LLM Comparative and European Private Law

Research environment

As an LLM student at Edinburgh Law School you'll not only benefit from teaching, but you will also be part of a vibrant intellectual community of legal academics and students.

Edinburgh Law School has a long-standing and very distinguished tradition of scholarship in the field of comparative private law. Private law has been taught and researched at the University of Edinburgh since 1722, and Edinburgh Law School is widely recognised as one of the leading institutions in the world in the field of Comparative and European Private Law.

Closely associated with the LLM is the Edinburgh Centre for Private Law (ECPL) which was established in 2009. Much of the research carried out in the Centre examines Private Law in a European and comparative context and fosters a lively dialogue between civilian and common law jurisdictions. Law reform is also strongly represented, with several members of the ECPL being current or former Law Commissioners.

Several members of the Centre conduct research in various fields of private law, including contract law, unjustified enrichment, delict, property law, trust law, succession and family law not only in the Scottish context, but also in the comparative European and international, as well as historical context.

The Centre holds regular events featuring speakers from many different jurisdictions which you are very welcome to attend. These events provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet legal scholars, legal practitioners and judges interested in comparative and European private law.

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