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Cardiff Law School
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Cardiff Law School is one of the UK's top Law Schools and is internationally renowned for teaching and research excellence. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive and welcoming environment for all our students, past and present.

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Making history in university innocence projects:

Published on 2014-12-11 19:51:40 GMT

Dr Lydia Hayes paper on trade unions and economic inequality is cited in a guardian/oberver online article

Published on 2014-09-05 09:12:40 GMT

John Copper QC will be on BBC Radio Wales this morning at 10.15am, talking about the Ashya King case

Published on 2014-09-02 08:14:56 GMT

Good morning to all new GDL students starting today. We hope you enjoy the course.

Published on 2014-09-01 08:00:53 GMT

Smashing the glass heels

Published on 2014-08-28 14:13:42 GMT

Published on 2014-08-20 08:56:54 GMT

Congratulations to everyone who's been offered a place. We look forward to meeting you in September.

Published on 2014-08-15 11:33:35 GMT

A problem-solving toolkit to support families and carers has been developed by Cerebra, Cardiff Law School and families. The toolkit offers practical advice and guidance to support through the Education, Health and Care Plan process and decision making.

Published Chris Surtees on 2016-03-15 09:46:24 GMT

The Centre for Health and Social Care Law at Cardiff University and Hafal are holding a conference on 24 June: ‘Mental health, learning disability and social care: protecting human rights in the austerity crisis’. The aim of the conference is to bring together people who use adults’ or children’s services; providers; policy makers; and advisers. We will be discussing the new policy and legal landscape in both Wales and England. We hope that you will be able to attend. For more information please contact Croeso Events at

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-06-10 11:30:34 GMT

Global Justice Showcase May 2016 This May the School of Law and Politics Global Justice Pro-Bono programme held an event to showcase the work of students carried out during the 2015-2016 academic year. The event was co-hosted with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and took place at the Temple of Peace in Cardiff. The Global Justice Pro Bono programme was established within the School’s award-winning Law Clinic with the support and advice of the Hingorani Foundation, New Delhi, which supports practical training for law students in advocacy for social justice. The Foundation is named after the late Kapila Hingorani, a pioneer of public interest litigation in India and the first South Asian woman to graduate from Cardiff University (1947) The Global Justice programme ran as a pilot in 2015-16 under the supervision of Professors Ambreena Manji, Julie Price and John Harrington. From a large number of applicants, six undergraduate students were selected to take part. They have worked closely with Deighton Pierce Glynn solicitors, London and Bristol and with Amnesty International in London and Nairobi. The case on which the students worked was selected through discussions with Deighton Pierce Glynn and draws on the underlying research of Ambreena Manji and John Harrington on road building and the right to the city in Kenya; on social and economic rights including the right to housing and the right to health in Kenya’s 2010 Constitution; on the legal framework governing UK development aid; and on judicial review of aid decisions. The workshop provided an opportunity for students to showcase their ongoing research on the legal and political background to the ‘Kenya Slum Clearance Case’ and on the specific problems and opportunities for securing effective accountability for possible human rights violations in this context. Opening the workshop, Professor John Harrington said that the Global Justice programme was inspired by legal theorist William Twining’s challenge to take a truly cosmopolitan approach to legal education. Participating students had moved beyond the traditional Britain and Europe-centred view of law, engaging with international, regional and national legal systems relevant to securing accountability in the case. A combination of socio-legal and blackletter skills was necessary to ‘take suffering seriously’, as the Indian legal scholar Upendra Baxi has put it and the students had clearly done this in their project. Cardiff Law School’s Global Justice Pro Bon students receive a copy of Ben Rawlence’s book City Pictured: Cardiff Law School’s Global Justice Pro Bon students receive a copy of Ben Rawlence’s book City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp as a token of thanks for their work. From left to right: Charlie Westwood, David Goldberg, Simona Vaipan, Josephine Hebestreit, Ambreena Manji, Lowenna Mummery, Thomas Ikin, Bianca Cridland. The students then presented their work in two sessions. First setting the context and giving an overview of the relevant Kenyan legislation and then considering the avenues of accountability in European and UK law. They ably fielded questions on both parts of their presentation and provoked a lively discussion among the audience as to the means of doing justice in these cases. Members also shared useful insights on how this model of clinical legal education could be developed in future. The event also included presentations by practitioners in the field of research and advocacy on law and global justice. Daniel Cullen, Programme Assistant, human rights and refugees at the Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva spoke on children and international law and Justin Prosser of Hub Cymru gave a lecture on the campaign for the Well Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. Speaking of the students’ work, Professor Ambreena Manji said ‘our students are to be congratulated on their commitment to developing a legal strategy for this case. Our preparation was very wide-ranging: from Kenya jurisprudence on the right to housing, to the politics of road building, from the legal framework for UK development assistance to judicial review.’ Adam Hundt, partner at DPG, thanked the students for their thoroughness in preparing a detailed legal brief. Malavika Vartak from Amnesty International added that she would now be discussing the students’ proposals and strategy with colleagues in Nairobi and London, and thanked the students for their work during the academic year. All involved were delighted with the Global Justice showcase event. Cardiff School of Law and Politics is working with Deighton Pierce Glynn to build on the pilot Pro-Bono Programme and open it to a new cohort of students next year. The School is grateful to Ede and Ravenscroft for making a bursary available to fund three students who gained valuable work experience in the summer of 2015 to put in place the foundations for the pilot and to our Careers and Employability Service for facilitating that opportunity.

