• Professor George Gretton to be celebrated in book

    Published 04/01/2017 11:38
    The career of one of the Edinburgh Law School’s most popular figures, Professor George Gretton, is to be celebrated in a book to be published later this year. 

  • Edinburgh LLM student wins AIIP best student paper award

    Published 06/01/2017 09:59
    Online Learning graduate, Erica Fraser, from the LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law programme has won the Best Student Paper award in this year's AIIP Essay Competition.

  • Professor Jo Shaw receives Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship

    Published 09/01/2017 15:24

    Edinburgh Law School's Professor Jo Shaw has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship to explore globalcitizenship and citizenship regimes.

  • Dr Kasey McCall-Smith delivers keynote address in Lebanon

    Published 12/01/2017 11:21

  • Dr Anna Souhami is awarded a £7,500 Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant

    Published 17/01/2017 12:17

  • Academic publishes article on Guantanamo Bay in the Scotsman

    Published 17/01/2017 12:38

  • Professor Alexandra Braun appointed Lord President Reid Professor of Law

    Published 20/01/2017 10:27
    Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that Professor Alexandra Braun has been appointed as the Lord President Reid Professor of Law following the retirement of Professor George Gretton in August 2016.

  • Announcement: Professor John Kenyon (Ken) Mason 1919 - 2017

    Published 26/01/2017 10:36
    Edinburgh Law School is saddened to announce the death of Professor John Kenyon (Ken) Mason on 26 January 2017, at the age of 97.

  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (PEAT 1) Open Day - 3 March 2017

    Published 01/02/2017 15:40
    Edinburgh Law School's dedicated Centre for Professional Legal Studies (ECPLS) is opening its doors on 3rd March 2017, for all who are interested in taking the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (PEAT 1). 

  • Kasey McCall-Smith interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland's Kaye Adams Show

    Published 06/02/2017 10:32
    Academic speaks about executive orders on flagship radio show

  • Lorna Richardson presents at Beyond Borders Scotland

    Published 06/02/2017 11:46
    Lecturer in Commercial Law spoke to a delegation of Bahraini judges

  • 6th Edinburgh Arbitration Pre-Moot to be held on 11th and 12th March 2017

    Published 06/02/2017 12:05
    The Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot will take place in preparation for final competition in Vienna

  • Academics provide research paper on 'Brexit and the British Bill of Rights'

    Published 15/02/2017 14:09
    Research paper features contributions from school staff and was edited by Dr Tobias Lock and Tom Gerard Daly

  • Students, staff and the public given the chance to learn in creative new ways

    Published 20/02/2017 12:06
    The University of Edinburgh’s Festival of Creative Learning week takes place this week, with events being held across the University giving staff, students and members of the public the chance to work together and learn new skills.

  • Students provide a Street Law project in conjunction with the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)

    Published 22/02/2017 14:07
    Law school students and FLAC have teamed up to provided Law Specialist Evenings to members of the public. 

  • Dr McCall-Smith presents at Scottish Universities Insight Institute seminar

    Published 28/02/2017 11:07
    Academic presented arguments in favour of incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scottish Law

  • Academics contribute to a stakeholder forum on collective rights management regulations in Kenya

    Published 02/03/2017 18:18
    Dr Smita Kheria, Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, and Mr Nicolas Jondet, researcher with the SCRIPT Research Centre, provided an international perspective on collective rights management in a stakeholder forum, in Nairobi, organised by the Kenya Copyright Board. The Kenya Copyright Board is holding several stakeholder forums with a view to establishing a workable a regulatory framework that promotes transparency, accountability and good governance among Kenyan Collective Management Organizations (CMOs).  

  • Dr Filippo Fontanelli launches Council of Europe's online course in Sarajevo

    Published 15/03/2017 13:32

    On 7th March, Dr Fontanelli delivered a presentation for the first regional launch of an online course on the right to property prepared in the framework of the HELP project of the Council of Europe (European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals).

    The course was launched in Sarajevo for a group of judges from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. The meeting was organised in partnership with the Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Centre of the Federation of BiH and the Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Centre of Republika Srpska.

    Dr Fontanelli was invited as the coordinator of the group of experts who created the course, which has been translated in the local language and will be used to train local judges in several jurisdiction of the members of the Council of Europe.

    The pilot-training project will last two months and will be tutored by Professor Ljiljana Mijovic, a former judge of the European Court of Human Rights. 

