Dundee Mooters advance to the Supreme Court

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This week, four Dundee students will moot before Lord Hodge at the Supreme Court in the final of the Dundee Mooting Championship. This year’s Championship is sponsored by MacRoberts LLP. The Championship is one of two internal competitions organised each year by the University of Dundee Mooting Society.  Students from all years have been competing since September in the hope of reaching the coveted final round. The four students progressing to the final are George Dick and Jamie Durie, who won the first semi-final, and Evana Ferguson and Giorgio Ventisei, who won the second. Both semi-finals too...

PhD student Rachael Wallace to speak at the Scottish Parliament

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Rachael Wallace, who is 26-years-old and is from Alyth, will be speaking on the Your Scottish Parliament panel on Friday 24th March. Rachael, who is a PhD Law student at the University of Dundee, has cerebral palsy and is currently petitioning for the establishment of specialist services on the NHS for adults with the condition.  Rachael said:  “I’ve come across various challenges in my life. My condition means I’m a full time wheelchair user but this has not stopped me from being successful and doing things I’m passionate about.  “I started my own public peti...

Law Student George Dick is a finalist for a national legal award

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| General News, 2017

George Dick, who is studying an LLB in Scots Law at Dundee Law School, is one of a handful of finalists for Future Legal Mind 2017, a national award for UK undergraduate law students, set up in 2014 to recognise young legal talent.  It is run by National Accident Helpline. The 20-year-old student from Kinross is in line for a potential £5,000 prize and work placement at law firm Simpson Millar, after impressing industry judges with an essay on the UK’s civil justice system. Candidates were asked to answer the question: “If eBay can resolve 60 million disputes each year, why does the ...

Brexit and the Environment: Holyrood and ESRC

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| General News, 2017

Prof. Colin Reid was one of a group of legal academics who gave evidence to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament on 14 March on the consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  The Committee asked questions about the scale of the task of disentangling the EU elements from our law, the enforcement of environmental law after Brexit, the consequences of international agreements and the implications for the devolution arrangements; see http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/100411.aspx  The Deputy Convener of the C...

DILS Event – Dr Sarah Hendry

| General News, 2017

Dr Sarah Hendry will speak at an event organised by Dundee International Law Society (DILS): "Wastewater – Governance and Regulation of an Untapped Resource: The United Nations World Water Development Report 2017".  The event will take place on 22 March at 5.00pm in Dalhousie Building Room 2G14 and is free and open to anyone who is interested. Please see full details of this event...