Posts by Ruth O'Donnell

The Lockerbie bombing: reviewing the convictions of those who have died

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The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) has announced that it is to review the conviction of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing. The timeline of the case is a complex one. It is set out in more detail here, but in brief, al-Megrahi was convicted in 2001 and sentenced to life imprisonment. An initial… Continue reading

Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher

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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 2018/19 academic year. The successful applicant will reside in Glasgow for the duration of the post, and will receive full access… Continue reading

A Conversation with… Dr Thepot

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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. In the second article in the series, students Laura Donohoe and Cameron McCall talk to Dr Florence Thepot.   Introduction Dr Florence Thepot is Lecturer in Competition Law and European Union Law at the… Continue reading

Can courts improve how they communicate with jurors in criminal trials?

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Today sees the publication of an evidence review, commissioned by the Scottish Government, into methods of conveying information to jurors. The review, which was undertaken by Professor James Chalmers and Professor Fiona Leverick, is part of a wider project of jury research, which also includes a major mock jury study and a second evidence review… Continue reading

A Conversation with… Professors Leverick and Chalmers

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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. In the first ‘A Conversation with…’ article, students Daniel Buchan and Holly McKenna talk to Professor Fiona Leverick and Professor James Chalmers about their criminal law research and working as a writing team.   Introduction Professor… Continue reading

College of Social Sciences PhD Scholarship

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Project Title: The Europeanisation of International Private Law – Implications of Brexit for Children and Families in Scotland The Ph.D. will examine the Europeanisation of international family law rules in Scotland, and will assess the legal consequences and implications for children and families living in Scotland of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. It… Continue reading

Issues in International Adjudication event – 19 April

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Part of the Glasgow FCO series on International Law and Global Security  Thursday 19 April 2018 4.00pm-6.30pm, Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow Panel discussion convened by the Glasgow Global Security Network, in collaboration with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Glasgow School of Law Research Group on International Law, Conflict and Security International tribunals… Continue reading

The Role Of Communities In Environmental Protection

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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. The modern understanding of environmental protection recognises that the causes and consequences of environmental harms are not confined to a single jurisdiction, and so internationalisation of environmental… Continue reading

To create or not to create? Scotland’s dilemma over establishing a specialist Environmental Court

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This blog was written by Karnik Aggarwal, who is an exchange student from the University of Sydney, Australia, currently studying at the School of Law.  Karnik is enrolled on the Environmental Law course convened by Dr Jill Robbie. Introduction In its response to the Consultation Paper ‘Developments in Environmental Justice in Scotland’, the Scottish Government recently… Continue reading

Susan Currie – Alumna profile

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Susan Currie graduated with an LL.B from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014, before going on to obtain her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow in 2015. She completed her traineeship at Cloch Solicitors and now works as a solicitor at the Govan Law Centre. She was awarded the title of “Trainee… Continue reading