Il bill vecchio.
Il bill vecchio.

Explainer: how does the Italian criminal justice system work?

Article originally published in The Conversation. In the light of Friday’s guilty verdict in the case of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian criminal justice system is once again under the magnifying glass. Foreign scrutiny of the case has so far been unflattering to the Italian legal system (and Italy in general), not helped … Continue reading

(L-R) Professor Jason Chuah, Jose Lezcano, Professor Charlotte Villiers, Katherine Reece Thomas

Viva success at the City Law School

On 23rd January Jose Maria Lezcano Navarro successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled ‘The Piercing of the Corporate Veil in Latina American Jurisprudence, with Specific Emphasis on Panama’. The external examiner was Professor Charlotte Villiers from the University of Bristol, while the internal examiner was Katherine Reece-Thomas. Jose Maria performed brilliantly during his viva and passed … Continue reading

The EU’s Financial Supervisory Authorities: Mind the Accountability Gap

Dr Marios Costa comments on the recent European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) judgement on the EU Law Analysis blog.  The judgment raises significant questions about the accountability of EU’s newly created financial agencies. Read Dr Costa’s full piece.

The darling dogma of bourgeois Europeanists

On 11 December 2013, the Institute for the Study of European Law (ISEL) hosted Professor Alexander Somek, Charles E. Floete Chair in Law at the College of Law, The University of Iowa, USA. The topic of his seminar was ‘The darling dogma of bourgeois Europeanists’. Professor Somek examined the belief that national democracies are inherently deficient on democratic … Continue reading

Looking back on the Kadi saga: the coming of age of judicial review

5 February 2014, 1pm Room AG02 in College Building We are delighted to announce that Dr Filippo Fontanelli, Lecturer in Law at the University of Surrey, will give the next City Law School research seminar series entitled “Looking back on the Kadi saga: the coming of age of judicial review”. The Kadi proceedings kept the … Continue reading

City students at Leuven.

KU Leuven University – De lege ferenda

Four City PhD students presented papers at the Transport Law – De lege ferenda Round Table at KU Leuven University on 14-15 November 2013. The conference brought young academics together to discuss amendments to solve some of the current legislative and practical problems in transport law. Carlo Corcione presented a paper entitled “The evolution of … Continue reading

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International Commercial & Transport Law Group (ICTLG)’s Inaugural Seminar

The International Commercial & Transport Law Group successfully organised its inaugural seminar for students and researchers on 20th November 2013. The Aviation Law seminar was entitled: ‘The proliferation of domestic and regional air passenger rights regimes: a global regulatory response on the horizon?’, and was delivered by Dr Steven Truxal, Lecturer in Commercial, Contract and … Continue reading

The EU and the Rule of Law – What next?

Date and Time: 4th December at 1.00pm Venue: Room AG05, College Building. We are delighted to welcome Professor Laurent Pech to speak on the future of the rule of law in the EU at the next CLS research seminar. Abstract According to the EU Treaties, the rule of law is both a principle on which … Continue reading

‘Domination, privacy and the intrusive state’ – Seminar with Andrew Roberts, 27 November 2013

27 November 2013, 1pm, Room AG06, College Building The new Centre for Crime and Justice Research has an exciting series of seminars this academic year.  The first talk will be Andrew Roberts from the University of Melbourne will be presenting on “Domination, Privacy, and the Intrusive State”. Abstract Recent revelations concerning the extent to which … Continue reading

The darling dogma of bourgeois Europeanists

Speaker: Professor Alexander Somek Date: 11th December 2013 Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Venue: D112, Social Sciences Building We are excited to announce that Professor Somek will join us in December for an extraordinary seminar on ‘The darling dogma of bourgeois Europeanists’. The presentation will examine the belief that national democracies are inherently deficient on … Continue reading