachers who were nominated from institutions from across the UK. 

Publication date: 13 November 2013

Leah wins top prize

When Leah Jones from Rhyl, stumbled across the website of the UK Poetry Library she realised it was the perfect opportunity to submit a poem which she was particularly proud of.

Publication date: 23 April 2014

Learning about Calligraphy

Following the successful launch of the Confucius Institute at Bangor University earlier this academic year, the Confucius Institute has embarked on an interesting and varied programme of activities to raise awareness and understanding of Chinese culture.

Publication date: 14 December 2012

Lecturer wins national award for mooting research

Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Law and Bangor Law School's Mooting Coordinator, has been awarded the prestigious Stan Marsh Prize at this year’s Association of Law Teachers' Annual Conference, which took place at Portsmouth University earlier this month. Stephen scooped the award for his poster presentation entitled: "Is This the Real Life, Is This Just Fantasy? Mooting, Employability and Expectations."

Publication date: 27 April 2017

Legal eagle Adam reaches new heights as he comes top of the class

A former Rainhill High School pupil has a bright future ahead of him having come top of his class at law school.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Legal Wales: Shaping the Future – Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd’s speech

On Friday, 7th October 2016, Bangor Law School hosted the annual Legal Wales Conference.

The conference brought together lawyers from across Wales and the UK, including members of the Bar, practicing solicitors and representatives from the Judiciaries of London and Cardiff.

Publication date: 13 January 2017

Legal World Series returns with a look at the UK

Bangor Law School’s Legal World Series 2015 kicked off with a UK event earlier this month, which focussed on sexual offences, the Scottish referendum and devolution in Wales.

Publication date: 16 February 2015

‘Life as an Attorney General of British Antarctica’

Publication date: 17 March 2020

“Life-changing”: Ashley overcomes anxiety to pursue barrister dream

A Bangor University student who was diagnosed with anxiety during her second year of study has overcome her condition to graduate with a degree in Law and Criminology. Anxiety often leaves Ashley Covill, from Manchester, feeling insecure and low in self-confidence, making even simple tasks like socialising overwhelming.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Life in Tech Law: guest speaker gives students an insight into the work of a tech lawyer

Some of Bangor’s aspiring young lawyers have received an eye-opening introduction to the field of technology law.

Publication date: 13 January 2014

Linenhall partnership produces first mini-pupillages

Two undergraduate students are amongst the first to benefit from Bangor Law School’s burgeoning partnership with Linenhall Chambers, having secured mini-pupillages with the prestigious Barristers’ Chambers.

Publication date: 8 May 2014

Local law firm celebrates its first year of practising

Two Bangor University alumni are celebrating the first anniversary of establishing their own law practice this month. Nelson Myatt Solicitors LLP which is based at Llandudno Junction, Conwy deal with all aspects of civil law and are a modern practice, using the latest technology to benefit their clients.

Publication date: 1 April 2015

Local schools gather for Bangor University law conference

Over 100 school pupils from as far as Solihull attended a special conference at Bangor University last week.

Publication date: 3 December 2013

London Calling for Advanced Mooting Students

Earlier this semester, a group of Advanced Mooting students, led by Stephen Clear, Advanced Mooting and Legal Ethics Module Leader, and accompanied by Dr Marie Parker, gained first hand law and advocacy experiences on a three day trip to London.

Publication date: 6 May 2016

Lucy Owen Comperes Welsh National Procurement Awards

The Awards celebrate achievements in Wales, in Public Procurement, Public Service Delivery and Tendering and are organised by Bangor University’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies with the support of the Welsh Government. The Awards ceremony is the opportunity for all those who buy for, and supply, the Welsh public sector to show what best practice really is so we can celebrate achievements and thank those who have made a contribution to the well being of Wales.

Publication date: 26 March 2015

Major Business Announcement at Law School Procurement Conference : Game changing Ideas & Innovations

Today, a series of major economic announcements was made by Alun Cairns MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Wales who delivered the Keynote Address at "Procurement Week", the major annual procurement conference organised in Cardiff by Bangor University's Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS, Bangor Law School).

Publication date: 17 March 2015

Major European Grant Success for Law School

Bangor University Law School’s Professor Dermot Cahill and Ceri Evans have just successfully led a €4 million research grant bid (the WIT project), a collaboration with Dublin City University’s Strategic Procurement Unit led by Paul Davis of DCU Business School. This major award, announced last week against stiff international competition, will be funded until the end of 2013 by the European Union’s Ireland/Wales INTERREG Innovation & Competitiveness programme. Bangor University Law School will be the Lead Partner.

Publication date: 15 October 2010

Major European Grant Success for Law School

Bangor University Law School’s Professor Dermot Cahill and Ceri Evans have just successfully led a €4 million research grant bid (the WIT project), a collaboration with Dublin City University’s Strategic Procurement Unit led by Paul Davis of DCU Business School.

Publication date: 18 April 2011

Mastermind winner inspires Bangor Law students

Dr Shaun Wallace, Senior Barrister at Great St James Street Chambers, London, recently attended Bangor Law School’s Alumni Weekend, where he inspired Bangor Law alumni with his fascinating life story. Shaun is also equally well known for his role as one of the country’s leading quiz players, his most famous conquest being his success in winning BBC One's Mastermind in 2004, as well as having been on BBC Two's Eggheads, Channel 4's 15-1, and BBC One's The Weakest Link. Today he is probably best known for his lead role as the 'Dark Destroyer' Chaser on ITV's The Chase.

