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. This year, it was jointly organised by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and, our partner university, - Université Toulouse 1 Capitole. The inaugural Workshop was hosted by the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole in April last year. 

(Caption: Professor Dermot Cahill attending the PhD workshop, hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

This year’s theme was “Judge-Made Law and Dialogue Between Judges”. Bangor Law School was ably represented by Ms. Mbah who spoke eloquently and compellingly about judicial interpretation of the notion of ‘grave professional misconduct’ in the field of Public Procurement. In her presentation, Ms. Mbah drew some lessons for contracting authorities and suppliers.

This year’s workshop was very well attended with about thirty speakers in total. Besides our own university, PhD students from the following universities spoke at the workshop:

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
  • Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne
  • Université Paris Ouest
  • Università degli studi di Milano
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
  • Université de Bourgogne
  • Aix Marseille Université 
  • Universidad de Cádiz
  • Université Grenoble Alpes

The topics presented/discussed were very diverse. To give a flavour, : EU Competition Law & Fundamental Rights; The value of “precedent” in the jurisprudence of the CJEU; Civil remedies in the French and British legal systems; Disability Law and Directive 2000/78; and, Same-sex couples and legal vacuums in the Italian legal framework. 

(Caption: Ms. Miriam Mbah delivering her talk at the PhD workshop on the notion of ‘grave professional misconduct’ in
 the field of public procurement

Bangor Law School had the distinction of being the only Law School from the UK at the 2017 Workshop and will have the privilege of hosting/organising the 2018 workshop, to be held, most likely, in May.


Publication date: 14 August 2017