The Right to your Day in (an Environmental) Court

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This blog was written by Rachael Miller, third year Law student at the University of Glasgow, who is enrolled on the Environmental Law course, convened by Dr Jill Robbie. On Thursday, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the UK Environmental Law Association Scotland Annual Conference held in Edinburgh, thanks to a sponsored place from… Continue reading

Major programme of mock jury research

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Researchers from the School of Law at the University of Glasgow are about to embark on what will be the largest study of mock jury decision making ever undertaken in the UK. Professor James Chalmers and Professor Fiona Leverick are part of a team of researchers who have been commissioned by the Scottish Government to… Continue reading

No, “not proven” did not come first

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The Scottish Government’s announcement of a two year programme of jury research, which we are delighted to be carrying out along with Ipsos MORI Scotland and Vanessa Munro of the University of Warwick, has yet again brought Scots law’s unusual “not proven” verdict to public attention. One particular aspect of this debate is frustrating. For… Continue reading

Assessing the impact of derivative works: Evidence from the removal of music video parodies on YouTube

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School of Law colleague and member of CREATe, Dr Kristofer Erickson last week presented research at the University of Illinois and Loyola University Chicago. He also met with faculty at John Marshall Law School in Chicago to discuss potential collaborations between CREATe and the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law. John Marshall has… Continue reading

Access to justice for vulnerable and energy poor consumers in Europe

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This month, Naomi Creutzfeldt (University of Westminster) and I [Chris Gill] launched our new project investigating access to justice for vulnerable and energy poor consumers in Europe. The project has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and will run for three years, up until August 2020. This post provides a brief summary… Continue reading

€ 1.4 million ERC funding award made to Professor Dukes

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Professor Ruth Dukes has received a major funding award from the European Research Council (ERC). The award is worth over € 1.4 million over a period of five years, and has been made under the ERC’s Starting Grant scheme, designed to support excellent Principal Investigators to conduct ground-breaking, ‘frontier’ research. Professor Dukes’ project is entitled… Continue reading

Social Justice and the Historical Development of Water Rights

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“If water were our chief symbol for property, we might think of property rights – and perhaps other rights – in a quite different way. We might think of rights literally and figuratively as more fluid and less fenced-in; we might think of property as entailing less of the awesome Blackstonian power of exclusion and… Continue reading

Reflections on CREATe’s first MOOC

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Dr Sukhpreet Singh (Senior Lecturer, CREATe) and Kerry Patterson (CREATe Community Manager) reflect on the initial run of CREATe’s MOOC. CREATe ran its first MOOC (massive open online course) this summer: ‘Music Copyright: Understanding UK Copyright Law When Working with Music.’ Introducing learners to key aspects of UK music copyright law, it was developed by CREATe… Continue reading

Placement at the Scottish Law Commission

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The Scottish Law Commission has recently concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the Heads of the Scottish Law Schools regarding co-operation between the Commission and academics in Scotland. This aims to encourage greater support for the Commission from academia and to provide a pathway to impact for Scottish academics and allow them to develop a… Continue reading