Law

Law

Undergraduate, LLB

September 2022

Academic Induction

Tuesday 13th September 

10am-12pm: Arts Lecture Theatre (ALT)

  • Head of School welcome.  GREG GORDON
  • Outline of induction week programme.  DOUGLAS BAIN
  • Overview of the LLB.  LUCI CAREY
  • Your Y1S1 courses/meet the co-ordinators (inc. modes of teaching delivery/assessment (overview) – what to expect in the coming week/semester/year.  DOUGLAS BAIN, SUSAN STOKELD, TOM GREEN, THOMAS MUINZER
  • Uni tech – Office, MyAberdeen, MyCurriculum, My Timetable.  The importance of e-mail. 
  • Law School policies… the Law office.  JUSTIN BORG BARTHET

2pm-4pm: Arts Lecture Theatre (ALT)

  • The library.  NICOLA WILL
  • Student support.
  • Personal tutoring.  SPT
  • Monitoring/extensions.  JUSTIN BORG BARTHET 
  • Careers. JANICE MONTGOMERY
  • Legal professional progression – Scotland, E&W, International.  The DPLP.  JEAN WILKE, ELIZA BECHTOLD, ERIN FERGUSON
     

Wednesday 14th September

  • Taylor Library tours.  NICOLA WILL

 

Thursday 15th September

10am-12pm: Arts Lecture Theatre (ALT)

  • Law School Director of Education. SUSAN STOKELD
  • Your Student Association. 
  • Class reps. 
  • Student societies. 
  • Law Society of Scotland.   (30min)

2pm-4pm: Arts Lecture Theatre (ALT)

  • Bookshop session. GREIG WATT
  • Study skills (including participation of senior students). TOM GREEN
  • Preparing for classes/ tutorials (ditto). TOM GREEN
  • Academic writing for law (ditto).  JONATHAN AILSLIE
  • Plagiarism.  ROBERT TAYLOR
  • Feedback.  DOUGLAS BAIN
  • Q&A’s panel. DOUGLAS BAIN, SUSAN STOKELD, JUSTIN BORG BARTHET & Ors.
Key Contacts

Professor Susan Stokeld
Director of Education
Email: susan.stokeld@abdn.ac.uk

Professor Justin Borg Barthet
LLB Coordinator
Email: jborgbarthet@abdn.ac.uk

Watch Dr Douglas Bain's welcome video

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later in the summer. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

Assessment

Most courses will be assessed by a combination of timed, online multiple-choice tests, assigned essays and timed online exams although, depending on your course selection, some courses may have an on-campus exam. The exact timetables and structure for each course are not yet finalised but the School is currently planning the details of content and assessment for all courses and these details will be shared on each course MyAberdeen site and made available to student view before registration for courses opens in late August/ early September.

Skills, mentoring and networking

The learning experience at the School of Law focuses on developing key skills throughout your degree. From advocacy to reform-focused argument, each course will enable you to build and develop core skills. The School will also provide opportunities for you to engage with the legal profession through our virtual Law Careers Fair on 4th October 2022, as well as through our Law mentoring programme.

The School continues to support various student-led initiatives. These may include virtual courts through the Mooting Society, a pro bono law clinic through Casus Omissus, report-writing through Lawyers Without Borders, compiling an academic journal through the AU Law Review, as well as a variety of learning and networking experiences offered by the AU Law Society, Aberdeen Student Parliament, European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), the Law Reform Society, and a range of societies which focus on specific areas of law.

Postgraduate, LLM

September 2022

Academic Induction

View the timetable of the Academic Inductions here.

Key Contacts

Professor Irène Couzigou
PGT Programmes Co-odinator
Email: irene.couzigou@abdn.ac.uk

Ms Natalie Murray
School Administrator
Email: natalie.murray@abdn.ac.uk

Ms Katherine Ingram
School Administration Assistant
Email: law-pg-support@abdn.ac.uk

Assessments

Most courses will be assessed by a combination of timed, online multiple-choice tests, assigned essays and timed online exams although, depending on your course selection, some courses may have an on-campus exam. The exact timetables and structure for each course are not yet finalised but the School is currently planning the details of content and assessment for all courses and these details will be shared on each course MyAberdeen site and made available to student view before registration for courses opens in late August/ early September.

