The Constitutional Law Discussion Group (CLDG) was established by PhD researchers at Edinburgh Law School to provide a structured forum for debate on constitutional issues in the Law School, between postgraduate researchers and staff members. The Group operates with support from the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law.
The Group focuses on both practical and theoretical aspects of constitutional law, and designs each semester schedule with the aim of exploring constitutional matters and ideas across the world, as well as addressing UK-specific topics.
Our primary activity is a fortnightly one-hour discussion on issues concerning constitutional law. The meetings are intended to be quite informal. At each meeting a member of the group or a guest makes a presentation, which provides the basis for an open discussion. Other formats have included structured dialogues, a symposium, round-table discussions and an online discussion forum (for the Scottish independence referendum).
Meetings are attended by a mix of postgraduate researchers and members of staff, from both within and outside the Law School.
The current convenor of the CLDG is Christian Jones.
From July 2015-August 2016 Jenna Sapiano was convenor of the CLDG.
From July 2014-July 2015 Tom Gerald Daly was convenor of the CLDG.
From October 2012-June 2014 Tom Gerald Daly and Silvia Suteu were Co-Convenors of the CLDG, having established the Group in October 2012.