New Book on Human Rights

| General News,2017

Dr Jacques Hartmann is presenting a new book at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The book investigates the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights in Denmark and is published to coincide with Denmark taking over the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe (from November 2017 to May 2018), a role which places Denmark centre stage in ongoing discussions about reform of the Convention system. To maximise the impact of the book, Dr Hartmann is presenting his work at a series of events across Scandinavia, including at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and at a special ev...

The Criminalisation of Transgender-Cisgender Sexual Relations: 'Gender Fraud' or Compulsory Cisnormativity?

| General News, 2017

One of the Law School's recent graduates, Laura-Anne Douglas, has had an article published in this month's Juridical Review.  Her article focuses on three prosecutions of young non-cisgender people for sex offences, based on fraudulent gender presentation. By not disclosing their gender history in advance of sexual relations, their words and behaviour have been treated as 'gender fraud'. The article questions whether this is an appropriate response from the law. The article was based on Ms Douglas's Honours dissertation. The Law School extends its congratulations to her on her publ...

New Charities Text Published

| General News, 2017

The 2nd edition of the annotations on the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland ) Act 2005 by Dr. Patrick Ford and Professor Stuart Cross of Dundee Law School has recently been published by W. Green as part of their Greens Annotated Acts Series. The 1st edition of the annotations was widely regarded as the leading commentary on the 2005 Act and the 2nd edition has afforded the authors the opportunity to comment on the ongoing implementation by OSCR, the charities regulator in Scotland, of the major reform of the Scottish charities system introduced by the Act, as well as on the changing context for th...

Annual Student Awards Ceremony

Image of students awarded at the Law Prize Giving
| all,news 2017,General News,Law

‌ 25 undergraduate students from the University of Dundee have had their outstanding academic performance recognised at the School of Law’s annual awards ceremony.Prizes were presented to students from all years of study, with several high-achieving undergraduates winning a number of awards. The prizes recognise exceptional achievements during the last academic year.Discipline Lead Mr Stuart Cross, congratulated the prize-winners, saying, "There is no better way to begin a new academic year than by publicly acknowledging the achievements of our students, and the dedication, hard w...

New Staff for Law

| General News, 2017

The Law School is delighted to announce the appointment of 4 new academic staff. Drs. Sophie Rigney, Brian Jones and Surfyan Drobi have all been appointed as lecturers and Dr. Lars Waldorf has been appointed as a Reader. Professor Stuart Cross, head of the law discipline commented that ’These outstanding appointments further strengthen the Law School’s committed and talented staff base and will allow our new colleagues to bring their research and teaching skills to a fast growing and high performing part of the University’s School of Social Sciences.'...