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Rome 2014 – Chloe Halloran Second Year LLB Student and Publicity Officer for Cardiff University Law Society

Posted on 8 April 2014 by Christopher Burns

On March 31st, those of us taking the Undergraduate LLB module ‘Law and Religion’ flew to Rome for an educational visit. We were joined by students from the Cardiff Law […]

Diary of a UK Innocence Project 8: Second Time Lucky? – Julie Price

Posted on 19 March 2014 by Christopher Burns

This blog first appeared on thejusticegap.com Since its inception in 1997 the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) had, until today, only ever referred one case to the Court of Appeal […]

Copyright and Premier League Football in South Wales Pubs – Making Sense of the Law – Dr Luke McDonagh

Posted on 4 March 2014 by Christopher Burns

The issue of copyright infringement in relation to Sky satellite television broadcasts - and broadcasts of Premier League football matches in particular - has recently made national news headlines. In […]

A Longer Road to Freedom: Addressing 21st Century Apartheids – Anna Grear

Posted on 13 December 2013 by Christopher Burns

This blog post originally appears on Critical Legal Thinking. Apartheid may of­fi­cially have ended in South African law and politics, but the world faces rap­idly con­sol­id­ating new forms of ‘apartheid’ […]

Nelson Mandela: Lessons for Lawyers – Professor Urfan Khaliq

Posted on 9 December 2013 by Christopher Burns

Nelson Mandela’s life is an inspiration for all lawyers and leaves a legacy for the development of the law.  As is well-known Mandela studied law at University and practiced as […]

The Court of Protection and the new Family Court: can publishing judgments prevent moral panics? – Julie Doughty and Lucy Series

Posted on 6 December 2013 by Christopher Burns

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby has made clear his determination that the new Family Court, to be established in April 2014, will not be saddled with […]

The Interim Iranian Nuclear Accord: Diplomacy, Politics and International Law – Professor Urfan Khaliq

Posted on 2 December 2013 by Christopher Burns

The much reported interim deal that has been struck between the P5 +1 or the EU 3 + 3 (whichever way you cut it: United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, Russia […]

Climate justice involves more than a fair distribution of benefits and burdens: It requires radical, structural change – Anna Grear

Posted on 28 November 2013 by Christopher Burns

This blog post originally appears on the LSE Dahrendorf Blog site.  Anna Grear writes on the concept of ‘climate justice’. Broadly speaking, climate justice incorporates a view of the effects […]

The Law on Fracking: Mistaking coverage for adequacy – Elen Stokes

Posted on 25 November 2013 by Christopher Burns

This blog entry has been written to promote a public debate on fracking and shale gas, organised by the Rational Parliament, on 26 November in London. The Rational Parliament is […]

Diary of UK Innocence Project 6: Not expecting the unexpected – Julie Price

Posted on 15 November 2013 by Christopher Burns

This blog first appeared on thejusticegap.com We have just received news that has come as a shock, but for the right reasons. After eight years of the hard slog of […]