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UK Fellow, Law, elected in 2008

Professor Kenneth Reid FBA

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About this Fellow

The law of property, both in Scotland and as part of European private law; doctrinal legal history, especially of the 18th and 19th centuries; law reform; mixed jurisdictions



Current post

  • Professor of Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh

Past Appointments

  • Scottish Law Commissioner, Scottish Law Commission, 1995 - 2005
  • Visiting Professor, Tulane University Law School, 2003
  • Professor of Property Law, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 1994 - 2008
  • Lecturer/senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 1980 - 1994
  • Professor of Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 2008


The Abolition of Feudal Tenure in Scotland 2003

The Law of Property in Scotland (Principal author) 1996

'The Idea of Mixed Legal Systems' Tulane Law Review, vol 78, 5-40 2003

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