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UK Fellow, Law, Medieval Studies, elected in 2006

Professor Hector MacQueen FBA

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About this Fellow

Law Private Law (Contract, Restitution, Tort) Legal History Intellectual Property and Information Law Scots Law Private Law (Property, Equity, Trusts) Private Law (Family, Persons)



Current post

  • Professor of Private Law, University of Edinburgh

Past Appointments

  • Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1991
  • Lecturer to Reader, University of Edinburgh, 1979 - 1994
  • Visiting Professor, Utrecht University, 1997
  • Professor of Private Law, on leave as a Scottish Law Commissioner until April 2018, University of Edinburgh, 1994


Common Law and Feudal Society in Mediaval Scotland 1993

Copyright, Competition and Industrial Design 1995 (2nd edition)

Contract Law in Scotland 2000

Other Law Fellows

Professor Christopher McCrudden

Human rights law; equality and discrimination; international and regional economic law and domestic social policy; comparative constitutional and public law; Northern Ireland constitutional developments

Professor Michael Freeman

Family law with particular emphasis on the law relating to children, and to issues of children's rights; and medicine, ethics and the law, with a particular focus on medically assisted reproduction

Professor James Gordley

The historical development of the civil law and its influence on the common law; the reappraisal of modern private law through the use of comparative and historical methods