• Edinburgh Law School colleagues receive New Year Honours

    Published 06/01/2014 14:58
    Two Edinburgh Law School colleagues have recognised in this year's New Year Honours List.

  • Report on Scottish Stop and Search rate by PhD candidate Kath Murray sparks debate

    Published 17/01/2014 16:20
    A new research report showing that people in Scotland have been four times more likely to be stopped and searched by police than those living south of the border has sparked public debate on the use the tactic.

  • LLM students to participate in high-profile WTO Moot Court Competition

    Published 21/01/2014 15:05
    Four Edinburgh Law School LLM students will be participating in the 12th edition of the European Law Students Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organization (WTO) Law.

  • Prof Jo Shaw’s work informs the Scottish Referendum on Independence debate

    Published 30/01/2014 14:46
    A recent paper, Scotland Analysis: Borders and citizenship produced by the Home Office to help inform the debate on the forthcoming Scottish Referendum on Independence, has cited work written by Prof Jo Shaw.

  • Prof Jo Shaw discusses EU migration on the Big Idea Podcast

    Published 31/01/2014 11:38
    Prof Jo Shaw has featured on this month’s Big Idea Podcast to discuss the recent relaxation of restrictions for Romanians and Bulgarians to live and work in the UK.

  • Varieties of Citizenship in South East Europe

    Published 05/02/2014 09:50
    To mark the 5th birthday of CITSEE, a special film screening event will be held showcasing the diverse and exciting research the project has done over the past 5 years.

  • Edinburgh Law School partners first European bank for induced pluripotent stem cells

    Published 05/02/2014 09:56
    Members of the J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law, based at Edinburgh Law School, have joined a consortium of 26 partners, including small and medium-sized enterprises, several pharmaceutical companies, and other academic institutions in a public private partnership supported by the European Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI).

  • Consultation response urges caution on use of cameras and live-text based communications in Scottish Courts

    Published 07/02/2014 12:00
    Which Scottish Sheriff is most likely to get a breakthrough in Hollywood? If some members of the legal profession have raised their hopes high, they may have to wait a bit longer.

  • Alumnus, James Wolffe QC elected Dean of the Faculty of Advocates

    Published 11/02/2014 11:34
    Edinburgh Law School graduate Mr James Wolffe QC, was elected as the new Dean of the Faculty of Advocates in the Faculty's first ever online election.

  • Sharon Cowan makes the Pink Scotland List

    Published 17/02/2014 10:36
    Dr Sharon Cowan, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Medical Jurisprudence, was listed in 'The Pink Scotland List: Pride of the Nation' in this week's Scotland on Sunday.

  • Professor Graeme Laurie awarded £1 million research grant from Wellcome Trust

    Published 19/02/2014 14:22
    Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that Professor Graeme Laurie, Chair of Medical Jurisprudence and Founding Director of the Mason Institute, has been awarded a £1 million five-year research grant from the Wellcome Trust as part of its Senior Investigator Award Scheme in Medical Humanities.

  • Professor Emilios Avgouleas profiled in Greece's leading Sunday newspaper supplement

    Published 25/02/2014 14:44
    Professor Emilios Avgouleas was profiled by the magazine (Kapa) of the leading and oldest Greek newspaper Kathimerini on Sunday.

  • Professor Susan McVie elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Published 05/03/2014 16:24
    Professor Susan McVie, Professor of Quantitative Criminology, has been elected as one of 53 distinguished new Fellows to the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh.

  • Dr Morgera invited to draft international guidelines on responsible agricultural investment

    Published 18/03/2014 10:49
    Dr Elisa Morgera has been invited to draft international guidelines on responsible agricultural investment for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

  • Edinburgh Victory in National Mooting Competition

    Published 26/03/2014 13:26
    Congratulations to fourth year students Eilidh Marnoch and Amy Pairman on their victory in the Sir Alexander Stone Mooting Competition.

  • Emilios Avgouleas speaks at a High Level Workshop on Banking Reform in the UK

    Published 03/04/2014 15:29
    Prof Avgouleas spoke at the high level workshop 'Next steps for Banking Reform - Competition, and Stability' on 1st April.

