• David Johnston QC is appointed to Scottish Law Commission

    Published 07/01/2015 09:31
    Law School Honorary Professor David Johnston QC has been appointed Commissioner of the Scottish Law Commission.

  • Professor Tierney appointed Legal Adviser to House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution

    Published 09/01/2015 08:32

    Stephen Tierney, Professor of Constitutional Theory at Edinburgh Law School and Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law, has been appointed Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution.

  • SCRIPT Centre director discusses the law of AI on Radio 4

    Published 12/01/2015 10:03
    Professor Burkhard Schafer, Director of Edinburgh Law School’s SCRIPT Centre for IT and IP, has taken part on BBC Radio 4’s Unreliable Evidence as an expert guest discussing the law of artificial intelligence.

  • Law students to brush up on interview skills for Innovative Learning Week

    Published 14/01/2015 16:32
    Edinburgh Law School students will have the chance to practise their interview skills with representatives from leading law firms, as part of the School’s programme of events for Innovative Learning Week.

  • Mason Institute presents evidence to Parliamentary Committee on assisted suicide

    Published 22/01/2015 16:19
    Research being conducted at Edinburgh Law School’s Mason Institute is making a contribution to Scottish Government policy on assisted suicide.

  • Professor Avgouleas speaks at the Bi-annual Basel Committee Conference on Banking Regulation

    Published 28/01/2015 10:30
    Professor Emilios Avgouleas was invited to speak at the biannual conference of the Basel Committee on Banking regulation (the standard setter for the global banking industry), which took place at the Bank of International Settlements on 22nd to 23rd January 2015.

  • New Nuffield Council Bioethics report draws from Mason Institute research

    Published 05/02/2015 11:22
    A new report on bioethics, published by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on 3rd February, has drawn heavily on work carried out by the Mason Institute and its researchers.

  • BENELEX researchers invited to join Global Specialist Group on Access and Benefit-sharing

    Published 06/02/2015 15:38
    BENELEX principal investigator Elisa Morgera and BENELEX researcher Elsa Tsioumani have been invited to join a newly established Global Specialist Group on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) and Related Issues.

  • Professor Emilios Avgouleas leads internal Bank of England seminar

    Published 12/02/2015 12:27
    Professor Emilios Avgouleas has led a high level internal Bank of England seminar on bank resolution, following invitation by the Bank’s Director of Financial Stability. The seminar took place on Wednesday 11 February.

  • Law School lecturer awarded prestigious Tytus Fellowship

    Published 16/02/2015 09:32
    Dr Paul du Plessis, Senior Lecturer in Civil Law and Legal History, has been awarded a Tytus Fellowship by the Department of Classics of the University of Cincinnati.

  • Scholarship win helps law student pursue Japanese dream

    Published 17/02/2015 12:48
    Third-year Edinburgh Law School undergraduate Caroline Marshall has won a prestigious scholarship to visit Japan to study the country’s language and culture.

  • Law School lecturer on Foreign Office tour of Taiwan

    Published 23/02/2015 11:13
    Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, has led a delegation of diplomats and legal scholars on a ‘Climate Outreach Roadshow' of Taiwan’s major cities.

  • Success for Edinburgh team at leading IT law conference

    Published 24/02/2015 19:01
    A paper written by a team of CREATE PhD students and early career researchers under the supervision of Professor Burkhard Schafer has been nominated as one of the “top ten” papers at this year’s IRIS conference.

  • Top 3 place for Edinburgh team at IT law conference

    Published 27/02/2015 15:14
    A paper written by a team of CREATE PhD students and early career researchers under the supervision of Professor Burkhard Schafer has won third place at this year’s IRIS conference.

  • Dr Anna Souhami leads Youth Justice Board in discussions about its future

    Published 02/03/2015 09:36
    Dr Anna Souhami, Lecturer in Criminology, has led an extended workshop at a meeting of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB) to explore options for its future role and direction.

