Posts by Ruth O'Donnell

The Economic Effects of Copyright – Using CREATe & CORE Resources to Inform Regulators and Lawyers

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CREATe Fellow Dr. Georg von Graevenitz, and, CREATe Programme Leader Dr Sukhpreet Singh, were recently invited to speak at the First Asia-Pacific Workshop on Empirical Methods in Innovation, IP and Competition organized by the National Law University (Delhi, India). This post by Georg summarises CREATe’s contribution to the workshop.   The First Asia-Pacific Workshop on… Continue reading

International Law events – a semester in review

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Following on from the success of our ‘International Law as a Profession’ series in 2016, this has been a very busy and exciting semester for the International Law research group. We have organised and hosted a number of events, welcoming experts from across the globe, who have offered valuable insight into key issues in the… Continue reading

Scotland’s Land Rights & Responsibilities Statement – not a legal document?

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The following article was originally published on Frankie McCarthy’s blog under the same title: I’ve been mulling over the proposed Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement with a view to responding to the current Scottish Government consultation (responses due by Friday 10th March). I tend to respond to consultations with my legal academic hat on, meaning… Continue reading

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