  • LLM student success at Scottish Competition Law Forum Debating Competition

    Published 04/04/2014 11:08
    Four LLM students successfully competed at the Scottish Competition Law Forum Debating Competition on Thursday 27th March.

  • Judith Rauhofer discusses the future of the EU data protection reform at event in Berlin

    Published 10/04/2014 12:41
    Judith Rauhofer spoke at an event "EU Data Protection Reform - Do we need a Plan B?" that took place 31 March 2014 at the European Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection in Berlin.

  • BENELEX project launched

    Published 14/04/2014 10:50
    The BENELEX project ("Benefit-sharing for an equitable transition to the green economy - the role of law") held a launch event on the sidelines of the third meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity (Pyeongchang, Korea) on 24-28 February 2014.

  • Edinburgh Law School's Legal Historians take up prestigious visiting scholar positions

    Published 15/04/2014 16:26
    Two members of the Law School's Centre for Legal History will be visiting scholars at prestigious international institutions over the coming months.

  • LLM students visit The Hague for International Court of Justice decision on Whaling in the Antarctic

    Published 16/04/2014 11:59
    On Monday 31 March 2014, current LLM students from the University of Edinburgh Law School visited The Hague to hear the International Court of Justice’s decision on Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening). While there, the sixteen students (spread across the Global Environmental and Climate Change and International Law Programmes and hailing from twelve different countries) had the chance to meet privately with Judges Greenwood and Sebutine and enjoy dinner with several Edinburgh Law School alumni.

  • Dr Sharon Cowan speaks to European Court of Human Rights about rape and asylum project

    Published 24/04/2014 09:28
    Dr Sharon Cowan travelled to Strasbourg earlier this month to talk to the European Court of Human Rights about the Nuffield Foundation funded project on rape and asylum, that she recently completed with colleagues Ms Helen Baillot (independent researcher) and Professor Vanessa Munro (University of Nottingham).

  • Law School research gets glowing quote in the Financial Times

    Published 01/05/2014 15:58
    Professor Emilios Avgouleas recent paper ‘Excessive Leverage and Bankers’ Pay: Governance and Financial Stability Costs of a Symbiotic Relationship’ was held as paradigm shifting scholarship about the principal causes of bank failures in a recent article in the Financial Times (The ‘Tale of Two Banks’) penned by Martin Arnold, the FT’s business editor.

  • Edinburgh Law School to host Scottish University Law Clinic Network Round Table Event

    Published 13/05/2014 12:24
    Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that it will be hosting the 2014 Scottish University Law Clinic Network (SULCN) Round Table Event on 4th June.

  • Biodiversity Convention head Braulio Dias to speak in Edinburgh

    Published 13/05/2014 15:22
    On 10 June 2014, Dr Braulio Dias (Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity) will speak at the University of Edinburgh on the evolution of the international biodiversity regime.

  • Dr Remus Valsan's doctoral dissertation wins 2012-2013 Comparative Law Competition

    Published 23/05/2014 13:09
    Dr Remus Valsan's doctoral dissertation entitled 'Understanding Fiduciary Duties: Conflict of Interest and Proper Exercise of Judgment in Private Law' won the 2012-2013 Comparative Law Competition organised by the Quebec Society for Comparative Law.

  • New Directorship to lead Edinburgh Centre for Professional Legal Studies on its next phase

    Published 01/06/2014 14:26
    Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that Rebecca MacKenzie and Kerry Trewern have been appointed as the new Director and Deputy Director for the Edinburgh Centre for Professional Legal Studies.

  • Andrew Farrer quizzes the public's Euro knowledge

    Published 11/06/2014 16:27
    Andrew Farrer was recently asked by the Edinburgh Evening News to develop a quiz testing the public's knowledge of the EU and all things European.

  • Law School Mooting Society visits the UK Supreme Court and Privy Council

    Published 13/06/2014 11:55
    The Law School's Mooting Society visited the United Kingdom Supreme Court and Privy Council on 20 May this year.

