Published 20/12/2010 14:04:10
The School of Law is delighted to announce the launch in September 2011 of three new LLM programmes, the LLM in Comparative and European Private Law, the LLM in Competition Law and Innovation and the LLM International Economic Law.
Published 13/12/2010 10:58:22
The sadness of her tragically early death will be felt deeply by her colleagues, countless friends and former students, but the particular thoughts of the School are with her family at this time.
Published 06/12/2010 10:06:11
Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Lecturer in Public Law, recently gave evidence to the Committee on Standards in Public Life in the course of its inquiry into party political finance.
Published 03/12/2010 16:48:35
The Family Law and Criminal Law exams that were due to be held on Monday 6th December will now be held in January 2011. No further cancellations are expected and all students should continue with their pre-arranged travel plans. Please do check message boards and emails frequently for updates on the situation.
Published 02/12/2010 11:17:20
As a result of the continuing bad weather we regret to announce that the decision has been made to reschedule all examinations scheduled for Monday 06 December. The school apologises to all students for any inconvenience this may cause.
Published 01/12/2010 09:22:35
Edinburgh Law school is delighted to announce the appointment of three new academic staff, who will join the school in 2011.
Published 26/11/2010 14:37:19
The School of Law offers its warmest congratulations to all of our former students who are graduating today, November 26th, at a ceremony to be held in the McEwan Hall.
Published 26/11/2010 14:22:07
Professor Stephen Tierney has been invited to give the Key Note speech in an Edinburgh University Debating Union event on Monday 29th November. This event is open to everyone.
Published 24/11/2010 12:07:10
Since the launch of the MacCormick Fellowships in late 2008 the School of Law has been delighted to welcome twelve visiting fellows from universities worldwide.
Published 24/11/2010 09:30:13
Dr. Andrew Steven, the recently appointed Honorary Secretary remarked, "Joining HeinOnline means that a journal edited by Edinburgh students will be readily accessible to scholars worldwide. This is an excellent development."
Published 22/11/2010 14:32:09
On Thursday 18th November the Scottish Parliament published its Stage 1 scrutiny of the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill. The report, compiled by the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill Committee, is based on substantial written and oral evidence and features extensively the recommendations of Edinburgh Law School Professors Ken Mason and Graeme Laurie.
Published 18/11/2010 09:34:03
On 6th November Dr Rachel Craufurd Smith, Senior Lecturer in EC Law, was invited to give a talk on EU cultural policy at the Annual Conference and AGM of the European Movement in Scotland.
Published 17/11/2010 15:34:37
On Thursday 18th November Professor Susan McVie will present a paper to the Scottish Government Annual Statistics Conference at Pollock Halls in Edinburgh.
Published 17/11/2010 11:49:47
The report was compiled by academics from Edinburgh Law School (namely Professor Alan Boyle, Professor Bill Gilmore, Professor Doreen McBarnett, Dr Daniel Augenstein, Mr Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Mr David Cabrelli, Dr James Harrison and Dr Elisa Morgera), and is an important input for the further implementation by the European Union of the United Nations business and human rights framework.
Published 08/11/2010 10:18:38
MEDIADEM, a European research project based in part at Edinburgh Law School, has just published its first results on the project website. The Edinburgh branch of MEDIADEM is led by Dr R. Craufurd Smith.
Published 08/11/2010 09:27:56
Gerry Maher, Professor of Criminal Law at Edinburgh Law School, recently presented a paper entitled "Principles and politics in reforming the law on sexual offences in Scotland" to the Oxford University Criminal Law Discussion Group.
Published 04/11/2010 09:51:05
Dr Abbe Brown will visit the Universud-Paris from 8-13 November as a Econoving Global Fellow, forming part of the International Professional Masters in Management of Eco-Innovation.
Published 04/11/2010 09:37:06
Dr Andrew Steven delivered one of the keynote addresses at the recent International Property Law Conference held at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in Pretoria from 27-29 October 2010.
Published 29/10/2010 09:34:40
Congratulations to Baboki Dambe, the first recipient of the Africa LLM/MSc Tercentenary Scholarship, who will graduate with the degree of LLM with Distinction at the awards ceremony in November.
Published 28/10/2010 09:22:23
The Cadder case decides that any suspect interviewed by the police in Scotland must be entitled to access to a lawyer. The police can detain suspects for up to six hours at present: yesterday's legislation will raise the maximum length of detention up to 24 hours, with anything beyond 12 requiring authorisation from a senior police officer.
