Lorna is a Lecturer in Commercial Law, prior to which she was Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester and Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex. She has previously taught at the Univerisity of Strathclyde to full time and part time LLB, LLM and Diploma in Legal Practice Students. Lorna has been a Fellow of the HEA since 2007 and a Full Member of the ILTHE between 2003-2007.
Lorna is a member of teaching teams in International Private Law and Commercial Law classes to LLB Ordinary and LLB Honours students, Internet Law to LLB Honours students and the E-Commerce class to campus IT&T LLM students. She is class co-ordinator for Involuntary Obligations (LLB), Law of International Business (LLM) and a new (2017) International Private Law Honours class. Lorna supervises across the entire spectrum, from LLB Honours Dissertations to DL IT&T LLM Dissertations and PhDs. Lorna is the School of Law contact for the Strathclyde Business School's MSc in International Management and Law. In the School of Law, Lorna Chairs the Student Affairs Committee and the Athena Swan Assessment Team.
Lorna has been an external examiner for the Universities of Sheffield and City, University of London and is currently an external examiner for the University of Edinburgh and City University of Hong Kong.
Lorna's principal research interests focus on the commercial aspects of international private law/conflict of laws. This area of law is concerned with determining which court and what law applies to cross-border disputes. Lorna is interested in the field's interaction with EU law, public international law, information technology and fundamental rights. Her current research and recent publications focus on the relevance of the EU on the reform and development of international private law theory and practice in a range of disputes (such as the effect on cross-border consumer contracts, the protection of cultural objects), the relationship between international jurisdiction and particular fundamental rights (access to a court, fair hearing) and the legal challenges of social media to cross-border disputes.
- Scottish Government Roundtable ‘What’s at stake for individuals and communities – Human Rights, Environment and Social Protections in light of Brexit’
- The Legal Challenges of Social Media, Book Launch
- St Andrew's House Civil Judicial Cooperation Roundtable
- EU Brexit Briefing Seminar on Cross-Border Civil and Criminal Justice
- Standing Council on Europe (Event)
- Data Protection in a Post Brexit UK
- Invited speaker
more professional activities
- Brexit - Framework Agreement
- Gillies, Lorna (Principal Investigator)
- Period 23-Oct-2017 - 23-Oct-2020