News from the Law School

19 December 2017

University mourns the loss of Concordia Soanes

The Law School Community is immensely shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of our friend and colleague, Concordia Soanes, who died on 16 December after a very short and sudden illness. Concordia was a true friend to staff and students.…

13 December 2017

Professor Philip Pettit – a former Dean of Law Fondly Remembered

Professor Philip Pettit was Dean of Law for several years retiring from Buckingham in 1990. He had a significant impact on the shaping and the development of the school in the early days. Professor Pettit continued to play an active…

7 August 2017

Publication of the week: Professor Susan Edwards

Edwards, S., “Protecting children and vulnerable adults from witchcraft and spirit possession: related violence, victimisation and other harms”, International Family Law, Policy and Practice 4.3 (Winter 2016), 31-40 This article explains the historical and legal background to the current position…

31 May 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Sarah Sargent

Sargent, S., “Rights and reparation: An assessment of the UNDRIP’s contribution to American Indian land claims”, in S. Sargent & J. Samanta (eds), Indigenous Rights: Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century (Buckingham: University of Buckingham Press, 2017), pp.88-115. ISBN:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…