  • Dr Anna Souhami receives Leverhulme funding for enthnographic study on policing

    Published 15/03/2017 13:44
    Academic's study looks at policing in remote Scottish islands

  • The 6th Edinburgh International Willem Vis Pre-Moot held on 11-12 March 2017

    Published 16/03/2017 13:08
    Attendees from around the world come to Edinburgh Law School for famed pre-moot

  • Success for Edinburgh staff and student teams at IRIS conference's LexisNexis Best Paper award

    Published 21/03/2017 11:12
    Award was given during Europe's largest IT law conference

  • Edinburgh Law School to host events on studying European Law in the wake of the Brexit decision

    Published 21/03/2017 12:55
    Academics and students from Edinburgh Law School will be holding two events aimed at those with an interest in studying European Law, discussing the current issues faced by the UK and Europe following the UK's decision to withdraw from the EU (Brexit).

  • Law School staff and students receive accolades for Festival of Creative Learning

    Published 22/03/2017 14:04
    The University's Festival of Creative Learning took place 20-24 February 2017

  • Professor Neil Walker awarded the Francqui medal

    Published 06/04/2017 11:27
    The award is made in recognition of outstanding international scholarship

  • Students' "Hackathon" event featured in the Times

    Published 06/04/2017 13:59
    Edinburgh Law Connections led the Hackathon on 31 March 2017

  • Professor John W. Cairns to be “Professeur invité” at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris

    Published 10/04/2017 10:10
    Academic will give a number of lectures on legal history and comparative law from 18 April to 6 May

  • Dr Luca Cerioni presents a special lecture for researchers and judicial assistants of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands

    Published 10/04/2017 11:02
    The lecture took place on Friday 7 April

  • Professor August Reinisch from the University of Vienna delivers special guest lecture to Law School students

    Published 17/04/2017 13:18

  • Diploma students reach semi-finals of Mediation tournament

    Published 19/04/2017 12:45
    The 16th Annual INADR International Law School Mediation Tournament took place in Glasgow on 5-8 April 2017

  • Dr Leanro Macano delivers seminars at the Santa'Anna School of Advanced Studies

    Published 03/05/2017 09:55
    The sessions were entitled 'Free movement and criminal law: interactions and challenges at EU and national levels'

  • Academic appointed Vice-President of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA)

    Published 04/05/2017 14:22
    Dr Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm will have the role for the next five years

  • Dr Kasey McCall-Smith assumes the role of Chair of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI)

    Published 04/05/2017 14:44
    The term will run for three years 

  • Edinburgh University Mooting Society marks another successful year

    Published 11/05/2017 14:33
    The Society reflects upon a year of competition success and cutting-edge problems

  • PhD student wins the Google Award for Best Student Paper at the 2017 Bileta Conference

    Published 11/05/2017 14:43
    Conference was held in Braga, Portugal

  • Alumnus Malcolm Mackay presented with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Published 24/05/2017 12:06
    The award was conferred by WeDo, a support and networking organisation for entrepreneurs

  • Dr Leandro Mancano presents at the Scottish Parliament

    Published 24/05/2017 14:13
    Dr Mancano gave a paper entitled 'Criminal Justice in Scotland after Brexit: at the Crossroads Between Devolution, Rights Protection and Judicial Cooperation"

  • Professor Stephen Tierney wins a prestigious ESRC Brexit Priority grant

    Published 24/05/2017 15:32

    Professor Stephen Tierney, Edinburgh Law School's Professor of Constitutional Theory, has won a prestigious ESRC Brexit Priority Grant. 

  • Edinburgh Law School student wins the Colin Donald Prize

    Published 07/06/2017 13:45
    Leo Lehr is a student on the LLM in European Law

  • New report co-authored by Edinburgh Law School's Christine Bell launched by the British Academy

    Published 07/06/2017 14:08
    Professor Christine Bell, Co-Director of the Global Justice Academy, is lead author in a major new report launched today by the British Academy in London.

