Professor Hector MacQueen


Hector MacQueen has been a member of the Edinburgh Law School staff since 1979, having also taken his LL.B (1978) and Ph.D (1985) at Edinburgh. Appointed to the Chair of Private Law in 1994, he was Dean of the Law School 1999-2003, and Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science in the University 2004-2008. He is on leave of absence January 2010-September 2014, having taken up an appointment as a Scottish Law Commissioner. In consequence he is not taking on any new PhD students at present.

Professor MacQueen has previously held visiting appointments at Cornell University in the USA, the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, and Stetson University College of Law (â??Floridaâ??s first law schoolâ??). He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh since 1995 and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. Professor MacQueen is President of the Society of Legal Scholars 2012-2013, and the Society's Annual Conference will be held in Edinburgh 3-6 September 2013. He was Vice-President (Humanities) of the RSE 2008-2011 and is currently a member of the Law subject standing com mittee of the British Academy. He was a member of the AHRC Peer Review College from 2008 to 2012.

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