Skills, Mentoring and Networking

The learning experience at the School of Law focuses on developing key skills throughout your degree, such as critical analysis and independent research skills. The School will also provide opportunities for you to engage with the legal profession through events such as our virtual Law Careers Fair on 4th October 2022, and Research Seminar Series. Students who have chosen our Professional Skills programmes as the capstone course for their degree will also spend 3 weeks in the summer of 2023 completing an intensive module honing their skills in their chosen specialisation. These 3-week programmes allow students to take part in simulations, group work and presentations while learning from highly-regarded experts in their field.

Diploma in Professional Legal Practice

September 2022

Academic Induction

View the timetable here.

Key Contacts

Ms Jean Wilke
Director DPLP Programme
Email: jean.wilke@abdn.ac.uk

Dr Susan Stokeld
Director of Education
Email:susan.stokeld@abdn.ac.uk

Ms Shannon Strinati
School Administration Assistant (DPLP)
Email: shannon.strinati@abdn.ac.uk

Assessment

There will be no DPLP on campus examinations. Assessment will take the form of written, oral, and advocacy assessments. Assessments will vary from course to course, and specific details will be provided.

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen later in the summer.

Skills, mentoring and networking

The School will also provide opportunities for you to engage with the legal profession through our virtual Law Careers Fair on 4 October 2022, as well as through our Law specific mentoring programme. External visits and presentations from the profession are a core part of the programme and will be held either on campus or online. There will also be an opportunity for some DPLP students to participate in the Faculty of Advocates Mini-Devilling Programme.

Postgraduate Taught

January 2022

School Orientation

The timetable for the School of Law postgraduate orientation is available here.

Key Contacts

Dr Susan Stokeld: Director of Education

Email: susan.stokeld@abdn.ac.uk

 

Dr Irene Couzigou : PGT programmes coordinator

Email: irene.couzigou@abdn.ac.uk

 

Katie Ingram: School Administration Assistant (Taught Postgraduate Programmes) 
Email: law-pg-support@abdn.ac.uk 

 

Reading Lists

Reading lists for individual courses will be available through MyAberdeen near the start of term. In the meantime, you can brush up your study skills and learn more about the University at our award-winning Toolkit website.

 

Assessment

There will be no LLM on campus examinations in the 2021/22 academic year. Alternative ways to assess learning will be provided throughout each course. These may include essays, presentations, contribution to discussion boards and timed assessments online. It will vary from course to course, and there will be specific details will be provided on MyAberdeen.

Skills, mentoring and networking

The learning experience at the School of Law focuses on developing key skills throughout the LLM. Legal research, argument and writing is taught and developed throughout each programme.  All LLM courses will enable you to build and develop core skills. The University Law Mentoring Programme is available to LLM students, providing 6 months of specific legal career advice and guidance. The Law School supports student led initiatives including student events, mooting and networking (online and on campus as guidelines permit). For students on the Professional Skills stream, a simulated practical workplace environment builds professional knowledge and skills in specific LLM programmes.

Postgraduate Research

As well as being a Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Law you are also part of a wider PGR community through the Postgraduate Research School.

Key Contacts

Professor Roy Partain: Director: Post Graduate Research
Email: roy.partain@abdn.ac.uk 

Dr Susan Stokeld: Director of Education
Email: susan.stokeld@abdn.ac.uk

Natalie Murray: School Administrator (Postgraduate Support and Development)
Email: 
natalie.murray@abdn.ac.uk

Orientation

We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus to start your research journey with us. As a Postgraduate Research student you will have the opportunity to attend a University wide induction in addition to your school induction.

The University of Aberdeen Orientation programme has been designed to take you through all of the essential information you will need for your student life. You can get started now by working through the interactive modules.

There are a series of modules that you can work through before you arrive. Once you have registered you can access the remaining modules and complete your mandatory training programme through your bespoke PGR training platform on our virtual learning environment.

There will be a school welcome event for Postgraduate Research students. This will provide an opportunity to meet Postgraduate coordinators and PhD supervisors. There will also be time to answer any questions you may have. Further details regarding the welcome event will follow in due course.

Skills, mentoring and networking

In 2021/22 our PhD programme will remain 100% active. We will be offering training programmes for all first, second and third-year PhD students. We are training our PhD advisers to work with new technologies to enable our programme to remain highly functional and resilient.

All of our PhD students, both on campus and online will continue to be fully supported and part of our global research programmes.

Timelines and Milestones

The PGR School training and development programme offers academic, professional, and personal development through a number of training workshops, resources and opportunities, all intended to support the PGR community at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more here.