Overview 

Based at one of the three highest-ranked Law Schools in Scotland (CUG, 2021), the Centre for Scots Law was created in Autumn 2018 to support research in all fields of Scots law.

Our staff and postgraduate members have expertise across a range of different specialisms, which currently include private law, public law, commercial law, criminal law, justice/evidence, legal history, and Scottish legal culture. Our research extends from black letter law to contextualisation of Scots law within social-legal, political, comparative and historical perspectives.

The Centre’s research activities include: hosting a range of events; publication; acquisition of research funding; engagement with law reform and public policy; CPD and consultancy; and delivery of research-led teaching on our qualifying law degrees. Information about these activities, and successes of our members and news from the Centre can be found on our subpages.

The Centre’s Co-Directors (Dr Ilona Cairns and Prof Adelyn Wilson) would welcome any enquiries about the work of the Centre. Enquiries concerning research funding or public policy engagement can be directed to the Centre’s Strategic Activity Leads for these areas: Dr Isla Callander and Dr Alisdair MacPherson.