Alumni news: 2016

Stories from the 2016 Holdsworth e-newsletter

Professor Ian Scott appointed Honorary Queen's Counsel

Professor Ian Scott appointed Honorary Queen's Counsel
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Emeritus Professor and former head of Birmingham Law School one of eight new Queen's Counsel honoris causa appointed at Westminster Hall on 22 February 2016 in a ceremony presided over by the Lord Chancellor.

Celebrating School Success

Celebrating School Success
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Birmingham Law School is celebrating a series of staff, student, and School successes. CEPLER was recently shortlisted for a top Pro Bono award, while the School shot up the rankings in the 2017 Guardian University League Table, and has been named one of the world's Top 100 law schools.

Law in everyday life

Law in everyday life
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Professor Rosie Harding, Birmingham Law School Professor of Law and Society, has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship to work on a project entitled Everyday Decisions: Interrogating the interface between mental capacity and legal capacity.

Celebrating the Harding Law Library

Celebrating the Harding Law Library
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The Harding Law Library has served the Law School since 1961 and, on the eve of its closure and relocation to the new, state-of-the-art main library, we invited alumni to reminisce with peers, academics, and library staff. The move marks an exciting new phase for the Law School as the development of the space will include new facilities for mooting and advocacy.

Top award for Law School alumna

Top award for Law School alumna
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Alumna Tiffany Lathe (Undergraduate Diploma, Legal Studies, 2003), Vice President & General Counsel - International at Rackspace, was recently named one of the 'Top 50 Most Powerful Women' working in Technology, by the National Diversity Council. We interviewed Tiffany to find out more about the award and how Birmingham Law School helped to shape her career.

CEPLER rise to Birmingham Challenge

CEPLER rise to Birmingham Challenge
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A team of students have won the CEPLER challenge, sponsored by IBM as part of the annual Birmingham Project, for their app that provides an interactive step-by-step guide through the court process. The app, JustEase, was the team's response to the challenge 'how can technology assist with access to justice?'