International Corporate Governance and Law Forum

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Earlier this year, I was invited to present a paper at the International Corporate Governance and Law Forum, organised by Prof JJ du Plessis of the School of Law of Deakin University, Australia. The Deakin Law School and the Business School of the Chinese University of Hong Kong co-hosted the Forum on 25 and 26… Continue reading

Getting the (Law) Right for Every Child

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When the long awaited Supreme Court judgment was issued yesterday morning, the Scottish government, behind the upbeat tweets and positive spin, must surely have groaned. The Named Person scheme, and the bigger project – the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 – of which it is only a part, has been a long time… Continue reading

A tale of two referendums

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One of the consequences of the vote for ‘Brexit’ in the EU referendum on 23 June has been to focus renewed attention on the Scottish question. In this blog I want to look both forward, to the possibility of a second independence referendum, and backward, to compare the EU referendum with the Scottish independence referendum… Continue reading

Law Reform and Public Policy Consultation Workshop

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The Law Reform and Public Policy Research Group hosted a workshop on 29 June on the topic of pre-legislative Consultation in Scotland. The workshop, which brought together academics, representatives from the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, Law Society of Scotland, Faculty of Advocates and the Scottish Law Commission focused on questions concerning the place, purpose and… Continue reading

Lesley Thomson QC, former Solicitor General, receives an honorary LLD

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On 15 June 2016, at the University of Glasgow’s Commemoration Day, the University conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on Lesley Thomson QC.  Thomson was presented by Professor Jane Mair of the University of Glasgow.  Professor Mair’s oration is reproduced below. *** Chancellor, by the authority of Senate, I present to you this… Continue reading

David Sellar, historian of Scotland and Scots law, receives an honorary LLD

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On 23 June 2016, the University of Glasgow conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on David Sellar of the University of Edinburgh. He was presented by Professor Mark Godfrey of the University of Glasgow. Professor Godfrey’s oration is reproduced below. * * * Chancellor, by the authority of Senate I present to you… Continue reading

Glasgow Legal Theory Spring Seminar

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The Glasgow Legal Theory research group held its Spring Seminar on 14 June. The keynote address was given by Michael Fischl who is Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut and a leading figure in critical legal studies. Prior to joining the University of Connecticut, Fischl was Professor of Law in Miami, and a… Continue reading

The Sir Gerald Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law

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On 9 June 2016, the annual Sir Gerald Gordon seminar on criminal law took place at the University of Glasgow, supported by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and the Faculty of Advocates, and attended by Sir Gerald himself. Sir Gerald Gordon CBE QC LLD has been one of the most influential figures in Scottish… Continue reading

EU Referendum: Bremain or Brexit?

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Gail Lythgoe is an International Law PhD student in the School of Law. Here, she gives an account of her impressions of the Brexit and Bremain campaigns in the run-up to the EU referendum. As a former and recovering politics addict, this EU referendum has proven interesting to observe at a safe, sometimes frustrating, distance.… Continue reading

Should Scottish children have the right to withdraw from religious worship at school?

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Should Scottish children have the right to withdraw from religious worship at school? At the end of last week, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child answered this question with an unequivocal yes. The background to the Committee’s comments lies in our law on ‘religious observance’. All state- funded schools in Scotland,… Continue reading