  • Students compete in 4th Edinburgh International Willem Vis Pre-Moot

    Published 10/03/2015 14:51
    Student teams from Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, France and Scotland had the opportunity to compete in the fourth Edinburgh International Willem Vis Pre-Moot, held on 28th February and 1st of March.

  • Edinburgh climbs THE World Reputation Rankings

    Published 13/03/2015 14:33
    The University of Edinburgh has climbed 17 places to reach 29th position in the THE World Reputation Rankings 2015.

  • Students take part in Eurozone masterclass

    Published 18/03/2015 16:08
    Law and Business School students had a unique opportunity to get involved in a masterclass on monetary and financial policy in the Eurozone with leading experts on the topic.

  • Dr Campbell opens the Serious and Organised Crime Exchange

    Published 20/03/2015 14:11
    Dr Liz Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Evidence, has given the opening paper at the inaugural Serious and Organised Crime Exchange 2015 (SOCEX2015).

  • Dr Cavaliere shares media law expertise at Albanian government workshop

    Published 23/03/2015 15:57
    Dr Paolo Cavaliere, Lecturer in Digital Media and IT Law, has been invited by the Council of Europe to deliver a keynote speech at an Albanian government workshop on the topic of ‘Digital Communication: Maximising the Use of Spectrum’.

  • Global environmental law practitioners share insights with LLM students

    Published 24/03/2015 10:13
    Students on the LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law have been participating in a series of expert seminars led by international and European environmental law practitioners.

  • New completion date for Old College refurbishment

    Published 24/03/2015 12:38
    The Law School's refurbished Old College home is to be ready two years earlier than first anticipated. 

  • Global Justice Academy awarded £4.4m DFID grant

    Published 30/03/2015 13:45
    The University’s Global Justice Academy has been awarded a multi-million pound research programme award to explore how countries affected by conflict can successfully and peacefully rebuild their societies.

  • Dr Morgera appointed Adjunct Professor at University of Eastern Finland

    Published 30/03/2015 14:59
    Dr Elisa Morgera, Senior Lecturer in Global Environmental Law, has been appointed Adjunct Professor of International and EU Environmental Law at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), in Joensuu, Finland.

  • Law School lecturers shortlisted for Teaching Awards

    Published 06/04/2015 10:17
    Teaching staff from Edinburgh Law School have been shortlisted for this year’s EUSA Teaching Awards.

  • PG students lead conference on the European Social Model

    Published 27/04/2015 11:20
    PG law students from Edinburgh and the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Germany have joined forces to evaluate the state of the European social model and the field of European Labour Law after the Eurozone debt crisis at a student-led conference held at Edinburgh Law School.

  • Dr Lynne Copson wins Best Feedback Award

    Published 27/04/2015 13:00
    Edinburgh Law School’s Dr Lynne Copson has won Best Feedback Award in the EUSA Teaching Awards 2015.

  • LLM students join dynamic research events to enhance learning

    Published 29/04/2015 12:05
    Students on this year’s LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change programme have been getting involved with a range of research events.

  • Edinburgh Law School joins world’s top 30

    Published 29/04/2015 14:19
    Edinburgh has been ranked as one of the world’s top 30 law schools in the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • IT Law lecturer appointed Managing Editor of new journal

    Published 01/05/2015 11:04
    Judith Rauhofer, Lecturer in IT Law, has been appointed Managing Editor of the new academic journal European Data Protection Law Review.

  • Law School to host transport law conference

    Published 08/05/2015 12:44
    The Law School and the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law are to host a two-day interdisciplinary conference on transport law and logistics.

  • Applications to close for 2015 entry to LLM Human Rights

    Published 11/05/2015 15:20
    Due to popular demand, Edinburgh Law School is to close applications for 2015 entry to LLM in Human Rights at midnight on 14th May.

  • Edinburgh law graduates secure Westminster seats

    Published 13/05/2015 10:08
    A number of Edinburgh Law School graduates have been elected MPs at Westminster following the UK’s general election.

