The importance of not justifying defendant’s crime in plea in mitigation hearings

Posted by on Monday, April 11, 2016

Members of the University of Bradford Law Society were delighted to have been invited to attend the University of Law Bar Society ‘Plea in Mitigation’ workshop in Leeds. The event, held on February 22, was hosted in conjunction with Park Square Barristers, Leeds, and attended by a number of universities nationwide. Upon arrival, we were presented… Read More »

The trial and sentencing of former Sunderland football player Adam Johnson at Bradford Crown Court – A student’s view

Posted by on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Adam Johnson has received a six year custodial sentence, as Judge Jonathan Rose explains: “Your standing and your offending are the only reason that this child has suffered abuse far beyond what would normally be expected in a case such as this. I am satisfied that the girl suffered serious psychological harm. The only reason… Read More »

Are Women Taking over the Court? I hope so!

Posted by on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A few days ago the US Supreme Court heard arguments on the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and I am excited about this. From reports it seems that the dynamics on the Supreme Court have changed significantly since Antonin Scalia’s death in February and that the three female judges on the bench gave the… Read More »

The push to unionise the sex industry

Posted by on Monday, March 7, 2016

I began studying the unionisation of sex workers in 2002 when the media in Britain was awash with stories about the formation of the London-based International Union of Sex Workers (IUSW). It turned out that the IUSW was not a (labour) union and wasn’t very international either. Both were aspirations that were not to be… Read More »

Who will benefit in the online shopping marketplace?

Posted by on Monday, February 15, 2016

The traditional independent grocery store may be almost consigned to history, but the notion of independent suppliers is kept alive in the virtual world. The established supermarkets that once brought us convenient one-stop shopping in the form of large out of town super stores now have to compete with a growing number of small, independent… Read More »

Circular economy is about growth, not guilt

Posted by on Monday, March 2, 2015

Ben Anderson, a designer from Louisiana, USA, has won a place on Bradford University School of Management’s pioneering Innovation and Enterprise for a Circular Economy MBA after winning through a contest at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Disruptive Innovation Festival. Here he shares his thoughts on the festival and the circular economy movement. I’m a product… Read More »

Who is a Corporate Responsibility Manager?

Posted by on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

In the final instalment of a series of blogs about an event at the University of Bradford School of Management that put sustainability in the workplace under the spotlight, Dr Anna Zueva-Owens reflects on the insights shared at the workshop. The PRME workshop on Working in the Context of Sustainability, Ethics and CSR brought together… Read More »