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Edinburgh Law School Alumni Summer Update 2022

Thu 11 August 2022

Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle

The 2021/22 academic year was an exciting one for Edinburgh Law School. In February 2022, we held the global launch of our new alumni and advancement strategy and brought together Edinburgh Law School alumni and friends from around the world with our staff and students to discuss ways to engage in the life of the School.

We also launched the Programme for the Future of the Study of Law and Legal Profession, which provides a pathway for organisations to easily and sustainably partner with the School in an annual programme of activities for mutual benefit. There are a growing number of leading law firms already involved, and we have an exciting calendar of recruitment events being held on campus in the next academic year.

In June 2022, we held our first Alumni and Friends Discussion events in Edinburgh and London on the topic of digital assets and property law chaired by Professor Alexandra Braun, Lord President Reid Chair of Law at the University of Edinburgh, with presentations from Lord Hodge, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and Professor David Fox, Professor of Common Law at the University of Edinburgh. These were great events that brought together many of our alumni and friends, and it was a pleasure to see familiar faces and meet new ones. We look forward to holding more Alumni and Friends Discussions in Edinburgh and in cities where our alumni are present.

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni community, we were incredibly honoured to be able to offer our first round of travel bursaries and career development scholarships. This included a significant amount of alumni gifts being directly used to further the student experience in the 2021/22 academic year.

Lastly, we will be kicking off the 2022/23 Academic Year on Friday, 16 September 2022 with an Opening of the Academic Year Lecture on "Reckoning with Reparations" from distinguished University of Edinburgh alumni Professor Eric J. Miller (Loyola Law School) and Professor Lesley McAra CBE FRSE (University of Edinburgh).

We hope you've had a great summer, and we are incredibly excited about what the next academic year holds. We can't wait to share our plans, activities, and opportunities with you, so please do keep an eye out for updates in the coming year. 

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