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Faculty welcomes 2019 Eurodevils
Eight young lawyers from six European countries arrived at the Faculty of Advocates for its 2019 Eurodevils programme.
The budding professionals will spend 12 weeks learning about the Scottish bar and the legal system, under a programme organised by the Faculty and the European Lawyers’ Association (ELA), which has run since the 1970s.
As well as hearing talks from a succession of expert speakers, they will have individual placements with a High Court/Court of Session judge, and senior and junior counsel.
Advocate Paul Harvey, who is co-ordinating the 2019 programme, commented: "I am delighted to welcome this year’s Eurodevils. The Faculty has a long tradition both of sending Scots lawyers to other European countries to work and study, and of welcoming lawyers from other European countries to work and study here. It is wonderful to be able to continue that tradition."
The eight Eurodevils are: Dimitri Marcolongo and Paola Ratti (Italy), Erika Olofsson and Ingrid Olsson (Sweden), Catherine Huber (Luxembourg), Miriama Podskubova (Slovakia), Tomasz Pustowka (Czechia) and Beatriz Alonso Rodriguez-Vina (Spain).
Speaking for the group, Ms Ratti said: "We hope to get a real understanding of a common law system from the inside. And I am looking forward to meeting other European lawyers with an open mind, and having an exchange of different points of view."