  • LLM students go behind the scenes at the International Maritime Organization

    Published 15/05/2015 13:13
    A group of LLM students have been given exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into two international marine organisations, thanks to a recent trip to London.

  • Dr Elisa Morgera shares research findings with European law firms

    Published 25/05/2015 09:39
    Dr Elisa Morgera, Senior Lecturer in Global Environment Law, has been invited to share her latest research with European environmental lawyers at a knowledge-exchange seminar in Stockholm.

  • Law School awarded global legal consultancy on marine biodiversity in the deep seas

    Published 25/05/2015 10:37
    Dr Elisa Morgera, Senior Lecturer in Global Environmental Law and Dr James Harrison, Lecturer in International Law, have been awarded a global legal consultancy to provide guidance for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

  • Guardian ranks Edinburgh 9th for Law

    Published 26/05/2015 09:38
    The University of Edinburgh has been ranked 9th in the UK for law in the 2016 Guardian University Guide, published this week.

  • Professor Avgouleas speaks to Brussels Global Law Week audiences

    Published 28/05/2015 10:34
    Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Chair of International Banking Law and Finance, has been speaking to audiences at Brussels Global Law Week on the topic of financial innovation and global governance.

  • Student team takes on space law moot challenge

    Published 02/06/2015 11:25
    Two Law School students are travelling to Belgrade this week to take part in the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Competition.

  • Edinburgh law graduate appointed Advocate General for Scotland

    Published 02/06/2015 12:15
    Edinburgh Law School alumnus Richard Keen QC has been appointed Advocate General for Scotland.

  • Criminology graduate launches debut book in Edinburgh

    Published 05/06/2015 13:49
    Edinburgh Law School alumnus Jarrett Blaustein has returned to Edinburgh to launch his debut book Speaking Truths to Power: Policy Ethnography and Police Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina (OUP).

  • LLM student selected to present at Universitas 21 conference

    Published 05/06/2015 14:54
    Law postgraduate Laura Keogh has been selected as one of three Edinburgh students to present at the Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference.

  • Edinburgh Student Law Review launches annual edition

    Published 08/06/2015 14:04
    The Edinburgh Student Law Review (ESLR) has recently celebrated the launch of its annual main edition, as well as a special edition consisting of papers from the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2014.

  • New European affairs blog to be launched

    Published 09/06/2015 10:14
    The University of Edinburgh and the Europa Institute are to launch a new online platform for the commentary and analysis of European affairs.

  • Find out about masters study at Postgraduate Open Day

    Published 09/06/2015 14:11
    The University’s Postgraduate Open Day is to take place on Wednesday 18th November. The Law School will host a session at this event from 12pm until 3pm.

  • Edinburgh team crowned Best Newcomers in space mooting challenge

    Published 10/06/2015 16:33
    A student team from Edinburgh Law School has been awarded Best Newcomers in the European round of the Manfred Lachs Space Moot Competition in Belgrade.

  • Former PhD student wins BSC Brian Williams Prize

    Published 12/06/2015 16:11
    A former Edinburgh Law School PhD student has been awarded the British Society of Criminology’s Brian Williams Prize.

  • Law School academics present to finance industry

    Published 17/06/2015 09:06
    Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Chair of International Banking Law and Finance, and Dr Parker Hood, Commercial Law lecturer, have been presenting on the new governance regime for financial products at an EY Global Financial Services Institute event.

  • Lord President Cooper Memorial Prize Scholarship winner named

    Published 19/06/2015 12:45
    Zachary Korman has been awarded the Law School’s 2015 Lord President Cooper Memorial Prize Scholarship, in the prize’s 50th anniversary year.

  • LLM student to present at Queensland conference

    Published 23/06/2015 10:07
    A student on the LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law has been selected to present at the Annual Conference of the Australian Coral Reef Society in Queensland, Australia.

