Aberdeen University law student found dead in her halls

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By Katie King on

The police are not treating her death as suspicious


A first year law student has been found dead in her university’s halls of residence.

The University of Aberdeen student has been named locally as Emily Drouet who — according to her Facebook page — began studying law and French at the Scottish university last year.

The Press and Journal has reported that the emergency services attended Hillhead accommodation — her university halls — on Friday morning, but they were unable to save the young student. The cause of death has not been announced, though police confirmed on Friday night that there were no suspicious circumstances.

Aberdeen law students were informed of the sad news via an email sent by head of faculty Anne-Michelle Slater. Support for fellow students will be offered by the university’s chaplaincy, as well as services in the hub, halls of residence, and from personal tutors and teaching teams.

Legal Cheek spoke to LawCare — a registered charity that offers advice and support to lawyers — to get their take on this very sad story. Elizabeth Rimmer, chief executive, told us:

While we can’t speculate on the causes or reasons behind this tragic event, our sympathies are with Emily’s family and friends.

She continued:

We would remind all law students that LawCare’s support service extends to them as well as to trainee and qualified lawyers, their families and staff. Our free and confidential helpline, which provides a listening ear, is available on 0800 279 6888 and our website is at www.lawcare.org.uk.