Team SolidariTee – student volunteering opportunity

Want to help refugees, but don’t know how to combine that with your studies? Fancy being part of a driven, enthusiastic team of students committed to raising funds and spreading awareness of the rights of refugees and asylum seekers? Have a burning desire to sell high-quality, ethically-produced t-shirts in the name of legal aid? Then SolidariTee is for you!

SolidariTee is an international charity led by students and young people which seeks to raise awareness and further sustainable support for refugees and asylum seekers. Our mission at SolidariTee is to empower students to change the landscape of refugee rights, through fundraising for legal aid and psychological support, and through raising awareness of the challenges imposed upon refugees and asylum seekers globally. We fundraise directly via events and donations, and by selling our signature fundraising t-shirts, the purpose of which is twofold; the shirts create a visible show of solidarity with refugees, and the proceeds from their sales go towards our grants.

We want YOU to sign up to be one of our volunteers – we are currently recruiting students to lead the SolidariTee team at your university, and we have positions available in the following areas: Team Lead, Events, Publicity and T-shirt Fundraising. 

Find out more about the roles available here and sign up at:

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at

Global Buddies Opportunity!

Are you a friendly, welcoming student enrolled for the 2023-24 academic year? If so, you should apply to be a Global Buddies Group Leader through the Students’ Association! As a Group Leader, you will assist new international students in their transition to Edinburgh by organising social activities and providing peer support. You will receive training from EUSA to prepare you for this role and gain transferable leadership skills while making new international friends along the way.

To learn more or sign up to be a Global Buddies Group Leader, click here:

If you have any questions, email:

The Times 2TG National Mooting Competition 2023-24

The Times 2TG Moot is a national mooting competition, which our Chambers runs in conjunction with The Times newspaper. It is in its nineth year and is open to all students in tertiary education irrespective of background or institution. It allows those who may have very limited experience of mooting and the legal world to have the opportunity to moot at a national level before a range of Judges. The event is a part of 2 Temple Gardens’ commitment to social mobility and removal of barriers to accessing the Bar.

Applicants will have a unique opportunity to develop their oral and written advocacy and moot before Senior Advocates and members of the Judiciary at the highest level. All finalists will receive cash prizes and mini-pupillages at 2 Temple Gardens.

The first round consists of skeleton arguments only. The problem was released on 11th April 2023. Skeleton arguments and registration forms must be received by 9th May 2023 and emailed to

For more details, the first round problem and to register, follow this link:

Please could you post the attached flyer on your intranet, social media or forward this email on to any law students who may be interested.

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Deborah Francis

Drama/ Theatre event: Staging Asylum Stories: ethics, authenticity and truth Tues 28th March 1.30pm

As part of our Guthrie Drama Seminar series we are hosting a public event on Tuesday 28th March at 1.30pm.

This panel discussion brings together the co-writers of How Not to Drown, an award-winning play which tours to Traverse Theatre from 29th March to 1 April:  playwright and applied theatre maker, Nicola McCartney, and Dritan Kastrati, actor and former unaccompanied child asylum seeker, whose own story the play tells. Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati will talk about the unique process by which they brought Dritan’s real-life story of his perilous journey to the UK as an unaccompanied young asylum seeker.

They will be joined by Professor Sharon Cowan, Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies, who consulted on the play, and Laura Mallows, Executive Producer of ThickSkin Theatre Company, the panel will discuss the ethics and the process around staging asylum stories: notions of “authenticity”, the underlying assumptions about what “truth” is and we get at it,  subjectivity/objectivity etc, in the story telling techniques / goals in theatre as opposed to law.

This coincides with the run of How Not To Drown at Traverse Theatre from 29th March to 1st April.

For more information and to reserve a place, please follow this link.

Staging Asylum Stories: ethics, authenticity and truth

A panel discussion with the co-writers of the award-winning play How Not to Drown, Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati.

Lord Kerr Essay Competition 2023

The Human Rights Lawyers Association’s (HRLA) Young Lawyers’ Committee (YLC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Lord Kerr Essay Competition 2023.

The essay question is on the following topical human rights issue: “Is there a human right to live free from poverty? Should there be?”

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


3rd Edition of the Dalhousie Law Graduate Society Annual Graduate Research Conference themed “Law, justice and Automation”

We excited to advise that the 3rd Edition of the Dalhousie Law Graduate Society Annual Graduate Research Conference themed “Law, justice and Automation”. The Conference will take place on the 10th May 2022 and the call for abstracts has been extended to March 25th.

The Conference will take place in a hybrid mode (at the Schulich School of Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and on Zoom).

The Conference’s objective is to engage perennial issues touching on the implications of automation, law, and justice. Automation is a growing and inevitable practice that arguably implicates legal structures and practices. The Conference will host established academics who will address nascent issues around the Conference’s theme from diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives. As per our tradition, we would accept presentations from graduate students and early career academics on issues connected to the theme of the Conference.

We therefore encourage recent graduates and early-career academics specializing in law and related disciplines to submit abstracts for the conference. To apply for the call for submission, kindly send an abstract with a maximum number of 300 words. Please submit through the available form:

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 25th March 2023, 11:59 PM, Atlantic Standard Time (AST). For more information about the conference, kindly review the attached brochure. DLGS Graduate Research Conference 2023_Brochure

To register, please use this link

Should you have any question or enquiry, please feel free to write to us at

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