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Can we really defend refusing prisoners the right to vote?


In a ruling from 2004, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that it was unlawful for the UK to impose a blanket ban on prisoners to vote in general elections.

David Urpeth, Partner at Irwin Mitchell giving a guest lecture at Nottingham Law school

Guest post by David Urpeth, Irwin Mitchell: Alternate Business Structures – the perfect storm or the perfect opportunity?


Lawyers have often been depicted as conservative, resistant to change and ignorant of modern methods. Indeed, until now, lawyers have not really needed to think strategically.

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International Law, the ‘Requirement to Protect (R2P)’ and the Rule of Law

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Tom Bingham in his book entitled ‘The Rule of Law’ made an argument that Human Rights and Humanitarian Law deserved a special place as a fundamental pillar of the Rule of Law.

How I became a Law Teacher – Colleen Smith


My first interest in the law, didn’t come from studying A levels but from a business course! When I left school I did not want to take traditional A Levels , I wanted to undertake a practical business course as I wanted to work in retail managemen




We’re very excited to launch Nottingham Law School’s blog, which we hope will provide an interesting insight into our lively legal community.

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