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Undergraduate tutor vacancies at Edinburgh Law School


Edinburgh Law School is currently recruiting new tutors to teach in person on its undergraduate programmes. This year, additional support is being provided to anyone who self-identifies as coming from an under-represented group. We would particularly welcome applications from members of SEMLA.


To support delivery of the Undergraduate LLB degree in years one and two (Ordinary), Edinburgh Law School regularly enlists the support of Ordinary Course Tutors. Tutors are recruited from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds and if you would like to be considered as a possible new tutor in 2022-23 please can we ask you to download and complete the Tutor Application form on our website and submit this along with an up to date CV to no later than 5.00pm on 13th June.


Extended induction and support for under-represented groups.


Edinburgh Law School is proud to have staff, students and visitors from a wide variety of backgrounds, and we strive to ensure we meet the needs of our community. This academic year, Edinburgh Law School will be introducing additional support for successful applicants from under-represented groups. This includes anyone who self-identifies as coming from an under-represented group under any of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics; but particularly, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion and belief and sexual orientation.


This additional support will include paid shadowing opportunities, as well as being assigned an experienced tutor as a mentor, who will meet with you to discuss approaches to tutoring. They will sit in on one of your classes later in the semester and give you some feedback. You and your mentor would be paid for this time to help ensure your smooth induction into tutoring in the Law School. If you would be interested in this additional support, please tick the box on your application form.


If you have any questions on what it is like to be a tutor or any aspect of the role, then please email Andrew Farrer at before the deadline.  Alternatively, please reach out to SEMLA for support and assistance. 


Having a mentor already working in the legal profession can be a huge support on your journey to becoming a qualified Solicitor. Thorntons has a number of lawyers who are keen to mentor SEMLA members. If you are interested in exploring mentoring opportunities with Thorntons please e-mail


Would you be interested in working for The Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS) providing one of the most varied careers in law?


The Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS) consists of a number of offices based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London that provide legal services to central government in Scotland (in particular the Scottish and UK Governments) and provide staff to other bodies including the Scottish Law Commission and the Lord President’s Office. 

GLSS welcomes applicants from whatever stage you are at in your legal career.  Whether you are newly qualified, returning to work after a break, or looking to ‘do something different’ and perhaps move into public law, the GLSS is a supportive place to work.The GLSS strives hard to provide an inclusive working environment.


GLSS is keen to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of modern Scotland. It welcomes applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this vacancy and particularly from groups currently under-represented in Scottish Government and the legal profession in Scotland, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities and from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. 

The closing date for applications is 13 March 2022.

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