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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.

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.