The School is pleased to offer a Two-year Research Studentship (MPhil) entitled 'Governance of the Marine Environment Around the Island of Ireland' the aim of which is to analyse the environmental protection measures adopted by both Governments on the island of Ireland in protecting coastal waters and to assess whether these methods provide an effective framework for environmental governance within these waters.
For further information about terms and to apply please have go to the Studentship Page.
NB: The closing date for applications is 31st May 2013.
Dealing with the Past in Northern Ireland: Law, Prosecutions and Truth Recovery
This conference is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project on Amnesties, prosecution and public interest in the Northern Ireland transition. Framed by an exploration of the meaning of ‘public interest’, this project explores the inter-relationship between amnesties or amnesty-like measures and historical prosecutions in Northern Ireland.
Exhibition Centre, Europa Hotel
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
For further infomation please download the Conference invitation
Find out more information about the project on the project blog http://blogs.qub.ac.uk/amnesties/ and follow updates on Twitter @Amnestiesni
Thursday 11 April 2013 09:00 - 17:00 (Lanyon Building Ground Floor, Room 74 North, Queen's University Belfast)
The AHSS Research Showcase events take place on 17 April 2013.
The events highlight the important and inspirational work undertaken by
ouracademic staff and you are very welcome to come along.
Registration for any of the events can be made here.
QUB Law School is pleased to announce an exciting addition to our postgraduate provision with the launch of the JD (Juris Doctor). A three-year, full-time programme, the JD delivers a Qualifying Law Degree to graduates in a discipline other than law and provides the necessary professional exemptions to allow holders to apply for the professional stage in England and Wales, North America and elsewhere.
The JD at Queen’s is a programme unique in the UK and Ireland. As a direct response to changes in legal practice and in the market for higher education in law, the JD is aimed at students who see their careers in international or global terms and who seek a legal education that will open up a wide range of opportunities, such as practice in leading international firms, multinational agencies and intergovernmental bodies. The programme includes opportunities for students to undertake short placements or internships outside the University in Level 3 and also affords students the opportunity to spend a semester of their 3rd year studying at another University from a selection of international study abroad partners with which the Queen’s Law School has an agreement.
TheEuropean Inter-University for Human Rights and Democratisation (EUIC) has launched a call for applications for its European Masters Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) for 2013/14.
The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) is a one-year advanced master’s course aimed at preparing professionals to respond to the operational requirements of daily work in international organisations, field operations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, and academia.
QUB Law School will be hosting the annual Critical Legal Conference in 2013 from 5-7 September. The theme of the conference is 'Reconciliation and Reconstruction'. Details to follow in early January 2013.
The School of Law performed exceptionally well in the latest National Student Survey (NSS), achieving an overall satisfaction rate of 96%. The NSS surveys all final year undergraduate students in the UK to gather their views on the quality of teaching and learning on their degree.
The 96% rate of law student satisfaction at Queen’s is 8% above the law sector average and places the School of Law at Queen’s within the top 10 law schools in the UK and second among Russell Group comparators. The strong satisfaction rating from our students was also key to the Law School making the eye-catching move to 8th in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013 (Law Schools), an improvement of 18 places from the previous year.
We are delighted that, despite a tough employment marketplace, a law degree from a School ranking within the top 10 schools of its kind in the UK, will bring significant benefits to our current students and for our Queen’s Law School alumni.
The result was the culmination of a number of initiatives put in place to improve the law student experience by former Head of School (Professor Colin Harvey) and Professor Pete Shirlow, as Director of Education. These initiatives were embraced fully by, and taken in cooperation with, both the staff at the law school and the student law society.
For the year ahead the School has already begun to invest resources in further enhancing our students’ learning experience, and in particular with regard to personal development, feedback and career/employability skills.
Professor Jack Anderson
Director of Education
“Gordon Anthony, Professor of Public Law, will give his inaugural lecture on 15 November 2012, at 6pm, venue Canada room and Council Chamber. The title of the lecture will be Public Interest and the Three Dimensions of Judicial Review”