Published 13/12/2012 10:48:16
Edinburgh Law School would like to congratulate Neil Shorney on being awarded the McLagan prize for best overall distance learning graduate in the LLM in Medical Law and Ethics.
Published 11/12/2012 13:27:14
Stephen Tierney has been awarded an ESRC Senior Fellowship to undertake the following project: The Referendum on Scottish Independence: A Democratic Audit. The ESRC is funding projects to a total of £1.3 million and these will begin in January 2013 and run for 12 months. The grant was awarded under an ESRC call for projects to address the independence issue. http://www.esrc.ac.uk/about-esrc/what-we-do/our-research/future-of-uk-and-scotland/index.aspx
Published 11/12/2012 10:06:55
Dr Paul du Plessis, Senior Lecturer in Legal History has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Published 10/12/2012 09:57:15
In recent weeks, four members of the current CITSEE Team have successfully completed their PhD programmes. The distinguished Institutes from which they have graduated, reinforce the strong international character of the CITSEE research project.
Published 27/11/2012 16:39:05
We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to all of our students who graduated today.
Published 27/11/2012 11:13:13
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with University of Leicester, have conducted the first study on the legal status of research consent forms. The study found that consent forms for research have a valuable role, but on their own cannot fully protect all of the rights of research participants.
Published 19/11/2012 10:17:46
Edinburgh Law School warmly congratulates Professor Emeritus Sir David Edward, whose exceptional contributions to public life have been recognised through the award of Officier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur - the highest honour conferred by France - and Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres on Saturday 17th November 2012.
Published 16/11/2012 10:26:18
Navraj Singh Ghaleigh gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Referendum (Scotland) Bill Committee on Thursday 15 November.
Published 15/11/2012 14:54:57
The Conference was also attended by FLAC Student Committee members Lorna Balfour and Anna McLeod, and Elizabeth Sparks from the FLAC Operations Team.
Published 13/11/2012 11:20:57
Prof Burkhard Schafer was an invited speaker at the international workshop on 'AUTONOMICS and Legal Implications', organised by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology, and supported by the European Commission on 2 November.
Published 09/11/2012 10:40:45
The Inaugural Seminar of the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, of which Edinburgh Law School Professors Christine Bell, Stephen Tierney and Neil Walker are founding members, took place on Friday 2 November.
Published 05/11/2012 10:28:32
Edinburgh Law School has been successfully offering LLM programmes by online distance learning since 2005 and online CPD courses in medical law and ethics since 2006.
Published 02/11/2012 10:33:55
Dr Elisa Morgera presented her research on international biodiversity law in a number of events held on the sidelines of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Hyderabad, India).
Published 01/11/2012 14:09:15
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to launch the inaugural Early Career Poster Competition, which will this year take the theme of Researching the Future: EU Law.
Published 11/10/2012 14:02:37
We are delighted to invite applications for the new Maclagan Prize Scholarship open to PhD candidates. The Scholarship is being offered by the J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law. The Institute has broad themes and research areas focused around the ethical, legal and social and political implications and impacts of new technologies and practices in medicine and the life sciences. The topic of your PhD research must be formulated within the broad framework of these themes.
Published 10/10/2012 13:25:04
Edinburgh Law School is pleased to congratulate Professor Neil Walker on his recent election as a Fellow of the British Academy.
Published 10/10/2012 10:55:50
Edinburgh Law School warmly invites PhD students, faculty members and LLM students interested in environment-related research to join the Global Environment and Society Academy (GESA) Doctoral Network’s inaugural Research Event on Monday 5th November 2012, at 9am-1pm, in the Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB.
Published 01/10/2012 10:08:53
Edinburgh Law School and the Centre for Constitutional Law are pleased to announce the launch of the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum, and a new website to be found at www.scottishconstitutionalfutures.org
Published 21/09/2012 11:57:53
The CITSEE project is pleased to announce the appointment of 5 new members of staff, who will help the project to explore new facets of citizenship during its next phase.
