Dr. Andrew J. M. Steven is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Edinburgh Law School where he teaches Property Law. In 2011, he was appointed to the Scottish Law Commission for five years and in 2016 his appointment was renewed for a further three years. He was the lead Commissioner responsible for the Scottish Law Commission's Report on Moveable Transactions, the longest report in the Commission’s history. His research is also focused on security rights. Dr. Andrew Steven is now the lead in research projects on heritable securities, and he hopes that his research will continue to serve as the basis for what he himself calls a “much-needed reform” of the relevant law. Dr. Steven also teaches at the annual European Private Law Summer School at the University of Salzburg and in 2009 became one of the founding members of the Akademie für Europäisches Privatrecht of Salzburg.