Lay Representative - Joint Standing Committee for Legal Education in Scotland

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Hybrid: Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th August 2024

  • Advertised from 11th July 2024


Appointment of Lay Representative to the Joint Standing Committee for Legal Education in Scotland

The JSC is a consultative body comprised of representatives drawn from the main branches of the legal profession and the Universities.

Its aims and purposes are to act as a facilitator in promoting the interests of legal education, both at the level of academic training and in relation to legal professional training.

In recent years the Committee has been strengthened by the appointment of non-lawyers in its membership so that their views and experiences may contribute to discussions.

Applicants should have an interest in the practice of law in Scotland and the workings of the Scottish justice system, in quality assurance and professional standards, and in professional education and training. A commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is essential and an interest in trauma-informed practice would be helpful.

Previous experience of committee work would be advantageous, but it is not essential - we are also keen to hear from motivated candidates who are seeking their first committee position. The successful candidate will be keen to challenge constructively and ask curious questions.

The Committee would be particularly interested in receiving applications from applicants with experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Higher Education, including widening access;

• Widening participation to the professions, not necessarily the legal profession;

• Improving access to justice;

• Artificial Intelligence in education and / or a professional context.

Application notes

An application form, and further information, can be obtained from Join the JSC | Joint Standing Committee for Legal Education in Scotland (

Closing date for applications is 30 August 2024

Interviews are expected to take place in Edinburgh in September (Date TBC)

Candidates will be reimbursed for travel costs to attend the interview.