Published 21/09/2012 11:34:06
On 4 July Edinburgh Law School news reported on the research findings of Dr Sharon Cowan, and colleagues from the University of Nottingham, and the Scottish Refugee Council. The three-year study, looked at asylum appeal decisions of the First Tier Tribunal, specifically in relation to women’s cases that involve a claim of rape.
As result of this study, the research team have been invited to present their findings at a number of national and international events, including the US based Law and Society Association, the EUI in Florence, and universities across the UK. The team also provided training on key aspects of their research to all asylum and immigration judges in the UK, and most recently the team has been invited to the London Headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to talk about their research.
Published 17/09/2012 14:31:50
Professor Jo Shaw has given evidence to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee at the House of Commons on the question of the referendum for independence in Scotland.
Published 10/09/2012 10:28:28
Edinburgh Law School would like to welcome all new students for the start of the academic year. There are many events happening this induction week for all new LLB, Grad LLB, LLM, PhD and Diploma students, which we hope you will enjoy and find useful.
Published 06/09/2012 09:42:34
Dr Elisa Morgera has been invited to speak at the 2012 World Conservation Congress, held from 6 to 15 September 2012 in Jeju, Republic of Korea, at the invitation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Published 03/09/2012 14:35:27
On 30th of August 2012, CITSEE team member Dr Igor Štiks was part of a round table on Truce that opened a day-long event organised by the University of Edinburgh at the Edinburgh International Festival. Dr Štiks was joined by composer Nigel Osborne, Reid Professor of Music, Dr Olga Taxidou, and Professor Jolyon Mitchell to explore the concept of truce in the arts.
Published 21/08/2012 15:53:37
Professor Stephen Tierney has been invited to speak at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in a debate on the Union.
Professor Tierney will take part in the event: 'Rethinking the Union - The Union or Independence: The Emotional Arguments' on Monday 27 August at 7:00pm. To see more information on this event or to book tickets please visit the Edinburgh International Book Festival's website [http://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/debate-rethinking-the-union-part-3].
Published 10/08/2012 14:33:31
We are delighted to announce that colleagues from Edinburgh Law School's SCRIPT Centre will be part of a pioneering initiative to support the growth of the UK’s vital creative industries and arts sector which was announced yesterday. The Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe) will be run by a consortium of UK universities led by the University of Glasgow under the directorship of Prof Ronan Deazley. It is funded with £4M (£5M FEC)by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Economic and Social Research Council, and will examine a range of issues relating to new digital technologies with a view to meeting some of the central challenges facing the UK’s creative economy.
Published 10/08/2012 14:20:33
A volume in honour of Professor Eric M. Clive, noted academic and Scotland’s longest serving law commissioner, has just been published by Cambridge University Press.
Published 03/08/2012 12:33:25
We are delighted to announce that Law School alumna Katherine Grainger and her rowing partner Anna Watkins, received the gold medal this morning in the women's double skulls event at the Olympic Games.
Published 02/08/2012 11:47:58
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that Professor Graeme Laurie, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence has been elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh [FRCP (Edin)].
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is a professional membership organisation with more than 10,000 Fellows worldwide. It has a significant role in setting and maintaining standards of medical education and it is frequently called up by government and others to comment on proposed policy and organisational changes affecting clinical care. Fellowship is awarded to non-medical persons of considerable distinction whom the College wishes to honour.
Published 31/07/2012 15:15:15
Dr Rachael Craufurd Smith together with Damian Tambini, London School of Economics (LSE), and Davide Morisi, European University Institute (EUI), has published a policy brief for the LSE Media Policy Project on 'Regulating Media Plurality and Media Power in the 21st Century'.
Published 20/07/2012 13:56:40
The Global Environment and Society Academy (GESA) Doctoral Network, which was recently created to bring together the community of PhD students working on environment & society-related projects across the University, has already engaged in a variety of activities.
