Author Archives: Paul J. du Plessis

Law in Theory and History – a Neglected Dialogue

Guest blog by Peter Candy. On Friday 28 April the Law School at the University of Edinburgh was delighted to host a workshop dedicated to the theme of ‘Law in Theory and History: A Neglected Dialogue’. The conference, which was … Continue reading

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PhD candidates sought

The Centre for Legal History in the University of Edinburgh has considerable experience in successfully supervising students for the degree of Ph.D. Supervision can be offered in Roman law, Roman and Canon law in the middle ages and early modern … Continue reading

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Conference on Leibnitz

Our blogger has recently been made aware of the publication of a new translation of Leibnitz’s famous treatise on the teaching of law. Details about the conference here. A short blurb by the author of the translation below: About the … Continue reading

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Honorary Doctorate – Professor Wolfgang Ernst

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Senatus Academicus of the University of Edinburgh has voted to bestow upon Professor Wolfgang Ernst, Regius Professor of Civil Law, the University of Oxford, the degree of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa). … Continue reading

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Next meeting of the Edinburgh Roman law group

The next meeting will take place on Friday 7 April at 5.30 pm in the New Neil MacCormick Room [floor 9 of the David Hume Tower]. Our speaker is Professor Lorena Atzeri from the University of Milan. Details of the … Continue reading

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Legal History Event – Glasgow

From our colleagues in Glasgow, notice of the following event: On 17 March 2017 at 5.00 pm, Lucinda Kirby of the University of Liverpool, presently holding the post of Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher at the University of Glasgow, will … Continue reading

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Winter school in Padua – Roman criminal law

For those wishing to spend a few glorious days in the lovely Padua, herewith a notice on the winter school offered by the University of Padua on Roman criminal law. The cast is truly a stellar one. Details here:LOCANDINA WS … Continue reading

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Theorizing contacts in the Roman Empire

From our colleagues in Classics, the following conference announcement: University of Edinburgh, 8-9 December 2017 We live in a multicultural world, in which every community develops in constant interaction with others. A series of theoretical models have been developed to … Continue reading

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Memorial service for Peter Stein

I have been asked to circulate the following information: “You are warmly invited to attend the Memorial Service for Queens’ Life Fellow Professor Peter Stein (1926 – 2016). The memorial will be held in Great St Mary’s Church at 2pm … Continue reading

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British Legal History Conference

From our colleagues at UCL: Booking for the 2017 British Legal History Conference is now open. The theme of the conference is ‘Networks and Connections’. The conference is to be held at UCL from the 5-8 July. Full details of … Continue reading

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