Praise for inaugural Midlands Postgraduate Law Conference

The Midlands Postgraduate Law Conference, Law, Rhetoric and Reality? Friday 8 May–Saturday 9 May 2015, showcased excellence across a wide range of topics from research students all over the UK.
Praise for inaugural Midlands Postgraduate Law Conference

Professor Bernard Ryan introducing the Migrants and Minorities session

Many delegates commended the organisation of the conference, its programme of topics and the atmosphere for researchers in the law school at Leicester.

Roz Butler, University of Swansea, (abstract) said “I have to say it was a lovely atmosphere, and I enjoyed the questions and feedback I received. Thank you for the opportunity to present at your conference—I hope it continues to be successful. I'm sure it will”.

Lorna Macfarlane, University of Edinburgh, (abstract) “thank you for an excellent conference. I really enjoyed the presentations and found the experience very valuable—it was my first chance to present at a conference, and I'm grateful to have had that opportunity.”

Jill Oxley (University of Birkbeck), I really enjoyed the conference and got something out of every paper. It was really well organised, and everyone was friendly and supportive!

Prize winners

Due to the exceptional quality there were joint winners for best presentation, each of whom will get a prize of £100.

Samantha Fairclough, University of Birmingham who presented ‘Assistance of Vulnerable Defendants in Criminal Trials’ on the Session: Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.

Ewa Zelazna, University of Leicester who presented ‘The Autonomy of EU Law and Future of EU’s International Investment Agreements’ on the Session: International Commerce and Investment.

The Midlands Postgraduate Law Conference was organised by Dr Maribel Canto-Lopez, PhD research student Nataly Papadopoulou along with several other members of staff and students. The topics on offer can be found on the conference abstracts page.

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