Published 20/07/2012 11:03:02
Following the announcement this week of the Scotch Whisky industry's intention to raise a legal challenge to the minimum pricing of alcohol legislation enacted by the Scottish Government, Edinburgh Law School's Dr Arianna Andreangeli was interviewed by the BBC about the potential legal issues which may be raised by this challenge against the legislation.
Published 13/07/2012 14:39:05
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce a new online distance learning self-access course titled SHIP: Information Governance. The course promotes the importance of good information governance, by exploring the key legal concepts involving the secondary use of health data, the legal framework governing information, and data security. The course is comprised of six distinct topics:
Published 12/07/2012 15:32:58
Awards presented by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre on 9th July, recognised the significant contribution of organisations and individuals in the fight against the exploitation of children.
Published 06/07/2012 15:43:21
Dr. Paul du Plessis has been appointed visiting professor in the Department of Legal Science at University of Trento for the academic year 2012/13. He will spend some time at the department conducting research during the course of the academic year.
Published 05/07/2012 16:15:10
Edinburgh Law School's Professor Stephen Tierney has been appointed as an independent expert adviser to the Scottish Government to provide independent and objective advice on the process-related issues covered in the consultation paper (Your Scotland, Your Referendum) and issues arising from the responses to the consultation exercise launched by that document.
Published 05/07/2012 10:25:18
Edinburgh Law School would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Remus Valsan who successfully defended his PhD thesis on Tuesday.
Published 04/07/2012 13:37:15
A study undertaken by research funded by the Nuffield Council, has stated that women whose claims for asylum include allegations that they have been raped need greater assurances their cases are being taken seriously.
Published 03/07/2012 15:30:03
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that Tessa Till joined us as Deputy Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Professional Legal Studies on 2 July 2012.
Published 02/07/2012 14:43:26
Neil Walker delivered the annual Montesquieu Lecture at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands last week. Entitled 'Intimations of Global Law', this year's lecture followed an event dedicated to the founding of a new Law Schools Global League. The Global League, which Edinburgh has been invited to join, will involve many of the world's leading law schools in a common programme to enhance the global dimension of legal education and research.
Published 22/06/2012 12:56:08
The past year has seen the University of Edinburgh Free Legal Advice Centre flourish and grow. A dedicated Student Committee was formed at the start of the year to guide, fundraise and develop the Centre’s structure and aims. The commitment of those providing free legal advice along with the support of this newly established Committee has given the Centre an excellent reputation for student-led legal services in Scotland and has meant that the Centre has been in constant demand throughout this year. By the end of April 2012 the Centre had received in excess of 600 calls from potential clients wishing to arrange an appointment for legal advice with one of the Centre’s student advisors. University of Edinburgh Diploma students were able to help 182 clients, a testament to the excellent service the Centre provides.
Published 20/06/2012 11:51:25
Congratulations to Graduate LLB student Helen Dale, for winning the Law Society of Scotland New Lawyer Essay Competition 2012 .
Published 19/06/2012 14:34:41
Edinburgh Law School LLB and PhD graduations will take place on Tuesday 26th June at 3pm. The University's stunning McEwan Hall will host the graduation ceremony with a reception to be held for all Law graduates in Teviot Row House at 4.15pm.
Published 19/06/2012 09:55:54
Professor Emilios Avgouleas gave evidence to the House of Lords EU Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs
on the most important pieces of forthcoming EU financial services legislation, the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and Regulation (MiFID II) and the new Market Abuse Directive and Regulation.
Published 15/06/2012 11:45:20
University Tables for 2013 published by The Times yesterday, ranked Edinburgh Law School as the top Law School in Scotland and 7th in the UK, jumping 6 places from the Times 2012 Law School Table.
