Dr Adelyn Wilson joined the University as a Lecturer in September 2009 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2017. 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 the Chairman of the Aberdeen Humanities Fund, Secretary of the Scottish Legal History Group, and a Council member of the Stair Society, the Friends of the Aberdeen University Library, and the Scottish Universities Law Institute. She was formerly an editor for the biannual journal Comparative Legal History (2013-18), a Council member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (2015-2017), 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
"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 (accepted for inclusion, forthcoming 2019)
"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 Avizandum
“Legal practice and legal institutions in seventeenth-century Aberdeen, as witnessed in the lives of Thomas Nicolson of Cockburnspath and his associates” (2019) 9:1 Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (in press for spring)
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
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