Author Archives: Karen Baston

Aberdeen PhD Opportunity: Emergence of a Vernacular Legal Culture

A Translatio Studii within Late-Medieval Scottish Legal Literature? The Emergence of a Vernacular Legal Culture Project Description The medieval Scottish legal text, Regiam Majestatem, has been described as an enigma. It presents itself as an account of the laws used … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Roman Law Group, 11 March 2016

Guest Post by Peter Candy The Edinburgh Roman Law Group was pleased to welcome Professor Caroline Humfress on Friday 11 March 2016 to present her research concerning ‘Natural Laws and the “Hypothetical Case” in Roman Juristic Texts’. Set against the … Continue reading

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Assistant Professor in Legal History (Zurich)

The Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich is seeking an Assistant Professor in Legal History (duration of three years, not tenure track) The assistant professorship is designed to further qualify the holder in the discipline of legal history. … Continue reading

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2015-16 Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

The Legal History and Rare Books Section (LHRB) of the American Association of Law Libraries, in cooperation with Gale Cengage Learning, announces the annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The competition is named in honour of Morris L. Cohen, … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: British Crime Historians Symposium 5

7-8 October 2016 University of Edinburgh The British Crime Historians Symposium meets every two years as a forum for discussion, debate and the presentation of research for all aspects of the history of crime, law, justice, policing, punishment and social … Continue reading

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Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher

The University of Glasgow School of Law invites applications from PhD students in Roman law/legal history for the post of Postgraduate Visiting Researcher, to be held during the 2016/17 academic year. The selected candidate will spend a term in Glasgow … Continue reading

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Beyond the Federal Arbitration Act: Student Writing Competition

A student writing competition is being organized in conjunction with the annual symposium convened by the Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law. This year’s symposium is convened by Prof. Carli Conklin … Continue reading

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Last Wills ‘By Own Mouth’ and ‘By Own Hand’ in Late 16th Century Scottish Archives

A guest post from Ilya A. Kotlyar, a PhD student at Edinburgh Law School. Ilya is researching the ‘Influence of Jus Commune on the Scottish judicial practice of succession to movables in 1560-1660’ On 18 October 1585 (old style), Hector … Continue reading

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Scottish Legal History Group Annual Conference 2015

The 35th Annual Conference and AGM of the Scottish Legal History Group will be held in the Law Room of the Advocates’ Library, Parliament House, Edinburgh, on Saturday 3 October 2015. All welcome. All those wishing to attend are requested … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Law Collecting and Law Collections

Law Collecting and Law Collections 14 and 15 April 2016 (in Edinburgh) Convenor: Professor John Cairns (University of Edinburgh) A conference to address the broad topic of the history of law reporting and the collecting of legal decisions, primarily in … Continue reading

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