Colin Donald Environmental Law Prize

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The National Trust for Scotland, in partnership with the University of Glasgow, is offering an exciting prize for students of environmental law. The prize is in honour of the late Colin Donald, who had a distinguished association with both partners, spanning a period of four decades. To enter the competition: Applicants should submit an essay (maximum 5000… Continue reading

Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher 2017/18

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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 2017/18 academic year. The successful applicant will reside in Glasgow for the duration of the post, and will receive full access… Continue reading

The Leverhulme Trust: “Collections” Scholarships

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Collections: an Enlightenment Pedagogy for the 21st Century It is well known that in the three hundred years since the Enlightenment, knowledge worldwide has made giant steps – but that at the same time, this knowledge has become compartmentalised. Increasingly narrow specialisms deliver insight and technological advances – at a price. Knowledge reflects depth, but… Continue reading

Prof Mark Godfrey appointed Literary Director of the Stair Society

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Professor Mark Godfrey was appointed Literary Director of the Stair Society at its AGM on 19 November 2016, in succession to Professor Hector MacQueen of the University of Edinburgh. The Stair Society was founded in 1934 and is the leading learned society dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of Scots Law. Mark is Professor… Continue reading

Lay Representation in the Scottish Civil Courts

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Halle Turner presented to the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law on 28 September. The following is a summary of the argument that she put forward at her seminar ‘Lay Representation in the Scottish Civil Courts’. You can view the full presentation on the GFSL Youtube channel. Traditionally rights of audience in the Scottish courts have been strictly reserved to… Continue reading

Tom Mullen: The Brexit Litigation: A Guide for the Perplexed

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This blog post originally appeared on the Scottish Constitutional Futures Forum blog. This week, the UK Supreme Court is hearing four days of oral argument (5 – 8 December 2016) in the appeal from the decision of the High Court in R. (Miller) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin),… Continue reading

Improving Transparency in Land Ownership in Scotland: Dr Jill Robbie’s consultation response

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On 11 September 2016, the Scottish Government published a Consultation on proposals for the disclosure and publication of information about controlling interests in land owners and tenants across Scotland. Below are selected sections from my response. My thanks go to Anna Berlee, Lecturer at Tilburg University and Michael Arthur, LLM by Research student at Glasgow… Continue reading

India Insight 2016: School of Law visits India

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Head of School, Professor Iain Macneil, and CREATe Programme Leader, Dr Sukhpreet Singh, were invited to be a part of a University wide delegation that visited partners across three metro and two state capital cities of India between 1 and 11 Nov 2016. The School of Law programme consisted of visiting more than 25 different… Continue reading

Labour Law and Labour Markets: New Methodologies

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On Friday, 25 November 2016, the University of Glasgow hosted a symposium on Labour Law and Labour Markets: New Methodologies. Organised by Professor Ruth Dukes and the Glasgow Legal Theory group, the symposium offered an opportunity for reflection on the appropriate methodologies to advance labour law and labour market analysis. Over the course of the… Continue reading