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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.

The debate - Three perspectives, one set of eyes

Sarah Sutton is our Digital Communications Specialist, but in her former role as Media Communications Executive, Sarah looked after the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament. Read Sarah's blog about her experiences of the competition from different perspectives.

Law Society launches summer school for pupils aiming for career in law

The Law Society of Scotland is holding its first summer school for pupils aiming for a career in law.

Douglas Academy pupils win national debating tournament

Arun Smith and Matthew McIlree from Douglas Academy have won the final of the Law Society of Scotland’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament last night, Thursday 15 June, and earned the title of Scotland’s best young debaters.

Pupils from four Scottish schools reach final of national debating tournament

Pupils from Douglas Academy, the High School of Dundee, Kelvinside Academy and Madras College are preparing for the final of this year’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, to be held this Thursday, 15 June.

The debate - Planning, prep & pressure to get it right

Lyndsey Thomson is the Society's careers and outreach coordinator. Lyndsey works on a number of education and training initiatives and having recently taken on the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament, she tells us about what's involved.

Got a passion for the profession?

As this blog goes live there are less than 24 hours until voting for the general election opens.

Hate crime video wins student competition

This year’s annual student competition run by the Law Society in partnership with the Scottish Parliament took a step away from the traditional essay format and invited students to produce either a blog or a video.

The Diploma - your questions answered

Each year, we survey our outgoing Diploma students to gather information on a range of topics including where they studied, whether they have secured traineeships, career aspirations and what careers support they have received during university.