Posts by Ruth O'Donnell

Placement at the Scottish Law Commission

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The Scottish Law Commission has recently concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the Heads of the Scottish Law Schools regarding co-operation between the Commission and academics in Scotland. This aims to encourage greater support for the Commission from academia and to provide a pathway to impact for Scottish academics and allow them to develop a… Continue reading

The Sir Gerald Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law

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Report by Professor Fiona Leverick, School of Law: On 13 June 2017, the annual Sir Gerald Gordon seminar on criminal law took place at the University of Glasgow, supported by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and the Faculty of Advocates, and attended by Sir Gerald himself. The seminar is now in its ninth year.… Continue reading

Vis Moot: why you should apply

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Few experiences have been more beneficial to my career than my involvement in mooting. Whether you plan to be in practice, policy, or academia, nothing can better prepare you than participation in an international moot court competition like the Vis Moot – I know I would not have had half the opportunities I’ve had if… Continue reading

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development internship – one student’s experience

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) internship is a unique opportunity for Glasgow students seeking to work in the Corporate and Financial Law sector. Now in its third year of operation, the programme allows one Glasgow student to undertake an eight week summer placement at the EBRD’s London offices. Athina Kakli was the first… Continue reading

Living and working in Beijing – one student’s experience

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Luke Costello, an alumnus of the School’s LLB and DPLP programmes, recently earned the opportunity to undergo a work placement at an international law firm in Beijing. In the first of a series of blog posts, Luke shares his experience of living and working abroad: My name is Luke Costello. I studied my LLB at… Continue reading

Scots law and the Church of Scotland: the “establishment” question – a roundtable seminar

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On Friday 5 May a roundtable discussion exploring the Church of Scotland’s legal status took place at the University of Glasgow. It was the first in a series of events organised by the Humanist Studies Hub and the Law Reform and Public Policy Group, University of Glasgow in collaboration with Humanist Society Scotland, and was… Continue reading

Registers of Scotland LLM sponsorship – student update

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In August 2016 the Registers of Scotland undertook to sponsor an LLM by Research student at the School of Law, as part of a year-long series of events and partnerships helping the RoS to mark the 400th anniversary of their oldest register, the General Register of Sasines. Michael Arthur was awarded the scholarship to undertake research on the… Continue reading

Moral Rights and New Technologies: Creativity and Authorship in a Digital World

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Professor Mira T. Sundara Rajan recently hosted an innovative conference on Moral Rights and New Technologies: Creativity and Authorship in a Digital World, held at the University of Glasgow’s Gilbert Scott Conference Suite on 31 March and 1 April. The conference grew out of discussions between Professor Sundara Rajan and members of the United States… Continue reading

James Sloan to take up role with Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

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James Sloan is Professor of International Law at the School of Law. After 17 years at the School, he is returning to Toronto to take up a role with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, starting in June. Here he shares his reflections on his career and time at the School. Professor Sloan trained… Continue reading

No convincing constitutional case for taking back powers post-Brexit

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The following article by Professor Tom Mullen was originally published in the Glasgow Herald in its ‘Agenda’ section on 11 April. Last month, the UK Government set the Brexit process in motion by giving the EU notice of the intention to leave the EU. It also published a White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill… Continue reading