Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting - Final Meeting

6-7pm Sectors
7-8pm Projects
 

Sectors:
Criminal – MR303
Employment – MR304
ousing – MR314
Charities & Commerce – MR317

Projects:
Schools – MR317
Ambassadors – MR317
Prisons – MR314
Domestic Abuse – MR314
DCAP – MR303
Amber Light – MR304

Representation: Taylor C25

Management: Taylor A19

 

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Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

Sectors:
Criminal – MR303
Employment – MR304
Housing – MR314
Charities & Commerce – MR317

Projects:
Schools – MR317
Ambassadors – MR317
Prisons – MR314
Domestic Abuse – MR314
DCAP – MR303
Amber Light – MR304

Representation: Taylor C25

Management: Taylor A19

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

Sectors:
Criminal – MR303
Employment – MR304
Housing – MR314
Charities & Commerce – MR317

Projects:
Schools – MR317
Ambassadors – MR317
Prisons – MR314
Domestic Abuse – MR314
DCAP – MR303
Amber Light – MR304

Representation: Taylor C25

Management: Taylor A19

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Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

Sectors:
Criminal – MR303
Employment – MR304
Housing – MR314
Charities & Commerce – MR317

Projects:
Schools – MR317
Ambassadors – MR317
Prisons – MR314
Domestic Abuse – MR314
DCAP – MR303
Amber Light – MR304

Representation: Taylor C25

Management: Taylor A19

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

Sectors:
Criminal – MR303
Employment – MR304
Housing – MR314
Charities & Commerce – MR317

Projects:
Schools – MR317
Ambassadors – MR317
Prisons – MR314
Domestic Abuse – MR314
DCAP – MR303
Amber Light – MR304

Representation: Taylor C25

Management: Taylor A19

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Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

Sectors:
Criminal – MR303
Employment – MR304
Housing – MR314
Charities & Commerce – MR317

Projects:
Schools – MR317
Ambassadors – MR317
Prisons – MR314
Domestic Abuse – MR314
DCAP – MR303
Amber Light – MR304

Representation: Taylor C25

Management: Taylor A19

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Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

Sectors:
Criminal – MR303
Employment – MR304
Housing – MR314
Charities & Commerce – MR317

Projects:
Schools – MR317
Ambassadors – MR317
Prisons – MR314
Domestic Abuse – MR314
DCAP – MR303
Amber Light – MR304

Representation: Taylor C25

Management: Taylor A19

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Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

Sectors:
Criminal – MR303
Employment – MR304
Housing – MR314
Charities & Commerce – MR317

Projects:
Schools – MR317
Ambassadors – MR317
Prisons – MR314
Domestic Abuse – MR314
DCAP – MR303
Amber Light – MR304

Representation: Taylor C25

Management: Taylor A19

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Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

Sectors:
Criminal – MR303
Employment – MR304
Housing – MR314
Charities & Commerce – MR317

Projects:
Schools – MR317
Ambassadors – MR317
Prisons – MR314
Domestic Abuse – MR314
DCAP – MR303
Amber Light – MR304

Representation: Taylor C25

Management: Taylor A19

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Jan
30
5:00 PM17:00

World's End Murders Guest Lecture

New Kings Six

Guest lecture led by Tom Wood, Former Depute Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police, and commander of the cold case review into the World's End Murders. 

In October 1977, two young women were brutally murdered following a night out in the World's End pub in Edinburgh. What followed was to become one of Britain's longest running and high profile murder investigations. Police took over 13,000 statements and identified 500 possible suspects but no one was charged with the murders and the trail went cold.

Some twenty years after the murders, a cold case review was established under the command of Tom Wood, Deputy Chief Constable of Lothian & Borders Police. As a result of advances in DNA technology and investigative techniques, suspicion focused on Angus Robertson Sinclair, a serial rapist who was already serving a life sentence for the murder of a 17 year old in Glasgow in 1978. In 2007, Sinclair stood trial at the High Court in Edinburgh but was acquitted when the judge upheld a submission of no case to answer.