Published 19/10/2010 15:14:03
Wednesday 20th October 2010 marks the first World Statistics Day, celebrating the role and many achievements of official statistics worldwide. Launched by the UN General Assembly, on WSD the UN Statistics Division (UND) will call on governments to celebrate this day in co-operation with the national statistical services.
Published 19/10/2010 11:30:08
In rememberance of our esteemed colleague Joëlle Godard, the School of Law will host a memorial lecture on Friday 22nd October.
Published 19/10/2010 11:13:05
This year's 'Pathways to the Professions: 'So You Want to be a Lawyer?' event was held yesterday, Monday 18 October.
Published 05/10/2010 11:12:12
Dr Alistair Henry, Lecturer in Criminology, was recently appointed the new Associate Director of the Police Community Relations Network, part of the Scottish institute of Policing Research (SIPR).
Published 04/10/2010 09:33:39
Research findings from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime (ESYTC), a research centre based at Edinburgh Law School, have recently formed part of the evidence base for two campaigns in the UK and Ireland.
Published 28/09/2010 16:31:20
Published 27/09/2010 15:16:00
James Chalmers, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, has published an article in the Scotsman newspaper criticising aspects of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, a major reform of the Scottish law of sexual offences which has yet to be brought into force despite being passed by the Scottish Parliament over a year ago.
While the Act modernises many outdated and undesirable aspects of the current law, it creates the potential for confusion and difficulty in other areas, particularly where new offences such as "communicating indecently", or provisions relating to children, are concerned.
Published 20/09/2010 11:16:19
Hector MacQueen, Professor of Private Law, has been announced as the Vice-President Elect of the Society of Legal Scholars for 2010-2011.
Published 20/09/2010 10:03:02
Published 14/09/2010 15:26:45
Published 10/09/2010 11:24:02
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to welcome all our new students joining us at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Published 08/09/2010 14:29:12
We are currently seeking to fill four new positions to allow us to undertake new and exciting initiatives in the fields of European Private Law, Banking and Financial Regulation Law, Competition Law and International Economic Law.
Published 06/09/2010 10:47:33
Solicitor Links for Undergraduate Guidance (SLUG) is a new initiative from Edinburgh Law School designed to create links between solicitors/legal professionals and second year LLB students.
Published 23/08/2010 16:08:28
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Igor Stiks, part of the CITSEE team at Edinburgh Law School, has been described by the Scotsman newspaper as 'one of the best discoveries' of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010.
Published 23/08/2010 14:25:44
Edinburgh Law School's website has been voted the best of the 'Big 5' law schools in Scotland in a recent article in the journal of the Law Society of Scotland.
Published 23/08/2010 09:47:22
Mr Navraj Singh Ghaleigh and Professor Zenon Bankowski recently took part in 'Future Editions', an innovative event at the Edinburgh Festival featuring a 'human library'.
Published 17/08/2010 09:36:04
AQMeN, the Applied Quantitative Methods Network, will host a lecture by Professor Kelvyn Jones, from the School of Geographical Sciences and Centre for Multilevel Modelling, University of Bristol.
Published 20/07/2010 09:45:23
The Law School is delighted to announce the award of a further three personal chairs, awarded to Niamh Nic Shuibhne, Susan McVie and Burkhard Schafer.
Published 14/07/2010 15:54:33
Edinburgh Law School students Jasmine Johnstone, Anna MacLeod, Cameron McCartney and Hannah O’Rawe recently attended the European Private Law Summer School at the University of Salzburg.
Published 14/07/2010 09:45:06
A new era for arbitration in Scotland was celebrated on 23 June 2010 in the Playfair Library of the University of Edinbugh. The event was an international arbitration conference entitled: the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010: A New Beginning.
Published 13/07/2010 16:57:43
Dr Igor Stiks, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the CITSEE project, will feature in two shows at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August 2010.
Published 09/07/2010 15:14:17
New research by the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime (ESYTC) has highlighted the inadequacies of the enhanced disclosure checks system.
Published 06/07/2010 16:14:26
The Empirical Legal Research Network hosted a workshop which explored the changes which have been made to the criminal convictions disclosure process over the past decade, with a particular focus on their implications in respect of young people referred on offence grounds to the Children's Reporter. The workshop raised a number of interesting points and has since been the subject of an article in the Herald newspaper.
Published 06/07/2010 10:58:33
Susan McVie, Professor of Quantitative Criminology, recently featured in an article about the social problems associated with gang culture in Scotland's capital city.
Published 05/07/2010 10:14:52
Congratulations to Tom Flynn, who is about to start the second year of his PhD and has been awarded a Modern Law Review scholarship for the 2010 to 2011 academic year.