  • Diploma students assist at the proof for winning case of ELS alumnus

    Published 13/06/2014 14:43
    A case for unlawful discrimination again G1 Group was won yesterday on behalf of Edinburgh Law School Alumnus, Nathan Gale and his partner Robert.

  • Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law lecture with Deputy First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon furthers #indyref debate

    Published 17/06/2014 10:10
    A keynote lecture given yesterday by the Deputy First Minister for Scotland at the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law, has furthered the debate about Scotland's future following the referendum on 18 September.

  • LLM student wins Colin Donald Award for Environmental Law 2014

    Published 25/06/2014 11:30
    Michaela Schwedeler, a current student on the LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law, has won this year’s prestigious Colin Donald Award for Environmental Law 2014 which is offered by the National Trust for Scotland in partnership with the University of Glasgow.

  • Edinburgh Law School at the Festivals

    Published 11/07/2014 10:13
    More Law School staff than ever will be taking part in this year's Edinburgh Festivals.

  • Academics at Edinburgh join open letter to Parliament criticising proposed Regulation of Internet communication data

    Published 16/07/2014 12:02
    Prof Burkhard Schafer is one of a group of senior academics who have written an open letter to Parliament urging them not to vote for the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill ('DRIP').

  • Another fruitful year of collaboration between the Law School and GESA

    Published 30/07/2014 11:45
    Law School staff and students have continued to contribute in a variety of ways to the work of Global Environment and Society Academy (GESA) of the University of Edinburgh.

  • Prof Hector MacQueen reappointed to the Scottish Law Commission

    Published 07/08/2014 10:54
    It was announced on Tuesday by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice that Edinburgh Law School's Professor Hector MacQueen has been reappointed as a Commissioner to the Scottish Law Commission.

  • Dr Anna Souhami to advise on English and Welsh youth justice reform

    Published 27/08/2014 12:42
    Dr Anna Souhami has been invited by the Ministry of Justice to advise on structural reform of the youth justice system in England and Wales.

  • Professor Jo Shaw receives Chancellor's Award for Research

    Published 10/09/2014 10:24
    Edinburgh Law School congratulates Prof Jo Shaw on receiving the Chancellor's Award for Research.

  • Experts on Diplomatic Law Meet at Edinburgh Law School

    Published 18/09/2014 09:55
    From 3rd to 5th September 2014, Edinburgh Law School and the Scottish Centre for International Law hosted a conference to mark 50 years of the entry into force of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR).

  • Prof Emilios Avgouleas gives important presentation at the 3rd Annual Finance Conference at the Bank of England

    Published 18/09/2014 10:32
    Professor Emilios Avgouleas was invited to present lessons from his Columbia paper (with J. Cullen) on excessive leverage and bank governance costs to the UK's overheated housing markets in the 3rd Annual Finance conference on the Future of Housing Finance, which took place on Friday 12 September at the Bank of England.

  • Edinburgh Law School Academics Speak to International Press about Scottish Referendum for Independence

    Published 18/09/2014 11:36
    Edinburgh Law School has remained at the heart of the academic discussions regarding the Scottish Referendum for Independence, speaking to the International Press ahead of the vote on Thursday.

  • 2014 Global Environment LLM students obtain international placements

    Published 24/09/2014 15:24
    Following the conclusion of the fourth edition of the LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law, several of our students have already secured internships in inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations specialising in environmental law.

  • Dr Anna Souhami shortlisted for College of Humanities and Social Sciences Staff Recognition Award

    Published 30/09/2014 09:39
    Dr Anna Souhami has been shortlisted for a College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Staff Recognition Awards, which have been established to honour outstanding contributions by staff employed within CHSS.

  • Dr Anna Souhami honoured for teaching quality enhancement

    Published 06/10/2014 14:31
    Dr Anna Souhami, has been honoured at the inaugural College of Humanities and Social Science Recognition Awards on Friday.

  • Dr Paul Behrens addresses Russell Tribunal on Palestine

    Published 07/10/2014 12:42
    On 24 September 2014, Dr Paul Behrens gave a presentation to the Russell Tribunal on Palestine on the legal elements of genocide.

