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The Review, an original podcast in association with The University of Glasgow Law Review, explores contemporary legal issues in conversation with distinguished legal scholars, students and practitioners.

Episode I

In our first episode of The Review we speak to The Hon Lady Rae about her career and Rectorship nomination at the University of Glasgow. 

The Hon Lady Rae became a solicitor in 1974. She joined the Faculty of Advocates and was appointed a Queen's counsel in 1992. Lady Rae has been appointed to the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, the Sentencing Commission for Scotland, and the Parole Board for Scotland. 

In 2004 Lady Rae served as a temporary judge in the High Court of Justiciary and the Court of Session. 10 years later Lady Rae was appointed as Senator of the College of Justice and in 2017 was appointed as an Upper Tribunal Judge in immigration and asylum cases.


In 2019 Lady Rae was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Glasgow in recognition of her contribution to Scots law.

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Episode II - Part II

On Part II of our second episode, we continue our discussion with Professor Cowan, Dr Kennedy and Professor Munro on the reach of feminist judgements projects, and the trends in student engagement with feminist legal theory and other related fields.


Episode II - Part I

On Part 1 of our second episode of The Review, we speak to Professor Sharon Cowan, Dr Chloë Kennedy and Professor Vanessa Munro about their work on the Scottish Feminist Judgements Project and the role of feminist legal theory generally, with a particular focus on legal education in Scotland.


Sharon Cowan is a Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She obtained her LLB from the University of Strathclyde, and subsequently undertook a Master of Philosophy in Criminology at the University of Cambridge. She worked at the London School of Economics as a researcher before completing her PhD at Brunel University. Having lectured at the University of Warwick for three years prior, she joined the University of Edinburgh in 2004. 


Chloë Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law at the University of Edinburgh. She obtained an LLB from the University of Glasgow and worked as a legal assistant with the Scottish Law Commission for a year, before undertaking an LLM and subsequently a PhD at the University of Edinburgh. She took up a lectureship position there in criminal law in 2013 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2019.


Vanessa Munro is a Professor at the University of Warwick School of Law. She undertook her LLB at the University of Glasgow and moved straight into studying her PhD there after graduating. She has taken up academic positions at a number of UK universities, including holding chairs at the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester, as well as visiting scholar roles at universities in Australia, New Zealand and the US. She joined the University of Warwick in 2016. 


Together, Sharon, Chloë and Vanessa coordinated the academic strand of the Scottish Feminist Judgements Project, which was published in December 2019. 

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Episode II - Part III

In the third and final part of our second episode, Professor Cowan, Dr Kennedy and Professor Munro reflect on the importance of community in feminism, what lessons the Covid-19 pandemic may have for feminism and what students can do to get more involved.

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