Friday, April 13, 2012
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Edinburgh Law School is delighted to be able to offer the prestigious MacCormick Visiting Fellowship. Each year, a number of fellowships are offered in memory of our late esteemed colleague, Professor Sir Neil MacCormick former Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations. Fellowships are open to scholars in any field of legal study and will fund travel and accommodation expenses for the visit of up to £3000.
For over 300 years the University of Edinburgh has been providing world-class education and research in law, and Edinburgh Law School now has one of the most vibrant and dynamic research communities in the world. With over 1000 undergraduates, 400 postgraduates and 68 academic staff, the Law School provides world-leading research, which endeavours to have local, national and international reach and impact. Our broad range of research areas are on the cutting edge of modern legal research and the majority of our staff are considered leading experts in their field. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, the School was ranked 1st in Scotland and 10th in the UK for research excellence, and we are consistently ranked amongst the top 40 Law Schools in the World.
Edinburgh Law School hosts several leading research Centres and projects across our fields of interest including:
• The Edinburgh Centre for Private Law
• The Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law
• The Centre for Law and Society
• AHRC Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law
• The Europa Institute
• The Scottish Centre for International Law
• The Centre for Commercial Law
• The Centre for Legal History
• The Empirical Legal Research Network
• The Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN)
• The Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia (CITSEE)
• The Mason Institute
We would hereby like to invite applications from scholars at any stage of their career to apply for the MacCormick Fellowship. As a fellow you will be able to take advantage of the School’s rich research community, our Law Library, which is one of the most well-stocked and holds one of the largest legal collections in the UK, and present a seminar to staff and students on your work. Based in the Old College – the original seat of the Law School since 1707 – you will be at the Centre of the legal heart of Edinburgh with both the Sheriff and Criminal Courts, the Scottish Government and parliament just a short walk away.
For more information on the fellowship and application details, please visit the Edinburgh Law School website: www.law.ed.ac.uk/visitors/maccormickfellowships.aspx