Dr Cedric Gilson

Visiting Fellow, Westminster Law School, University of Westminster London

Dr Cedric Gilson obtained his doctorate in law at the University of Westminster in 2007, after a career change from a supporting role in clinical medicine, teaching and research in NHS Hospitals and university medical schools. As well as professional qualifications gained during his work, he obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Reading (part-time, 1973) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology at the University of Dundee (by Distance Learning, 1986).

His current interest is in the incommensurability of expert scientific opinion evidence in legal contexts, especially how it is received in courts. He authored The Law-Science Chasm. Bridging Law’s Disaffection with Science as Evidence (Quid Pro Books: New Orleans, Louisiana (2012)), which is the embodiment of  his thesis.

He also calls himself an ‘inadvertent methodologist’. Having returned to study after his erstwhile career, conscientiously he becomes as much concerned about approaches to research, reasoning and construction of arguments as in the actual explorations. 

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LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

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The e-book brings together selected full-length papers, edited by Sibel Safi and Eda Aycan Aras, from the presentations of the conference, offering different perspectives and studies on gender and law-related issues.


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