Published 08/06/2012 12:56:08
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to hear that Katherine Grainger has been named in Team GB for the 2012 Olympic games. Grainger took up rowing during her law degree at Edinburgh and will participate in the double scull with partner Anna Watkins this July.
Published 08/06/2012 12:22:23
Edinburgh Law School was honoured to host a delegation of Judges from Botswana on 23rd May. Judge Dibatelo and Judge Kirby of Botswana, were joined by the Rt Hon Lord Coulsfield PC and colleagues and students from across the School and Law Society of Scotland, for a roundtable meeting and discussion.
Published 06/06/2012 15:48:12
Edinburgh Law School is pleased to announce that the British Academy Research Project CITMODES has received renewed financial support for a five year period following Quinquennial Review.
Published 06/06/2012 11:35:41
As part of the Legal Theory Spring Workshop 2012 programme, two of Britain’s most eminent criminologists Professor Robert Reiner (LSE) and Professor Nick Tilley (UCL) will be discussing criminological responses (and non-responses) to the crime drop and the implications for the ways we think about crime and crime control.
Published 28/05/2012 15:20:26
Edinburgh Law School's Free Legal Advice Centre is pleased to announce the formation of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network which will be formally launched at a forthcoming conference at the University of West Scotland in Paisley on 6 June 2012.
Published 22/05/2012 18:08:23
Edinburgh Law School will be holding an online question and answer session on postgraduate programmes offered via online distance learning on Thursday 31 May at 18:30 (BST).
Published 21/05/2012 10:24:38
On 6th and 7th June 2012, the Edinburgh Centre for Legal History will hold an international conference on 'New Perspectives on locatio conductio in Roman law.
Published 18/05/2012 14:57:41
Edinburgh Law School's SCRIPT Centre 10 year Anniversary conference, "Law and Transformation" will take place on 6-8th June 2012.
Published 16/05/2012 14:42:31
Emilios Avgouleas participated in a televised panel with the Portuguese minister of the economy and leading Canadian economists in Vancouver on 28 April 2012. The panel was the concluding part of a conference on Sovereign Debt and Civil Society co-organised by the Stavros Niarchos Center at Simon Fraser University and St Anthony's College Oxford.
Published 11/05/2012 15:09:20
Christine Bell (Professor of Constitutional Law) gave the keynote address at an International expert Seminar on Law, Power-sharing and Human Rights, at the University of Antwerp on 10 May.
Published 11/05/2012 14:58:39
CITSEE, the Law School's European Research Council project focusing on Citizenship in South East Europe, last week launched a video trailer detailing the project and its key findings thus far. The trailer, which is the first of its kind produced in the School, features CITSEE staff talking about the importance of the research undertaken over the past three years and also contemplating their future work and its likely impact.
Published 08/05/2012 15:32:38
The impact of new technologies on society over the last decade, such as the internet’s increasing centrality to everyday life, has required the law to constantly adapt and respond.
Published 03/05/2012 14:25:42
Edinburgh Law School last week signed the grant agreement with the European Union to fund the development of a ground-breaking multi-institutional PhD Programme. The grant will fund the joint development a programme by four European and one African Universities, during which time academics will build networks, design the specific elements of the programme and its organisational structure, with the ultimate goal of offering a multilateral joint doctorate in the important area of Law and Development.
Published 02/05/2012 16:54:23
A team of four undergraduate students from Edinburgh Law School participated in the finals of the 2012 Telders International Law Mooting Competition at the Peace Palace in The Hague on 26-28 April. Edinburgh was represented in the competition by Anna Klaskala, Anna-Maria Rehbinder, Harry Skinner, and Usman Waheed. The Edinburgh team were competing against teams from 26 other universities across Europe.
Published 01/05/2012 16:34:12
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce the creation of the Global Environment and Society Doctoral Network – the first of its kind supported by the Global Academies. The Law School will be the first rotating host of this University-wide network, which is co-chaired by Elisa Morgera (Law School) and Nigel Goddard (Informatics).
