Posts by Ruth O'Donnell

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

Young Property Lawyers Forum 2018 Call for Papers

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The Young Property Lawyers Forum (YPLF) 2018 invites junior researchers in the field of property law to submit abstracts for its 9th meeting, to take place at the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands) on 28-29 May 2018. The YPLF is an informal network of junior property law researchers, both PhD candidates and those within 5… Continue reading

Contexts for consent: the liberalisation of wedding provision since 1977

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The following blog post by Murray McLean originally appeared on his blog ‘The View from Westrigg: Little Histories of Modern Scotland’.  It is an adapted version of a work-in-progress presentation he gave at the seminar ‘Some issues on marriage and divorce’, which took place on 11 December 2017 at the School of Law. The article is… Continue reading

Conference launches research and guidance on supporting employees who have been complained about

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A conference co-organised by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO), Queen Margaret University (QMU), and the University of Glasgow took place in Edinburgh on Tuesday 5 December. The conference explored how best to support public-service employees who have been subject to a complaint. The conference launched an SPSO report on ‘Making Complaints Work for Everyone’.… Continue reading

University of Glasgow Law Postgraduate Conference, 1 June 2018

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As of 2018, the University of Glasgow School of Law will be hosting a Postgraduate Conference. This exciting new opportunity welcomes postgraduate researchers to present their papers with the opportunity to receive feedback from one of the Law School’s academics. The conference is co-organised by the School’s Law Reform, International Law and Legal Theory research… Continue reading

Notes from the Intellectual Bar Association 2017 Sydney annual conference

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~ by N Cansin Karga Giritli, doctoral candidate, School of Law This year I won an Intellectual Bar Association (IBA) essay competition to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney between 8 – 13 October 2017. My article ‘Balancing Interests in the EU Data Ecosystem’, won the IBA’s ‘Intellectual Property, Communications and Technology Law’ section… Continue reading

RebLaw Scotland 2017

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Too often, the law can be seen as an instrument used to preserve the status quo, maintain tradition and protect privilege. Consequently, we, as lawyers, can appear as the guardians of vested interests – charged with the responsibility to conserve privilege. We live in an increasingly unequal society. When written, interpreted and applied solely by… Continue reading

Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences ‘research impact and knowledge exchange competition’ awards second prize to Nina Miller Westoby

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Nina Miller Westoby has won second prize in the first Scottish Graduate School for Social Sciences research impact and knowledge exchange competition. The competition was open to all social science doctoral candidates across its 16 partner universities. The competition reflects the growing need for social science research – not only to make an original contribution… Continue reading

Report: CREATe Public Lecture by Lilla Montagnani on Public Art and Copyright Law

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Blog post by Amy Thomas, CREATe PhD student and sub-editor of CREATe’s Copyright Evidence Wiki, summarizing key points from the lecture. In the first of CREATe’s Autumn 2017 Public Lectures, Lilla Montagnani (Universita’ Bocconi, Milan) discussed the varied and challenging complexities of the relationship between public art and copyright law. The lecture took place on… Continue reading