Law and Enlightenment Edinburgh City Walk

On Friday 6 March, the Law and Enlightenment LLM class with some friends in Edinburgh went on a walking tour to look at some places associated with the Enlightenment and the law in Edinburgh. The walk took in a discussion of the city walls and the gates, and why they were removed, as well as visiting Adam Smith’s final home< Panmure House, and his elegant grave, David Hume’s grave and where he had stayed in James’s Court and Riddle’s Court. The first places where law teaching took place were also pointed out, as well as some of the grander eighteenth-century homes. Here is the class outside Hume’s rather grand tomb.