News from the Law School

24 May 2017

Article by Professor Susan Edwards in The Times

Professor Edwards’ article “Uncovering the truth: when and why judges ask defendants to show their faces” was published in The Times on 18 May 2017.  The article concerns a recent case at Westminster Magistrates Court where the judge asked female … Read more >

3 May 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Sarah Sargent

Sargent, S., “Truth and Consequences: Law, Myth and Metaphor in American Indian Contested Adoption”, Liverpool Law Review (2017) 38: 47. doi:10.1007/s10991-017-9193-7. This article considers the effects of the operations of myth and metaphor on law through a comparison of a … Read more >

26 April 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Patricia Covarrubia

Covarrubia, P. & L. Albani, “Cultural expressions: the intersection of culture and intellectual creations – Fado as a case study”, (2017) Intellectual Property Quarterly 1, 29-51 The inscription in 2011 of Fado, a Portuguese music genre, on the Representative List … Read more >

19 April 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Sarah Sargent

Yelden, K., S. Sargent & J. Samanta, “Understanding the decision-making environment for people in minimally conscious state“, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (2017).  DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2017.1310657. Patients in minimally conscious state (MCS) show minimal, fluctuating but definitive signs of awareness of themselves and their … Read more >

12 April 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt

Scutt, J.A. (ed.), Women, Law and Culture: Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). xvii + 319 pp. ISBN: 978-3-319-44938-8. This book explores cultural constructs, societal demands and political and philosophical underpinnings that position women in the world. It … Read more >

16 February 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia Covarrubia, “Colombia: Intellectual property and aboriginal handicraft”, in Sarah Sargent and Jo Samanta (eds), Indigenous Rights: Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century (Buckingham: University of Buckingham Press, 2016). ISBN: 9781908684165. Indigenous peoples regard their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge … Read more >

1 February 2017

Publication of the week: Professor Susan Edwards

Susan S.M. Edwards, “Cyber-grooming young women for terrorist activity: Dominant and subjugated explanatory narratives”,  in E. Viano (ed.), Cybercrime, Organised Crime, and Societal Responses (Springer 2017), pp.23-47. ISBN: 978-3-319-44501-4. In this chapter, Professor Edwards argues that legislation and governmental strategies … Read more >

16 January 2017

Publication of the week: Professor Judith Bray

Bray, J., “Cohabitation: The long slow road to reform”, [2016] Fam Law 1428-1437 Currently unmarried couples have no right in law to claim ownership of each other’s property on relationship breakdown. This should be well known but there are still … Read more >

5 December 2016

Publication of the week: Jae Sundaram

Indira Carr & Jae Sundaram, International Trade Law Statutes and Conventions 2016-2018 (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016). ISBN: 978-1-138-68433-1 (pbk). This book, published on 16 November, presents all the key legislation for international trade law in one student-friendly volume. Developed in response … Read more >

28 November 2016

Publication of the week: Denning Law Journal 28 (2016)

This special edition of the journal is edited by John Hatchard and Hephzibah Egede of Buckingham Law School and the University of Buckingham Centre for Extractive Energy Studies (UBCEES).  It contains papers from a UBCEES conference in 2016, and contributions … Read more >


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