Graeme Cunningham is awarded a Ph.D.

Published: 8 February 2019

Graeme Cunningham has been awarded a PhD for his work in Roman law and rhetoric.

Graeme Cunningham, a member of the research community in legal history at Glasgow, has been awarded a Ph.D. for his work in Roman law and rhetoric. His thesis ('Law, Rhetoric, and Science: Historical Narratives in Roman Law') aims to remove some of the peculiar 'scientistic' notions that have attached to Roman law since the nineteenth century and, in its place, locate the effects of Greek rhetoric. That those effects can be seen even in the praetor's edict is among his findings.

Graeme has studied widely in both law and classics. He graduated LL.B., with honours, from the University of Glasgow in 2012, winning the Sir James Roberton Memorial Prize in History of Scots Law. He then attained the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) by Research in history and philosophy of law at the University of Edinburgh. In 2014 he attained the degree of Master of Letters (M.Litt) in classics at the University of Glasgow.

He is presently teaching Roman law and Scot laws in the law school, and classical civilisation for the classics faculty. He is also working on the effect of historical narratives in Roman law on contemporary Scots private law.

First published: 8 February 2019

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