  • Honorary degree for Professor Martin Loughlin

    Published 29/06/2015 11:27
    Edinburgh Law School is to confer an honorary doctorate upon Martin Loughlin, Professor of Public Law at London School of Economics.

  • Professor Morgera Awarded Consultancy by the UN Biodiversity Convention

    Published 01/07/2015 14:45
    Elisa Morgera, Professor of Global Environment Law, has been awarded an international consultancy by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

  • New Law School Personal Chairs

    Published 06/07/2015 14:51
    Law School staff have been recognised in the University's latest round of professorial appointments.

  • Dr Fontanelli acts as amicus curiae in European human rights case

    Published 08/07/2015 10:00
    International Economic Law Lecturer, Dr Filippo Fontanelli, with colleagues from the University of Surrey, has intervened as amicus curiae before the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case Khoroshenko v the Russian Federation.

  • Professor Avgouleas discusses Greek debt on BBC radio

    Published 08/07/2015 10:57
    Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in International Banking Law and Finance, has been discussing the Greek debt crisis on BBC Radio.

  • Updated: New closing date for 2015 entry to on-campus commercial law LLMs

    Published 14/07/2015 11:57

    Due to popular demand, Edinburgh Law School is to close its applications for 2015 entry to the on-campus LLM in Commercial Law, LLM in Corporate Law and LLM in International Banking Law on 15th July at midnight.

  • Law and GeoSciences to partner on Blue Skies research project

    Published 20/07/2015 16:52
    Professor Elisa Morgera (Law) and Dr Meriwether Wilson (Geosciences) have been awarded a Blue Skies research grant by the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme. 

  • Professor Bell appointed British Academy Fellow

    Published 22/07/2015 10:33
    Christine Bell, Professor of Constitutional Law at Edinburgh Law School, has been made a Fellow of the British Academy.

  • New scholarships to help students attend IAB 2016

    Published 22/07/2015 12:12
    The Mason Institute has announced a new scholarship for postgraduate students interested in attending the 13th World Congress of the International Association of Bioethics (IAB 2016).

  • Law School Awarded consultancy from the EC

    Published 27/07/2015 16:35
    Elisa Morgera, Professor of Global Environment Law, and Miranda Geelhoed, a 2014 graduate in the LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law, have been awarded a consultancy from the European Commission to support the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing in the European Union (EU).

  • Diploma students win prizes

    Published 29/07/2015 14:23
    This year's Diploma prize winners have been announced.

  • Law School academics tell Fringe audiences to Hug a Thug

    Published 03/08/2015 14:46
    The Law School's Professor Lesley McAra and Professor Susan McVie are to present a show in this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • Dr Kennedy to present at the University of Oslo

    Published 05/08/2015 10:17
    Dr Chloë Kennedy, Lecturer in Criminal Law, has been invited to speak at the University of Oslo's Department of Criminology and Sociology.

  • Dr Ruiz Abou-Nigm to present at Course on International Law

    Published 06/08/2015 17:28
    Dr Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm has been invited by the Organisation of American States (OAS) to lecture on ‘Forum Non Conveniens’ at the XLII Course on International Law.

  • Honorary degree for Jesse Jackson

    Published 13/08/2015 16:24
    Civil Rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

  • Last chance to register for Freight Forwarding conference

    Published 25/08/2015 09:37
    Academics or practitioners working in transport law and freight forwarding have until 28th August to register for the Law School's Current Issues in Freight Forwarding conference.

  • Sir Bob Hepple 1934-2015

    Published 27/08/2015 12:25
    Law world bids farewell to famed human rights lawyer and former University of Edinburgh external examiner Sir Bob Hepple

  • Professor John W Cairns joins anti-human trafficking initiative

    Published 09/09/2015 09:55
    "Tumbling Lassie" Committee established to raise awareness of Scotland's history of slavery

  • Edinburgh Law School welcomes international delegates for Freight Forwarding conference

    Published 09/09/2015 12:57
    On 3rd and 4th of September 2015 Edinburgh Law School and the Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law hosted an interdisciplinary conference organised by Dr Simone Lamont-Black and Dr Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm drawing together renowned academics, practitioners and stakeholders in transport law and logistics.

