The 2017 HRLA Bursary Scheme Now Open.

The HRLA recognises that those without independent financial backing can sometimes be unable to take up internships, work placements and other either unpaid or poorly paid work in human rights law. He or she may therefore miss out on these opportunities and this can lead to their being disadvantaged when applying for jobs within the human rights field. To assist people in this position, in 2006 the HRLA established a bursary scheme to assist law students, either those currently studying (either undergraduate degree, postgraduate studies or LPC/BPTC/Law Conversion Course) or those who have recently graduated, in undertaking such work.


For an application form please click here.

Educate the Kids.

Kasia Thomson represented Scotland at Telders Moot in 2016, graduated from Dundee Law School and is now studying the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
This semester  she started up a society for Educate The Kids. It’s a society set up by a retired Scottish lady who has made a school and orphanage in Kenya and raises funds to run it, but this year 300 mothers tried to register their kids and there were only 80 places, so with no other school in the area they are fundraising to build a new one. 
The society is having a pub quiz on march 7th, and it is Disney themed! 
Kasia is hoping a lot of law students will want to come,  and maybe even join the society and help carry it on next semester when she graduates from the DPLP! You do not have to be a student to attend. 

Please click here for details!

Article 50 and the Role of Parliament

“Article 50 and the Role of Parliament”

 Andrew Agnew  

 Post Graduate Student at University of Dundee

1st February at 5.00 p.m.

Dalhousie Building Room 2F13
This talk will mainly focus on the provisions contained in Article 50 of The Treaty on European Union and what they mean. In the light of the decision by the Supreme Court, we also hope to provide an opportunity for discussion on the implications of the decision for Britain leaving Europe. In addition exploring the underlying issue of Constitutional Law relating to the role of Parliament and the Royal Prerogative in making decisions which has been made clearer by the Supreme Court. 
Andrew Agnew is currently studying on the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Dundee, having graduated in 2016 in dual Scots and English law. Andrew’s 4th year honours dissertation focused on the procedural mechanism of Article 50 Treaty on European Union – the withdrawal clause, under the supervision of Dr Jacques Hartmann. Alongside his studies, Andrew has undertaken placements within local government, the Civil Service and the Westminster Parliament.

Please click here to register your interest for this event.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright sets out the legal basis for British military strikes against terror targets overseas.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright today set out the legal basis for British military strikes against terror targets overseas.

He spoke in central London this evening at an event hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

His speech focused primarily on legal discussions that would taken place before action is taken in self-defence against an imminent attack and that it is important to only do this when it is neccessary and as a last resort.

To read the Attorney Generals speech published earlier this evening please click here.

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