Posts by Ruth O'Donnell

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

Research into Scotland’s new arrangements for public service complaint handling

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Professor Tom Mullen, Dr Chris Gill and Nial Vivian have published a report of their research into Scotland’s new arrangements for public service complaint handling. The research was funded by the UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) and the Nuffield Foundation. The report is being formally launched today at a UKAJI Workshop, held at the University… Continue reading

The Right to your Day in (an Environmental) Court

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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. On Thursday, I was afforded the opportunity to attend the UK Environmental Law Association Scotland Annual Conference held in Edinburgh, thanks to a sponsored place from… Continue reading

Major programme of mock jury research

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Researchers from the School of Law at the University of Glasgow are about to embark on what will be the largest study of mock jury decision making ever undertaken in the UK. Professor James Chalmers and Professor Fiona Leverick are part of a team of researchers who have been commissioned by the Scottish Government to… Continue reading

No, “not proven” did not come first

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The Scottish Government’s announcement of a two year programme of jury research, which we are delighted to be carrying out along with Ipsos MORI Scotland and Vanessa Munro of the University of Warwick, has yet again brought Scots law’s unusual “not proven” verdict to public attention. One particular aspect of this debate is frustrating. For… Continue reading

Assessing the impact of derivative works: Evidence from the removal of music video parodies on YouTube

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School of Law colleague and member of CREATe, Dr Kristofer Erickson last week presented research at the University of Illinois and Loyola University Chicago. He also met with faculty at John Marshall Law School in Chicago to discuss potential collaborations between CREATe and the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law. John Marshall has… Continue reading