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Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
23.02.2018
Warning over claims that medical cannabis cuts opioid use
Claims that medical cannabis use has reduced opioid overdose deaths in the United States have been challenged by a University of Queensland drug abuse expert.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
08.02.2018
History/Archeology - Law/Forensics
01.02.2018
U-M expert discusses Poland’s Holocaust speech law
FACULTY Q&A Poland's Senate has approved draft legislation that would penalize language suggesting that the country was complicit in the Holocaust.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
10.01.2018
Houston Must Overhaul its Apartment Safety Programs
It is a renter's nightmare: You wake up to find raw sewage flooding your apartment. In a well-functioning city government, a call to 311 quickly brings a city inspector to assess the situation, followed by swift enforcement if the landlord refuses to fix the issue.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
22.12.2017
MIT custodian Francisco Rodriguez released from detention
MIT custodian Francisco Rodriguez released from detention
After being held in detention for more than five months by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), MIT custodian and father of four Francisco Rodriguez will be spending Christmas at home with his family.
Law/Forensics
19.12.2017
War of words and slavery in modern Brazil
ANN ARBOR-What constitutes slave labor in Brazil? What does it mean to say that a worker has been enslaved? That's a topic of current debate between Brazilian officials and human rights advocates, an
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
14.12.2017
American cities with large Hispanic populations are less likely to police the police
How individual police forces treat those that they suspect of being illegal immigrants varies greatly from one city to the next in the U.S. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the police depart
Law/Forensics - Administration/Government
11.12.2017
Ontario Should Revise Discriminatory Policy Against Refugee Drivers
Allow experienced drivers from war-torn countries to skip driving-test waiting period similar to other newcomers in Ontario Toronto, ON - Ontario's Ministry of Transportation should revise its policy
Law/Forensics - Careers/Employment
07.12.2017
What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?
What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?
New accounts of sexual harassment by powerful men appear almost daily.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
07.12.2017
Human Rights Day: Aronson Helps Put Focus on Scientific Freedom
International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, has a scientific focus this year. It coincides with the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) recently released scientific freedom and responsibility statement, promoting scientific freedom and scientific responsibility.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
04.12.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
01.12.2017
University pays tribute to Aboriginal activist Solomon Bellear
Following the recent passing of Aboriginal leader and activist Mr Solomon Bellear, the University of Sydney pays respect to the local Aboriginal leader and activist.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Law/Forensics
01.12.2017
Law/Forensics - Environment/Sustainable Development
29.11.2017
Administration/Government - Law/Forensics
28.11.2017
Careers/Employment - Law/Forensics
27.11.2017
What role do judges play in employment harassment cases?
What role do judges play in employment harassment cases?
Suja Thomas is the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois and co-author of the book “Unequal: How America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law.” Thomas spoke with News Bure
Law/Forensics - Media
27.11.2017
After 40 Years, Copyright Law Needs To Be Tweaked
Copyright laws have been fundamental to American culture since the founding of our nation - they are one of the specific powers granted to Congress under the Constitution.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
23.11.2017
Tackling the global post-code lottery: new research explores how law can help tackle health epidemics
Research from the University of Warwick is set to improve global health by helping lawyers to think more strategically about the ways in which the law can be used to improve access to life-saving medicines.
Law/Forensics - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.11.2017
Book by Profs. Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore examines aging thoughtfully
Professors Martha C. Nussbaum and Saul Levmore, the authors of "Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations About Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles, & Regret.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
15.11.2017
ANU experts discuss Marriage Law Postal Survey results
ANU experts have given their opinion on today's historic Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey result and its implications for Australia.
Law/Forensics - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.11.2017
Outdated housing laws need 'desperate reform' in the wake of Grenfell
Outdated housing laws need ’desperate reform’ in the wake of Grenfell
Housing laws are 'out-dated, complex and patchily enforced', according to a major new report which calls for a new Housing Act to be introduced in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
13.11.2017
Paper: 'No money down' bankruptcies prevalent among the poor, minorities
Paper: ’No money down’ bankruptcies prevalent among the poor, minorities
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new paper from a University of Illinois law professor who studies consumer credit issues examines the breakdown in access to justice among the poor and minorities in the bankruptcy system, from which about 1 million Americans will seek help this year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
13.11.2017
Texans Lose After Lawmakers Defund Minority Health Office
During the past legislative session, Texas lawmakers cancelled funding for the Office of Minority Health Statistics and Engagement (OMHSE) beyond Sept.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
08.11.2017
Philosophy - Law/Forensics
06.11.2017
Questioning the ethics of Euroscepticism
Questioning the ethics of Euroscepticism
In a UCL Lunch Hour Lecture delivered last week, Professor George Letsas, a specialist in the philosophy of law and human rights from UCL laws, set out some of the ethical underpinnings of the Brexit debate.