Published Ambreena Manji on 2016-06-08 10:06:12 GMT

Join us on the 20th June for the Gender Rules: Research Methods Conference. This conference offers a unique opportunity to learn about the methodological approaches used in research by the UK's leading scholars of law and gender. During the day we will consider how expressions of gender in law can be explored through attention to legal rules; whether grounded in statute or common law. Presentations in the morning session, led by Professor Ambreena Manji, will address a range of methodological questions for academic lawyers. In the afternoon, the authors of work recently published to high acclaim will expound on the methods and approaches that helped them to crack open the relation between law and gender in innovative ways: Professor Joanne Conaghan (Bristol University), Professor Lizzie Barmes (Queen Mary School of Law), Dr. Ania Zbyszewska (Warwick University). The conference will focus on their use of discourse analysis, qualitative analysis of judgments and historical method in common law. To book your free ticket please click on Eventbrite link:

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-06-08 09:23:11 GMT

Law student Jonathan Scott has written an article on Canadian legislation and how it could inform British referendum politics.

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-06-03 16:33:28 GMT

A new piece on the Law School blog by Bar Course tutor and keen cyclist, Chris Humphreys.

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-05-27 11:26:25 GMT

Would you like to learn a new language or get the basics for a trip abroad? Take a look at Languages for All’s online courses on the intranet to see the range of languages on offer:

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-05-26 09:50:47 GMT

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-05-19 11:21:54 GMT

Do any Law students take on Small Claims in the County Court?

Published Celia Jones on 2016-05-06 14:04:49 GMT

The Environmental Justice Research Group in the School of Law and Politics is delighted to announce that Professor Upendra Baxi, Professor of Law in Development at the Universities of Warwick and Delhi, and renowned public intellectual, will speak at the Research Group’s launch event on 29th April 2016. To book a place please visit the link below:

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-04-28 09:44:44 GMT

We recently marked the 10th anniversary of our Innocence Project with a conference held here in Cardiff. Today The Guardian talks to our students and asks what's next for Innocence Projects?

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-04-27 10:17:54 GMT

We are pleased to offer a Student Discount on our proofreading services. Take a look at our website for more info!

