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The Leverhulme Trust: “Collections” Scholarships

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Collections: an Enlightenment Pedagogy for the 21st Century It is well known that in the three hundred years since the Enlightenment, knowledge worldwide has made giant steps – but that at the same time, this knowledge has become compartmentalised. Increasingly narrow specialisms deliver insight and technological advances – at a price. Knowledge reflects depth, but… Continue reading

Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law 2017: Postgraduate Call for Papers

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The ninth annual Gerald Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law will be held at the University of Glasgow on Tuesday 13 June 2017, supported by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and the Faculty of Advocates. Speakers will include the following: Professor Peter Alldridge (Queen Mary) Dr Kevin Brown (Queen’s University Belfast) Ilona Cairns (Aberdeen) Professor… Continue reading

On Zombie Legislation

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Two weeks ago saw the Scottish Parliament vote in favour of repealing the much-criticised Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (S) Act 2012. While the vote is merely advisory, and for now the Scottish Government have undertaken to review the legislation, it creates an interesting new category of ‘zombie’ legislation. It has not yet… Continue reading

Schrödinger’s pardon: the difficulties of the Turing Bill

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The last few days have seen some confusion over the law relating to historic convictions for consensual gay sex. First, the government announced that it would accept an amendment (proposed by the Lib Dem peer Lord Sharkey, and referred to as the “Sharkey amendment”), granting pardons to people convicted of such offences. Then a Private… Continue reading

The Sir Gerald Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law

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On 9 June 2016, 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. Sir Gerald Gordon CBE QC LLD has been one of the most influential figures in Scottish… Continue reading

GFSL: The Process of Law Reform in Criminal Evidence and Procedure

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The next meeting of the Glasgow Forum for Scots Law will take place at on Wednesday 24 February at 3.30pm The Process of Law Reform in Criminal Evidence and Procedure Professors James Chalmers and Fiona Leverick will discuss the various law reform projects that have taken place relating to Scottish evidence law and procedure, from the… Continue reading

Abolishing the “not proven” verdict

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The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee is currently considering the Criminal Verdicts (Scotland) Bill, the latest attempt to abolish Scotland’s peculiar “not proven” verdict. We have submitted evidence to the committee in support of abolishing that verdict, in the following terms. Justice Committee Criminal Verdicts (Scotland) Bill Written submission from James Chalmers and Fiona Leverick Thank… Continue reading

Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law 2016: Postgraduate Call for Papers

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main building, university of glasgow

The eighth annual Gerald Gordon Seminar in Criminal Law will be held at the University of Glasgow on Thursday 9 June 2016. Speakers will include the following: Dr Kevin Brown (Queen’s University Belfast) Professor Pamela Ferguson (Dundee) Dr Matt Gibson (Liverpool) Professor John Jackson (Nottingham) Professor Nicola Lacey (LSE) Dr Hannah Quirk (Manchester) As in… Continue reading

Criminal Law seminars at Glasgow, November-December 2015

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Stair building, University of Glasgow

      The School’s Criminal Law Forum will host three research seminars by visiting speakers in the first semester of the 2015/16 academic year, as follows: Wednesday 4 November Neha Jain, Associate Professor of Law and Lampert-Felser Research Fellow, University of Minnesota “Judicial law-making in international criminal law” 3.30-5pm, Room 222, Stair Building Wednesday… Continue reading