The courses – The Scottish Parliament and law-making, Scottish courts and the law, Legal skills and debates in Scotland, and Law and change: Scottish legal heroes – come twenty years on from the historic vote for devolution and are intended to aid public understanding of the law and legal institutions.
Francine Ryan, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice team at The Open University Law School, talks to Lawyer Monthly about Pro Bono work, getting involved, and the values behind Pro Bono legal work.
A man is charged with stealing a very distinctive blue diamond. The man claims never to have seen the diamond before. An expert is called to testify whether the brain responses exhibited by this man indicate he has seen the diamond before. The question is – should this information be used in court?