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The University of Aberdeen's School of Law has been recognised for its commitment to progressing gender equality with the renewal of its Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Advance HE’s Athena Swan Charter recognises commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academic, professional and support

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Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd is one of six leading figures in law, science and other fields who will be honoured at the University of Dundee’s summer graduation ceremonies this month. Lord Thomas was the lord chief justice of England and Wales between 2013 and 2017. He called to the bar in 1969 (Gr

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Edinburgh Law School has become the first university in Scotland to run a master's course on LGBT rights. On 21 May, Edinburgh Law School’s Dr Paul Behrens gave a presentation about the LGBT Rights: A Legal Perspective course to the Cross-Party Group on LGBTI+ of the Scottish Parliament.

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Pictured (L-R): Harbani Kohli, Sara Akram (of Strathclyde University), Sheriff Principal Anwar, Hannah Nibloe and Niamh Crossan (of Glasgow Caledonian University)) A team from Strathclyde University won the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow's annual mooting competition, presided over by Sherif

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Edinburgh Law School's Professor Gillian Black is to deliver her inaugural lecture next month. Family life is generally regarded as a private matter for the family members. This gives rise to a troubling tension at the heart of family law: how should the state respect the privacy of the family while

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A collaboration between the University of Dundee and Thorntons has secured £1.1 million in funding for a first-of-its-kind legal technology project. The Levelling Up award was made by Jacob Young MP on a visit to the university last Thursday. It will be used to facilitate a dedicated space in

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An Aberdeen academic is part of a UK-wide research team which has received funding from Responsible AI UK (RAI UK) to investigate the future use of probabilistic AI in law enforcement. Entitled PROBabLE Futures – Probabilistic AI Systems in Law Enforcement Futures, the four year initiative is

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A seminar organised by the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law will look on the role that the courts, and the Supreme Court in particular, have played in shaping Scotland’s devolution settlement. Paul Reid KC will discuss his experience in devolution litigation as first standing junior cou

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President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed, is to deliver a public lecture on 24 June to mark the 15th anniversary of the court. The event will be hosted by the University of Strathclyde, marking too the 60th anniversary of its law school. Lord Reed’s lecture – “Why does the UK Supr

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Dr Gavin Sullivan, reader in international human rights law at Edinburgh Law School and UKRI future leaders fellow, has been appointed to the Independent Advisory Committee (IAC) of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) for a three-year term. Dr Sullivan is one of only three academi

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Law students Blair White and Kyle Meechan have won the 13th Glasgow Caledonian University Law Society Moot. The final, in which they faced Kate Millward and Holly Stewart, was judged by Dr Jonathan Brown, of Strathclyde University Law School, who was himself a winner in 2012-13.

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Three diploma students from the University of Glasgow – Flora Henry, Shaun Sweeney and Aidan Wallace – took part in the International Mediation Competition run by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) in São Paulo, Brazil from 11 to 13 April. S

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University of Aberdeen diploma students Ailsa Gardyne and Callum Leeson have beaten off international teams to win a prestigious legal competition in Poland. The pair were victorious in the national round of the Scottish Client Consultation Competition in February, earning them a place in the Brown

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