  • Political Settlements PhD Scholarship announced

    Published 10/09/2015 09:43
    Edinburgh Law School and Global Justice Academy are delighted to announce that applicants are being sought for a fully funded PhD studentship. 

  • Eminent Streetlaw Professor delivers workshop to Law School students

    Published 14/09/2015 12:37

    The University of Edinburgh’s Edinburgh Centre for Professional Legal Studies hosted a day long Streetlaw workshop for Law students from Edinburgh Law School, Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday 10 September. 

  • Law School honours its high-achieving students

    Published 16/09/2015 11:24
    More than 35 students have been recognised in the Law School's annual prizegiving ceremony held during this year's Welcome Week.

  • Professor Avgouleas appointed to a key body of the European Banking Authority

    Published 17/09/2015 15:55
    Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Edinburgh Law School's Chair of International Banking Law and Finance, has been appointed to the European Banking Authority's Banking Stakeholder Group in the special ‘Top-Ranking Academics’ section.

  • AHRC funding success for Dr Liz Campbell

    Published 22/09/2015 11:36
    The University of Edinburgh's Dr Liz Campbell and Dr Nicholas Lord from the University of Manchester have been awarded an AHRC research networking grant. 

  • Round-table discussion on the Future of International Private Law in Scotland

    Published 23/09/2015 13:19

    Edinburgh Law School is delighted to be hosting a special round-table discussion to discuss the future of International Private Law in Scotland 


  • Edinburgh Legal Walk seeks participants to raise money for the Access to Justice Foundation

    Published 30/09/2015 12:28
    The Edinburgh Legal Walk is an 8km after-work walk around the sights of Edinburgh to raise funds to enable local legal advice charities to help vulnerable people in need of advice.

  • Ewan Cameron Bursary recipient presents at conference in Queensland, Australia

    Published 05/10/2015 13:10
    Robbie Clews, a student on the LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law, has been presenting his work at the Annual Conference of the Australian Coral Reef Society, held on Daydream Island in Queensland, Australia.

  • Mason Institute awarded for outstanding team effort

    Published 05/10/2015 15:52
    The Mason Institute's Executive Committee has been named Most Outstanding Team in this year's Humanities and Social Sciences College Recognition Awards.

  • Madeleine Rees to deliver Chrystal Macmillan Lecture

    Published 08/10/2015 09:53
    The University of Edinburgh is to host a talk by Madeleine Rees, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom on 26th November.

  • Law School’s Annalisa Savaresi to chair panel discussion in Brussels

    Published 08/10/2015 10:50
    On Tuesday 13 October, Dr Annalisa Savaresi will be chairing a panel discussion entitled “Towards Paris 2015: How can the forest sector contribute?” at the International Press Centre, Brussels.

  • Dr Kasey McCall-Smith speaks to the Scottish Parliament

    Published 13/10/2015 13:24
    Edinburgh Law School’s Dr Kasey McCall-Smith has been invited to speak at the Scottish Parliament on “UN Human Rights Implementation in Scotland”.

  • Research from Edinburgh Law School informs United Nations peace report

    Published 14/10/2015 12:03
    United Nations' efforts to include women in peace negotiations have had limited success, Global Justice Academy research shows.

  • Dr Tobias Lock releases a new book on the European Court of Justice

    Published 19/10/2015 11:34
    Edinburgh Law School’s EU Law lecturer Dr Tobias Lock has a new publication released through Oxford University Press.

  • Professor McAra appointed Assistant Principal

    Published 21/10/2015 10:33
    Professor Lesley McAra, Chair of Penology, has been made Assistant Principal Community Relations.

