Papers of Dr Robert Sinclair Shiels, b1953, law graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Lecture notes, including handouts and relating articles, 1990-1991.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Sinclair Shiels was born in South Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1953. Prior to attending the University of Glasgow, Robert was a student at Dunfermline High School and the University of Dundee , where he graduated with an MA in 1975  and an LLB in 1977  . After completing an apprenticeship in private practice, he worked briefly as a depute fiscal in Greenock and Falkirk. Robert attended the University of Glasgow from 1979-1981  and from 1984-1987  as a part time research student, and was awarded an LLM for his dissertation on Criminal Responsibility and the Misuse of Drugs Act in February 1983  and a PHD for his dissertation on Sentencing Policy and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in July 1888  . He returned to the University of Glasgow from 1990-1991  and was awarded a diploma in Forensic Medicine in September 1991  . He subsequently became a solicitor advocate for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.


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Deposit : Robert S Shiels : 1994

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Related Material

Robert Sinclair Shiels' LLM thesis Criminal Responsibility and the Misuse of Drugs Act and PHD thesis Sentencing Policy and the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 are held by University of Glasgow Special Collections: GB 0247 Thesis 6614 and GB 0247 Thesis 7910 .

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names


Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Vikki Laidlaw, Hub Project Assistant, 08 April 2005 and Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 13 April 2005. Administrative history edited by Jane Heward, Archives Assistant, 21 June 2011. Names of lectures and lecturers added to file description by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist, (Cataloguing), 22 December 2011.

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