India Insight 2016: School of Law visits India

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Head of School, Professor Iain Macneil, and CREATe Programme Leader, Dr Sukhpreet Singh, were invited to be a part of a University wide delegation that visited partners across three metro and two state capital cities of India between 1 and 11 Nov 2016. The School of Law programme consisted of visiting more than 25 different… Continue reading

Labour Law and Labour Markets: New Methodologies

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On Friday, 25 November 2016, the University of Glasgow hosted a symposium on Labour Law and Labour Markets: New Methodologies. Organised by Professor Ruth Dukes and the Glasgow Legal Theory group, the symposium offered an opportunity for reflection on the appropriate methodologies to advance labour law and labour market analysis. Over the course of the… Continue reading

Overcoming Boundaries: Open Science and Open Innovation

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CREATe director Martin Kretschmer spoke at the Opening Symposium of the newly formed Guild of Research Intensive Universities: Overcoming Boundaries: Open Science and Open Innovation. In discussion with academics from the universities of Göttingen, Oslo, Tartu, Tübingen, Warwick and the European Commission’s Head of Cabinet in DG Research and Innovation, he argued that the natural incentives… Continue reading

CREATe – EUhackathon

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The sixth edition of the EUhackathon took place in Brussels on 15-16 November, 2016. The event was organised by N-square Consulting and was sponsored by Google, Facebook, and Mozilla. This year’s EUhackathon revolved around visualising copyright evidence to help inform policy debate and to better support decision making processes. The goal was to combine data… Continue reading

Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law 2017: Postgraduate Call for Papers

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The ninth annual Gerald Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law will be held at the University of Glasgow on Tuesday 13 June 2017, supported by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and the Faculty of Advocates. Speakers will include the following: Professor Peter Alldridge (Queen Mary) Dr Kevin Brown (Queen’s University Belfast) Ilona Cairns (Aberdeen) Professor… Continue reading

On Zombie Legislation

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Two weeks ago saw the Scottish Parliament vote in favour of repealing the much-criticised Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (S) Act 2012. While the vote is merely advisory, and for now the Scottish Government have undertaken to review the legislation, it creates an interesting new category of ‘zombie’ legislation. It has not yet… Continue reading

Law and labelling: Uber and (non)workers

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In what is already being described as one of the most important judicial decisions of the year, the Manchester Employment Tribunal has ruled on the employment status of Uber drivers in the UK. Factual background Uber is fast becoming a household name in what is known as the ‘gig economy’, in which people, much like… Continue reading

Guest Talk: Devika Hovell – The Mistrial of Kumar Lama and Universal Jurisdiction in UK Courts

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On 17 October 2016, Glasgow’s International Law, Conflict and Security Research Group hosted an insightful talk from Devika Hovell, Associate Professor in Public International Law from LSE Law School. Devika Hovell problematised universal jurisdiction in UK courts and discussed a torture case where the accused was a Nepalese colonel, Kumar Lama, who, last month, was cleared… Continue reading

Pay-for-Delay in Patent Settlement Agreements

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On 10 October 2016, students and academic staff were given the opportunity to attend a seminar delivered by Professor Sofia Pais from the Catholic University of Portugal. Professor Pais was visiting the School of Law on a staff exchange in the context of the ERASMUS + Programme: Staff Mobility, organised by Professor Rosa Greaves. Professor Pais… Continue reading