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  • Naomi Hawkins appointed as QUEX Theme Lead

    Dr Naomi Hawkins has been appointed as theme lead for the QUEX Institute’s new theme:  Digital Worlds and Disruptive Technologies. The QUEX Institute of Global Sustainability and Wellbeing is a collaboration between The University of Queensland and University of Exeter. Its mission is to deliver innovative research engaging with crucial global challenges under three interdisciplinary themes. Dr ...
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  • SCuLE’s space law policy brief in the Times

    SCuLE’s policy brief on the future regulation of the UK space industry was cited by the Times newspaper, in an article published on 16 October 2019 . The brief calls for update of the UK’s legislation to support technology companies that wish to operate in space industry. Dr Naomi Hawkins warned that the current laws may ...
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  • Incentives to Plead Guilty may Undermine the Right to a Fair Trial

    Research by Dr. Rebecca Helm and published in the Journal of Law and Society suggests that incentives to plead guilty in England and Wales may undermine the right to a fair trial and lead the innocent to plead guilty. The research shows that many defendants in England and Wales face powerful incentives to plead guilty, and ...
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  • Finding Polaris in the Future Regulation of the UK Space Industry

    The Centre for Science, Culture and the Law at Exeter publish their second policy brief on the future regulation of the UK space industry, SCuLE Policy Brief No 2. The UK space technology industry is essential for the growth of the UK economy, being vital in particular to communications and national security, and the legal framework ...
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  • SCuLE Researchers lead discussions with UK voice-over industry and experts

    Dr Mathilde Pavis and Dr Huda Tulti have been investigating if internet platforms designed to bring competition to the UK voice-over industry could cause low pay rates. Declining levels of pay has been a problem for years in the voice-over industries, according to industry stakeholders. The research carried out by specialists at Exeter Law School ...
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  • Dimitrios Kagiaros contributes chapter on Consensus in the ECHR

    Dr Dimitrios Kagiaros contributed a chapter to an edited volume edited by P. Kapotas and V. Tzevelekos with the title Building Consensus on European Consensus: Judicial Interpretation of Human Rights in Europe and Beyond (Cambridge University Press, 2019). The chapter examines the use of European consensus as a tool to interpret the ECHR. Consensus has generated ...
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  • UK Performers could face falling wages in the gig economy

    The gig economy could drive down wages and de-professionalise the UK voice-over industry as jobs are increasingly advertised online, experts have warned. Academics are investigating if new internet platforms designed to bring competition to the UK voice-over industry could cause low pay rates. Voiceover work for radio programs, documentaries, audio-books and adverts is starting to be advertised ...
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  • Models could own the rights to their catwalk sashay

    Models could make a claim to own the rights to the recording of their sashays and struts they use on the catwalk – and should be able to make more money from their appearances during fashion shows, new legal analysis shows. Intellectual property rights should apply to the work of models when they show off designer ...
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  • SCuLE Researchers visit Hong Kong to discuss food security

    At the end of June 2018, Dr Catherine Caine and Josh Martin from the Law School and Dr Annalisa Marini from the Business School at the University of Exeter visited a team of academics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to discuss how changing dietary habits in China and the UK can impact ...
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  • Mathilde Pavis awarded Canadian Research Fellowship

    Mathilde Pavis has received support from the UK-Canada Foundation to undertake research in Canada on the legal protection of performing artists. The UK-Canada Foundation’s grant will enable Mathilde to carry out her research in Victoria at the University of Victoria over the summer of 2018. Mathilde writes: “I am very grateful for the support of the ...
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Events

    • Patents and Emerging Technologies Workshop

      On 19 & 20 November 2019, the Patents and Emerging Technologies Workshop was held at the Wellcome Collection in London. The workshop was convened by SCuLE’s Dr Naomi Hawkins, as the final workshop of her ESRC Future Research Leaders project, “The Impact of Patents on Translational Research – Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis in Europe and US”. The ...
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    • Naomi Hawkins participates in OECD Workshop

      On 17-18 September 2019, Dr Naomi Hawkins attended “Collaborative platforms for personalized health: realizing the potential of genomics and biobanks” in Stockholm, Sweden. This OECD Workshop, organised in collaboration with Vinnova (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems), explored the institutional arrangements and business models underlying collaborative platforms in genomics and biobanks for personalized health. The participants ...
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    • Exeter Law School hosts inaugural Patent Scholars Network

      In the UK and the Republic of Ireland, there is a relatively small community of patent law scholars and at many institutions there is typically only a single patent law scholar. Although patent law scholars are keen members of the broader community of intellectual property law scholars, there are elements of patent law scholarship, often ...
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    • Exeter Law School Hosts International Conference in IP Law

      On the 16th and 17th of April, Exeter Law School hosted its second international conference in intellectual property (IP) law. The event was co-hosted by the New IP Lawyers network and sponsored by Stephens Scown LLP, together with the Society of Legal Scholars and the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association. The event gathered ...
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    • Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicle Symposium

      On 1 June 2018, Exeter Law School hosted the “Future Challenges for Autonomous Vehicles” at Reed Hall. The event brought together academics, business and policymakers to discuss some of the legal challenges that will occur due to the introduction of autonomous vehicles. The discussions focused on questions of insurance and liability and the topic of ...
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