Category Archives: News and Events

New Director for the Centre for Legal History

As of 1 August 2016, the Centre has a new Director. Dr Paul du Plessis, Senior Lecturer in Civil Law and Legal History at Edinburgh Law School, has taken over from Professor John W. Cairns who served as Director of … Continue reading

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EARLY LOUISIANA AND HER SPANISH WORLD: 4 November, 2016

Our colleagues Seán Patrick Donlan of the School of Law of the University of the South Pacific and Vernon Palmer of the Tulane Law School have organised what promises to be an important conference on 4 November 2016, exploring the … Continue reading

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Legal Literature in Sixteenth Century Scotland Conference. Aberdeen, 2-3 June

This Blog is please to notice that our colleagues in Aberdeen are organising the above conference on 2-3 June. It will be hosted by the Civil Law Centre with the support of the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies. … 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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British Crime Historians Symposium 5: Edinburgh, 7-8 October 2016

This blog is pleased to note that the above will be held in Edinburgh late this year. Details may be found below

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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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Stephen Bogle to Give Inaugural ‘Law after Dark’ Talk at the Maastricht European Private Law Institute

Taken from the MEPLI Blog: Stephen Bogle is a lecturer in Private Law at the University of Glasgow and a PhD Researcher at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the emergence of a will theory of contract in … Continue reading

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Magna Carta: Statute or Myth?

On 2 April, under the auspices of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Law and Literature at the University of St Andrews, Sir john Baker gave an excellent lecture in St Salvator’s Hall on “Magna Carta: Statute or Myth?” … Continue reading

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The English Legal Imaginary, Part II: St Andrews Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Law and literature

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Law and Literature at the University of St Andrews is hosting the Conference,  “The English Legal Imaginary, Part II”, 1-2 May, 2015, taking place in the School of English. This will follow on from Part … Continue reading

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Using the past: Romanists, totalitarianism and its legacy Rome, 22-23 October, 2015. Villa Lante al Gianicolo, Institutum Romanum Finlandiae Deadline: May 2, 2015. The purpose of the project “Reinventing the foundations of European Legal Culture 1934-1964” (foundlaw.org) … Continue reading

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