Fellow: Farmer
Elected: 2022
Discipline: Philosophy, Theology and Law
Professor Lindsay Farmer
Professor of Law, University of Glasgow
Lindsay Farmer’s main area of interest is the history and theory of criminal law, combining historical analysis of the development of legal institutions and doctrines with normative theory. His first book, Criminal Law, Tradition and Legal Order (1997) argued that the development of Scots criminal law was shaped by form of legal nationalism that defended the belief in a distinctive ‘genius’ or spirit of Scots law. His second book, Making the Modern Criminal Law, (2016) showed how criminal law was developed as a distinctive doctrinal field of law. His current research is on the relation between markets and the criminal law.