Posts by Ruth O'Donnell

CREATe resource plays key part in European policy making

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CREATe’s research into copyright is helping to inform the debate around copyright in the European Single Market Directive, which could change how we all use the internet. The upcoming European Parliament vote on the Copyright Directive could prevent internet users doing things we all take for granted, such as posting memes and parodies, and stifle… Continue reading

Glasgow Law Post Graduate Conference 2018: An Overview

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Beginnings Joanna Wilson and Felicity Belton had the idea for a Glasgow Law Post Graduate Conference last summer, while sitting in the sun outside Stravaigin, discussing various conferences they had attended. Some were good, some were bad – was it possible that Glasgow Law could do it better? One of their main aims was to… Continue reading

Abandoning Property and The Circular Economy

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You are spring-cleaning your house and make the painful decision that the colourful, but worn, table and chairs that you bought for your kids when they were little needs to go. You have lovely memories of your children drawing stick figures at that table on rainy weekend afternoons, but as the youngest child has just… Continue reading

The 2018 Sir Gerald Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law

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On 7 June 2018, the 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 a regular annual event – it was first held in 2009 – but… Continue reading

Wolfgang Streeck visit to the School of Law

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The Glasgow Legal Theory research group (GLT) was delighted to welcome Wolfgang Streeck to the University last week as the GLT Fellow for 2018. Streeck is emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, and emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Cologne. A regular contributor to publications such as… Continue reading

Improving family justice

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Two research projects on family law have been awarded funding by the Scottish Government. Professor Jane Mair will lead on the project ‘Domestic Abuse and Child Contact – the interface between criminal and civil justice’.  The Scottish Government have issued the following news release: Research into the family justice system will help improve understanding of the… Continue reading

GDPR, privacy of personal data and the Land Register of Scotland

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Privacy and data protection have been hitting the headlines recently. There has been the Facebook scandal, in which up to 87 million people’s personal data was shared with a consultancy firm improperly. Alongside this, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became enforceable in the UK on 25 May 2018 and is designed to… Continue reading

A conversation with… Dr Goldoni

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The Glasgow University Law Society (GULS) Law Review has commissioned a series of interviews with academic staff from across the School. Here, students Adam McMonagle & Holly McKenna talk to Dr Marco Goldoni. Introduction Dr Marco Goldoni joined the Law School in 2012. He holds a degree (LLB) in Law and a degree (BA) in… Continue reading

Whaling in Japan: an international and environmental issue

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This blog was written by Héloïse Guichardaz, who is an exchange student from the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in France. Héloïse recently completed the Environmental Law course convened by Dr Jill Robbie. “Notwithstanding the other provisions of paragraph 10, catch limits for the killing for commercial purposes of whales from all stocks for the… Continue reading