Published My Secretary - Virtual Assistant on 2016-04-20 13:00:52 GMT

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Published Schoop UK on 2016-04-18 11:17:43 GMT

Cardiff Law graduate Chloe Halloran was featured this week on talking about her time studying at Cardiff. Chloe graduated from Cardiff last year and is now on a training contract at commercial and corporate law firm, Slaughter and May. Click on the link below to find out more about Chloe's time here:

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-04-15 00:14:00 GMT

Are you a student in Cardiff University? Do you want to do some good in the Summer of 2016? You can have the experience of a lifetime in Africa, building a school with the medical educational charity, Mothers of Africa. To find out more please visit the blog below: To find out more about Mothers of Africa please visit their website:

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-04-12 14:21:48 GMT

David Dixon, senior lecturer at the Centre for Professional Legal Studies is currently quoted on The Law Society Gazette website. David has responded to the establishment of a working group who will examine the growing body of Welsh Law and the distinct arrangements which need to be made to recognise the country’s needs.

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-03-15 10:27:05 GMT

A problem-solving toolkit to support families and carers has been developed by Cerebra, Cardiff Law School and families. The toolkit offers practical advice and guidance to support through the Education, Health and Care Plan process and decision making.

Published Chris Surtees on 2016-03-15 09:49:19 GMT

We are thrilled to share that we will be hosting Professor Martha Albertson Fineman at the School next week on 13th - 16th July. Professor Fineman is a legal theorist, known for her work in socio-legal scholarship and vulnerability. We will be hosting two events during Professor Fineman's visit: 14th July: Summer Seminar with Martha Fineman: Austerity, vulnerability and justice, 1.45pm-5.00pm (Please book a place at 15th July: Post graduate workshop: Beyond Gender - A Conversation with Martha Fineman (Please email to express interest)

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-07-06 09:55:09 GMT

Hi, I am leaving Cardiff next week so I am selling my law books for good prices. If anyone is interested, please contact me as soon as possible. 1. Criminology/Key Readings in Criminology - Tim Newburn £10 each 2. Family Law Textbook 5th Ed. - Jonathan Herring - 15£ 3. International Trade Law - Indira Carr - 10£ 4. Public Law & Human Rights Statute Book - 7£ 5. Criminal Law Statute Book - 5£ 6. Criminal Evidence Statute Book - 5£ 7. Understanding Jurisprudence - Raymond Wacks - 5£

Published Tula Semi on 2016-07-05 20:33:44 GMT

Ambreena Manji, Professor of land law and development, is currently featured on The Guardian website discussing the UK's need for a stronger legal framework for overseas aid spending:

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-06-20 13:38:02 GMT

In preparation for their upcoming 'Gender Rules' conference on 20 June Dr Sharon Thompson, Dr Lydia Hayes and Dr Dan Newman have contributed a post to the Cardiff Law blog. To find out more about their work, the conference this month and how to register read their post: To register directly please visit the Eventbrite link:

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-06-10 16:07:56 GMT

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Published G P Jones Builders on 2016-03-03 00:06:13 GMT

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Published Adore Cardiff on 2016-02-25 15:15:40 GMT

Don't forget that it's Elections Week at Cardiff University Students’ Union. It’s important to pick the students who will represent you this year and lead your Students’ Union. You can vote in just five minutes. Go to: #ElectionsCSU.

Published Cardiff Law School on 2016-02-24 16:34:01 GMT

Cardiff School of Law and Politics proudly hosted one of the eight regional rounds of the Client Interviewing Competition for England and Wales this month. Originating in the USA more than thirty years ago, the Competition aims to encourage the promotion and development of the skills involved with client interviewing within an educational context. It is an annual event which focuses on the invaluable skills of interviewing and counselling and centres on a simulated law office interview. Law students, working in teams of two, interview and advise a “client” - a role-playing actor. They are assessed according to clearly-described criteria which take into account interpersonal skills as well as their ability to handle a legal problem. The prime aim of the competition is to promote the development of lawyers' soft skills and to enable law students to practise them at a high level. Four universities took part in the regional competition held in Cardiff - Swansea, Plymouth, Cardiff and Gloucester. Gloucester were the proud winners who will now go through to the national finals held in Sheffield on 12th March. Pictured here are the four regional teams and the Cardiff team whose members were Siwan Morris and Carmen Vieira. Well done to all who took part! To find out more about the Client Interviewing Competition please visit their website: