When is shamelessly using the work of someone else not plagiarism?

No, I am not about to go into an unfortunate story about a recent academic appeal. Instead, I will offer this happy answer to my opening rhetoric. It is not plagiarism when the adoption of work is a “reblog” of a report of the great achievements of Scots law students (some of them “mine”) and other interested parties, with a few clumsy interventions from me along the way. Yesterday saw @SULCN commencing their Twitter life, and it was great to see some tweets from the time of the original launch (in early June) welcoming the Scottish University Law Clinic Network getting an extra lease of life as they rattled around Twitter. Free publicity for a second time? No bad thing, writes the academic residing in the (allegedly) parsimonious heartland of Scotland.

In the spirit of that second coming of sorts, I offer this reblogged post. Complete with a photo of me looking both smart and dishevelled at the same time. If my little BaseDrones base in the corner of the internet brings the great pro bono publico work that is going on at Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Strathclyde and the University of the West of Scotland to a wider audience, that would also be no bad thing.

The Aberdeen Law Project

The Aberdeen Law Project is delighted to announce its support of a new national forum which will encourage communication, collaboration and information exchange amongst existing clinics whilst supporting the establishment of new law clinics.

The Scottish Universities Law Clinic Network (SULCN), which was formally launched with an address by former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolini QC, is an initiative co-founded by Ryan Whelan, who established the Aberdeen Law Project, Hannah Cosgrove, Student Director at the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic and Eamon Keane, co-founder of Dundee University’s Law Clinic.

Anna Robertson, Deputy Student Director of the Aberdeen Law Project, has welcomed the formation of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network. She said:

“I am delighted that Ryan, Hannah and Eamon have formed this Network. It is a fantastic opportunity for all of the clinics in Scotland to share experiences, assist one another and progress…

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About basedrones

Bachelor of Laws. Scots lawyer working at the University of Aberdeen. English law qualified. Took far too long to write this bio. Blogs on legal issues, with occasional veering into other purportedly intellectual stuff from time to time. Tweets about legal issues, education, law clinics, fitba, music, rogue cell division and not at all about politics at @MalcolmCombe.
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