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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.

Life on the accelerated LLB

Lara Pedreschi is a first-year accelerated LLB student at the University of Edinburgh, having previously undertaken a degree in history. Lara's goal is to qualify and practise as a solicitor in Scotland.

RBS Platinum donation boosts charity birthday celebrations

Academically gifted law students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Scotland will benefit from a recent cash injection to the Lawscot Foundation - a charity set up by the Law Society to remove financial barriers between aspiring law students and their goal of becoming Scottish solicitors.

Being an international law student

Love Kathe Herén is a first-year LLB student at Aberdeen University, qualifying in a degree of law with English law. As an international student, she shares some of her thoughts about how to thrive in a new environment far away from one’s previous home.

My final journey through law school

Sarah Beattie is a Diploma student at the University of Dundee, having previously completed her accelerated LLB in Scots law at the University of Dundee. Sarah will be graduating in June 2017.