Law Schools Global League Summer School

Dear Law Students,

The LSGL Presidency is looking for registrations for the 8th Law Schools Global League Summer School. The 8th LSGL Summer School, previously scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, will be delivered online between July 12 to July 25, 2020 by coordination of HSE University and LSGL Presidency.

Edinburgh Law School can select 3 students to attend the online Summer School free of charge. If you wish to be put forward for this opportunity, please register your interest by responding to this email with a short statement as to why you would like to be selected.

Classes will run each day from Monday to Friday at 1pm (London time) for approximately 140 minutes. The courses that will be offered in this programme are as follows:

Monday 13 July – Friday 17 July:

Trade and Investment in Times of Disruption

• Prof. Michelle Ratton Sanchez-Badin, FGV/SP University
• Prof. Amrita Bahri, ITAM

Monday 20 July – Friday 24 July:

Contemporary Legal Aspects of the Global Digital Economy

• Prof. Sylvia Papadopoulos, University of Pretoria
• Dr. Rifat Azam, IDC

The deadline for registering your interest to is 5pm Friday 26 June, 2020.

Kind Regards,

Edinburgh Law School


Edinburgh Student Law Review – Call for Recruitment

The Edinburgh Student Law Review (ESLR) is currently seeking applications to join our team for the 2020/21 academic year. The ESLR was the first publication of its kind in Scotland. Managed and written by students, it aims to provide a forum for law students to engage with current legal issues and debates. It is published annually.

We are recruiting externally for the following roles. Please read the role descriptions carefully before applying. The work of the ESLR begins each September, with a particularly busy period from February to April. In addition to the roles described below, we will also be recruiting for Content Editors at a later date.

Digital Managers (1-2)

  • Digital Managers maintain and generate engaging content for the ESLR’s social media presence (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) and website.
  • Digital Managers must have good social media skills and would ideally have experience in promoting organisations on a digital platform. A good Digital Manager should have experience engaging with diverse online audiences.
  • Reporting directly to the Editors-in-Chief.
  • Considered for ESLR Board Position upon application.

Finance Officers (1-2)

  • Finance Officers are responsible for maintaining the ESLR’s finances. They also source new sponsorship for the ESLR and maintain positive ongoing relationships with our existing sponsors.
  • Finance Officers must have good numeracy and communication skills. Ideally, they would have experience in supervising financial accounts (for example as a society treasurer) or in managing sponsorship for other organisations.
  • Reporting directly to the Editors-in-Chief.
  • Considered for ESLR Board Position upon application.

Events Officer (1)

  • The Events Officer organisessocial events for the ESLR. They are also responsible for more formal events such as the annual publication launch and skills training events for prospective authors.
  • The Events Officer should have good communication and team-working skills. They should have experience in managing events. The Events Officer should also be able to show initiative in conceiving and planning events.
  • Reporting directly to the Editors-in-Chief.
  • Considered for ESLR Board Position upon application.

Copy Editors (10-12)

  • The Copy Editersedit articles for publication in accordance with the style of the ESLR, as well as ensure said articles are free of grammatical issues, etcetera. Copy Editors generally edit two articles a year.
  • Content Editors should have strong language skills and be able to assess an article for its consistency with the House Style. Content Editors should have good time management skills and must be able to complete work to a deadline.
  • Reporting to the Chief Copy Editors.

Blog Editors (1-2)

  • The Blog Editor edits blog posts for grammar, style, etcetera. They liaise with authors and the Managing Editors to produce the ESLR Blog. The Blog aims to post bi-weekly from November of each academic year.
  • The Blog Editor should have strong language skills and experience with editing work for a digital platform. The Blog Editor should have good time management skills and must be able to complete work to a deadline.
  • Reporting to the Managing Copy Editor.

It is possible to apply for more than one position. The deadline for applications to all positions is 30th April. Applications can be made to the Editors-in-Chief for all positions via Google Forms at the following link: It is necessary to have a Google account in order to complete this form but it is easy and free to set one up. You will be asked to upload a current version of your CV. Selected candidates will be invited for a video conference interview.

ARTea Sessions for E-connection

Dear all,

This project aims to help UoE students and staff REACH OUT as we reconnect with people through creativity and reflections during our STAY IN.

With wellbeing as a guiding concept, we have developed a workshop series that explores the idea of E-connection through a healthy platform in art and its related fields, considering the University’s aim to promote the good mental wellbeing of its students and staff. The interactive workshops will help participants to endure and deal with stressful situations associated with the self-isolation life, enhancing the appreciation of anti-stress activities and healing alternatives through different forms of arts and creativity.

Please below the poster for the first workshop (ARTea session): Sketch & Reflection, 2pm, 7th April 2020. The subsequent ARTea sessions will take place every Tuesday from 7th April to July.

All online interactive workshops are free, but booking is required through Eventbrite (there are only 50 places available per workshop). No special skills are needed. For more information and bookings, please visit

We hope to see many of you in our workshops!

ARTea Team

TargetJobs – Student Career Advice

Dear all,

TargetJobs provide a range of information and advice for students looking to the future and what career options could be available to you after you complete your studies.

Full details on their careers advice including exploring and deciding options, making plans, applications and more, please see here.

They also offer information on alternative options once you complete your studies here.

TargetJobs also have a wide range of FAQ’s that may be helpful with any questions or concerns you may have after completing your studies here.

