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Edinburgh Law School Alumni Newsletter - 2018

Sun 1 April 2018

Alumni newsletter spring 2018 cover

Features: From South Bridge to the South Pole: Alumna Jenny Davis’s Journey from Corporate Law to Extreme Endurance Sport | Farewell to Professor Alan Boyle | Old College Refurbishment Update

We have really enjoyed the time we’ve spent in our temporary home and the views are second to none. But as the sun sets on 2017, we look forward to returning to Old College and making ourselves at home in the refurbished building. 2017 was a year of change. We said goodbye to many esteemed colleagues and welcomed a broad cohort of new staff, who are introduced on P6. We also now have a new Dean & Head of School, Professor Martin Hogg. You can read more about Martin on P4. Professor Graeme Laurie stepped down as Director of the Mason Institute, with Drs Sarah Chan and Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra taking over as CoDirectors. We also said goodbye to Dr Lisa Kendall after 10 years as Director of Professional Services and welcomed Ms Julia Dawson as her replacement. We have also appointed a new Director of Alumni Relations. Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, is looking forward to getting to know members of our alumni community and working together with you over the course of the next three years. You can read his welcome on the following page. Yet in the wake of change, we have seen some incredible achievements. This edition details some of the outstanding successes of our staff, students and of course, our alumni. From running unassisted to the North Pole, to spearheading a campaign to promote LGBT+ equality in the workplace, our graduates can boast some exceptional triumphs. We always want to hear your success stories, so feel free to get in touch by emailing We want to make 2018 the year that we go further than ever before. We are all inspired by Jenny Davis, who graces the front cover and whose story you can read in full on P14. Jenny’s determination to push herself to the extreme to succeed is truly motivational. Another of our alumni, Daniel Högsta, has been pushing the anti-nuclear weapons campaign further too, and was part of the team that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. You can read his story on P11. We hope you have a successful 2018, pushing forwards, onwards and upwards!

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