Publication date: 9 October 2015

Master of the Moot graduates

Joshua Nelson, 22, from Colwyn Bay graduated with a Law LL.B with French degree after four years of hard work at Bangor University this week. Having lived in the south of England until he was 16, Joshua and his family moved to north Wales in 2010, where he attended Coleg Llandrillo Cymru and did the International Baccalaureate.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

'Master of the Moot' Joshua scoops Oxford University Press prize

A Bangor Law graduate has been given a boost ahead of his Masters studies after winning the Oxford University Press Law Prize.

Publication date: 8 August 2016

McLaren Moot Court final tops off a bumper year of mooting at Bangor

The final of the fourth annual McLaren Moot Court Competition has been held at Caernarfon Crown Court.

Publication date: 17 December 2013

Meet Head of School Professor Dermot Cahill in Nigeria

Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor Law School, will be visiting Nigeria in January 2014 to meet and interview applicants interested in studying Law at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 8 January 2014

Meet us in Canada!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting Canada in February and March to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK. 

Publication date: 20 February 2015

Meet us in Canada!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting Canada in September and October to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK. 

Publication date: 10 September 2015

Meet us in Canada!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting Canada in September and October to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 7 September 2016

Meet us in Canada this February/March

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting Canada in February and March to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 14 January 2014

Meet us in Canada this March

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting Canada in March to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 25 February 2013

Meet us in Canada this March

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer for the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law, will be visiting Canada between 1st and 7th of March to meet students interested in studying Business, Law and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University.

Publication date: 20 February 2012

Meet us in Canada this September

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer for Bangor Law School, will be visiting Canada between 19th and 29th of September to meet students interested in studying Law degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 5 September 2012

Meet us in Hong Kong and Brunei!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting Hong Kong and Brunei in August to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 20 July 2015

Meet us in India!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting India in May to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 30 April 2015

Meet us in India in May and June

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer for the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law, will be visiting India between 23rd of May and 4th of June to meet students interested in studying Business, Law and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University.

Publication date: 3 May 2012

Meet us in India – January / February

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting India between 28th of January and 7th of February to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 14 January 2013

Meet us in India this November!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting India between 12th and 21st November to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Science degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 6 November 2014

Meet us in Jordan this month

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer for the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law, will be visiting Jordan on the 9th and 10th of May to meet students interested in studying Business, Law and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University.

Publication date: 1 May 2012

Meet us in New York and Canada this September

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting New York and Canada in September to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 13 August 2013

Meet us in Nigeria and Ghana this December

Bangor Law School lecturer Dr Ama Eyo will be visiting Nigeria and Ghana between 5th and 13th of December 2012 to meet students interested in studying Law degrees – both bachelor and Masters – at Bangor University, UK.

Publication date: 20 November 2012

Meet us in NYC and Canada this September/October!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer at Bangor University, will be visiting NYC and Canada between 22nd September and 5th October to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Science degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 27 August 2014

Meet us in Thailand!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting Thailand in January to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK. 

Publication date: 20 January 2016

Meet us in Thailand!

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer, will be visiting Thailand in June to meet students interested in studying Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 2 June 2015

Meet us in Vietnam this October

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer for Bangor Law School, will be visiting Vietnam between 13th and 20th of October to meet students interested in studying Law degrees at Bangor University in the UK.

Publication date: 13 September 2012

Meet us this February in India

Dona Breese Padan, International Marketing and Recruitment Officer for the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law, will be visiting India between 12th and 22nd of February to meet students interested in studying Business, Law and Social Sciences degrees at Bangor University.

Publication date: 7 February 2012

Miriam scoops Employability Excellence Award

Miriam Mbah, a third year Law with Criminology LLB student, was recently awarded the Bangor University Employability Excellence prize at the annual Employability Celebration evening.

Publication date: 21 May 2015

Moot champion Aaron wins £3,000 scholarship to fund barrister dream

A Bangor University Law graduate has been awarded a £3,000 scholarship to train as a barrister thanks to his superb courtroom skills. Aaron Clegg, from Oldham, who graduates this week with a First Class Honours degree, was one of only four candidates to be awarded BPP Law School’s 4x4 Advocacy Award.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

Mooting Skills students visit Manchester

For the second year running, fifty law undergraduates studying the Legal Skills module have visited Manchester's Civil Justice Centre, Crown Court and Magistrate Court as part of their Mooting Skills tuition.

Publication date: 26 February 2014

Mr Gwilym Owen appointed as Under Sheriff of Gwynedd

Mr Gwilym Owen, Lecturer in Law, has been appointed as the next Under Sheriff of Gwynedd – a role in which he will serve as a vital link between the new county High Sheriff and the Judges’ clerks.

Publication date: 9 May 2017

Mr Gwilym Owen nominated for ‘Law Lecturer of the Year’ award

Another member of teaching staff at Bangor Law School has been nominated for a prestigious teaching award.

Gwilym Owen, Lecturer in Law, has been shortlisted for the ‘Law Lecturer of the Year’ prize at LawCareers.Net’s annual Training and Recruitment Awards. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in London on Thursday, 22 May.

Publication date: 15 May 2014

Multi-national conference enables positive debate about child migration issues

The Children Displaced Across Borders project is an initiative of the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People (Bangor and Swansea Universities), the Centre for Migration Policy Research (Swansea University) and the Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston.

A conference was held in Swansea and Houston Universities on 18-19 November 2016, sponsored in part by a Bangor University ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Impact Grant.

