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We are delighted to announce two events on 6 March, organised and delivered by members of the Centre.

After getting the chance to present their research at the Second International Symposium on Gender, Law and Constitutions, the formal report of the research project, carried out by students Livia Schmidt and Manvir Grewal, was published on the UN Women website.

Dr Paresh Kathrani presented his work on Law Gamification at the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) ‘Training of Lawyers’ event.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, was interviewed on the Drivetime with Eddie Nestor programme broadcast on BBC Radio London to discuss Theresa May’s announcement on a deal with the European Union after weeks of intense negotiations.

Professor Guy Osborn, Professor at Westminster Law School, has recently co-written an article for The Conversation on how to tackle the ticket touting issue. The article was republished by Metro News.

Dr Paresh Kathrani, Senior Lecturer at Westminster Law School, as well as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Law researcher, has written an article for The Conversation about whether artificial intelligence machines can own intellectual property. The article was republished by the World Economic Forum.

On 23 November, Westminster Law School hosted an event inviting a group of distinguished speakers from the fields of data regulation, business, and journalism to discuss the ‘Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK’ report presented by Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme Pesenti to the government’s Department for...

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, has presented his research paper on Brexit Lawsuits at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), stating that in theory foreign investors could have grounds for suing the British government for the consequences of Brexit.

The Centre of Law, Society and Popular Culture welcomed celebrated writer and comedian Stewart Lee to Westminster Law School on 8 November.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog post for the HuffPost discussing Conservative MP Heaton-Harris’s recent request to universities to provide him with names of lecturers teaching about Brexit.

Alumnus Eric Mackay, an Entertainment Law LLM graduate, has recently been appointed as Executive Vice President leading the Global Digital Strategy at Warner/Chappell Music.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council and British Academy-funded Being Human festival will run in late November with the theme of ‘Lost and Found’, displaying the hidden stories that humanities research can bring into the light.

Ruth Mackenzie, Reader in International Law, participated in the GQUAL conference Changing the Picture of International Justice held in The Hague from 3-5 October 2017.

Reader in International Law Ruth Mackenzie recently participated in the first meeting of a legal working group on liability for environmental harm arising from mining activities in the seabed area beyond national jurisdiction.

Lost in Music, the new initiative developed by members of Westminster Law School and supported by the Quintin Hogg Trust, was launched on 3 October in the historic Portland Hall.

Marc Mason, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster Law School, has recently been quoted in multiple media outlets including Legal Futures, Gay Star News, Legal Cheek, Lawyer 2B, The Inner Temple and The Society of Legal Scholars on his last research results looking into experiences of the LGBT+ community at the...

The University of Westminster hosted the launch of the preliminary results of a world-leading research project into the experience of LGBT+ Barristers on Monday 25 September.

On 9 September 2017 Westminster Law School and Westminster Business School hosted ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Managing Legal Services: Making Legal Tech Succeed for You’, the first in a series of Law and Business Professional Workshops.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog for the HuffPost, asserting that if the United Kingdom makes giving assurances the main way of dealing with the uncertainties of Brexit, it may soon be facing lawsuit.

Professor Adam Lazowski, teaching at Westminster Law School, attended two international conferences where he delivered presentations discussing trading options between the UK and the EU after Brexit as well as the rule of law challenges in Central and Eastern Europe.

Danny Nichol, Professor of Public Law at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog post, discussing the role of the 13th Doctor Who, which will be played by Jodie Whittaker. The blog post was quoted in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

Dr Ioannis Glinavos, Senior Lecturer in Law, wrote an article for The Conversation defining corporate manslaughter and examining the Grenfell Tower accident, noting that if charges are brought, the case will likely fall in this category.

On 12 July 2017, alongside a cohort of new graduates, The University of Westminster recognised Sir Richard Arnold for his services to Law and for his contribution to Westminster Law School.

Dr Aidan Hehir, Reader in International Relations in the Faculty of Social Science discussed Theresa May’s claim that she would change Human Rights laws if they were getting in the way of stopping terrorism with BBC London’s Eddie Nestor.

Two international programmes, the AlSadi Changing Lives Programme and Westminster Working Cultures have been organised by the University of Westminster to increase Westminster students’ employability by equipping them with key skills and international experience.

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