Law



Why are there staff shortages in the law industry?

8th May 2022

Views Editor Rothery Sullivan explores the ever-growing priority of happiness among students as they choose their careers. Graduate lawyers are being placed on starting salaries as high as £150,000 due to a staff shortage, a BBC article has revealed. For such a seemingly attractive career profession, and with a six figure starting salary to boot, ...


UofG law professor calls for judge-only rape trials

17th January 2022

Professor Fiona Leverick believes jury bias is a large factor behind persistently low conviction rates in rape trials. CW: mentions of rape/sexual assault Professor of Criminal Law and Justice at the University of Glasgow Fiona Leverick is calling for radical reform of the Scottish criminal justice system in response to persistently low conviction rates and ...


UofG law professors urge for Scotland to form their own Erasmus alternative

30th January 2021

Writing in The Herald, Professors Jim Murdoch and John Finlay argue for Scotland to establish its own Erasmus alternative claiming the UK’s Turing scheme is “highly likely to fail”. In a joint article published in The Herald, Professors Jim Murdoch and John Finlay from the School of Law argue that Scotland must form their own ...


Should we be changing laws regarding egg freezing?

23rd October 2020

Egg freezing in the UK is becoming more popular – should we begin considering changes in the laws we have regarding it? According to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, current laws dictating that frozen eggs must be used within 10 years should be scrapped. This is in response to the government reviewing the law. Nuffield ...


Photoshopping law: too little too late?

16th October 2020

Two writers offer their perspective on the new photoshopping law proposed by the government. TW: discusses body image, mental health, and eating disorders. Rachel Campbell argues that making influencers disclose edited pictures is needed to help mitigate an Instagram “mental health crisis”. MP Dr Luke Evans has introduced a bill which would mean commercial images ...