Publication date: 30 November 2016

Mum juggles work and studies to achieve a First Class degree

Natasha Roberts from Abersoch, has graduated from Bangor University with a First Class Honours degree having overcome many obstacles during her studies.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Mum-of-three Victoria scores top marks – and a scholarship

A mature student who juggled the demands of a Law degree with having a baby and caring for a disabled daughter graduates from Bangor University this week, having secured an £8,000 scholarship to train as a barrister.

Publication date: 20 July 2017

National Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Welsh-medium Law Conference

Welsh-medium law students from across Wales attended the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol’s national law conference at the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, last month. The conference was arranged by Bangor Law School lecturers Dr Hayley Roberts and Huw Pritchard, with the support of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

Publication date: 17 March 2015

National mooting success for Catherine-Anne

Students could be excused for spending their entire summer holiday at the beach, but for one Bangor University law student, that hasn’t been the case at all.

Publication date: 29 August 2014

National Procurement Awards 2016: Gwynedd Council wins award for Community Benefits

The Welsh National Procurement Awards 2016, held at Bangor University Law School’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies recently, saw Gwynedd Council awarded the National Award for Community Benefits.

Publication date: 29 June 2016

National Procurement Awards 2016: Rhondda Cynon Taff Council wins award for electronic procurement

The Welsh National Procurement Awards 2016, held at Bangor University by Bangor Law School’s Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies, recently saw RCT Homes awarded the Award for Electronic Procurement.

Publication date: 7 July 2016

New agreement brings Barristers to north Wales

Solicitors in north Wales are to gain easier access to the best legal advice, following an agreement between Bangor University’s Law School and Linenhall Chambers, one of Wales’s leading Barristers Chambers.  A historic partnership with Bangor University will see the Barristers’ Chambers opening a base within the Law School, with students given the opportunity of experiencing life within one of the UK’s leading practices.

Publication date: 22 February 2013

New agreement brings Barristers to north Wales and Bangor Law School

Communities in north Wales are to gain easier access to the best legal advice, following an agreement between Bangor University’s Law School and Linenhall Chambers, one of Wales’s leading Barristers Chambers. A historic partnership with Bangor University will see the Barristers’ Chambers opening a base within the Law School, with students given the opportunity of experiencing life within one of the UK’s leading practices.

Publication date: 22 February 2013

New International Masters Programmes

Bangor Law School has developed an exciting range of cutting edge LLM programmes that are designed for internationally minded postgraduate students seeking a global education taught by experts. 

Publication date: 18 April 2011

New Moot Court opened by Lord Chief Justice at Bangor University

A state-of-the-art Moot Court facility was officially opened at Bangor University by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, on Thursday 9th October, which is set to further underpin Bangor’s position as a leading example of a UK university Law School that places employability and student skills development at the core of its LLB Law Degree curriculum.

Publication date: 22 October 2014

New report urges governments to review the duty of collective worship in schools

The vast majority of state schools in the UK are required by law to organise acts of daily collective worship (England, Northern Ireland, Wales) or religious observance (Scotland) for their pupils. The majority of collective worship acts during any school term must be of a 'wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’, be concerned with ‘reverence or veneration paid to a divine being or power’ and ‘accord a special status to Jesus Christ’.

A multidisciplinary research team led by Dr Alison Mawhinney (Bangor Law School) has examined this duty and, at an international conference held this month, launched a report which urgently recommends that governments in the UK re-examine the obligation. 

Publication date: 25 November 2015

New scheme to boost Bangor Law Students’ employability

Bangor Law School is among the first of the University’s academic schools to trial a new initiative designed to boost students’ employability.

The Bangor Employability Award seeks to enhance the career prospects of Bangor University students by encouraging them to partake in co- and extra-curricular activities such as work placements, volunteering, part-time work and learning new skills. The scheme invites students to develop the sort of transferable skills that will prove valuable in the increasingly competitive graduate job market.

Publication date: 16 January 2012

Nigeria trip reunites staff with former students

On a recent recruitment trip to Nigeria, staff from Bangor Law School caught up with a number of their former students.

Publication date: 19 February 2014

Ni Hao Shanghai!

A Bangor Law School PhD student has returned from a highly prestigious summer school in China after being the only British participant selected to take part.

The opportunity was made available through Bangor University's International Exchanges Office which provides students with a number of opportunities to work or study abroad.

Publication date: 13 August 2012

Offences against the person – modernising the law on violence

New rules are needed to tackle violent offences and make better use of court time, according to the Law Commission.

A new Law Commission report will be launched at a dedicated event held at Bangor University, where Professor Ormerod, Law Commissioner for Criminal Law will present a guest lecture on ‘Reforming Offences Against the Person’, to Bangor Law School students and invited guests at 11am today (Tuesday 3rd November 2015).

Publication date: 3 November 2015

One of the UK’s top law students graduates with a First Class degree

A hard working law student who was shortlisted for the UK Law Student of the Year award is celebrating graduating with a First Class degree from Bangor University. Annabelle Joy from Crewe attended St Thomas More Catholic High School and St Nicholas Catholic Sixth Form before coming to Bangor so study the LLB Law degree.

Publication date: 11 July 2016

Opportunity knocks for UK's Supreme Court to become more diverse

This article by Stephen Clear, of Bangor University Law School,was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

The UK judiciary has a long history of fairness, integrity and soundness of judgement – but not diversity.

In theory, the balance of judges’ ethnicity, gender and background should reflect society. Although there have been moves to improve diversity in the profession, the vast majority are still whitemiddle-classprivate-schooledOxbridge-educated men.

