Welcome to 2016/17 at Edinburgh Law School

A very warm 'welcome' to all new students and an equally warm 'welcome back' to our returning students!

Today marks the start of Welcome Weeks and the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year. We are delighted to be welcoming all of you to our temporary Law School home: David Hume Tower! Over the summer, we have been busily preparing the building for the coming year whilst Old College undergoes its transformation. We hope that you all enjoy DHT – especially its unparalleled views of Arthur Seat and the Castle! Don’t forget to remind yourself of what we will be moving back to in early 2018, by checking out the Old College Redevelopment website -www.oldcollegeredevelopment.law.ed.ac.uk/

We have developed a brand new website for our current undergraduate students. It’s filled with all the information you might need throughout your time with us.

Visit www.currentstudents.law.ed.ac.uk to learn more!

We will be launching a similar website for our current postgraduate students this coming year – so watch this space!

New Students:

Welcome to Edinburgh Law School! We are delighted to welcome you for the first time to our warm and vibrant community. We want you to feel at home here for however long you are studying.

Our academic calendar is filled with exciting events, which you are encouraged to attend. You can find out about the latest reading groups, seminars, workshops, lectures and employment fairs by checking


Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook – we often share the latest news, interesting Law School trivia and details about our past and future events!

Returning Students:

Welcome back! The building has changed but the weather has not! You can now find our Law Library, teaching rooms and most staff offices in David Hume Tower. Some staff are still based in Old College, and some in Buccleuch Place.

You can find the full location list for all staff on the Old College Redevelopment blog: http://www.oldcollegerefurbishmentblog.law.ed.ac.uk/2016/07/07/law-school-move-complete-need-to-know-information/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the appropriate academic office:

Undergraduate: law.ugo@ed.ac.uk

Postgraduate: pg.law@ed.ac.uk 

Diploma: ecpls@ed.ac.uk

Groups and Societies:

Another great way to get to know your fellow students and gain new skills is by joining one of our many groups and societies. You can read about them here:



We hope that 2016/17 is a successful year for all of you!