Louise Sloan to lead the Aberdeen Law Project

Ahead of its Annual Lecture on Friday 26 February, the Aberdeen Law Project (“ALP”) has today announced Louise Sloan, 21, a third year student at The University of Aberdeen, as its sixth Student Director.

Ryan Whelan, Chair of the ALP Board and an Associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, led the interview process. He commented:

Louise Sloan

“It's a real pleasure to announce Louise as the next Student Director. She was the stand out candidate in what was again an incredibly impressive applicant pool. Louise is clearly extremely able but what impressed us most at interview was her passion for improving access to justice and empowering the disadvantaged. I have no doubt that she’ll be an excellent ambassador for the project and will lead its talented student membership with distinction.”

Louise, who hails from Kilmarnock, said:

ALP was a key factor in my decision to study at Aberdeen. Following the University open day I read about and was inspired by the story of ALP's formation, its objectives and its impact on the North East. It really made Aberdeen stand apart for me.

She continued:

“I have always had a desire to do good but becoming involved with ALP has really helped me to start making a difference. Choosing to study at Aberdeen and joining ALP have proven to be great decisions. I am excited to be taking on the role as Student Director for 2016-17 and I hope to use my own ALP experience to help further the many successes of this unique, ambitious and inspiring organisation.”

Louise will take up post in April when current Student Director Lindsay McCormick steps down to take up a traineeship at Shepherd & Wedderburn.

A limited number of tickets remain for ALP's Annual Lecture on Friday 26 February. The headline speaker is Christine McLintock, President of the Law Society.  The event, at Kings College Auditorium, commencing 16:30, is verifiable for CPD and TCPD (non-authorised). Confirm your attendance via EventBrite or by emailing Megan Lukins on events@abdnlawproject.com

For media coverage of Louise's appointment, see: The Journal Online and Scottish Legal News.