Publication date: 14 February 2017

Opportunity to obtain free Commercial Awareness Certificate

Bangor Law undergraduates are once again being offered the opportunity to attend a career-enhancing programme free of charge.

BPP Law School’s certificate of commercial awareness highlights the need for Law students to be commercially minded and to have business awareness and also offers a taster as to what to expect on a Legal Practice Course.

Publication date: 29 September 2011

PhD Anniversary Research Bursaries available

Bangor Law School is offering 2 PhD Anniversary Research Bursaries worth £7,000 per annum.

Publication date: 31 May 2012

PhD scholarships available for Chinese graduates

Bangor University is working with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to offer up to 10 scholarships to enable talented Chinese students to undertake fully funded PhD programmes at starting in 2013-14.

Publication date: 27 June 2012

PhD student takes top prize at Legal Wales Conference

A Bangor University student beat legal students from across the country to take a top prize at this year’s Legal Wales Conference.

Publication date: 12 November 2012

Prince Charles: the conventions that will stop him from meddling as King

Categorised by some as a “meddler”, for decades constitutional lawyers have debated whether Prince Charles will be a reformist when he succeeds the Queen. Specifically, his “spider memos” to government ministers – which evidence his views on political issues such as climate change – have been used as an indication that he would not be “politically neutral”, and would reformulate the relationship between the Crown and parliament.

This article by Stephen Clear Lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law, and Public Procurement at the School of Law is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 13 November 2018

Procurement event a resounding success

An event aimed at exploring how councils can improve their procurement practices has received positive feedback from local businesses, local government and academics.

Publication date: 29 October 2012

Procurement Ombudsman of Canada among Speakers from 16 countries attending massive Law School Procurement conference

March 18-22, Bangor Law School is hosting over 250 businesses and public bodies when a galaxy of international procurement experts assemble at Bangor Law School's Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies.

Publication date: 15 March 2013

Procuring the cities of tomorrow, today: final preparations underway for Bangor University’s Procurement Week

Delegates from over 30 countries are expected to attend a major international conference organised by Bangor University’s Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies this month.

Organised in partnership with the Welsh Government, Procurement Week 2015 will unite practitioners, regulators and academics from the field of public procurement for a week of lively and stimulating debate.

Publication date: 11 March 2015

Professor Dermot Cahill speaks to BBC Radio Wales about Procurement Week

Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of Bangor Law School, was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales last Thursday, 22nd March 2012. He spoke about the Institute of Competition and Procurement Studies’ first ever Procurement Week, which takes place at Bangor University this week (27th-30th March). 

Publication date: 27 March 2012

Professor Linton teaches International Criminal Law in China again

Professor Suzannah Linton, Chair of International Law at Bangor Law School and Director of the Bangor Centre for International Law, recently taught International Criminal Law for the second time at Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China.

Publication date: 2 April 2014

Professor Suzannah Linton teaches at Seoul National University in South Korea

Bangor Law School’s Chair of International Law and director of the Bangor Centre for International Law, Professor Suzannah Linton, was invited by Seoul National University to teach on their inaugural postgraduate programme on Human Rights and Asia, held in Seoul in January 2014.

Publication date: 5 February 2014

Project which assists small companies shortlisted for UK Award

A project which has improved local small companies and contractors’ success in bidding for local authority tenders in Wales has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply "Best Procurement Project of the Year" Award at the upcoming Annual UK Procurement Awards.

Publication date: 11 July 2013

Public Lecture 07/10/11 - Paul Harris S.C.

Bangor Law School is delighted to announce that on Friday 7 October 2011, from 5.00pm-6.00pm, Mr. Paul Harris S.C. will deliver a lecture about his distinguished career at the Bar, specialising in civil liberties and other Human Rights cases. Mr. Harris is one of the leading silks in Hong Kong, and practises at the Bar in this country from Oxford and his London Chambers at Doughty Street.

Publication date: 7 October 2011

Read the latest edition of the Bangor Law School Newsletter

Read up on the latest news and developments at Bangor Law School in the latest edition of our Newsletter.  For a more thorough insight into our new members of academic staff and our extensive suite of new LLM programmes for 2011, read the first edition of the Bangor Law School Law Journal.

Publication date: 15 August 2011

Rebecca gets a taste of life in the European Parliament

Any law student will tell you of the importance of getting work experience. But while most choose law firms close to home, one Bangor student chose to venture a bit further afield.

Rebecca Jones, who will go into the third year of her LLB in Law with French in September, recently completed a placement in Brussels with Jill Evans, Member of European Parliament.

Publication date: 19 August 2013

Recommendations to strengthen Wales’ Administrative Justice System

A report raising awareness and highlighting challenges and opportunities for Wales’ administrative justice system has been launched today (17 November).

Administrative justice deals with the relationship between the individual and the state and extends from principles of good decision-making for public bodies, to how people complain to those bodies, as well as to external redress mechanisms such as courts and tribunals and Ombudsmen and Commissioners with responsibilities in different areas of public life.

Publication date: 17 November 2015

REF 2014: results confirm Law School’s research impact

 The Head of Bangor Law School welcomed the School’s REF results, which follows the ten year old Law School’s first submission to the Research Excellence Framework.

Publication date: 23 December 2014

Research helps net £90 million for schools

Research from Bangor University showing the effectiveness of extra funding to schools has enabled the Welsh Government to increase funding levels to schools in order to tackle poverty in Wales.