  • Navraj Singh Ghaleigh speaks at Westminster on Brexit and Climate Change

    Published 08/06/2017 11:40
    Lecturer spoke at a special seminar on June 1, 2017

  • Dr Tobias Lock and Dr Gracia Marin-Duran appointed to Scottish Parliament expert panel

    Published 14/06/2017 11:01
    Academics will be part of the Scottish Parliament's External Experts Panel

  • Academics contribute to roundtable discussion with the Scottish Government

    Published 19/06/2017 11:36
    Professor Gerry Maher, Dr Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm and Dr Kasey McCall-Smith talked about Civil Judicial Cooperation on 25 May 2017

  • Gerard Porter presents at U.S. Health Law Professors Conference

    Published 19/06/2017 13:10
    Lecturer in Medical Law and Ethics spoke on June 10 in Atlanta

  • Edinburgh Law School welcomes the United Kingdom's Supreme Court

    Published 21/06/2017 11:20
    Reception was held in the Playfair Library on 13 June 2017

  • Edinburgh Law School hosts a European Conference on reducing imprisonment

    Published 26/06/2017 16:20
    Academic Dr Fiona Jamieson chaired the conference, held on 8 and 9 June 2017

  • Edinburgh Law School's FLAC shortlisted for LawWorks and Attorney General Student Award 2017

    Published 28/06/2017 16:38
    The Free Legal Advice Centre has been shortlisted for the Best Contribution by a Team of Students award

  • Prof Jo Shaw receives lifetime achievement award

    Published 14/07/2017 14:21
    Prof Jo Shaw has been awarded the UACES Lifetime Achievement Award in European Studies. 

  • Academic features in new report from the House of Lords

    Published 02/08/2017 17:02
    Dr Tobias Lock was extensively quoted in a report on Brexit and devolution

  • Law School welcomes new intake of staff

    Published 07/08/2017 16:27
    We are proud to announce the appointment of a number of new academic colleagues

  • Deadline for applications for British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship Awards

    Published 15/08/2017 13:46
    Candidates seeking to applying through Edinburgh Law School have until the 18th to register their interest

  • Celebrating Law School Staff Promotions

    Published 21/08/2017 11:07
    Some of our academics were recently awarded promoted posts within the School

  • Alumnus working with Law School academics and First Minister to promote workplace equality

    Published 06/09/2017 16:30
    Alumnus Drew McCusker has spearheaded the #TheseAreOurPrinciples campaign

  • Lorna Richardson speaks at event organised by the Scottish Arbitration Centre

    Published 25/09/2017 10:53
    Academic spoke about the effect of Brexit on the Energy inudstry

  • Dr Tobias Lock gives evidence to the Scottish Parliament

    Published 25/09/2017 11:26
    Academic spoke to the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Relations Committee

  • Law students' excellence acknowledged at annual Prize Giving

    Published 25/09/2017 11:47
    Law School prize giving ceremony took place on 12 September

  • ECPLS support team wins "Most Outstanding Team" category at College Awards

    Published 04/10/2017 11:56
    The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Awards took place on Thursday 28 September

  • Edinburgh Law School receives Athena SWAN Bronze Award

    Published 06/10/2017 11:55
    Edinburgh Law School receives Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of its efforts to foster a fair and equal working environment for all individuals.

  • Law School academics establish new Scottish Feminist Judgments Project

    Published 23/10/2017 11:35
    Professor Sharon Cowan and Dr Chloe Kennedy helping to co-ordinate new project

  • Edinburgh PhD student interns with Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation

    Published 23/10/2017 12:15
    Dagmar Medeiros worked with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

  • Edinburgh Law School welcomes applications for MacCormick Visiting Fellow 2017/18

    Published 25/10/2017 11:09
    The application period will close on 17th November 2017

  • Mason Institute supports the development of a new Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

    Published 31/10/2017 11:44
    The Centre will be based at the University of Edinburgh and supported by the Wellcome Trust

  • Edinburgh Law School's Free Legal Advice Centre shortlisted for award

    Published 31/10/2017 13:30
    Edinburgh Law School initiative shortlisted in the Pro Bono award category 

  • Dr Kasey McCall-Smith and Human Rights Treaty Incorporation

    Published 07/11/2017 12:10
    Dr McCall-Smith has been out around town presenting evidence regarding the pros and cons of human rights treaty incorporation.

  • Edinburgh University Students' Association leads Mental Health and Wellbeing Week 2017

    Published 08/11/2017 15:36
    Events and activities will take place from 13-17 November 2017

  • Celebrating 5 years of the Mason Institute

    Published 09/11/2017 12:14
    2017 marks the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the University of Edinburgh's Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law

  • Edinburgh Law School's Free Legal Advice Centre acknowledged in this year's Law Awards of Scotland 2017

    Published 05/12/2017 15:32
    Edinburgh Law School's Free Legal Advice Centre, (FLAC), acknowledged at the Law Awards of Scotland 2017.

  • Lock sets out challenges for future EU and UK relationship

    Published 21/12/2017 14:58
    Dr Tobias Lock addresses the challenges of future EU negotiations in a new report for the Scottish Parliament's European Committee.