About this Journal

An international forum for the discussion of law

  • High-quality, original, refereed academic writing 
  • Contemporary substantive law, legal theory and history, and other aspects of the study of law in its social and cultural context 
  • Focus on Scots law and the Scottish legal system, setting the law of Scotland in an international and comparative context 
  • Coverage of interest for a modern European ius commune 
  • Discussion of issues common to mixed legal systems 
  • Analysis of developments in legislation and of court decisions 
  • Reviews of major academic works

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Editors and Editorial Board


Professor David Fox (Edinburgh)
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Analysis Editors

Chris McCorkindale
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Adelyn Wilson 
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Book Review Editor

Dr Alisdair MacPherson (Aberdeen)

Editorial Board

Professor John W Cairns (Edinburgh)
Professor Janeen M Carruthers (Glasgow)
Professor Elizabeth Cooke (Reading)
Professor George L Gretton (Edinburgh)
Professor Laura Macgregor (Edinburgh)
Professor Hector L MacQueen (Edinburgh)
Professor Mark R Poustie (Strathclyde)
Professor Elspeth Reid (Edinburgh)
Professor Neil Walker (Edinburgh)

Emeritus Board

Professor Jacques du Plessis (Stellenbosch)
Professor Horatia Muir Watt (Paris)
Professor Vernon Palmer (Tulane)
Professor Tony Prosser (Bristol)
Professor Lionel Smith (Montreal)
Professor Sjef van Erp (Maastricht)
Professor Danie Visser (Cape Town)
Professor Reinhard Zimmermann (Max-Planck-Institut, Hamburg)

Related Book Series

Edinburgh Studies in Law
Series Editor: Elspeth Reid

Edinburgh Studies in Law is an important series that was launched by Edinburgh University Press in 2005 in association with the Edinburgh Law Review Trust. The series provides a forum for high-quality academic writing on contemporary substantive law, private and public, as well as for legal theory and legal history.

A distinctive feature is a focus on Scots law and legal culture from an international and comparative perspective. Scots law is among the handful of legal systems which combines the common law with the civil law, and some of the initial volumes in the series explore aspects of such 'mixed' legal systems.


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