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Upcoming Events

27th Feb 2015

Conference: Arbitration and Private International Law Conference 08:30 (9 hours)

Recent Blog Posts

Edinburgh Private Law News Blog

Proposal for a Common European Sales Law withdrawn

On 16 December 2014 the EU Commission presented its Work Programme for 2015 to the European Parliament. The general theme was a thinning down of...

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Obligations Blog

Enforcing promises/contracts of a social nature

Undertakings given within a social context are often held not to give rise to any legally enforceable contracts (or unilateral promises). A story, on the BBC’s website (here)...

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Edinburgh Centre for Private Law

The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law (ECPL), founded in 2009, exists to foster and develop a long tradition of private law scholarship at the University of Edinburgh. Building on Edinburgh’s position as a major university within Europe’s main mixed jurisdiction, much of the research carried out by its members examines Scots law in a European context or fosters a dialogue between the civilian tradition and the common law.

Research Interests

The research interests of ECPL members cover all the main areas of private law including contract, delict, unjustified enrichment, agency, property, succession, trusts, insolvency, labour law and family law.

Postgraduate Studies

The Edinburgh Law School has an extensive and lively postgraduate community studying for the degrees of LLM (both taught and by research) and PhD.

Events

The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law organises and supports a number of events.

WA Wilson Memorial Lectures

The WA Wilson Memorial Lectures commemorate WA (Bill) Wilson (1928-1994) who taught law at the University of Edinburgh from 1960 until his death in 1994 at the age of 65. From 1972 onwards he was the Lord President Reid Professor of Law.

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