Category Archives: From the Archives

Obama to veto UN membership for Palestine

Far be it from me to disagree with Barack Obama.  Far be it from me to stray into areas of law I know nothing about – like International Law.  Far be it from me to comment on an area which … Continue reading

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Proust on law as a career choice

“Even in my most desparate moments, I can’t conceive of anything more odious than becoming a lawyer.” Marcel Proust (1987-1922)

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Drumchapel Memories

So, here’s where I got started in law centres … Look what I found while clearing out the spare room.  The good old Drumchapel Law & Money Advice Centre, where I was a student placement, then volunteer, then money adviser … Continue reading

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Lawyers “should take pains to acquire the other Sciences and accomplishments becoming the Character of Gentlemen”

From the Legal Skills Prof Blog (part of the Law Professor Blog Network), I note the following historical excerpt: “In his recently published biography of Adam Smith, Nicholas Phillipson describes a period of tumult in Edinburgh following the Jacobite rebellion … Continue reading

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Flying the flag for Scotland

The Royal Banner of the Royal Arms of Scotland may be known to you and me as “The Lion Rampant” but it has been the banner of the Kings of Scotland for centuries. Continue reading

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