European Lawyers Programme 2010

The 2010 European Lawyers programme began last week with the arrival of this year's cohort of 13 lawyers from all over Europe. 

The 2010 European Lawyers programme began last week with the arrival of this year's cohort of 13 lawyers from all over Europe. 

The European Lawyers Programme (ELP) aims to give lawyers from across Europe an opportunity to study the law of Scotland (in Edinburgh), and to experience at first hand how law is practised in the United Kingdom.  The programme is modelled closely on the British Council's former European Young Lawyers Scheme, which began in London in the mid-1960s with lawyers from France and Germany, and in Edinburgh in 1975, and ran until 2006. It expanded by the mid-1990s to include young lawyers from many of the new European Union countries.

Participants are based in Edinburgh for most of the six-month programme, which runs from mid-January to mid-July.  The emphasis throughout, is on both practical and academic aspects of law and therefore the programme combines an academic element at the School of Law and placements with local solicitors and advocates.

Read more about the European Lawyers programme.