Timetable and Student Leaders

We run different programmes for 4 year LLB students, Graduate LLB students, and visiting Exchange students.

4 year LLB LawPALS sessions run in weeks 1-5, and 7-9 during autumn semester, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1310-1400. All first year students are divided into groups, and attend their sessions with a pair of student leaders from third and fourth years.

2 Year LLB LawPALS sessions run in weeks 1-7 during autumn semester, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1310-1400. Sessions are run by students in the Diploma, and students in the second year of the Graduate LLB.

For exchange students, our sessions are run by a fourth year student leaders who has just returned from a year of studying abroad, and a fourth year student who spent her third year in Edinburgh. Sessions run weeks 1-5 during autumn semester (September arrivals and those staying the full year); and weeks 1-5 during spring semester (January arrivals).

One of the lists below (depending whether you are a first year in 4 year LLB programme, 2 year Graduate programme, or and exchange student) will tell you where and when your sessions will take place, also who will be your student leaders:

The information is updated for 2018/19


4 Year LLB Group List pdf

Grad LLB Groups PDF

Exchange Groups PDF

Note: Some of the groups still have only provisional venues for their sessions. If you see a remark ‘provisional’ next to your session venue, look out for an email from your student leaders for further confirmation or changes.


LawPALS programme for the Academic Year 2017/18

Sessions or 4 Year LLB students

Week commencing Title
17 September (week 1) Law School Essentials
24 September (week 2) Legal Research
01 October (week 3) Approaching Legal Essays
08 October (week 4) Mooting
15 October (week 5) Breaking Down Your Degree
29 October (week 7) Improving Your Essays
5 November (week 8) Thinking About Exams
12 November (week 9) Life After LawPALS
26 November (week 11) Drop-in session


We will also hold an additional joint Q&A session in week 11 (commencing 26th November), you will be informed about the details of the session by your student leaders.

Graduate LLB sessions

Week commencing Title
17 September (week 1) Graduate LLB Essentials
24 September (week 2) Career Planning in Law (summer vacation schemes/internships, placement applications, etc.)
01 October (week 3) Legal Essays, Assessment and Feedback
08 October (week 4) Mooting
15 October (week 5) Study & revising techniques
22 October (week 6) Life after Law (Careers in Scotland)
29 October (week 7) Life after Law (Careers in other countries)

Sessions for Exchange Students

Week commencing Title
17 September (week 1) Introduction to Edinburgh Law School
24 September (week 2) Fundamentals of Law
01 October (week 3) Legal Essays
08 October (week 4) Exams
15 October (week 5) Wrap-Up Session