Following Sinclair's acquittal, The Scottish Government passed the Double Jeopardy (Scotland) Act 2011 which ended the centuries old double jeopardy rule. Further advances in forensic science enabled Sinclair to be re-prosecuted in 2014. Following trial, he was convicted of the murders and sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum terms of 37 years, the longest sentence in Scottish legal history.

In his lecture, Tom Wood will recount the extraordinary commitment of the police and forensic investigators which ultimately led to the conviction of Angus Robertson Sinclair who is widely believed to be one of Scotland's most notorious serial killers.
 

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Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

Sectors:
Criminal – MR303
Employment – MR304
Housing – MR314
Charities & Commerce – MR317

Projects:
Schools – MR317
Ambassadors – MR317
Prisons – MR314
Domestic Abuse – MR314
DCAP – MR303
Amber Light – MR304

Representation: Taylor C25

Management: Taylor A19

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Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

6-6.30 pm All Members Meeting
NK1

6.30-7.15pm Sectors
MR304- Employment
MR314- Housing
MR315- Criminal
MR613- Charities and Commerce

7.15-8pm Projects
MR304- Schools
MR314- DCAP
MR315- Amber light & Domestic Abuse
MR613- Ambassadors

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Nov
22
1:00 PM13:00

Guest Lecture - Changing lives and (occasionally) changing the law: An illustration of the work of University Law Clinics

Regent Lecture Theatre 

Compulsory for all new intake: 

The Law School has guest speaker Stephen van der Merwe, abstract as follows;

In performing their roles as centres for Clinical Legal Education, many University Law Clinics employ real-life or live-client models to facilitate student training. While working under the supervision of professionals, students offer legal assistance to qualifying clients. This promotes access to justice and positions university clinics as crucial enforcers of “poverty law”, an area where legal development aimed at improving the socio-economic situation of the indigent is often restricted by the associated lack of finances and political will to effect real change.

Since their inception university clinics have been active in a wide variety of legal matters. As a (planned or coincidental) consequence of these ad hoc case-by-case interventions, clinics have occasionally been able to contribute to effecting more substantial legal advances.

One example of this has been the work done by the University of Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic in changing the South African legal landscape with regard to emoluments attachment orders (EAOs). These are devices that can be used to enforce debts against non-paying debtors. With South Africa’s socio-economic situation, many people struggle to make ends meet in order to afford basic needs, which has contributed to the creation of an unhealthy, debt-dependent culture. In cases where these debtors who are unable to pay-off loans are employed, judgments for enforcement are soon followed by an EAO which is served on the employer, who then becomes an unwitting agent in the debt collection process.

Deficiencies in legislation and the South African legal system in general allowed unscrupulous creditors to abuse EAOs in order to unlawfully enrich themselves to the moral and civil detriment of society at large. Following many separate individual interventions, the Stellenbosch clinic eventually approached the South African Constitutional Court (University of Stellenbosch Legal Aid Clinic & others v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services & Others; Association of Debt Recovery Agents NPC v Clinic & Others; Mavava Trading 279 (Pty) Ltd & Others v Clinic & Others [2016] ZACC 32) in order to challenge the laws which allowed for these abuses.

This presentation will accordingly consider the Stellenbosch EAO-litigation as an example of a meaningful legal advance as a result of law clinic intervention. By considering this example, the presentation aims to highlight what law clinics can do to effectively engage in impact litigation in a resource-constrained environment.

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Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Tuesday Meeting

First meeting with New Intake. 

6-7pm Sectors
MR304- Employment
MR314- Housing
MR315- Criminal
MR613- Charities and Commerce

7-8pm Projects
MR304- Schools
MR314- DCAP & Prisons
MR315- Amber light & Domestic Abuse
MR613- Ambassadors

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