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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.

Lawscot Foundation Charity team up for national award

The Lawscot Foundation has been nominated as the 'Most Innovative Development' in the 2018 Association Excellence Awards and our Careers and Outreach team nominated as 'Best Team’.

Widening access to the legal profession

Read our comments on the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee report on widening access to the legal profession

Peebles pupils win national debating tournament

Mhairi Sinclair and Helen Whalley from Peebles High School won the final of the Law Society of Scotland’s Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament last night, Thursday 7 June and earned the title of Scotland’s best young debaters.

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.

Student competition winner 2018

This year’s annual student competition run by the Law Society in partnership with the Scottish Parliament invited students to consider the role of committees in the Scottish parliament and take a creative approach to answering the question.

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.