Strathclyde Law School
|Strathclyde Law School|
|Head||Professor Bryan Clark|
|Affiliations||University of Strathclyde|
The Law School currently operates from the Graham Hills Building having been temporarily relocated from the Lord Hope Building (named after Lord Hope of Craighead, Chancellor of the University and Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court) until the summer of 2014.
The Law School offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research degrees.
LLB (Honours and Pass)
LLB in Law and a Modern Language
LLB Graduate Entry (2 years Accelerated Course)
BA (Honours and Pass)
Diploma in Professional Legal Practice
Professional Competence Course
LLM/PgDip in Construction Law
LLM/PgDip/PgCert in Internet Law and Policy
LLM/PgDip/PgCert in Human Rights Law
LLM/PgDip/PgCert in International Law and Sustainable Development
LLM/PgDip/PgCert in International Economic Law
MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Mediation and Conflict Resolution
LLM/PgDip/PgCert in Advocacy
LLM/MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Criminal Justice and Penal Change
LLM in Professional Legal Practice
PhD/Mphil by Research
Centres Of Excellence
The Centre for Professional Legal Studies
The Centre for Law, Crime and Justice
The Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law
The Centre for Internet Law and Policy
Heads of Department
|1964 - 1976||Isaac Miller|
|1976 - 1985||Campbell Burns|
|1985 - 1990||Joe Thomson|
|1990 - 1994||Robert Burgess|
|1994 - 2000||Alan Paterson|
|2000 - 2001||Kenneth Miller|
|2001 - 2007||Kenneth Norrie|
Professor Kenneth Norrie was awarded Scottish Law Lecturer of the Year 2007 at the Law Awards of Scotland, and the Law School obtained more nominations than any other law school in 2007, with Professors Norrie, Robson and Rodger being nominated.
The nominations for the 2008 award also included two Strathclyde Law School lecturers: Professor John Blackie and Professor Donald Nicolson.
The Law Clinic
|Strathclyde Law School|
The University of Strathclyde Law Clinic was set up in October 2003 by Professor Donald Nicolson, and was the first University-run Law Clinic in Scotland. The Law Clinic offers free legal advice and help to residents of Glasgow and the surrounding area who cannot afford a solicitor or do not qualify for legal aid. Dealing mainly with employment law and small claims issues, the Clinic has branched out in recent years into planning, environmental, and landlord and tenant areas of law.
In March 2009, the University of Strathclyde Law School won Best Contribution by a Law School for the work and success of its Law Clinic at the LawWorks & Attorney General Student Awards in London . The Law Clinic was also shortlisted in two other categories: the Best Contribution by a Team of Students category and the Best Contribution by an Individual Student category.
In 2014, Jacqueline Wall won best contributuion by an indivisual student and the clinic was nominated for best contribution by a group of students.
The Law School has an active mooting society, which organises an internal competition and competes in various Scottish and UK external competitions.
The University of Strathclyde Mooting Society has a strong record, in both national and international moots. Strathclyde won the UKELA Student Moot competition in 2009, and also won the Alexander Stone Moot in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.
A team made up of Andrew Ross and Mark Leiser finished second in the 2011 OUP Mooting Competition, which was based on English law. In 2014, Clara Smeaton and Vanessa Puthucheary came second in The ICLR mooting competition, successfully beating over 20 English university teams on points of English law.
In 2014, a team consisting of Drew Long, Clara Smeaton, Shaun Alexander and Chris Miller will represent Strathclyde in the Children's Rights Moot in Leiden, The Netherlands.
The winners of the Strathclyde internal mooting competition 2013-14 were Chris Miller and Cameron Smith, who narrowly beat Mike Reilly and Ruairidh Leishman in the Glasgow High Court in front of Lord Brodie, from the Court of Session.
The University of Strathclyde Mooting Society Committee for the year 2014-15 consists of:
Clara Smeaton (President) Rowan Simpson (Vice President) Chris Miller (Training Officer) Fiona Malone (Fundraiser/Treasurer) Mike Reilly (Communications Officer) Rachel Shaw (General Committee Member)
The Society can be contacted on Twitter at @StrathUni Moot; on Facebook.com/StrathUniMoot and on YouTube.com/StrathUniMoot.
- Elish Angiolini QC, Lord Advocate
- William Bain, MP for Glasgow North East
- Alastair Campbell, Lord Bracadale, Senator of the College of Justice
- Dougie Donnelly, Journalist and Broadcaster for the BBC
- Annabel Goldie, MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party
- Paul Laverty, Screenwriter
- Paul G. McBride QC, Vice-Chairman of the Faculty of Advocates
- Jean McFadden CBE, Councillor, Former Leader of Glasgow City Council
- Ann McKechin, MP for Glasgow North
- Francis McMenamin QC
- Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin
- Margaret Mitchell, MSP for Central Scotland
- Iain Peebles, Lord Bannatyne, Senator of the College of Justice
- Professor Barry Rodger, Leading Competition Law Scholar