Dundee University is offering students experience of one of the fastest growing and most important sectors of the economy thanks to a new partnership with one of Scotland’s most eminent law firms.
The University’s School of Law has teamed up with MacRoberts, which recently established an office in Dundee, to offer students the opportunity to study a Renewable Energy elective as part of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice programme.
The 10-week module will teach students the skills and knowledge required by lawyers working in the area of renewable energy. As sustainable power sources form a key plank of future energy strategy and many developments continue to face legal challenges, the need for specialist experts in the field is expected to grow significantly in coming years.
Responding to this demand, the School of Law has introduced the elective in order to offer students an insight into this area of legal practice and enhance their employment prospects as a result. Specialist lawyers from MacRoberts will teach different aspect of the law as it relates to renewable energy, ranging from issues such as planning, financing, property and the environment, each week for the duration of the elective.
“It is essential we keep our eye on emergent areas and the fast-paced changes in the legal sector so we can tailor our courses to best serve the needs of our students and law firms looking for the best graduates to work in these fields,” said Elizabeth Comerford, Deputy Director of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice programme.
“By working with MacRoberts we have access to leading experts already working directly in this field, and they will help students to obtain the knowledge required for legal practice in this area. This is a great opportunity for students interested in practising in this growing sector.”