Section: Members and Associates
Professor John W. Cairns After early research on the comparative legal history of Louisiana and Quebec, Professor Cairns has devoted himself to the study of the legal literature of Scotland and England in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and to a long term research project on the relationship between legal thought and legal education in the Scottish enlightenment. He has published extensively in those fields in Britain, North America, continental Europe and Japan. He is currently researching law and slavery in eighteenth-century Scotland and completing a monograph on the history of Scots law.
Dr Paul J. du Plessis Dr du Plessis' research interests include Roman law the historical development of the civilian tradition in mixed jurisdictions, the relationship between law and history as well as between law and society in a historical context. Secondary research interests include the development of European Private Law, Comparative Law and International Private Law.
He is the Director of the Centre for Legal History.
Dr Guido Rossi Guido Rossi joined the School of Law in 2013. His main research interests lie in Legal History, especially late medieval ius commune (both Civil and Canon law) and early modern mercantile law. Secondary research interests include Roman law and Comparative law.
Professor Hector MacQueen Professor MacQueen has written extensively on the law of medieval Scotland, making comparative use of English law in particular, but also considering canon law and the Celtic laws of medieval Ireland and Wales. He has also worked on later perceptions of medieval law in Scotland, and has recently developed a significant body of work on modern legal nationalism considered in its historical context. He has also worked on the doctrinal history of the law of obligations, often in collaboration with David Sellar. Professor MacQueen is also a Commissioner at the Scottish Law Commission.
Dr Karen Baston manages the Centre's web pages and Twitter account. Her main legal history research interests include Scottish lawyers' libraries of the long eighteenth century and Session Papers. She is Secretary and Treasurer of the Stair Society.
Associated Staff at Edinburgh Law School
Associated Staff Elsewhere in the University
Doctoral Research Students
This page was published on 18 February 2017