A group of American law students visited Dundee Sheriff Court to study how justice is delivered in Scotland.
The group of 70 students from 20 different law faculties all over the United States are on a two-week trip to the area and are based at St Andrews University.
Trip organiser Jeremy Counseller, Professor of Law at Baylor University Law School in Waco, Texas, said the aim of the trip was to study courtroom advocacy in Scotland, both trial and appellate (appeals) advocacy.
“This is so the students can see for themselves how those things are done in Scotland,” Professor Counseller said.
“It’s a great experience because they get to see what Scots lawyers do. Some things are very similar, and some are very different, especially the wigs.”
Dundee Sheriff Court clerk Laura McGeary said the court was delighted to welcome the group to the city for the fourth year in a row.
She said: “It is a pleasure to be able to show the students how things work in Scotland and I think educational exchanges such as this are hugely important in gaining knowledge of the differences between how the law is delivered in Scotland and in the US.”