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Events in the School of Law - November 2015

This month, Birkbeck School of Law will be hosting an exciting range of events. Most events are free and all are welcome.

On Friday 6 November, Bianca Jagger (Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation) will deliver the Annual Law Lecture on 'Why we must defend the Human Rights Act'. There is currently limited availability.

The Birkbeck Law Review will be hosting its Annual Conference from the 12-14 November. The conference will focus on issues of migration, with a critical analysis of the relationship between law, theory and policy. Speakers include Ms Kirsty Brimelow QC of Doughty Street Chambers  who will be giving a refreshing talk on the theme of Migration and Statelessness; Robin Reineke, who frequently appears on Ted Talk; and Michael Bochenek of Human Rights Watch.

Professor Ben Bowling (Kings College) discusses the emergence of a 'crimmigration' control system, in which criminal and immigration laws combine and interact in the Birkbeck Criminology seminar on Theorising Crimmigration Control.

24 November sees Professor Michelle Everson launch TARN, an academic research network which comprises law, social sciences, politics and public administration scholars focussing on the agencification process in the EU.   Please see Future Events on the Centre for Critical European Law website.

On 17 November, Dr Sarah Lamble draws on her research on restorative and transformative justice practices to consider “Can there be Justice without Punishment”, in a joint Be Birkbeck/School of Law seminar.

Professor Leila Talani (Kings College) looks at the role London plays in money laundering on 26 November, and the role money laundering plays in the UK economy in the Birkbeck Criminology seminar “Money Laundering in the City of London: London as a laundry of choice”.

Professor Bill Bowring has chapters in two publications out this month.  In OUP’s Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy, he contributed the chapter “From Empire to Multilateral Player: The Deep Roots of Autonomy in Russia”. And in The UK and European Human Rights: A Strained Relationship? a chapter on “The Russian Federation and the Strasbourg Court: The Illegitimacy of Sovereignty?”.

Next month

The Birkbeck Law Research Seminar Series will host its second event of the academic year. Professor George Pavlich (University of Alberta) will discuss ‘Accusation and Expanding Crime-control Networks’.

On the 9th December, Fiona MacMillan's research project ‘Economic Survival in a Long Established Creative Industry: Strategies, Business Models and Copyright in Music Publishing’, funded by the AHRC, comes to a close, with a final Workshop on Copyright and Business Models in Music Publishing.

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