GDPR, privacy of personal data and the Land Register of Scotland

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Privacy and data protection have been hitting the headlines recently. There has been the Facebook scandal, in which up to 87 million people’s personal data was shared with a consultancy firm improperly. Alongside this, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became enforceable in the UK on 25 May 2018 and is designed to… Continue reading

The shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

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Ernest Metzger

The shooting on 18 May at a school in Santa Fe, Texas, was as awful as its predecessors and, in one respect, worse: the murderer used particular firearms that the law can barely touch. So the shooting is unlikely to provoke action among legislators, and may in fact retard it. State and federal laws restrict… Continue reading

A conversation with… Dr Goldoni

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The Glasgow University Law Society (GULS) Law Review has commissioned a series of interviews with academic staff from across the School. Here, students Adam McMonagle & Holly McKenna talk to Dr Marco Goldoni. Introduction Dr Marco Goldoni joined the Law School in 2012. He holds a degree (LLB) in Law and a degree (BA) in… Continue reading

Whaling in Japan: an international and environmental issue

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This blog was written by Héloïse Guichardaz, who is an exchange student from the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in France. Héloïse recently completed the Environmental Law course convened by Dr Jill Robbie. “Notwithstanding the other provisions of paragraph 10, catch limits for the killing for commercial purposes of whales from all stocks for the… Continue reading

A Conversation with… Dr Robbie

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The Glasgow University Law Society (GULS) Law Review has commissioned a series of interviews with academic staff from across the School. Here, students Ambreen Rasool & Holly McKenna talk to Dr Jill Robbie. Introduction Dr Jill Robbie is a specialist in Property Law, and is particularly interested in its relationship with natural resources. She joined… Continue reading

The Lockerbie bombing: reviewing the convictions of those who have died

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The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) has announced that it is to review the conviction of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing. The timeline of the case is a complex one. It is set out in more detail here, but in brief, al-Megrahi was convicted in 2001 and sentenced to life imprisonment. An initial… Continue reading

Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher

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The Alan Rodger Endowment at the University of Glasgow invites applications for the post of Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher, tenable for one semester at the University of Glasgow School of Law, during the 2018/19 academic year. The successful applicant will reside in Glasgow for the duration of the post, and will receive full access… Continue reading

A Conversation with… Dr Thepot

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The Glasgow University Law Society (GULS) Law Review has commissioned a series of interviews with academic staff from across the School. In the second article in the series, students Laura Donohoe and Cameron McCall talk to Dr Florence Thepot.   Introduction Dr Florence Thepot is Lecturer in Competition Law and European Union Law at the… Continue reading

Can courts improve how they communicate with jurors in criminal trials?

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Today sees the publication of an evidence review, commissioned by the Scottish Government, into methods of conveying information to jurors. The review, which was undertaken by Professor James Chalmers and Professor Fiona Leverick, is part of a wider project of jury research, which also includes a major mock jury study and a second evidence review… Continue reading