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Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament 2019/20

Teams through to next round of national debating tournament.

SNAILED IT… Law society takes a shine to ‘Pilgrimage to Paisley’ commemorations

Two commemorative plaques highlighting the importance of the ‘snail in a bottle case’ which laid the foundations of the modern law of negligence, have been refurbished and unveiled in Paisley today as part of the Law Society of Scotland’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

Mooting? What's that?

Lauren Pennycook, final year law student at the University of Dundee and Vice President (External Competition) of the University of Dundee Mooting Society, discusses her experience of mooting and the benefits this has brought

Starting your traineeship? What to expect...

David Phinn, trainee solicitor at Miller Samuel Hill Brown, discusses his experience of embarking on the traineeship and gives you his top tips for a successful beginning

A career in law... It was worth the wait

Trainee, Cheryl Ferguson, talks about training as an architect then changing careers to law and tells us why it was the best decision she made

New pilot scheme to tackle social mobility in Scotland

A first of its kind pilot scheme has been launched to help improve the chances for less-advantaged young people to get into their dream career in the legal sector.

A week in the life of an insight student

Last week we were joined by insight student Bethan Davies, who's just about to start sixth year. Here's what she thought about her week!

Strathclyde University student wins competition

This year’s annual student competition run by the Law Society in partnership with the Scottish Parliament invited students to look at significant legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament in its first 20 years of and how it has made a positive different to the lives of people of Scotland.

Bearsden pupils win national debating tournament

Matthew Burton and Michael Dunn from Bearsden Academy have earned the title of Scotland’s best young debaters in the final of the Law Society of Scotland’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, in the tournament's twentieth anniversary year.

Pupils from four Scottish schools through to final of national debating tournament

Pupils from four Scottish schools are preparing for the final of this year’s Donald Dewar memorial debating tournament in its twentieth anniversary year.

Career opportunities – where and why?

Alison Howells, law student at Edinburgh University, explains why you should seek legal experience in first and second year of university and how to do so.

Scottish outreach team Silver ‘Best Team’ award

Our Careers and Outreach team who are behind projects which help young people across Scotland engage positively with the law and achieve their legal career aspirations has won the silver ‘Best Association Team’ award in the 2018 Association Excellence Awards.