Lawyer, Professor and Former Judge, Court of Justice of the European Communities
Professor The Right Honourable Sir David Edward is a Lawyer, Professor and Former Judge of the European Court of Justice.
Currently, he is Chairman of the Europa Institute of the University of Edinburgh; Honorary President of the Franco-Scottish Society; Vice-President of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law, the UK Association for European Law and the Industry and Parliament Trust.
In his roles in academia, he is Professor Emeritus of the University of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, an honorary Fellow of University College, Oxford, and an honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn. He was awarded the Royal Medal of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2005.
He was a member of the Calman Commission on Scottish Devolution and a member of the UK Commission on a Bill of Rights. He is currently a member of the Scottish First Minister’s Standing Council on Europe.