Edinburgh Law School is delighted to announce that Professor Alexandra Braun has been appointed as the Lord President Reid Professor of Law following the retirement of Professor George Gretton in August 2016.
Professor Braun received her undergraduate degree from the University of Genoa, and was awarded her PhD in Comparative Private Law by the University of Trento. She is currently Professor of Comparative Private Law at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow and Tutor in Law of Lady Margaret Hall. She is also a Deputy Director of the Institute of European and Comparative law and the Academic Director of the Law Faculty’s Undergraduate Exchange Programmes at Oxford.
Widely published across a number of areas of private law, Professor Braun is an acknowledged expert in the field of comparative private law. She has made important contributions to the state of knowledge in the fields of succession law and the law of trusts, particularly, but not limited to, historical and comparative European contexts, while also conducting research into the development of legal scholarship and its impact upon judicial decision-making. Recent publications include her work on will-substitutes and testamentary promises in relation to the law of succession, and the nature of the comparative law of trusts as presently understood.
Professor Braun will take up her appointment in August 2017. We look forward to working with her.