Many thanks,

Edinburgh Law School

Employer - TARGETjobs | Group GTI

Legal Summer Placement Scheme 2020 – Final Year Students

The City of Edinburgh Council is now inviting applications for its Summer Placement Scheme 2020.

Placement Details

A summer placement at the Council offers an exciting opportunity to develop the skills required of trainee solicitors, working alongside an experienced team of in-house lawyers.

Students will have the opportunity to complete a week in two of the following departments: Commercial Practice, Litigation, Property and Planning or Employment.

The placement is open to students in the final year of the LL.B, or the final year of the accelerated degree.

Placements will take place over two weeks from 15 June to 26 June 2020.

Core Competencies

Summer placement applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and accurately, both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to research legal solutions effectively and clearly present findings;
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles of Scots Law; and
  • A keen interest in public administration.

How to Apply

Please send complete applications (click here for application form) or any questions to

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 10 April 2020.

Many thanks and all the best!

Sexual harassment and the law: What does the future hold for the law and lawyers?

Dear all,

I am delighted to inform you that the Consent Collective, one of our partners in tackling gender-based violence & sexual violence within the University community, are back on campus soon:

When? – Monday‎ ‎16‎ ‎March, 18‎:‎00 – ‎19‎:‎30pm

Where? – Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre Theatre, Edinburgh Law School, Old College

Join The Consent Collective and our panel of law academics and professionals as we discuss the current priorities and future directions of sexual harassment and the law.

We hope to see you there!

So you want to be a … Judicial Assistant

Dear all,

When? – TONIGHT 10th March 2020, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Where? – SSC Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh

SYLA are delighted to welcome a team from the UK Supreme Court to speak to members on what life is like working as a Judicial Assistant to the Justices of the UKSC. The Court is currently recruiting for fixed term posts, assisting the Justices by carrying out research in connection with appeals and summarising applications for permission to appeal. This event offers the opportunity to learn more about the role and to participate in a Q&A with those who have experienced life working at the Court. More information on the vacancy can be found here:

Chris Maile, head of HR at the Court, will speak, along with current Scottish Judicial Assistant, Francesca Ruddy and former Judicial Assistant, turned Barrister, Rachel Barrett.

The event is kindly hosted by the Society of Solicitors of the Supreme Court in Scotland (SSC) in their lounge, which is located in SSC Building, access to which is via Parliament House, 11 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RQ.

Tickets are free and available here –

Hope to see you there!

WS Summer Internship 2020

Dear all,

The WS Society is now welcoming applications from law students and graduates who would like to participate in the WS Summer Internship 2020 programme. An internship with a difference, now in its eleventh year, the WS Internship is an incomparable opportunity to gain practical experience with an organisation whose name is instantly recognisable throughout the legal fraternity in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

The WS Internship programme offers a unique opportunity to participants to raise their profile and sharpen their research and presentation skills in preparation for the world of legal work. The internship programme is tailored each year to cover contemporary legal issues and will include an assigned, team-based research project, working towards a presentation to external delegates and the production of a report for publication.

WS Interns will join the Society’s legal team, headed up by a solicitor with 20 years’ experience in legal practice and the Society’s Research Principal. WS Interns will assist the legal team primarily in their delivery to clients of research and information services and have the opportunity to interact with an extensive network of solicitor members from all areas of the profession on a daily basis.

Having the resource of the Signet Library at their fingertips, WS Interns can familiarise themselves with the texts and materials which will be fundamental to any career in law, while at the same time being able to experience over 500 years of legal history.

The WS Internship is open to 3rd and 4th year students from the four year LLB undergraduate degree, 2nd year students from the accelerated LLB Degree and Diploma students. The WS Summer Internship programme will take place in three blocks of two weeks on the following dates: 6 – 17 July, 27 July – 7 August, 10 – 21 August 2020. If you would like to apply, we encourage you to send by Friday 24 April a CV and covering letter, together with a note of your preferred dates, by email or post to:

Sophie Mills
The WS Society
The Signet Library
Parliament Square
Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
Email: Tel: 0131 220 3426

All the best!

TC Young Summer Placement Opportunity

Dear all,

TC Young are currently looking for enthusiastic law students to complete a 4 week summer placement in our Glasgow office this summer.

Working in a general administrative capacity, this will be an ideal opportunity for 3rd or 4th year law students to see how a busy, medium sized law firm operates.

Interested candidates should send their CV (limited to 2 pages) and a covering email explaining why they are applying for the placement to

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted. Those selected for interview will be required to complete a typing exercise.

Early applications are encouraged.

All the best.

Playfair Yoga and Meditation – Wednesday 18th March 2020

Dear Students,

On Wednesday 18th March 2.15-4.00pm, we are hosting a candlelit yoga and meditation session for Law School students, in the Playfair Library Hall.

Yoga teacher Peach Anderson will guide you through a session of movement, music and meditation, designed to energise, restore and relax the mind, body and spirit. This is a unique chance to focus on your wellbeing in a truly inspirational space!

Book your place here:

A small number of mats will be provided on a first come, first served basis, however please bring your own mat if you have one. If you don’t have a mat, don’t worry, you are still very welcome to join in. Please feel free to bring blankets, warm jumpers, socks etc. for the meditation part of the session.

Take some time out to focus on yourself and join us for this special afternoon!

If you have any questions about the event or any adjustments you require to attend please feel free to contact Ruth Johnston at

All are very welcome!

Best wishes,

UG Teaching Office

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