Summer has ended, there’s referendum fever in the air, and the CLDG is gearing up for another year of events. Established in October 2012, the CLDG is now entering its third year, following two highly successful years that have seen it go from strength to strength. The aim this year is to maintain this standard, and to retain the mixture of high-quality presentations, different formats, informal atmosphere and high attendance rate which has made it a valuable addition to the Law School’s calendar.
That’s not to say we are content to rest on our laurels: over the summer the website has been renovated and expanded, and the CLDG has enhanced its links with the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law, emphasising the CLDG’s focus on enhancing the links between postgraduate researchers and staff at the Law School and providing a forum for fruitful exchange between doctoral students, early career researchers and more established scholars both within and beyond the Law School.
An exciting schedule of events is currently being finalised for the autumn semester: see the ‘Forthcoming Events’ section. First up this year is Prof. Allessandro Torre, of University of Bari ‘Aldo Moro’, Department of Law, who will present on ‘Constitutional Reform and Politics – the Italian Case’, with our own Dr Elisenda Casanas Adam as discussant. The talk will be in Room 364, Old College, on Tuesday 23 September at 3.00pm.
The CLDG will also provide a forum for discussion of the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence; whether a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote, it will provoke profound constitutional questions and debate for years to come.
Feedback, suggestions for events and queries are more than welcome, and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, a very significant debt is owed to my outgoing Co-Convenor, Silvia Suteu, who co-founded the CLDG in 2012 and who has been key to its success to date. You’ll be missed, Silvia!
Tom Gerald Daly | Convenor