Our foreword: Rt Hon Lady Carmichael

In these days where one often hears of a pressure to “publish or perish” in the academic world, and of problems associated with that, it is easy to forget that the act of writing an analysis of an area of law with a view to sharing that with the wider legal community is an act…

Gimme Gimme Gimme Fika: Studying abroad in Sweden – Jade McBride

This time last year it was confirmed that was going to be studying at Lund University in Sweden for one academic year. I can safely say it’s been the most challenging but incredible experience of my life. I was initially attracted to Lund due to the variety of course choices and its ranking. The University…

Living ‘La Vie Francaise’: Studying abroad in France – Kathryn Wilson

Life in France and Cultural Integration  Moving to France is both a daunting and exciting prospect. Being constantly surrounded by non – English speakers while integrating yourself into a completely different culture can be nerve-wracking. I did an internship in Togo, a French speaking country in Western Africa before moving to Lyon, which helped keep…

Mooting IRL: How it applies in a legal career – Kathleen Docherty

For the majority of University of Glasgow Law students, their first encounter with the world of mooting is through taking part in the Obligations 1B moot assessment in the first year of their degree. Whether the outcome is one of triumph or of defeat, the lessons learned by students are ones which they will carry…

Tales of an Obligation 1B moot – Lisa Ewing

So, there you are. You’ve got your scenario, partner and time-slot, you’ve been to the lectures, read all the advice, written the book, watched the film and bought the t-shirt. The prep is done and dusted and all that’s left to do now is… well… moot! No doubt some of you feel confident and composed…

Confidence Hacks (and how to handle your nerves) – Jack Provan

An unfortunate truth where mooting is concerned is that, the first time you do it, you are going to be nervous. The trick is not to be put off by that. It doesn’t make you an incompetent mooter, nor a bad person. That being said, if you’re looking to keep that nervousness out of the…

Research 101: Tips for making the best case – Myrto Gkika

As important as etiquette and a confident aura may be in mooting, a legally watertight and meticulously researched legal argument is what will earn you the nods of approval. You can be forgiven for thinking that research is one of the most difficult parts of mooting; problems often thread through many contemporary issues and may…