Professor William Kovacic – Competition Law and Policy

Professor William Kovacic of The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC, and King’s College London, will give a talk on competition law and policy. Alongside his academic appointments, Professor Kovacic is currently a non-executive director of the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Formerly, he was at various times General Counsel, Commissioner, and ultimately Chair of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following appointment by President George W. Bush in 2008.

Date: Monday 10 October 2016 – 6pm

Venue: Carnegie Building, University of Dundee

Admission to this event is free of charge and there is no need to book!

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

The Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University will be offered to a British postgraduate student to pursue a one-year Master of Laws in International Law (LLM). 

In addition to applying for the Fulbright Award, students should apply for admission to Tufts University and enrol on the LLM directly and independently of their Fulbright application.

Please read the above tabs for more information about the benefits of the Postgraduate Student Awards, eligibility and selection criteria, the application process and the awards timeline. You can also read profiles of current and past scholars, as well as a list of FAQs, to help you learn more about the Fulbright Programme.

http://fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-usa/postgraduates/tufts-master-of-international-law-award

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Donald Findlay QC University of Dundee Bar Society

On the 22nd September 2016 Donald Findlay Q.C. is visiting the University of Dundee for his Honorary President’s speech for the Bar Society.

The event shall be held from 7-9pm on September 22nd (this Thursday) in Dalhousie LT2 with a wine reception following in the Dalhousie Foyer, with the event costing £2 to raise money for the society so we can host more events in the future. There is no ticket required, but seating may be limited so it is first come first served.

 

Career Opportunities: Internship – Archives and Legacy

Organisational Unit: Information Management Unit, Information Management Services Section, Registry
Duty Station: The Hague – NL
Contract Duration: 3 to 6 months
Deadline for Applications: 07/09/2016

 

 

Required Documents for This Application

Please note that you will need to have the following information ready in order to complete your application:

 

  • A completed “Duties and Responsibilities Form” (refer to step 1 on your eRecruitment Profile page).
  • Motivation letter (maximum of 400 words).
  • Two reference letters (one academic).
  • Scanned copies of university degrees and/or diplomas.
  • Scanned copies of official academic transcripts that state your courses, results and completion date.
  • One short essay on a subject relevant to the work of the Court (maximum of 750 words, single spaced, type written).

 

Contract Duration

Interns are required to work full time for a period between three and six months (to be agreed to prior to commencement). Internship placements shall not be extended beyond six months.

 

Organisational Context

The Library, archives and Legacy team is part of the Information Management Unit and Information Management Services Section within the Registry.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Legacy and Archives team with preserving the Court’s archives and institutional memory by:

 

  • Appraising, accessioning and describing archival print and digital records.
  • Digitizing records as necessary.
  • Processing and packaging physical items according to best practice.
  • Responding to reference requests from staff or outside researchers.
  • Monitoring the environmental conditions in the archive.
  • Completing individual projects as agreed.

 

Required Qualifications

Education:

All Candidates must have a degree or be in the final stages of their studies at a recognised university. Candidates are expected to have a very good record of academic performance.

 

A qualification in archives/ records management / museum studies or the intention to pursue one in the near future is desirable, but not necessary.

 

Experience:

Internship placements focus on candidates in the early stages of their professional careers therefore; practical experience is not an essential prerequisite for selection. However, practical experience that is relevant to the work of the Court may be considered an asset.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to adapt to multicultural and multilingual working environments.
  • Possesses strong teamwork skills (listens, consults and communicates proactively).
  • Has acquired a good standard of computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications).

 

Knowledge of Languages:

Proficiency in one of the working languages of the Court, French or English, is required. Working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the Court (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

 

Remuneration

Please note that the ICC is not able to provide participants in the Internship Programme with remuneration, nor is it possible to provide any reimbursement for any expenses incurred during the internship. Accordingly, applicants must have the necessary resources or other financial support for the duration of the internship for which they have been selected.

 

 

 

The University is engaged in work to develop a revised brand framework, which will shape how we present ourselves to the world. This is being led by External Relations and is being done at a time when we are approaching our 50th anniversary in 2017.

The existing brand guidelines were developed in 2000 and no longer reflect the University’s position or ambition. In that time the world has also changed significantly in terms of where and how the University needs to be seen, and we need to ensure that we respond effectively to these changes. The revision of the brand framework is therefore part of the University’s strategic plan to raise our profile and ultimately generate more income.

We are working on this with an external agency, Tangent Graphics, who were appointed following a competitive procurement process.  Based in Glasgow, they delivered all the branding for the highly successful Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the recent “People make Glasgow” city promotion campaign. They also employ two graduates from our School of Art and Design, and regularly take on others on as interns, including one this summer.

The University brand and how we present ourselves is something that affects all who work here. So we are keen to get your views on some of the questions it raises. Earlier this summer we ran initial workshops with small groups of staff and students. These yielded useful insights and we’d now like to build on these through responses to a short questionnaire, which is at  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NZW5YS5.

The survey will close on 09/09/16.

The Dundee University Bar Society is hosting a lecture by Donald Finlay Q.C.

The Dundee University Bar Society is hosting a lecture by Donald Finlay Q.C. of MacKinnon Advocates as he is our honorary president. Along with his speech as honorary president, he shall be discussing many elements of modern advocacy. After his speech, the Society will be hosting a reception where you can ask Donald Finlay any questions you would have about advocacy, as well as have some wine and potentially light snacks.
 
This lecture will be hosted in Dalhousie Lecture Theatre 2 Thursday 22nd September and the reception following will be in Dalhousie’s Foyer area.
 
This event is free with no ticket required, however we have a limited number of seating (around 120) so it is first come first served in that regard. The lecture shall begin at 7pm, with the reception following, with the event completely wrapped up by 9pm.
Optionally, you can display your interest on Facebook here- https://www.facebook.com/events/1278825332142710/ and you can invite your fellow students to spread awareness of this excellent event!
 
Absolutely everyone is welcome from the Law School and beyond to attend- we hope to see you all there!
-The Bar Society Committee 2016/17
George Dick, Secretary of the Dundee University Bar Society