Honorary Professor

CBE, MA, LLB, LLM, SJD, Dr hc, FRSE

Biography

Eric Clive, formerly Professor of Scots Law in this university, returned to the Law School as a visiting professor after nineteen years as a full time member of the Scottish Law Commission. He was made Honorary Professor in August 2014. His main field of interest is private law, particularly family law, the law of obligations, private international law and, in recent years, European private law. His focus is on law reform. He has a keen interest in legislative drafting. He is one of the joint authors of the draft criminal code for Scotland published by the Scottish Law Commission in 2003. He was the main editor of Part 3 of the Principles of European Contract Law (Lando Commission) and a member of the Study Group on a European Civil Code. He is one of the main editors of Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law (the Draft Common Frame of Reference).