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Dr Conor McCormick of Queen's University Belfast examines recent developments concerning the office of Attorney General and its equivalents. This month marks the publication of my book on The Constitutional Legitimacy of Law Officers in the United Kingdom, which contains a detailed analysis of the f

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Lady Hale, the first woman justice of the UK Supreme Court and its first woman president, has been awarded an honorary degree by Queen's University Belfast (QUB). Her recognition by QUB comes days after the university also bestowed an honorary degree on the former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Irel

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There are just two days left to apply for the Lord Kerr Scholarship at Queen's University Belfast School of Law. Given in memory of the former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and UK Supreme Court justice, the scholarship is intended to encourage the very best home and international students t

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Professor Joan Loughrey has been appointed as head of Queen's University Belfast (QUB) School of Law. She joins QUB from the University of Leeds, where she served as interim head of the school of law from 2020 until 2021. She also served as deputy head of school there from 2013 to 2019, and as direc

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Academics have rallied around Professor Colin Harvey of Queen's University Belfast School of Law after he received online abuse linked to his work on Ireland's constitutional future. Professor Harvey said he received a wave of abuse in the wake of controversial comments by former Labour MP Baroness

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Queen's University Belfast (QUB) law student Vivien Loughrey has been presented with the JMK Solicitors Prize, worth £3,000. Ms Loughrey received the prize after achieving the highest mark in her tort law module, as well as meeting the widening access criteria set by the university.

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Queen's University Belfast School of Law has been admitted as a member to the prestigious Law Schools Global League (LSGL). Founded in 2012 by a group of leading law schools, the LSGL brings together institutions that share a commitment to integrating global law into their teaching and research.

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Commercial property lawyer Rosemary Stevenson has graduated from Queen's University Belfast (QUB) with a first class honours degree and top of her class – for a second time. Mrs Stevenson, who completed her law degree at QUB in 1993, returned to the university to study history while continuing

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Queen's University Belfast School of Law has announced the appointment of business ethics expert Professor Harry Van Buren III as an honorary professor. Professor Van Buren is the Barbara and David A. Koch Endowed Chair of Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Busine

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Public sector lawyer Claire Archbold has been appointed as honorary professor of practice in public law at Queen's University Belfast. Professor Archbold returns to the university, having been a former academic, while continuing in her role as deputy departmental solicitor for the Northern Ireland C

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Two legal academics from Queen's University Belfast have joined a ground-breaking four-year oral history project focused on the Law Centres movement. The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS) at the University of Oxford has been awarded a £1 million research grant from the AHRC to undertake th

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Researchers have launched a comprehensive public database exploring amnesties granted during ongoing conflicts, as part of peace negotiations, or in post-conflict periods for the first time. The Amnesties, Conflict and Peace Agreement (ACPA) dataset contains detailed information on 289 amnesties int

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Barristers' chambers Francis Taylor Building has announced the appointment of Professor Gordon Anthony of Queen's University Belfast as an academic tenant. Professor Anthony, an expert in public law and a qualified barrister in Northern Ireland, joins the chambers' academic panel, which aims to "fos

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Professor Kieran McEvoy, a professor of law and transitional justice at Queen's University Belfast, has been admitted as a fellow of the British Academy. Professor McEvoy, who was admitted to the Royal Irish Academy last year, is a leading figure internationally on societies transitioning from confl

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