Published 11/09/2013 15:53:48
Following the conclusion of the third edition of the LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law, several of our students have already secured internships and work placements in inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations specialising in environmental law.
Published 27/08/2013 09:45:05
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant of around 1.5 million euros to Dr Elisa Morgera, to launch a research programme on benefit-sharing and build a research team (including two legal researchers and a political sociologist) to implement it over the next 5 years.
Published 15/08/2013 14:34:14
Dr Elisa Morgera has been invited to continue her participation in the Expert Advisory Panel set up in 2012 to support the programme launched by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) on Legal Preparedness for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
Published 15/08/2013 14:13:00
A publically available database containing a large body of legislation governing elections held at the European, national, regional and local levels throughout all 28 EU member states, has been launched on the EUDO CITIZENSHIP Observatory following the work of the FRACIT Project.
Published 07/08/2013 11:41:39
As part of this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Law School colleagues will be participating in some innovative public events.
Published 06/08/2013 14:05:38
Dr James Harrison gave a lecture at the 7th Summer Academy of the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea. In his second year as an invited member of the faculty of the Summer Academy, he delivered his lecture on the topic of "the Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea."
Published 02/08/2013 11:36:37
Rebecca, Pro Bono Coordinator and Senior Teaching Fellow in the Edinburgh Centre for Professional Legal Studies, was awarded the Principal’s Medal for Service to the Community. She was honoured for her outstanding contribution to the School of Law and the wider University’s civic mission relating to sustainability and social responsibility, for her pro bono activities including the University's Free Legal Advice Centre and the Child Advocacy Centre.
Published 25/07/2013 10:32:56
With its widely read web-magazine Citizenship in Southeast Europe, the CITSEE team has long been at the forefront of using different means to disseminate their research findings. This has included photo reportage and the use of a ‘promo video’ to explain the project to a wider audience.
Published 18/07/2013 15:39:06
The European financial services industry is at a critical junction. The advent of the European Banking Union may prove the watershed moment in the process of European integration and the resolution of the Eurozone banking crisis or the catalyst that will drive apart the different parts of Europe, as the UK is not part of the Banking Union.
Published 16/07/2013 09:39:27
Professor Emilios Avgouleas was invited to speak, chair the closing session, and discuss the opening session’s papers, in the annual conference of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Korean Financial Supervisory Service (FSS- the Capital Markets authority) which was held in Seoul on 2 July 2013.
Published 03/07/2013 15:57:18
Edinburgh Law School would like to congratulate all of its students graduating today.
Published 28/06/2013 11:10:53
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that CITSEE Research Fellow and PhD candidate Gezim Krasniqi has been nominated for a National Student Employee of the Year Award.
Published 28/06/2013 09:12:42
A report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, co-authored by Edinburgh Law School's Professor Graeme Laurie, says that new technologies that can help people with serious disorders affecting the brain are needed, but must be used in ways that put the care and safety of patients first.
Published 24/06/2013 12:20:23
On 13-14 June 2013, the Empirical Legal Research Network (ELRN), newly reformed in 2013, in association with CREATe, the RCUK centre for copyright and new business models in the creative economy, held a researchers’ conference and empirical capacity building event at St. Leonard’s Hall, University of Edinburgh.
Published 12/06/2013 13:02:30
Eight Edinburgh law students attended the second SULCN roundtable event, this year hosted by Strathclyde University, on 7 June.
Published 31/05/2013 09:26:45
The University of Edinburgh Men's 1st VIII team won the 136th Annual University of Edinburgh vs University of Glasgow Boat Race last week.
Published 31/05/2013 09:18:02
A new report has revealed that discrepancies between EU free movement law and UK immigration legislation are having an effect on freedom of movement.
Published 28/05/2013 16:18:55
Dr Sharon Cowan was keynote speaker at a public event at the University of McGill in Montreal titled 'Radical Formations: Sex, Race, Trans'.
Published 22/05/2013 09:26:26
Stephen Thomson has been invited to speak at the international conference "Filling the Gaps: The Study of Judicial Creativity and Equity in Mixed Jurisdictions and Beyond", to be held on 27-28th May at the University of Catania, Italy.
Published 03/05/2013 17:02:08
Congratulations to this year’s Edinburgh Vis Moot team on their success in this year’s Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
Published 26/04/2013 11:10:42
The Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) Research Centre, has been awarded £4 million by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to continue its research into pressing issues such as crime rates, racial segregation, and social inequality.
Published 17/04/2013 12:13:53
Dr Elisa Morgera has been elected as member of the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL) for a period of four years. ICEL is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1969 to promote the exchange of information and facilitate increased interaction on the legal, administrative and policy aspects of environmental conservation and sustainable development. ICEL has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Published 10/04/2013 09:33:34
Last week web-magazine Citizenship in Southeast Europe (www.citsee.eu) marked its second anniversary. The web-magazine was launched on 28 March 2011 under the aegis of the “The Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia (CITSEE)“ project run by Prof Jo Shaw and funded by the European Research Council. The web magazine Citizenship in Southeast Europe is a new dissemination tool which brings the results of our basic academic research to a wider, not necessarily academic audience. The web-magazine includes studies (which are shorter versions of CITSEE working papers), stories, photo reportages, interviews, commentaries and blogs written by CITSEE researchers and fellows, or by leading scholars and intellectuals such as Zygmunt Bauman, Saskia Sassen, Tariq Ali, Jacques Rupnik, David Harvey, Allan Little, Tim Judah, Ales Debeljak or Eric Gordy.
