University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law students taking part in the summer study-abroad program in comparative law at the University of Aberdeen recently visited Parliament House to learn about the Scottish justice system, according to an article on the Faculty of Advocates’ website.
Parliament House, in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, houses the Supreme Courts of Scotland.
Scottish lawyers, or advocates, belong to the Faculty of Advocates, which dates to the 16th century.
On Thursday (July 27), students visited the Peterhead Prison Museum after touring a new prison in Peterhead. (See photo below of students at the museum.)
The study-abroad program provides students with insight into the laws of another country, a new perspective on the American legal system and a look at the challenges of representing clients in a global economy. Courses are taught by UB and Maryland law faculty, as well as by professors from the University of Aberdeen.
Professor John Bessler is leading the UB contingent during this summer’s program, which runs from July 10 to Aug. 4.