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Retired School of Law faculty member receives honorary professorship

Alan Watson, retired Distinguished Research Professor and holder of the Ernest P. Rogers Chair of Law in the School of Law, received an honorary professorship from the University of Edinburgh.

A title conferred only on individuals of high academic distinction, the professorship will run for 10 years and will require Watson to give lectures and seminars at the university, which is located in Scotland.

Watson has had a close working relationship with the University of Edinburgh for many years. He held the Chair of Civil Law there from 1968-1980, and he earned his doctor of laws from the school in 1980. He was named an honorary visiting professor of private law in 1997 and five years later was presented with an honorary doctor of laws. In April, the university announced it would rename its prestigious Legal History Discussion Group to the Alan Watson Seminar.