Dr Jonathan Ainslie
Dr Jonathan Ainslie

Dr Jonathan Ainslie


Lecturer in Private Law


D49 Taylor Building 

High Street 

Old Aberdeen


Jonathan joined the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen as a Teaching Fellow in September 2021. He was previously a Tutor in the Centre for Legal History at the University of Edinburgh. He became Lecturer in Private Law in February 2022. 

Jonathan's research interests are in private law, especially the law of obligations (contract and tort/delict). He focuses on historical and comparative perspectives, including the interaction of modern Scottish legal practice with its Roman/Civilian heritage. Current projects concern contractual good faith, the actio iniuriarum in Scotland and unconscionable bargains. 

Jonathan is the course coordinator for Law of Property (LS2031), Introduction to Corporate Finance Law (LS503N) and History of Contract Theory (LS452S). He also teaches on a variety of other private law courses. 

Internal Memberships

Monitoring and Retention Lead, School of Law

Postgraduate Research Policy Committee 

Prizes and Awards

Modern Law Review Scholarship 2018-2020