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Lord Wolfson of Tredegar KC will deliver this year's James Wood Lecture at Glasgow University next month on the topic 'Law and Government: Reflections of a Justice Minister'. David Wolfson, Lord Wolfson of Tredegar KC, is a British politician, barrister and Conservative life peer. He was parliamenta

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The University of Dundee has published a report into the institution's historical links with transatlantic slavery. The study acknowledges that whilst the university’s founders played a leading role in widening access to education by promoting the education of students of both sexes, Mary Ann

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Aberdeen University LLB graduate Simeona Kostova has been named as the inaugural winner of the Jonathan Fitchen Private International Law Dissertation Prize, awarded to the student who writes the best LLB dissertation on a topic in the field of private international law. The prize was awarded by the

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Campaigners from Kenya, Indonesia and Afghanistan are undertaking a fellowship at the University of Dundee designed to support those at risk for their work in protecting human rights around the world. Riska Carolina, from Indonesia, and Junia, from Kenya, will spend up to six months at Dundee as par

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Rebecca Dyer, 2021/22 student director of the Strathclyde Law Clinic, talks about her time in the clinic and offers encouragement to current and future members. Some weeks ago, I said a goodbye to the law clinic as my academic studies drew to a close. My time in the clinic was easily the highlight o

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A leading specialist in legal history, human rights, religious freedom, marriage and family law, and law and religion will deliver the opening 2022 Gifford Lecture at the University of Aberdeen. John Witte Jr will deliver the first of a thought-provoking series which brings a unique perspective to f

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Pete Duff, professor in criminal justice at Aberdeen University, passed away on 29 September. Among other roles he was director of research for the College of Arts and Social Science, as well as interim head of college for a period. During his distinguished career he also worked at the Centre for Cr

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Pictured (L-R): Lady Carmichael; Professor Steve Olivier, RGU principal; Adrian Crofton, clinical lead at Torry Medical Practice; Hannah Darnell and Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Dr David Cameron. A student-led law clinic is preparing to launch in Aberdeen that will provide a free legal service to those

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Students and graduates will have the opportunity to put prospective employers in the dock as the University of Dundee hosts its annual Legal Recruitment Fair. Dozens of the country’s leading law firms will attend the university’s Bonar Hall on Wednesday 5 October, where the next generati

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Adnan Syed, whose imprisonment for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee was the focus of the record-breaking podcast Serial, has been freed from prison after his conviction was vacated. A judge in Baltimore, Maryland highlighted issues in the disclosure of exculpatory evidence to Mr Syed

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Gibson Kerr is sponsoring Edinburgh University Men’s Hockey Club (EUMHC) following one of the most successful seasons in the club’s 120-year history. With a commitment to the development of its players and the aim of encouraging more students to play sport, long-established Gibson Kerr w

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The work of the independent Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry, chaired by Lady Poole, is underway, write Fiona Killen and Hazel Moffat. Its key aim is to report on lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic, balancing the need for a rigorous inquiry with a desire to report as soon as possible on those lesso

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