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Law in a Time of Global Change

Online School of Law Summer School

6 June – 14 June 2022

Join a cohort of our global student community to explore some of the key legal issues ‚Äčarising from the changes in our world, focussing on current topics in in international commercial law, regulation of technology, sustainability and human rights and inclusion.

Mock-trial competition in collaboration with Proctor & Hobbs Solicitors.

Mock-Trial Competition and a chance to win a car, entries , live-streamed mock-trials  30th May - 13th June 2022

Proctor and Hobbs Solicitors is holding a mock-trail competition in collaboration with the School of Law. The competition is open exclusively to students of the University of Bradford with an element of law in their degree. The winner of the completion will be awarded a smart car.

Annual Law Lecture 2022 : Andrew Skipper 

Speaker: Andrew Skipper, Senior Counsel Chair of Africa Practice, Hogan Lovells

"Global Challenges and Ethical Solutions: What Role for the Twenty-First Century Lawyer?"

In the C/21 lawyers have a fast-developing global role which is taking us well beyond the pure application of law. At the same time, the law itself is becoming more complex, so the need for the legal profession to deliver informed ethical solutions and not just present problems is paramount. Lawyers now find themselves at the centre of a range of complex global issues where they can make a difference for good or for ill. Andrew Skipper has practised as a commercial lawyer for 36 years in the domestic and international market and in the private and public sectors, as well as being heavily engaged in arts and business in Africa. In this lecture he will outline his approach to being a commercial lawyer, and how this links with a number of issues facing the developing world, and Africa in particular. These will include a focus on the need to understand and respect markets and cultures, the impact of demographics and climate change on issues such as the “just transition” in the context of COP 27, issues of diversity and representation, and the commercial opportunities presented by the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). This is a personal view derived from experience.


 Andrew has over 35 years’ legal experience at the same law firm, Hogan Lovells, and is currently Chair of its Africa Practice. He was head of Hogan Lovells global corporate practice and on their international management committee for 10 years. He is also a member of the working group on legal services for UK-Nigeria Economic Development Forum (EDF). In the wider world, Andrew is Co-chair of the UK government's Africa Investors Group, a member of the Council of the Royal Africa Society and on the board of South Africa Chamber of Commerce in the UK. Andrew is vice chair of the advisory board of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, and is on the advisory Board of the Art Fair 1-54. He is a regular commentator on African affairs, hosting a popular podcast called the A Perspective Podcast.

Registration and networking: 5.00pm (Norcroft Centre Lounge)

Lecture: 5:45pm to 7:00pm

Mel Nebhrajani: International Women’s Day 2021 Lecture

We are really pleased to have hosted Mel Nebhrajani CB - Director of Litigation, Litigation Group, UK Government Legal Department, as guest speaker for the School of Law, University of Bradford, International Women’s Day 2021 lecture. It was an inspiring evening, with Mel Nebhrajani CB delivering a lecture entitled: “Your Career Journey, Leadership, and Emotional Resilience”.

Link to International Women's Day 2021 Lecture event recording: Passcode: uwq&V6^3