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Lord Hope to give Aberdeen lecture for student advice project

19 November 2013

Lord Hope of Craighead, recently retired Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court, is to give the inaugural lecture of the Aberdeen Law Project, of which he has been appointed Patron.

Founded, operated and led by students, the Project provides assistance to those who otherwise would be unable to seek legal advice or obtain representation.

The lecture, titled “Apprentice to Supreme Court Justice: reflections on the art of lawyering”, will take place on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 at the University of Aberdeen’s Elphinstone Hall.

Lord Hope commented: “I am delighted to have been invited to give this inaugural lecture and I am looking forward very much to visiting Aberdeen again.”

Anna Robertson, student director of the Aberdeen Law Project, added: “Lord Hope has enjoyed a remarkable career and we are very honoured and proud to have him visit the project to give an address in his capacity as Patron.

"Lord Hope's lecture will take place at the start of our fifth year and we are looking forward to using the opportunity to reflect on and celebrate all that has been achieved since the project was founded in 2009."

International legal firm Pinsent Masons, a longstanding supporter of the Project, will sponsor the event. Anyone wishing to attend should contact Katy Hood by emailing


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