In the news: Dr Russell Buchan’s research on conflict appears in the international press

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.

Announcement: Tessa Van Der Sande

July 24th, 2014
We are saddened to learn of the death of Tessa Van Der Sande, a former student here in the School of Law.
Tessa completed her Master’s degree in International Law with us in 2010 and spent five months working with us after completing her degree, researching terrorism and the rule of law for the World Justice Project.
Tessa was an academically gifted student and was highly thought of by both staff and students in the school. We are proud of what she achieved in her career with Amnesty International in her home country of the Netherlands.
Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with Tessa’s family and friends, and with all those who have lost family and friends in the Malaysia Airlines crash.

In the news: ‘The Law and Economics of Quantitative Easing’

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.
You can read the news article from 22 July 2014 here
The paper is available at:
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 ThinkingRandall Wray

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.

Tickets are available here

Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme Success

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.

Sheffield Alumni in London Networking Event – June 2014

July 2nd, 2014

The Sheffield AlumnAlumni - 26th Junei in London Networking Group is designed for post-2000 alumni of Economics, Law and Management, who are currently based in or around London.

As part of this initiative, we are running a series three of networking events, giving our most recent graduates the opportunity to develop and establish lasting relationships with other members of the alumni network.

Last week saw the second in this series of events, hosted at The Clubhouse in Grosvenor Hill. Following a warm welcome from Professor Lenny Koh, Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs in the Management School, attendees enjoyed a general knowledge quiz hosted by none other than the School of Law’s Professor Claire McGourlay.

The final 2014 event is due to be held on Thursday 16th October – more information will be added to the law alumni pages in due course. Alternatively, please feel free to get in touch with us directly with any enquiries:

Student awarded Graham Battersby Mooting Cup

June 11th, 2014
Photo left to right: Professor Graham Battersby, Philip Armitage

Photo left to right: Professor Graham Battersby, Philip Armitage

On Thursday 5 June 2014, The Graham Battersby Mooting Cup and Prize was awarded to a student at the School of Law.

The Graham Battersby Mooting Cup and Prize is awarded to one student each year that excels in the skill of Mooting throughout the year.

Philip Armitage received the prize for the 2013/2014 academic year. Philip has just completed his Graduate Diploma in Law and is now leaving Sheffield to undertake the Bar Professional Training Course in London.

Philip has been heavily involved in numerous internal and external mooting competitions, excelling throughout. He progressed to the final of the Edward Bramley Law Society mooting competition and also took part in external competitions as well.

We were extremely lucky to have Graham Battersby in attendance to present the Cup to Philip. Graham is a former Professor of the School of Law. Graham supported Mooting whilst he was a member of staff at the School of law and continues to provide support through sponsorship of the prize.


Left to right: Gareth Bramley, Caitlin Padget, Professor Graham Battersby, Johan Kennedy, Professor Sarah Blandy

Sarah Blandy, Head of Civic Engagement, was also in attendance to congratulate the students. Gareth Bramley, University Teacher and Mooting Co-ordinator, also attended the prize giving.

The prize was nominated by the Student mooting representatives for the Edward Bramley Law Society, Caitlin Padget and Jonah Kennedy. Caitlin and Jonah attended the prize giving, to congratulate Philip.