Dean for International Stakeholder Engagement
Dr Adelyn Wilson is the University's Dean for International Stakeholder Engagement. In this capacity, she works with external partners like funding bodies, sponsors, agents and embassies as well as internal colleagues to improve the University's strategic approach to international student recruitment. She welcomes discussion with anyone interested in this work.
Dr Wilson is also a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, and the co-Director of the Centre for Scots Law. Her research interests include seventeenth-century Scottish legal history, historical Scottish legal literature as well as public law issues relevant to both Brexit and the law of abortion in the UK. Her recent work has been funded by the Bibliographical Society, Aberdeen Humanities Fund and the Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies.
Dr Wilson is an Academic Fellow at the Scottish Parliament, the Chairman of the Aberdeen Humanities Fund, a Council member of the Friends of Aberdeen University Library, and a co-Director of the Scottish Universities Law Institute. She was formerly Secretary of the Scottish Legal History Group (2014-19), a Council member of the Stair Society (2013-19), an editor for the biannual journal Comparative Legal History (2013-18), 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
“Notaries and advocates in early modern Aberdeen”, in Jackson Armstrong and Edda Frankot (eds), Culture of Law in Urban Northern Europe: Scotland and its Neighbours, c.1350-c.1700 (Routledge, forthcoming 2020)
Stephanie Dropuljic and Adelyn L M Wilson, “Elections and local governance in early modern Aberdeen”, in Mark Godfrey (ed), Miscellanry VIII (Stair Society annual publications series vol 68, 2020) 231-263, available through Avizandum
“Men of law and legal networks in Aberdeen, principally in 1600-1650”, in Michael Lobban and Ian Williams (eds), Networks and Connections: Papers of the British Legal History Conference (Cambridge University Press, 2020) 33-59, available through Cambridge University Press
“The nature and sources of Scots Law”, in Gillian Black (ed), Business Law in Scotland (W Green, 2019) 1-22, available through Sweet and Maxwell
“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 Aberdeen University Press
“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 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) 9:1 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