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Tools used to perform FGM
10 July 2014
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A pro bono project led by the Graduate Law Society at UCL Laws has contributed to the findings of the Home Affairs Committee report: Female genital mutilation: the case for a national action plan, published last week. The report calls for immediate action to be taken on behalf of the thousands of women and girls affected by female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK each year, and recommends specific steps to respond to a growing crisis.

Modern Law Review
4 July 2014
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UCL Laws PhD Students, Alex Green and Inga Thiemann, have been awarded prestigious Modern Law Review Scholarships. The Scholarships, which will provide financial support during their studies, are awarded annually to students engaged in doctoral research on subjects that fall within the published interests of the Modern Law Review.

Boardroom
25 June 2014
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Dr Georgina Tsagas, a Postdoctoral Associate at UCL Laws, will join a panel of renowned speakers at the Tomorrow’s Company Good Governance Forum on 26 June to discuss corporate takeover and the role and duties of the board, and to explore the issues that surround the role of the board in responding to takeovers and other merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.

Litigants in Person event
13 June 2014
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A panel of distinguished speakers, including Lord Dyson (Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice), Lord Justice Ryder, Judge Antoine Garapon and Bonnie Hough, provided a range of perspectives on how courts can adapt procedure to provide effective hearings for self-representing litigants.

Globe Summit in Mexico
13 June 2014
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Working in partnership with the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International), UCL has published a major review of the national laws and policies in 21 countries concerning natural capital accounting. Dr Ben Milligan, Research Associate at UCL Laws and the Study's lead author, highlighted the Study's objectives and key conclusions in an address to the Summit's plenary session in Mexico.

Bentham House
13 June 2014
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UCL Laws student, John Otugade, has been named as one of the recipients of the prestigious Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship programme. Launched by international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, the scholarship programme aims to improve access of black and ethnic minority men from low-income households to the legal profession.

Hay Festival site: Finn Beales
2 June 2014
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At this year’s Hay Festival, UCL Laws Professor of Law, Philippe Sands, joined opera singer Laurent Naouri and pianist Guillaume de Chassy to present a drama about the origins of modern justice in images, words and music.