Teaching and research in intellectual property law at Edinburgh Law School has been and continues to be linked to the activities of the prestigious SCRIPT Centre based at Edinburgh Law School.
The SCRIPT Centre was originally established in 1998 as a centre of excellence in the disciplines of intellectual property law (IP) and information technology law (IT). It engaged in generating innovative cross-cutting research of the highest quality and, as a result, emerged as a pioneer centre in the UK. It was on the basis of these successes that funding was secured for the Centre to operate as the AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from 2002 to 2012 with the generous support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The SCRIPT Centre's research focus is on the synergetic relationship between law, technologies, commerce and society in the widest possible sense. The SCRIPT Centre is now part of a pioneering initiative to support the growth of the UK’s vital creative industries and arts sector: The Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy (CREATe).
The SCRIPT Centre community is a lively mix of academics, students and researchers and there is much to take advantage of during your studies at Edinburgh.
As well as partnering in a number of our LLM programmes, the SCRIPT Centre runs a highly regarded online open access peer-reviewed journal, SCRIPT-ed. SCRIPTed now publishes its peer-reviewed articles and analysis pieces on an on going, rolling basis, with contributions being collated into three issues per year (April, August, December). Each year, many students from the LLM in Intellectual Property Law choose to participate in the running of the journal. As a student on the LLM in Intellectual Property Law you will have the opportunity to apply to be a student editor of the journal.
The SCRIPT Centre also has an active student-led Twitter stream - you can follow @SCRIPTCentre for regular updates about the Centre’s research activities as well as latest news in IP, Media and Technology law.
Our postgraduate students have also organised a successful IP/IT/Media reading group for PhD and LLM students.
As a student at Edinburgh Law School, you will also have access to a wide range of activities organised across research centres, including The Global Justice Academy, an interdisciplinary network that supports research, teaching and knowledge exchange on global justice issues.