School of Law

The School of Law at the University of Surrey provides a stimulating and supportive environment for undergraduate study and postgraduate research. Members of our academic staff have international reputations for research and are experienced legal practitioners, providing consultancy to law firms, governments, non-governmental organisations and businesses around the world. Read more.

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Information for Canadian applicants

Study your two or three year LLB in the UK at the University of Surrey

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International Commercial Law LLM

This programme enables you to understand, examine and apply fundamental concepts of international commercial law, benefiting from the presence of the Surrey International Law Centre, based in the School of Law.

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Latest news and events

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Dec. 7 Event (Charles Fried) CANCELLED

Please be advised that the Dec. 7 research workshop with Charles Fried has been CANCELLED.

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Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy Presents the following Events

The launch on 8 December:
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/law/research/surrey_centre_law_philosophy/Events...

A research workshop with Charles Fried on 7 December:
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/law/research/surrey_centre_law_philosophy/Events...

A research workshop on Law, Language, and Normativity on January 12-13:
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/law/research/surrey_centre_law_philosophy/Events...

Guest speaker David Enoch on January 30:
http://www.surrey.ac.uk/law/research/surrey_centre_law_philosophy/Events...

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Vote in the Most Important Election of the Year!

New research published by the University of Surrey in Boston College Law Review (available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2727884) is calling for inventions by computers to be legally granted patents. Artificial intelligence is playing an ever larger role in innovation but current patent law does not recognize computers as inventors.

Without a change in the law, the findings warn that there will be less innovation, caused by uncertainty, which would prevent industry from capitalizing on the huge potential of creative computers. We are also likely to see disputes over inventorship, with individuals taking credit for inventions that are not genuinely theirs.

Do you agree that computers themselves should be named as inventors on patents?

Vote here: http://www.genengnews.com/gen-polls/active

News articles about this research:

Science Node. Can a computer be an inventor?
https://sciencenode.org/feature/can-a-computer-be-an-inventor.php

Seeker. A.I. Computers Should Be Named as Inventors on Patents
http://www.seeker.com/a-i-computers-named-inventors-patents-2056008851.html

Think Creative. A.I. Computers Should Be Named as Inventors on Patents
http://thinkcreativeusa.com/en/a-i-computers-should-be-named-as-inventor...

BNR Radio
http://www.bnr.nl/cookiewall?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bnr.nl%2Fradio%2Fwe...

The Register
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/17/ai_computers_to_register_their_o...

Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3845276/AI-s-allowed-pate...

Science Mag
http://scienmag.com/computers-should-be-named-on-patents-as-inventors-fo...

Computing Magazine
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2474310/report-computers-should-be-n...

The Inquirer
http://www.theinquirer.net/

Science Daily
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161017083925.htm

Phys.Org
http://phys.org/news/2016-10-patents-inventors-creativity-flourish.html

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