Dr Amy Codling was nominated for the Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Lecturer Excellence Award for her teaching on the Research and Writing Skills module, in the USU Excellence awards nominations 2014.
The School of Law’s Dr David Wilde was recently shortlisted for the Reading University Students’ Union Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Lecturer Excellence Award (Arts, Humanities and Social Science) for 2014. Based on student nomination, he was commended in particular for his teaching in Criminal Law and Revenue Law and for his work as a personal tutor.”
‘The Law in These Parts’ – film Screening and panel discussion Thursday, 27 February, 1600-1900, in HumSS, G25
Panelists: Professor Susan Breau (School of Law), Dr. James Green (School of Law), Dr. Christina Hellmich (International Relations), Dr. Lisa Purse (Film, Theatre and Television) Chair and Moderator: Dr. Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler (School of Law) This revealing documentary investigates the justice of the legal system in the Occupied Palestinian Territories through interviews with the architects of this military legal system juxtaposed with historical footage.
‘The Law In These Parts’ has won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival (2012), the Special Jury Prize in the International Feature Competition at Hot Docs Festival in Canada (2012), and the Special Jury Award in the Full Frame Documentary Festival (2012). Trailer
On Friday 21st February, 250 law students and lecturers gathered at Reading Town Hall for Reading University Law Society’s Annual Law Ball.
The black-tie event saw students arriving excitedly in their dinner jackets and ball gowns to be greeted with a champagne reception with live musicians. Guests were then invited through to the concert hall, which had been beautifully decorated by Jasmine Mason in accordance with a “Cinderella” theme. Little glass slippers, pumpkin carriages and glittering clocks decorated the tables of the hall, as guests sat down to their three-course dinner.
After the meal, the guest speaker, barrister Alistair Hodge, made a dazzling speech about his funniest highlights from his time at the bar. This was followed by the Annual Law Ball Awards, and an outstanding performance from Elizabeth McArthur (University of Reading Alumni and previous Law Society President).
As the clock struck twelve, guests stopped their dancing and headed for an after party near by. It was a magical evening, and one which will be remembered for many years to come.
Dr Katja Samuel, of the School of Law, has been awarded the 2014 Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences RETF Best Research Output Prize for her monograph entitled ‘The OIC, the UN, and Counter-Terrorism Law-making – Conflicting or Cooperative Legal Orders?’, published in 2013 by Hart. Every year, the University’s Research Endowment Trust Fund awards prizes for the best research outputs and to recognise outstanding research. The prizes are awarded to acknowledge the continuing importance of high quality research to the University. Competitions are run at faculty level, with nominees generated via competitions within schools and departments. This year, each faculty winner received £1,000.
Katja’s research explores an important yet generally little-understood intergovernmental organization, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (‘OIC’, formerly the Organization of the Islamic Conference), and its role within the international community’s legal framework for counter-terrorism activities. In particular, it analyses in depth its institutional counter-terrorism law-making practice, and the relationship between resultant OIC law and comparable UN norms in furtherance of UN Global Counter-Terrorism Stategy goals.
The award brings with it a considerable degree of prestige and underlines the depth and strength of research activity in the School. Katja also extends a proud tradition of Law School success in this competition.
Lauren Rabaiotti says the Howard League Society opened her eyes to flaws in the legal and prison systems.
The School is pleased to announce that Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg, a current Reading PhD student, will be taking up a lectureship at the University of Sheffield. This is a very good outcome from the PhD programme.