The collaborative research commissioned by GWE and ERW, two school improvement services providers, provided Welsh Government with evidence on which to base its decision to increase funding to schools under the Pupil Development Grant funding by a further 90 million in 2018-19.  Educationalistspsychologistssocial scientists, and legal experts who have amassed vast experiences of working with schools, pupils and children, worked together to conduct a comprehensive review of how poverty could be affecting educational achievement in Wales.

Publication date: 30 April 2018

Research student Lucas is runner-up in Supreme Court essay competition

Postgraduate student Lucas Ford has been named as second runner up in an annual essay competition.

Lucas’s response to the question “Rogue justice: do we need more or fewer dissenting voices in the UKSC?” was chosen as one of the best entries in the 2013 UK Supreme Court Blog Essay Competition, which is run in partnership with the Supreme Court and The Guardian.

Publication date: 11 September 2013

Sale and use of residential leaseholds in Wales

In order to support Welsh government policies on leasehold in Wales, researchers are seeking people who have a residential long lease, as part of their home ownership or mortgage, to complete an online questionnaire about their experiences and understanding of leasehold.

Publication date: 29 November 2019

Salma secures internship with the United Nations

A student from London is one step closer to her dream career having secured a coveted internship with the United Nations.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Sarah Nason delivers judicial review paper at Cambridge University conference

Lecturer Sarah Nason has delivered a paper, 'Judicial review as proportionate justice', at the inaugural University of Cambridge Public Law Conference.

Publication date: 22 September 2014

Saran celebrates after Law degree achievement

Saran Enfys Jones, 25, from Llanfair PG, Anglesey, has graduated from Bangor University with a 2:1 in LLB Law.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Satisfied students place Bangor University among top UK universities

Bangor University’s students have again given the University a resounding testimonial in the annual National Student Satisfaction survey, placing the University eighth among the UK’s non-specialist universities in the UK and second among Welsh Universities.

The news follows hard on the heels of the University’s recent success in being awarded a Gold Standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, the only Welsh university to achieve this standard.

Publication date: 9 August 2017

Scholarship winner Miriam proves her excellence

A Warminster student who was awarded a £3,000 scholarship to study Law at Bangor University has been recognised for excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Not only is 21-year-old Miriam Mbah graduating with First Class Honours degree, but earlier this year she was awarded the University’s Employability Excellence prize in recognition of her commitment to improving her career prospects.

Publication date: 16 July 2015

School announces work experience bursary scheme for 2013-14

Bangor Law School has been awarded a grant that will enable students undertaking relevant work experience between 2013 and 2014 to apply for financial aid.

Publication date: 1 July 2013

Scotland’s Brexit Bill rejection could be the start of a new constitutional crisis

“Vote leave to take back control” – but control of what, and from whom? The plethora of questions stemming from this Brexit mantra have already threatened to steer the UK towards a new constitutional crisis. And now, in an unprecedented move, the Scottish parliament is expected to, for the first time, refuse a legislative consent motion (LCM) from the UK government relating to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

First minister Nicola Sturgeon has called it part of Scotland fighting back against attempts to undermine the devolved administrations, and Westminster’s opportunistic Brexit “power-grab”. But it may also just be the first step in a new bid for Scottish independence, and ultimately a constitutional crisis for the whole country.

Publication date: 16 May 2018

Second Award nomination for Bangor Law School

A Bangor University lecturer has been shortlisted for the prestigious Law Teacher of the Year award.

Dr Ama Eyo is one of only six law teachers from institutions across the UK shortlisted for the Award. Sponsored by Oxford University Press, the Law Teacher of the Year Award is the only one of its kind in the UK set up specifically to reward great law teaching in both further and higher education.

Publication date: 25 November 2014

Shadowing Success for Bangor Law Student Cara

Bangor Law student Cara Jones will spend a week next January shadowing Counsel in a leading Criminal Law barristers' chambers in London.

Publication date: 26 September 2017

Sian lands Council job before graduating

A young woman from the Lleyn Peninsula who has landed a full-time job with Gwynedd Council before she completed her course, graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Stand out from the crowd

As more and more people graduate every year with degrees, have you ever thought what would make you stand out from a crowd, or what would make your job application stand out from a bundle of application forms?

Publication date: 18 April 2011

StartUp Law does London

Six lucky students from Bangor Law School recently returned from London after an exciting couple of days discovering all about the legal issues relating to the start up of new businesses.

The students, selected from the StartUp Law module at Bangor, were chosen after a tough application process where they had to explain how the trip could benefit them.

Publication date: 7 October 2014

Steffie overcomes many obstacles to achieve a first class degree

Steffie Williams Roberts from Bangor, has graduated from Bangor University with a First Class Honours degree in Law having overcome many obstacles during her studies.

Publication date: 19 July 2017

Stephen Clear wins SLS poster prize

Congratulations to lecturer Stephen Clear, who has been announced as joint winner of the Society of Legal Scholars’ poster prize.

Publication date: 26 September 2014

Street Law directors Scott and Rachel bow out

A successful student-led project bids farewell to its directors this week as they graduate with honours from Bangor University’s Law School.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Street Law scoops two High Sheriff awards for community work

A Bangor University student project which aims to educate local people on their legal rights has been recognised by the High Sheriff of Gwynedd for its contribution to the community.

Publication date: 4 May 2016

Student Led Teaching Awards 2015

The Student Led Teaching Awards returned bigger than ever for its 4th annual ceremony, along with the much anticipated Course Representative awards

Publication date: 21 May 2015

Students forge vital links with employers at law careers fair

Students at north Wales’s only Law School have had an exclusive opportunity to meet and network with some of the region’s most prominent employers at a dedicated legal careers event.

