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    University of Sussex offering qualifying law degrees recognised in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

    The University of Sussex is a British campus university situated next to the East Sussex village of Falmer, 4 miles (6.4 km) from Brighton. It was the first of the new wave of British universities founded in the 1960s. It received its Royal Charter in August 1961. Sussex quickly came to be identified with postwar social change and an innovative interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research.

    The university is ranked within the top 30 in the UK: The Guardian university rankings for 2005 placed Sussex 16th; the 2008 Good University Guide placed it 24th. According to the 2008 Guardian university rankings, Sussex has Britain's best chemistry department. Its professor, Geoff Cloke, was in 2007 elected a fellow of The Royal Society. In 2008 the University of Sussex was Ranked 20th in the UK, within the top 50 in Europe and 130th in the World.

    Sussex is the only English university located entirely within an area of outstanding natural beauty, the South Downs.

    International students

    Of the 10,500 students at Sussex, around a quarter are international.

    Sussex has academic staff from over 50 countries and students from over 120 countries.

    The University includes people from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds and will respect the needs and requirements of people who adhere to a range of cultural and religious beliefs. There are several places for worship on campus.

    Sussex was voted "Best Place to Be" in the autumn 2006 International Student Barometer of 40 leading UK Universities.

    University of Sussex Homepage

    The Sussex Law School
    Law at Sussex offers specialist, research-led programmes in European, international, child and family, and international criminal law. Our interdisciplinary programmes are intellectually rigorous and explore law in its political, social, economic and cultural context, engaging with important issues of contemporary concern. We have a strong internationalist outlook with an emphasis on research and the practical significance of study. Our programmes are taught by enthusiastic, expert faculty, committed to research and teaching excellence. Law at Sussex attracts graduates from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds and equips them with the knowledge and skills for successful careers in their chosen fields. We offer a dynamic research environment for faculty and graduate students and a thriving law community with students from around the world. Local firms of solicitors play a part in the life of the School sponsoring a number of its activities and employing a number of students on formal training contracts as well as less formal assignments. Partners in these firms judge part of the student mooting, negotiation and client interviewing competitions. We have regular visits to local and London courts, as well as courts in France and the War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague.

    The Sussex Law School has been placed 16th out of 67 Law Schools for research excellence. This means that all of our research activity in Law is rated as being world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. Research submitted to the RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) included books and academic journal articles on child and family law, European Law, international law and criminal law and justice.

    Within the Sussex Law School, work of faculty within the Centre for Responsibilities, Rights and the Law explores the importance and limits of human rights, and the allocation and content of responsibilities in domestic, European and international law.

    Head of Department, Jo Bridgeman, said: 'This represents a major achievement for a small but ambitious Law School. The RAE results recognise the significance of our research across all areas of research expertise."

    Director of Research, Marie Dembour praised colleagues in the Sussex Law School for its spirit of collegiality which has contributed to the excellence of its research output.

    Overall the University of Sussex has over 90% of its research as internationally recognised or better, and was ranked in the top 30 in the UK.

    You can read more about Sussex's 2008 RAE results: RAE 2008 results : Research and Enterprise : University of Sussex

    Jo Bridgeman
    Head of Department

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    The Sussex Law School: Admissions
    At Sussex, the study of law involves not only the investigation of the legal principles for resolving disputes in society; it is also an examination of how these principles evolved and how this process is a central part of our democracy. At Sussex we emphasise both what the law is and why it is like it is, as well as the events and forces in society that have shaped the law we have today. Together, we examine such questions as why certain behaviour is criminal in one society but not in another; why it was criminal in our society in the past, but is no longer. This approach makes the social, political and economic context in which law evolves important to the study of law at Sussex.

    We do not compromise on the importance of understanding what the law is; at Sussex there are many opportunities to test your skills in presentation and argument about current legal problems. You are also invited to participate in the various skills competitions, in mooting, client interviewing and negotiating, which begin at Sussex and which, depending on your success, may develop to national and international stages. For a young law school, Sussex has been remarkably successful in reaching the later stages of these competitions, representing England in The Hague at the Telders International Law Moot Court competition. It also hosted the regional heat of the Client Interviewing competition in 2003.

    At Sussex, you can take a degree that is exclusively about law, or you can combine it with one of many other intellectual disciplines, all of which illustrate how the law and its development are part of a wider context. Where law is studied with a language or with American studies you take a four year programme, with a year in the country of your chosen language or at a North American university. We also offer an international foundation year in law for international students to enhance their English language skills, preparing them for entry to law degree programmes.

    Why Brighton?
    BRIGHTON - THE LIVELY STUDENT CITY - The campus, despite its rural setting, is only a few minutes away from the heart of Brighton - one of the most exciting cities in Britain. Brighton and Hove combine to offer Regency and Georgian grandeur, miles of Victorian seafront and social life opportunities rarely found outside central London.

    In Detail...
    Admissions : Sussex Law School : University of Sussex
    The Sussex Law School: Contact Details

    Sussex Law School
    The Sussex Institute
    Essex House 1/2
    University of Sussex
    East Sussex
    BN1 9QQ

    Tel: 01273 877888 (SI Reception)
    Fax: 01273 877534
    Email: [email protected]
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    Responsibility, Law and the Family (Hardcover)

    by Jo Bridgeman (Author, Editor), Heather Keating (Author, Editor), and Craig Lind (Author), Craig Lind (Editor)

    Key Phrases: youth justice, maternal accounts, vulnerable adult abuse, Oxford University Press, Children Act, Home Office (more...) Responsibility, Law and the Family: Jo Bridgeman, Heather Keating, and Craig Lind, Craig Lind: Books

    Editorial Reviews

    Product Description
    This volume explores the concept of responsibility in family life, law and practice. The authors examine the distinctions between rights, obligations and responsibilities in their moral, social and legal forms. Divided into four parts, the study considers the nature of family responsibility, constructions of children's responsibilities, shifting conceptions of family responsibilities and family, responsibility and the law. The collection brings together some of the leading experts from the disciplines of sociology, socio-legal studies and law to explore moral, social and legal responsibilities prior to birth, to children, of children, and of the state towards family members. The volume seeks to inform and challenge the developing conceptualization of responsibilities which arise in interdependent, intimate and caring relationships and their legal regulation. The book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in this complex field.Jo Bridgeman, Heather Keating and Craig Lind are Senior Lecturers in Law in the Sussex Law School. Jo Bridgeman's research employs feminist legal theory to analyse the law relating to care of children. Craig Lind's research interests are in the areas of gender and sexuality, children in law, and family regulation across cultural divides. Heather Keating's research focuses upon the criminal law relating to children both as offenders and victims.

    About the Author
    Jo Bridgeman, Heather Keating and Craig Lind are Senior Lecturers in Law in the Sussex Law School.
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