Published 09/04/2013 09:50:30
Professor Emilios Avgouleas has been invited to speak to the 22nd Hyman Minsky conference: ‘Building a Financial Structure for a More Stable and Equitable Economy’. The conference is organised by the Levy Economics institute and the Ford Foundation and will be held in New York on 17-19 April 2013.
Published 04/04/2013 10:26:17
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that Prof Graeme Laurie, Prof Niamh Nic Shuibhne and Dr Dan Carr, all won the awards for which they were nominated at the Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA) Teaching Awards 2013 last night.
Published 03/04/2013 09:53:44
Edinburgh Law School congratulates the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) for being awarded a Certificate of Commendation at the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards, which took place at the House of Commons on Monday, 24 March. Representatives from the FLAC Student Committee were delighted to accept the Certificate in the category, Best Contribution by a Team of Students.
Published 02/04/2013 15:12:55
Dr Roya Ghafele, Lecturer in IP Law and SCRIPT Fellow will present her research on copyright licensing revenues generated in digital markets at the 21st Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference on April 4-5 2013 in New York City.
Dr Ghafele will join a high profile collection of speakers including Federal Court Judges, Members of the European Commission and General Counsel members of companies such as NBC Universal Media and Time Warner Inc, to present her paper 'Dinosaurs in the digitial age? Counting the Costs of Collecting Societies'.
Published 01/04/2013 10:58:08
Dr Anna Souhami has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to continue her research on policy making in youth justice. Through an in-depth, ethnographic study of the operation of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB), Dr Souhami’s research explores how youth justice comes to take the form it does.
Published 29/03/2013 14:39:50
Congratulations to the Edinburgh Law School team who won the postgraduate competition at the Scottish Competition Law Forum debate 2013 this week.
Published 28/03/2013 14:26:51
Two Edinburgh Law School LLM candidates were part of a University of Edinburgh delegation who won the 'Distinguished Delegation' award at last weeks National Model United Nations.
Published 15/03/2013 15:42:23
Edinburgh Law School would like to congratulate Professors Lesley McAra and Susan McVie on being awarded The Research Medal by The Howard League for Penal Reform. The Research Medal was jointly awarded this year, with Professors McAra and McVie being recognised for their work on the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime.
Published 15/03/2013 10:26:09
Edinburgh Law School was able to celebrate a particular success on 9 March 2013 by winning the ICCSN International Criminal Law Moot competition in Cambridge. Eight students from the School participated in the event: Joshua Root, Melanie Chabert, Amanda Scribante and Christopher Chan (team 1) and Usman Waheed, Harry Skinner, Jagoda Krzyzowska and Christina Kosin (team 2). They were supported in the Law School by Dr Paul Behrens, Lecturer in International Criminal Law.
Published 14/03/2013 14:11:34
Every month the podcast assembles the University’s best and brightest academics to discuss their research, debate contemporary events, and bring their expertise to bear on topical issues. This month's theme was 'Telling Tales', discussing new and old ways of collecting stories about Scotland.
Published 14/03/2013 10:47:12
Professor Christine Bell is today addressing the safeguarding of human rights at the Basque Social Forum in Support of the Peace Process. Christine Bell has been appointed a rapporteur to the Forum, which involves a range of international speakers.
Published 13/03/2013 14:52:00
Professor Sir David Edward (Chairman of the Europa Institute and Emeritus Professor of Law) gave a presentation as part of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Lecture Series at the Europa Institute on 8th March 2013.
Published 04/03/2013 12:02:08
Further to Edinburgh Law School news on 19 February, we are pleased to announce that a paper written by colleagues at the SCRIPT centre has been awarded a prize at the Lexis Nexis best paper award competition during the IRIS conference on IT law in Salzburg.
Published 01/03/2013 13:45:32
The University of Edinburgh Free Legal Advice Centre has been shortlisted for the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2013 in the category, Best Contribution by a Team of Students.
Published 01/03/2013 11:17:38
Dr Roya Ghafele, Lecturer in IP Law and SCRIPT Fellow, will be presenting her research on trading platforms for IP at the IQPC Exchange 4th Global IP Exchange in Munich on 3-5 March 2013.
Published 26/02/2013 14:16:58
Following Law School News on 20 February announcing the second International Commercial Arbitration Moot to be hosted by Edinburgh Law School, the organisers are delighted to report that the event was a resounding success.
