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

The Economic Effects of Copyright – Using CREATe & CORE Resources to Inform Regulators and Lawyers

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CREATe Fellow Dr. Georg von Graevenitz, and, CREATe Programme Leader Dr Sukhpreet Singh, were recently invited to speak at the First Asia-Pacific Workshop on Empirical Methods in Innovation, IP and Competition organized by the National Law University (Delhi, India). This post by Georg summarises CREATe’s contribution to the workshop.   The First Asia-Pacific Workshop on… Continue reading

International Law events – a semester in review

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Following on from the success of our ‘International Law as a Profession’ series in 2016, this has been a very busy and exciting semester for the International Law research group. We have organised and hosted a number of events, welcoming experts from across the globe, who have offered valuable insight into key issues in the… Continue reading

Scotland’s Land Rights & Responsibilities Statement – not a legal document?

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The following article was originally published on Frankie McCarthy’s blog under the same title: I’ve been mulling over the proposed Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement with a view to responding to the current Scottish Government consultation (responses due by Friday 10th March). I tend to respond to consultations with my legal academic hat on, meaning… Continue reading

On civil remedies and the crime of rape

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The decision in the case of DC v DG & DR which was published last Tuesday is potentially of huge significance for the Scots law of rape. The facts were that DC alleged that she had been raped, while extremely drunk, by two professional footballers on 2nd January 2011. She reported the incident to the… Continue reading

Colin Donald Environmental Law Prize

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The National Trust for Scotland, in partnership with the University of Glasgow, is offering an exciting prize for students of environmental law. The prize is in honour of the late Colin Donald, who had a distinguished association with both partners, spanning a period of four decades. To enter the competition: Applicants should submit an essay (maximum 5000… Continue reading