Law Society Blog by Aimee Godfrey

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| General News, Diploma News, 2017

Aimee Godfrey, who is presently completing the Diploma in Legal Practice at Dundee Law School, has written a blog for the Law Society of Scotland where she shares her experiences of summer placements.   Read Aimee’s blog: The value of completing a summer placement...

DWF Lord Jones Mooting Competition

| General News, Mooting News, 2017

On 25th February, Dundee University Mooting Society will host the DWF Lord Jones Mooting Competition.  Teams from all Scottish universities are welcome to enter and compete on a moot problem drafted by Dundee Law School’s Gordon Cameron.   Teams will have the chance to tackle the moot problem from both sides during a round robin stage in the morning. The highest scoring teams will then proceed to the knockout rounds and compete to be crowned the first Lord Jones Moot champions in the grand final. Following the success of last year’s inaugural Intervarsity Moot, this year’s compe...

Comparative Environmental Law

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| General News, Research News, 2017

Prof. Colin Reid has attended a workshop in Cambridge as part of work leading to a major volume on Comparative Environmental Law.  This book, to be published by OUP, is being edited at Cambridge University by Prof. Jorge Vinuales and Dr. Emma Lees (a Dundee LLM graduate) and is due to appear in 2018.  Over 50 contributors from all over the world, including many “household names” among environmental law scholars, are involved and 40 of them were at the workshop to assist in identifying general themes and increase the integration of the various contributions.  Prof. Reid’s ch...

Brexit and Environmental Law

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| General News, 2017

Prof. Colin Reid has been in London contributing to two events related to Brexit and environmental law.  In early January he spoke at the latest in the series of Brexit seminars organised by the Centre of European Law at King’s College London; these seminars attract an audience including leading practitioners from the private sector and government.  The seminar focussed on environmental law issues arising from Brexit, with Prof. Reid speaking about the devolution aspects while other speakers covered international law and the extent to which EU law can influence what happens in states which ...

Reforming Scottish Criminal Procedure: In Search of Process Values

| General News, Research News, 2017

The paper which Professor Pamela Ferguson gave in spring last year at a Scottish-Scandinavian workshop has now been published: "Reforming Scottish Criminal Procedure: In Search of Process Values " (2017) 4 Bergen Journal of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice  pp. 167-195. This offers a critique of recent proposals made to Scottish criminal procedure....