Legal History Doctoral Scholarship

The Edinburgh Law School is pleased to announce that it proposes to elect an Allan Menzies Scholar to study for the degree of PhD starting in September 2009. This is a scholarship for three years covering fees (at home/EU level) with a stipend for maintenance comparable to those offered by the AHRC and the ESRC.

The holder of the scholarship will be expected to research and write a thesis on a topic reflecting the history and growth of Scots property law in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The School is particularly interested in theses that reflect the relationship of property law to intellectual, economic, and social changes arising out of Enlightenment and industrialisation.

Candidates should have a degree in law (not necessarily from Scotland) or in another relevant discipline.

Application Procedure
The deadline for applications for the Allan Menzies Scholarship is 30 June 2009. Applicants must satisfy the School's usual criteria for admission and must apply for admission as a PhD student in the normal way. In parallel to that application, applicants should send a separate email to to indicate that they wish to be considered for this award.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Professor John W. Cairns (Chair of Legal History) or Professor Kenneth Reid (Chair of Property Law).