  • Class of 1955 reunite at Old College for 60th anniversary celebration

    Published 27/10/2015 11:16
    Alumni from the 1950s returned to the Law School to mark the diamond anniversary of their graduation

  • Edinburgh Law School’s Dr Tobias Lock gives evidence to a Lords inquiry into the Human Rights Act

    Published 27/10/2015 12:45
    Dr Tobias Lock, Lecturer in EU Law, spoke to the Lords Select Committee on Tuesday 20th October at Westminster.

  • Head of UN Convention on biodiversity to address Edinburgh researchers

    Published 02/11/2015 13:14
    Edinburgh Law School and the School of Geosciences of the University of Edinburgh will be hosting a high-level international panel on biodiversity and climate change on 25th November 2015.

  • Honorary graduates at winter ceremony

    Published 06/11/2015 09:56
    Madeleine Rees OBE, Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, is to be made an honorary graduate at the Law School's winter graduation ceremony on 25th November.

  • GRAHAM Construction appointed to Old College refurbishment project

    Published 06/11/2015 11:41
    The University has appointed GRAHAM Construction to undertake phases one to three of the Old College Refurbishment project, following a competitive tender process.

  • Dr Campbell presents Current Legal Problems lecture on "Corruption by Organised Crime"

    Published 09/11/2015 09:44
    Dr Liz Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Evidence, recently delivered a Current Legal Problems lecture at University College London.

  • Navraj Singh Ghaleigh speaks at international seminar on Emissions Trading Systems in Seoul

    Published 23/11/2015 15:06
    Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, last week participated in an international seminar in Seoul, at the invitation of the Korean (ROK) Government. The event, entitled, 'International Seminar on Legal Disputes Over Emissions Trading Systems’ was hosted by the Climate Change Mitigation Division of the Ministry of Environment, in South Korea.

  • Dr McCall-Smith to speak on British influence on the Law of Treaties

    Published 24/11/2015 14:10
    Dr Kasey McCall-Smith, Lecturer in Public International Law, is to speak about the British influence on the Law of Treaties at a special anniversary event hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).

  • Professor Burkhard Schafer delivers keynote speeches in Mexico

    Published 25/11/2015 09:27
    Professor Burkhard Schafer has given two keynote speeches this month at international events in Mexico.

  • Political Settlements Research Programme launches first phase of Women & Peace Agreements Database

    Published 26/11/2015 10:23
    The Political Settlements Research Programme and the Global Justice Academy are to launch a new Women and Peace Agreements Database (PA-X Women).

  • LLM students debate responsibility of Internet Service providers at SCRIPT Centre event

    Published 03/12/2015 13:50
    On Friday 27 November, Edinburgh Law School’s SCRIPT Centre hosted a debate for LLM students on the motion “This House believes that Internet Service Providers should be responsible for unlawful file sharing on the Internet”.

  • Edinburgh Law School academic awarded Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust

    Published 07/12/2015 11:36
    Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne has been awarded funding for a research project entitled: “(Con)Founding the Union: Equal Treatment in an Unequal Europe”.

  • Academic presents Our Changing World lecture

    Published 07/12/2015 13:47
    On 17 November 2015, Professor Emilios Avgouleas hosted a lecture as part of the prestigious University programme.

  • Dr Kheria to speak at the 2015 Global Congress on Intellectual Property & The Public Interest

    Published 08/12/2015 11:28
    Edinburgh Law School academic will be part of the event, bringing together research, civil society and policy-making communities, in New Delhi from 15 to 17 December.

  • First AHRC workshop on Corruption in Commercial Enterprise held at Law School

    Published 08/12/2015 12:40
    On Friday 4th December Dr Liz Campbell, senior lecturer in Criminal Law and Evidence, hosted the first workshop in the AHRC-funded Corruption in Commercial Enterprise research network (CCERN)

  • Edinburgh Law School delegation visits Mexico City for workshop on police accountability

    Published 11/12/2015 11:36
    Lecturer Andy Aitchison, PhD student Ali Malik and Paddy Tomkins, former Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland attended the event entitled ‘Dialogue between police and civilians: perspectives and reforms’.