Strathclyde Law School
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|Head||Professor Bryan Clark|
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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)
LLB Dual Qualifying in Scots and English Law
LLB English Law (from 2016-17 - subject to professional accreditation)
BA (Honours and Pass)
Diploma in Professional Legal Practice
LLM/PgDip in Climate Change Law & Policy
LLM/PgDip in Construction Law
LLM/PgDip/PgCert in Internet Law and Policy (distance learning only)
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/MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Criminal Justice and Penal Change
LLM in Professional Legal Practice
PhD/MPhil by Research
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
Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance
Heads of Department
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
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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 a variety of projects including an immigration unit, the Scottish Women's Rights Centre, and schools and prisons projects.
In 2016, the University of Strathclyde Law School won the pro bono award at the Scott and Co. Law Awards in Edinburgh. The Law Clinic frequently wins awards at the Law Works and Attorney General Awards in London, and this year saw Fergus Lawrie given the prize for best contribution by an individual student, a prize won in previous years by Jacky Wall in 2014.
The University of Strathclyde Law Clinic is now the biggest law clinic in the UK and is primarily run by a committee of students, headed by current student directors Jacob Hay and Fergus Lawrie.
Fiona Malone and Lucy Brunton won the final of the inaugural NSLS Scottish Cup in the Court of Session in January 2015. Drew Long and Jonny Brown reached the semi-finals of the Alexander Stone Moot 2015, and Clara Smeaton and Drew Long won the annual Sheriff Cup Moot against the University of Glasgow, judged by Lady Wolffe from the Court of Session, in April 2015.
In 2016, a team from Strathclyde (Michael Anderson, Eddie Ferguson, and Clara Smeaton) went to the London qualifying rounds of the Jessup Moot. Also in 2016, Strathclyde hosted the European qualifiers for the Manfred Lachs Space Law moot and entered a team who reached the semi-finals of the European fixtures. In April 2015, the University of Strathclyde Mooting Society was asked to provide a team to represent the UK in the Commonwealth Moot Competition, which was held in Glasgow, when one of the teams had to pull out at the last minute.
Also in 2014, Clara Smeaton and Vanessa Puthucheary were runners-up in the ICLR mooting competition after successfully beating over 20 English university teams, on points of English law, to reach the final.
- 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
- Ann McKechin, MP for Glasgow North
- Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin
- Margaret Mitchell, MSP for Central Scotland
- Iain Peebles, Lord Bannatyne, Senator of the College of Justice
- Robert Burgess Obituary
- Law Awards Of Scotland
- "High Court of Justiciary hosts Strathclyde mooting semi-finals". ScottishLegal.com. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Biography of Dougie Donnelly at BBC Sport
- "Three new Court of Session judges"