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Primary Workshop Highlights

This month brings an anniversary for me – a work-iversary if you will.  On 29 May it will be five years since I started working at Edinburgh Law School.  There have been many, many highlights along the way but one … Continue reading

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High Court Sentencing to be Filmed

In a follow-up to earlier blogposts about allowing cameras in court, we have learnt today that cameras will be allowed into court at the sentencing of David Gilroy who was found guilty last month of murdering Suzanne Pilley.  The camera … Continue reading

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Innovative Learning Week: Law in Schools

Last week was the first Innovative Learning Week held at The University of Edinburgh.  Formal classes were suspended for a week while we all got innovative and looked outwith traditional teaching and learning experiences.  The resulting programme of events available … Continue reading

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Pathways to Professions in University Annual Review

The University of Edinburgh's award-winning initiative Pathways to the Professions is featured in the University's Annual Review. You can view this online here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/about/annual-review/publication  The Pathways feature is at pages 12/13 in the 'issuu' version and pages 8/9 in the … Continue reading

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Diploma/PEAT 1 Funding Changes 2012/13

Here is the most up-to-date information available from The Law Society of Scotland on funding for the Diploma/PEAT 1 in 2012/13. "The Scottish Government have announced changes to the way in which certain postgraduate courses, including the Diploma in Professional … Continue reading

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LawPALS3: Review to Date

Academic year 2011/12 saw the launch of a brand-new add-on to our successful LawPALS programme, LawPALS3.  These sessions are mostly aimed at our third year LLB students and our fourth years who went away on the ERASMUS scheme in third … Continue reading

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Scottish Murder Trial to be Televised: Updated

The Law Society of Scotland's Journal carries the news today that Channel 4 are going to commence filming a Scottish murder trial tomorrow as part of a documentary looking into how courts operate.  The link to the story is here: … Continue reading

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The History of Law Reporting: UPDATED

The ground-breaking Donoghue v. Stevenson case is brought to life in five great videos commissioned, as a free educational resource, by The Scottish Council of Law Reporting.  There are five videos in the series, as follows: Donoghue v. Stevenson: The … Continue reading

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LEAPS Summer School: Learning Skills

  For the third year running I was part of the Lothian Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS) Summer School 'Learning Skills' marking team.  Summer School is "for LEAPS eligible students holding one or more UCAS offers. It costs nothing, … Continue reading

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Graduation Congratulations!

Just a quick blogpost to say a massive congratulations to all our graduands who are due to graduate this afternoon in a ceremony at the beautiful McEwan Hall. It's agorgeous day here already and there is a buzz around the … Continue reading

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