Published 01/05/2012 16:27:16
Dr Elisa Morgera has been invited by the International Development Law Organization and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, in collaboration with Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to join a distinguished panel of expert advisers to a new project funded by the CBD Japan Fund on the legal aspects of implementing the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
Published 23/04/2012 16:58:23
Edinburgh Law School is proud to announce that the Edinburgh Student Law Review launched its latest issue, Volume 1; Issue 4 on Friday 20 April. The Review is the first of its kind in Scotland and is entirely managed and written by current postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Published 12/04/2012 15:41:34
During the week of 29th March – 5th April 2012 the Edinburgh Vis Moot team successfully participated in the oral hearings and main event of the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. The Moot was attended by 285 teams from 71 countries and arbitrators from all over the world.
Published 11/04/2012 09:46:46
The deadline for applications to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice will close on 16 April. All final year LLB students wishing to apply for the Diploma should get their applications in to their registered university before this date.
Published 10/04/2012 15:25:51
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that it has two new ESRC +3 PhD Studentships open for applications to start in September 2012.
Published 05/04/2012 14:12:30
The Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA) Teaching Awards Ceremony was held last night in Teviot House. Nominees were treated to a champagne reception and three-course meal and with two of the Law School's staff nominated in different categories, it was an exciting night.
Published 22/03/2012 10:14:04
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that we have added six new online distance learning LLM modules to our already wide range of LLM modules, further increasing the breadth and depth of our online LLM provision.
Published 21/03/2012 12:06:34
Edinburgh Law School Music society held their Spring Concert on Monday, which was a great success. Over 250 people turned up to hear the performances. The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) held a collection during the concert, raising a superb £745. We would like to say a big thank you to all who attended the concert and gave so generously to the FLAC fundraising scheme.
Published 20/03/2012 11:50:57
Stephen Tierney has been invited to deliver the MacDermott Lecture at Queen's University Belfast on 22 March.
Professor Tierney will speak on the topic: 'Can Referendums be Fair? The Challenge of Deliberative Democracy'.
This annual lecture commemorates Lord MacDermott the former Attorney General and Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. The lecture was given in 2011 by President of Ireland Mary McAleese and in 2010 by Lady Brenda Hale, Justice of the Supreme Court.
Published 20/03/2012 11:45:13
Congratulations to John West and Laura McEwen who came 2nd in the Scottish Universities Negotiation Competition for Diploma in Professional Legal Practice students. The competition was hosted by the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen on Friday 16th March.
Published 19/03/2012 14:37:54
Congratulations to LLB student Matthew Scott for receiving his first cap for Scotland's rugby squad, in the Six Nations match against Ireland on 10 March.
Published 19/03/2012 14:23:44
Two members of Edinburgh Law School staff have been shorlisted in the Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) Teaching Awards 2012.
Published 15/03/2012 10:44:18
Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in Banking Law, has been invited to address the joint MBA class 2013 of Harvard and MIT as well as PhD students form Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He addressed the students via teleconference in a debate on the Eurozone debt crisis organized by MIT Sloan School's Politics and Public Policy Group.
Published 13/03/2012 11:50:28
The Law Students' Council (LSC) is the elected body representing all students within the School of Law. Nominations for elections for Law Students' Council Year Representatives and Office-Bearers opened today and close on Thursday 15 March, at Noon.
LSC plays an important role within the School of Law, ensuring students' views and needs are fully taken into account during decision-making by academic and administrative staff. As part of this, LSC works with both staff and fellow students, sitting on a variety of School of Law management groups as well as working with class representatives to identify common issues across courses.
Over the past year LSC has provided significant input to the recent Learning and Teaching Review that is introducing changes to course organisation and structure, lobbied the School of Law on issues such as library opening times and facilities for students, and worked with local MSPs to pressure the government to re-introduce living cost loans for Diploma students, to facilitate equal access to the legal profession to those from all backgrounds.
