Surrey International Law Centre (SILC)
The Surrey International Law Centre (‘SILC’) is a research group of the School of Law of the University of Surrey. Comprising both members of the School of Law and external members, the mission of the SILC is to facilitate research and teaching in both public international law and private international law. In particular, the SILC aims to support collaborative work amongst its members and with other research groups both within the University and with partner institutions in academia and in other sectors.
The growth of international law in both quantity and quality in the post-Cold War era of globalisation is profound. Amidst accelerating pace and volume of international transactions, the regulatory role in part played by international law concordantly expands. The aims of the SILC to promote the study, development and understanding of international law and to develop a centre of knowledge and activity in the discipline at the University of Surrey are accordingly in tune with the dynamics of the present world of interconnection, interdependence and multilateralism.
We welcome approaches from colleagues concerning research projects and initiatives to be pursued within the Centre. Similarly, we also welcome approaches from students who are interested in learning about the Centre, international law and academia more widely by volunteering to serve as research assistants or by participating in international law-related student activities such as the Philip C. Jessup International Law Mooting Competition.
We also offer accredited events for Continuing Professional Development (‘CPD’) points for practising barristers and solicitors, in particular aimed at practitioners based in Surrey and in London.
We look forward to meeting you at SILC events during the coming year and collaborating to promote international law and justice.