Jonathan Brown
First Name: Jonathan
Surname: Brown
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: 01224 263885

Duties and Responsibilities

Jonathan is a lecturer in the law school and the module co-ordinator for the Taxation Law programme. He also does some teaching, at various levels, in relation to contract law, delict and the law of property.

Academic Background

Jonathan received his LLB with 1st class Honours from Glasgow Caledonian University. Thereafter, he received his LLM in Advocacy (with Distinction) from the University of Strathclyde and his Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Aberdeen. He has since taught a mixture of Scots private law subjects (and some legal theory) at these institutions. Since 2014, he has been engaged in doctoral research at the University of Strathclyde.

Jonathan joined Robert Gordon University’s Law School as a lecturer in 2017.

Research Interests

Jonathan maintains an interest in all aspects of Scots law and legal history, having published a variety of peer-reviewed pieces on matters of historical interest. He has a particular interest in Scots property law and the law of delict and has spent some time researching the importance of these areas of law relating to the regulation of human biological material.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Society of Legal Scholars
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Scholars Association
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Stair Society



Brown, J; Revenge Porn and the Actio Iniuriarum: Using ‘Old Law’ to Solve ‘New Problems’, [2018] Leg. Stud. (Accepted and Forthcoming)

Brown, J; Plagium: An Archaic and Anomalous Crime, [2016] Jur. Rev. 129

Brown, J; The Abortion Act 1967: Historic Flaws, Contemporary Problems, [2015] Jur. Rev. 135

Brown, J; Theft, Property Rights and the Human Body – A Scottish Perspective, [2013] JMLE 43

Book Reviews

Brown, J; Cremation in Modern Scotland: History, Architecture and the Law, [2017] Jur. Rev. 287

Brown, J., Persons, Parts & Property: How Should We Regulate Human Tissue in the 21st Century?, [2015] Med. L. Rev. 698

Selected Presentations

Brown, J., A Particularly Protracted Reception: The Slow Death of Scotland’s Mixed Legal System, (07/05/2016, University of Belgrade, Association of Young Legal Historians XXII Conference)

Brown, J., Overlooking the Obscure: Unintended (and Unsavoury) Consequences of Reforming the Age of Criminal Responsibility in Scotland, (05/04/2016, Lancaster University, SLSA Conference 2016)

Brown, J., Defining Property: From Roman Roots, (05/04/2016, Lancaster University, SLSA Conference 2016)