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Professor Zenon Bańkowski

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Emeritus Professor of Legal Theory

Tel: +44 (0)131-650-2008


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Born Polish in 1946 and came to the UK in 1947. Educated at the Universities of Dundee (LL.B in Law and Philosophy 1969) and the University of Glasgow (Advanced Study Scholar). Taught at University of Wales, University College Cardiff (Lecturer in Law 1971-1974) and then at the Faculty of Law in Edinburgh (successively, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, and Professor of Legal Theory 1994- 2011). I am now an emeritus professor but am still engaged in research but much more peacefully. As such, and following on from my book Living Lawfully, and AHRC project on ‘Beyond Text in Legal Education’, I am concerned with the ethical life of institutions. I am thus interested in emotions and law and the embodiment of our knowledge in general.  Especially so in the place of the visual and movement arts in relation to Law and Legal Education and the formation of the ethical imagination. I have taken part in dance workshops, was a competitive athlete (a past winner of the Edinburgh 7 Hills race) and have been a volunteer neighbourhood mediator.