Nominations forms and election regulations can be found online, on the downloads page of the LSC Communities page on the School of Law Website , or picked up from the EUSA reception at Potterow or the lobby outside the Law School Teaching Office. Completed nomination forms should be submitted to the EUSA reception at Potterow by noon on Thursday 15 March.
If you have any questions, please contact LSC on firstname.lastname@example.org or via the LSC Facebook page .
Published 09/03/2012 09:30:42
Over the weekend of 3rd/4th March 2012, Edinburgh Law School held a practice competition in advance of the Willem Vis Moot, a renowned annual international commercial arbitration moot which takes place in Vienna in April. The Vis Pre-Moot was arranged in order to support the Scottish teams in their preparations for Vienna. Students from Edinburgh University, Aberdeen University and Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) came together to plead their case against each other in front of a panel of moot arbitrators, consisting of practising arbitrators, advocates, solicitors, trainees and academics.
Published 08/03/2012 10:16:07
Edinburgh Law School's Prof Lesley McAra and Prof Susan McVie have been invited as Inspirational Women to take part in the Edinburgh City Council's International Women's Day Event. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements and ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding. Events range from political rallies to craft markets and from theatre to business conferences. This year's theme is 'Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures' and is the 101st day to be held across the globe.
Published 07/03/2012 13:57:29
Edinburgh Law School represents the UK in the European Commission Seventh Framework (EC7) funded MEDIADEM research project, ‘European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing & Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems’. The project has recently concluded its second stage with in-depth reports discussing policy and regulatory tools that have a bearing on the development of free and independent media. The reports from the fourteen participating countries, including that for the UK, can be found on the project website http://www.mediadem.eliamep.gr/findings/. All the reports have been submitted to the European Commission for information.
Published 05/03/2012 12:47:17
Edinburgh Law School was saddened to hear of the death of Mr McBride. His untimely death will be a great loss to the legal community in Scotland.
Published 20/02/2012 09:18:15
Edinburgh Law School is suspending normal classes this week to take part in the University scheme Innovative Learning Week. The week, entitled Law Less Ordinary, will give students a chance to learn and explore legal issues, through a series of events organised by Law School staff. The scheme is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their skills and broaden their knowledge whilst attending fun, stimulating and 'out of the box' activities.
Published 17/02/2012 14:16:42
Edinburgh Law School is pleased to announce that it is now offering a Postgraduate Certificate in Law by online distance learning starting in September 2012.
Published 16/02/2012 15:34:54
Edinburgh Law School has had a fantastic month of research successes, with several funding proposals being shortlisted or awarded, and the media featuring staff for their expertise.
Published 06/02/2012 14:08:54
Edinburgh Law School is pleased to announce that it is now offering the LLM in Law (or General LLM) by online distance learning starting in September 2012.
Published 17/01/2012 15:34:16
An application led by Edinburgh Law School’s Shawn Harmon with colleagues from across the University, was awarded funding from the College of Humanities and Social Science Challenge Investment Fund. This new scheme is designed to support capacity building for inter- and/or multi-disciplinary working, and will fund various projects across the College.
Published 09/01/2012 16:06:04
A delegation from the Japanese House of Representatives visited Edinburgh Law School on 9 January 2012. The Japanese House (Shugin-In) is researching the operation of voting systems and is particularly interested in the Scottish experience with the Additional Member System. To this end, Navraj Singh Ghaleigh met with several members of the Legislative Bureau of the House of Representatives to discuss matters such as split ticketing, double candidacy and the d'Honte system. The delegation will be meeting colleagues in other universities, regulators and political think tanks both in Scotland and London.
Published 04/01/2012 12:32:50
The first application deadline for the Chancellor's Fellowships offered by the Law School will close on Monday 16th January 2012.
Published 04/01/2012 12:07:12
The Law School is delighted to announce that the start of the New Year brings 3 new members of academic staff to the School.