Published 02/07/2010 09:26:31
The first consortium meeting for the MEDIADEM project ‘European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing & Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems’ took place in Athens on the 4/5 June 2010.
Published 02/07/2010 09:21:55
On 24-25 June 2010 the School of Law based project on “The Europeanization of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia” (CITSEE) hosted a two-day international conference entitled “Theories and Practices of Citizenship in the New Balkan States”.
Published 22/06/2010 12:15:17
Edinburgh Law School students Jasmine Johnstone, Anna MacLeod, Cameron McCartney and Hannah O’Rawe will be attending the European Private Law Summer School at the University of Salzburg from 30 June to 12 July 2010. The trip is being generously funded by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education.
Published 17/06/2010 09:28:39
James Chalmers, Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, appeared on BBC Radio on Monday night commenting on recent litigation about the right of suspects to have access to a lawyer when being interviewed by the police.
Published 16/06/2010 15:49:56
Accommodation Services at the University of Edinburgh has announced the availability of a significant number of extra accommodation opportunities for postgraduate students.
Published 16/06/2010 15:27:42
The first event of the British Academy funded project "Obtaining, protecting and using essential environmental technologies: a holistic analysis" led by Dr Abbe Brown was held on 9 and 10 June 2010 at the University of Edinburgh.
Published 16/06/2010 10:14:43
Congratulations to Chloe Kennedy and Stephen Thomson, who have been awarded the Principal's Career Development Scholarships in Law.
Published 09/06/2010 09:21:05
Jelena Vasiljevic holds an MPhil in Anthropology from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and is currently working on her PhD thesis Culture and Citizenship - an Anthropological Perspective. She is also a Research Assistant at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory at the University of Belgrade.
Published 08/06/2010 14:18:07
Professor Jo Shaw, along with colleagues from the European University Institute and Maastricht University, presented the results of the work of the EUDO Citizenship Observatory at a Joint Meeting of the Constitutional Affairs and Freedom, Security and Justice Committees of the European Parliament, in the European Parliament, on Wednesday 2 June 2010.
Published 08/06/2010 10:48:21
Burkhard Schafer, Senior Lecturer in Computational Legal Theory, has provided expert comment to the BBC News Service about the misuse of brain scanning as a method for lie detection.
Published 03/06/2010 09:41:27
Published 01/06/2010 09:44:06
In memory of our esteemed colleague Professor Sir Donald Neil MacCormick, Edinburgh Law School will host on 4th June an event entitled 'MacCormick's Scotland'.
Published 01/06/2010 09:35:13
In its third version and as part of the Edinburgh Spring Programme in Legal Theory 2010, the Edinburgh Legal Theory Research Group is organising a series of workshops in legal theory. These workshops will be held at the School of Law, Old College, South Bridge, from May 31 to June 2, 2010.
Published 26/05/2010 11:23:17
The Centre for Law and Society Annual Lecture will take place on Thursday 27th May in Lecture Theatre 175, Old College.
Published 24/05/2010 15:25:34
Creative Commons, the international non-governmental organisation, was recently represented at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) by Mr Andres Guadamuz, lecturer in e-commerce at Edinburgh Law School.
Published 18/05/2010 15:54:56
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce the appointment of a number of new Senior Lectureship positions.
Published 18/05/2010 12:40:41
A number of new funding awards for undergraduate students studying at Edinburgh Law School are now open for applications.
Published 11/05/2010 10:56:33
The next Scots Law Research conference will take place on Friday 21 May 2010 in Lecture Theatre 175 in the University of Edinburgh's Old College.
Published 04/05/2010 15:51:17
The Editorial Board of SCRIPTed - A Journal of Law, Technology & Society is pleased to present the first issue of the 2010 volume.
Published 04/05/2010 10:54:22
During the week of 26-30 April Edinburgh Law School played host to a group of 6 students visiting from Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in South Korea.
Published 03/05/2010 11:40:33
Edinburgh Law School will host this week a round table discussion featuring Lindsay Farmer, Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow.
Published 22/04/2010 15:06:08
Dr Abbe Brown, Lecturer in IT Law, has been awarded a Small Research Grant of just under £7500 by the British Academy.
Published 19/04/2010 11:41:33
Mr Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Lecturer in Public Law, is part of a research team that was recently awarded a grant of £415,000 for its work in the area of carbon capture and storage. The project, entitled 'Carbon Capture and Storge: Realising the Potential', is led by Professor Jim Watson (University of Sussex) and Professor Stuart Haszeldine (University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences), funded by the UK Energy Research Council.
Published 12/04/2010 15:40:30
Mr Andres Guadamuz, lecturer in E-Commerce, has provided comment to the BBC World Service in a programme evaluating the leak of video-footage showing American soldiers killing civilians in Iraq.
