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LawPALSHons Sessions

Last year, the team behind LawPALS piloted four sessions aimed at our Honours students.  The sessions were designed to ease transition from Ordinary to Honours-level study.  The sessions were popular and so we planned to run them again this year … Continue reading

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SLUG Placements (second years)

SLUG (Solicitor Links for Undergraduate Guidance) semester one placements are due to start a week today.  Placements run on either Wednesday or Friday afternoons from 24 October until 30 November. Thank you to all those you have registered their interest … Continue reading

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Universities Scotland: Briefing on Widening Access

Universities Scotland, a body made up of the Principals or Directors of Scotland’s 19 higher education institutions, recently published a paper entitled ‘Widening Access to University.’  You can find the report here: http://www.universities-scotland.ac.uk/uploads/WideningAccess%20July12.pdf It includes a summary of Universities Scotland’s position … Continue reading

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LawPALS

LawPALS is preparing for its seventh year in operation at Edinburgh Law School and is fast becoming one of our most famous exports so I thought it timely to share a short ‘Prezi’ presentation with further information about what it … Continue reading

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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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