Aberdeen Law Project announces next student director



Louise Sloan

The Aberdeen Law Project (ALP) has today announced the appointment of its sixth student director – Louise Sloan.

Ms Sloan, 21, a third year student at the University of Aberdeen, will take up the reigns of the project in April when current director Lindsay McCormicksteps down to begin her traineeship at Shepherd and Wedderburn.

Ryan Whelan, chair of the ALP board and associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, led the interview process.

He said: “It’s a real pleasure to announce Louise as the next student director. She was the stand out candidate in what was again an incredibly impressive applicant pool.

“Louise is clearly extremely able but what impressed us most at interview was her passion for improving access to justice and empowering the disadvantaged. I have no doubt that she’ll be an excellent ambassador for the project and will lead its talented student membership with distinction.”

Ms Sloan said: “ALP was a key factor in my decision to study at Aberdeen. Following the University open day I read about and was inspired by the story of ALP’s formation, its objectives and its impact on the north east. It really made Aberdeen stand apart for me.”

She added: “I have always had a desire to do good but becoming involved with ALP has really helped me to start making a difference. Choosing to study at Aberdeen and joining ALP have proven to be great decisions.

“I am excited to be taking on the role of student director for 2016-17 and I hope to use my own ALP experience to help further the many successes of this unique, ambitious and inspiring organisation.”

A limited number of tickets remain for ALP’s annual lecture on Friday 26 February – delivered this year by Christine McLintock, president of the Law Society of Scotland.

Confirm your attendance via Eventbrite or by emailing Megan Lukinson events@abdnlawproject.com.

The ALP will feature in the Scottish Legal News Annual Review 2016 where current director Lindsay McCormick will discuss its involvement in Michael Cross and Others v Aberdeen Property Leasing as well as the project’s various initiatives.