NEWS: Mentoring scheme gives law student ‘profoundly inspiring’ experience

19 June 2018

Samuel Munyeza a Law student was able to meet and chat with Lord Hardie, an architect of the Human Rights Act 1998, as he shadowed Euan Mackenzie, QC, for a few days.


Mr Munyeza is studying for a law degree at Aberdeen University, which has a mentoring scheme to pair students with a mentor to gain a better insight into their chosen profession.

Mr Mackenzie is a volunteer mentor, and invited Mr Munyeza to Edinburgh for a taste of life as an advocate.

“It was an incredible experience and I was able to have a deeply immersive introduction to the Scottish Bar,” said Mr Munyeza.

He witnessed proceedings in the Inner and Outer House of the Court of Session, and took part in training classes held by the Faculty. He Also visited the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry, chaired by Lord Hardie.

“The opportunity of meeting and talking with Lord Hardie, one of the architects of the Human Rights Act, was the most profoundly inspiring and insightful moment of the internship.

“I’d like to thank the University of Aberdeen, Ampersand Advocates and the Faculty of Advocates for making all this possible. I felt deeply privileged in being able to take part.”

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