  • Dr Morgera Speaks to Nature magazine about Nagoya Protocol

    Published 14/10/2014 14:33
    Dr Elisa Morgera, Senior Lecturer in Global Environmental Law, has been invited to share her views on the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing and its implications for the research community with Nature - the highly regarded international weekly magazine of science.

  • Edinburgh Law School at the ESRC Festival of Social Science

    Published 28/10/2014 11:36
    This year's ESRC Festival of Social Science runs from 1 - 8 November and Edinburgh Law School is once again taking part with various events over the week.

  • Dr James Harrison runs a training session at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)

    Published 06/11/2014 15:47
    Dr James Harrison recently visited Hamburg to run a two-day training session at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), an international court established by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

  • Dr Morgera Contributes to UNEP Course on Environmental Treaties

    Published 18/11/2014 16:14
    Dr Elisa Morgera was invited to contribute to the eleventh edition of the high-profile course on multilateral environmental agreements, international environmental law-making and diplomacy organised by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the University of Eastern Finland.

  • Edinburgh Law School influences discussions on the growth and shape of Asian Financial Sector

    Published 20/11/2014 16:21
    A high level Korean diplomatic mission visited on their request Prof Emilios Avgouleas on Wednesday 19 November 2014 to discuss lessons that Seoul could draw from Edinburgh in its efforts to develop as a major financial centre.

  • Dr Arianna Andreangeli to give evidence to Scottish Parliament's European and external affairs committee

    Published 21/11/2014 10:57
    Dr Arianna Andreangeli has been invited to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament's European and external affairs committee on the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on Scotland on 27th November.

  • Prof Laura Macgregor delivers inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor at the University of Nijmegen

    Published 24/11/2014 13:10
    On 14 November Laura Macgregor delivered her inaugural lecture as part of her post as Visiting Professor in International Commercial Law at the University of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.

  • Finance Law Giants Join Edinburgh Law School as Visiting Teaching Staff

    Published 25/11/2014 14:21
    The Law School is delighted to announce that two distinguished practitioners will be joining the School as elected Visiting Professors who will provide important teaching for our Commercial Law LLM programmes and supervise students taking the LLM in International Banking Law and Finance.

  • Success for LLM graduates

    Published 25/11/2014 16:12
    Edinburgh Law School’s LLM graduates have been making their mark on the international job market.

  • SCRIPT Centre Director to address Washington committee

    Published 02/12/2014 12:28
    Professor Burkhard Schafer, Professor of Computational Legal Theory and Director of the SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP, is to address the Technology and Economic Development committee of the Washington House of Representatives during its work session on Thursday 4 December.

  • Global Environment and Climate Change Law LLM programme strengthens alumni network

    Published 04/12/2014 11:59
    Dr. Apolline Roger, acting director of the LLM programme in Global Environment and Climate Change Law for 2013-2014, organised a "Meet Your Alumni" event immediately prior to the 2014 Graduation Ceremony on 25th November.

  • Judith Rauhofer discusses online privacy protection strategies with BBC Scotland

    Published 08/12/2014 12:06
    Judith Rauhofer, Lecturer in IT Law, was interviewed by the Good Morning Scotland programme on BBC Scotland Radio last week.

  • Global Environment LLM student awarded 2014 T.B. Smith Prize for the Most Distinguished Scholar

    Published 09/12/2014 10:18
    Edinburgh Law School has awarded the prestigious T.B. Smith Prize to Miranda Geelhoed, a student on the 2014 Global Environment and Climate Change Law LLM programm.

  • Edinburgh Law School joins global and national economic debates

    Published 15/12/2014 14:22
    Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in International Banking Law and Finance, has been participating in global and national economic debates in the UK and further afield.

  • REF 2014 confirms Edinburgh Law School’s excellence in research

    Published 18/12/2014 00:01

    Edinburgh Law School has been ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for the breadth and quality of its research, based on the REF 2014 results released on 18 December.

  • Campaign launches fresh ambition for Edinburgh Law School

    Published 22/12/2014 12:38
    A campaign designed to strengthen further Edinburgh Law School's world-leading reputation has officially launched, marking the beginning of an exciting year ahead for the School.