New legal network to tackle academic and professional silos



Dr Guido Noto La Diega

A University of Stirling legal academic is launching a new body to bring together all sectors of the profession in Scotland.

Dr Guido Noto La Diega, associate professor at the university’s law school, has been awarded funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to create the Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN). 

The new hub will allow experts working in academia, the legal professions, and civil society to come together to develop and share impactful research, excellence in teaching, and societally beneficial law and policy innovations.

Dr Noto La Diega said: “SCOTLIN aims to bridge academic and professional silos, in order to get the most out of our multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of law and innovation.

“It also aims to increase public awareness and education about key issues ranging from digital privacy to the regulation of artificial intelligence, from business tech-readiness through to algorithmic accountability.”

The new body is led by Dr Noto La Diega, Dr Rossana Ducato, of the University of Aberdeen; and the University of Glasgow’s Professor Martin Kretschmer. It is open to any Scotland-based expert in law and innovation, as well as to those with an interest in the field.



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