Published 25/02/2013 14:16:13
The Scottish Centre for International Law (SCIL) has been awarded a competitive consultancy by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The consultancy aims at producing a study to evaluate the OECD’s standard-setting function and ways to improve its impact.
Published 22/02/2013 10:30:00
The latest findings from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime (ESYTC), co-directed by Prof Lesley McAra and Prof Susan McVie, reveal that pupils excluded from school at 12 are four times as likely as other children to be jailed as adults.
Published 20/02/2013 15:31:01
Edinburgh Law School will be hosting a Pre-Moot event on 23/24 February 2013 in preparation for the prestigious Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, taking place in Vienna in March 2013.
Published 20/02/2013 12:20:34
Professor Neil Walker delivered a public lecture in London on 6 February on the topic of 'A Law of Crisis or a Crisis of Law?' as part of the London School of Economics' 'Eurocrisis' series.
Published 19/02/2013 10:17:10
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to congratulate Professor Andrew Scott on his recent appointment as expert advisor to the Scottish Government on engagement with the European Union.
Published 19/02/2013 10:07:34
A paper co-authored by members of the SCRIPT centre as part of their role in the CREATE network has been shortlisted for the LexisNexis Best Paper Award at the International Conference on IT law IRIS, which will take place from the 21st to 23nd of February in Salzburg.
Published 12/02/2013 08:47:30
Professor Emilios Avgouleas was invited to chair a well-attended workshop on sustainable banking at the UCL Centre of Law and Ethics, Faculty of Law on 6 February 2013. Emilios provided comment on a stimulating presentation on sustainable banking by Prof. Roger McCormick of the LSE and stressed the multi-dimensional and multifaceted essence of sustainable banking.
Published 08/02/2013 15:21:02
Edinburgh Law School is pleased to announce that it is now offering an LLM in International Commercial Law and Practice by online distance learning starting in September 2013.
Published 08/02/2013 11:28:06
The University of Edinburgh held a workshop on the 7th of January 2013 on the future of the media in Scotland. The workshop considered the issues that arise from operating media in a devolved country, as well as possible consequences for the media should Scotland vote in favour of independence in the upcoming referendum in 2014. The workshop brought together academics, students, policy makers and politicians.
Published 05/02/2013 11:20:34
There are only a few weeks remaining for those wishing to submit a poster for the inaugural Researching the Future early career researchers poster competition.
Published 30/01/2013 12:47:32
Dr Roya Ghafele, Lecturer in IP Law and member of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP Law, has been selected to Co-Chair the European Commission's Expert Committee on IP valuation. The Committee will meet several times over the next year to discuss issues concerning IP valuation and advise the Commission on Policy Steps needed to establish secondary markets for IP.
Published 25/01/2013 13:57:42
Dr Elisa Morgera has been invited by the University of Eastern Finland to participate in a knowledge-exchange event on “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) in Multilateral Environmental Negotiations: From Global to Local” with the European Forest Institute in Joensuu. Dr Morgera will present her research on the interactions between the international climate change regime and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Published 24/01/2013 13:41:09
Professor Emilios Avgouleas gave a presentation at the high profile 'My Word is My Bond: Regulating for Integrity in the City, conference held in the City of London on 15 January, to discuss the after-math of the Libor scandal and its consequences for the banking sector.
Published 22/01/2013 10:10:45
David Cabrelli's research was referred to in the decision of the United Kingdom Supreme Court in the case of Geys v Société Générale London Branch  UKSC 63;  2 W.L.R. 50 at the end of December 2012.
Published 21/01/2013 11:43:47
Ms Sandra Eden has been invited to participate in the Scottish Government's Tax Consultation Forum, a small strategic group established by John Swinney, MSP, to advise on how the tax powers endowed to the Scottish Parliament under the Scotland Act 2012 can best be used.
Published 15/01/2013 10:10:29
Professor Christine Bell is today addressing the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Geneva, on the participation of women in peace negotiations and constitution-making processes.
Published 14/01/2013 11:47:12
Dr Anna Souhami has been invited by the Ministry of Justice to give evidence to a Review of the Youth Justice Board of England and Wales (YJB). The Review follows the Coalition Government’s programme of reform of the public bodies sector across England and Wales following the Public Bodies Act 2011 and aims to investigate whether the YJB should continue to carry out its current functions.
Published 10/01/2013 10:04:24
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce the 20th Brodies Environmental Law Lecture Series. The prestigious Lecture Series commenced in 1993. The Law School is grateful to Brodies LLP for their continuing support for the Lecture Series, which offers an invaluable forum for the discussion of key developments in environmental law. Over the past twenty years the series has featured an array of distinguished speakers, covering a range of environmental issues and the 20th series is promising to be just as exciting.
Published 09/01/2013 11:39:45
As part of the European Parliament Office in the UK's 40 years of the UK in the EU celebrations, Professor Jo Shaw has produced a paper on '40 years of Scotland in the EU'.
Published 08/01/2013 09:49:21
Following the conclusion of the second edition of the LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law, several of our graduates are already working in a variety of institutions specialising in environmental law.