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Law PhD (Doctor of Philosophy): Events and lectures

Extra activities for this course

In addition to your modules, you can take advantage of a range of events and lectures at the Department of Law to enhance your studies.

The Department arranges regular guest lectures on topical subjects of interest throughout the year. Examples include:

  • The Employment Law and Research Group
  • The Climate Change Governance Conference
  • Penny McRedmond, member of the Steering Committee, Ireland En Route – 'Human Trafficking in Europe: The New Slave Trade;
  • Dr Dermot Cahill of University College Dublin and editor of the Irish Journal of European Law – 'The Modernisation of EU Competition Law in the Enlarged European Union: Current Challenges';
  • Damian Chalmers of the LSE and editor of European Law Review – 'European Markets and National Healthcare'; and 
  • Professor Monty Raphael of Peters and Peters Solicitors, London, and visiting professor at Kingston University – 'Pursuing the Looters and Their Loot: Tracing Assets, Stolen or Received, Corruptly by Politically Exposed Persons, Family and Entourage'.

In addition to these ad hoc events, you can attend the Jean Monnet Lecture Programme. This is the high point of the European law-teaching year – a prestigious speaker addresses students and staff from the University, plus guests from the local legal community, on European integration. Past speakers have included:

  • Professor Diamandouros, the European Ombudsman – 'Maladministration, the Courts and the Ombudsman';
  • Professor Christopher McCrudden, Oxford University – 'Buying Social Justice: The Role of the European Union';
  • Judge Wathelet, European Court of Justice, Luxembourg – 'The Lawyer and European Community Law'; and 
  • Adam Tyson, Head of Unit Socio-Economic Questions, Media Relations and Speech-writing, Directorate-General Employment and Social Affairs, European Commission, Brussels – 'From the Four Freedoms to Fundamental Rights: What can the EU bring to the Debate on Equality?'

Competitions and services

Competitions  enhancing your skills

The Department of Law offers many opportunities for students to develop their practical legal skills, including a variety of competitions. We encourage students to take part in in-house, national and international competitions in client interviewing, mediation and mooting.

Kingston has hosted the UK National Mediation Competition, hosted regional heats in the Negotiation Competition and runs its own Mooting Cup.

In addition Kingston University Law students have taken part in the IBM Universities Business Challenge.

Centre for Dispute Resolution

The Department of Law has a Centre for Dispute Resolution which works in partnership with other organisations such as Kingston Citizen's Advice Bureau and the Metropolitan Police. Kingston lecturers with Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accreditation help students, groups and others on a wide range of topics.

Quest Scheme

Our Quest Scheme gives special awards on graduation to Kingston University Law students who take on extra activities and responsibilities during their degree programme to enhance their career opportunities.

Our Strategy into Practice seminar series gives you the opportunity to understand strategy in enterprises of all scales. Top managers will give you first-hand accounts of managing complex organisations in the UK and internationally, promoting innovation and creativity, instituting cultural change and managing growth. Speakers to date have included Lord Hastings (KPMG, BT and UNICEF), Karen Hamilton (Unilever), and Greg Dyke (former Director General of the BBC).

In each session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with academic staff and local business leaders. These seminars are also open to students, alumni, staff, the business community and the wider public.

In the Department of Law we are committed to helping students, staff and alumni, as well as external organisations in the region, to develop their entrepreneurial potential. To achieve this, we run a series of Entrepreneurship Experience seminars, bringing high profile guest speakers in to present on their personal experiences. We help people to improve their skills and learn how to develop opportunities into viable projects and enterprises.

The Department of Law runs regular research seminars, which enable students and staff to exchange ideas, research findings and test research papers with a view to obtaining helpful feedback.

Guest lectures and seminars

The Department of Law arranges regular guest lectures on topical subjects throughout the academic year. Recent examples include:

  • the Employment Law and Research Group;
  • the Climate Change Governance Conference;
  • Penny McRedmond, member of the Steering Committee, Ireland En Route – 'Human Trafficking in Europe: The New Slave Trade;
  • Dr Dermot Cahill, University College Dublin and editor of the Irish Journal of European Law – 'The Modernisation of EU Competition Law in the Enlarged European Union: Current Challenges';
  • Damian Chalmers, LSE and editor of European Law Review – 'European Markets and National Healthcare'; and
  • Professor Monty Raphael, Peters and Peters Solicitors, London, and visiting professor at Kingston University – 'Pursuing the Looters and Their Loot: Tracing Assets, Stolen or Received, Corruptly by Politically Exposed Persons, Family and Entourage'.

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