Graeme Cunningham LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M. (R.), M.Litt., Ph.D.
Graeme Cunningham is a teaching assistant at the University of Glasgow. He was recently awarded a Ph.D. for his thesis 'Law, Rhetoric and Science: Historical Narratives in Roman Law', prepared under the supervision of Professor Ernest Metzger and Professor Catherine Steel.
Graeme graduated in law [LL.B (Hons.)] from the University of Glasgow in 2012, winning the Sir James Roberton Memorial Prize in History of Scots Law. He then undertook a master of laws by research [LL.M. (R.)] in history and philosophy of law at the University of Edinburgh. Returning to Glasgow University the following year, Graeme attained a master of letters degree [M.Litt.] in classics. In 2015 Graeme was awarded a two-year scholarship by the College of Social Sciences to support his research in law and rhetoric in antiquity.
Graeme's principal research interest is Roman Law — the substantive private law alongside its history, reception and influence. He is also interested in legal philosophy and legal history more broadly, particularly the history of Scots law. He presented on the development of Roman law at the 2017 Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference.
During his time researching at Glasgow University, Graeme has taught on various courses including Classical Civilisation 1A, Obligations 1B and Roman Law of Property and Obligations. He has also assisted in an administrative capacity on the Professional Diploma in Legal Practice.