Dr Dot Reid
- Senior Lecturer (Law)
Dot Reid joined the Law School in January 2011, having previously taught at Strathclyde Law School. She holds degrees from the Universities of Glasgow (MA (Hons) in French and German), Strathclyde (LLB) and Edinburgh (PhD).
Her research interests lie mainly in private law, with a focus on theoretical aspects of private law and the history of ideas. Her doctoral thesis, entitled “Fraud in Scots Law”, explores the boundaries of law and morality and the way in which social, economic and political ideas impacted on the substantive law. She also writes and researches on succession law from a policy perspective and is interested in the impact of social change on modern Scots law.
She is currently the Assistant Editor of the Edinburgh Law Review.
Teaches Obligations and Property Law (Succession).
Private law; law of obligations; contract law; unjustified enrichment; succession law; comparative law; theory of private law; legal history; history of ideas.
Reid, D. (2008) Thomas Aquinas and Viscount Stair: the influence of scholastic moral theology on Stair's account of restitution and recompense. Journal of Legal History, 29(2), pp. 189-214. (doi: 10.1080/01440360802196661)
Reid, D. (2008) From the cradle to the grave: politics, families and inheritance law. Edinburgh Law Review, 12(3), pp. 391-417. (doi: 10.3366/E1364980908000632)
Dr Reid has been awarded the following grants:
£2,500 awarded by The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland for a study visit to Canada to carry out “a comparative investigation of accessory liability in 3 party transactions”
£1,550 awarded by the Adam Smith Research Foundation for a project on “Inheritance Rights and Scottish Families”
Ahmad Mohammad Alkhamis - 'Ascertaining of restricting the enforcement of bequest in succession and trust law'
Oliver Church - 'Exploring and analysing recent reform to the Crown Estate in Scotland, situating this within wider scheme of land reform'
Allan McKenna - 'James Wilson’s Lectures on Law'
Obligations (Course Convenor)
Property Law (Succession)