The Director of Student Experience (DSE) is tasked with creating a vibrant and distinctive culture for entry to and learning at Edinburgh Law School whilst engaging with university developments and initiatives surrounding the student experience. DSE works with students and staff across a whole range of projects, including the Law Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (LawPALS) and all of our Widening Participation work.
Lindsay has a background in access to, transition into, and progression through university, and has experience working in both undergraduate admissions and Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS).
As Education Manager at The Society of Writers to Her Majesty’s Signet (The WS Society) Lindsay's interest in legal education grew. That post also gave her insight into legal practice, the various routes into the profession and the relationship between the two.
Lindsay’s undergraduate degree is law ((Edinburgh) Napier University) and she also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching from The University of Edinburgh. Lindsay is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is currently working towards Senior Fellowship (2019).
Since joining Edinburgh Law School in May 2007, Lindsay has developed programmes of study support for all on-course LLB students and continues to work with colleagues (students and staff) in the School and university - as well as members of the profession - to ensure the experience of all Edinburgh LLB students is as good as it can be.
Lindsay is a Personal Tutor and is also currently the Director of Equality and Diversity (2018 – 2021).
Widening Participation (WP)
The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to admit students from all backgrounds with the ability and potential to benefit from, and succeed in, its undergraduate programmes of study. Edinburgh Law School has a wide-ranging programme of widening participation activity from Primary School to final years of Secondary School and beyond. We work as part of the Access to the Professions (with Reach: Scotland) team and run workshops in support of most WP initiatives the university runs or is involved with.
Paramount within this work is providing support for all our LLB students once on-course and this is done through programmes such as the School's Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (LawPALS), its Honours counterpart LawPALSHons. Lindsay is currently developing a pilot (summer 2019) project aimed at easing transition from prior study to LLB study.
Rob Marrs, Robert Powell, Lindsay Jack, 'Opening up the law: Show them they can do it', (2014), Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, Vol 59, pp 40
Abstract: As the Society develops its work on fair access to the profession, we report on its first forum devoted to the subject, with further contributions from two of the presenters.
Lindsay Jack, Sarah Miller, Collette Paterson, 'Sourcing our future: Universities: A strategic priority', (2008), Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, Vol 53, pp 32-33
Abstract: This article looks at Widening Participation in the context of the legal profession and thinks about future developments and potential barriers.
Lindsay Jack, Arianna Andreangeli, Daphne Loads, 'Support for students who report sexual harrassment or assault ' in Judy Robertson, Alison Williams, Derek Jones, Lara Isbel, Daphne Loads (ed.) EqualBITE (Sense Publishers 2018) 183-185