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LGBT+ History Month: My trans journey

To mark the conclusion of LGBT+ History Month 2021, Amanda Millar, current President of the Law Society of Scotland, and the first openly LGBT+ person to hold the role, reflects on her own trans awareness journey.

Exploring alternative careers: From legal practice to teaching law

Yvonne Evans is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee. In this blog, she talks about making the move from working as a Private Client solicitor in a large Scottish firm to academia.

Moveable Transactions Reform & COVID-19 Recovery

Dr Hamish A Patrick makes the case for introduction of a Moveable Transactions Bill, one of our priorities for the next Session of the Scottish Parliament

Moving on to the DPLP: A tale of two cities

How different is the DPLP to the LLB really? Two students, Rachael Purvis from the University of Glasgow and Lauren Pennycook from the University of Edinburgh, tell us about their experiences and give their top tips for a successful transition.

Enhancing your CV: Lockdown doesn't mean locked out

Thomas Meacher, fourth-year student on the dual qualifying LLB and President of the Dundee University Law Society, offers his top tips on how students can bolster their CV, even during the lockdown.

Succeeding in the UK job market: A guide for international students

Bianca Praino, Founder and Director of Praino Careers, offers her advice on how international law students can get themselves ready to enter the UK workplace.

AML Legal Professional Privilege: Supporting Decision Making

In the second of our series of blogs on the updated AML guidance for the UK legal sector, Jane Jarman, solicitor, Professor of Law at Nottingham Trent University and contributor to the new guidance, sets out why and how she re-worked the Legal Professional Privilege (LPP) section to be a practical, decision-making framework for lawyers.

Are you workplace ready?

Our Careers and Outreach Coordinator, Lyndsey Thomson, explains how mentoring can help graduates get ready for the workplace.

Chinese New Year: Eat For Hope

As Lunar New Year celebrations kick off across many Asian cultures on 12 February this year, Ling Deng, a solicitor at Thorntons Law LLP, reflects on what the Chinese New Year means to her, with its rituals, symbolism and message of hope for the coming year, after a tough 12 months.

How I began to ‘fill my basket’, the benefits of committee membership

Alannah McGinley was a member of the Law Society’s Insurance Committee from March 2017-December 2020. Alannah is now Law Clerk to the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Exploring alternative careers: Working in Educational Technology (EdTech)

Cinzia Pusceddu is an Academic Liaison Officer (Technology Manager) at the University of Edinburgh's School of Engineering. As part of our blog series exploring alternative careers, Cinzia discusses why law students might want to consider a career in Educational Technology.

New AML Guidance: Where to start

In the first of a series of blogs, Graham MacKenzie, Head of Anti-Money Laundering at the Society, helps to break down the recently released and extensively revised AML Guidance for the UK legal sector, highlighting key changes and what solicitors need to look out for.

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