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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

Contexts for consent: the liberalisation of wedding provision since 1977

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The following blog post by Murray McLean originally appeared on his blog ‘The View from Westrigg: Little Histories of Modern Scotland’.  It is an adapted version of a work-in-progress presentation he gave at the seminar ‘Some issues on marriage and divorce’, which took place on 11 December 2017 at the School of Law. The article is… 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

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

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

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