Bristol Law School has been successfully involved in legal education for over 40 years and provides high quality courses taught in a fully supportive learning environment.
The school has a record of high levels of student satisfaction and prides itself on the level of pastoral care, mentoring and support offered to all students. This support includes providing study skills advice and aiding students to achieve their maximum potential in preparation for their eventual career.
We know that studying law is both challenging and rewarding but we believe that by working in partnership with students, alumni, staff and partners we can support students in their chosen career path.
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The Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School building is located in the heart of Frenchay Campus and offers an innovative way of studying and working – with new social and learning spaces. From our £55 million investment we have a 17,200m2 space serving 5,500 students and containing 148 offices over seven floors.
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Written by Cleverline T Brown, Doctoral student, member of Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group. The decisions of extraterritorial courts have left much to be desired about the efforts of the judiciary at the national level to assert itself in the fight to tackle environmental crises. While access to court has been one of the … Continue reading "Environmental crises in Nigeria and extraterritorial judicial achievements: A wake-up call for Nigerian courts?"
Blog by Amber Egan, UWE Bristol Law alumni Public trust in business has been tarnished by the disclosure of fraudulent, dishonest and harmful activity by banks and corporations, such as the fall of Arthur Andersen and Libor Scandal. The extent of corporate crime was brought to light during the 2007-2008 financial crisis, there was vast … Continue reading "“Too big to fail and too big to jail?” Are some corporations’ untouchable to the UK regulators?"
By Cleverline T Brown, PhD student, a member of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group. Environmental degradation has increasingly plagued the human and natural environment especially since the discovery of petroleum in Nigeria. The right to a clean and healthy environment although provided for in the Constitution, has been seen to be non-justiciable except … Continue reading "Combating environmental degradation in Nigeria through the recognition of the Rights of Nature"
Congratulations to UWE Bristol Law School’s Professor in Financial Crime, Nicholas Ryder, on receiving the Themis ‘Strides Against Money Laundering’ award at their recent Anti Financial Crime Awards virtual ceremony on Tuesday 23 March 2021. This award promotes the fight against Money Laundering by recognising the efforts of an individual or organisation making significant progress … Continue reading "Professor Nicholas Ryder wins Anti Financial Crime Award"
By Francesco Venuti, a member of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group. Cities’ role in achieving Sustainable Development Cities are thrilling places that allow people to develop new and innovative ideas, offering many opportunities to put into practice the shift to the brain-based economy and mechanised labour. However, they also represent the major source … Continue reading "Towards sustainable cities: best practices and challenges of urban sustainable policies implementation"
Written by Ethan Franks (in collaboration with James Pettipher and Bethany Foster). On December 12 to December 13, the world’s first dedicated Vaquita conservation Hackathon took place. A Hackathon brings a large group of people together to work tirelessly for a 48-hour time period to address separate issues that threaten a cause. The people that … Continue reading "UWE Students Participate in Vaquita Conservation Hackathon"
Blog by Dr. Edward Johnston, Senior Lecturer in Law at UWE Bristol. In November the back log of outstanding cases in the criminal courts of England and Wales stood at 457,518. According to the same Sky News report, this is some 100,000 more than February 2020. Of the near half a million outstanding cases, just … Continue reading "Criminal Justice in ‘Crisis’: Covid-19 and the Right to a Jury Trial"
By Henry Hillman, Lecturer in Law at UWE Bristol. The UK implemented the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive in January 2020, which extended anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) regulation to include exchanges of fiat currency for cryptocurrency. As of 10th January 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was made responsible for the regulation of … Continue reading "FCA regulation of cryptocurrency service providers: A slow start"
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