Here you will find useful information about your School’s student representation system.
First of all, let us introduce you to your School Representatives. Each School has two School Reps whose role is to listen to you and bring any issues you raise to the relevant staff and committee meetings, such as the Student-Staff Liaison Committee or your School Council. In Law, the Undergraduate School Representative is Daniel King, and the Postgraduate School Representative is Shona Warwick. Feel free to get in touch with them if you feel that you have something important to say to the School! Your School also contains Class Representatives who work very closely with the School Representative, the Students' Association and the staff to ensure you make the most out of your courses. Potential areas Class Reps may engage with are issues with feedback, course content, and suitability of assessment.
The School of Law contains the Law Students’ Council. This is the elected representative body for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Elected students participate in School-level management committees in order to provide a student voice. The Students’ Council meets regularly during the Semester and gathers views from all students by consulting them on their views on School-related issues. The elected reps also work closely with Class Representatives to ensure that students are represented as successfully as possible.
Another important thing to look out for in your School is Peer Learning. The Peer Learning programmes are student-led initiatives that offer academic guidance for newer students by more experienced students. The School of Law offers LawPALS which is there to help you settle into Law School and university life. Each group is led by two trained Student Leaders who are in the third or fourth year of their LLB. Groups meet weekly for an hour and discuss topics such as Legal Research, Mooting, and Approaching Legal Essays. The LawPALS Leaders can also give general advice about making the most of your time at Edinburgh Law School. All first year LLB students are automatically enrolled in LawPALS.
Further information here: https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/support_and_advice/peer_learning_and_support/get_peer_support/find_a_project/organisation/lawPALS/.
In addition to Peer Learning opportunities, you can make use of Academic Societies implemented in your School. The School of Law contains the Law School Music Society which contains a choir, jazz band, string group, acapella ensemble and solo performers. The School also contains the Edinburgh Student Law Review which provides an opportunity for law students at the University to engage with current legal issues and debates.
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