Published 12/04/2010 15:24:38
Welcome to Ms Jelena Dzankic, who recently joined Edinburgh Law School as a research fellow working on the CITSEE project.
Published 08/04/2010 11:36:37
As part of the forthcoming 'World Intellectual Property Day', Dr Abbe Brown, lecturer in IT law, explored the themes of invention, sharing and reward with an innovative and inspiring class of 6 year olds from the Lothians area.
Published 01/04/2010 16:03:25
Alexander McCall Smith, Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh Law School and best-selling author, was called to the Bar on 26th March as a non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates.
Published 25/03/2010 13:42:00
A team of three LLM students from the Intellectual Property 1 course at the Edinburgh Law School participated in this year's Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot. The multi-national team members, Mr Bryan McWhorter, Ms June Frame and Ms Fiona O'Donovan, originate from US, Scotland and Ireland respectively. The team was supported in their preparation by Ms Smita Kheria, Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law.
Published 22/03/2010 16:51:44
The third Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law Annual Lecture was given by the Rt Hon Lord Hope of Craighead on 12 March 2010.
Published 17/03/2010 15:20:40
Professor Daniel Metcalfe, eminent Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law in the US, will visit the Law School on 22 March.
Published 16/03/2010 12:10:58
Four LLM students from Edinburgh Law School have participated in this year's European Law Moot Court competition and were selected for the regional finals at the European University Institute in Florence in February.
Published 16/03/2010 10:33:20
The Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime (ESYTC) has acted as an advisor to the 'Action for Children: Kilbrandon Now!' panel. In particular Professor Lesley McAra has presented recommendations for keeping 16 and 17 year old offenders out of the adult criminal justice system.
Published 09/03/2010 11:21:33
Medico-legal issues such as patient confidentiality, assisted suicide and medical negligence are not just hot topics in public debate. These are matters of critical importance that confront healthcare professionals every day.
Published 05/03/2010 11:53:43
Diploma in Legal Practice students will be performing a series of monologues to raise funds for Victim Support Scotland at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 March 2010.
Published 02/03/2010 10:48:41
The second issue of the Edinburgh Student Law Review is now available for download from the Edinburgh Law School webpage.
Published 01/03/2010 14:26:21
The thirteen 'Eurodevils', who joined us as part of the European Lawyers Programme (ELP) in January, have now completed the first part of their programme, the academic section, and are today embarking on the second stage which sees them out in the world of legal practice.
Published 26/02/2010 14:42:03
Mr Andres Guadamuz, Lecturer in E-Commerce and creator of the TechnoLlama blog, was featured this week in an article published in the Guardian newspaper.
Published 25/02/2010 10:09:49
The recently launched website of the 'Legal Framework on Human Rights and the Environment Applicable to European Enterprises Operating Outside the European Union' is now available to view on the Edinburgh Law School webpage.
Published 18/02/2010 12:27:21
Ken Mason, Professor (Emeritus) of Forensic Medicine at Edinburgh Law School, featured recently in a short comment published in the Guardian newspaper on 5th February 2010.
Published 08/02/2010 12:28:58
Mr Burkhard Schafer, Senior lecturer in Computational Legal Theory, has been jointly awarded funding for a series of seminars and public engagement events under the title, 'What are You Thinking? Who has the Right to Know? Brain Imaging and its Impact on Society'. The funding award was received jointly with the Division of Clinical Neurosciences.
Published 03/02/2010 16:05:40
Early January once again saw the launch of the National Student Survey (NSS); a census of students in the final year of undergraduate study at higher education institutions across the UK.
Published 27/01/2010 11:29:09
The 2010 European Lawyers programme began last week with the arrival of this year's cohort of 13 lawyers from all over Europe.
Published 25/01/2010 14:20:33
The 2nd Plenary EUDO CITIZENSHIP Conference was held at the University of Edinburgh from Thursday 21 – Friday 22 January 2010.
Published 21/01/2010 09:07:44
In December 2008, Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice invited Professor Neil Walker to conduct a review of final appellate jurisdiction in the Scottish legal system in the following terms:
Published 15/01/2010 16:14:24
On Monday 18th January the Careers Service will be running the Edinburgh Law Alumni Evening.
Published 14/01/2010 11:46:56
Professor Gerry Maher has been appointed the national expert for Scotland as part of a project for compiling factsheets on the rights of the accused.
Published 06/01/2010 09:23:50
The Scottish Centre for International Law, a research centre at Edinburgh Law School, was recently awarded a consultancy contract with the UN Environment Programme.