Addleshaw Goddard – training contract applications open

Addleshaw Goddard (AG) are a premium business law firm and provide a full range of commercial legal services to businesses.

AG offer a wide range of seats within our divisions across our offices, out 2-year training contracts cover four six-month seats.

If you’re ready to join AG, you can apply for one of our training contracts.

Applications for training contracts in Aberdeen starting in 2022 and 2023 are now open and will close on 31 May.

Applications for 2024 training contracts (Leeds, London, Manchester and Edinburgh/Glasgow) are now open and the closing date is 31 July.

More details about other opportunities from AG can be found on the Addleshaw Goddard opportunities page.

Information about opportunities from a number of leading law firms can be found on the Law School’s Career Opportunities page.

Dickson Minto – Career Opportunities

Traineeships 2024

The application process for traineeships commencing in September 2024 is now open.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 26 June 2022. Please note that selected candidates may be called for interview prior to the deadline and traineeships offered on a rolling basis.  Accordingly, early application is encouraged.

Dickson Minto offer two different types of specialist traineeships – one in corporate and one in commercial property.

The corporate traineeship includes a guaranteed six months in Dickson Minto’s London office and free accommodation and travel is provided.

The commercial property traineeship is based in Dickson Minto’s Edinburgh office and trainees will gain experience in both Scottish and English property law.

If you are interested in applying and will have obtained a Scots law Diploma in Professional Legal Practice by the time your traineeship commences, please complete the relevant traineeship application form available on Dickson Minto’s website and send by email to or by post to:

Allan Fraser

Dickson Minto

16 Charlotte Square

Edinburgh EH2 4DF

For more information, please visit

More information about opportunities from a number of leading law firms can be found on the Law School’s Career Opportunities page.

The Future of Legal Education in Scotland Conference – Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May

Glasgow Law School is hosting The Future of Legal Education in Scotland Conference in The Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th May. Details below. It promises “speakers including practitioners, academics, students and representatives from the Law Society of Scotland.” Attendance can be for just one day if you can’t manage two. There is no fee for students to attend the conference.

Register here:

Student Vision Consultation

The development of the Edinburgh Student Vision is a key step for the Curriculum Transformation Programme. Its purpose is to define a shared ambition for the distinctive qualities and impact of the curriculum for our applicants, students and graduates. The consultation will be open until the end of May 2022 and the team would love to hear what you think. Please visit the Hub to find out more and contribute towards our shared Edinburgh Student Vision: Edinburgh Student Vision Consultation

Committee Applications for Enactus Edinburgh are now open (Takes 10 minutes to apply!)

Enactus Edinburgh supports students in building enterprises that function to benefit societies and communities locally and internationally. 

Whether you are interested in social entrepreneurship but don’t know where to start, or if you already know a bit about it, a committee position with Enactus is the best way to enhance and expand on your skills. Enactus Edinburgh is a part of the Enactus UK network, which supports students & young people across the country to engage in social action. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by our vision – to create a better, more sustainable world. Enactus UK’s established university programmes have been running since 2001 and now operate in over 60 universities across the UK, engaging up to 3,000 students each year.

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to gain committee experience & make the most out of their university experience!

Please fill out this form (takes only 10 minutes) if you’re interested in running for any of the three roles available:

Deadline to fill out the form is 23rd May, 11:59pm BST. We will be in touch with you after the deadline to set up a quick call to discuss the role and responsibilities. If you have any questions about the application process of the roles, please contact us at or on Instagram at @enactusedinburgh

The ECLAN Summer School on “The EU Area of Criminal Justice” online from 4 July to 8 July 2022

The ECLAN Summer School on “The EU Area of Criminal Justice” takes place every year in Brussels (Institute for European Studies – ULB). The next edition will take place online from 4 July to 8 July 2022.

Aim and Objective

The Summer School is specifically designed for practitioners, being lawyers, EU or national civil servants working in criminal matters, as well as researchers and students interested in the EU area of criminal justice. The objective of the Summer School is to provide participants with an extensive knowledge of EU criminal law. The classes are both theoretical and practical. They are taught by academics, national experts or European officials who deal with these issues on a daily basis.

When and Where

The next edition of the Summer School will take place between 4 July and 8 July 2022.

* Due to the current health situation related to the Covid-19, the 18th edition of the Summer school will be held online *

All information can be found here: 

Post for students: Edinburgh International Justice Initiative 2022/23

Organisational Development Team Recruitment

The Edinburgh International Justice Initiative is recruiting! We are offering the opportunity for matriculated University of Edinburgh students to become involved in the EIJI’s Organisational Development (OD) team. Our OD team is composed of a variety of positions which oversee the day-to-day workings of the Initiative, ensuring that everything continues to run smoothly. These positions allow team members to develop key skills in teamwork, planning, and project development, while getting involved in public international law in non-research capacities.

There are currently six roles on offer. Each link contains the application form and role description. Please be sure to carefully read the details at the beginning of the application to ensure you meet the basic requirements needed to undertake any position you are interested in. Please note you may apply for as many positions as you would like.


Head of Teams Development:

Head of Project Development:

Head of Marketing:

Head of Business Development and Finance:

Head of Legal Development:

Duration of Roles: 

May 2022 to May 2023

Application Timeline:

Applications close on May 12th at 11.59pm BST.

Who Are We?

The Edinburgh International Justice Initiative (EIJI) is a student-run initiative that seeks to work with, and in support of, institutions focused on international criminal law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. We passionately provide pro-bono legal research assistance focused on strengthening the international justice system, as we ultimately look to make a practical and meaningful difference. In the past, we have worked with the ICC Defence Counsel, a digital evidence verification Database, and various human rights organisations and Government agencies in Mainland Europe, Venezuela, Nepal, and Cameroon.

If you have any questions, please do contact us at Best of luck!

Edinburgh Nightline

Edinburgh Nightline, a confidential and non-judgmental mental health helpline run by students from 8pm-8am every night of term. We undergo extensive training and provide a listening support service for students from all universities and colleges in Edinburgh via our helpline or instant messaging service.

ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy – Application period now open

European Centre for Space Law (ECSL), which was established under the auspices of the European Space Agency (ESA) in 1989 to promote, enhance and foster capacity building in space law and policy across Europe. The ECSL call for applications for the 30th edition of the Summer Course on Space Law and Policy is now open. Students and young professionals can apply until the 15 May 2022, 23:59 CEST.
The Summer Course offers a unique opportunity for students to delve into space law at an exciting pace, learning from experts in academia and industry and having the opportunity to showcase their own skills during a group project. The ECSL is co-organising the Summer Course with NOVA Law School in Lisbon, Portugal.

Find out more about the application process, as well as the application forms here:

Should there be an ECSL NPOC established in your country, the students’ applications would have to go through them. Find out more about the ECSL National Points of Contact here:

Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the ECSL Executive Secretariat and Ms. Rosanna Hoffmann under

Lord Kerr Essay Competition 2022

The Human Rights Lawyers Association’s (HRLA) Young Lawyers’ Committee (YLC) is pleased to announce the inaugural launch of the Lord Kerr Essay Competition 2022.

The essay question is on the following topical human rights issue: “Is eco-anxiety capable of amounting to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, within the meaning of Article 3 ECHR?

Further details of the rules, eligibility criteria and submission process can be found here.

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