News from the Law School

25 January 2021

“Beauty, Women’s Bodies and the Law: Performances in Plastic” by Dr. Jocelynne A. Scutt

Our Senior Fellow, the Hon. Dr Jocelynne Scutt, has just had her new book published, “Beauty, Women’s Bodies and the Law: Performances in Plastic”. Taking a legal perspective on the vast range of ‘beauty’ interventions available to women, Dr Scutt…

25 January 2021

Winter term Guest Speaker Lectures / Masterclasses announced for the School of Law:

Date/Time: 28th January, 5.30pm      Speaker: Stephen Pitt-Walker Lecture title: Comparative Constitutional Law Lecture Series1st Amendment Rights Under the US Constitution -Church vs State: American Legion v American Humanist Assn, 2019   Date/Time: 11th February, 5.30pm Speaker: Dr Gar Yein Ng Lecture…

13 October 2020

SLS Annual Conference 2020, September 2020

Papers were presented Dr Adolfo Paolini and Dr Frances Burton at the recent virtual Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2020. Dr Paolini’s paper was titled: Robots in the boardroom: would AI beat their creators? Dr Burton’s paper was titled:…

13 October 2020

Law Clinic Reception, 6 March 2020

We were delighted to recognise the achievements of our latest cohort of Law students who have successfully completed their training at the Law Clinic, supported by Citizens Advice. The immense value their experiences there has added to their employability and…

13 October 2020

Supporting the new Domestic Abuse Bill

Our Emeritus Professor Susan Edwards has had a new paper titled “Consent and the ‘Rough Sex’ Defence in Rape, Murder, Manslaughter and Gross Negligence” published by The Journal of Criminal Law. The new Domestic Abuse bill will now include provisions…

29 April 2019

A Buckingham Law student has been named as a finalist in a national legal competition

Charley-Anne Gordon beat competition from budding lawyers across the country to be named on the shortlist for the annual Future Legal Mind Award. The 21-year-old is in the final year of her Law degree at the University of Buckingham and…

23 April 2019

Law School students experience a day at MK Magistrates Court

Students from the University of Buckingham’s Law School were invited to Milton Keynes Magistrates Court to watch court cases and listen to talks presented by Magistrates. The court visit took place on April 10, and eight students attended. On arrival,…

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…