Publication date: 11 November 2016

Students head to the Supreme Court for Bangor University Law School Moot final 2013

The final of the Bangor University Law School Moot Competition has been held at the Supreme Court in London.

Publication date: 19 December 2013

Students invited to apply for 6 month Equality and Discrimination Law training programme

The Bangor Centre for International Law at Bangor Law School is delighted to announce a competition to select six students from Bangor Law School to attend, free of charge, a 6 month long training programme on Equality and Discrimination Law organised by the Equal Opportunities Commission.

Publication date: 24 September 2012

Students make their voices heard through United Nations Association Wales blog

Two Bangor Law School students have been asked to contribute to a blog run by the United Nations Association (UNA) Wales.

Publication date: 8 May 2013

Students secure mini-pupillages with Linenhall Chambers

Two mature Law students have secured mini-pupillages with Linenhall Chambers.

Patricia Diaz and Dr John Phylip-Jones, both students in the first year of the two-year LLB programme, will undertake their mini-pupillages later this year.

Publication date: 12 January 2015

Students Take Legal Knowledge to the Streets of North Wales

Two Bangor Law students have established a community-based initiative designed to improve legal understanding and advice amongst local people.

Publication date: 3 May 2011

Success for Bangor in national advocacy competition

Bangor Law School has triumphed in the first round of the Blackstone National Criminal Advocacy Competition.

Undergraduate students Leah Jones and Scott Williams faced fierce competition from Manchester Metropolitan University, who had a three-point advantage over Bangor going into the moot thanks to their pre-trial applications.

Publication date: 9 March 2016

Success for Bangor students at international law competition

Four Bangor University students are celebrating a sensational performance at an international law competition.

Ayaz Saboor, Bianca Rowson, Miriam Mbah and Catherine-Anne Higham were one of 90 teams from universities worldwide to compete at the KK Luthra Memorial Moot held in Delhi, India, last month.

Publication date: 9 February 2015

Success for Law staff in Student-Led Teaching Awards

There was success for Bangor Law School staff earlier this month as two members clinched prizes at Bangor University’s Student-Led Teaching Awards.

Publication date: 26 April 2013

Successful applicants to Irish Superior Courts Internship Programme announced

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bailey and Freya Whelan on securing places on the prestigious Internship Programme at the Irish Superior Courts, Dublin.

Publication date: 30 March 2017

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Publication date: 11 September 2019

“The Creativity of Commercial Law”: Public Lecture by Sir Roy Goode

Celebrating its ten year anniversary, Bangor University Law School will host a major public lecture by Professor Sir Roy Goode QC on the topic of the creativity of commercial law.

Publication date: 19 December 2014

‘The EU and International Law’: Bangor hosts Professor James Crawford for the Annual Law Lecture 2014

This year, the 2014 Welsh Law Schools Annual Law Lecture was organised by Bangor Law School’s Professor Suzannah Linton. Bangor was immensely honoured to host Professor James Crawford, A.C., S.C., F.B.A. Professor Crawford has been the Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge since 1992, and is one of the most distinguished international lawyers in the world.

Publication date: 14 April 2014

The full weight of the Law Degree – embracing new experiences sees Sioned graduate with a First

With her sights set on a career in the legal profession since a very young age, a Bangor University student has become a step closer to achieving her dream.

Publication date: 17 July 2018

'The Future of Public Law in England and Wales' - Lecture by Ms. Sarah Nason

Bangor Law School is delighted to announce that Ms. Sarah Nason, a member of the School’s UK Public Law Group, will be giving a talk on her research into Judicial Review in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, 12 October 2011.

Ms. Sarah Nason is Lecturer in Law at Bangor University. She graduated from Cambridge University with 1st Class Honours in Law and later began training as a solicitor with the London law firm Slaughter and May. Ms. Nason decided to return to academia to pursue her interest in public law and access to justice issues. Alongside her funded research into the future of judicial review in England and Wales, Ms. Nason is a doctoral candidate of University College London and is currently writing up her Thesis on the philosophy of public law and new approaches to legal rationality.

An overview of the theme of the lecture, titled ‘The Future of Public Law in England and Wales’, can be found by clicking the link below. The lecture will take place in room A1.01, Alun Building, at 2.00pm on Wednesday 12 October 2011.

Publication date: 6 October 2011

The ICPS Team Go Stateside!

In August 2012, three members of staff from the Winning in Tendering (WiT) project and the Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies (ICPS) – Dr Pedro Telles, Dr Ama Eyo, and Ceri Evans – travelled to Seattle, USA, to deliver papers at the 5th International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC). The papers were selected for presentation by a select panel of specialist reviewers, tasked with reviewing over three hundred abstract submissions. 

Publication date: 22 November 2012

The nationwide Human Rights roadshow is coming to Bangor – apply for a place NOW

The Bangor Centre for International Law at Bangor Law School is collaborating with the British Institute for Human Rights in holding a Human Rights roadshow in Bangor on Wednesday 14 November 2012.

Publication date: 11 October 2012

The 'necessity defence'– should climate activists be allowed to break the law?

 

Can you break the law to stop climate change … and get away with it? That’s exactly what five climate change activists wanted to argue at a recent criminal trial in Seattle, Washington.

This article by Tara SmithLecturer in Law Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 18 January 2016

The new Bangor Law School Journal is out

The Law School is pleased to present its latest edition of the Bangor Law School Journal, detailing some of the most important events in the life of the School over 2012-2013.

