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Dr Stephen Heaton - A critical evaluation of the utility of using innocence as a criterion in the post-conviction process (Dec 2013)

Dr Stephen Heaton’s Ph.D. dissertation ( A critical evaluation of the utility of using innocence as a criterion in the post-conviction process (December 2013)) has been quoted no fewer than three times by the House of Commons Justice Committee in support of the Committee’s conclusions on the performance of the Criminal Cases Review Commission and of the Court of Appeal in potential miscarriage of justice cases. See the Committee’s Report on the Criminal Cases Review...

UEA Law student Lottie Michael wins vacation place at Clifford Chance through essay and presentation competition

Clifford Chance’s Intelligent Aid Scheme is a particularly creative route to obtaining a vacation scheme at the firm. Students nationwide were invited to submit a response to the question: 'The rule of law is essential in ensuring an economy's success? Discuss with reference to one or more jurisdictions of your choice.'   Lottie Michael, who is in the second year of her studies for an LLB in Law with European Legal Systems, was one of 470 students who entered the...

SSF PhD students are quids in

Doctoral differences: social science PhDs are quids in People with a PhD in the social sciences earn the largest average salary seven to nine years after graduation, whereas those with a doctorate in the biological sciences go on to earn the least, according to research. The median annual full-time pay for those with social science PhDs was £46,000 compared with £38,000 for the biological sciences, according to data presented in factsheets published by Research Councils UK....

Campaign for Social Science roadshow

On Thursday 26th March, the Campaign for Social Science roadshow visits the University of East Anglia. With a general election in May and a government spending review to follow this is a critical opportunity for social science to shout loudly about its value to the UK economy and society.   The Campaign will present the recommendations of its new report The Business of People, launched 24th February, and hopes for a fruitful dialogue with social scientists at...

Mills & Reeve Client Care Challenge

Five teams of UEA Law students took part on Wednesday 25th February in the final stage of this year's Mills and Reeve competition. The focus was on a series of meetings with a business client - looking at developing the solicitor-client relationship from the earliest stages. Contestants received training at Mills and Reeve's Norwich office and have been mentored by the firm's trainee solicitors.  Five members of Mills & Reeve attended the final and played the roles of various...