College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship

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Project Title: The Europeanisation of International Private Law – Implications of Brexit for Children and Families in Scotland The Ph.D. will examine the Europeanisation of international family law rules in Scotland, and will assess the legal consequences and implications for children and families living in Scotland of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. It… Continue reading

Issues in International Adjudication event – 19 April

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Part of the Glasgow FCO series on International Law and Global Security  Thursday 19 April 2018 4.00pm-6.30pm, Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow Panel discussion convened by the Glasgow Global Security Network, in collaboration with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Glasgow School of Law Research Group on International Law, Conflict and Security International tribunals… Continue reading

The Role Of Communities In Environmental Protection

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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. The modern understanding of environmental protection recognises that the causes and consequences of environmental harms are not confined to a single jurisdiction, and so internationalisation of environmental… Continue reading

To create or not to create? Scotland’s dilemma over establishing a specialist Environmental Court

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This blog was written by Karnik Aggarwal, who is an exchange student from the University of Sydney, Australia, currently studying at the School of Law.  Karnik is enrolled on the Environmental Law course convened by Dr Jill Robbie. Introduction In its response to the Consultation Paper ‘Developments in Environmental Justice in Scotland’, the Scottish Government recently… Continue reading

Susan Currie – Alumna profile

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Susan Currie graduated with an LL.B from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014, before going on to obtain her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow in 2015. She completed her traineeship at Cloch Solicitors and now works as a solicitor at the Govan Law Centre. She was awarded the title of “Trainee… Continue reading

School of Law and Citizens Advice Scotland – 25th anniversary event

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The School of Law and Citizens Advice Scotland are celebrating 25 years of partnership with an anniversary celebration on Thursday 8 February. Since its inauguration in 1991, the scheme has helped over 600 students benefit from the experience of volunteering for Citizens Advice. Candidates undergo training to become Citizens Advice advisors, before joining a team… Continue reading

Sustainability and Private Law? Let’s Do It Together – Crowdsourcing Ideas and Materials

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Guest blog post by Dr Bram Akkermans, Associate Professor in European Private Law, University of Maastricht The biggest challenge of the 21st century is undoubtedly the question of how to tackle the effects of a rising population, expanding industrialisation and growing environmental degradation. Apart from an ever complex world, there are externalities that are the… Continue reading

Living and working in China – one graduate’s experience

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LLB graduate Fraser Gowan reflects his experience of working in China for international law firm Fieldfisher: I decided pretty quickly during my LLB that being a solicitor, in Scotland at least, wasn’t something I was particularly interested in. It felt to me that most of the people on the LLB were really sure and set… Continue reading

‘Full ownership’ and ‘full entitlement’ of financial collateral in the Collateral Directive: A Gaian or flexible approach?

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Obiora Ezike, a doctoral student at the School of Law, presented at the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law on 6 December 2017. The following is a summary of his presentation. You can watch a recording of the talk and subsequent discussion at: https://youtu.be/sRhezGNyNyw There is usually a functional theory behind EU directives which means that… Continue reading