Publication date: 22 January 2014

Theresa May was right to reimpose collective ministerial responsibility – it's the only way to govern

It lasted for 48 hours. Two days after Theresa May told Conservative ministers that they must adhere to the convention of collective responsibility and support the agreed Brexit plan, the prime minister had to accept the resignation of her Brexit secretary, David Davis, and foreign secretary, Boris Johnson.

In his resignation letter, Davis wrote that he did not support the new agreed strategy and was following the collective responsibility convention in resigning.

Collective responsibility only concerns ministers in government serving within the cabinet. Dating back to the 18th century, it is a constitutional convention which holds that members of the cabinet should support all governmental decisions. While it’s a convention rather than a legal requirement, ministers are nonetheless expected to show a “united front” for all government actions and policies.

This article  by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Law, School of Law, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 10 July 2018

The three P's and enhancing first year commercial awareness

In today's increasingly competitive workplace, legal professionals and regulatory bodies are placing increasing pressure on law graduates to be ‘commercially aware’. But what is commercial awareness? This question was the focus of a workshop delivered to first year law students last month.

Publication date: 19 January 2016

The Ugly Foods Shop pop up success

‘The Ugly Foods Shop’ managed and run by Bangor University students for the last four weeks has been a great success.

Publication date: 30 March 2015

Three receive Widening Access Busraries

Studies have got off to a great start for three postgraduate students at Bangor University as they’ve each been awarded a £5,000 Scholarship to support their studies.

Publication date: 19 October 2015

Top of the class: Annabelle is recognised as one of the best law students in the UK

A second year Law student at Bangor University has reached the finals of a national competition to find the UK’s best law undergraduate.

Publication date: 27 March 2015

Travel Scholarship in the field of Intellectual Property Law

OpenJaw Technologies (OpenJaw), located in Dublin’s city centre, is offering a one-week internship in the field of Intellectual Property/Information Technology to a Bangor law student, to be taken in July this year.

Publication date: 27 March 2015

UK-China Centre for Public Procurement Law Research

On July 1, 2014, Bangor University and CUPL, China's largest Law university, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to launch a new joint procurement law research centre, the Centre for Public Procurement Law Studies. The Centre will engage in joint research into a field of major significance not just for UK-China relations, but also for the global economy, as China's public procurement market contemplates to what degree should they open up to foreign competition in the years to come.

Publication date: 8 August 2014

UK criminal justice is at breaking point after years of unstable leadership

The criminal justice system in England and Wales is failing victims and witnesses to such an extent that MPs say it is now “close to breaking point”. Years of budget cuts and changes have led to a justice system that is in meltdown.

With such a crisis at hand, one would expect some kind of “strong and stable” leadership from the UK government.

This article by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in LawBangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 14 February 2018

UK Human Rights Act is at risk of repeal – here's why it should be protected

There have long been attempts to “scrap” the Human Rights Act 1998, which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK law. But while none have gained traction to date, parliamentarians have recently raised concerns that the government could be wavering in its commitment to the act post-Brexit.

This article by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Constitutional and Administrative Law, and Public Procurement, at the Law School is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 12 February 2019

Undergraduate student wins £15,000 scholarship to pursue Barrister training

Third year student Kate Longson has been awarded a prestigious scholarship worth £15,000 to pursue her ambition to become a Barrister.

LLB Law student Kate, who will embark on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Manchester Metropolitan University in September, was awarded the £15,000 Lord Denning Scholarship by Lincoln’s Inn following a successful interview earlier this month.

Publication date: 29 March 2012

University Launches £3.2 million Project Set to Boost Economic Growth

Bangor University Law School has officially launched a £3.2 million project that is set to encourage economic growth in Wales and Ireland.

Part-funded by the EU’s Ireland/Wales Cross Border Programme, the Winning in Tendering project aims to transform smaller suppliers’ ability to win contracts and ensure home-grown organisations win a greater share of public sector business.

Publication date: 13 July 2011

Upcoming Distinguished Guest Lecture - Dr Gillian Davies

Bangor Law School is delighted to announce a guest lecture by Dr Gillian Davies, a Barrister at Hogarth Chambers in London, on Thursday 24 November 2011.

Entitled “The European Patent Office (EPO) in the Global Patent System – European Patent Convention (EPC) Law and Practice”, Dr Davies’s lecture is intended to demonstrate how the EPC fits into the global patent system (Paris Convention, Patent Co-Operation Treaty, etc) as well as its relationship to domestic laws and the EU patent. The talk will be of particular interest to students currently studying or intending to study the ‘Intellectual Property Law’ module.

Publication date: 14 November 2011

USA Presidential Elections Outlook

Academics from Bangor Business School and Bangor Law School have written a series of articles on the forthcoming USA presidential elections. Click on a link to read the article in full.

Publication date: 11 October 2016

Visitor from the House of Commons learns more about Bangor Research

On Friday 15 February Dr Rhinannon Williams, Wales Affairs Specialist for the House of Commons, visited Bangor University and addressed a packed audience of academics and researchers. Dr Williams’ role is to co-ordinate the collection and submission of evidence to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee.

Publication date: 6 March 2019

Wales - buying its way to a strong economy

The recent announcement of a Wales Procurement Policy Statement by the Welsh Government in the run-up to the convening of the internationally prestigious Annual Procurement Week is sure to cause feathers to be ruffled among the public sector in Wales.

Publication date: 19 February 2013

Wales - buying its way to a strong economy

The recent announcement of a Wales Procurement Policy Statement by the Welsh Government in the run-up to the convening of the internationally prestigious Annual Procurement Week is sure to cause feathers to be ruffled among the public sector in Wales.

