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What the Lawscot Foundation means to Laura

One of our first ever Lawscot Foundation recipients is Laura, who is studying at Abertay University. While she was still at school, Laura spent a period of time living in a homeless shelter and writes about what the support from the Lawscot Foundation means to her.

Pupils through to national debating tournament final

Pupils from four secondary schools have won a place in the final of Scotland’s biggest schools’ debating competition after a battle of words this week.

Scottish pupils through to semi-finals of national debating tournament

Pupils from 16 schools across Scotland have battled their way to the semi-finals of our Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament.

Scottish pupils to debate removing monuments to controversial figures

Pupils from schools across Scotland are preparing to take to the floor in the opening rounds of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating tournament.

Two sides to a summer internship

A former intern and her employer talk about their experience of an in-house summer internship and why you should give it a go.

Judges wanted for national debating tournament 2017/2018

The Law Society of Scotland is calling for people with an interest in debating to sign up as judges for the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament 2017/18.

First awards offered by Lawscot Foundation to ‘inspirational’ candidates

Law Society of Scotland charity the Lawscot Foundation is to provide support for eight young people from less advantaged backgrounds who are starting Scots law degrees this autumn.

First applications to 'life-changing' Lawscot Foundation

The Society's Head of Careers and Outreach, Heather McKendrick, is inspired by the first group of applicants to Lawscot Foundation.

Legal education: fit for purpose?

Having been invited to speak at the Trainee and Newly Qualified Society’s (TANQ) summer social, Rob Marrs, our Head Education, reflects on the event's key content and encourages all new lawyers to get involved.

Street Law shortlisted for social mobility award

The Law Society of Scotland’s Street Law project has been shortlisted for an innovation award at the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards.

What is commercial awareness and how do I get it?

Linsey Fadiga, second-year law student at Edinburgh Napier University, looks at commercial awareness - what it is, how to get it and how to prove you have it!

The debate - What the judges want

Victoria Lane is a senior solicitor at Brodies LLP and a part-time tutor at Edinburgh University. Victoria’s debating experience kicked off in the Donald Dewar Debate when she was still at school and continued throughout her university career.