Joe Thomson
Born(1948-05-06)6 May 1948
Died12 May 2018(2018-05-12) (aged 70)
NationalityScottish
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
AwardsRegius Chair of Law, Glasgow, FRSE
Scientific career
FieldsLegal scholar
InstitutionsUniversity of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow, Scottish Law Commission

Joseph McGeachy Thomson FRSE (6 May 1948 – 12 May 2018[1]) was a Scottish lawyer and academic. He was Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow and a member of the Scottish Law Commission.

Early life

Thomson was born in Campbeltown and attended the independent Keil School in Dumbarton. He then studied at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated LLB in 1970[2] and was awarded the Lord President Cooper Memorial Prize as the outstanding LLB honours graduate.[3]

Career

Following his graduation, Thomson was appointed lecturer at the University of Birmingham, moving in 1974 to King's College London.[2] In 1984, he became Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde, and in 1991 was appointed to the Regius Chair in Law at the School of Law of the University of Glasgow.[4] He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1996,[5] and was President of the Society of Public Teachers of Law (now the Society of Legal Scholars) in 2000–2001.[6] He was appointed to a five-year term on the Scottish Law Commission in 2000, and received a further four-year term in 2005, at which point he resigned from the Glasgow Chair. He was formerly editor of the Juridical Review,[5] the oldest Scottish legal journal.

Publications

References

  1. ^ Professor Joseph "Joe" Thomson
  2. ^ a b "Joe Thomson". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Lord President Cooper Memorial Prize Scholarship". Archived from the original on 14 April 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Joe Thomson" (PDF). University of Aberdeen. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Prof Joseph Thomson, FRSE". Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  6. ^ Society of Legal Scholars (2012). Directory of Members, 2011/12. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. ix.
Academic offices Preceded byProfessor David Walker Regius Professor of Law,University of Glasgow 1991–2005 Succeeded byProfessor James Chalmers