Publication date: 13 February 2013

Want to Know More About Working in International Law?

Whether you are a Fresher or a Masters student, it’s never too early to start thinking about the next step of your legal career. Dr Suzannah Linton, recently appointed Professor of International Law at Bangor Law School, will this month be giving an insight into the sort of careers offered by the Public International Law and Human Rights Law sectors.

Publication date: 10 May 2011

Welcoming Mr Justice Peter Charleton, Judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland

On Monday 8th February, Bangor Law School will have the pleasure and privilege of welcoming Mr Justice Peter Charleton, Judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland, for two guest lectures.

Publication date: 29 January 2016

Welsh children’s report to United Nations is a first

School pupils from three primary schools across north Wales (Beaumaris Primary School, Southdown Primary School, Buckley and Hiraddug Primary, Dyserth)  were invited by Bangor University’s Law School to formally launch their report "Lleisiau Bach Yn Galw Allan / Little Voices Shouting Out" (17th November). This is the first time the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has received a report drawn up by 7-11, based on their own research.

Publication date: 17 November 2015

Welsh Livery Company’s Travel Scholarships in the field of Intellectual Property Law

On 8th May 2014, Bangor Law School welcomed members of the Welsh Livery Company. The Master of the Livery Company, Mr Windsor Coles, and Mr Andrew Richards were here to award Professor Eric Sunderland Scholarships to two of the Law School’s PhD candidates.

Publication date: 15 May 2014

‘Welsh Women’s response to the First World War’.

This year Elin Jones, AM, Llywydd of the National Assembly for Wales will be welcoming Dr Dinah Evans to deliver the National Assembly for Wales Remembrance Lecture  on the subject of ‘Welsh Women’s response to the First World War’. This will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Dr Elin Royles and a short reception when there’ll be an opportunity to view exhibitions in the Oriel.

Publication date: 2 November 2018

What does Citizenship mean in Europe?

In an exciting collaboration between Bangor University Law School and the European School of Law (based at Toulouse University), a PhD Workshop on the broad theme of “Citizenship” will take place in Bangor on Thursday/Friday, 3rd and 4th May 2018. This year’s workshop builds on European School of Law PhD workshops held in Toulouse in 2016 and Barcelona in 2017. 

Publication date: 13 April 2018

What is happening at the Bar? A myth-busting talk by the Director General of the Bar Standards Board

Next Tuesday (10 March 2015), the Director of the Bar Standards Board, Dr Vanessa Davies, will give a talk entitled ‘What is happening at the Bar? A myth-busting talk by the Director General of the Bar Standards Board, the regulatory body for barristers in England and Wales’.

Publication date: 3 March 2015

What prevents us from standing for the Assembly?

Researchers in Bangor University's College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences have been awarded a prestigious research contract by the National Assembly for Wales’ Independent Remuneration Board to identify and research barriers that may inhibit persons from otherwise putting their names forward for election to the Assembly.

Publication date: 5 June 2014

What skills are lawyers looking for in Law students?

Law students have received a first-hand insight into the skills needed to enter the legal profession, thanks to two trainee solicitors.

Publication date: 18 January 2016

Why the International Criminal Court is right to focus on the environment

The International Criminal Court is not known for prosecuting people responsible for huge oil slicks, chopping down protected rainforests or contaminating pristine land. But these people may now one day find themselves on trial in The Hague.

Publication date: 23 September 2016

Why Wales was right to say yes to the UK's Brexit Bill

Both Wales and Scotland have acknowledged the need to prepare UK laws for EU withdrawal, yet they have taken very different stances on how this can be achieved. While the Welsh Assembly has agreed to the UK government’s proposed Brexit Bill, the Scottish parliament has said no.

This article by Stephen Clear, Lecturer in Law, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 18 May 2018

Winning in Tendering Project Manager Interviewed on BBC Radio Wales

On November 8th 2012, Winning in Tendering Project Manager Gary Clifford was invited by BBC Radio Wales’ Wales at Work programme to discuss the latest figures relating to Wales’ public expenditure.

Publication date: 28 November 2012

Winning in Tendering team take a lead at Welsh Assembly Government Conference

On the 19th September 2012 ICPS and Winning in Tendering staff were invited to present papers at the Welsh Assembly Government’s second annual Welsh Public Sector: Open for Business conference. The event took place at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, and was attended by over 160 suppliers and public bodies. The day included an opening address from Jane Hutt AM, Minister for Finance and Leader of the House, as well as various presentations from public procurement specialists form the worlds of business, academia, law, government and the NHS.

Publication date: 11 October 2012

Winter Graduation success

Congratulations to all our students who graduated last week, especially our Law School prize winners.

Publication date: 20 December 2017

Women in Publishing: a one-day symposium

Women in Publishing. On 15 February 2020, Bangor University will host influential women from across the publishing world for a one-day symposium.  

Publication date: 10 February 2020

World-renowned experts in international law visit Bangor

On 20 March 2013, the Bangor Centre for International Law at Bangor Law School, was delighted to present a high level discussion on ‘An International Rule of Law’. The Centre was very honoured to have been able to host two of the world’s most highly regarded international lawyers, Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, and Professor William A Schabas OC, MRE.

Publication date: 27 March 2013

Writing your UCAS Personal Statement

Are you struggling with writing your Personal Statement?

Publication date: 22 November 2019

Xavier prepares for Ironman Wales challenge

A member of staff from Bangor Law School is preparing to take part in one of the toughest athletic challenges in the world – the Ironman triathlon.

Publication date: 1 July 2013