Dean for International Stakeholder Engagement
Dr Adelyn Wilson is the University's Dean for International Stakeholder Engagement. In this capacity, she works with colleagues as well as embassies, networks, agents and other external stakeholders to further the University’s strategic aims around international student recruitment. More information about this role can be found here.
She is also a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and is Co-Director of the Centre for Scots Law. Her research interests include seventeenth-century Scottish legal history, the law of abortion in the UK, public law issues relevant to Brexit, and business and international sales law. She welcomes discussion with prospective research students interested in these areas.
Dr Wilson is also the Chairman of the Aberdeen Humanities Fund, a Council member of the Friends of the Aberdeen University Library, and a Co-Director of the Scottish Universities Law Institute. She was formerly an editor for the biannual journal Comparative Legal History (2013-18), Secretary and Treasurer of the Scottish Legal History Group (2014-19), a Council member of the Stair Society (2014-19), a Council member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (2015-17), the Director of the Civil Law Centre (2009-14), the University's '50 under 30' representative to the National Centre for University and Business (2012-15), and the co-Director of the Authority and Texts: Concepts and Use Research Project Award Scheme (2013-17).
Andrew R C Simpson, Scott C Styles, Euan West and Adelyn L M Wilson (eds), Continuity, Change and Pragmatism in the Law: Essays in Memory of Professor Angelo Forte (Aberdeen University Press, 2016), available through AUP
Stephanie Dropuljic and Adelyn L M Wilson, "Elections and local governance in early-modern Aberdeen", in A. Mark Godfrey (ed), Miscellany Eight (Stair Society, forthcoming 2020)
"Notaries and advocates in early-modern Aberdeen", in Jackson W. Armstrong and Edda Frankot (eds), Cultures of Law in Urban Northern Europe: Scotland and its Neighbours, c.1350-c.1650 (Routledge, forthcoming 2020), available through Routledge
"Men of law and legal networks in Aberdeen, principally in 1600-1650", in Michael Lobban and Ian Williams (eds), Networks and Connections in Legal History: Papers of the British Legal History Conference (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2020), available through CUP
"The ‘authentick practique bookes’ of Alexander Spalding", in Andrew R C Simpson, Scott C Styles, Euan West and Adelyn L M Wilson (eds), Continuity, Change and Pragmatism in the Law: Essays in Memory of Professor Angelo Forte (Aberdeen University Press, 2016) 175-236, available through AUP
"The textual tradition of Stair’s Institutions, with reference to the title 'Of Liberty and Servitude", in Hector L MacQueen (ed), Miscellany VII (Stair Society annual publications series vol 62, 2015) 1-124, available through Heinonline and Avizandum
Robert Brett Taylor and Adelyn L M Wilson, "UK abortion law: Private Members' Bills, devolution and the role of the courts" (2019) 82:1 Modern Law Review 71-104. Pre-print available on SSRN with the kind permission of the editor: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3231551
Robert Brett Taylor and Adelyn L M Wilson, "Brexit, the revocation of Article 50, and the path not taken: Wightman and Others for Judicial Review against the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union" (2018) 22:3 Edinburgh Law Review 417-422
“Legal practice and legal institutions in seventeenth-century Aberdeen, as witnessed in the lives of Thomas Nicolson of Cockburnspath and his associates” (2018) 9:2 Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies 93-128
Robert Brett Taylor and Adelyn L M Wilson, "Outer House arguments over lawfulness of abortion treatment at home", Scottish Legal News (18 May 2018), reprinted University of Aberdeen School of Law blog (22 May 2018)
"Principles of Equity, by Henry Home, Lord Kames with a new introduction by Andreas Rahmatian" (2012) Juridical Review 353-354