October 13th, 2014
On Tuesday 7 October solicitors from the Sheffield area came to an event run by the staff from the Law School and hosted in the Moot Court. The session covered the recently implemented Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and the Consumer Rights Bill which is currently before the House of Lords. The event was introduced by Pauline Laidlaw (deputy director of the Legal Practice Course) and presented by Gareth Bramley and Rachel Cooper both of whom are solicitors with experience in commercial practice and who teach Commercial Law in the School on the Legal Practice Course.
The event was attended by solicitors from DLA Piper, Nabarro, Irwin Mitchell, hlw Keeble Hawson and Squire Patton Boggs and included among their number Legal Practice Course alumni.
Rachel Cooper and Gareth Bramley gave presentations on the key provisions of the new Regulations and the Bill and highlighted some issues concerning difficulties with interpretation and implementation. This was followed by productive discussions about how the issues identified are being tackled in practice and the challenges faced by businesses which do not comply with the new legislation.
The event was the first of a program being planned which hopes to see increased interaction between the Law School and law firms in this area.
August 14th, 2014
Our Dr Ruth Stirton was invited to appear on Newsnight yesterday. She debated the ethical aspects of the controversial NHS trial, whereby patients will be given a placebo instead of adrenaline in case of a heart attack.
You can see what she has to say on BBC iPlayer (after 18:46). It will be available for the next 7 days.
July 29th, 2014
Dr Russell Buchan from the University of Sheffield’s School of Law explains how a state does not necessarily need to be physically present in a territory in order to have control over the area in an article discussing the current Israel-Gaza conflict.
July 22nd, 2014
Jeremy Warner of the Daily Telegraph gave extensive – and approving – coverage to a paper written by our visiting expert Trevor Pugh
and Professor Andrew Johnston
entitled ‘The Law and Economics of Quantitative Easing’. In the paper they argue that Qualitative Easing is illegal under EU law.
If you have an interest in this area of research you may also be interested in our next public lecture
‘Modern Money Theory & the Job Guarantee – The Path to Full Employment with Price Stability’
A lecture Professor L Randall Wray, University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Institute of New Economic Thinking
11 September 2014
Richard Roberts Building Auditorium
Your chance to hear one of the world’s foremost heterodox thinkers speak on an issue which affects us all.
Tickets for this event are free but limited.
July 10th, 2014
With ten scholarships awarded to students commencing a postgraduate taught course with us this September, School of Law students make up over 10% of recipients awarded a scholarship as part of the Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (PSS) at the University of Sheffield.
The scheme is one part of the University of Sheffield-led consortium project, which secured a £3m Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) grant to look at innovative ways of removing barriers to, and improving the take-up of, taught postgraduate programmes.
Read on to find out more about the project.