Law/Forensics
02.11.2017
Prof. Stephanos Bibas confirmed by Senate, will join U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Thursday, November 2, 2017 Today, the United States Senate confirmed Stephanos Bibas, Professor of Law and Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Director of Penn Law's Supreme Court Clinic, for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Law/Forensics
31.10.2017
Challenges and oppotunties for EU energy policy
Challenges and oppotunties for EU energy policy
A new book from QMUL's Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas presents, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of the most important research and latest trends in EU energy law and policy.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
30.10.2017
Sir William Blair appointed as Professor of Financial Law and Ethics at Queen Mary
Sir William Blair appointed as Professor of Financial Law and Ethics at Queen Mary
Sir William Blair has joined the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) as Professor of Financial Law and Ethics.
Law/Forensics
30.10.2017
Citizenship seven: understanding the High Court’s ruling
Professor Mary Crock of Sydney Law School unpacks the High Court's landmark judgment on dual citizenship and eligibility for parliament.
Law/Forensics - Careers/Employment
26.10.2017
Nearly 235 million women worldwide lack legal protections from sexual harassment at work
Nearly 235 million women worldwide lack legal protections from sexual harassment at work
More than one-third of the world's countries do not have any laws prohibiting sexual harassment at work, leaving nearly 235 million working women without this important protection.
Physics/Materials Science - Law/Forensics
20.10.2017
Researchers help inspire Scotland’s new laws to ban smacking
The decision by the Scottish government to ban smacking has been welcomed by UCL researchers whose report into the damage caused to children by physical punishment played a key part in framing the proposed new legislation. The research in 2015 by Anja Heilmann, Yvonne Kelly and Richard Watt from the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care showed that there was ample evidence that physical punishment can damage children and escalate into physical abuse.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
20.10.2017
What we need from drugs that are meant to end life
Which drugs should be used to end life if euthanasia is legalised in Victoria? Dr Betty Chaar and Sami Isaac from the Faculty of Pharmacy explain in The Conversation.
Law/Forensics - Careers/Employment
19.10.2017
Durham Law School tackles unacceptable working practices
Durham Law School tackles unacceptable working practices
According to the UN's International Labour Organization (ILO), only one quarter of workers worldwide has a stable employment relationship.
Law/Forensics - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.10.2017
Boy, girl... or intersex? Law and gender
Boy, girl... or intersex? Law and gender
Boy or girl? This is one of the first questions all new parents are asked. In a small percentage of cases, the answer isn't straightforward: the child is intersex.
Law/Forensics - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.10.2017
Boy or girl? Law, gender and being born intersex
Boy or girl? Law, gender and being born intersex
Boy or girl? This is one of the first questions all new parents are asked. In a small percentage of cases, the answer isn't straightforward: the child is intersex.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
18.10.2017
President Trump admits he’s trying to kill Obamacare. That’s illegal
Outside contributors' opinions and analysis of the most important issues in politics. and culture.
Law/Forensics - Religions
17.10.2017
New Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast 'justice gap', says major Sussex study
New Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast ’justice gap’, says major Sussex study
New Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast 'justice gap', says major Sussex study The law on hate crime needs to change, say academics at the University of Sussex, following the publication of a 24-month empirical study. Only four percent of an estimated 110,000 hate crime offences reported to the police result in a conviction and a declared ‘sentence uplift' under hate crime legislation.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
16.10.2017
Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse
Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse
Before a border wall became a budget bargaining chip, before the presidential pardon of a controversial sheriff and before federal policies were announced on social media, there was Arizona Senate Bill 1070, the "show me your papers" law.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Law/Forensics
12.10.2017
Effects of rolling back the Clean Power Plan
This week the EPA moved to roll back the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. Stanford legal and economic experts discuss this move and what it means for attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Law/Forensics - Philosophy
12.10.2017
UCL lecturer is star witness in BBC Moral Maze on abortion law
UCL lecturer is star witness in BBC Moral Maze on abortion law
UCL hosted BBC's flagship ethical programme The Moral Maze this week to mark 50 years of the Abortion Act with a lecturer from the university's Faculty of Laws acting as a specialist witness to the panel.
Law/Forensics - Medicine/Pharmacology
12.10.2017
’Should it be illegal to run a red light in the middle of the night on an empty road?’
The questions have been released ahead of the deadline day for students to apply to study at Oxford University next year (15 October).
Law/Forensics - Life Sciences
12.10.2017
Battery storage warranties leave consumers exposed: report
Many warranties for residential solar batteries are in breach of consumer law, according to University of Sydney and Public Interest Advocacy Centre research.
Law/Forensics
10.10.2017
QMUL and White and Case launch international arbitration survey
QMUL and White and Case launch international arbitration survey
The Centre for Commercial Legal Studies (CCLS) at QMUL has launched its 2018 International Arbitration Survey, carried out in conjunction with Global law firm White & Case LLP.
Law/Forensics - Administration/Government
10.10.2017
It’s Time for an Independent Crime Lab in Austin
The Austin Police Department's recent announcement that it plans to hire a bona fide scientist to run its crime lab is welcome news.
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