Message for Student Parents

Please see below for your information from the Student Parents Rep:

Hi all,

This is Student Parents Rep Steve Anderson here. Are you aware that there are approximately 3,400 Student Parents here at Edinburgh University? And not just that, our active community is ever increasing and even at times thriving. We have regular meet ups – both in person and online – usually with complimentary nibbles. We you like to know more? Either send me an email at or join our social media group(s)

Here’s a link to our WhatsApp group should you wish to join:

and similarly, our Facebook group:

For our next in person catch up, I’ll be taking my boys to the student election results night in Potterrow on Friday March 10th, so I thought why not just put a shout out if anyone wants to meet up with or without family beforehand somewhere in Teviot Row on Bristo Square (Central campus). There won’t be any nibbles at this one – that will come later on in March/ April – just a catch up. I’ll be there around 4-5.30pm. All very welcome to come along 

 And in the meantime, look after yourselves.

Steve. 🙂

Student Parents Rep

Alumni Perspectives

Alumni Perspectives – Colin Brown, Head of Legal Unit, European Commission  

Edinburgh Law School alumni Colin Brown (LLB, 1996) is an international trade and investment lawyer. Since November 2020 he is Head of Unit Legal aspects of trade and sustainable development and investment in the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission.  In this presentation, Colin will discuss his life after graduating from Edinburgh Law School and his career path. Colin will also speak about his current role and what it is really like being an international trade and investment lawyer.

Friday, 3 March 1-2pm

Register now

Edinburgh Law Society’s Class of 2023 Potential Graduation Ceilidh

Edinburgh Law Society are planning on hosting a Graduate Ceilidh for 4th year Law students from 9pm on the 10th of July in the Counting House after Graduation!

They would like to gauge interest on whether enough people would be interested and whether their family members would also like to attend!  Tickets would be £5 per person and this would be paid in advance of the event.

If you are genuinely interested and would pay for a ticket, please click here and fill out the form in the bio.  Depending on the interest shown, they will confirm whether it is going to happen.

July 2023: Study International Law in Paris at the Cornell-Paris 1 Summer Institute!

Greetings from Cornell Law School!

As you begin to make plans for the summer, we want to bring your attention to an amazing opportunity that will be offered from July 3rd to July 21st, 2023 in Paris. The Cornell-Paris 1 Summer Institute is a three-week program that is cosponsored by Cornell Law School and the Sorbonne Law School at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and features prolific legal scholars, an expansive English-language curriculum in International and Comparative Law, and unique cultural offerings.

The Paris program is open to any JD/ LLM and non-US law student who has completed one year of studies and is in good standing. It’s also available to any graduate student in good academic standing who shows interest in law, attorneys (both domestic and abroad), and other academics or practitioners who seek knowledge in the subject matter.

The curriculum will feature courses taught by Cornell’s esteemed Faculty in International and Comparative Law, including Professors Mitchel Lasser, Elizabeth Anker, Saule Omarova, Brian Michael Richardson, and Valerie Hans.

To find out more about the program, including program structure, course offerings, and fees, please visit the link to the Summer Institute website:

The application is coming soon! Register your interest at the following link, and we will email you as soon as the application becomes available:

Thank you for your time and attention, and we hope to see you this summer in Paris!


Dean Fouad Saleet, Director Dawne Peacock, and Program Coordinator Lindsey Mulholland

International Programs Department, Cornell Law School

cornell-paris 1 flyer 2023

Festival of Legal Possibilities

Tuesday, 21 – Thursday, 23 February 2023

The Festival of Legal Possibilities will have panels showcasing career paths and opportunities available for students.  We know that large scale commercial firms are frequently on campus to provide information in respect of the career options that they provide. But what else is available? What about those who do not feel represented in mainstream commercial firm recruitment?

The festival will have sessions exploring the following:

Day 1: Diverse Careers: Diverse Careers, Intersectionality, and Under-representation / Women in Law / Ethnicity and Culture / LGBTQ+

Day 2: Advocacy Careers: Judicial, Mediation and Tribunal Careers / Becoming an Advocate

Day 3: Solicitor Careers: LawPALs Presents / In House Lawyers / Public & Third Sector

This is a free event.

FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School

Dear students,

FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School opens applications for the first edition of the course Rio School on Global Governance, Democracy and Human Rights, an activity of the FGV Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, with the support of the European Union Erasmus+ Programme.The Rio School is a four-month hybrid programme (in person or online), taught in English and Portuguese, aimed at expanding knowledge on universal and regional International Organizations’ practices on Global Governance. The lectures provide an understanding and critical analysis of the International Organizations and the European Union’s institutions, their decision-making process, and challenges to their external action strategy and goals in Latin America.Featuring an internationally distinguished teaching staff and guest professors and experts from different professional backgrounds and fields of knowledge, a contemporary curriculum, an innovative educational methodology and a carefully selected student body, the course presents an unprecedented programme in Latin America.The course is designed for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, lawyers and professionals, notably in the areas of Law, International Relations and Social Sciences.The 2023 edition of the Rio School on Global Governance, Democracy and Human Rights will occur from March 1st to June 14th, 2023, on Wednesdays, from 3:50pm to 5:30pm (GMT -3h), in person at the FGV’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro (Praia de Botafogo, 190) or online (Zoom Platform).

Festival of Legal Possibilities

The Festival of Legal Possibilities will have panels showcasing career paths and opportunities available for students.  We know that large scale commercial firms are frequently on campus to provide information in respect of the career options that they provide. But what else is available? What about those who do not feel represented in mainstream commercial firm recruitment?

Day 1: Diverse Careers

Day 2: Advocacy Careers

Day 3: Solicitor Careers

Find out more and register

EUSA Student Elections

Dear students,
As some of you may be aware, nominations are currently open in our annual Student Elections, and we are seeking your support in finding your 2023/24 Undergraduate School Representative.
Becoming an Undergraduate School Representative is a fantastic opportunity for students who are passionate about their School community to give a voice to students like them, create positive change on the issues that matter, all while gaining valuable transferable skills. Engaged School Representatives also provide a vital channel of communication between students and staff, ensuring that students feel listened to and valued by their School and the University more widely.
We hope you’ll support us by sharing the follow message with your Undergraduate students, via email, social media, and any other platforms you use:

Stand TODAY to ensure students like you have a voice next academic year!

If you’re passionate about ensuring Undergraduate students in your School have their voices heard on issues of learning and teaching, student support, and community, then you could be the perfect Undergraduate School Representative.

School Representative roles are designed to fit flexibly around your studies and other commitments, and are fully supported by staff with your School and the Students’ Association.

Submit your nomination before 12:00 GMT on 15 February and enhance the student experience in your School, whilst gaining valuable transferable skills, and connecting with students and staff from across your School and beyond.

Find out more about the role at and submit your nomination here.

Best wishes,


Student Voice Manager

My pronouns are they/them and he/him.


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