Can the City learn lessons from Iceland?

The 2008 global financial crisis hit Iceland hard. The currency crashed, unemployment soared and the stock market was more or less wiped out. So what can – or should – other countries learn from how Iceland responded? Dr Jay Cullen joins a panel of experts on the BBC World Service Inquiry programme to provide their thoughts on Iceland’s banking collapse. Originally broadcast on 9th February 2016, you can listen to the full recording here….

Professor Joanna Shapland Named Honorary Member of the British Society of Criminology (BSC)

Congratulations to Professor Joanna Shapland who has been named an Honorary Member at the British Society of Criminology (BSC), following her Outstanding Achievement Award by the BSC in 2013. The British Society of Criminology (BSC) has a number of Honorary Members who through their careers have demonstrated exceptional distinction and service in the field of criminology. The BSC grant the status of Honorary Membership in specific circumstances largely intended to reward…

A Warm Welcome to Our Exchange Students

On Friday 5th February 2016, we welcomed to the School of Law an additional 46 students for semester 2 through our successful Exchange Programme, bringing the total of incoming exchange students to 146 for 2015/2016. We are proud of our programme which sees more exchange students than any other Law School in the country. The additional cohort of students are from 21 of our Partner Universities and include destinations such as New…

Research Seminar: Navigating Treacherous Waters; Lawyers, Causes and Political Conflict

Centre for Criminological Research presents ‘Navigating Treacherous Waters; Lawyers, Causes and Political Conflict’ Speaker: Professor Kieran McEvoy, Queens University Belfast Date: 17 February 2016, 17.15 Location: Moot Court, Bartolome House, School of Law, Winter Street, Sheffield, S3 7ND Based upon a large comparative ESRC funded project in a range of jurisdictions (including Northern Ireland, South Africa, Israel\Palestine, Cambodia, Chile and Tunisia), this paper explores the particular challenges for lawyers in managing relations…

100 scholarships worth £10,000 available to Taught Postgraduate Students Starting 2016

The University of Sheffield has announced that there are 100 scholarships worth £10,000 available for students starting a taught postgraduate course this year. The scholarships are for students who meet at least one of a selection of widening participation criteria (targeting groups under-represented at taught postgraduate level) and/or students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree. Further information about the scholarships, including eligibility information and an outline of the…

Two Sheffield Law graduates shortlisted for international awards

Congratulations to two of our former law students who have been shortlisted for international alumni awards co-ordinated by the British Council. These prestigious awards celebrate the achievements of alumni from universities across the country, in areas such as professional integrity and commercial innovation.   Lihan Jiang, who graduated from the School of Law in 2005, has been nominated for the Entrepreneurial Award in China. Successful applicants in this category will…

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