Access to justice for vulnerable and energy poor consumers in Europe

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This month, Naomi Creutzfeldt (University of Westminster) and I [Chris Gill] launched our new project investigating access to justice for vulnerable and energy poor consumers in Europe. The project has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and will run for three years, up until August 2020. This post provides a brief summary… Continue reading

€ 1.4 million ERC funding award made to Professor Dukes

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Professor Ruth Dukes has received a major funding award from the European Research Council (ERC). The award is worth over € 1.4 million over a period of five years, and has been made under the ERC’s Starting Grant scheme, designed to support excellent Principal Investigators to conduct ground-breaking, ‘frontier’ research. Professor Dukes’ project is entitled… Continue reading

Social Justice and the Historical Development of Water Rights

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“If water were our chief symbol for property, we might think of property rights – and perhaps other rights – in a quite different way. We might think of rights literally and figuratively as more fluid and less fenced-in; we might think of property as entailing less of the awesome Blackstonian power of exclusion and… Continue reading

Reflections on CREATe’s first MOOC

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Dr Sukhpreet Singh (Senior Lecturer, CREATe) and Kerry Patterson (CREATe Community Manager) reflect on the initial run of CREATe’s MOOC. CREATe ran its first MOOC (massive open online course) this summer: ‘Music Copyright: Understanding UK Copyright Law When Working with Music.’ Introducing learners to key aspects of UK music copyright law, it was developed by CREATe… 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

The Sir Gerald Gordon Seminar on Criminal Law

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Report by Professor Fiona Leverick, School of Law: On 13 June 2017, 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. The seminar is now in its ninth year.… Continue reading

Vis Moot: why you should apply

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Few experiences have been more beneficial to my career than my involvement in mooting. Whether you plan to be in practice, policy, or academia, nothing can better prepare you than participation in an international moot court competition like the Vis Moot – I know I would not have had half the opportunities I’ve had if… Continue reading

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development internship – one student’s experience

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) internship is a unique opportunity for Glasgow students seeking to work in the Corporate and Financial Law sector. Now in its third year of operation, the programme allows one Glasgow student to undertake an eight week summer placement at the EBRD’s London offices. Athina Kakli was the first… Continue reading

Living and working in Beijing – one student’s experience

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Luke Costello, an alumnus of the School’s LLB and DPLP programmes, recently earned the opportunity to undergo a work placement at an international law firm in Beijing. In the first of a series of blog posts, Luke shares his experience of living and working abroad: My name is Luke Costello. I studied my LLB at… 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