The Edinburgh Award


Law Leaders and Student Legal Placements

The Edinburgh Award is distinct to the University of Edinburgh and has been developed to encourage and more formally recognise student achievement and learning from outside the formal curriculum. It aims to help students learn to excel, increase their impact and stand out from the crowd in whatever circumstance or role they find themselves, now and in future.

Students who successfully complete the Edinburgh Award will be invited to an exclusive end-of-Award event and will receive both a certificate of recognition from the University and an entry on their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEARs – an expanded record of your achievements within the University).

The School of Law will be running two versions of the Award in 2022/2023. The first is the Student Legal Placements scheme and the second, the Student Law Leaders scheme. Any student, who currently undertakes extra-curricular legal work and is in 3rd year, a Graduate LLB student, or above, may apply for entry to the Student Legal Placement scheme. Any students who hold a position on a council, committee or society within the School of Law may apply to take part in the Law Leaders scheme.

The organiser for the Edinburgh Award is Rebecca Samaras. Further information can be found at:

Session Dates (all workshops will be 17:15 – 18:45)

Workshop 1:

  • Tues 15 Nov 2023 or 5.15 – 6.45pm
  • Wed 16 Nov 2023 5.15 – 6.45pm

Workshop 2:

  • Tues 24 Jan 2023 or 5.15 – 6.45pm
  • Wed 25 Jan 2023 5.15 – 6.45pm


Workshop 3

  • Tues 7 Mar 2023 or 5.15 – 6.45pm
  • Wed 8 Mar 2023 5.15 – 6.45pm

Room details will be confirmed nearer the time.


Please email Evan McVeigh at: if you wish to participate.

Closing date for applications is: 5pm on Thursday 3 November.